John Wiswell

Brief Life History of John

When John Wiswell was born on 10 November 1793, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Burch Wiswell, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Butler, was 38. He married Louisa Love Sophia Sterling on 27 June 1818, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America in 1818. He died on 5 March 1861, in Saint-Malachy, Mayo, Papineau, Quebec, Canada, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

John Wiswell
1793–1861
Louisa Love Sophia Sterling
1798–1829
Marriage: 27 June 1818
Margaret Ann Sterling Wiswell
1818–
Charles Wiswell
1823–
Mary Ann Wiswell
1820–1898

Sources (5)

  • John Wiswell in entry for Sarah White, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
  • John Wiswell, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
  • John Wiswell in entry for Sarah White, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"

World Events (2)

1820 · Cape Breton Island

In 1820, Cape Breton Island rejoined Nova Scotia. It is located on the Northeastern part of Nova Scotia. Until then it had been owned by the French until 1763. Than was in British control and a separate colony in 1784.

1848 · Self-Governing

In 1848, Nova Scotia became the first self-governing colony in the British Empire.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wiswell in Lancashire. The placename probably derives from a lost river name Wise (from Old English wise ‘river, swamp’) + Old English wella ‘well, spring, stream’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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