John Sutherland

John Sutherland (d.1863, aged 102).

A native of Sutherlandshire, Scotland, John Sutherland came to the Red River Settlement with one of the groups of Lord Selkirk Settlers nearly 160 years ago.

Like many of the Selkirk Settlers, Sutherland was a Presbyterian.  He attended St. John’s along with many of his  co-religionists for over thirty years, until the arrival of the Rev. John Black in 1852 and the building of Kildonan Presbyterian Church. Sutherland was one of the first elders of Kildonan Church. Even after Black’s arrival, the Presbyterian settlers continued their practice of interment in the St. John’s Cemetery.