c. 1860s -- Elizabeth (Garnett) Rothwell

c. 1860s -- Elizabeth (Garnett) Rothwell

Elizabeth (Garnett) Rothwell was born 13 Apr 1797 in Dublin, Ireland. She married Rev. John C. Rothwell on 11 Jan 1828. They had 6 children, including my great-great-great grandfather Hugh C. Rothwell. Sometime before 1833 John & Elizabeth emigrated to Ontario, Canada, where she lived until her death in Toronto on 14 Nov 1890. She is buried in Ingersoll Rural Cemetery in Ingersoll, Canada.

Many thanks to my distant cousin for sharing this and other family photos with me.


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Elizabeth (Garnett) Rothwell

Elizabeth's description for family in Ireland of her arrival and first few months in Canada is recorded in a letter from 1835 described in this newspaper story: