Christopher Shearer 1,2,3
- Born: 14 Jun 1821, East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland 1,2
- Marriage: Janet Hood 3 Jun 1856, East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland 1
- Died: 1 Feb 1901, Rogerton, 1
- Buried: East Kilbride Parish Churchyard 1
After his marriage to Janet Hood, they lived on the Highflat farm. The 1881 census shows them, with their two sons and two of their daughters living on the farm.
He died on 1st February 1901 aged 74 years and is buried in the parish churchyard where there is a tombstone in his memory.
If the notation on his gravestone is correct, then Christopher's actual year of birth is 1827, not 1821 as noted in our records. I suspect that the inscription is incorrect since the both 1881 census and 1851 census give his year of birth as being 1821.
Christopher married Janet Hood, daughter of Archibald Hood and Janet Baird, on 3 Jun 1856 in East Kilbride, Lanark, Scotland.1 (Janet Hood was born on 11 Mar 1832 1,2 and died on 22 Oct 1894.)