Monday, 24 July 2017

John Killion died on 21 July 1864 - 153 years ago today!

We're still assembling our stories of Jane, John, Thomas and Charles, so stay tuned!  

However, we couldn't let today pass without remembering John Killion - husband of Jane and father of Jack, Rose, Thomas, Mary Jane and Margaret.

On 21 July 1864 - 153 years ago, John died at his home on the North Shore, Port Macquarie.  John was 59.  He'd been married to Jane for just 13 years.  She was 33 when John died and their five children ranged in age from 11 to 2!  

The cause of John's death was asthma which he'd suffered for 3 years.  

By now, we're all aware that John's five children died from bronchial related illness.  It's tempting to ask how many of John's descendants are asthmatic......but let's just say it's "the Killion curse"!

Today seems a good chance to find out how many cousins have a "Killion Family Tree" prepared by Martyn, our family historian, in the mid 1980s.  I have an original and three copies in my archives!  Feel fee to post your comments below.....

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