Robert R. Howieson was also the father of James B. Howieson (John Wadleigh Howieson's brother). James B. is my GG grandfather. Robert B. Howieson was born in 1774 and died 4/6/1855. He is buried in Maplewood Cemetary, Drummond County, Quebec. Nancy Wadleigh Howieson was born either in Danville, Vt. or Danville, Que on 4/2/1792. She died 9/19/1863. I believe they had at least 4 children: your John Wadleigh Howieson, born 1822 Kingsey Falls, Que., Robert ?, Margaret ? and James B. born 10/30/1820 in Shipton, Quebec, died July 13, 1901 Elmore, Vermont. James B. married and had at least 4 children who all remained in and around the Elmore and Worcester, Vt. area. These towns are about 15 miles north of Montpelier, Vermont.
One of Elgin's son's, Fred Blaisdell Howieson, made his way out to British Columbia in the early part of the 20th Century. He was a lumberman. Nancy Wadleigh's mother's maiden name was Blaisdell.