Cairns Family in Ormstown Union Cemetery

Lulu Maria Cairns was my paternal great-grandmother – the mother of my father’s mother.  In the 1820’s the Cairns family came from Londonderry, Ireland to the area around Montréal, Canada, many of them settling in the town of Ormstown in the Châteauguay region of Québec.  There are many Cairns family members buried in the Ormstown Union Cemetery, including several of my direct-line ancestors.  I have listed the cemetery records here for each member of the Cairns family here along with some details to place them in context.

I’m guessing the numbers that precede each entry are lot numbers in the cemetery.  They can help show who is buried in the same plot with whom.  They are listed in alphabetical order, as they appeared in the cemetery records.


 

15-09 Annie M[oore] Cairns [Mrs. William R. Greer] (1893-1950)  Daughter of George Cairns and Martha Kearns.

5-26 Catherine [Amelia] Cairns [Mrs. William T[ully] McEwen] (1898-1995) Daughter of William Henry Cairns and Amelia Sartwell.

12-20 Catherine Ann Cairns [Mrs. John McClintock Jr.] (1812-1890) Daughter of William James Cairns and Nancy Emberson.

10-08 Elmer G[eorge] Cairns (1889-1958) Son of George Cairns and Martha Kearns.

10-08 Mrs. Elmer G[eorge] Cairns [Ida C[ottingham] Geddes] (1893-1975) Daughter of Samuel Cottingham Geddes and Sarah Ann Sadler.

10-08 George Cairns (1856-1952)  Son of James George Cairns and Mary Ann Moore.

10-08 Mrs. George Cairns [Martha [Cairns] “Kearns”] (1857-1945) Daughter of Henry Cairns and Catherine “Kitty” Davidson.

9-08 Hannah Cairns [Mrs. William W. Bryson] (1843-1933) Daughter of James George Cairns and Mary Ann Moore.

10-08 James [George] Cairns (1818-1892)  Son of James Cairns and Nancy Emberson.

10-08 Mrs. James Cairns [Mary Ann Moore] (1818-1905) Daughter of James and Hannah Moore.

10-19 Jeanie [Tate] Cairns [Mrs. James Hunter] (1880 – 1968) Daughter of Robert Moore Cairns and Eliza Jemima Reid.

2-26 Maj. Joseph Cairns (1833-1902)  Son of Samuel Cairns and Sarah Smillie.  My 3x great-grand-uncle.

5-01 Mary Cairns [Mrs. Duncan W. McEwen] (1831-1912) Daughter of Samuel Cairns and Sarah Smillie. My 3x great-grand-aunt.

14-16 Mary Ann Cairns [Mrs. Gordon Bryson] (1877-1959) Daughter of William James Cairns and Marceline Boursier dite Lavigne.

10-08 Melville E[verett] Cairns (1924-1997)  Son of Elmer George Cairns and Ida Cottingham Geddes.

7-02 Rhoda E[lizabeth] Cairns [Mrs. J. T. Dalton Hamilton] (b 1926) Daughter of Elmer George Cairns and Ida Cottingham Geddes.

2-26 Robert W[ebb] Cairns (1917-1979) Son of Samuel Robert Cairns and Mary Ann Priscilla “Vera Gwendolyn” Hatton.  My great-grand-uncle.

5-11 Robert Cairns (1816-1898) Son of William James Cairns and Nancy Emberson.

5-11 Mrs. Robert Cairns [Sarah Baird] (1822-1899) Daughter of William Baird and Nancy Guthrie.

9-08 Robert M[oore] Cairns (1851-1919)  Son of James George Cairns and Mary Ann Moore.

9-08 Mrs. Robert M[oore] Cairns [Eliza Jemima Reid] (1851-1944) Daughter of James Reid and Elizabeth Jane Weir.

2-26 Samuel [Robert] Cairns (1862-1941) Son of Robert Cairns and Sarah Webb.  My 2x great-grandfather.

2-26 Samuel Cairns (1800-1883) Son of Robert Cairns and Mary Conluce.  My 4x great-grandfather.

2-26 Mrs. Samuel Cairns [Sarah Smilie] (1808-1885) Daughter of Joseph Smillie and Mary McKee.  My 4x great-grandmother.

2-26 Rev. Samuel Cairns (1835-1867) Son of Samuel Cairns and Sarah Smillie.  My 3x great-grand-uncle.

3-23 Sarah Cairns [Mrs. Archibald McEwen] (1837-1929) Daughter of Samuel Cairns and Sarah Smillie.  My 3x great-grand-aunt.

5-11 Sarah Jane [Eliza Baird] Cairns [Mrs. James Cavers] (1852-1937) Daughter of William James Cairns Jr. and Elizabeth Baird.

3-17 Sarah S[millie] Cairns [Mrs. John S. Baird Sr.] (1871-1896) Daughter of Robert Cairns and Sarah Webb.  My 2x great-grand-aunt.

8-26 Wesley T[homas] Cairns (1922-1997) Son of William David Cairns and Joanne Wilhelmina Hamilton.

8-26 Mrs. Wesley T[homas] Cairns [Hazel I[rene] Allen] (1922-2008) Daughter of William George Allen and Martha May McGregor.

8-26 William D[avid] Cairns (1833-1972) Son of William James Cairns and Marceline Boursier dite Lavigne.

8-26 Mrs. William D[avid] Cairns [J[oanne] Wilhelmina Hamilton] (1880-1929) First wife.

8-26 Mrs. William D[avid] Cairns [Minnie Agnes MacArthur] (1887-1943) Second wife.

5-11 Katherine Cairns [Mrs. Norman Smith Cavers] (1881-1966) The wife of Norman Smith Cavers was actually Catherine Mary Wright.  Norman’s mother was Sarah Jane Cairns, and his father was James Cavers.  Catherine Mary Wright’s parents were Joseph James Wright and Mary Jean Reilly.

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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

4 responses to “Cairns Family in Ormstown Union Cemetery

  • Ronald Cairns

    Interesting, My Cairns in Ormstown, Union Cemetery 10-08 James, George, Elmer, Melville (my father) Was told by Elmer my Grandfather that William Cairns and Nancy Emberson buried close by. William arrives 1823 to Montreal from Limavady County LondonDerry Ireland.Bought land from an Englishman on the Chateauguay River, Jamestown (Ormstown) for 50 pounds

    • cthomas1967

      Thank you, Ronald. I’m a big fan of your work!

    • phyllis williamson

      Thank you, Ronald! They were my GGG grandparents. James Cairns and Mary Ann Moore my GG; Catherine Cairns and Dugald McCaig were great grandparents.

      • Ronald Evans Cairns

        Hello Phyllis, Thank you so much. . I have a list of Cairns & Emberson going back to 1770 It was from Elizabet Scott, if you provide e-mail I will forward and you can give me your thoughts on it… Thanks ever so much
        Feels like a big breath of fresh genealogy air..
        Ron

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