John CairnsAge: 68 years18131882

John Cairns
Given names
Birth February 5, 1813 27 28
Marriage status
Never Married

Birth of a sisterMargaret Carnes
November 24, 1814 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a sisterMary A. Carnes
November 3, 1816 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Carnes
about 1820 (Age 6 years)

Birth of a sisterChristina Carnes
about 1821 (Age 7 years)

Birth of a sisterAgnes Cairns
November 27, 1821 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterJanett Cairns
about 1826 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterAllison Cairns
about 1827 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a sisterJane Cairns
December 7, 1831 (Age 18 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam Carnes
1834 (Age 20 years)
Cause: Cholera
Death of a sisterChristina Carnes
1834 (Age 20 years)
Cause: Cholera
Death of a fatherAndrew Cairns
1854 (Age 40 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Carnes
1859 (Age 45 years)
Living alone with his mother
June 25, 1860 (Age 47 years)
Note: John age 47
Death of a motherMargaret Pagan
1868 (Age 54 years)
Living with Jane (Cairns) and David Fox on Cairns Farm
1870 (Age 56 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret Carnes
January 21, 1880 (Age 66 years)

Death of a sisterMary A. Carnes
February 12, 1882 (Age 69 years)

Death after 1882 (Age 68 years)

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elder sister
13 months
22 months
younger sister
23 months
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
11 months
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister


John age 47 Margaret (mother) age 75 Jessie Sprote age 15

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Biography in Washington Twp, chapter of History of Stark County 1881

JOHN CAIRNS,retired farmer: P. O. Maximo : born in Dumfries, Scotland.  Feb.  5,

1813, son of Andrew and Margaret (Pagan) Cairns: Andrew was the son of John, a shepherd in Scotland. which occupation was the calling followed by the Cairns family for many generations. Andrew came to America with eight children in August 1833 and settled in Washington Township upon land purchased in 1832 by his son John, who came out to America during that year in company with his sister Elizabeth, and purchased 72 acres from Joseph Towns: he has been living on this tract ever since. John has served as Trustee of Washington Township one term, as Treasurer for two, and as Clerk for three: he supported his father and mother until they died, and all their children found a home at his house until they were married: he is a member of the Presbyterian Church of Alliance and has alwavs voted the Democratic ticket: his father, Andrew, died in April 1854, aged 68; his mother, in 1868. aged 83: they were the parents of ten children. viz. (1) Elizabeth came to America with her brother in 1832: she was an early school-teacher of Washington Township; was afterward married to William Porter and died in 1859: (2) John, their second child, the subject of this sketch; (3) Margaret, now Mrs. John Shaffer of Washington Township: (4) Mary now Mrs. Joseph Bogan, of Crawford Co. Ohio : (5) Christina (6) and William died of cholera in 1834 shortly after coming to Ohio: (7) Agnes now Mrs. Gideon Scott of Columbiana County : (8) Janet, now Mrs. John Grimm of Williams Co., Ohio: (9) Allison, of Williams County (10) Jane, the youngest daughter, has always resided on her brother's farm since she came to America in 1833: she was born Dec. 7,1831 and married, April 17, 1855, to David Fox who was born Dec. 27, 1827: