Dr. John Humphreys was born about 1774 in Manchester, England. His parents were Edward Humphreys and the former Sarah Gee. He was the eldest of 6 children. His siblings were; Elizabeth (1777), Margaret (1779), William (1781), Evan (1783) and Peter (1789).
Dr. Humphreys graduated from a Royal Naval College of Surgeons in January of 1801 and he was required to fulfil 21 years of service to the Navy following his graduation.
Dr. Humphrey married Jane Warren in Ireland in 1829. She was born in Wexford, Ireland in 1803. Soon after they married they immigrated to Canada. Dr. and Mrs. Humphreys had 7 children born to them in Canada.
In 1837, Dr. and Mrs. Humphreys and 4 of their children, set sail from London, Ontario on a raft down the Thames River. The raft broke apart near Louisville and the decision was made by Dr. and Mrs. Humphreys to stay in Louisville.
Their children were; Charlotte Orelia Humphreys was born in 1830 in Brockville, Ontario, Mary Jane Humphreys was born in 1831, John Humphreys was born in 1833, Elizabeth “Eliza” Humphreys was born in 1835, Mariah Humphreys was born in 1840, Joshua Humphreys was born in 1843 and William Humphreys was born on the 17th of January 1845. Their last 3 children were born in Louisville.
Dr. Humphreys fell on a patch of ice on the 17th of January, 1845, severely injuring his head. Due to his injury, Dr. Humphreys wasn’t able to continue in the medical profession.
Dr. Humphreys died on the 15th of July, 1870. His wife died in Zone Twp (Chatham-Kent) on the 22nd of May 1893. Dr. and Mrs. Humphreys were buried at the Duart Cemetery in Duart.