THE 2002 BALLANTYNE REUNION WILL BE HELD ON JULY 21, 2002 AT THE OPTIMIST HALL IN ST. PAULS, ONTARIO IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STRATHDEES. WE DID THE SAME THING IN 2000.
Minutes of the 2001 Ballantyne Reunion
I have had inquiries from Ballantynes who are interested but apparently not related to our particular branch of the family. Therefore, I am including here a short history of who we are. I will (with permission) give their email addresses so that anyone interested in contacting other Ballantynes can do so.
The Ballantyne Family (mini-history)
William Ballantyne was born in 1809 in Scotland near Glasgow. He married Agnes Forest (born 1818 at
Devil's Elbow on the Clyde River in Scotland, in Glasgow) and later moved to the Isle of Man where
he was a steward on a farm. Their children were:
James b. 1848 m. Miss Ogilvie. They had two children, William, who died at age 18 and Jemima who married George Kalbfleisch. They had eight children. James died in 1876 at age 28.
Agnes b. 1850. d. 1909.
Janet married Alexander Strathdee. Note: see the Strathdee Family Tree for family. Janet died 1934.
*John b. 1853. d. 1941. There is another name on the tombstone. Jane Ballantyne
died April 1, 1879, age 10 years.
One daughter died crossing the ocean to Canada.
They came to Canada in a sailing ship in 1855 and settled on the east half of Lot 23 on the 5th Concession of Downie Township (Perth County, Province of Ontario, Canada). In 1878 they bought Lot 17, Concession 4, Downie Township which is still in the family name. In 1978. it was declared a Century Farm. That year the family picnic was held at the farm and more than one hundred people attended.
William died in 1882 and Agnes died in 1911.
The attached photograph is of John Ballantyne and his family.
John Ballantyne was born October 5th., 1853 in Douglas, Isle of Man, and came to Canada in 1855. He married Jane Elliot (born October 18, 1862) on December 22. 1880. Their children are:
William Forest 1881-1959
Elliot Grieve 1883-1918
Jane Strathdee 1884-1925
John Alexander 1886-1971
Agnes Isobel 1887-1974
Janet Martha 1889-1909
James Thomas 1892-1973
Catherine May 1893-1959
Christina Margaret 1894-1989
George Carlyle 1896-1974
Olive Teresa 1898-1971
Annie Helena 1900-1947
Hannah Murray 1902-1955
Laura Mildred 1914-1974
Blanche Muriel 1916-1993