Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week forty, in my attempt to catch up before the end of the year!
My great-great-great-great grandfather John Henry Hindle was born on 13 Nov 1813 in England. From what I can determine at this point, he was born in Yorkshire or Lancashire. His father was Thomas Hindell. I have no further information on John until his marriage.
He married Faith Collins on Jun 9, 1838 in the Parish of Brayton, Yorkshire, England.
Sometime around 1839 their first child, Anne, was born. And sometime between her birth and the birth of their son John (likely around 1841), they emigrated to Canada. After arriving in Canada they went on to have twelve more children, for a total of 8 daughters and six sons.
The 1851 Canadian census for Chinguacousy, Ontario, finds John (35) and Faith (34) living with Ann (13), John (11), James (9), Faith (7), Hannah (5), Elizabeth (4) and Thomas (2). Ann is shown, along with her parents, as being born in England. All of the other children were born in Canada. The family is living in a one-story frame house.
The 1861 census for Chinguacousy, finds John (45) and Faith (25?!) living with John (21), James (18), Faith (16), Harriet (14), Elizabeth (13), Thomas (11), Henry (10), Margaret (9), William (6), Mary (4), Robert (3), and Sarah (1). In 1871, the census for Chinguacousy shows John (57) and Pheth (54) living with Thomas (21), Henry (19), Margaret (17), William (15), Mary (13), Robert (12), Sarah (10) and Esther (8). John and Thomas are farmers.
In the 1881 Chinguacousy census, John (60) and Faith (64) are shown living with Sarah (20), James (34) and Mary (41). Both John and James are listed as farmers.
Faith passed away on October 20, 1886 at 69 years of age. The cause of death was listed as congestion of lungs, 6 days.
In 1891, the census for Chinguacousy, Ontario shows John (74) as a lodger living with John Ellis (30) and his wife Esther Jane (28). Esther is John’s youngest daughter. Also in the home are John and Esther’s children Frederick (2) and Earnest (7/12). Mary Hindle (14) is living with the family as a ‘domestic’ – I would expect she is Esther’s niece.
In the 1900 US census for Camden, De Kalb, Missouri, John (88) is shown living with his daughter Anne (61) and her husband John Ferguson (71). Also in the home are John and Anne’s widowed son Adam (40) and his two sons John (14) and Arthur (11). The Fergusons emigrated to the United States from Ontario in 1869. John arrived in 1896. John and Adam are both listed as farmers.
John died on 16 Jul 1905 in Amity, DeKalb, Missouri, United States. John’s obituary read:
John Hindle was born in Yorkshire county, England, November 14, 1813 and died at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth Mason in Amity, MO, July 16, 1905 at the age of 91 years, 8 months, 3 days. In 1838 he was married to Faith Collins, who preceeded him to the better world 18 years ago. He emigrated to Canada in 1840 and in 1895 came to live with his daughters in the United States. He was a staunch Methodist and was one of the organizers of the first Methodist class in Peel County, Ontario, Canada. For 58 years he was known to have a family altar, but the exact date of commenement of his Christian life is unknown. He was a man of excellent health, but the clock of time strikes at last and life ends and thus it was with him. His last illness came a few weeks ago and he suffered much. Although he was well cared for by those who love him to the end, it came so peacefully that the exact moment of his departure was unobserved. He leaves 14 children and a large number of grand and great grandchildren to mourn his loss. The funeral services were conducted at the home of his son-in-law, James Mason in the presence of his relatives and friends. Mr. and Mrs. Mason left Monday evening with the remains for interment in Canada.
He was buried in Dixon’s Union Cemetery in Brampton, Ontario.