John Lynn of Drumreagh,
Most Distant Known Patrilineal Ancestor
Most of the following data was discovered through the efforts of Cindy Minn and Sherry Minn, cousins of John Lewis Lynn.
John Lynn was born about 1810 and became a joiner (carpenter) in Drumreagh, County Antrim, Ireland. He and his wife, Catherine Scott, were named as parents in the death records for their daughter Agnes and son Andrew, which also list John's occupation. However, it is the 1836 baptism of their eldest daughter, Peggy, that offers the earliest mention of Drumreagh, the village John and Catherine first called home. Ballymoney, the parish in which Drumreagh is situated, is named in British military records as the birth place of their son Charles. All the children of John and Catherine (Scott) Lynn are proven by baptism, census, military, and/or death records.
John Lynn died rather young, and little else is known of his life except that he might have had a brother named Stewart. One Stewart Lynn lived in Drumreagh in 1843, and John and Catherine named a son Stewart in about 1847. The elder Stewart Lynn appeared in Drumreagh again in 1862.
John's death, probably in Ireland, occurred sometime before 31 March 1851. On the latter date, Catherine appeared as a widow in the census of Scotland in Grahamston, Stirlingshire, with just their 12-year-old daughter, Agnes. The other children apparently remained in Ireland for a time; but two of the sons, Andrew and Stewart, joined their mother in Stirlingshire sometime before the 1861 census. They were then living in Larbert Parish.
Catherine (Scott) Lynn lived another six years and died of typhus, in Larbert Parish, on 11 March 1866. Her record of death describes her as the 55-year-old widow of Peter Wright, a mason, and her parents as Archibald Scott, linen weaver, and Marion Scott née Taylor, both deceased. The informant was son-in-law W. Brisbane, husband of Agnes Lynn. Any confusion about Catherine’s marriage to John Lynn is settled by Agnes’s own 1912 death record and the 1906 death record of Andrew.
Andrew's record of death states that Andrew Lynn, furnace labourer, age 60, single, died on 15 December 1906 in Edmond's Lane, Stenhousemuir, Larbert Parish, Stirlingshire, and that his parents were John Lynn, joiner, deceased, and Catherine Wright, previously Lynn, nee Scott, deceased.
Agnes's record of death states that Agnes Brisbane, age 70, widow of William Brisbane, furnaceman, died on 14 May 1912 in Castlehill, Larbert Parish, Stirlingshire, and that her parents were John Lynn, joiner, deceased, and Catherine Wright, previously Lynn, nee Scott, deceased.
Regrettably, nothing has yet been discovered about John Lynn's death or burial.
JOHN LYNN : born ca. 1810 in Scotland or Ireland; lived in
Drumreagh, Ballymoney Parish, County Antrim, Ireland; died 1847-1851; married
PEGGY JANE LYNN : born 1836 in Drumreagh, Ballymoney Parish, County Antrim, Ireland; baptized 26 June 1836 in Ballymoney Parish, County Antrim; died possibly before 1851.
AGNES LYNN : born ca.
1840 in Ballymoney or Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland; died 14 May 1912
in Castlehill, Larbert Parish, Stirlingshire, Scotland; married ...
CHARLES LYNN :
born 7 January 1841 in Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland; died 13
February 1918 in Watervliet, Albany County, New York; married 1
February 1866 ...
ANDREW LYNN : born ca. 1843 in Ireland; died unmarried 15 December 1906 in Stenhousemuir, Larbert Parish, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
STEWART LYNN : born
ca. 1847 in Ireland; died 15 March 1922 in Airth, Stirlingshire,
Scotland; married 8 August 1870 in Larbert, Stirlingshire ...
CHILD OF AGNES LYNN AND ? BLAIR
JOHN B. BLAIR : born 17 February 1859 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
CHILDREN OF AGNES LYNN AND WILLIAM BRISBANE
JOHN BRISBANE : born 16 May 1861 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
CHARLES BRISBANE : born 22 January 1862 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
WILLIAM BRISBANE : born 17 February 1865 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
THOMAS BRISBANE : born 1 June 1867 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
ANDREW BRISBANE : born 16 July 1870 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
ROBERT BRISBANE : born 7 March 1873 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
CHILDREN OF CHARLES LYNN AND MARY JANE RANKIN
WILLIAM THOMAS LYNN : born
November 1868 in Watervliet; died 19 May 1946 in Brownhelm Township,
Lorain County, Ohio; married 20 October 1897 to ...
DANIEL STEWART LYNN : born 29 September 1869 in Greenbush, Rensselaer County, New York; died 6 October 1869 in Greenbush.
ELIZABETH JANE LYNN : born
1 September 1870 in West Troy, Albany County, New York; died 8 October
1938 in Washington, D.C.; married ...
ELLEN "NELLIE" LYNN : born
19 November 1874 in Watervliet, Albany County, New York; died 4 August
1929 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York; married ...
JOHN LEWIS LYNN : grandfather of John Lewis Lynn; born
1 July 1875 in Watervliet, Albany County, New York; died 13 January 1946
in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky; married ...
MARGARET LYNN : born
3 May 1878 in Watervliet, Albany County, New York; died 21 December 1926
in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York; married ...
DANIEL LYNN : born 13 May 1881 in Watervliet, Albany County, New York; died 7 August 1909 in Watervliet.
CHILDREN OF STEWART LYNN AND ELISABETH HENDERSON
JOHN HENDERSON LYNN : born 19 May 1871 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.
STEWART SCOTT LYNN : born 11 June 1872 in Larbert; died 11 January 1874 in Larbert.
JANE WAUGH LYNN : born
6 July 1873 in Larbert; married ...
STEWART LYNN : born 21 September 1875 in Larbert; died at age 12 on 6 May 1888 in Larbert.
JAMES LYNN : born
13 November 1877 in Larbert; married ...
ELIZABETH LYNN : born 14 October 1880 in Larbert.
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