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A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Andrew Geddes

Male 1782 - 1865  (82 years)


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  • Name Andrew Geddes 
    Born 2 Jun 1782  , Banffshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1834  Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence CA 1839  Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1844  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Crown Land Agent 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-66963 
    Died 7 Mar 1865  Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Elora Municipal Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I66963  Generations
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2019 

    Family Margaret Saunders,   b. 1782,   d. 12 Nov 1850, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F26143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jun 1782 - , Banffshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - CA 1839 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Crown Land Agent - 1844 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 1865 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elora Municipal Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Andrew Geddes came to Canada in September, 1834, and, with his family settled in Winterbourne, where they remained for about three years. They lived across the road from the Davidson family where Mr. Geddes owned the land west of the road to the river. Mr. Geddes was in Elora for a short time about 1839 and 1840, but went to live in Hamilton. In 1844 he was appointed Crown Land Agent at Elora, a position which he held for twenty-one years, to the great satisfaction of all with whom he had dealings, until his death on March 7th, 1860. He will be referred to more particularly later.

      The Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon

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      GEDDES - We regret to learn of the decease of Andrew Geddes, Esq., at his residence in Elora, on Tuesday last, the 7th instant, at the ripe age of 84. Mr. Geddes was born in the County of Banff, Scotland, on the 2nd of June, 1782.


      Mr. Geddes, after about three years residence in the Township of Woolwich on a farm, removed to Hami1ton, and lived there until 1844. In that year he was appointed Crown Land Agent for the United Counties of Waterloo, Wellington, and Grey. On the separation of the counties, Mr. Geddes retained the Agency for the County of Wellington until his decease. No person was ever more methodical in the manner of doing it. In social life, the deceased was kind-hearted and hospitable, and his death leaves a vacancy not easily filled up.

      Hamilton Spectator 13 Mar 1865

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      In memory of
      Andrew Geddes Esq.
      For 21 years Grand Land Agent
      for the County
      and one of the founders of
      the church at this place
      who died
      on the 7 of March 1865
      aged 82 years 3 mo's

  • Sources 
    1. [S2173] Find A Grave, (2019). Findagrave.com. Retrieved 7 April 2019, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/113697716/andrew-geddes.