1782 - 1865 (82 years)
||Andrew Geddes |
||2 Jun 1782
||, Banffshire, Scotland 
||Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada
||Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada
||Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada
|Crown Land Agent |
|Eby ID Number
||7 Mar 1865
||Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada 
||Elora Municipal Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario 
||3 Sep 2019 |
|Born - 2 Jun 1782 - , Banffshire, Scotland
|Residence - CA 1839 - Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada
|Occupation - Crown Land Agent - 1844 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada
|Died - 7 Mar 1865 - Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada
|Buried - - Elora Municipal Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co., Ontario
- 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
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
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
on the 7 of March 1865
aged 82 years 3 mo's