John was born about 1815, the son of James Brodie and Janet Hodgart. The place is not known.
His wife was Margaret Rankin, who he married on 3 JUN 1838 in Old Monkland, Lanark, Scotland. Their nine known children were Isabella (1839-?), Janet (1841-?), Catherine (1843-?), James (c1846-?), Mary Rankin (1848-?), Margaret (1851-?), Jean (1851-?), Ann (1856-?) and Robert Rankin (c1861-?).
|Christening||5 NOV 1815||
!Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wilahu/index.html Auston-McQuire Genealogy Site Cook, Stapples, Duffy, and MacKinnon Families, and email from Lesley A McQuire of that site.