Laughlen,  James

Laughlen, James

Male 1785 - 1850  (65 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Laughlen, James  [1
    Born 05 Mar 1785  New Hackensack, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism New Hackensack, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Find A Grave Memorial 13883239 
    Orders of Council 05 Nov 1818  [2
    As son of U. E. L., Alexander Laughlin, Ernestown. 
    Occupation Farmer  [1
    Died 10 Jun 1850  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Lutheran Union Cemetery
    Person ID I12  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | The History of Alexander V Laughlen
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Laughlen, Alexander V.,   b. 1756, Stirlingshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1822, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Snyder, Mary Lane,   b. 17 Apr 1760, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1798, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Dec 1782  New Hackensack, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Histories
    The Complete Genealogy of Alexander Laughlen by Edgerton Ross Laughlin Published 1955 with updates
    The Complete Genealogy of Alexander Laughlen by Edgerton Ross Laughlin Published 1955 with updates
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Davy, Elizabeth,   b. 08 Jul 1791, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1824, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married Feb 1810  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. McLaughlin, Alexander,   b. 02 Apr 1811, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 1865, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [natural]  [unknown]
    +2. Laughlin, Mary,   b. 22 Aug 1814, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1887, Verona, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    +3. Laughlen, John,   b. 05 Mar 1818, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Mar 1882, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]  [unknown]
    +4. Laughlin, Henry,   b. 07 Jun 1821, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1890, Odessa, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [natural]  [unknown]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Davey, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 30 Jun 1799, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1867, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 01 Mar 1824  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Laughlen, Catherine,   b. 12 Apr 1825, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1897, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [natural]
    +2. Laughlen, George,   b. 14 Feb 1827, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1911, Marlbank, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    +3. Laughlen, Benjamin,   b. 28 Oct 1828, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1878, Bath, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
    +4. Laughlen, James Wilson,   b. 17 Dec 1830, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1885, Necropolis, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    +5. Laughlen, Eliza Jane,   b. 20 Jan 1833, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1893, Violet, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    +6. Laughlen, William,   b. 25 Nov 1835, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1909, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    +7. Laughlin, Benson Smith,   b. 21 Jun 1838, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1909, New Haven, Gratiot, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Mar 1785 - New Hackensack, Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - - New Hackensack, Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Feb 1810 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 01 Mar 1824 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jun 1850 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Laughlen, James Sign
    Laughlen, James Sign

    Documents
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1a
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1a
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1b
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1b
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1c
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1c
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1d
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1d
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1e
    Laughlen, James 1818-Oct-14 Land Petition1e

    Headstones
    Laughlen, James Grave Stone
    Laughlen, James Grave Stone
    Laughlen, James Grave Stone 1
    Laughlen, James Grave Stone 1

    Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest
    Laughlen Family Crest
    The surname MacLaughlin, also spelt Laughlin, Lauchlan, Laughlan, MacLoughlin and McLaughlin, is used in modern Irish as the Anglicization of an Old Gaelic name borne by two entirely distinct Gaelic septs, the first originally called 'O' Maoilsheachlann' and Anglicized as O'Melaghlin up to the end of the 17th Century assumed the name MacLoughun in circa 1691. The territory of this sept lay in the central plains of Ireland, especially in County Meath. The Gaelic prefix "O" indicates male descendant of, and "maol", the tonsured one, i.e. a devotee (of Saint Seachlann i.e. St. Secundinus). This Maoilsheachlann from whom the family descends was better known as Malachy 11, High King of Ireland from 980 - 1002. The second MacLaughlin sept belonged to Innishowen Co. Donegal. The name means "son of (mac) Lochlann", a compound of the Norse elements "loch", a lake or fjord, plus "lann" land. The great leading men of this sept are frequently referred to in "The Annals of the Four Masters". Among the recordings in Ireland is the marriage of John McLaughlin and Elizabeth Crauffurd on June 23rd 1666 at Derry Cathedral, Templemore, Londonderry, Northern Ireland. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of MacLochlann of Ulster, which was dated circa 1200, in the Annals of Medieval History (Counties Donegal and Derry), during the reign of King Cathal, Craobhdhearg - known as Red Hand, High King of Ireland, 1198 - 1224. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • The complete works of Dr. E. Ross Laughlen's James Line is included in this history. James Laughlin was born in New York, USA. He emigrated with his parents from Albany New York, USA over the Onondaga trail in the depths of winter, crossing over the ice on sledges at the East end of Lake Ontario, Canada to the Village of Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada. He probably received little or no education. He lived with his parents on the West half of Lot 17, second Concession, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada until they moved to Lot 28, third Concession Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada

      He continued to live with his parents after their marriage.

      From the Public Archives Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      To his Excellency Major General Sir Peregrine Maitland xc. -The peotion of James Laughlen of the Township of Ernestown, humbly sheweth, That your petitioner is the son of Alexander Laughlen of the township of Ernest Town, a U. E. Loyalist, that he has attained the full age of twenty one years and has taken the oath of allegiance as will appear from the annexed certificates and has never received any lands or order for lands from the Crown. Wherefore your petitioner prays that your excellency will be pleased to grant him two hundred of the waste lands of the Crown and permit Isaac Fraser, Esqr. of the Townsip of Ernest Town to locate the same and take out the deed when completed. And your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray. Kingston 14th. October 1818 Signed-James Laughlen

      On 9-29-1818 his Father deeded him Lot 28 Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada consisting of 200 Acres. All of the children of James Laughlin were born on this Farm. There was a creek running through this property which furnished power for a saw mill built by James and his Father. The mill was still standing in 1925. On November 2, 1838, James willed the homestead to his two sons, John and Henry.

      Elizabeth died in 1824. James then married Mary Davey, daughter of Michael Davey and the first cousin of his first Wife, Elizabeth Davey. A piece of the homestead property was donated to the Church as a Cemetery, and is now known as Lutheran Union Cemetery.

      James Laughlin had a family bible which passed to his son Benjamin, then to John Shannon Laughlin, then to Mrs. Fred Laughlin of Napanee Ontario, Canada, then to Harry Scott of Napanee and then to his daughter Mrs. George Templeton who had it in 1954.

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] The Works of M. E. Laughlin and E. R. Laughlin, 1955 2nd Edition, Mary Elizabeth Bowyer Laughlin and Edgerton Ross Laughlin.

    2. [S274] Loyalists in Ontario, The Sons and Daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada, William D. Reid, (Name: Genealogical Publishing Company; Date: Jan 1, 1994;), Page 178.
      James of Ernestown, m. Eizabeth Davey.