John Wiswell

10 November 1793–5 March 1861 (Age 67)
Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of John

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

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John Wiswell
Elizabeth Douglas
Marriage: 22 December 1829
Sarah Louisa Wiswall
Cyrus Baker Wiswell

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    Elizabeth Douglas


22 December 1829


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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Wiswell in Lancashire, named from Old English wisc ‘marshy meadow’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Wiswell, "Canada, Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001"
  • John Wiswell in entry for Sarah White, "Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
  • John Wiswell in entry for Sarah White, "Canada Deaths and Burials, 1664-1955"

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