James Petrie

James Petrie

Male 1819 - 1897  (77 years)

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  • Name James Petrie  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Born 15 May 1819  St. Andrews, Orkney Islands, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
    Gender Male 
    Buried 1897  Myrtle Cemetery, Redfield, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 9
    Died 10 Apr 1897  Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 9
    Age 77 years 
    Person ID I48444  Tree2020
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 

    Father Ancestors Robert Petrie
              b. 20 Aug 1778, St. Andrews, Orkney Islands, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Helen Guthrie
              b. 17 Jan 1784, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 26 Dec 1806  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Jeannette Jessie Guthrie
              b. 1819, Kirkwell, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 25 Aug 1893, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 1845  Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage He was 25 years and 7 months - She was 26 years  
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. William Petrie
              b. 5 Aug 1851, Redfield, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Oct 1921, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    Married: 2x2. Selinda Petrie
              b. 1849, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 8 Oct 1903, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Ellen G. Petrie
              b. 1847, Orkney Islands, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 May 1923, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     4. Eliza J. Petrie
              b. 1854, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1924, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
     5. Walton G. Petrie
              b. 1858, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Feb 1878, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x6. Mary Jennie Jane Petrie
              b. 1858, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1934, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x7. Alice E. Petrie
              b. 16 Oct 1861, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Oct 1902, Redfield, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 May 2021 
    Family ID F18273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born in St. Andrews Parish, Orkney Island, Scotland, the 6th of 10 children born to Robert & Helen Guthrie Petrie. Married in 1845 in Shapinsay Parish to his cousin Jeanett Guthrie, They had one of their seven children in Scotland and the following year (1847) they emigrated to the US almost immediately settling in Redfield.

      JAMES PETRIE -- BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
      James Petrie was born in Orkney, Scotland, May 15, 1819, the sixth of ten children. His father was Robert Petrie, a farmer and weaver. James married Jessie Guthrie, of Kirkwall, Scotland, in 1845. Seven children two sons and five daughters, all living -- were born to them, one in Scotland, the rest in America. He landed in New York June 2, 1847, and arrived in Redfield on the 6th of the same month. One month after, by the aid of a brother in New York, he purchased one hundred and twenty acres of land, clearing enough to keep five cows and a span of horses. This farm was afterwards traded, by his brother, for a house in Brooklyn, James receiving the money he had paid upon it. In 1853 he purchased the Lewis farm of two hundred and sixty-two and a half acres, where his eldest son now lives. In 1872 he purchased the Burkett farm of two hundred acres, where he now lives. Besides the eldest son above mentioned, three daughters are married, and are living in the vicinity.
      Mr. Petrie has served as commissioner of highways and as supervisor of the township (1868). In politics he is a Republican. At the age of sixteen he joined the Secession Presbyterian Church of Scotland, his father being an elder in the same for over thirty years. Mr. Petrie has been elder in the church for several years. Coming to this country with very limited means, by untiring industry he has accumulated a handsome fortune, and ranks among the most thrifty of the farmers of the neighborhood.
      From: History of Oswego County NY 1789 - 1877 Published by L. H. Everts & Co. Philadelphia p. 428
      Note: On the tombstone (a replacement of the original stone, broken over the years) in the cemetery in Redfield, NY, Mrs. Petrie's name is shown as Jeanett, so there is some confusion as to her correct name. Census records over the years have her name as Jenette, Jennette, Jenett, Jeannette, Jennett, Jeanette, Jenie

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