John Alexander & George Jeffery

John Alexander Jeffery was the first-born son of Robert Jeffery & Elizabeth Tipper. They had him baptized at St. Gabriel’s Presbyterian church in Montreal on Dec. 7, 1818. There is little to be told about John, other than he died in Quebec City at the age of 21 years and is buried in an unknown location. The burial record wrongly states he was thirty years old when he died.

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church 

Robert & Elizabeth’s son George was born in 1836 and died the following year at the age of 17 months.


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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian CHurch, Quebec City


Two lives cut too short.

In Summary of the Jeffery children series:

Robert Jeffery & Elizabeth Tipper had a total of nine children, three passed away as young children and one as a young adult, I have not found a burial location for any of them, and even more strange is a burial location is still as of yet unknown for the parents.

In exploring my research for these posts I have:

  1. Added more documents to the family tree.
  2. Discovered/rediscovered the birth location for George Robertson husband of Elizabeth Jeffery.
  3. Found the marriage record for Elizabeth Tipper’s parents, which gave me her mother’s maiden name. (it has been ages since I added information on my direct line so a very happy day)
  4. Helped to highlight the census records I am still missing for family members.

Spellings I have come across for this surname – Jeffery, Jeffrey, Jefferey, Jaffary, Jaffray, Jaffery, Jefferies, Jeffries and so on. I chose to use the spelling Jeffery in writing this series for unity in my posts.

Writing this series has been a great way to review my research and help me to pinpoint what records I am lacking for the family and also a way to delve a little deeper into the lives of the Jeffery family members.

If you connect or suspect you connect to this Jeffery family do not hesitate to write me and let me know. I would love to find a cousin to collaborate with!

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