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John Driscoll
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Birth: 1812, Ireland
Death: Mar. 22, 1886
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Ontario, Canada

The headstone and death certificates both say that John died at 89 years of age giving a birth year of 1797. However all census for Wolford township indicate his birth year to be closer to 1812 and his birthplace as Ireland.

Therefore there is a discrepancy between the historical documents ie. census data and the date that was put on his headstone and reported at his death.

John Driscoll was married in 1838 to Catherine Williams. (source: Anglican Church Archives of Canada, Ontario Diocese, Kingston, Ontario book 1K1)

On the 1840 census of Wolford Township, John Driscoll is listed with a wife but no children. However, there is a record of a son Edward Driscoll, born to John and Catherine Driscoll in book 1K1 at the Anglican Archives of Canada. He did not live long enough to be recorded with his parents on the 1851 census of Canada.

John Driscoll does not appear on the earlier Wolford township censuses (1813 - 1825)

With wife Catherine Williams, John Driscoll Ann Driscoll (b. 1841), James Driscoll (b. 1843) and Ellen Driscoll (b. 1847). Source: 1851 census of Wolford Twp. John is listed as protestant. Catherine is listed as Roman Catholic.

On the 1861 census John's wife is listed as "Mrs. Driscoll". Daughter Eliza is age 3. Daughter's Ann and Ellen are not with the family.

Eliza's mother is second wife Jane according to her marriage to John Boyd in 1882. Therefore the wife living with John Driscoll in 1861 is second wife Jane Wilson.

John and Jane Driscoll have two more children. Daniel Driscoll (b. 1861) and Mary Driscoll (b. 1863.)

The death certificate of son Daniel Driscoll lists his mother's maiden name as Jane Wilson.

The marriage certificate of Mary Driscoll also lists her mother's maiden name as Jane Wilson. Mary Driscoll's husband is Charles Edwards, son of Thomas Edwards and Barbara Holliston.

John Driscoll died in 1886 and was survived by his wife Jane.

His two oldest daughters Ann Driscoll and Ellen Driscoll appear to have moved to the Chicago Illinois area and lived with other relatives. They both married and are buried in Chicago.

Family links: 
  Jane Wilson Driscoll (1820 - 1904)*
  Ann Driscoll Masterson (____ - 1919)*
  James Driscoll (1845 - 1909)*
  Ellen Driscoll Riley (1849 - 1912)*
  Eliza Driscoll Boyd (1857 - 1941)*
  Daniel Driscoll (1862 - 1931)*
  Mary Driscoll Edwards (1863 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: May be 2 headstones in different areas.
Union Cemetery
Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Ontario, Canada
Maintained by: HeatherMcKibbon
Originally Created by: Patricia Casjens
Record added: Nov 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101171202
John Driscoll
Added by: HeatherMcKibbon
John Driscoll
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Great Great Great Grandfather.
- HeatherMcKibbon
 Added: Nov. 24, 2013

- Patricia Casjens
 Added: Nov. 23, 2012

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