Last Update: 4-Jan-97
(c) Tom McCarthy
This information was researched in England and New Brunswick by Clayton T. Piercy (now deceased). It may be freely distributed for genealogical research purposes as long as this identification paragraph is included. Please send additions or corrections to: Tom McCarthy at .
1. William McKechnie m. 20-Jul-1799, in Cardross, Scotland, Jane Mitchell. The McKechnie name is associated with the Scottish clan MacDonald.
children i Elizabeth McKechnie b. 21-Oct-1802 in Renton. ii John McKechnie b. 10-Feb-1804 in Renton. 2. iii James McKechnie b. 27-Dec-1805 in Renton.
2. James McKechnie b. 27-Dec-1805, Scotland, m. 14-Oct-1825, in Cardross, Scotland, Janet Wilkie, b. 16-Mar-1805, Renfrew Linwood, Scotland, (daughter of Alan Wilkie and Anne O'Drain) d. 31-May-1882, Renton, Scotland. Ship Carpenter. One census report lists birthplace as Argyle Kilmichael, Scotland but birth record in Renton Cardross Dec 27 for James - son of William and Jane McKechnie seems more likely. James died sometime between 1851 and 1860. Janet died 31-May-1882, Renton, Scotland. One record lists mother as Anne Hawthorne - All others list as O'Drain. Also other birthplaces listed in census records: Renfrewshire Paisley and Renfrew Abby.
children i John McKechnie b. 17-Jan-1826 in Dumbartonshire, labourer, m. Isabella, d. 15 Nov 1860, listed in 1841 census only. 3. ii Agnes McKechnie b. 20-Nov-1827. See entry below. iii Duncan McKechnie b. 1832 in Dumbartonshire, engineer in India, m. Margaret, last appears in 1861 census.. iv Janet McKechnie b. 1834 in Dumbartonshire, m. Neill McLean, listed thru 1881 census.. v Allan McKechnie b. 27-Sep-1835 in Dumbartonshire, labourer in dyeworks, listed thru 1851 census.
3. Agnes McKechnie b. 20-Nov-1827, Bridgend Dumbartonshire, Scotland, m. 01-Nov-1848, in Renton Dumbartonshire, Scotland, Edward Connely (See entry for him under Connely family), b. 1819, Broad Island, Ireland, occ. Shipbuilder, d. 15-Mar-1897, Shepodyrd New Brunswick, Canada. Agnes died 30-Jan-1919, Mechanic Settlement New Brunswick, Canada. "Mrs. Agnes Connely, aged 90 years died at the residence of her son-in-law, Robert L. Moore, on Jan. 30th. Deceased was a daughter of the late Jenette and James McKechnit, of Dunbarton, Scotland, where she was born on November 22, 1828. In early womanhood, she became the wife of the late Edward Connely, of Belfast, Ireland ... Of the union eleven children were born, eight of whom survive, viz., Agnes, Mrs. Martin Rae, Moncton; Heanette, Mrs. Peter Smith, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; Mary, Mrs. Tobias Patterson, Eau Claire, (Wis); Margaret, Mrs. Isaac Cooper; Lavinia, Mrs. R. L. Moore, Mechanic; Annie, Mrs. J. Frederick Hickey, Great Salmon River; James P. Connely, of Apohaqui. The remaining three who have gone before were two daughters in childhood and the late Robert Connely, manager of the Pejebscot Lumber Company of Great Salmon River. She also had 124 grand children and great grandchildren of whom sixty five grandchildren and twenty eight great grandchildren survive. "The early days of her married life were spent in Dumbarton, Scotland, where the two eldest children were born. In 1853 she, with her husband and family moved to Canada and settled in St. John, where her husband was a master shipbuilder for many years. Later in life they removed to Penobsquis, Kings County, and from there to Shepody Road, where they resided until the death of the late Mr. Connely twenty-one years ago. Deceased has since made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Moore, of Mechanic, who has tenderly cared for her during her declining years. The late Mrs. Connely was a superior woman, and had retained her intellectual faculties in a remarkable degree. She had read much, and possessed a very retentive mind, and was an interesting conversationalist, well versed in the topics of the present day as well as the past. She was a devout member of the established church of the motherland and her home was ever open for those who ministered in the Master's service." - Obituary
children i Janet Connely b. 22-Aug-1849. ii Robert Connely b. 22-Aug-1851. iii Agnes Connely b. 22-Nov-1853. iv Rebecca Connely b. 22-Feb-1856. v Eliza Jane Connely b. 2-Feb-1858. vi Mary Connely b. 08-Apr-1859. vii Margaret Jane Connely b. 4-Aug-1861. viii James Pringle Connely b. 2-Feb-1865. ix Annie A. Connely b. 13-Jun-1867. x Lavinia M. Connely b. 12-Jun-1870. xi Lucille Isabella Connely b. 7-Nov-1873.
References: Family records including Connely family bible; 1841 thru 1881 Censuses of Villages of Renton (Parish of Cardross) and Dumbuck Village (Parish of Old Kilpatrick) in the County of Dumbarton; Parochial Registers of Dumbartonshire including Cardross, Old Kilpatrick, and several other parishes; Parochial Registers of Kilbarchan, County of Renfrew.
1. Unknown Patterson b. Ireland. Father of family of four brothers and sisters who came to Hoyt New Brunswick, Canada from Ballyshannon, Ireland. No known relationship to Samuel Patterson, the subject of a separate family history.
children 2. i Walter Patterson ii Margaret Patterson - Margaret was a widow with 8 sons when she came to Canada in 1830. Her married name was Kirkpatrick. Descendants living in Hoyt in 1970. 3. iii William Patterson iv Unknown Patterson - Lived in Baltimore and was said to own a railway. 4. v Christopher Patterson
2. Walter Patterson - First settler in the Patterson Settlement in New Brunswick in 1829.
children i John Patterson ii Walter Patterson
3. William Patterson m. Jane Unknown, d. ?. William died 1841, Blissville NB, Canada. Came to New Brunswick between 1830 and 1842.
children i Walter Patterson ii Unknown Patterson went down with ship returning to Ireland. 5. iii Ann Patterson married Joseph Eastwood prior to 1841. iv Sarah (Mrs. Kane) Patterson v Margaret Patterson vi Susannah (Mrs. James Kirkpatrick) Patterson vii Elizabeth (Mrs. Fitzgerald) Patterson viii Unknown (Mrs. Joseph Kingston) Patterson ix (Mrs. Dibblee) Patterson
4. Christopher Patterson. Skilled stoneman
children i Walter Patterson ii James Patterson iii Unknown Patterson (Mrs. Devitt) - Descendants living in Hoyt in 1970.
5. Ann Patterson - m. Joseph Eastwood, b. 1792, Swangate Manchester England, d. 1879 in New Brunswick. Not known if related to Samuel Patterson family.
children i Margaret Ann Eastwood b. 1828.
References: Family Records, Will of William Patterson (Executed 9 Apr. 1841).
1. Edward Connely b. 1819, Broad Island, Ireland, occ. Shipbuilder, m. 01-Nov-1848, in Renton Dumbartonshire, Scotland, Agnes McKechnie, b. 20-Nov-1827, Bridgend Dumbartonshire, Scotland, (daughter of James McKechnie and Janet Wilkie) d. 30-Jan-1919, Mechanic Settlement New Brunswick, Canada. According to the headstone on his grave, Edward died 15-Mar-1897 in Shepodyrd New Brunswick, Canada. Ned Connely was a Native of County Antrim, Ireland. He moved to Dumbuck Village, Old Kilpatrick, Scotland, where he married. In 1853 emigrated to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, where he was employed as a master shipbuilder. He worked there for several years until he heard of land available in northern New Brunswick. He purchased a wooded area, cleared the land, and built a homestead. Ned was a strict Presbyterian and insisted that the Sabbath be "kept holy". Thus, all day Saturday the household scurried about preparing Sunday's noon meal, peeling potatoes and leaving them in cold water, doing everything ahead of time except for hitching the horses for church. Seven of the children, Janet, Robert, Margaret, Lavinia, Mary, James, and Lucille lived to adulthood. Templecorran or Broad Island is a parish in the barony of Lower Belfast, county of Antrim and province of Ulster, containing the village of Ballycarry. A search by the Ulster-Scot Historical Foundation to trace the Connely family here found no records, although many records were destroyed in the 1922 civil war. Some Connelys did reside in adjoining parishes of Larne and Doagh.
children i Janet Connely b. 22-Aug-1849. ii Robert Connely b. 22-Aug-1851. iii Agnes Connely b. 22-Nov-1853. iv Rebecca Connely b. 22-Feb-1856. v Eliza Jane Connely b. 2-Feb-1858. 2. vi Mary Connely b. 08-Apr-1859. vii Margaret Jane Connely b. 4-Aug-1861. viii James Pringle Connely b. 2-Feb-1865. ix Annie A. Connely b. 13-Jun-1867. x Lavinia M. Connely b. 12-Jun-1870. xi Lucille Isabella Connely b. 7-Nov-1873.
2. Mary Connely b. 08-Apr-1859, Sussex New Brunswick, Canada, m. 14-Nov-1877, in Sussex NB, Canada, Tobias William Patterson, b. 13-Mar-1855, Hoyt Station NB, Canada, (son of Samuel Patterson and Margaret Ann Eastwood) d. 17-Apr-1938, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. Mary died 25-Jul-1933, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mary Connely moved to the U.S. and resided in Eau Claire from 1884 until her death. She was a self sufficient individual, having to raise her family by herself for extended periods of time while Tobias spent winters in the lumber camps in the north woods. She was a member of 1st Presbyterian Church and the Rebecca Order. She and Tobias P. celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1928. One of the highlights of this affair was the singing of "Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet" by an English girl who was staying with them since her arrival from England. At her death, she was survived by four children.
children i Samuel Judson Patterson b. 22-Jun-1879, d. 21-May-1920, Kennedy, Wisconsin, USA. ii Margaret Jane Patterson b. 18-Dec-1880 - see entry under Samuel Patterson descendants. iii Elizabeth Ann Patterson b. 21-Dec-1885. iv Ella May Patterson b. 16-Mar-1882. v Agnes Edith Patterson b. 19-Feb-1888, m. Harry Doyle. Agnes died 31-Jul-1969, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
References: Family records; 1841 thru 1851 Censuses of Villages of Renton (Parish of Cardross) and Dumbuck Village (Parish of Old Kilpatrick) in the County of Dumbarton; Parochial Registers of Dumbartonshire including Cardross, Old Kilpatrick, and several other parishes; Parochial Registers of Kilbarchan, County of Renfrew.
1. Samuel Patterson b. Donegal Bay Ballyshannon, Ireland, d. Hoyt New Brunswick, Canada. Samuel arrived with his family in Piskahegan, St. Georges Parish, New Brunswick, Canada, in about 1826. From a note to Clayton Piercy from Harry Patterson dated May 20, 1969: "The Pattersons moved from Scotland to Ballyshannon in Ireland about 300 years ago and then my great grand father Samuel Patterson 'the just to me' moved to Piskahegan a little place in Charlotte county half way between Fredericton and St. George & he brought my grand father who was Samuel the second." Ballyshannon is located on Donegal Bay in northwestern Ireland.
children 2. i Samuel Patterson b. 1824.
2. Samuel Patterson b. 1824, Ballyshannon, Ireland, m. Margaret Ann Eastwood, b. 1828, England?, (daughter of Joseph Eastwood and Ann Patterson) d. 1899, Hoyt New Brunswick, Canada. Samuel died 1911, Hoyt, New Brunswick, Canada.
children 3. i Tobias William Patterson b. 13-Mar-1855. ii Samuel Patterson b. 9-Aug-1873. d. august 1968 at Patterson Settlement NB. Samuel had a son Harry in Hoyt Station who corresponded with Clayton Piercy about 1970 supplying much of the general Patterson family history. iii James Patterson buried English Center PA. iv John Patterson buried Williamsport PA. v Joseph Patterson b. 1858, d. 25-Oct-1941, Niagara Falls NY. vi Harriet (Hattie) Patterson buried Brookline MA. vii Elizabeth Patterson. Elizabeth married an unknown Richardson and died at sea aboard her husbands ship. viii Mollie Patterson d. Boston Massachusetts. Mollie married an unknown Green. ix Cynthia Patterson d. April 1940, Boston Massachusetts. Cynthia married Chas. Perkins. x Clara Patterson d. St. John NB, Canada. Married Al Rowley.
3. Tobias William Patterson b. 13-Mar-1855, Hoyt Station NB, Canada, m. 14-Nov-1877, in Sussex NB, Canada, Mary Connely, b. 08-Apr-1859, Hammond River New Brunswick, Canada, (daughter of Edward Connely and Agnes McKechnie) d. 25-Jul-1933, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA. Tobias died 17-Apr-1938, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Tobias lived in Cardwell, Kings Province, New Brunswick, Canada when he married. After the marriage, he and his wife moved to Dustin Brook. After his son Samuel and daughter Margaret Jane were born, Tobias decided he needed a better paying job to support his family. Stories of a boom in the Wisconsin lumber business had reached Canada, and Tobias decided to try it. In 1882, he went by himself to Eau Claire (entering at the port of Huron) for a planned 2 year stay. This was one year after the "Sawdust War" when loggers had organized and fought for a ten hour work day. Tobias worked as a jack at the John Owen mill which was located on the Chippewa River at the intersection of Mary and Ferry streets. Finally in the end of the summer of 1884, Tobias sent enough money to pay for his wife and childrens' train passage to Wisconsin. They first lived at the Farewell House on the north corner of Farwel St. and Main St. Later they rented a house on the corner of Candell and Ferry St. Tobias became a citizen on Sep 24, 1906. From 1895 until his death the family lived at 193 Plum St., Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He Worked at Daniel Shaw Lumber Co and Kaiser Lumber Co mill. He served on the county board as supervisor for 12 years. He was buried at Lakeview Cemetary.
children i Samuel Judson Patterson b. 22-Jun-1879, d. 21-May-1920, Kennedy, Wisconsin. 4. ii Margaret Jane Patterson b. 18-Dec-1880, Hoyt Station New Brunswick, Canada, m. 17-Apr-1901, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Thomas Piercy, b. 25-Jun-1869, Barnsley Barnsley England, (son of Samuel Piercy and Mary Owston) occ. Steamfitter, d. 13-May-1945, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Margaret died 12-Feb-1950, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Hoyt stations is in Sunbury County. Margaret Patterson emigrated to the U. S. with her mother about 1884. She became a naturalized citizen by virtue of marriage to T. Piercy. Children: Norman, Clara, Madlyn, Gerald, Clayton, George 5. iii Elizabeth Ann Patterson b. 21-Dec-1885, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, m. in Wisconsin, Warren J Melville. Elizabeth died 29-Mar-1966, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Children: Mary Jane iv Ella May Patterson b. 16-Mar-1882. v Agnes Edith Patterson b. 19-Feb-1888, m. Harry Doyle. Agnes died 31-Jul-1969, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
1. Joseph Eastwood b. 1792, Swangate Manchester England, m. Ann Patterson, (daughter of William Patterson and Jane Unknown) Joseph died 1879. Joseph emigrated to Hoyt, New Brunswick. From a note to Clayton T. Piercy from Harry Patterson dated May 20, 1969: "Joseph Eastwood came from Swansgate, Manchester, England. He belonged to the 74th Regiment of the English army. He was born 1792 died 1879 and he married Wm. Patterson daughter & they came from Scotland then to Ireland like the other Pattersons and about the same time & if they were related I can't find it ... Joseph Eastwood was a small man and the Pattersons always called them the 'wee Eastwoods.'"
children 2. i Margaret Ann Eastwood b. 1828.
2. Margaret Ann Eastwood b. 1828, England?, m. Samuel Patterson , b. 1824, Ballyshannon, Ireland, (son of Samuel Patterson) d. 1911, Hoyt New Brunswick, Canada. Margaret died 1899 in Hoyt, New Brunswick, Canada. Gravestone lists Margaret as Annie Jane Eastwood.
children i Tobias William Patterson b. 13-Mar-1855 - See entry under Samuel Patterson descendants. ii Samuel Patterson b. 9-Aug-1873. Samuel had a son Harry in Hoyt Station who corresponded with Clayton Piercy about 1970 supplying much of the general Patterson family history. iii James Patterson iv John Patterson bur. Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA. v Joseph Patterson b. 1858, d. 25-Oct-1941, Niagara Falls, New York, USA. vi Harrith Patterson vii Elizabeth Patterson Elizabeth married an unknown Richardson and died at sea aboard her husbands ship. viii Mollie Patterson d. Boston, Massachusetts USA. Mollie married an unknown Green. ix Cynthia Patterson d. 1840, Boston, Massachusetts. Cynthia married Chas. Perkins. x Clara Patterson d. St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. Married Al Rowley.
References: Family Records