John Fea remarried on 21st February 1821 in Stirlingshire. His second wife was Catherine Thomson, born about 1800 and the daughter of David Thomson and Catherine Thomson. At the time of the 1841 and 1851 census, they were living at Canal Lock No 6. According to the obituary, they had eight children:
Five of these are documented on the 1841 and 1851 censuses.
|John Fea||50 years||Lock keeper||Scotland|
|Catherine Fea||42 years||Scotland|
|Alexander Fea||14 years||Stirlingshire|
|Catherine Fea||12 years||Stirlingshire|
|Helen Fea||12 years||Stirlingshire|
|Simon Fea||8 years||Stirlingshire|
|David Fea||8 years||Stirlingshire|
|John Fea||Head||61 years||Canal lock keeper||Cross Kirk, Isle of Sanday|
|Catherine Fea||Wife||51 years||Whitburn, Linlithgowshire|
|Catherine Fea||Dau||20 years||Falkirk, Stirlinghshire|
|Simon Fea||Son||16 years||Iron-moulder||Falkirk, Stirlinghshire|
|David Fea||Son||16 years||Canal lock keeper's assistant||Falkirk, Stirlinghshire|
John Fea died on 12th February 1862.
Allan Fea in "The Real Captain Cleveland", which was published in 1912 writes:
|"Old John" is still remembered as a locksman, and a daughter is said
to be still living in Cleveland, Ohio. Her brother Alexander, who migrated
to America in 1849, died there two years ago at the same age as his
father. The sons of another brother who went to America, it is said, are
The Real Captain Cleveland, Allan Fea - p202
The daughter living in Ohio is thought to be Helen Fea, a daughter by John's second marriage, who married Alexander Winton. She followed her family to the US as a widow. Her brother, Alexander Fea, went much earlier as did Thomas Brown Fea, a son by John's first marriage.
Catherine died on 4th January 1869 at Blackhill Locks, Springburn Glasgow. The informant was her son in law, Alexander Winton.