BIRTH: 27 Jul 1838, Scotland
Sarah Ann Dunnigan on 31 Dec 1857, in Calton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland.
At the time of Scotland's 1861 Census, John (23), a cotton carder, was living
with his wife, Sarah (23), and their two daughters: Sarah (2 years old, born 12
Nov 1859), and Ellen, (1 month old, born 25 Mar 1861), at 20 Green Street,
Calton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. While living in Scotland, they had two
more children: Grace, born 30 Apr 1863; and Jennett (Jane), born 22 May 1865.
At the time of the 1870 Census, John was 32, working in a cotton mill, and living with his wife, Sarah (32), and their
daughters: Sarah (11), Ellen (9), Grace (7), Jane (5), and Agnes (1), in Easthampton, Hampshire County, MA
(Series: M593 Roll: 620 Page:
145). Their fifth daughter, Agnes, had been born in
MA, on 30 Aug 1868.
At the time of the 1880 Census, John was 43, widowed and living with his daughters, Ellen
(16); Grace (15); Jennett (13); and Agnes (11); and his sons, John (9), born
1871; and William (6), born1874; in Easthampton, Hampshire County, MA
(Series: T9; Roll: 537; Page: 341; District:
John, Ellen, Grace and Jennett all worked in a cotton mill. Agnes took care of the home, and John and William were in school.
DEATH: John died on 8 Sep 1882, in Easthampton, MA, at the age of 43, of consumption (tuberculosis).
BURIAL: John was buried in
the Erskine family plot in East Street Cemetery, Easthampton, MA, with his wife,
Sarah (d 26 Sep1879); his grandson, Bertram Bolton (d 6 Oct 1879); and his daughter, Sarah
Bolton (d 20 Jan 1880). Other family members later buried there were his
daughter, Jennett (d 22 Jan 1883); his son-in-law, Julius Folin (d 23 Mar 1919);
his son-in-law, Thomas McKinnon (d 11 May 1933); his
daughter, Grace McKinnon (d 31 May 1934); and his
daughter, Agnes Folin (d 16 May 1963).