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The Children & Grandchildren of
James RUTHERFORD & Rebecca STEWART

James RUTHERFORD (1817-1888) was a son of James and a grandson of Captain RUTHERFORD, of Co. Donegal, Ireland. His mother was Hannah DILL of the DILLs of Co. Donegal. He married Rebecca STEWART (1822-1874) in 1840, and they immigrated to Philadelphia, PA, USA immediately afterwards. They immigrated to Ontario, Canada in about 1847 with three young sons, and settled in Euphrasia Twp. Grey Co. and then moved on to Albion Twp. Peel Co. in 1854. They eventually had a total of 16 children, of which 6 died in infancy, but the other 10 married and 9 of them had children. Two daughters married the two BEATTY Brothers who in 1874 founded the famous farm equipment firm in Fergus, Ontario.

There were frequent RUTHERFORD reunions, and the 4th and largest, which was held on Sept. 7, 1949 in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of Beatty Brothers, hosted over 150 people. A copy of the Invitation List is online at the website below. Please check to see if your name, or those of your ancestors are there. There are a huge number of people in Canada who can trace their descent directly back to this pioneer couple, and it is my goal to trace and record all of their descendants. James & Rebecca were my Great-Great-Grandparents. This family tree covers only the first three generations, and to the best of my knowledge, I have found all 40 grandchildren, although some of their spouses are still missing. If you are related to James & Rebecca, or if you have information I am missing, please contact Bob STERNE at bobsgenes@hotmail.com

1 James RUTHERFORD
  bd. 1817, Casheleenan, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  dd. Feb 8, 1888, Albion Twp, Peel Co. Ontario
& Rebecca STEWART
  bd. May 10, 1822, Kilmacrenan, Co. Donegal, Ireland
  dd. Oct 28, 1874, Albion Twp, Peel Co. Ontario
  m. Mar 26, 1840, Ireland
|      1.1 Martha RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Dec 26, 1840, USA
|        dd. 1841, USA
|      1.2 William James RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Feb 28, 1842, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|        dd. Nov 13, 1921, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      & Mary HAMILTON
|        bd. Dec 9, 1839, Ontario
|        dd. Feb 28, 1900, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|        m. Feb 23, 1868, Ontario
|      |      1.2.1 ? (m) RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. ca 1869
|      |        dd. ca 1869
|      |      1.2.2 Margaret Rebecca "Maggie" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Oct 24, 1870, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. May 15, 1922, Toronto, Ontario
|      |      & Christofer "Chris" CRANSTON
|      |        bd. 1866, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |        dd. 1952
|      |        m. Jun 11, 1902, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |      1.2.3 Martha Jane "Marty" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Oct 20, 1872, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |        dd. 1953
|      |        m. Unmarried
|      |      1.2.4 James Hamilton RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Sep 8, 1874, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |        dd. 1957
|      |      & Mary SEE
|      |        bd. Sep 24, 1879, Canada
|      |        dd. Sep 22, 1955
|      |        m. Oct 16, 1901, Toronto, Ontario
|      |      1.2.5 Fanny Adeline RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Dec 25, 1876, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |        dd. 1950
|      |      & Stanley H. J. TOPPS
|      |        bd. 1880, England
|      |        dd. 1968
|      |        m. Apr 24, 1905, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      1.3 Robert John "John" RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Sep 8, 1843, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
|        dd. Jun 30, 1912, Brampton, Ontario
|      & Sarah Ann DIXON
|        bd. Jun 13, 1843, Ontario
|        dd. Jun 19, 1917, Brampton, Ontario
|        m. Mar 24, 1870, Albion Twp.Peel Co. Ontario
|      |      1.3.1 Catherine E. "Lilly" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Jan 11, 1871, Vaughan Twp. Ontario.
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      & ? ARMSTRONG, BRYANS, OR STEPHENS ?
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      1.3.2a James Stewart "Stewart" RUTHERFORD*
|      |        bd. Jul 19, 1872, Vaughan Twp. Ontario.
|      |        dd. Jun 16, 1952
|      |      & Martha Emma ARMSTRONG
|      |        bd. Nov 30, 1873, Chinguacousy Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Nov 24, 1905, Chinguacousy Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        m. Jun 29, 1904, Mayfield, Ontario
|      |      1.3.2b James Stewart "Stewart" RUTHERFORD*
|      |        bd. Jul 19, 1872, Vaughan Twp. Ontario.
|      |        dd. Jun 16, 1952
|      |      & Annie Ambersine ELLIOTT
|      |        bd. Oct 12, 1875, Chinguacousy Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Jan 14, 1947
|      |        m. aft 1905
|      |      1.3.3 Andrew Dixon RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Mar 9, 1874, Vaughan Twp. Ontario.
|      |        dd. Dec 22, 1943, Brampton, Ontario
|      |        m. Unmarried
|      |      1.3.4 Margaret Ann RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Jun 21, 1876, Chinguacousy Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Jun 19, 1934
|      |      & ? ARMSTRONG, BRYANS, OR STEPHENS ?
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      1.3.5 Janet Alberta RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Jul 20, 1885, Chinguacousy Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      & ? ARMSTRONG, BRYANS, OR STEPHENS ?
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      1.4 Samuel Dill RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Nov 14, 1844, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|        dd. Mar 1, 1919, Bolton, Ontario
|      & Elizabeth Jane "Eliza Jane" HARRISON
|        bd. Mar 23, 1851, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|        dd. Mar 29, 1929, Bolton, Peel Co. Ontario
|        m. Mar 20, 1873, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |      1.4.1 William H. RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Nov 16, 1874, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |      1.4.2 Charles Harrison RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Mar 31, 1876, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      & Florence BLACK
|      |        bd. Jun 25, 1883, Toronto, Gore, Ontario.
|      |        dd. 1947
|      |      1.4.3 James Herbert "Herb" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Apr 7, 1878, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. bef 1949
|      |      & ? ?
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      1.4.4 Florence WHITTLE
|      |        bd. Nov 8, 1881, Ontario
|      1.5 Ann RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Oct 11, 1846, USA ?
|        dd. 1846, USA ?
|      1.6 Catherine RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Feb 10, 1848, Euphrasia Twp. Grey Co. Ontario
|        dd. Apr 17, 1904, Bolton, Ontario
|      & Matthew BEATTY
|        bd. Aug 8, 1838, Albion Twp, Peel Co.Ontario
|        dd. Dec 10, 1884, Fergus, Ontario
|        m. Mar 26, 1873, Albion Twp, Peel Co. Ontario
|      |      1.6.1 John Rutherford "Jack" BEATTY
|      |        bd. Aug 8, 1874, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        dd. Nov 2, 1936, Toronto, Ontario
|      |      & Lillian JOHNSON
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      1.6.2 Mabel Ann Rebecca BEATTY
|      |        bd. Aug 5, 1876, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        dd. Aug 17, 1931, Newtonbrook, Ontario
|      |      & George R. GOULDING
|      |        m. aft 1904, Fergus, Ontario
|      |      1.6.3 James Albert "Jim" BEATTY
|      |        bd. May 8, 1879, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        dd. Mar 28, 1932, Toronto, Ontario
|      |      & Margaret Jane BYERS
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |        m. Jun 9, 1915, Toronto, Ontario.
|      |      1.6.4 Edith Annie Elizabeth BEATTY
|      |        bd. Jun 8, 1882, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      & Prof. Roy Balmer LIDDY
|      |        bd. ca 1886, Bradford, Ontario
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |        m. Oct 24, 1914, Fergus, Ontario
|      1.7 Eliza Jane RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Jul 3, 1849, Euphrasia Twp. Grey Co. Ontario
|        dd. Aug 25, 1925
|      & Isaac HUDSON
|        bd. Jun 10, 1840, Bolton, Peel Co. Ontario
|        dd. Aug 2, 1925, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|        m. Mar 26, 1873
|      |      1.7.1 Rebecca Stewart HUDSON
|      |        bd. Sep 26, 1875, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      & David WILSON
|      |        bd. ca 1871, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |        dd. bef 1949
|      |        m. Mar 16, 1898, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |      1.7.2 Harris Henry "Harry" HUDSON
|      |        bd. May 10, 1877, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |        dd. Jun 25, 1952
|      |      & Jemima "Mina" WILSON
|      |        bd. Dec 22, 1878, Coventry, Ontario
|      |        dd. Oct 31, 1953
|      |        m. Dec 26, 1900, Bolton, Peel Co. Ontario
|      |      1.7.3 Fanny Ann HUDSON
|      |        bd. Jan 21, 1880, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |        dd. Jan 23, 1880, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      1.8 Martha RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Apr 10, 1851, Euphrasia Twp. Grey Co. Ontario
|        dd. Jun 9, 1940, Fergus, Ontario
|      & George BEATTY
|        bd. Nov 23, 1845, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|        dd. Jun 16, 1921, Fergus, Ontario
|        m. Jan 18, 1876, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |      1.8.1 William George "Will" BEATTY
|      |        bd. Jun 11, 1877, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        dd. Jul 25, 1957
|      |      & Jean Austin NORRIS
|      |        bd. Jun 13, 1885, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
|      |        dd. Mar 3, 1981, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        m. Aug 4, 1909, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
|      |      1.8.2 Milton James "M.J." BEATTY
|      |        bd. Mar 30, 1879, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        dd. Jul 15, 1940, Fergus, Ontario
|      |      & Mary Fowler CASSIDY
|      |        bd. Aug 1887, Japan
|      |        dd. Nov 1965, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        m. Aug 18, 1908, London, Ontario
|      |      1.8.3 Ethel Maude Elizabeth BEATTY
|      |        bd. Oct 2, 1880, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        dd. Aug 17, 1951, Edmonton, Alberta
|      |      & William Henry Sherlock "Will" STERNE
|      |        bd. Sep 17, 1880, Carrick Twp. Bruce Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Aug 20, 1978, Edmonton, Alberta
|      |        m. Jun 27, 1911, Fergus, Ontario
|      |      1.8.4 Annie Luella BEATTY
|      |        bd. Mar 27, 1884, Fergus, Ontario
|      |        dd. Mar 1, 1885, Fergus, Ontario
|      1.9 Rebecca RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Aug 14, 1852, Euphrasia Twp. Grey Co. Ontario
|        dd. Nov 7, 1914
|      & William McKINLEY Sr.
|        bd. Dec 2, 1841, King Twp. York Co. Ontario
|        m. May 25, 1881, Orangeville, Ontario
|      |      1.9.1 Annie Luella McKINLEY
|      |        bd. Jul 16, 1883, King Twp. York Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |        m. Unmarried
|      1.10 Margaret B. RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Oct 27, 1853, Euphrasia Twp. Grey Co. Ontario
|        dd. Jul 17, 1854, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      1.11 Henry Adam RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Oct 25, 1856, Albion Twp, Peel Co.Ontario
|        dd. Jul 18, 1918, Brampton, Ontario
|      & Mary Ann Rebecca CASSIDY
|        bd. May 13, 1859, West Garafraxa Twp. Ontario
|        dd. Feb 21, 1930
|        m. Jun 18, 1884, West Garafraxa Twp. Ontario
|      |      1.11.1 James John Louis "J.J." RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Feb 28, 1886, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Jun 12, 1948
|      |      & Mary Elizabeth DONNELL
|      |        bd. 1889
|      |        dd. Oct 12, 1971
|      |        m. Sep 18, 1915, Sutton West, Ontario
|      |      1.11.2 Frank Stewart RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Feb 4, 1888, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      & Clara Alice "Clare" PENNINGTON
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |        m. Mar 19, 1917, Dundas, Ontario
|      |      1.11.3 Laura Isabell "Isabell" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Aug 22, 1889, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Mar 18, 1937
|      |      & Wilfred Albert DODDS
|      |        bd. Feb 16, 1889, Bolton, Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Jul 10, 1924
|      |        m. Apr 6, 1914, Bolton, Peel Co. Ontario
|      |      1.11.4 Mary Ann Rebecca "May" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Jun 29, 1891, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |        dd. Jun 30, 1931
|      |      & Dr. Robertson Roy WALKER DDS
|      |        bd. ca 1886, Lloydtown, Ontario
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |        m. Jan 16, 1915, Brampton, Ontario
|      |      1.11.5 Gertrude Louisa "Gertie" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Mar 19, 1893, Bolton, Ontario
|      |        dd. Mar 2, 1962
|      |      & Murray G. BROOKS
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      1.11.6 Martha Alberta "Alberta" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Feb 26, 1895, Bolton, Ontario
|      |        dd. 1941
|      |      & Robert DUFF
|      |        dd. aft 1949
|      |      1.11.7 Edith Luella "Luella" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Sep 24, 1897, Bolton, Ontario
|      |        dd. Dec 12, 1977, Bolton, Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        m. Unmarried
|      |      1.11.8 George? RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. ca 1899
|      |        dd. ca 1899
|      1.12 Albert Stewart RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Sep 10, 1859, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|        dd. Dec 10, 1948
|      & Hannah R. TINDALE
|        bd. Feb 9, 1873, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|        dd. Apr 9, 1940
|        m. Feb 13, 1895, Albion Twp. Peel Co, Ontario
|      |      1.12.1 Henry Tindale "Tindale" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Jan 3, 1896, Albion Twp, Peel Co.Ontario
|      |        dd. Jul 4, 1981
|      |      & Muriel May VERNER
|      |        bd. Aug 10, 1899, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |        dd. Jul 9, 1993, Brampton, Ontario
|      |      1.12.2 George Lloyd "Lloyd" RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Feb 16, 1897, Albion Twp, Peel Co.Ontario
|      |        dd. Nov 24, 1976, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |      & Gladwyn Bernice Winnifred MELLOW
|      |        bd. Jun 5, 1905
|      |        dd. Dec 30, 1995, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |        m. Jun 3, 1933, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |      1.12.3 Robert John RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Aug 12, 1898, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Nov 2, 1984, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |      & Laura May GOODFELLOW
|      |        bd. Aug 13, 1905, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Apr 11, 1977, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |        m. Apr 4, 1933, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |      1.12.4 Lilian May RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. May 3, 1900, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Jun 28, 1987, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |        m. Unmarried
|      |      1.12.5 Mabel Cathleen RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Mar 20, 1904, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|      |        dd. Apr 8, 1998, Toronto, Ontario
|      |      & Robert Herbert Lee SCOTT
|      |        dd. Nov 11, 1997, Toronto, Ontario
|      |        m. Jul 22, 1931, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |      1.12.6 William James RUTHERFORD
|      |        bd. Apr 14, 1907
|      |        dd. Oct 25, 1996, Bolton, Ontaio
|      |      & Margery McCUTCHEON
|      |        dd. Aug 16, 1996, Bolton, Ontaio
|      1.13 Emily RUTHERFORD
|        bd. May 6, 1861, Ontario
|        dd. May 16, 1861, Ontario
|      1.14 Frances Ann "Fannie" RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Aug 14, 1862, Albion Twp, Peel Co.Ontario
|        dd. Jun 20, 1926, Bolton, Peel Co. Ontario
|      & Rev. Edwin Abbott HARRISON
|        bd. ca 1865, Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario
|        dd. Aug 7, 1899, Bolton, Peel Co. Ontario
|        m. Feb 19, 1895, Unionville, Ontario
|      1.15 Hannah RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Aug 11, 1863, Ontario
|        dd. Aug 23, 1863, Ontario
|      1.16 George Wellington RUTHERFORD
|        bd. Aug 23, 1865, Ontario
|        dd. Aug 23, 1866, Ontario


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