My ancestors came over in 1820 from Scotland. The father was a weaver, and was bringing his loom over with him. There was also a wife and 2 boys. The mother and father died on the voyage. When the ship arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the boys (ages 7 and 5) were taken in by a local farmer. Ten years later, the older boy, JOHN BALLANTINE, settled in Lanark County.
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