John Wiswell

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

The Life Summary 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 Love Sophia Sterling on 27 June 1818, in Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. 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
Louisa Love Sophia Sterling
Marriage: 27 June 1818
Margaret Ann Sterling Wiswell
Charles Wiswell
Mary Ann Wiswell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1818Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children


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    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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    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, "Nova Scotia Vital Records, 1763-1957"

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