McInnis - Andrew, Descendants of
Descendants of Andrew McInnis
by John McInnis
1.  ANDREW1 MCINNIS was born 1836 in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and died April 08, 1875 in Middle Simonds, New Brunswick.  He married ANN S. MCCAFFERTY March 03, 1862 in Simonds, New Brunswick, daughter of DENNIS MCCAFFERTY and BRIDGET.
According to newspaper article, Andrew McInnis was 42 when he died, which put his birth year at 1833.

According to information obtained from the internet at NB archives, the mother of John H. McInnis is listed as Ann Smith, not Ann S. McCafferty.  Unknown why.

     i. DENIS J.2 MCINNIS, b. 1864.
According to his nephew, Andrew McInnis, Denis was studying to be a Doctor when he died at a young age.
    ii. JOHN HENRY MCINNIS, b. August 30, 1866, St. Thomas, New Brunswick, Canada; d.
        September 08, 1956, Bath, New Brunswick, Canada; m. PEARL EVANGELINE KIMBALL,
        January 12, 1898.
Reflections of John B. McInnis, Grandson:
    John Henry McInnis was a farmer on a 120 acre farm in St. Thomas, New Brunswick.  He raised 12 children with his wife, Pearl.  My first recollection of him was riding on his shoulders at about 2-3 years old. He would have been in his eighties then. He had a chair at the end of the driveway and frequently hitch hiked to Hartland. People knew this and he always got a ride.  As a child, I remember that he was apt to bring home a waif for a meal. In his drawer there were a few letters from these waif's who later got on their feet and wrote him to express their appreciation.  Andrew, his son remarked that he wasn't a farmer at heart. He was never sick and didn't go into the hospital at Bath until a few days before his death. Andrew came out and told me that he was taking him to the hospital and that he probably would not be back. I was thirteen at the time. I called my friend, Lloyd Markey and he came over and the two of us cleaned up the house. He did die in the hospital and the body was brought home and he and his casket were displayed in the living room for about four days.  Not having seen many dead persons, Lloyd Markey and I looked at the body frequently. I believe that all his children came home for the funeral including my mother, father, brother and sister, who were living in Toronto at the time.
April 5th., 1999
Retrieved a Cadastral Map from mid 1800's of Hartland, Carleton Country, N.B. which indicated the owners of property in St. Thomas. Appears that the McInnis farm was owned by Michael McCafferty. He is probably the brother of Dennis McCafferty, who is John Henry McInnis's grandfather.

    Obituary - The death of Mrs Pearl McInnis occurred in Woodstock July 25, 1970 Saturday. The funeral was held from Dewitt Funeral Home. High Mass of Requiem was celebrated at St. Bonaventure Church in Lakeville, Rev. D.S. Gillis.
    Funeral services for Pearl McInnis were held in St. Bonaventure Church, Lakeville, with Rev. Gillis officiating. Pallbearers were Kevin McInnis, John Gill, Ronald Shriver, William Campbell, Fred Kilfoil and Marshall Peterson. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. McInnis died at Woodstock. She was born in Waterville in 1877, the daughter of Bryon and Sarah Kimball. She attended Normal School in Fredericton and after graduation, taught school in St. Thomas and Brookville. She lived in St. Thomas before moving to Woodstock in 1963.
    She is survived by five daughters, Belle, Muriel, Inez, Mary and Jean, four sons, Jerome, Andrew, Murchie and Bryon, 33 grandchildren, 70 great grandchildren and two half sisters, Mrs. Gladys Goodard and Mrs. Letha Emmett. Two daughters, Elizabeth and Bernice and one son Gerald predeceased her. She was the wife of the late, John H. McInnis.

Cause of Death: Age
Medical Information: Had coughing spells for several years prior to her death. Suffered stroke in final two years of her life.

Document detailing the transfer of the McInnis family farm to Isabelle Springer and her son John Springer. This was done because Isabelle Springer looked after her mother, Pearl for two years after her stroke. The document is as follows:

All that certain piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being the parish of Simonds in the County of Carleton and Province of New Brunswick, bounded as follows, to wit: - BEGINNING a the Main Road at the base line of River lots; thence north along the base line of land of Miles Peterson; thence west following line or line fence to Palmer Road, so called; thence south along siad road 40 rods to marsh land and thence east in a straight line to the place of beginning, containing 120 acres more or less.  Being the same lands conveyed to Ann McInnis to Pearl McInnis by Deed bearing date the 31st. of March, 1914, as registeed in the Carleton County Records in Book 109 at page 52 on the 9th. of October, 1914, as No. 57667, EXCEPTING THEREOUT AND THEREFROM two lots of land conveyed by Pearl McInnis to Byron T. McInnis et al as registered in Book 205, at page 510 a No. 108442 and conveyed to Arnold E. Rockwell as recorded in book 216 at page 334 as No. 113365.  The said Pearl McInnis having departed this life on the 1st. of August, 1970, having devised the lands hrein conveyed to Andrew McInnis and Isabelle Springer, the Grantor and the Granteee herein, and the said Andrew McInnis hereby transfers all his right title and interest in and to the said lands to the said Isabelle Springer. The last Will and Testament of Pearl Mcinnis being duly registered in the Carleton County Records in Book 222 Page on the 25th. day of August, A.D., 197, as No, 115807.  Also being the same land conveyed by Andrew McInnis to Isabelle Springer by deed dated the 24th. day of August, A.D., 1970 and registered in the Carleton County Records in book  222 at page 199 as No, 155808 ont he 25th. day of August, A.D., 1970.

Note by John B. McInnis
It is noted that the cadestral map of this land in the 1850's indicates that it is owned by Michael McCafferty. Somehow this land was transfered to his niece Ann McInnis (McCafferty) whereupon she transfered the land to her daugher-in-law Pearl Mcinnis. It would appear that she gave the land not to her son John H. McInnis but to his wife Pearl.

John B. McInnis (Grandson) remembers as a youth that his grandmother was left property in Maugerville, New Brunswick as a result of an inheritance.  He recalls that his grandmother took no action on the will. It must have been from either the Banks or Perley side of her family. One of these families is reputed to have founded Maugerville.

 iii. GEROME MCINNIS, b. 1867.
 iv.  ELIZABETH MCINNIS, b. 1871.
 v.   MORRIS MCINNIS, b. Unknown.
Info from interview with Andrew G.B. McInnis in 1990 indicated that Morris McInnis, son of Andrew lived in Millenocket, Maine.  He had a son, John

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