Robert and Lilly were married in County Tyrone, Ireland and emigrated to Upper Canada with their young son, Joseph. They settled on Lot 2, Concession 2 in Pilkington Township, Wellington County where They had atleast four more children.
Joseph married Fanny GROGAN and farmed in Bruce Twp, Bruce County. Jane married William SMART and they remained in Wellington County. James Rodgers married Jane GILLIES and farmed in Elderslie Twp, Bruce County. Rebecca married William McPHERSON and remained in Wellington County and Grace apparently never married and eventually moved to Guelph.