John Cairns

21 October 1808–11 September 1885 (Age 76)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

John Cairns was born on 21 October 1808, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Alexander Cairns. He married Almira Julia Eaton on 8 July 1834, in Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 September 1885, in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Cairns
1808–1885
Almira Julia Eaton
1815–1882
Marriage: 8 July 1834
Almeda Cairns
1835–1890
Julia Almira Cairns
1839–1875
Sarah S. Cairns
1839–1909
Henry Fielding Cairns
1844–
John Cairns
1846–
Catherine Cairns
1848–1880
Alexander Cairns
1852–
Edwin Cairns
1853–
Minerva Cairns
1857–1913
Harriet T. Cairns
1842–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 July 1834Brockville, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (1)

    World Events (8)

    1812
    Age 4
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1827
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    1830
    Age 22
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (southern): habitational name from the lands of Cairns in Mid Calder (Midlothian).Irish (Down, Antrim, and Tyrone): in the north of Ireland, there may have been confusion between the Scottish surname and Irish Ó Ciaráin, Anglicized as Kieran and Kearns .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Cairnes
    Carns
    Charnock
    Kearns
    Carnes
    Kieran

    Sources (17)

    • John Kairns, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Cairns, "United States Census, 1860"
    • John Cairns in entry for Minerva Russell, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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