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Archibald McLISTER m. Mary KILPATRICK in 1858, IRE>CAN>USA

Archibald McLISTER m. Mary KILPATRICK in 1858, IRE>CAN>USA

Posted: 1065044459000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1065047930000
On 2 August 1858, Archibald McLISTER (age 36, then resident of Whitby, Ontario, Canada) married Mary KILPATRICK (age 20, then resident of Prescott, Ontario) in Grenville County. The marriage was probably solemnized at the Presbyterian church in Prescott town. Archibald was born in Co Antrim, Ireland (sorry, no further information as to townland/parish), and his parents were Daniel & Mary.

I am connected to Archibald McLISTER only through marriage. Mary KILPATRICK was an elder sister of our great-grandfather, Robert Gordon KILPATRICK. The KILPATRICK family, headed up by father Samuel & mother Jane (nee McKAY) emigrated to Prescott sometime between Spring 1847 and Spring 1848, from Kilrea parish in Co Londonderry.

I've traced Archibald and Mary as late as 1880. In the 1880 US census (online at, the family consisted of:
- Archy McCLISTER, 56, Laborer
- Mary McCLISTER, Wife, 42, Housekeeper
- Robbert McCLISTER, 21, Coal Miner (born 4 May 1859 in Grenville County, Ontario, Canada)
- William John McCLISTER, 19, Coal Miner (born 29 March 1861 in Grenville County, Ontario, Canada)
- Daniel McCLISTER, 17, At Home (born 20 February 1863 in NY State, USA)
- Samuel McCLISTER, 13, At Home (born 7 March 1864 in Ohio, USA)
- Charles McCLISTER, 11, At Home (born 23 April 1869 in Ohio, USA)
- Arthur McCLISTER, 9 (born 2 August 1870 in Ohio, USA)
- Sarah J. MC CLISTER, 4 (born 28 July 1895 in Ohio, USA)
- Minnie MC CLISTER, 1 (born in Ohio, USA)

The birth dates as given above are transcribed from a KILPATRICK family bible, except for Minnie, whose birth date is absent.

I would be interested in hearing from readers who are descended from the family outlined above. Sorry, I do not have any further information on the McLISTER origins in Ireland.

Alison Causton
Nova Scotia, Canada

Re: Archibald McLISTER m. Mary KILPATRICK in 1858, IRE>CAN>USA

kim hivon (View posts)
Posted: 1075678932000
Classification: Query
my mother was a mclister her father was william howard hugh we are looking for the family tree i do not know if this of any help to you if so please contact me

Re: Archibald McLISTER m. Mary KILPATRICK in 1858, IRE>CAN>USA

Posted: 1096846351000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1141490476000
What are the birth dates, places of birth, etc. for your mother and grandfather? What is your mother's married name?
Please use punctuation in your response: it makes for much easier reading.
A. Causton

Re: Archibald McLISTER m. Mary KILPATRICK in 1858, IRE>CAN>USA

kim hivon (View posts)
Posted: 1139967302000
Classification: Query
this is what i know so far hope it helps Hugh Mclister married mary anderson they had 2 children child one was james mclister born c 1838 ireland (antrim) died 1912 northorte married 25.3.1874 sandhurst to anna moloney born clare ireland died 1908 prahan they had two children hugh james mclister born 1875 sandhurst died 1905 newport married 1895 bendigo to emma elizaberth l.m. harnock born collingwood died courfield child two david alexander mclister born 1879 sandhurst marrid 1902 child2 of hugh and mary had 8 childern 1 mary frances mclister born 1877 sandhurst married 1910 victoria to sidney herbert evans chlid 2 anna christina mclister born 1878 williamtown died 24.4.1954 healsville (spinster from upwey) cild 3 hugh mlister born 1880 williamstown clid 4 elizaberth louisa mclister born 1881 williamtown died 1903 newport child 5 david joseph mclister born 1883 prahran married 1926 victoria harriet myrtle cough child6 william charles mclister born 1885 williamstown died 1.6.1973 married 1913 victoria florence johannah fiedler born1892 dien 17.6.1980 they had wo children keith charls 1914 newport and tessie 1916 newport child 7 albert george mclister born 1887 williamstown died 29.4.1918 child 8 grace amelia mlister born 1891 williamstown married 1915 francis carrick

Re: Archibald McLISTER m. Mary KILPATRICK in 1858, IRE>CAN>USA

Posted: 1139970628000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1141490476000
Your post is virtually impossible to read. Please seriously reconsider the use of correct grammar, including: proper division of this endless stream of words into sentences and clauses; capitalization, to signal the beginning of sentences and clauses; and punctuation, namely, the judicious insertion of periods (at the end of sentences) and commas or semicolons (at the end of clauses). Otherwise, your post is entirely unreadable, and I cannot even begin to help you with your genealogical enquiry.

Re: Archibald McLISTER m. Mary KILPATRICK in 1858, IRE>CAN>USA

kimhivon (View posts)
Posted: 1139975674000
Classification: Query
Huge McLister
married Mary Anderson, 2 children

James McLister b 1833 Ireland (Antrim) 2 children
married 25-3-1874 Sandhurst to
Anna Moloney b1908 Prahran Australia

Hugh McLister
b 1846 Ireland d 1905 Newport Australia. 8 children
Married 1876 Victoria Australia to
Mary Louisa Wirth b 1850 Prussia d 1938 Boxhill Australia

Children of James McLlster and Anna Moloney ,

1) Hugh James McLister
b 1875 Sandhurst Australia
d 1912 Northcote Australia
married 1895 Bendigo Australia to
Emma Elizabeth L.M.Harnock b Collingwood
d 1949 Caulfied Australia

2) David Alexander McLister
b 1879 Married 1902 Unknown

Children of Hugh McLister and Mary Louisa Wirth

1) Mary Frances McLister
b 1877 Sandhurst Australia
married 1910 to
Sidney Herbert Evens

2) Anna Christina McLister
b 1878 Williamstown Australia
d 24.4.1954 Healsville
(Spinster from Upway)

3) Huge McLister
b 1880 Williamstown

4) Elizaberth Louisa McLister
b 1881 Williamstown
d 1903 Newport

5) David Joseph McLister
b 1883 Prahran Australia
married 1926 Victoria Australia
Harriet Myrtle Gough

6) William Charls McLister 2 children
b 1885 Williamstown Australia
d 1.6.1973 victoria Australia
married 1913 Victoria Australia
Florence Johannah Fiedler
b 1892
d 17.6.1980 Williamstown Australia

7) Albert Geoge McLister
b 1887 Williamstown Australia
d 29.4.1918 Spotswood Australia

8) Grace Amelia McLister
b 1891 Williamstown Australia
married 1915 victoria Australia
Francis Carrick

Children of William Charles McLister and Florence Johannah Fiedler

1) Keith Charles McLister
b 1914 Newport Australia

2) Tessie Florence Mclister
b 1916

Hope this is more suited then

Re: Archibald McLISTER m. Mary KILPATRICK in 1858, IRE>CAN>USA

Posted: 1140052503000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1141490476000
Our Archie McLister was born c1822 in County Antrim, so he was the contemporary of your James born in 1833. However, Archie's parents were Daniel & Mary, while James' were Hugh & Mary.
I didn't see any familiar names in your list which, yes, was much easier to read this time around ;-).
Of the two surnames, Kilpatrick is the primary one that I've been researching. Our gr-gr-aunt Mary Kilpatrick married into the McLister family, so I have not done any of Archie's ancestral lines.
McLister was/is not that common a surname in Ireland, and it is associated with such spelling variants as McAllister, McLester, McLyster, and so on. Most of these names occurred in County Antrim, with fewer numbers occurring in the other five counties comprising what is now Northern Ireland. When Archie McLister moved from Prescott, Ontario, Canada to Akron, Ohio in the U.S., his name became McClister.
If you know someone with the Griffith's Valuation Index (a tax roll of landlords & tenants, 1848-1864), you could ask for a listing of all McListers. Perhaps your Hugh will show up there. Another place to begin would be the index to the Tithe Applotments (earlier, c1828-1833), which was, essentially, a tax roll for the established Church for collecting tithes from land occupiers. I would suggest looking for McLister, McLester and McLyster first. If a Hugh pops up, either tax roll will indicate the county and the civil parish ... and these will lead you to the appropriate church records (and I would guess Presbyterian here). A word of caution, however ... not all church records survive that far back.
After trying for the McLister spelling variants, you might then try the McAllister variants: McCallister, McAllester, McAlister, and so on.
Best wishes with your research,


Colette McLister (View posts)
Posted: 1160349799000
Classification: Query
Surnames: McLister, Lister
Hi there I'm a McLister from Ballycastle, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. The McLister name derives from the name Lister not McLeister or McAllister, they infact came after the name McLister was created.

The "MC" actually means "son of" hence why its gone from Lister to McLister. McListers' originate from Torr, out near the Glens of Antrim on the North Coast and surrounding areas. My G-Grandfather's brother went to Ontario but I have no more information at the moment.

I just wanted to write hope you all dont mind.



Re: Archibald McLISTER m. Mary KILPATRICK in 1858, IRE>CAN>USA

Posted: 1311238904000
Classification: Query
My husband is the great grandson of Archibald and Mary. His grand father is Samuel A McClister. His mother is the daughter of Samuel and Carrie McClister. of Salt Lake City Utah. Samuel was an conductor for the Denver and Rio Grand railroad. They had four children Blenda, Chaucey, Claude,and George. Do you know of any other relatives?


Posted: 1311239045000
Classification: Query
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