John CHESTNUT

Male 1854 - 1924  (70 years)


Personal Information

  • Name John CHESTNUT 
    Born 12 Jun 1854  Drumabest, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jun 1924 
    Buried Republican City Cemetery, Clay Center, Clay County , Kansas , USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16918  Kirkpatrick Family Archives
    Last Modified 10 Sep 2019 

    Father James Wallace CHESTNUT, ,of Drumabest,North Antrim,   b. 8 May 1827, Drumabest, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1888, Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Jane WALLACE,   b. 18 Jul 1829, Knockahollet, County Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1894, Clay County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 18 Aug 1853  Kilraughts First Presbyterian Church, Ballymoney, North Antrim, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Wallaces and Moores believed very strongly in intermarriage among relations, and when James Wallace's daughter Jane married against her his wishes , she and her husband James Chestnut had to emigrate to escape the furore. In 1853, she married James Chesnut, a farmer in Drumabest— the marriage took place in 1st Kilraughts Presbyterian Church and not in her own church. They stayed in Drumabest until after the birth of their son John, but later emigrated. Even on his deathbed (nearly 30 years later) James Wallace refused to forgive his daughter for marrying against his wiishes.He left only 20 pounds to Jane when he died compared to 100 pounds to his other heirs.(Ref:PRONI Wills Calender for James Wallace) .Janes unmarried sister Mary,who remained at Knockahollett,was the major beneficciary.
    Family ID F7005  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart




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