John Thomas Lloyd
*** Kristina Hewitt's 3rd great grandfather ***
John Thomas Lloyd was born about 1844 in Ontario, Canada. The parentage of John is currently under investigation. Some other researchers have indicated, without sources, that he was born in Gull Lake, Ontario, Canada.
I would expect him to be listed in the 1851 census, but nothing likely shows up in a search of the census of Ancestry.com.
I would expect him to be listed in the 1861 census, but nothing likely shows up in a search of the census of Ancestry.com.
It is possible that he moved with his family away from Ontario as a young child, because by 1870 he was in Marquette, Michigan, USA.
John Thomas Lloyd married Grace Elizabeth Slocum 10 Nov 1870 in Marquette, Michigan, USA. The marriage record, an image of which can be viewed at familysearch.org, indicated that they were both residents of Marquette at that time, and they were both born in Canada. John's occupation is listed as "carpenter"
In Dec 1873, John registered the birth of his son William Woodman Lloyd in Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. John is listed as a carpenter.
Apparently Mary Agnes Lloyd was born in Paisley, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada in 23 Nov 1877.
According to a late birth registration made by Grace for John Duke Lloyd in 1941, she and John were residents of Paisley when their son John Duke Lloyd was born 5 Jan 1880.
John was listed in the 1881 Census of Canada in Winnipeg, Selkirk, Manitoba.
He is listed as Methodist, born in Ontario, Irish origin, and a carpenter.
There is a John T Lloyd, carpenter, in the Grand Forks, North Dakota city directory in 1889 living at 512 International Ave. At the same address is William W. Lloyd, his son.
By 23 Sep 1890 when their daughter Grace Elizabeth is born the family is in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Sadly, there is no 1890 US census.
In the 1891 city directory for Grand Forks, North Dakota there is John T, carpenter, at 512 International Ave.
In the 1893 city directory for Grand Forks, North Dakota, there is John T at 900 International Ave, as well as Miss Lovina, and Wm W at the same address.
In 1895 John T, carpenter, is listed at 517 N 4th, also at the address is Wm W Lloyd and Miss Lovina Lloyd.
In 1896 John T Lloyd, carpenter, is listed at 1124 Cheyenne Ave in the Grand Forks, North Dakota directory. Also at that address is Miss Agnes Lloyd and William W Lloyd.
In the 1898 city directory for Grand Forks, North Dakota is John T Lloyd, carpenter, at 1124 Cheyenne Ave. Also at that address is John D Lloyd.
In the 1899 city directory for Grand Forks, North Dakota is John T Lloyd, carpenter, at 1124 Cheyenne Ave.
In the 1900 city directory for Grand Forks, North Dakota is John T. Lloyd, carpenter at 1124 Cheyenne Ave. Also at that address is James Lloyd.
In the 1900 US census, John with his wife Grace and their children Fred, Harvey, Grace, George and "Percie" are listed as living in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The census indicates that John's parents were both born in Ireland. It lists his immigration year as 1889. John T. is listed as born May 1844. John's occupation is "Contractor and Builder". John is listed as an alien, which means he had not applied to be naturalized. Grace was listed as having given birth to 16 children, 9 still living. I have accounted for 10 children, 1 of whom died prior to 1900. There are likely 6 other children who died young. They apparently owned their home and had a mortgage.
The 1903 Grand Forks, North Dakota city directory in 1903 lists John T. Lloyd, carpenter, living at 1124 Cheyenne Ave, also at the same address is Miss Lavina Lloyd, Harvey M Lloyd, and James F Lloyd.
In the 1905 Grand Forks, North Dakota city directory for 1905 it lists John T Lloyd, carpenter, living at 1124 Cheyenne Ave. Also at the same address is Frederick F Lloyd, carpenter.
The Grand Forks, North Dakota city directory in 1907 lists Grace as the widow of John T, so he likely died between the 1900 census and the gathering of the info for the 1907 city directory, which confirms the gravestone date of 1905.
Findagrave.com has an entry for a John T. Lloyd, with a photo. This John T. was born 7 May 1844 and died 1 Sep 1905. On the same stone is a Thomas S. Lloyd. I believe this to be the grave of John T and likely a son of his who died young.
Many of their children seem to have ties to the Salvation Army.
The children of John Thomas Lloyd and Grace Elizabeth Slocum include:
William Woodman Lloyd
Lovina Maria Lloyd
Mary Agnes Lloyd
John Duke Lloyd
Harvey McMaster Lloyd
Thomas S. Lloyd
Grace Elizabeth Lloyd
George Stanley Lloyd
George Stanley Lloyd
Walter Percy Lloyd
I would love to see any photos/portraits that may exist for John Thomas Lloyd. Please contact me if you know of any.
I have not yet tested a Lloyd male Y-DNA descendant.
Autosomal DNA testing:
I myself am a descendant of John Thomas Lloyd and am tested at 23andme.
My father is also a descendant of John Thomas Lloyd and is tested at 23andme.
My paternal grandmother is also a descendant of John Thomas Lloyd and is tested at 23andme.
I would be interested in hearing from other descendants of John Thomas Lloyd who have tested autosomal DNA at 23andme or FTDNA.
If you haven't tested yet, but would like to know more, you can read my post about autosomal testing for genealogy HERE