John Gerry was born in 1798 in Devon, England. He was the sixth child of John Gerry & Elizabeth Parsons. He was a fifth generation descendant of Benjamin Gerry.
John’s lineage is shown below
- G1: Benjamin Gerry 1644-1711 & Elianor Langdon
- G2: Leonard Gerry 1673-1759 & Edith Beare & Charity Littlejohn
- G3: John Gerry 1723-1796 & Katherine Harries.
- G4: John Gerry 1755-1825 & Elizabeth Parsons
- G5: John Gerry 1798-1858 & Sarah Symons (Dan Shiels Ancestor)
- G6: Mary Gerry 1832-1903 & William Hodge
- G6: James William Gerry 1833-1868 & Elizabeth Baker (Dan Shiels Ancestor)
- G6: William Gerry 1836-1836
- G6: Elizabeth Gerry 1839-1839
G5: John Gerry 1798-1858 & Sarah Symons
When John Gerry was born in January 13, 1798 in Devon, England, his father, John, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 30. He was the sixth child of John Gerry and Elizabeth Parsons.
John Gerry married Sarah Symons on December 28, 1829, when he was 34 years old. They had four children during their marriage, Mary Gerry 1832-1903; John Gerry 1833-1868; William Gerry 1836-1836 and Elizabeth Gerry 1839-1839. You will notice that the last two children died in infancy.
After the children were born, the family emigrated to Canada and lived in Fullarton, Ontario.
John Gerry died on October 2, 1858, in Fullarton, Ontario, when he was 63 years old. Sarah Symons died on March 16, 1879, in Perth, Ontario, having lived a long life of 85 years.
G6: Mary Gerry 1832-1903 & William Hodge
Mary Gerry was born on March 2, 1832, in Mornick, Cornwall, England, to Sarah Symons, age 38, and John Gerry, age 34.
Mary Gerry married William Hodge in Ontario on October 6, 1851, when she was 19 years old. They had 11 children in 25 years, Sarah Jane Hodge 1852-1928; John Hodge 1853-1930; Samuel Hodge 1855-1915; Elizabeth Ann Hodge 1857-1929; Caroline Hodge 1858-1886; William Hodge 1862-1931; Richard Hodge 1864-1894; Mary Hodge 1870-1870; Franklin Hodge 1872-1911; Minnie Hodge 1873-1873 and Frederick Hodge 1878-1954.
Mary died on December 21, 1903, in Fullarton, Ontario, at the age of 71. William died on November 27, 1899, in Fullarton, Ontario, at the age of 72.
G6: James William Gerry 1833-1868 & Elizabeth Baker
When James William Gerry was born in September 1833 in Cornwall, England, his father, John, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Symons, was 39.
James Gerry grew up in South Hill, Cornwall, England. In the 1851 census, he was listed as a lodger in St. Austell, Cornwall, England living with William Coombe. James Gerry emigrated to Canada in 1852 and lived in Fullarton, Ontario.
He married Elizabeth Baker on March 14, 1854, in Fullarton, Ontario. They had seven children in 13 years, James 1855-1868; Sarah Jane 1857-1880; Walter William 1859-1940; Humphrey 1862-1919; Albert 1864-1940; Arthur John 1866-1946 and John Henry 1868-1944.
James William Gerry and his son James Gerry drowned in the Thames river in Ontario on March 17, 1868, at the age of 34. They were attempting to cross the river after the bridge had washed out.
After John Gerry’s death, Elizabeth Baker Gerry married Thomas Vosper on December 30, 1873, in Perth, Ontario. Elizabeth, Thomas and Sarah moved to Brandon Hills, Manitoba in 1904. They lived with Elizabeth’s son Arthur Gerry.
Elizabeth died on April 26, 1918, in Brandon, Manitoba, having lived a long life of 80 years. Thomas passed away in 1915.
(Dan Shiels Ancestor)
G6: William Gerry 1836-1836
William Gerry was born in August 1836 in Mornick, Cornwall, England, to Sarah Symons, age 42, and John Gerry, age 38. He died on October 21, 1836, in Mornick, Cornwall, England, when he was less than a year old.
G6: Elizabeth Gerry 1839-1839
Elizabeth Gerry was born in April 1839 in Mornick, Cornwall, England, to Sarah Symons, age 45, and John Gerry, age 41. She died on June 7, 1839, in Mornick, Cornwall, England, when she was less than a year old.