John McLean1,2,3

#304, (c 1821 - 1903)
FatherHector McLean4 (bt 1788 - 1790 - bt 1871 - 1881)
MotherMary McGillvra4 (bt 1790 - 1794 - bt 1871 - 1881)
RelationshipSon of Hector McLean
ChartsAngus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen's children & grandchildren
Angus McKinnon & Mary McFadyen - 5 generations of descendants
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray's children & grandchildren
Hector McLean & Mary McGillivray - 5 generations of descendants
Ancestors of Isabella McLean Inkster (my great grandmother)

Children of John McLean and Flora McKinnon

Life Events

BirthJohn McLean was born circa 1821 in Ontario.
Date determined by the fact that his older brother Archibald was born in Mull in 1819 and John was born in Canada. His next younger brother, Allan was born in 1823. John's reported age varied markedly in census and other records.5 
MarriageHe married Flora McKinnon, daughter of Angus McKinnon and Mary McFadyen, circa 1850.6
 
1851/2 CensusJohn and Flora McLean appeared on the 1852 Census of Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario, enumerated Jan 1852. John was age 30 next birthday, a farmer, born in Canada, Kirk of Scotland. Flora was age 20 next birthday, born in Canada [ditto from line above] and Kirk of Scotland. They lived with their son Duncan in a one story log house with John's parents. Living nearby were Flora's parents.4 
1861 CensusJohn and Flora McLean appeared on the 1861 Census of Vaughan Township, York County, Ontario. John was a labourer, born in Upper Canada, Church of Scotland, age 40, and married. Flora was born in Scotland, Church of Scotland, age 27 and married. Their children were Duncan (9), Mary (7), Angus (5), Hector (5), and Laughlin (3). The family lived in a 1 story log house. They owned 2 cows and 4 sheep valued at $52.1 
Residence-Moved Between 1861 and 1863, the McLean family moved to Bruce Township. They were in Vaughan in the 1861 census and their daughter Christina was buried in Bruce in 1863.5 
1871 CensusJohn and Flora appeared on the 1871 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. John was 48, born in Ontario, Church of Scotland, Scotch origin, farmer and married. Flora was 35, born in Scotland, C Presbyterian, Scotch origin, married, and unable to write. With them were Duncan (18), Mary (17), Hector (14), Angus (14), Lachlan (12), Christy (9), Cathrine (7), Archibald (5), and Christy Bella (3).7 
Research Note Although Christy, age 9, is with John & Flora McLean in the 1871 census, she is probably not their daughter. They have a daughter named Christina born circa 1868, shortly after this Christy. One possibility is that she is a daughter of John's widowed brother Hugh. 
1881 CensusJohn and Flora McLean appeared on the 1881 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. John was 59, born in Ontario, C Presbyterian, Scotch origin, and a farmer. Flora was 48, born Scotland, C Presbyterian, of Scotch origin. Their children at home were Hector (25, laborer), Angus (25, clerk), Lochlon (23, laborer), Catherine (18), Christiana (12), John (9), Flora (6), Alexander (4), and Isabella (1). [The image was very faint so much of the information is taken from the LDS transcription]8 
1891 CensusJohn and Flora appeared on the 1891 Census of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario. John was age 68, born in Ontario, Canada Presbyterian, parents born in Scotland, with occupation farm labor. Flora was John's wife, 58, born Scotland, parents born Scotland, and Canada Presbyterian. She could not read or write. The family lived in a two story wooden house with 7 rooms. Their children were Christy (21), John (19), Flora (17), Alexander (13), and Isabella (11).9 
(Mentioned) ObituaryHe was mentioned (but not by name) in Duncan McLean's 1902 obituary as father living in Bruce county, Ontario.10
Duncan McLean obituary
(Winnipeg) Morning Telegram
DeathJohn died on 23 Nov 1903 in Underwood, Bruce County, Ontario.
Information from certificate: age 84, resident Underwood, Retired Farmer, married, born Ontario, Presbyterian, cause of death: dropsy of heart, attended by Dr. Logan, Informant: Angus McLean, registered 25 Nov 1903.3
John McLean
Death Certificate
BurialHe was buried in 1903 in Queen Hill Cemetery, Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario.11 
Last Edited9 Sep 2013

Citations

  1. 1861 Census for Ontario "York County, Vaughan Tp (474), page 101."
  2. Microfilm of the Church Register of York County Maple Presbyterian Church register (also known as St. Andrews and St. Pauls), 1829-1912 (Family History Library, 0207904), children's bapts.
  3. Death Registrations of Ontario, 1869-1938. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. John McLean, #005892-04.
  4. Online image of the 1851/52 Census for Canada (Library and Archives Canada, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/02/020122_e.html), York County (42), Vaughan (401), page 221.
  5. Inferred from analysis of data.
  6. Microfilm of the Church Register of York County Maple Presbyterian Church register (also known as St. Andrews and St. Pauls), 1829-1912 (Family History Library, 0207904), children's baptisms.
  7. 1871 Census for Canada "Ontario, North Bruce (28), Bruce Tp (a-2), page 51."
  8. Online image of the 1881 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Bruce North (177), a-1, page 6.
  9. Online image of the 1891 Census for Canada (viewed at Ancestry.com), Ontario, Bruce West (53), Bruce Township (a-2), page 45.
  10. Obituary of Duncan McLean in Morning Telegram (Winnipeg, Manitoba), 5 August 1902. image online at Manitobia Life and Times, at the Manitoba Archives site.
  11. Ontario Genealogical Society. Bruce & Grey Branch, Cemetery Inscriptions of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario (Port Elgin, Ontario: OGS), Queen Hill, Lot 18, Con 14.
  12. Microfilm of the Church Register of York County Maple Presbyterian Church register (also known as St. Andrews and St. Pauls), 1829-1912 (Family History Library, 0207904).
  13. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. McLean/Schell, #001304-80.
  14. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. McQuarrie/McLean, #002238-74.
  15. Marriage Registrations of Ontario, 1857-1928. Image viewed at Ancestry.com. McLean/McKay, #001585-87.
  16. Microfilm of the Church Register of York County Maple Presbyterian Church register (also known as St. Andrews and St. Pauls), 1829-1912 (Family History Library, 0207904), entire family in one record.
  17. Ontario Genealogical Society. Bruce & Grey Branch, Cemetery Inscriptions of Bruce Township, Bruce County, Ontario (Port Elgin, Ontario: OGS).
  18. Marriage certificate of John Simpson and Catherine McLean, married 5 February 1884 in the Province of Manitoba, Certificate #1884,001550.
  19. Obituary of John Archibald McLean in unidentified Bruce County newspaper, 5 June 1947. Transcription from Betty McKinnon, Kincardine.
  20. Marriage certificate of William Simpson and Flora McLean, married 25 October 1899 in the Province of Manitoba, Certificate #28-09-336473.
  21. Province of Ontario Marriage Registers: Inkster/McLean, #003237-98, Family History Library.