Laughlen,  John Henry

Laughlen, John Henry

Male 1783 - 1867  (83 years)

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  • Name Laughlen, John Henry  [1, 2
    Born 16 Sep 1783  New Hackensack, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 12 Oct 1783  Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Emigration 1788  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Find A Grave Memorial 168351196 
    Orders of Council 27 Feb 1818  [3
    As son of U. E. L., Alexander Laughlin, Ernestown. 
    Name McLaughlin 
    Died 09 Sep 1867  Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Roblin, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ingle McLaughlin Cemetery
    Person ID I4774  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 Stover, Elizabeth,   b. 23 Sep 1782, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1867, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married Bef 01 Jan 1806 
    Children 
    +1. McLaughlin, Mary,   b. 1806, Sheffield, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1896, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     2. McLaughlin, Rachel,   b. 04 Dec 1810, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. McLaughlin, John,   b. 1814, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +4. McLaughlin, Hannah,   b. Abt 1815, Sheffield, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1892, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)  [natural]
    +5. McLaughlin, Martin Stover,   b. 01 Jan 1816, Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1902, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    +6. McLaughlin, Elizabeth Jane,   b. 30 May 1818, Sheffield, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1907, Sheffield, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F1675  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Sep 1783 - New Hackensack, Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 12 Oct 1783 - Poughkeepsie, Dutchess, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 1788 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Sep 1867 - Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Roblin, Lennox, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Laughlen, John Henry Baptism Record
    Laughlen, John Henry Baptism Record
    Laughlen, John Henry 1818-Feb-12 Land Petition1a
    Laughlen, John Henry 1818-Feb-12 Land Petition1a
    Laughlen, John Henry 1818-Feb-12 Land Petition1b
    Laughlen, John Henry 1818-Feb-12 Land Petition1b
    Laughlen, John Henry 1818-Feb-12 Land Petition1c
    Laughlen, John Henry 1818-Feb-12 Land Petition1c

    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 John Line is included in this history. John probably received little or no education. He worked with his Father and on April 22, 1806 he was given the West half of Lot 17, second Concession of Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada by his Father. This Farm consisted of one hundred Acres. On October 24, 1836 John deeded this Farm to Harriet R. Booth. John was married to Elizabeth Stover of Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada. It is well to notice that John's sister Hannah Laughlin married Martin Stover who was a brother of Elizabeth Stover. We do not know the date of John's marriage but it was prior to January 1, 1806 at which time his Wife petitioned the Crown for land. Elizabeth Stover was unable to sign her name in 1806.

      John and his family moved from Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada to Sheffield Township. The time of this migration is not known. John received a deed to Lot 1, second Concession of Sheffield, consisting of two hundred Acres, on June 25, 1849 from the British Crown. Here John hewed out a home and lived the rest of his life. It is interesting to note that Robert McLaughlin, a descendant, is the owner of this homestead in 1939. On October 10, 1849 John deeded 150 Acres of Lot 1, second Concession of Sheffield to his son Martin Stover McLaughlin,

      John McLaughlin had a family Bible in which were recorded the names and birth dates of his parents and brothers and sisters. This Bible was in the possession of Mrs. John Franklin Thompson, Empey Hill, in Richmond, near Napanee, Lennox Addington, Ontario, Canada in 1936. His name was originally Laughlin or Laughlen but after leaving Ernestown, Lennox, Ontario, Canada he adopted the name McLaughlin and all his descendants are known as McLaughlin.

      John gave part of his Farm for a Cemetery and it is now known as York Burying Ground. This McLaughlin family intermarried in the York families a great deal. John is buried in this York Burying Ground.

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

    2. [S621] US, Dutch Reformed Church Records in Selected States, (Location: https://www.rca.org/rca-basics/archives;), Holland Society of New York; New York, New York; Poughkeepsie and The Flats, Book 39.
      Record for Mary Snyder

    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.
      John of Ernestown.