Biography of John McNaughton
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John McNaughton, pioneer farmer, was born in Argyleshire, Scotland, March 16, 1823. He is son of Dougald and Catherine McNaugbton, Scottish Highlanders, descendants of a clan that had a clear lineage for upward of 600 years. His father was once Sheriff of his native town, They came to America in 1831 and settled in Ontario, Can, In 1840 he came to Kent county and entered 80 acres on sec. 9, this tp., and subsequently purchased 160 acres more. He has cleared and improved a large proportion of his farm, which was primeval forest when it came into his possession. He owns now 190 acres valuable land on sees. 4 and 9, and is justly rated among the men of enterprise of the tp. He was married March 22, 1849, to Mary Chapel, born in Ontario, Sept. 6, 1823. They have had six children, five of whom are living - Dougald J. (see sketch), Hannah (Miss Alfred Depue), Mary A., Lottie J. and Edmund. Mr. McNaughton is a Republican, and himself and wife are members of the Congregational Church.

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