Andrew James Colvin

ID # 4207, (1862-1917)
FatherWilliam Colvin (1828-1863)
MotherMargaret Fleming (1829-1911)
BirthAndrew James Colvin was born on 1 February 1862 at Glen Morris, Brant Co.. 
ChristeningHe was christened on 22 May 1862 at Glen Morris Church. 
MarriageHe married Bessie Buchanan, daughter of William Buchanan and Catharine Harvie, on 18 June 1884 at Glen Morris.
According to the William Buchanan family bible, Andrew and Bessie were married by the Rev. Robert Pettigrew of Glen Morris.

Mrge reg. 001308-84 South Dumfries, Brant County
Andrew J. Colvin, 22, bachelor, book keeper, born Glenmorris, residing Galt. Parents William and Margaret Colvin. Presbyterian.
Bessie Buchanan, 23, spinster, born Washington, Ontario, residing Glenmorris. Prents William and 'Caroline' Buchanan. Presbyterian.
Witnesses Rose Tew of Washington and John Fleming of Glenmorris. On June 18, 1884 by Rev. Robert Pettigrew.

The Colvin family bible also confirms the marriage date of 18 June 1884 at Glen Morris and names Rev. Robert Pettigrew as the officiating minister.
DeathHe died on 27 December 1917 at Galt, Ontario, at age 55. 
BurialHe was buried at Section 4, Mountview Cemetery, Galt. 
NoteIn the 1901 census taken at Galt, Andrew's mother is living with the family. Her name is shown as Margaret Colvin and her birthdate is given as November 29, 1829. As pointed out under Margaret's notes, she had remarried and her surname was actually Loudon.

The Colvin family bible gives Andrew's birth date as 1 February 1862 at Glen Morris.

We take Andrew James' dates of birth and baptism from the Glen Morris Church's records of baptisms. This is to be found in publication 163, Brant County, Glen Morris United Church, registers, etc. Brant County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Brantford, reprinted 2006, page 3.

Colvin, Andrew James / Father, Colvin, Wm. / birth 01 Feb, 1862 / Baptism 22 May, 1862.

Death reg. 031998-17 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Andrew J. Colvin, age 55, died Dec. 27th, 1917, at Galt Hospital, Galt. Born Glenmorris, Ont., coal dealer. Married. Physician Dr. Buchanan. Informant G. F. Little, Galt. Cause of death pneumonia.

There is space on the form for parental information, but this not filled in. G. F. Little was the undertaker. Dr. Buchanan was Andrew's brother-in-law.

A story came down through the family that Andrew died of the flu that was epidemic at this time. 

Children of Andrew James Colvin and Bessie Buchanan

Last Edited8 Mar 2018