I am John & Anne's gggg-grand-daughter, I was born and raised in Brookside on the land granted to John in 1787. I have heard through family oral history that when he died in 1815 it was due to drowning in Hatchet Lake but have not been able to prove it. Is anyone able to substantiate this rumour?
Hi Barbara, yes Iris and I are in contact quite often, she is an amazing researcher and source of info. I think it was Iris who first heard the drowning rumor but there do not seem to be any records to support it.
My Drysdale line goes like this... John & Ann's daughter Eliz married Wm Yeadon (my ggg-grandf) and their son John G Yeadon married Charles Drysdale's (John's younger bro) grand-dau Mary Ann (dau of Mary Ann). So both John & Charles are my gggg-gfs.
Hi Barbara, sorry for the delay in getting back to you, I was away over teh holidays. I only have the basic Geni Pro account so I don't think I can officially collaborate with you, but I am considering signing up for full access and if I do we will collaborate for sure. I do have a working copy of my family tree in Excel format, I would be happy share if you have an email address that I could send it to. My email is email@example.com