The Paterson Family

From Dumfriesshire, Scotland to Ontario, Canada


Children of James Paterson Jr. and Jane Irving:
Edward Paterson



Edward Paterson was born on October 22, 1855, in the town of Cummertrees in the county of Dumfriesshire in Scotland.  According to the census of 1861 and 1871, he lived with his parents and siblings in Cummertrees.

Edward married Elizabeth Seggie on December 4, 1877 in Crossmichael Village.  They had seven children: Janet, James (1878-1960), Elizabeth (1879-  ), Charles (1880-1885), Jane (1881-1886), Annie (1885-1886), and Pansy (1893-1910).

The first three children were born in Scotland.  The 1881 census shows them living in Chatham, Ontario, Canada.  In 1889, they moved to Brantford.  The 1901 census shows him living with his family in Brantford and it lists his occupation as a grocery merchant.

Edward owned a grocery store on Market Street in Brantford, Ontario.  He was a Mason.  The family attended the Zion Presbyterian Church.

Edward died on July 13, 1909, in Brantford.  He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.  Several of his children are buried there too.  Their names are engraved on a headstone.  Elizabeth died on August 13, 1939.  She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery although her name is not listed on the headstone.

For more information about Edward, according to notes of Jane Hunter Hodgson, click here.

Grocery Store of Edward Paterson.  It was rebuilt in 1938 after a fire.