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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

.McTAVISH.

Contributed by: Cathy McTavish

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INTRODUCTION

The Ancestors of Simon McTavish

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The Simon McTavish family taken in about 1903.
pictured are:
Frank McTavish, Helen Nerenhausen, Chester McTavish, Oscar McTavish, and Walter McTavish.  Standing is Simon McTavish

Our earliest Scottish ancestors were quite frankly renegades.  Generations before I pick up on any “names” McTavish ancestors fled  their Dunardry home when legend has it that the two sons of the Chief of the McTavish clan fought to the death, and upon learning of this the Chief banished our McTavish ancestor from his home.  He left with some men and settled in Clan Fraser Territory near the banks of Loch Ness.  This family participated in Kidnappings, robbery and the like for a couple of generations, when I finally picked up the trail with John McTavish, Tacksman of Garthbeg.  John led a group of men in the battle of Culloden against the English. His Chief, Simon Lovat of Clan Fraser paid the price for this with his head.  Our John, purely to protect his own neck, joined the Fraser Highlanders, 78th division and fought with the English in the French and Indian War.  (probably against my Belanger ancestors!)  It was in his stay in Colonial America that he realized his childrens' fortunes lay across the ocean.  He sent his son, Simon McTavish, to America, where Simon became the guiding force of the Northwest Trading Company, a company with serious roots in pre-statehood Wisconsin.  When Simon died he left money to his extended family in Scotland, and that included Donald McTavish.  Donald sailed to America and settled in the Gaspe Peninsula of Canada sometime before 1831.  I was amazed as I continued my research, how many Gaspians came to Oconto during the lumber years!   Donald married into a hugely loyalist family, and I thereby came upon my Revolutionary war soldier.  Unfortunately William Garrett was a Redcoat and his father-in-law a loyalist who fled the colonies right before they could tar and feather him.  Upon learning this I can never watch movies like The Patriot, with quite the fever as I did before…..my grandfather would never burn down a church! And my sister and I had to tear up our applications to the DAR…….I think they are looking for ancestors of the “winning side”.

Generation No. 1

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Frank McTavish accepting the designation of Commander
of the American Legion, late 1940'

 

Simon McTavish was born in Gaspe on March 26, 1864, and left his Gaspe home, bound for Oconto when he was only 17 years old, traveling from Pabos to Campbellton, New Brunswick by ship, then making his way to Oconto by train.   He was a lumberjack, and worked his way through the various lumber companies in Oconto.  He married Helena Nehrenhausen in 1897, and the family purchased the Richard house about 1907 and owned it until it burned down about 1934.  His son Frank McTavish married into the Belongia family, and united the French and Scottish Canadian families!

I have lots of stories to tell, and would love to hear from you, with corrections, new information or just to tell me you enjoyed my story!
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Ancestors of Franklin McTavish

Generation No. 1

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Frank McTavish and 
Mabel Belongia Wedding, standing up are Mildred
Belongia LaComte and McTavish brother.

 

 1.  Franklin McTavish, born November 17, 1897 in Oconto, WI; died June 05, 1960 in Oconto, WI.  He was the son of 2. Simon McTavish and 3. Helena Nerenhausen.  He married (1) Mabel Belongia November 20, 1924 in St Peters Church, Oconto, WI.  She was born May 02, 1902 in Oconto, WI, and died December 27, 2000 in Oconto, WI.  She was the daughter of George Belongia and Amelia Olsen.

Notes for Franklin McTavish:
Frank was a member of the Nights of Columbus and died when I was not even 5 years old.  What I remember about him was his funeral!  The Knights of Columbus in their fancy costumes on either side of the casket and lined up the walk to the funeral home!

He loved to golf, and was one of the founders of the Oconto country club, which was originally owned by the American Legion, of which he was a past commandant of the local Oconto Post!  He was with the Rainbow Division in world War I and employed by Wisconsin Public Service.
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Rosemary McTavish and Donald McTavish
about 1928

His diary of WWI was discovered after his wife's death in 2000.

Notes for Mabel Belongia:
Mabel belonged to a large family - the Belongias - Belanger from Canada.  The family was well known in Oconto, and HUGE.
Mabel was a Charter Member of St Annes Society of Oconto, WI, of which she was very proud.

Generation No. 2

 2.  Simon McTavish1, born March 26, 1864 in Gaspe Pennisula, Canada (perce co); died August 27, 1943 in Oconto, WI.  He was the son of 4. Donald McTavish and 5. Jane Garrett.  He married 3. Helena Nerenhausen February 16, 1897 in Oconto, WI.
 3.  Helena Nerenhausen, born April 01, 1875 in Oconto, WI; died 1954 in Oconto, WI.  She was the daughter of 6. Frank Nerenhausen and 7. Mary Lorang.

Notes for Simon McTavish:
I have a certified copy of the parish register of the Roman Catholic congregation of Notre Dame de la Grand Riviere

Simon came to Wisconsin and started by logging, eventually he bought the Richard House, which was a boarding house- hotel that burned down during the depression.  He stilled owned property and a tavern, but had co-signed on many notes and lost everything!

My father (Donald McTavish) said that Simon was a good man, who used to bring fresh fruit over and scatter it under trees in the yard, then ask his grandchildren, why they hadn't picked it up!
 
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Frank McTavish 
World War One, 
about 1918

Per 1900 Census he immigrated in 1882.  Per a newspaper article written about the Richard House, he arrived in Oconto on 4/18/1884.  The article says " He came by boat to Camilton, and from their to Oconto by train."    The article was written about 1929, so the Richard house must have burned down sometime after that date.

More About Simon McTavish:
Baptism: April 10, 1864, Notre Dame de la Grande Riviere
Burial: September 29, 1943, Oconto, Wi  Catholic Cemetary
Cause of Death: endo carditis complications of old age

More About Helena Nerenhausen:
Burial: Oconto, Wi  Catholic Cemetary

Children of Simon McTavish and Helena Nerenhausen are:
 1 i. Franklin McTavish, born November 17, 1897 in Oconto, WI; died June 05, 1960 in Oconto, WI; married Mabel Belongia November 20, 1924 in St Peters Church, Oconto, WI.
  ii. Walter McTavish, born May 18, 1899; died December 1980; married Mary Unknown; died Deceased.
  iii. Oscar McTavish, born October 05, 1900 in Oconto, WI; died February 08, 1980 in Mio, Michigan; married Hazel Vaughn September 18, 1922; born October 13, 1906 in Loretto, Michigan; died August 29, 1985 in Mio, Michigan.
  iv. Chester McTavish, born January 09, 1902 in Oconto, WI; died February 1986; married Mary Perdzock November 1925 in St Joseph Catholic Church, Oconto, WI; died 1992.

Generation No. 3

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McTavish cousins in World War I from left to right:  Walter McTavish, Ed Nerenhausen, Frank McTavish, Oscar McTavish

 

 4.  Donald McTavish, born November 05, 1800 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; died March 15, 1874 in Gaspe Pennisula, Canada (perce co).  He was the son of 8. Archibald McTavish and 9. Ann MacGillivray.  He married 5. Jane Garrett August 13, 1842 in Perce' Quebec.
 5.  Jane Garrett, born August 15, 1821 in New Carlisle, Quebec Canada; died April 20, 1897.  She was the daughter of 10. John Garrett and 11. Margery Beairsto.

Notes for Donald McTavish:
His Baptism record lists Captain William Fraser as witness.  Donald's father was a Tacksman of Garthbeg

Boleskine is located in the Great Glen of Scotland and lies to the east of Loch Ness, north of Fort Augustus.

My father tells me that most of the McTavishes in this family were fisherman, Archie was a sea captain, and that many of these folks immigrated to Minnesota (per hand written notes by my grandfather Frank McTavish)

LDS tape 1018266 - records the marriage of Donald McTavish son of Archibald McTavish and Mary MacGilvery of Scotland to Jane Garrett daugther of John Garret and Margery Bisto of Grand Riviere on the 13 August 1842, witness James Garrett, John Beaudin, Hubert Duguay, they got married in Perce St. Michel

Family notes say he was born in White Hills, but I can not find a city or town call White Hills.
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McTavish Boys about 1910
from left to right:
Oscar McTavish, Chester McTavish, Walter McTavish,  Frank McTavish

Donald first appeared in formal records in Canada on the:

FROM RESTIGOUCHE TO CARLETON AND NEW RICHMOND
1831 CENSUS.
This was near the New Brunswick border in the Matapedia area of the Gaspe Coast.
Did other siblings come with him?

He made his was east and settled in Grand River, which used to be a large fishing port.
He married Jane in 1842, and we find him in 1861 and 1871 Census.  (1841 and 1851 have been destroyed).
 

More About Donald McTavish:
Burial: March 17, 1874, Ste. Adelaide De Pabos

More About Jane Garrett:
Burial: April 23, 1897

Children of Donald McTavish and Jane Garrett are:
 2 i. Simon McTavish, born March 26, 1864 in Gaspe Pennisula, Canada (perce co); died August 27, 1943 in Oconto, WI; married Helena Nerenhausen February 16, 1897 in Oconto, WI.
  ii. Archibald Garthbegg McTavish, born October 20, 1842 in Little Pabos, Quebec, Canada; died Deceased; married Sarah Bunton August 19, 1884 in Cape Cove, Gaspe, Quebec; born September 13, 1848 in La Motie, Gaspe, Quebec, Canada; died Deceased.

Notes for Archibald Garthbegg McTavish:
In the 1881 Census Archibald is lised as living by himself and as a widower.  In the 1871 Census he lived with his family.  We do not know who his first wife was.  In the 1891 Census he is listed as living with what must be his second wife, Sarah Buton
 

More About Archibald Garthbegg McTavish:
Baptism: September 13, 1843, St Michel de Perce
Occupation: Sea Captain

Notes for Sarah Bunton:
Sarah Bunton was listed as Archibalds wife on the 189
1 Census of Little Pabos, on the 1881 census, Archibald was listed as a Widower

  iii. Margery McTavish, born December 15, 1844 in Little Pabos, Quebec.

Notes for Margery McTavish:
Margery has left the homestead by the 1881 Census.  I have no information on her.
 

More About Margery McTavish:
Baptism: June 15, 1845, St Michel de Perce'

  iv. John McTavish, born December 16, 1846 in Little Pabos, Quebec; married Norah 1890; born April 1857 in Wisconsin.

Notes for John McTavish:
I believe that I have found John's wife and family in the 1900 census of Wood County, Wisconsin.
 

More About John McTavish:
Baptism: April 27, 1847, St Michel de Perce'

Notes for Norah:
per notes in the 1990 census of Wood County Wisconsin, both of her parents came from Ireland

  v. Catherine McTavish, born Abt. 1850.

Notes for Catherine McTavish:
Catherine has left the homestead by the 1881 Census.  I have no further information on her.  Birthdate is unclear, can find no church records of it, but she is listed with the family in the 1861 and 1871 Census.

  vi. William McTavish, born July 28, 1850 in Little Pabos, Quebec.

More About William McTavish:
Baptism: August 18, 1850, St Michel de Perce'

  vii. Elizabeth McTavish, born July 02, 1852 in Grande Riviere, Quebec.
  viii. James McTavish, born July 02, 1852 in Little Pabos, Quebec; died 1926 in Oconto, WI.

Notes for James McTavish:
James was buried next to his brother Simon in Oconto, WI
He is still listed in Gaspe on the 1891 Census, and in Oconto, Wisconsin on the 1920 Census.  He was not working in 1920.
 

More About James McTavish:
Baptism: October 03, 1852, St Michel de Perce'

  ix. Duncan McTavish, born 1854; died January 02, 1896; married Bridget Emma Murphy August 12, 1889.

Notes for Duncan McTavish:
In the 1891 Census Jane is living with Duncan along with his siblings James and Margaret.  Simon and Daniel have left for the United States
 

More About Duncan McTavish:
Burial: January 04, 1896

Notes for Bridget Emma Murphy:
Emma Murphy was listed as Duncan's wife on the 1901 Census of Little Pabos.  She was listed to be 19 years old at that time
 

  x. Mary McTavish, born January 03, 1856 in Little Pabos, Quebec.

More About Mary McTavish:
Baptism: March 16, 1856, Notre Dame de Grand Riviere

  xi. Margaret McTavish, born March 26, 1864.

Notes for Margaret McTavish:
My father believes that Simon's twin Margaret settled and married in Michigan.  In the 1891 census she is living with her brother Duncan
 

  xii. George McTavish, born June 21, 1857 in Little Pabos, Quebec; died March 29, 1878 in Pabos, Quebec.

Notes for George McTavish:
birth year is estimated by Lds tape 1689534 saying he was died 3/29/1879 at 21 years of age
family notes say he was a mailman

More About George McTavish:
Baptism: April 30, 1857, Notre Dame de Grand Riviere
Burial: March 31, 1879, Ste. Adelaide De Pabos

  xiii. Daniel McTavish, born June 15, 1859 in Little Pabos, Quebec; died February 15, 1913; married Mary LaLonde; born in Canada; died September 01, 1949.

Notes for Daniel McTavish:
Information obtained from Daniel's granddaugther Mary McTavish Larkin, says that Daniel was employed with the railroad and most likely had a glass eye and lost an arm in a railroad accident.  Daniel immigrated into the US through Detroit and became a citizen in December 1896.

More About Daniel McTavish:
Baptism: August 28, 1859, Notre Dame de Grand Riviere
Burial: February 19, 1913, Buhl Cemetary, Hibbing, MN

  xiv. Ann McTavish, born November 30, 1861; died December 19, 1870 in Little Pabos, Quebec.

Notes for Ann McTavish:
The 1871 Census says that Ann died of Scarlet fever

More About Ann McTavish:
Baptism: December 29, 1861, Notre Dame de Grand Riviere
Burial: December 22, 1870, Ste. Adelaide De Pabos
 

 6.  Frank Nerenhausen, born April 04, 1849 in Luxembourg; died October 1935 in Oconto, WI.  He was the son of 12. Charles Nerenhausen and 13. Catherine Bohler.  He married 7. Mary Lorang March 12, 1874.
 7.  Mary Lorang, born September 22, 1856 in Belgium; died 1924 in Oconto, WI.  She was the daughter of 14. Frank Lorang and 15. Clara Bentz.

Notes for Frank Nerenhausen:
Per the 1880 Census the family lived in Little River, Oconto co., and farmed.
Per the 1910 Census they were dairy farmers, and immigrated in 1881??
Per the 1930 Census Frank was living with Helena and Simon McTavish
Per the 1900 Census they immigrated in 1871 which makes more sense.
Per the 1920 Census they still lived in Little River, with their son, Edward, and niece Tilly

Notes for Mary Lorang:
Per the 1910 Census Mary immigrated in 1868
 

Children of Frank Nerenhausen and Mary Lorang are:
 3 i. Helena Nerenhausen, born April 01, 1875 in Oconto, WI; died 1954 in Oconto, WI; married Simon McTavish February 16, 1897 in Oconto, WI.
  ii. Nicholas Nerenhausen, born March 10, 1877; died 1961 in Oconto, WI; married Etta Telford October 08, 1904; born 1880; died 1960.
  iii. John Nerenhausen, born March 11, 1879; married Elsi Mae Vaughn; born October 04, 1889 in Vulcan, MI; died October 12, 1949 in Detroit, MI.
  iv. Clara Amelia Nerenhausen, born November 05, 1881; died June 14, 1981 in Wyoming; married Wolbert Henry Muggelberg.
  v. Charles Nerenhausen, born December 03, 1883 in Oconto, WI; died 1960 in Detroit; married Helen Stack.
  vi. Frank Nerenhausen, born Abt. 1886.
  vii. Edmund Nerenhausen, born August 1890 in Oconto, WI; died Deceased.
  viii. Joseph Nerenhausen
 

Generation No. 4

 8.  Archibald McTavish, born 1755 in Scotland; died January 23, 1831 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland.  He was the son of 16. Dugald McTavish and 17. Janet Fraser.  He married 9. Ann MacGillivray January 25, 1793.
 9.  Ann MacGillivray, born 1774; died May 02, 1834 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland.  She was the daughter of 18. Donald Roy McGillivray and 19. Ann McTavish.

Notes for Archibald McTavish:
On the Baptism records of Donald and his brothers Archibald is listed as being a Tacksman of Garthbeg.
Alexander McTavish son of John McTavish was tacksman until his death in 1788.  It is not known exactly where Archibald came from.  According to Scottish tradition, the first two male and female children are named after the maternal and paternal grandparents respectively.  Accordingly, Annas parents were Donald and Ann, hence according to tradition only the male McTavish would have been Donald or William and the female would have been Margaret.
There was a Donald McTavish who witnessed John McTavish's will.....perhaps this was Archibald's father?

There is an agreement signed by Archibald McTavish, his wife Ann McGillivray, and her father Donald McGillivray, dated 8/21/1795 which refers to a marriage contract dated 1/25/1793  per Harry Duckworth, Manitoba, Canada

The following is from Clan Fraser of Canada:

You may not be aware that the register for Boleskine, Inverness-shire, Scotland is quite fragmentary before 1796, and reads as though it was reconstructed after the fact by interviewing what families could still be found in the area. The Second Statistical Account of Scotland notes that the original pre-1796 register was dropped in a swiftly flowing stream and lost. The register at Fort Augustus was quite regularly kept, although it obviously does not contain all of the baptisms that took place in the district. From 1764 onwards, the name of the mother is given in most cases; before that, only the father’s. Sometimes the entries include witnesses to the baptisms, but usually not. These parish registers are frequently searched by descendants of expatriate Scots who emigrated in the late 1700s and early 1800s to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. [The Frasers of Stratherrick, including list of places mentioned in Boleskine and Dores Parish registers pre-1800 – Canadian Explorer, June 2000].
 
 

More About Archibald McTavish:
Burial: Boleskine Churchyard

Notes for Ann MacGillivray:
Ann, along with her brothr Simon and each of her sisters received $500 pounds sterling from Simon McTavish when he died in 1805.
 

More About Ann MacGillivray:
Burial: Boleskine Churchyard

Children of Archibald McTavish and Ann MacGillivray are:
 4 i. Donald McTavish, born November 05, 1800 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; died March 15, 1874 in Gaspe Pennisula, Canada (perce co); married Jane Garrett August 13, 1842 in Perce' Quebec.
  ii. Duncan McTavish, born November 17, 1803 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; died July 30, 1884 in Heathmount, Inverness, Scotland; married Helen Burnet November 07, 1833; born Abt. 1813; died December 25, 1859 in Planefield, Inverness, Scotland.

Notes for Duncan McTavish:
Became Tacksmand of Garthbeg at his fathers death
 

  iii. Simon McTavish, born December 11, 1805 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland.
  iv. William McTavish, born November 07, 1802 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland.
  v. Margaret Shabua McTavish, born May 01, 1794.

Notes for Margaret Shabua McTavish:
Baptism sponsors were Mr. Jas McIntosh of Croachy and Donald McGillivray (grandparent)
 

  vi. Ann McTavish, born September 06, 1799.

Notes for Ann McTavish:
Captain Fraser Bunchegovie witness at Baptism
 
 

 10.  John Garrett, born 1797; died September 1832 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada.  He was the son of 20. William Garrett and 21. Eleanor Caldwell.  He married 11. Margery Beairsto December 10, 1817 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada.
 11.  Margery Beairsto, born 1793 in Prince Edward Island, Canada; died October 26, 1863 in New Carlisle, Quebec Canada.  She was the daughter of 22. Johnston Beairsto and 23. Ann Hyde.

Notes for John Garrett:
In about 1815 John ans his brothers William Jr., and Joseph built at least one schooner "Lark".  Although both William Jr., and John were listed as owners, John was the mast mariner or captain.  The Lark was sold in Ireland in 1827 and John bought the "Jane".  John drowned in 1832.  It is assumed that he was involved in the coastal (Halifax-Boston-Quebec City) trade.  John's widow had to declare bankruptcy as he had not paid off the "Jane".

Children of John Garrett and Margery Beairsto are:
 5 i. Jane Garrett, born August 15, 1821 in New Carlisle, Quebec Canada; died April 20, 1897; married Donald McTavish August 13, 1842 in Perce' Quebec.
  ii. Johnson Garrett, born 1818; died Deceased; married Jane George June 19, 1847 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; born 1826; died April 12, 1886 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada.
  iii. William Garrett, born November 18, 1823 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; died Deceased; married Angelique Imhoff December 27, 1848 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; born April 17, 1828; died Deceased.
  iv. John Garrett, born November 19, 1825 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; died Deceased; married Isabella Gillis January 05, 1854 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; died Deceased.
  v. Ann Garrett, born September 19, 1827 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; died Deceased; married Amaza Huntington; born November 26, 1830; died Deceased.
  vi. Charles Garrett, born 1830 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; died Deceased; married Jane Beebe October 05, 1852 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; born 1830; died Deceased.
 

 12.  Charles Nerenhausen2, born 1816 in Luxembourg; died November 10, 1906 in Oconto, WI.  He was the son of 24. Unknown and 25. Margaret Nerenhausen.  He married 13. Catherine Bohler.
 13.  Catherine Bohler3, born February 06, 1819 in Carish, Luxembourg; died January 28, 1915 in Oconto, WI.  She was the daughter of 26. Unknown Boler and 27. Unknown.

Notes for Charles Nerenhausen:
per 1900 census Charles and Catherine immigrated in 1886 through Penn.
Census information says birthdate was 6/1820, death certificate says 1816.
Death certificate says his first name was Chas

Charles Nehrenhausen found in:

Germans to America, 1875-1888
Age:  64
Gender:  Male
Occupation Code:  Farmer
Country:  Germany
Last Residence:  Unknown
Final Destination:  Chicago
Port of Embarkation:  Antwerp
Manifest ID Number:  80826
Ship's Name:  Pennland
Date of Arrival:  May 13, 1886

More About Charles Nerenhausen:
Cause of Death: old age

Notes for Catherine Bohler:
per the 1910 Census she lived with her Son, Peter
 

More About Catherine Bohler:
Burial: February 01, 1915, Oconto Catholic Cemetary
Cause of Death: senility

Children of Charles Nerenhausen and Catherine Bohler are:
 6 i. Frank Nerenhausen, born April 04, 1849 in Luxembourg; died October 1935 in Oconto, WI; married Mary Lorang March 12, 1874.
  ii. John Nerenhausen, born 1864; married Lena Smith; born 1871; died Deceased.

Notes for John Nerenhausen:
Per the 1900 Census Charles and Catherine are living with their Son John.

  iii. Mary Nerenhausen, born Unknown in Luxembourg; died Bef. 1886 in Luxembourg; married Hazen Hengesh February 03, 1875; died November 07, 1888.
  iv. Mareles Nerenhausen, born in Luxembourg; died June 29, 1939 in Oconto, WI; married Nick Marshall; died Deceased.
  v. Margetta Nerenhausen, born Unknown.
  vi. John Nerenhausen
  vii. Katherine L Nerenhausen, born 1861 in Luxembourg; died Deceased in Oconto, WI; married Louis Kinzinger; died Deceased in Oconto, WI.

Notes for Katherine L Nerenhausen:
Cath. Nehrenhausen found in:

Germans to America, 1875-1888
Age:  25
Gender:  Female
Occupation Code:  Farmer
Country:  Germany
Last Residence:  Unknown
Final Destination:  Chicago
Port of Embarkation:  Antwerp
Manifest ID Number:  80826
Ship's Name:  Pennland
Date of Arrival:  May 13, 1886

  viii. Peter Nerenhausen, born 1864 in Luxembourg; died 1931 in Oconto, WI; married Rose Ahnen October 22, 1889 in Oconto, Wisconsin; born 1871; died 1938 in Oconto, WI.

Notes for Peter Nerenhausen:
Pierie Nehrenhausen found in:

Germans to America, 1875-1888
Age:  22
Gender:  Male
Occupation Code:  Farmer
Country:  Germany
Last Residence:  Unknown
Final Destination:  Chicago
Port of Embarkation:  Antwerp
Manifest ID Number:  80826
Ship's Name:  Pennland
Date of Arrival:  May 13, 1886
 

 14.  Frank Lorang4, born February 16, 1830 in Luxembourg; died August 22, 1922 in Oconto, WI.  He married 15. Clara Bentz.
 15.  Clara Bentz, born Abt. 1830 in Belgium; died Bet. 1863 - 1867 in Oconto, WI.

Notes for Frank Lorang:
Per the 1880 Census Frank lived with his son-in-law, Frank Nerenhausen in Little River at that time.  It is not known where Clara lived at that time.
I found him first in Oconto in the 1870 Census, where again Clara was not living with him.  Value of real estate and property is listed at about 2,000 and his last name was spelled Laren
per the 1900 Census, they came over in 1867.
1910 Census living with his son John Lorang
per his son John in a story in the Oconto County reporter, his mother Clara did not come to the United States with the family, so I am assuming that she died before 1867.
 

More About Frank Lorang:
Cause of Death: pnemonia, Senility

Notes for Clara Bentz:
I can find no evidence of Clara being alive before 1870.  I have found the Census data on the family 1870 and on, and there is no mention of Clara being alive.
 

Children of Frank Lorang and Clara Bentz are:
 7 i. Mary Lorang, born September 22, 1856 in Belgium; died 1924 in Oconto, WI; married Frank Nerenhausen March 12, 1874.
  ii. John Lorang, born August 1854 in Belguim; died Deceased; married Sophile Unknown Bef. 1884; born February 1858 in Germany; died Deceased.

Notes for John Lorang:
per 1900 Census he immigrated in 1867
per the 1880 Census he was living with Frank Nerenhausen and his sister
 
 

From the Oconto County Reporter

John Loranze

Belgium was once the home of John Loranze. In ’67 he accompanied his parents and three sisters to this
country and located in the town of Little River, three miles from this city, where his father purchased 160 acres of land, one half of which he presented to his daughters. Mr. Loranze is a firm believer in democrat doctrine and does not attribute the present hard time to the machinations of his party. OCR 1/1895
 
 

  iii. Anna Lorang, born Abt. 1860; died Deceased; married Nick Mudschiedler; born March 1848 in Germany; died Deceased.

Notes for Anna Lorang:
per the 1900 Census it says they immigrated to the US in 1868
 

  iv. Sophia Lorang, born Abt. 1863; died Aft. 1930; married George Shark; born Abt. 1858; died Aft. 1930.
 

Generation No. 5

 16.  Dugald McTavish  He married 17. Janet Fraser Bef. 1755.
 17.  Janet Fraser, born Abt. 1730.

Children of Dugald McTavish and Janet Fraser are:
 8 i. Archibald McTavish, born 1755 in Scotland; died January 23, 1831 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; married Ann MacGillivray January 25, 1793.
  ii. John McTavish, born January 24, 1760.
  iii. Donald McTavish, born January 29, 1762.
  iv. Marjory McTavish, born September 13, 1764.
  v. Mary McTavish, born March 15, 1766.
  vi. John McTavish, born May 06, 1767.
  vii. Alexander McTavish, born August 24, 1768 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; died Deceased; married Christian Williamson February 09, 1792 in Inverness, Scotland; born September 24, 1770 in Dores, Scotland; died Deceased.
  viii. William McTavish, born August 17, 1769.
 

 18.  Donald Roy McGillivray, born 1741 in Bochrubane, Scotland; died October 17, 1803 in Dalscoilt (Clovendale), Inverness-shire, Scotland.  He was the son of 36. William Roy MacGillivray and 37. Mary McGillivray.  He married 19. Ann McTavish March 26, 1764 in Boleskine, Inverness, Scotland.
 19.  Ann McTavish, born 1740 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; died May 07, 1807 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland.  She was the daughter of 38. John McTavish and 39. Mary Fraser.

Notes for Donald Roy McGillivray:
Tacksman of Achnalodan of Dunmaglass in 1773 and of Dalscoilt or Clovendale when he die

More About Donald Roy McGillivray:
Burial: Dunlichity, Inverness-shire, Scotland

Notes for Ann McTavish:
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS AT DUNLICHITY
Macgillivrays buried at Dunlichity
Transcribed by MARJORIE MACILLIVRAY NETHERSOLE (1908-1996)

In Enclosure

(a) To the memory of Mrs Anne McTavish, relict of the late deceased Donald Macgillivray, tackman of Dalfond, (Marjorie has Clovendale) who 07.05.1807, departed this life 17.10 in the 63rd year of his age and his spouse Ann McTavish in the green of her age and their children (now Marjory has 1740-1807)
(b) In memory of Donald McGillivray tackman of Dalfond who departed this life 17.10 in the 63rd year of his age, and his spouse Ann McTavish who departed this life in the...year of her age and their children.
 
 

Children of Donald McGillivray and Ann McTavish are:
 9 i. Ann MacGillivray, born 1774; died May 02, 1834 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; married Archibald McTavish January 25, 1793.
  ii. William MacGillivray, born 1764 in Scotland; died October 16, 1825 in London, England; married (1) Susan Unknown; died Deceased; married (2) Magdalen McDonald December 1800; died Deceased.

Notes for William MacGillivray:
Came to Montreal in 1784
 

This name is an important one in the annals of the Province as well as in its public affairs. We find him in 1806 the head of  the large firm of  MacTavish, McGillivray & Co.  At this time a fierce conflict was being carried on by the Fur Company which they represented and Lord Selkirk, in regard to the possession of the Red River District.  At this time Lord Selkirk requested Sir Gordon Drummond, the then Administrator of  the Government, to send a small military force to protect the Red River or Selkirk Colonists from the annoyances and persecutions of the North West Company.  It was refused, and greatly owing to McGillivray's influence as a member of the Executive Council of the Province.
Fort William, one of the chief posts, was called after him, and it became the headquarters of the North West Company's operations.  It is supposed that here the orders emanated which were carried out in 1815 of attacking the Colony of Lord Selkirk.  For this brutal and unwarrantable outbreak and attack Mr. McGillivray, Kenneth Mackenzie and Simon Fraser were all put under arrest, August, 18I6, by Lord Selkirk, who had been invested with magisterial powers.  They were arraigned as responsible for the death of Governor Semple and the almost total destruction of the Red River Settlement the previous June.  As this company was at this time all powerful in Quebec, and the members of it almost completely controlled the acts of the Government and. the Governor in Council, the issue was at last in favor of McGillivray and his colleagues. The well-known Judge Reid had married [Betsy McGillivray], the sister of the subject of our sketch, and this mighty influence had something to do with the final issue.  In 1802, he received a grant of  11,550 acres of land in the township of  Inverness from. the Governor, Sir R.S.Milnes.

He will ever be remembered as the Lieut.-Col. of the  corps of  Voyageurs who captured Detroit  in the War of 1812.  The river in the North West also commemorates his name. After a most romantic and interesting life he died in Montreal in the year 1825.*

 From: "Montreal History and Gazeteer to the year 1892"
By Rev. J. Douglas Borthwick, John Lovell & Son, Montreal 1892
 

From: "Journal of Occurences in the Athabasca Department
By George Simpson, 1820 and 1821, and Report"
Edited by E.E. Rich. Pub. by the Champlain Soc. for the Hudson Bay Record Soc.1938

McGillivray, William The Honourable William McGillivray, nephew of Simon McTavish, was born in Scotland in 1764.  In 1784 he joined the N.W.C. as a clerk.  In 1785-86 he was stationed in the Red River department, and in 1786-88 he was in charge of the post at Lac des Serpents.  In 1790 he became a partner of the N.W.C., and three years later a member of the firm of McTavish, Frobisher & Co.  At Simon McTavish's death in 1804 he succeeded him as Chief Director of the N.W.C., and Fort William was named after him in 1807.  In the War of 1812 he served as Lieutenant-Colonel of the Canadian Voyageurs and took part in the capture of Detroit.  In 1814 he was created a Legislative Councillor for Lower Canada.  He was responsible for the N.W.C. policy towards Lord Selkirk, by whom he was arrested in 1816 at Fort William and sent to Canada for trial.  He left Canada for Scotland before the amalgamation between the H.B.C. and the N.W.C., which he helped to negotiate with his brother Simon. He retired to Argyllshire but died in St. John's Wood, London, on 16th October, 1825.  McGillivray married in 1800 Magdeline (d. 1810) the sister of John McDonald of Garth.

Notes for Susan Unknown:
Susan was Williams Cree Country Wife

  iii. Duncan MacGillivray, born Abt. 1777; died April 09, 1808 in Montreal, Quebec.

Notes for Duncan MacGillivray:
Came to Montreal in 1792
He entered the service of the North West company some time prior to 1793, and in 1793-95 he was stationed in the Upper Fort des Prairies department. His "Journal" for 1794-95 has been published, with valuable notes and introduction, by A.S. Morton (Toronto, 1929). He remained in this department until 1799, when he returned to Montreal, was elected to the Beaver Club, and became a partner in the firm of McTavish, Frobisher, and Co. As such, he returned to the West in 1800, and made an attemp, only partially successful, to cross the Rocky Mountains. He left the West finally in 1802; and from 1802 to 1807 he was one of the agents at Fort William (present day Thunder Bay). He died, unmarried, in Montreal on April 9, 1808.
 

  iv. Simon MacGillivray, born 1783; died June 09, 1840 in London, England; married Unknown Easthope.

Notes for Simon MacGillivray:
Came to Montreal in 1808

He was educated at at his uncle's expense; but lameness precluded him from entering the fur-trade, like his brothers William and Duncan. In 1805 he became a partner in the London firm of McTavish, Fraser and Co; and in 1813 he became also a partner in the Montreal house of McTavish, McGillivrays and Co. He played a leading part in bringing about the union of the Hudson's Bay and North West Companies in 1821, and in the summer of 1821 made a journey to Fort William to oversee the details of the union. In 1822 he became a member of the new firm of McGillivrays, Thain, and Co; and from 1821 to 1824 he was one of the special joint committee for the oversight of the fur-trade. In 1824, he and his brother William accepted stock in the Hudson's Bay Company in lieu of their rights; but in 1825 the firms of McTavish, McGillivrays and Co. and Mcgillivrays, Thain and Co. were declared insolvent, and Simon McGillivray was forced to go to Montreal to attempt to straighten out their tangled finances. In this, however, he was unsucessful; and in 1829 he accepted an appointment as one of the commissioners appointed by the United Mexican Silver Mining Company to reorganize the management of the silver mines. He was in Mexico from 1830 to 1835.
On his return to London, he became one of the proprietors of the "Morning Chronicle"; and in 1837 he married the eldest daughter of Sir John Easthope, his fellow-proprietor. He died at his residence, Dartmouth Row, Blackheath, London; and was buried in Norwood cemetery, near London. He was survived by his widow, and one daughter Mary who afterwards married Rear-Admiral Richard Dawkins.

Simon was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in London in 1838, two years before he died. His election was recorded by the last handwritten certificate to be issued by the Society. From then on, the certificates were printed.

From 1822 to 1840 he was grand master of the second Provincial Grand Lodge of Upper Canada; and fuller details about him may be found in J. Ross Robertson, "The history of freemasonry in Canada" (2 vols., Toronto, 1899).

The Kingston Chronicle & Gazette, July 25, 1840, page 2, col. 4 reads :

" The London papers announce the death on the 9th June, at his residence near Blackheath, in his fifty-sixth year, of Simon McGillivray, Esq., extensively known throughout the Canadas as one of the partners of the house of McTavish, McGillivray & Co., agents of the North West Company. "
 

  v. Elizabeth MacGillivray, born 1776 in Dunmaglas, Scotland; died Deceased; married Judge James Reid 1825; born 1769 in Scotland; died June 19, 1848 in Canada.
  vi. Mary MacGillivray, born June 13, 1766; died March 27, 1820 in London, England; married Angus Shaw; died July 25, 1832.

Notes for Mary MacGillivray:
Mary came to Montreal in 1811 as Nanny to Williams two surviving daughters
 

  vii. Ferquhar MacGillivray, born May 21, 1769.
  viii. John MacGillivray, born May 01, 1771.
  ix. Putative MacGillivray
  x. Margerie MacGillivray, died Deceased; married Angus Shaw; died July 25, 1832.
 

 20.  William Garrett, born 1751; died August 12, 1844 in Little Pabos, Quebec Canada.  He married 21. Eleanor Caldwell Abt. 1793.
 21.  Eleanor Caldwell, born 1770; died November 15, 1862 in Shigawake, Quebec, Canada.  She was the daughter of 42. Walter Caldwell.

Notes for William Garrett:
Could this be our William Garrett:   I found this info at
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/7640/famine.htm#famine%20book
 

The 1816 "UNTITLED RELIEF BOOK" is perhaps one of the more informative documents located at the Protonotary's Office at New Carlisle. Although it deals with the crop failure of 1816 in the New Carlisle area; it contains a mini­history of almost 80 families. It gives dates of arrival in the area, the regiments of ex­soldiers, the ages of the claimants, mentions participation in famous battles, tells whether the person was married or single and how many children they had. As not everyone applied for relief, some important New Carlisle families such as Brotherton, Sherar, LeGallais, Gallie, etc are not mentioned.
 
 

The remainder of the article will deal with information concerning the families that applied for relief. The original wording of the document has been retained as much as possible. Thus COX TOWNSHIP refers to New Carlisle, Hope Township to Hopetown, East ­Nouvelle to Shigawake, etc. Also the AMERICAN WAR OR AMERICAN REBELLION refer to the American War of Independence. then reading the LIST Of' PETITIONERS, please remember that it was originally written in 1816.
 

William Garrett Sr.

Resident of Cox; has a wife and 4 children not including his son William Jr. and his wife who lives with him. Settled at New Carlisle in 1784, served in the American War and was wounded in the left leg.
 

National Archives, Reel C1475, Haldimand Papers Loyalist Volumes
Musters of Refugee and Return of Loyalists desiring to settle in
Canada
Volume B168
William Garrett, 29th Regiment of Foot, 1777-1784
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From Ray Garrett:
Taken from Alphabetical List of Loyalists Settled in the Province of
Quebec in 1785 (21 townships/Muster rolls from Niagara to New
Carlisle)
New Carlisle Garret, William
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The 1816 "UNTITLED RELIEF BOOK
William Garrett Sr.
Resident of Cox; has a wife and 4 children not including his son
William Jr. and his wife who lives with him. Settled at New Carlisle
in 1784, served in the American War and was wounded in the left leg.
Was impressed into the british army in Vermont during the american
revoulutionary war. He was wounded in the leg in a battle on lake
champlain, and arrived in the gaspe in 1784.
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Census: 1825 Place: New Carlisle - Gaspe County
Census: 1831 Place: Bonaventure County
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Religious Affiliation: Church of Scotland
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William's trade was officially a stocking weaver according to military files.  In New Carlisle he was involved in Fishing, farming and lumbering.

Information obtained from Raymond Garrett.
 

Notes for Eleanor Caldwell:
Lived with Catherine after the death of William.
 

Children of William Garrett and Eleanor Caldwell are:
 10 i. John Garrett, born 1797; died September 1832 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; married Margery Beairsto December 10, 1817 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada.
  ii. William Garrett, born Abt. 1793 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; died May 26, 1842 in Little Pabos, Quebec; married Ruth Sawyer; born Abt. 1798; died October 17, 1865 in Little Pabos, Quebec.
  iii. Catherine Garrett, born 1794 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; died October 04, 1863 in Shigawake,Quebec; married James Almond 1813 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; born 1777; died July 23, 1863 in Shigawake,Quebec.
  iv. Joseph Garrett, born 1799; died January 28, 1823 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada.
  v. Eleanor Garrett, born 1804 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada; died March 16, 1894; married James Delaney January 29, 1824 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada.
 

 22.  Johnston Beairsto, born 1740 in Massachusetts, USA; died March 14, 1817.  He was the son of 44. William Beairsto and 45. Hannah Jackson.  He married 23. Ann Hyde.
 23.  Ann Hyde, born 1753 in County Clare, Ireland; died April 07, 1825 in Elliot River, Prince Edward Island, Canada.  She was the daughter of 46. Thomas Hyde and 47. Unknown.

Notes for Johnston Beairsto:

Resided, Lot 31, April 1798 Census. Ann died Apr 07 1825, Elliott River, PEI., Note: Resided, Lot 31, April 1798 Census. Ann Hyde died at Elliott River on April 7th 1825 aged 72 years. (From the First Book of Deaths, St. Pauls Church, Charlottetown.) Johnston: 1798 Census, (2,3,0 , 4-3-0), Total of 12 Residents. There are records of land grants to Johnston starting July 27, 1774: Johnston and William Beairsto, Joseph Farm and 20 others for 7750 acres in Cumberland Twp (Later became Westmoreland Co., NB.) On Feb. 23, 1780 a grant for "great No. 66 in 1st 100 and Lot No. 526 in Royalty, Charlottetown" (Deeds 7:100) was issued to Jonathon Bearsto, carpenter, of Charlottetown, PEI.", by Lieut. Gov. DesBrisay , grant Nov. 29, 1805 then for 194 acres in Twp. 31 (Deeds 12:359).
 

he was still in Nova Scota in 1770, per the book Early Settlers of Cumberland Township, but according to that volume he left to PEI by 1780, occupation in that same volume is listed as a Carpenter.

Information from Dave Hunter, "The Descendants of Thomas Hyde"
 

More About Johnston Beairsto:
Burial: St Pauls Church, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

Children of Johnston Beairsto and Ann Hyde are:
 11 i. Margery Beairsto, born 1793 in Prince Edward Island, Canada; died October 26, 1863 in New Carlisle, Quebec Canada; married John Garrett December 10, 1817 in New Carlisle, Quebec, Canada.
  ii. Hannah Beairsto, born October 10, 1777; died Deceased; married George Aitken August 11, 1798 in Charlotte-town, King Edward Isle, Canada; born 1779 in Panmure Island, Prince Edward, Canada; died Deceased.

Notes for Hannah Beairsto:
Hannah was said to have been very industrious.  In addition to the usual household chores, she processed the wool from their sheep into yarn for knitting and spinning.  She made soap, candles, preserved fruit and vegetables, and cured meat and fish.  She expected the same industry from others; one hired man penned the following:  "When the Israelites wanted bread, the good Lord sent them Mannah, When George Aitken wanted a wife, the devil sent him Hannah.

Notes for George Aitken:
George grew up on the farm in Lower Montague.  By 1798, George and his parents were alon at the fram.  At the age of 19, he went by canoe and horseback to West River in search of a wife.  He came upon a roof thatching and was much taken by a woman helping her father.  That evening he attended a spionning folic, met Hannah, and asked her to marry him.  She accepted.  They married the next day.  They lived in a log cabin until building a fine stone home in 1843.
 

  iii. William Beairsto, born 1780 in West River, Prince Edward Island, Canada; died 1845 in Spring Brook, Prince Edward Island; married (1) Jane Hyde; married (2) Mary M'Laren April 29, 1804 in West River, Prince Edward Island, Canada; born in West River, Prince Edward Island, Canada; died Deceased.
  iv. Thomas Beairsto, born 1782; married Catherine Rafter; born 1796 in New Carlisle, Quebec Canada; died July 12, 1893 in port Daniel, Quebec.
  v. Frances Beairsto, born 1785; died Deceased; married Joseph Clarke October 09, 1803; born in Three Rivers, Prince Edwards Island; died Deceased.
  vi. George Beairsto, born November 18, 1790 in Charlotte, Prince Edwards Island; died February 28, 1864 in Prince Edward Island, Canada; married Margaret Riley; born 1786 in Ireland; died Deceased.

Notes for George Beairsto:
Resided In Baltic, Prince Edwards Island.  There is a deed of 200 acres to George in Lot 18 from Charles Stewart in 1808.  He had a grant of land, Lot 339 in Princetown Royalty, in 1824 from Gov. Ready.  He owned a Grist Mill near his home in Baltic.  His will was probated on 3/11/1864.

More About George Beairsto:
Occupation: Miller/Farmer/Brewer

  vii. Isabella Beairsto, born 1788; died April 29, 1869 in Port Daniel, Quebec, Canada; married (1) Thomas Dunn July 12, 1810 in Charlotte-town, King Edward Isle, Canada; died Deceased; married (2) William McKenzie June 04, 1862 in New Carlisle, QC Canada; born 1794 in Port Daniel, Quebec, Canada; died June 04, 1862 in Port Daniel, Quebec, Canada.
  viii. Benjamin Beairsto, born 1789; died October 27, 1865; married Rebecca Murchland July 11, 1811; born 1791; died November 24, 1864.

More About Rebecca Murchland:
Burial: Malpeque Peoples Cemetary, Prince Edwards Island

  ix. Johnson Beairsto
  x. Mary Beairsto
  xi. Ann Beairsto, died Deceased; married (1) David Palmer; died Deceased; married (2) John Murchland; died Deceased.
  xii. Sarah Hyde Beairsto, born 1797 in New London, Prince Edwards Island, Canada; died 1845; married Charles Bernard October 31, 1816; born February 15, 1787 in French River, Prince Edwards Island; died November 13, 1870.

More About Sarah Hyde Beairsto:
Burial: Geddie Mem. Cem, Springbrook, PEI
 

 24.  Unknown  He married 25. Margaret Nerenhausen.
 25.  Margaret Nerenhausen5, born Bef. 1800.

Child of Unknown and Margaret Nerenhausen is:
 12 i. Charles Nerenhausen, born 1816 in Luxembourg; died November 10, 1906 in Oconto, WI; married Catherine Bohler.
 

 26.  Unknown Boler, born Bef. 1800 in Germany; died Deceased.  He married 27. Unknown.
 27.  Unknown, born in Germany.

Child of Unknown Boler and Unknown is:
 13 i. Catherine Bohler, born February 06, 1819 in Carish, Luxembourg; died January 28, 1915 in Oconto, WI; married Charles Nerenhausen.
 

Generation No. 6

 36.  William Roy MacGillivray, born in Balnagiag, Scotland; died 1750.  He was the son of 72. Benjamin McGillivray and 73. Janet Mackintosh.  He married 37. Mary McGillivray.
 37.  Mary McGillivray, died Deceased.

Notes for William Roy MacGillivray:
Probably William of Balnagaig

Children of William MacGillivray and Mary McGillivray are:
 18 i. Donald Roy McGillivray, born 1741 in Bochrubane, Scotland; died October 17, 1803 in Dalscoilt (Clovendale), Inverness-shire, Scotland; married Ann McTavish March 26, 1764 in Boleskine, Inverness, Scotland.
  ii. Duncan Roy McGillivray, married Unknown MacGillivray; died Deceased.
 

 38.  John McTavish, born Abt. 1702; died February 25, 1774 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland.  He was the son of 76. John McTavish and 77. Unknown.  He married 39. Mary Fraser.
 39.  Mary Fraser, born Abt. 1716; died March 15, 1770 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland.

Notes for John McTavish:
John McTavish was the tacksman of Garthbeg. A hugely Jacobite family, he fought at Culloden, surrendering arms to the British army on 5/17/1746.  In 1747 it was enacted by the 20 George II, cap. 52, "that all the King's subjects in Great Britain should be pardoned of every treasonable offence against the State committed by them before the 15th of June in that year, with the exception of John McTavish as well as several other Notables.  He evaded capture, some say by using the name of John Fraser.  By 1750 the situation stabilized.  He served with Fraser's 78th Highlander Regiment in the French and Indian War in the Colonies, and they was forgiven for "his crimes".
 The 78th regiment left Scotland in Apr 1757, and proceeded to Halifax for initial training, and then to Louisburg, where they had their first casualties and participated in the reduction of that fortress.  According to Wallace's notes on the officers of the regiment, John Mactavish was left at Louisburg with the sick - according to Dr. Forbes, he is listed in the monthly return of the regiment for Oct 24 1759 as a lieutenant "left at Louisbourg with the sick".  He was permitted to go home in fall 1761, "as it would be an act of charity to him and his family" [Amherst to Murray, Aug 11 1761; PRO, WO34/3, f. 105].
In 1759, while still in America, McTavish was petitioning the Commissioners for Forfeited Estates for assistance in improving the property of Garthbeg [This petition, on the subject of damage from the burn running through his lands, was read by the Commissioners on Aug 14 1759 (Miller, 1909, p. 112)], but he was apparently not in Scotland at the time, since a report to the Commissioners dated Edinburgh Aug 11 1760 states "that the tacksman is in America, a Lieutenant in Colonel Fraser's Regiment, and his wife and eight children are at home upon the possession" [Ian H. Adams, ed., Papers on Peter May Land Surveyor 1749-1793 (Edinburgh:  the Scottish History Society, 1979), 29, printing SRO, E721/5, pp. 25-6].  His wife agreed to contribute £10 sterling towards altering and widening the channel of the river Dee, whose flow was damaging the farmlands around Loch Garth, and towards the draining of Loch Garth itself [Millar, 1909, pp. 72-3; Adams, p. 29].  The Commissioners authorized the plan for improvements, as detailed by Peter May, and authorized the work to be done by Fraser of Gorthleck and "Mr McTavish, brother to Lieut. McTavish", the Commissioners' contribution to be drawn only in proportion as the work advances and as the factor shall find it necessary" [Adams, p. 30].  The report to the Commissioners also stated that in the factor's opinion "Lieut. McTavish, whose lease of Garthbeg is near expired, may have it renewed" [Adams, p. 29].
John McTavish witnessed a sasine dated at Inverness Jun 16 1763, by which the Commission of Forfeited Estates agreed to buy out a wadset of South Megavy, Stratherrick, held by Alexander McCuill alias McTavish [SRO, P.R.S. Inverness, RG38/11, ff. 263b-266].

 While in the colonies it became obvious that America would provide much more opportunity for his family than Scotland, which is probably why he sent his son Simon, at the age of 13, with his dauther and her new husband.

Information provided by Harry Duckworth, Manitoba, Canada
 

Children of John McTavish and Mary Fraser are:
 19 i. Ann McTavish, born 1740 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; died May 07, 1807 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; married Donald Roy McGillivray March 26, 1764 in Boleskine, Inverness, Scotland.
  ii. Simon McTavish, born 1750 in Stratherrick, Inverness-shire Scotland; died July 06, 1804 in Montreal, Canada; married Marie Marguerite Chaboillez February 27, 1793; died Deceased.

Notes for Simon McTavish:
Founder of the North West Company, and became a member of the Beaver Club of Montreal, Quebec in 1792.
He immigrated to Albany, New York, but left for Canada about the time of the Revolutionary War.  He was the business mastermind of the Northwest Trading Company, whose financial foresite, enabled the company to compete successfully with the Hudson Bay Company until well after his death.  At the time of his death, he was said to have been the Richest Man in Canada.

He was very successful at organizing the global trading network of the NorthWest Company, in an era where this sort of travel was very risky.  His financing skills were incredible.  A man truely before his time.
 
 

  iii. Elizabeth McTavish, born Abt. 1744 in Inverness-shire; died Abt. 1803; married Hugh Fraser Abt. 1763; born Abt. 1730 in Brightmoney, Scotland; died January 21, 1814 in Auldern Perthshire, Scotland.
  iv. John McTavish, born Abt. 1742 in Scotland; died 1773 in Jamaica.
  v. Duncan McTavish, born Bet. 1746 - 1747 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; died June 01, 1777 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; married Ann McGillivray March 26, 1774; born Abt. 1746; died Deceased.

Notes for Duncan McTavish:
Duncan was the tacksman of Garthbeg from 1774 to his death in 1777, then his youngest brother became Tacksman

  vi. Marjory McTavish, born Abt. 1748 in Scotland; died Aft. 1804; married Coll McDonald; died Deceased.
  vii. Tavish McTavish, born Abt. 1752 in Scotland; died Abt. 1774 in America.

Notes for Tavish McTavish:
Per his fathers will Tavish was "bred a sailor", and had gone to American when his father died, not known whether he was alive or not at John's death.

  viii. Alexander McTavish, born Abt. 1753; died December 28, 1788 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; married Marjory Fraser January 24, 1785; born Abt. 1758; died Deceased.

Notes for Alexander McTavish:
Tacksman of Garthbeg from 1777 until his death in 1788
Lt. 71st Frasers 2nd batt. 1782
 

 42.  Walter Caldwell

Notes for Walter Caldwell:

listed onthe:

Return of Loyalists and Discharged Soldiers Embarking on Board the
Provinces Vessels for Chaleur Bay, Quebec, 9th June, 1784"
 

Child of Walter Caldwell is:
 21 i. Eleanor Caldwell, born 1770; died November 15, 1862 in Shigawake, Quebec, Canada; married William Garrett Abt. 1793.
 

 44.  William Beairsto, born October 04, 1716 in Boston, Mass, USA; died July 1779 in Cumberland Co., New Brunswick.  He was the son of 88. William Beairsto and 89. Elizabeth Walker.  He married 45. Hannah Jackson March 16, 1737/38 in Boston, Mass.
 45.  Hannah Jackson, born Abt. 1718; died Bet. 1737 - 1806.  She was the daughter of 90. Ephriam Jackson.

Notes for William Beairsto:
Per the book Early Settlers of Cumberland Township, William came to Nova Scotia between 1749-1752 and was a housewright.
 

From the REcords of Boston Selectman 1736 to 1742
 

211.] The Select Men this Day Settled the accot. of John Waters & Company, for Work and Stuff done on the North Battery Wharf which they hired of the Town and Mutually Agreed to Allow them Fifty Pounds in full Discharge of the same.

Mr. Henry Howell, Master of One of the Five Engines Appeared and Recommended messrs. Jona. Simpson Henry Allen and William Beairsto as Suitable Persons to be admitted Engine men (if the Select Men shall think fit) having a Dismission from their Military officer.

Voted, That the said Jona. Simpson, Henry Allen and William Beairsto be admitted Engine Men into Mr. Howell's Company accordingly.

(Selectman were like city councilmen, Engine men, were firemen manning the bucket brigade/
 
 

Notes for Hannah Jackson:
perhaps left Boston for Nova Scotia about 1750
 

Children of William Beairsto and Hannah Jackson are:
 22 i. Johnston Beairsto, born 1740 in Massachusetts, USA; died March 14, 1817; married Ann Hyde.
  ii. William Beairsto, born Abt. 1742.
  iii. Elizabeth Beairsto, born June 24, 1752.
 

 46.  Thomas Hyde, born in Magherahall, Co. Antrim, Ireland; died Abt. 1805.  He was the son of 92. Samuel Hyde.  He married 47. Unknown.
 47.  Unknown

Notes for Thomas Hyde:
Thomas emmigrated to Prince Edward Island in 1770 with two sons and five daughters.  One daughter remained in Ireland.  Thomas became a member of the Third Island Legislative Assembly under Gov. Patterson in July, 1779.
I don't have much on the Hyde's in Ireland, as early Irish records
were lost in the 1920's with the burning of the Irish National
Archives, but do know (from family tradition and other not 100%
conclusive records) that they originally came from England,
probably arriving in Ireland in the 1600's along with the great
government encouraged migration from England and Scotland
designed to firm up English control of the country.
(from Dave Hunter)
 

Children of Thomas Hyde and Unknown are:
 23 i. Ann Hyde, born 1753 in County Clare, Ireland; died April 07, 1825 in Elliot River, Prince Edward Island, Canada; married Johnston Beairsto.
  ii. Margaret Hyde, died Deceased; married Gov. Walter Patterson; born in Foxhall, County Donegal, Island; died Deceased.
  iii. Thomas Hyde, born 1757 in County Clare, Ireland; died June 28, 1836 in Elliot River, Prince Edward Island, Canada; married Anna Brown 1780; born 1753; died April 07, 1825 in Elliot River, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  iv. Isabella Hyde, born 1760 in County Claire, Ireland; died May 19, 1822; married John Wilson January 15, 1781; born 1750; died April 07, 1828 in York River, Prince Edwards Island, Canada.

More About Isabella Hyde:
Burial: May 21, 1822, St Pauls Cemetary, Charlottetown, Prince Edwards Island, Canada

  v. Frances Hyde, born in Prince Edward Island, Canada; died Deceased; married Michael Seely 1788 in Prince Edward Island, Canada; died Deceased.

Notes for Frances Hyde:
ship builder

  vi. Esq. William Hyde, born 1763 in County Claire, Ireland; died October 23, 1831 in Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada; married Christiana Simpson 1787; born May 03, 1764 in Berbity, Morayshire, Ireland.
  vii. Mary Hyde, born 1765 in Ireland; died Deceased; married John M Stewart 1788; died Deceased.
 

Generation No. 7

 72.  Benjamin McGillivray, born Aft. 1681; died 1734.  He was the son of Farquhar McGillivray and Emilia Stewart.  He married 73. Janet Mackintosh.
 73.  Janet Mackintosh, born in Kyllachy, Scotland; died Deceased.  She was the daughter of Angus Mackintosh.

Notes for Benjamin McGillivray:
His name could also be Captain William Ban McGillivray
 

Children of Benjamin McGillivray and Janet Mackintosh are:
 36 i. William Roy MacGillivray, born in Balnagiag, Scotland; died 1750; married Mary McGillivray.
  ii. John MacGillivray
 

 76.  John McTavish, born Bet. 1660 - 1680 in Scotland; died Deceased.  He was the son of John Fraser and Elizabeth Fraser.  He married 77. Unknown.
 77.  Unknown, died Deceased.

Notes for John McTavish:
signed the Bond of Confederation between the Frasers of Foyers and the minor Stratherrick families, the Mactavishes and the Macdonalds, in 1721.

Children of John McTavish and Unknown are:
 38 i. John McTavish, born Abt. 1702; died February 25, 1774 in Boleskine, Inverness-shire Scotland; married Mary Fraser.
  ii. Alexander McTavish, died Deceased; married Elizabeth Raitt.
  iii. Duncan McTavish

Notes for Duncan McTavish:
Each of his children by "his lawful wife" received $300 pounds sterling from Simon McTavish when he died in 1805.
 

  iv. Donald McTavish
 

 88.  William Beairsto, born January 10, 1691/92 in Boston, Mass, USA; died Bet. 1720 - 1783.  He was the son of George Barstow and Mercy Woodward.  He married 89. Elizabeth Walker February 15, 1714/15 in By the Rev Pemberton, Presbyterian, Boston.
 89.  Elizabeth Walker, born February 03, 1687/88 in Boston, Mass, USA; died Bet. 1719 - 1788.  She was the daughter of Thomas Walker and Rebecca Unknown.

Children of William Beairsto and Elizabeth Walker are:
 44 i. William Beairsto, born October 04, 1716 in Boston, Mass, USA; died July 1779 in Cumberland Co., New Brunswick; married (1) Mehetabel Kinnear; married (2) Hannah Jackson March 16, 1737/38 in Boston, Mass.
  ii. George Beairsto, born May 25, 1718 in Boston, MA; died Deceased.
  iii. Elizabeth Beairsto, born May 29, 1720 in Boston, MA; died Deceased.
  iv. Walker Beairsto, born February 11, 1721/22 in Boston, MA; died August 1750 in Halifax, Nova Scotia; married Mary Symms; died Deceased.
  v. Rebecca Beairsto, born April 08, 1725 in Boston, MA; died Deceased; married James Gidley; died Deceased.
  vi. Thomas Beairsto, born April 16, 1728 in Boston, MA; died Deceased.
  vii. Moses Beairsto, born October 21, 1730 in Boston, MA; died Deceased; married (1) Hannah Oliver; died Deceased; married (2) Martha Cobbot; died Deceased.
 

 90.  Ephriam Jackson, born Abt. 1694 in Boston, Mass, USA; died Deceased.

Child of Ephriam Jackson is:
 45 i. Hannah Jackson, born Abt. 1718; died Bet. 1737 - 1806; married William Beairsto March 16, 1737/38 in Boston, Mass.
 

 92.  Samuel Hyde, born Bef. 1723; died Unknown.

Child of Samuel Hyde is:
 46 i. Thomas Hyde, born in Magherahall, Co. Antrim, Ireland; died Abt. 1805; married Unknown.
 
 

Endnotes

1.  Death Certificate, local registrar's # 152.
2.  death Certificate.  Census information indicated birthdate of June, 1820Death certificate says 1816
3.  Death Certificate, 931, Fathers name was spelled Boler , other sources say Bohler.
4.  Death Certificate, 604, Wisconsin death certificate.
5.  Death Certificate, 213



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