05 October 2012

A Ryerson And Beatty And Howard Connection

The Marriage Register of Stephen Conger, J.P., Hallowell, found in an issue of Ontario History, Volumes, had the following notation:

*James Armstrong and Hannah Dougall, Hallowell, Oct. 9, 1807
*He was father-in-law of the late Rev. Dr. Egerton Ryerson, and of Dr. John Beatty**, for many years a Professor in Victoria College and Mayor of Cobourg.

**Dr. John Beatty was the brother-in-law of Isaac Brock Howard, a member of my Howard family.  Isaac B. Howard was Dr. Egerton Ryerson's assistant.  So Dr. John Beatty's brother-in-law, Isaac B. Howard,  was affiliated with another brother-in-law of his, Dr. Egerton Ryerson.

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