John Geddes

Brief Life History of John

When John Geddes was born on 9 September 1776, in Londonderry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Geddes, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth McLellan, was 20. He married Dorothy Putnam on 15 February 1804, in Middle Musquodoboit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 10 December 1845, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 69, and was buried in Middle Musquodoboit, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Geddes
1776–1845
Dorothy Putnam
1785–1874
Marriage: 15 February 1804
William Putnam Geddes
1805–1881
Archibald Geddes
1826–
Elizabeth Geddes
1807–1860
Robert Geddes
1811–1893
Ester Geddes
1812–1880
Susannah Archibald Geddes
1814–1881
Lydia Tupper Geddes
1816–1888
John Geddes
1818–1880
Charles Geddes
1820–
Amelia Geddes
1822–1911
George Geddes
1824–1824

Sources (1)

  • Geddes, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (3)

1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

1823

Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List

1843

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Gaddis , from the lands of Geddes in Nairnshire.

English: possibly a variant of Gedde, a nickname from Middle English gedde ‘pike’ (the fish), with post-medieval excrescent -s. However, the modern surname appears to be entirely Scottish in origin (see 1 above).

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

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