Laughlin,  Isaac Jacob

Laughlin, Isaac Jacob

Male 1792 - 1881  (88 years)

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  • Name Laughlin, Isaac Jacob  [1
    Born 06 Nov 1792  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1812  [2
    Orders of Council 08 Mar 1820  [3
    As son of U. E. L., Alexander Laughlin, Ernestown. 
    Name McLaughlin 
    Occupation Labourer  [1
    Residence 1851  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1871  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 17 Mar 1881  Yarker, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Fell off a wagon and died of his injuries.
    Person ID I44  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 Johnson, Ruth,   b. 1802, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1882, Yarker, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 26 May 1816  Midland, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Minister Reverend Robert McDowall 
    Children 
    +1. McLaughlin, Hannah,   b. 1818, Yarker, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1858, Sheffield, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
    +2. McLaughlin, Elizabeth Maria,   b. 1820, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1900, Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    +3. McLaughlin, John,   b. 1822, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1889, Yarker, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    +4. McLaughlin, Catherine,   b. 1826, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1899, Sydenham, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    +5. McLaughlin, Almira,   b. 1826, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1883, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
    +6. McLaughlin, Hester Ann,   b. 09 May 1832, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1903, Au Gres, Arenac, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    +7. McLaughlin, Charles,   b. 1836, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1888, Yarker, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [natural]
    +8. McLaughlin, Rachel,   b. 06 Aug 1840, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1873, Oconto, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)  [natural]
    +9. McLaughlin, William Henry,   b. 22 Jul 1847, Odessa, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1908, Meaford, Grey, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Nov 1792 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1816 - Midland, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Mar 1881 - Yarker, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob Death Record
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob Death Record
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1851
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1851
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 18510
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 18510
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 18510-1
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 18510-1
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1a
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1a
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1b
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1b
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1c
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1c
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1d
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1d
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1e
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob 1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1e
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1 Cover
    Laughlin, Isaac Jacob1819-Apr-27 Land Petition1 Cover

    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 
    • This History of Jacob includes the complete works of Dr. E. Ross Laughlin's Jacob line.
      Jacob was the youngest son of Alexander Laughlin. He lived with his parents on their 100-acre Farm Concession 2, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada, West half of Lot 17. He moved with them from that Farm to a 200-acre Farm, Concession 3, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada, Lot 28. Jacob enlisted in Company D. of Washburn Company Militia of Canada and served for two years during the War of 1812-1814. He was actively engaged in battle at Fort Niagara on December 10, 1813, at Lundys Lane July 25, 1814 and at the siege of Fort Erie in September and October of1814. He was discharged at York as a Private on March 24, 1815. His discharge paper stated that he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and that he had been born in Marysburgh. His place of residence at the time of his discharge was Camden East. Although his discharge paper indicates his name as "Jacob Laughlin", he signed his name as "Jacob McGlaughlin".

      All his children were known as McLaughlin.

      When he petitioned for land, he spelled his name "Laughlen". When he married, his given name was recorded as Isaac, which was possibly his "real" first name. He married Ruth Johnson of Ernestown and they lived in Yarker, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada for many years. Jacob was a Labour. He changed his name to McLaughlin and his descendants carry that name. No headstones could be found at the Yarker and Wilton cemeteries, so their graves were probably unmarked.

      This information was collected by Edgerton Ross Laughlin, probably from the Archives of Canada, although he does not note the record number: The following petition for Crown Lands was directed to His Excellency, Sir Peregrine Maitland, K. C. B., Lieutenant Governor of the Province of Upper Canada and Major General commanding his Majesty's forces in the same, etc.

      "The petition of Jacob Laughlen of the Township of Camden, humbly sheweth that your petitioner is the son of Alexander Laughlen of the township of Ernest Town, a United Empire Loyalist; that your petitioner has attained the age of twenty-one years, has taken the oath of allegiance and did his duty in defence of the Province during the late war as will appear by the annexed certificates and has never received any lands from the Crown. Your petitioner therefore prays that your Excellency will be pleased to grant him 200 Acres of the waste lands of the Crown and permit Isaac Fraser, Esq. to locate the same and take out the deed when completed; and your petitioner as in duty bound will ever pray, &c. " Sworn in open sessions on April. 27, 1819 (Thomas Markland, chairman).

      Under an Order-in-council dated 8th March, 1820, Jacob Laughlen of the Township of Camden was allowed 200 Acres of land as a son of Alexander Laughlen, of the Township of Ernestown, a United Empire Loyalist. The location was Lot 20, Concession 13 Township of Dover, Midland District of Upper Canada - "We, Thomas Markland, Esq., Chairman and Allen MacLean, Esq., Clerk of the Peace, certify that Jacob Laughlin personally appeared before the open General Quarter Sessions of the Peace of this day and was recognized by the magistrates to be the son of Alexander Laughlin of the Township of Ernestown, a United Empire Loyalist who retained his loyalty without suspicion of aiding or assisting the enemy and that the said Jacob Laughlin did his duty in defence of the Province during the last war. " Dated in open Sessions at the court house in the town of Kingston, the 27th April. 1819. Signed Thomas Markland and Allan MacLean

  • 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. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.

    3. [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.
      Jocob of Damden East

    4. [S489] 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

    5. [S19] 1871 Canadian Census, taken no later then May 1, 1871.

    6. [S372] Reverend Robert McDowall Marriage Register.