NameJohn Edward LAIDMAN, 3110
Birth4 Oct 1833, Canada
Death4 Nov 1909 Age: 76
BurialBinbrook, Ontario, Canada
Burial MemoAuld Kirk cemetery
FatherSamuel LAIDMAN , 3099, N1115 (1789-1867)
MotherElizabeth PICKERSGIL , 3100 (bp. 1788-1862)
BurialBinbrook, Ontario, Canada
Burial MemoAuld Kirk cemetery
ChildrenAlice Elizabeth , 8172 (1860-1914)
 Sarah Ann , 8179 (1864-1916)
 Martha Jane , 9582 (1865-1912)
 Mary Catherine , 9585 (1868-1953)
Birth28 Feb 1838
Death29 Sep 1920 Age: 82
BurialBinbrook, Ontario, Canada
Burial MemoAuld Kirk cemetry
Misc. Notes
From "History & Heritage of Binbrook, 1792 - 1973", pg. 267:

McWATTERS by David Brown & Bessie Ptolemy Switzer and Mary (Ptolemy) Laidman

William McWatters and his wife, Mary Ann Connor, were both born in 1800 in the Counties of Down and Antrim, Ireland. In the spring of 1835, they set sail for Canada, taking 13 weeks to reach Montreal where they were detained another 3 weeks owing to an outbreak of measles, making in all 16 weeks on board ship.

They settled on a farm on C4 of Binbrook where they lived until the winter of 1879 when they moved to Glanford where they lived until Mr. McWatters d in 1882. Mrs. McWatters d in 1891 and they are both buried in the Woodburn Cemetery. Of their 7 c 4 were b in Ireland and the other 3 in Binbrook.

When the Rebellion of 1837 was quelled, the leader, Wm. Lyon McKenzie, fled to the United States around the south of Lake Ontario and securing a fresh horse from the Rymals of Ancaster, rode through the night eastward and called at the McWatters home, asking for breakfast and feed for the horse. These were supplied. Then asking to be directed to Niagara, he was shown the path through the woods by Mr. McWatters, from whom he extracted a promise of secrecy for 48 hours. This promise was kept. c Jane m Thomas Brown (see Brown); Martha m Wm. McKinnell (see McKinnell); Elizabeth m John Ptolemy (see Ptolemy); Thomas; Wm. John; Isabella m1 John Patterson, m2 John Laidman (see Laidman); Sarah. The name McWatters ended here as both the sons died young, neither having married.

From "History & Heritage of Binbrook, 1792 - 1973", pg. 214:

BROWN by David Brown / Mary (Ptolemy) Laidman

Thomas Brown was b in Stirlingshire, Scotland in 1818. He came to Canada in 1843 taking nine weeks to make the trip. In 1846 he m Jane McWatters, eldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. McWatters and settled on an adjoining farm L2, C4, B1. Thomas d 1891, Jane d 1901, c Mary; Ann m Charles Berry; Wm. John m Margaret Jarvis; Thomas m Abigail King; Sarah Jane m Thomas Bell, Glanford; a granddaughter Velma m Sanford Evans (see Evans); Elizabeth m John Weylie. Martha; Andrew; Isabella m Thomas Ptolemy (see Ptolemy); David m1 Annie Dalgleish, c Carmen, Vincent; m2 Annie Stewart whose son Bert m May Garinger (see Garinger). David Brown, the only living member of this family in 1948, wrote the story for the Tweensmuir book. He passed away October 1, 1956 at age 86.
Marriage12 Apr 1870
ChildrenMarcia Isabella , 9633 (1871-)
 Samuel Edward , 9648 (1874-1947)
 Margaret May , 9667 (1876-1926)
 Ethel Gertrude , 9696 (1878-1954)
 Maude , 9698 (-1960)
 Edith , 17684 (1882-)
 Erland , 17685 (1896-)
 Olive , 17686 (1897-)
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