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John McNay (McNae and McNaey)

Person ID #2604, (1801 - 1854)
Last Edited16 Sep 2017
3rd great-granduncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageDavid James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherDavid James McNae (Nay) (1778 - 1834)
MotherJannet Callie (1778 - Bef 1867)
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Descendants of David James McNay

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View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
John McNay family, Scotland census of Kirkmabreck parish, 1841

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Feb 1801~0John McNay (McNae and McNaey) was born in Feb 1801 at Balhasie in Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG.1,2
Christening

22 Feb 1801~0He was christened on 22 Feb 1801 in Old Kirkmabreck Parish Church (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG.2
Marriage

Isabella Muir
9 Jan 182523He married Isabella Muir, daughter of James Muir and Mary Gordon, on 9 Jan 1825 at Old Kirkmabreck Parish Church (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.3
Death

14 Feb 1854~53John died on 14 Feb 1854 in Girthon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG, at age ~53.1
Burial

Feb 1854~53He was buried in Feb 1854 in Anwoth Parish Old Churchyard, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.1
Obituary

17 Feb 1854~53The obituary of John read: At Gatehouse-of-Fleet, on the 15th ultimo, aged 55 years, Mr. John Nae, jobber, formerly farmer in the parish of Kirkmabreck.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 184140John was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. John was 40 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir, James Muir McNay, John McNey, David McNay, Jessie McNay, William McNay, Thomas McNay, Isabella McNay, and Mary McNay.4
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
1851 UK Census30 Mar 185150John was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1851 Scotland Census residing at Back Fleet Street in Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. John was 50 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, Alexander McNay, Jessie McNay, Isabella McNay, Thomas McNay, Margaret McNay, Jane McNay, Anne (Annie) McNay (McNae), and Joanna McCulloch McNay.5

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1851Cattle dealer at Back Fleet Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG6

Children with: Isabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)

SonJames Muir McNay (1826 - 1901)
DaughterMary McNay (ca. 1828 - )
SonJohn McNey (1831 - 1901)
SonDavid McNay (ca. 1831 - )
SonWilliam McNay (1834 - 1905)
DaughterJessie McNay (1835 - 1909)
DaughterIsabella McNay (1837 - )
SonThomas McNay (1839 - )
DaughterMargaret McNay (1843 - )
DaughterJane McNay (ca. 1844 - 1882)
DaughterAnne (Annie) McNay (McNae) (1845 - )
DaughterJoanna McCulloch McNay (ca. 1847 - 1875)
SonAlexander McNay (1849 - 1877)

Citations

  1. [S101] Alison Mitchell, editor, Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions: The Stewart of Kirkcudbright, (Six Volumes) (Edinburgh, Scotland: The Scottish Genealogy Society, 1990), Volume One, page 12, marker 185. Hereinafter cited as Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions.
  2. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, OPR Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  3. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Kirkmabreck Parish OPR.
  4. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census.
  5. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851 Scotland Census (Enumeration District 3, Enumeration Page 18, Schedule No. 91).
  6. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851 Scotland Census.

Isabella Muir

Person ID #2605, (ca. 1802 - 1875)
Last Edited23 Jan 2018

Parents

FatherJames Muir (ca. 1764 - 1841)
MotherMary Gordon (ca. 1771 - 1824)

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Ca. 1802Isabella Muir was born ca. 1802 in EnglandG.1,2
Marriage

John McNay (McNae and McNaey)
9 Jan 1825She married John McNay (McNae and McNaey), son of David James McNae (Nay) and Jannet Callie, on 9 Jan 1825 at Old Kirkmabreck Parish Church (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.3
Death

22 Mar 1875Isabella died on 22 Mar 1875 in Neilson Square, Gatehouse of Fleet, Girthon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG.4
Burial

Mar 1875She was buried in Mar 1875 in Anwoth Parish Old Churchyard, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.5

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 1841Isabella was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Also residing in the same household were James Muir, James Muir McNay, John McNey, David McNay, Jessie McNay, William McNay, Thomas McNay, Isabella McNay, and Mary McNay.2
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
1851 UK Census30 Mar 1851Isabella was enumerated as the wife of John McNay (McNae and McNaey) on the 1851 Scotland Census residing at Back Fleet Street in Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Also residing in the same household were Alexander McNay, Jessie McNay, Isabella McNay, Thomas McNay, Margaret McNay, Jane McNay, Anne (Annie) McNay (McNae), and Joanna McCulloch McNay.6
1871 UK Census2 Apr 1871Isabella was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1871 Scotland Census residing at Neilson Square in Gatehouse of Fleet, Girthon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Also residing in the same household were Thomas McNay and Joanna McCulloch McNay.7

Children with: John McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)

SonJames Muir McNay (1826 - 1901)
DaughterMary McNay (ca. 1828 - )
SonJohn McNey (1831 - 1901)
SonDavid McNay (ca. 1831 - )
SonWilliam McNay (1834 - 1905)
DaughterJessie McNay (1835 - 1909)
DaughterIsabella McNay (1837 - )
SonThomas McNay (1839 - )
DaughterMargaret McNay (1843 - )
DaughterJane McNay (ca. 1844 - 1882)
DaughterAnne (Annie) McNay (McNae) (1845 - )
DaughterJoanna McCulloch McNay (ca. 1847 - 1875)
SonAlexander McNay (1849 - 1877)

Citations

  1. [S101] Alison Mitchell, editor, Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions: The Stewart of Kirkcudbright, (Six Volumes) (Edinburgh, Scotland: The Scottish Genealogy Society, 1990). Hereinafter cited as Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions.
  2. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  3. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Kirkmabreck Parish OPR.
  4. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Statutory Death Registration.
  5. [S101] Alison Mitchell, Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions, Volume One, page 12, marker 185.
  6. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851 Scotland Census (Enumeration District 3, Enumeration Page 18, Schedule No. 91).
  7. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1871 Scotland Census.

Anne (Annie) McNay (McNae)

Person ID #2606, (1845 - )
Last Edited21 Feb 2016
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey)2, David James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)
MotherIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

13 Apr 18450Anne (Annie) McNay (McNae) was born on 13 Apr 1845 in Creetown, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG.1
Christening

13 Jun 18461She was christened on 13 Jun 1846 in Kirkmabreck Parish Church, Creetown, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Marriage

James McClearie
17 Jun 186419She married James McClearie, son of Hugh McClearie (McClarie) and Isabella Clanachan, on 17 Jun 1864 in Gatehouse of Fleet, Girthon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.2
Death

Anne died.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1851 UK Census30 Mar 18515Anne was enumerated as the daughter of John McNay (McNae and McNaey) on the 1851 Scotland Census residing at Back Fleet Street in Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Anne was 5 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, Alexander McNay, Jessie McNay, Isabella McNay, Thomas McNay, Margaret McNay, Jane McNay, and Joanna McCulloch McNay.3
1861 UK Census7 Apr 186115Anne was enumerated as a servant of William Gordon on the 1861 Scotland Census residing at 45 Fleet Street in Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Anne was 15 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Margaret McNay (Nae).4
Looking west down Fleet Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Scotland

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1851Scholar at Back Fleet Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG5
8 Apr 1861Servant of William and Margaret Gordon at Fleet Street, Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG4

Children with: James McClearie (1841 - )

DaughterIsabella McClearie (1865 - )
DaughterMaggie Johanna McClearie (1866 - )

Citations

  1. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  2. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  3. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851 Scotland Census (Enumeration District 3, Enumeration Page 18, Schedule No. 91).
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1861 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  5. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851 Scotland Census.

Thomas McNay

Person ID #2607, (1839 - )
Last Edited26 Sep 2017
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey)2, David James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)
MotherIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)
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Thomas McNay christening Kirkm

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

23 Oct 18390Thomas McNay was born on 23 Oct 1839 at Kirkbride Farm in Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Christening

6 Dec 18390He was christened on 6 Dec 1839 in Kirkmabreck Parish Church, Creetown, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Thomas McNay christening Kirkm
Death

Thomas died.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 18411Thomas was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Thomas was 1 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir, James Muir McNay, John McNey, David McNay, Jessie McNay, William McNay, Isabella McNay, and Mary McNay.2
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
1851 UK Census30 Mar 185111Thomas was enumerated as the son of John McNay (McNae and McNaey) on the 1851 Scotland Census residing at Back Fleet Street in Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Thomas was 11 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, Alexander McNay, Jessie McNay, Isabella McNay, Margaret McNay, Jane McNay, Anne (Annie) McNay (McNae), and Joanna McCulloch McNay.3
1871 UK Census2 Apr 187131Thomas was enumerated as the son of Isabella Muir on the 1871 Scotland Census residing at Neilson Square in Gatehouse of Fleet, Girthon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Thomas was 31 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Joanna McCulloch McNay.4

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1860Labourer at Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG

Citations

  1. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  2. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  3. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851 Scotland Census (Enumeration District 3, Enumeration Page 18, Schedule No. 91).
  4. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1871 Scotland Census.

Isabella McNay

Person ID #2608, (1837 - )
Last Edited21 Feb 2016
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey)2, David James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)
MotherIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

20 Oct 18370Isabella McNay was born on 20 Oct 1837 at Kirkbride Farm in Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Christening

17 Nov 18370She was christened on 17 Nov 1837 in Kirkmabreck Parish Church, Creetown, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Death

Isabella died.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 18413Isabella was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Isabella was 3 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir, James Muir McNay, John McNey, David McNay, Jessie McNay, William McNay, Thomas McNay, and Mary McNay.2
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
1851 UK Census30 Mar 185113Isabella was enumerated as the daughter of John McNay (McNae and McNaey) on the 1851 Scotland Census residing at Back Fleet Street in Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Isabella was 13 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, Alexander McNay, Jessie McNay, Thomas McNay, Margaret McNay, Jane McNay, Anne (Annie) McNay (McNae), and Joanna McCulloch McNay.3

Citations

  1. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  2. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  3. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851 Scotland Census (Enumeration District 3, Enumeration Page 18, Schedule No. 91).

Jessie McNay

Person ID #2609, (1835 - 1909)
Last Edited21 Feb 2016
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey)2, David James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)
MotherIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

14 Oct 18350Jessie McNay was born on 14 Oct 1835 at Kirkbride Farm in Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Christening

11 Nov 18350She was christened on 11 Nov 1835 in Kirkmabreck Parish Church, Creetown, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Marriage

James Kerr
1 Aug 187236She married James Kerr on 1 Aug 1872 at Saint Thomas Church in Dudley, Staffordshire, England.2
Death

Isabella Muir
22 Mar 187539She was the Informant on the Death Registration of Isabella Muir. Isabella died on 22 Mar 1875 at Neilson Square in Gatehouse of Fleet, Girthon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.3
Death

Joanna McCulloch McNay
25 Mar 187539She was the Informant on the Death Registration of Joanna McCulloch McNay. Joanna died on 25 Mar 1875 at Neilson Square in Gatehouse of Fleet, Girthon Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.3
Death

1909~74Jessie died in 1909 in Dudley District, Worcestershire, EnglandG, at age ~74.4

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 18415Jessie was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Jessie was 5 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir, James Muir McNay, John McNey, David McNay, William McNay, Thomas McNay, Isabella McNay, and Mary McNay.5
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
1851 UK Census30 Mar 185115Jessie was enumerated as the daughter of John McNay (McNae and McNaey) on the 1851 Scotland Census residing at Back Fleet Street in Gatehouse of Fleet, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Jessie was 15 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, Alexander McNay, Isabella McNay, Thomas McNay, Margaret McNay, Jane McNay, Anne (Annie) McNay (McNae), and Joanna McCulloch McNay.6
1881 UK Census3 Apr 188145Jessie was enumerated as the wife of James Kerr on the 1881 England Census residing at 32 Oxford Street in Dudley, Saint James, Worcestershire. Jessie was 45 years old.7
1891 UK Census5 Apr 189155Jessie was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1891 England Census residing at 32 Oxford Street in Dudley, Saint James, Worcestershire. Jessie was 55 years old. Also in the household was a lodger and servant.8

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1891Draper at Dudley, Worcestershire, EnglandG8

Citations

  1. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  2. [S216] FreeBMD, England & Wales, Birth, Marriage, Death Indexes, online http://www.freebmd.org.uk, Dudley District, Vol 6c, Page 90. Hereinafter cited as FreeBMD.
  3. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Statutory Death Registration. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  4. [S216] FreeBMD, online http://www.freebmd.org.uk, Dudley District, Vol 6c, Page 44.
  5. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census.
  6. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851 Scotland Census (Enumeration District 3, Enumeration Page 18, Schedule No. 91).
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1881 England Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1891 England Census.

James Muir

Person ID #2610, (ca. 1764 - 1841)
Last Edited13 Apr 2015

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Ca. 1764James Muir was born ca. 1764 in ScotlandG.1,2
Marriage

Mary Gordon
Ca. 1795He married Mary Gordon ca. 1795.
Death

5 Dec 1841James died on 5 Dec 1841 in Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.2
Burial

7 Dec 1841He was buried on 7 Dec 1841 in Anwoth Parish Old Churchyard, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

The grave monument inscription reads:

by Jas Muir, Kirkbride of Kirkmabreck died 5 December 1841, age 77, wife Mary Gordon, 24 January 1824 age 54, by John Nae/Nay their son in law who died 14 February 1854 age 53 (wife Isabella Muir 22 March 1875 age 73).
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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 1841James was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir McNay, John McNey, David McNay, Jessie McNay, William McNay, Thomas McNay, Isabella McNay, and Mary McNay.1
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1841Farmer at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+1

Children with: Mary Gordon (ca. 1771 - 1824)

DaughterIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)

Citations

  1. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  2. [S101] Alison Mitchell, editor, Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions: The Stewart of Kirkcudbright, (Six Volumes) (Edinburgh, Scotland: The Scottish Genealogy Society, 1990), Volume One, page 12, marker 185. Hereinafter cited as Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions.

Mary Gordon

Person ID #2611, (ca. 1771 - 1824)
Last Edited8 May 2008

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Ca. 1771Mary Gordon was born ca. 1771.1
Marriage

James Muir
Ca. 1795She married James Muir ca. 1795.
Death

24 Jan 1824Mary died on 24 Jan 1824 in Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG.1
Burial

Jan 1824She was buried in Jan 1824 in Anwoth Parish Old Churchyard, Anwoth Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.2

Children with: James Muir (ca. 1764 - 1841)

DaughterIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)

Citations

  1. [S101] Alison Mitchell, editor, Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions: The Stewart of Kirkcudbright, (Six Volumes) (Edinburgh, Scotland: The Scottish Genealogy Society, 1990). Hereinafter cited as Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions.
  2. [S101] Alison Mitchell, Pre 1855 Gravestone Inscriptions, Volume One, page 12, marker 185.

James Muir McNay1

Person ID #2612, (1826 - 1901)
Last Edited18 May 2014
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey)2, David James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)
MotherIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

14 Feb 18260James Muir McNay was born on 14 Feb 1826 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandG.2,3
Christening

Apr 18260He was christened in Apr 1826 in Howard Street Independent, Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandG.2
Marriage

Ellen Bain Cooper
30 Oct 185428He married Ellen Bain Cooper on 30 Oct 1854 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Death

1901~75James died in 1901 in New ZealandG at age ~75.4

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 184115James was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. James was 15 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir, John McNey, David McNay, Jessie McNay, William McNay, Thomas McNay, Isabella McNay, and Mary McNay.3
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland

Children with: Ellen Bain Cooper (ca. 1832 - )

SonJames Muir Duncan McNay (1862 - 1863)
DaughterMary Allison McNay (1866 - 1870)
SonFrancis Alexander McNay (1866 - )
DaughterMargaret McNay (1868 - )
SonDavid McNay (1870 - )
SonRobert McNay (1874 - )
DaughterJessie Elizabeth McNay (1876 - 1957)

Citations

  1. [S17] "Edward H. Stewart Research", 1993, Edward H. Stewart (130 Burbank Drive, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada M2K 1N8), to Warren M. Gordon (Bellevue, WA); unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "Edward H. Stewart Research".
  2. [S282] FamilySearch Website, online https://familysearch.org/, England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Index (RG4-8). Hereinafter cited as FamilySearch Website.
  3. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  4. [S235] New Zealand Births, Marriages and Deaths, Historical Records Internet Database, www.bmdhistorical records.dia.govt.nz. Hereinafter cited as New Zealand BMD - Internet Database.

John McNey

Person ID #2613, (1831 - 1901)
Last Edited22 Dec 2016
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey)2, David James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)
MotherIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)
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John McNey and wife Francis Stewart. Buried in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, Colorado

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

5 May 18310John McNey was born on 5 May 1831 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandG.
Immigration

Ca. 1859He immigrated to America ca. 1859.1
Marriage

Mary Frances Stewart
1875~44He married Mary Frances Stewart in 1875 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States.
Biography

1898~67This item is extracted from a book Portrait and Biographical Record of Denver and Vicinity, Colorado, published in 1898, from the section on Larimer County.

JOHN McNEY, of Livermore, Larimer County, Colorado (and Kirkmabreck)

JOHN McNEY, of Livermore, Larimer County, Colorado, has lived a life of excitement and adventure that has been equalled by few men. For many years he engaged in hauling freight for the government to western posts, during which time he took part in many encounters with the Indians, and it was his privilege at one time to save a mother and three children from becoming their victims. He was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, and is the son of John and Isabelle (Muir) McNey, and a grandson of David McNey, who died in Scotland, where he had been engaged in agriculture. His father was born in Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, but moved to Sheffield, England, where he was a dry-goods merchant for a time, but finally returned to his old home and took up the occupation of a farmer and stockman, continuing in this business until his death, which occurred in his forty-seventh year. He married Miss Isabelle Muir, who was born at the same place, and whose father, James Muir, was a farmer. She died when sixty-five years old. Of her thirteen children four are now in America. Those living are: James, in New Zealand; Mary, in Ontario, Canada; William, who lives in the same place; Margaret, in New York City; Jessie Dudley, in England; and John, our subject.

John McNey was educated in the national schools of Scotland, and when about sixteen years of age went to Wallsall, England, where he was apprenticed in the dry-goods business for two or three years. About 1856, during the Crimean war, he came to America in a sailing vessel, the "Benjamin Adams." He located in South Carolina and accepted a clerkship, later returned to New York and secured a position in the upholstery department of the dry-goods store of A. T. Stewart. Afterwards he clerked in James Gray Company's lace house. During the war he volunteered in the Seventy-ninth Regiment, but they were disbanded, owing to some disagreement. He went to Orange County, N. Y., and then to New York City, where he occupied his old place nearly all through the war. For some time he worked in a grocery store in Galesburg, Ill., and then went to Fort Leavenworth, Kan. In 1867 he joined a government train, engaging to drive a six-mule team through to its destination.

This was the time of Custer's first expedition, and they had a fight with the Indians at Stormy Hollow, on the Smoky Hill route, in which three men were killed, and the seven leading wagons, with twenty mules, were carried off by the red men. It was here he was given the opportunity to rescue the woman and her three children from the blood-thirsty wretches. The Indians and their captives, who were a soldier's wife and children, were running near a gulch, and Mr. NcNey undertook the task of rescuing them unaided. He crawled down the gulch and shot, wounding one of the Indians, who returned his fire, without hitting him, and then ran off, leaving their captives behind. On different occasions he buried the dead after skirmishes. He continued to haul goods from Ellsworth to Forts Hayes, Zerah and Wallace. He was thus employed during the summer and fall, and after the treaty with the Indians hauled supplies to Medicine Lodge, Kan. He then returned to Leavenworth and received his discharge. In 1868 he drove an ox-train to Colorado. Fifty wagons were ordered from Ellsworth to Cheyenne, and there loaded for Port Bridger and Camp Douglass. This trip took all summer, but no serious trouble with the Indians occurred. The following year he left Fort Bridger and hauled government supplies for Colonel Bracket to Fort Ellis, at the head of the Missouri River. The Indians were troublesome at this place also. He then returned to Fort Bridger and sold the outfit to a contractor near Salt Lake, while he remained at the fort in charge of the cattle. He finally sold out to the government and returned to Leavenworth. In 1875 he crossed the plains with cattle and teams, his wife driving a team, intending to cross the "Divide" to Snake River. When they reached Livermore Park they were caught in the snow and had to turn their cattle out and winter there. They then decided to locate there, and he secured employment with N. C. Alford for a couple of years. He then pre-empted one hundred and sixty acres near the post-office, which he sold a year later, and settled on his present farm, one hundred and sixty acres, at the head of Livermore Park. He proved his claim, improved and added to it, until he now has two hundred and forty acres, fenced and in a good state of cultivation. The fine springs on the ground make it an especially desirable place, and here he raises cattle and horses, making it a profitable business.

Mr. McNey married Miss Frances Stewart in Leavenworth in 1875. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and was a daughter of John W. Stewart, of Indianapolis. Her grandfather, Charles Stewart, was born in Kentucky, but moved first to Indiana, and later to Des Moines, Iowa, where he settled his four sons on a quarter-section of land. One of these sons was her father, who afterward moved to Leavenworth, Kan. Her great-grandfather, Charles Stewart, was of Scotch parentage, while on her mother's side she was of Irish origin. Her mother, Mary Boyle, was born in Indianapolis, where her grandfather Boyle conducted a shoemaking shop. The mother died in Leavenworth, leaving five children, four of whom are living, as follows; Frances, now Mrs. McNey; Josephine, Parrott and Elmer, all of Leavenworth. Mr. and Mrs. McNey have three children: Stewart, Walter and John, Jr. Mr. McNey organized school district No. 28, and was first treasurer of the board, while his wife was secretary for ten years. He built the first school house, and has given valuable aid to the cause of education in this section. He also did much toward making the roads, and was overseer of the same for more than sixteen years. In politics he is a Republican. Both he and his estimable wife have many friends.

Death

31 Dec 190170John died on 31 Dec 1901 in Livermore, Larimer, Colorado, United StatesG, at age 70.
Burial

Jan 190270He was buried in Jan 1902 in Grandview Cemetery at Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.2

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 184110John was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. John was 10 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir, James Muir McNay, David McNay, Jessie McNay, William McNay, Thomas McNay, Isabella McNay, and Mary McNay.3
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Census188024 Jun 188049John was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1880 United States Census in Livermore, Larimer, Colorado. John was 49 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Frances Stewart, Stewart McNey, and Walter McNey.4
Census190023 Jun 190069John was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1900 United States Census in Livermore, Larimer, Colorado. John was 69 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Frances Stewart, Stewart McNey, Walter McNey, and John McNey Junior.1

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1880Farmer at Livermore, Larimer, Colorado, United StatesG4
1900Farmer at Livermore, Larimer, Colorado, United StatesG1

Children with: Mary Frances Stewart (1856 - 1934)

SonStewart McNey (1876 - 1944)
SonWalter McNey (1878 - 1964)
SonJohn McNey Junior (1882 - 1971)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1900 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  2. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 90325536. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.

David McNay

Person ID #2614, (ca. 1831 - )
Last Edited9 Jun 2013
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey)2, David James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)
MotherIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Ca. 1831David McNay was born ca. 1831 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, EnglandG.
Death

David died.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 1841David was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir, James Muir McNay, John McNey, Jessie McNay, William McNay, Thomas McNay, Isabella McNay, and Mary McNay.1
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland

Citations

  1. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.

William McNay

Person ID #2615, (1834 - 1905)
Last Edited21 Feb 2016
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey)2, David James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)
MotherIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)
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William McNay Family

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

1834~0William McNay was born in 1834 at Kirkbride Farm in Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.
Christening

26 Feb 1834~0He was christened on 26 Feb 1834 in Old Kirkmabreck Parish Church (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG.1
Immigration

Ca. 1852He immigrated to America ca. 1852.
Marriage

Jane Ramsay
2 Nov 1866~32He married Jane Ramsay, daughter of Peter Ramsay and Elizabeth Hannay, on 2 Nov 1866 at 'Earlston', the Ramsay family farm, in Tuckersmith Township, Huron County, Ontario, Canada.2
Death

10 Apr 1905~71William died on 10 Apr 1905 in Tuckersmith Township, Huron County, Ontario, CanadaG, at age ~71.3
Obituary

11 Apr 1905~71Obituary of William McNay

Huron Expositor

Death of Mr. McNay.

     A somewhat remarkable career was terminated on Monday last by the death of Mr. William McNay of Tuckersmith. Mr. McNay passed from life at his home on the second concession of Tuckersmith, west of Egmondville on Monday afternoon after a short illness, having reached the age of 72 years and closing a career, the experience of which would make an interesting volume.
     Mr. McNay was a native of Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, and was born near Creetown. He came to New York when only 17 years of age. After remaining there for a time he went to Charleston, South Carolina where he engaged in the dry goods business. He spent eight years in Charleston, when the war broke out. He joined the Southern Army under General Buregard and took part in the bombardment of Fort Sumpter.
     After three months in the service he enlisted as a seaman and was on the first vessel that cleared the blockade and reached Liverpool carrying Confederate colors, where a salute was fired by a British man of war, Mr. McNay placing the flag aloft. After spending a short time in Liverpool, he returned to New York, remaining about a year, when he went west to Illinois, where he remained until the close of the war, running the risk of two drafts into the Northern Army.
     He returned again to New York where he spent two years. In 1860 he came to the Huron tract to visit friends here and spent his first winter with Mr, John Logan in his store in Egmondville. The following summer he spent with the late William McConnell on the farm and the following winter he spent with friends in Huron township, Bruce county. He again returned to Illinois and spent three years there.
     In 1866 he returned to Huron and was married to Jane Ramsay, eldest daughter of the late Peter Ramsay of Tuckersmith. With his young bride he settled in the township of Ashfield, on a bush farm near Lucknow. Here he envinced the same pluck and energy he had displayed in his former enterprises and by dint of industry and good management soon converted the forest farm into a beautiful and comfortable home for himself and family.
     He continued to reside in Ashfield until 1893, when he purchased the old Ramsay homestead in Tuckersmith where he continued to reside until his death, though his eldest son still resides on the homestead in Ashfield.
     Mr. McNay was in many respects a remarkable man. He had seen a great deal of life and being a keen observer, was a most entertaining and companionable gentleman. He was shrewd in business, of sterling character and gentlemanly and courteous in manner. While he took an intelligent interest in all public affairs, he never aspired to public position. Had he done so, his experience and business ability would have been of much public service.
     He leaves a widow and family of two sons and two daughters to mourn his loss and cherish the memory of a kind husband and worthy father. The sons are Peter of Ashfield and John at home; and the daughters are Mrs. William Johnston, of Lucknow and Elizabeth Jane at home. The remains were laid to rest in the Maitlandbank cemetery on Thursday.
Burial

Apr 1905~71He was buried in Apr 1905 in Maitlandbank Cemetery at Seaforth, Huron County, Ontario.4

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 1841~7William was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. William was ~7 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir, James Muir McNay, John McNey, David McNay, Jessie McNay, Thomas McNay, Isabella McNay, and Mary McNay.5
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
1871 Canada Census2 Apr 1871~37William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1871 Canada Census in Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario. William was ~37 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Jane Ramsay and Peter Ramsay McNay.6
1881 Canada Census4 Apr 1881~47William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1881 Canada Census in Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario. William was ~47 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Jane Ramsay, Peter Ramsay McNay, John McNay, Isabella McNay, and Elizabeth Jane McNay.7
1891 Canada Census6 Apr 1891~57William was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1891 Canada Census in Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario. William was ~57 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Jane Ramsay, Peter Ramsay McNay, John McNay, Isabella McNay, and Elizabeth Jane McNay.8

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1855Farmer

Children with: Jane Ramsay (1837 - 1909)

SonPeter Ramsay McNay (1867 - 1950)
SonJohn McNay (1873 - 1943)
DaughterIsabella McNay (1873 - 1944)
DaughterElizabeth Jane McNay (1880 - 1936)

Citations

  1. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  2. [S17] "Edward H. Stewart Research", 1993, Edward H. Stewart (130 Burbank Drive, Willowdale, Ontario, Canada M2K 1N8), to Warren M. Gordon (Bellevue, WA); unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as "Edward H. Stewart Research".
  3. [S16] "John David (Ian) Porter Research", 1993, John David (Ian) Porter ("Knockhaar", Whitehouse Road, Stranraer, Scotland DG9 0JB), to Warren M. Gordon (Bellevue, WA); Hereinafter cited as "John David (Ian) Porter Research".
  4. [S285] CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project, 2004-2015, online http://cemetery.canadagenweb.org/. Hereinafter cited as CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project.
  5. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1871 Canada Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1881 Canada Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1891 Canada Census.

Mary McNay

Person ID #2616, (ca. 1828 - )
Last Edited13 Apr 2015
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
McNay LineageJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey)2, David James McNae (Nay)1

Parents

FatherJohn McNay (McNae and McNaey) (1801 - 1854)
MotherIsabella Muir (ca. 1802 - 1875)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Ca. 1828Mary McNay was born ca. 1828 in Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG.
Death

Mary died.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 1841Mary was enumerated as a member of John McNay (McNae and McNaey)'s household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Kirkbride Farm, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Also residing in the same household were Isabella Muir, James Muir, James Muir McNay, John McNey, David McNay, Jessie McNay, William McNay, Thomas McNay, and Isabella McNay.1
View of Kirkbride Farm from Bar Hill, Carsluith - Wigtown Bay in the background and Wigtown beyond
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Kirkbride Farmhouse, near Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Residence1898Mary lived in Ontario, CanadaG, in 1898.

Citations

  1. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.

Cora S. W. McDowell

Person ID #2617, (1865 - 1905)
Last Edited2 Jan 2015
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageMargaret Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherJohn McDowell Jr. (1816 - Aft 1884)
MotherMargaret Gordon (1820 - 1881)
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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

3 Apr 18650Cora S. W. McDowell was born on 3 Apr 1865 in Knox County, Illinois, United StatesG.
Marriage

James A. Shaw
1898~33She married James A. Shaw in 1898, Illinois, United States.
Death

8 Feb 190539Cora died on 8 Feb 1905 in Knox County, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 39.
Burial

1905~40She was buried in 1905 in Scotch Cemetery (John Knox Cemetery) at VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois.

Find A Grave Memorial Link.1

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census187015 Jul 18705She was listed as a member of John's household in the 1870 U.S. Census taken 15 Jul 1870 in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.2
Census1880Jun 188015Cora was enumerated as the daughter of John McDowell Jr. on the 1880 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. Cora was 15 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Margaret Gordon, Amelia G. McDowell, DeWitt David McDowell, William H. McDowell, Peter A. McDowell, Fredrick Robert McDowell, John Yourston Ewart, Margaret Elisabeth Gordon Ewart, John Miller McKie, and Jannett Gordon McDowell.3
Census19009 Jun 190035Cora was enumerated as the wife of James A. Shaw on the 1900 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. Cora was 35 years old.4

Citations

  1. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 5530331. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1870 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1900 US Census.

Jean (Jane) Heron

Person ID #2618, (1783 - 1855)
Last Edited14 Nov 2018

Parents

FatherAlexander Heron (ca. 1733 - 1808)
MotherMargaret Heron (ca. 1744 - 1826)

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Jean Heron Gordon, death registration, Kirkmabreck parish, 1855

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

3 Jan 17830Jean (Jane) Heron was born on 3 Jan 1783 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame Parish, Wigtownshire, ScotlandG.1
Christening

3 Feb 17830She was christened on 3 Feb 1783 in Newton Stewart, Penninghame Parish, Wigtownshire, ScotlandG. The Penninghame OPR reads: " Jean, Daughter to Alexander Heron and Margaret Heron in Newton Stewart, was baptised, 3rd".2
Marriage

James Gordon
Ca. 1816She married James Gordon, son of Samuel Gordon and Isabel McConchie, ca. 1816 at Old Kirkmabreck Parish Church (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.
Death

8 Jul 185572Jean died on 8 Jul 1855 in Bagbie Farm Cottage, Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG, at age 72.3,4
Cause of Death

8 Jul 185572She died of old age with no medical attendant.4
Burial

Jul 185572She was buried in Jul 1855 in Old Kirkmabreck Cemetery (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.3
Note

8 Jul 185572The Death Registration for Jean Heron states that she was 72 years old, born in Penninghame and has lived 36 years in Kirkmabreck. Her parents were Alex Heron (farmer) and Margaret Heron. She was married to James Gordon and her children were Peter, 36 years, Margaret, 34, Alex 30, and David 28. She died on 8 Jul 1855 at Cottage on Bagbie Farm of old age. She was buried in the Old Churchyard. The informant was Robert McClure, undertaker. The document was registered on 10 July 1855 at Creetown.
Obituary

Obituary From the Wigtown Free Press

Gordon / Heron, Jane D 8 / 7 / 1855 - At Bagbie, parish of Kirkmabreck, on the 8th instant, Jane Heron, wife of James Gordon, late in Clauchread, aged 72 years.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 184158Jean was enumerated as a member of James Gordon's household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Claughreid, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Jean was 58 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Alexander Gordon and David Gordon.5
1851 UK Census30 Mar 185168Jean was enumerated as the wife of James Gordon on the 1851 Scotland Census residing at Thornybrock in Carsluith, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Jean was 68 years old. The 1851 census for Thornybrock, Parish of Kirkmabreck shows James and his wife Jane. James is shown as age 80 and listed as a "retired farmer". He is reported as born in Kirkmabreck, while Jane is listed as age 60 and born in Penninghame, Wigtownshire.6
Thorneybrock ruin in a field at Bagbie Farm, Wigtownshire, Scotland
Thornybrock ruined cottage near Kirkbride, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland
Thornybrock ruined cottage near Kirkbride, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland

Children with: James Gordon (ca. 1769 - 1856)

SonPeter Gordon (1819 - 1900)
DaughterMargaret Gordon (1820 - 1881)
SonAlexander Gordon (1823 - 1852)
SonDavid Gordon (1827 - 1896)

Citations

  1. [S124] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Penninghame Parish, Scotland, OPR.
  2. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Penninghame Parish OPR's. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  3. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  4. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Statutory Death Registration.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  6. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, 1851 Scotland Census.

Peter Gordon

Person ID #2619, (1819 - 1900)
Last Edited19 Sep 2017
3rd great-granduncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageJames Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherJames Gordon (ca. 1769 - 1856)
MotherJean (Jane) Heron (1783 - 1855)
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Peter Gordon - Portrait and Biological Album of Knox County, Illinois, 1886
Peter Gordon Biography
1850 US Census - Knox County, Illinois - citing the Peter Gordon family
Residence of Peter Gordon, Coplet Township, Knox, Illinois
Historical residence of Peter Gordon, Coplet Township, Knox, Illinois - 2007
The graves of Peter Gordon (1819-1900) and wife Mary Ann McDowell (1814-1900) at Victoria Cemetery, Knox County, Illinois.
Peter Gordon
Peter Gordon christening, Kirkmabreck parish, Kirkcudbrightshire - 1819

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

19 May 18190Peter Gordon was born on 19 May 1819 at Claughreid in Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Christening

19 May 18190He was christened on 19 May 1819 in Old Kirkmabreck Parish Church (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG. The Kirkmabreck OPR reads: James Gordon and Jean Heron, Claughread, a son Peter.1
Marriage

Mary Ann McDowell
1 Mar 184525He married Mary Ann McDowell, daughter of John McDowell and Anna Livingston, on 1 Mar 1845 in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United States.2
Probate

William Gordon
18 Nov 187253Peter was the executor of 's estate on 18 Nov 1872 in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG. Probate File Box No 48.
Biography

1886~67PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHICAL ALBUM OF KNOX COUNTY, ILLINOIS, Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago, 1886, page 372.

Note: The 1886 Portrait and Biographical Album of Knox County, Illinois, was a subscriber publication. That is, only those Knox County residents who paid a subscription fee had their biography, portrait and/or property view published in it.

Peter Gordon. Knox County is the abiding place of many citizens, for innate worth and native force of character, are a credit to her, and prominent among these may be found a gentleman of whom we write, a retired farmer, living on section 12, of Copley Township. He stands high in the community as a man of solid and substantial character, and holds different offices in his township, having been Road Commissioner for some length of time, and is a School Director, laboring faithfully in the interests of education.

Mr. Gordon was born in Creetown, Scotland, May 19, 1810. His parents were James and Jane (Heron) Gordon, both of Scotland. They were farmers by occupation, and their family consisted of four children – Peter, Margaret, Alex. and David. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon died in 1854 and 1857 respectively.

The subject of our narrative spent the years of his life up to his majority on the home farm, and attended school. In 1840 he emigrated to America with the high hopes and eager ambition of early youth, with the one idea of making himself a name and a home. Landing in New York, he came by way of the lakes to Chicago. From that city he came to Knox County and settled in section10, of Copley Township. Here he purchased 40 acres of prairie land, on which he built a log house 16 x 20 feet, and there he lived for six years. To his first purchase he added by degrees 560 acres, and continued to reside on this until 1885. He has at present time 890 acres of land, and has given to his four children 160 acres each. In 1885 he built a handsome residence in Victoria, where he now lives.

He was married March 1, 1845, to Mary Ann McDowell Tait, who was born Jan. 24, 1814. She is the daughter of John and Anna (Livingston) McDowell, natives of Scotland. Her father came to America in 1839, settled in Copley Township, on section 14. In 1867 he died, the mother having preceded him in 1824, taking her departure from this life in Scotland.

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon have a family of six children, four of whom are living – James, Elizabeth M., Alexander H., and Albinus N. James married Margaret McQuarrie; Elizabeth M. is the wife of William Robson, and is the mother of one child, named Percy E.; Alexander is the husband of Mary Olmstead, and they have four children as follows: Arthur, Lizzie E., John H., and James P.; Albinus N. married Miss Emma Smith, who has borne him two children – Peter T. and Leroy S.

Mrs. Gordon by her first marriage had a family of four sons, namely, John, William F., Peter G. and Houston P. These have all acted nobly in defense of their country, enlisting in the war of the Rebellion in 1862., and giving all they had to give in that noble cause. Peter G., who had become Lieutenant, was killed at the battle of Nashville; John was wounded at Dallas and died at Chattanooga, from the effects of his wounds; the other two returned home to their home when the war was over, with gratitude for the boon of their lives, but with sadness for the two who had perished in the great struggle which robbed so many households of husband or father, brother or son. The four brothers all enlisted in Co. G, 89th Ill. Vol. Inf.; Col Hotchkiss was the commander.

Mr. William Tait, the deceased husband of Mrs. Gordon, died in 1843, at his home on section 16, in Copley Township. William Tait, Jr., is a physician at Galesburg, and was married to Miss Rhoda Sperry, a native of Oneida County, N.Y. To them have been born two children, both living – May J. and Margaret M. Houston P. unites in wedlock with Mary Levalley, a native of Knox County, and they are the parents of one child – Annie J.

Mr. Gordon is Republican in politics and an important factor in this community, and, with his wife, is a working member of the Presbyterian Church.

Biography

1899~80HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND KNOX COUNTY, Munsell Publishing Company, 1899, page 834.

Note: The 1899 Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and Knox County was a subscriber publication. That is, in most cases, only those Knox County residents who paid a subscription fee had their portrait and/or biography published in it.

Peter Gordon

Peter Gordon, son of James and Jean (Heron) Gordon, was born in Creetown, Scotland, May 19, 1819. In 1840 he came to this country and finally settled in Copley Township, Knox County, Illinois. He began working by the month, but later bought a farm and was so successful in his chosen occupation, that, in 1885, when he moved to Victoria, he had greatly increased his possession.

In 1845 Mr. Gordon was married in Copley Township to Mrs. Mary Ann (McDowell) Tait, who was born in Scotland, January 24, 1814, and was the daughter of John and Anna (Livingston) McDowell. Her mother died in Scotland in 1824, and her father came to America in 1839 and settled in Copley Township. Mr. McDowell died in 1867. Mr. William Tait, Mrs. Gordon's first husband, died in 1843, leaving her with four sons: John, William F., Peter G. and Houston P. In 1862 these four sons enlisted in Company G, Eighty-ninth Illinois Volunteers, Colonel Hotchkiss commanding. John died at Chattanooga from wounds received in the fighting at Dalton. Peter G. rose to the rank of lieutenant and fell at the battle of Nashville.
William and Houston P. survived the war. The former is a physician in Galesburg. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon have four children: James, Elizabeth M., Alexander H. and Albinus N. James has a farm in Walnut Grove Township; Alexander H. has one in Copley Township; Albinus is on the home farm; Elizabeth M. married William Robson, of Wataga, Illinois.

From the humble beginning in 1840, Mr. Gordon's possessions grew to more than fifteen hundred acres, and he gave each of his four children one hundred and sixty acres of land. He has also a handsome residence in Victoria. For many years he has been an active member of the Presbyterian church, and is always interested in whatever contributes to the welfare of the community in which he lives. For twenty years he has been a School Director and he is looked up to by all as one of the most substantial men in his township. In politics, Mr. Gordon is a republican.

Death

24 Apr 190080Peter died on 24 Apr 1900 in VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 80.2
Obituary

26 Apr 190080Peter Gordon passed peacefully away at his home in Victoria at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, April 24th. April 3 Mr. Gordon sustained a stroke of paralysis from which he never rallied. The funeral services will be held at the Swedish Methodist church today at 10.30 o’clock.

Peter Gordon was the son of James and Jean Gordon and was born in Creetown, Scotland, May 19th 1819. He came to this county in 1840 and settled in Copley township, Knox county. HE engaged in service until later, when he purchased a farm and after a successful career, he is 1885 moved to Victoria, where he has since resided. Mr Gordon has for may years been an active member of the Presbyterian church in Victoria, and was always interested in the advancement of the welfare of the community. For twenty years he has been a school director and has devoted much time and effort in this work. His death will be a severe loss to the community.

Deceased leaves, besides the widow, four children, James, a farmer in Walnut Grove, township ; Alexander H. of Copley ; Albinus, who resides at home, and Elizabeth M. Robson of Wataga.

Mr. Gordon was the step-father of Dr. W. F. Tait of Galesburg.

From "The Galesburg Mail".
Burial

Apr 190080He was buried in Apr 1900 in Victoria Cemetery at VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois.

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Biography

Peter came to America in 1840, travelling via the Great Lakes to Peoria, Illinois, where he worked for three years at the pay of $6.00 per month. He removed to Victoria in 1841, built a 16' x 20' log cabin on Section 10 and lived there for six years. The 1850 census for Copley Township shows Peter owning 2,500 acres.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
ResidencePeter lived in Section 10, Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.

Census18504 Dec 185031Peter was listed on the 1850 U.S. census taken 4 Dec 1850 in Township 12 N 3 E, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.
Census186013 Jun 186041Peter was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1860 United States Census in VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois. Peter was 41 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Ann McDowell, Dr. William F. Tait, Peter Gordon Tait, Houston P. Tait, James Gordon, Mary Elizabeth Gordon, Anna Livingston Gordon, Alexander Heron Gordon, Albinus Nance Gordon, and Jeanette Amy (Nettie) Gordon.
Census187015 Jul 187051Peter was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1870 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. Peter was 51 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Ann McDowell, James Gordon, Alexander Heron Gordon, and Albinus Nance Gordon According to census data, the value of his real estate was $45,000 and the value of his personal estate was $9,000.4
Census18803 Jun 188061Peter was enumerated as the head of the household on the 1880 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. Peter was 61 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Ann McDowell and David Gordon The U.S. Census of 1880 shows Peter, aged 61 years (farmer) owning 2500 acres. His household included his wife Mary Gordon, age 65 years (keeping house) and his brother David Gordon, single age 53 years (farmhand).5

Occupations

DateOccupation and location
1880Farmer owning 2,500 acres at Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG5

Children with 1: Janet Douglas (ca. 1820 - )

DaughterJane Heron Gordon (1840 - 1886)

Children with 2: Mary Ann McDowell (1814 - 1900)

SonJames Gordon (1845 - 1920)
DaughterMary Elizabeth Gordon (1847 - 1919)
DaughterAnna Livingston Gordon (1849 - 1865)
SonAlexander Heron Gordon (1851 - 1921)
SonAlbinus Nance Gordon (1854 - 1923)
DaughterJeanette Amy (Nettie) Gordon (1857 - 1865)

Citations

  1. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  2. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  3. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 85694776. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1870 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.

Margaret Gordon

Person ID #2620, (1820 - 1881)
Last Edited15 Nov 2018
3rd great-grandaunt of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageJames Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherJames Gordon (ca. 1769 - 1856)
MotherJean (Jane) Heron (1783 - 1855)
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Margaret Gordon of Claughread, christening, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland, 1820
Margaret Gordon of Claughread, Christening, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland, 1820
Margaret Gordon (1820-1881) wife of John McDowell. John Knox Cemetery, Copley, Knox Co, Illinois
John McDowall and Margaret Gordon Wedding 27 April 1848

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

11 Sep 18200Margaret Gordon was born on 11 Sep 1820 at Claughreid in Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Christening

11 Sep 18200She was christened on 11 Sep 1820 in Old Kirkmabreck Parish Church (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG. The Kirkmabreck OPR reads: James Gordon and Jean Heron, Claughread, a daughter Margaret.2
Margaret Gordon of Claughread, christening, Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland, 1820
Marriage

John McDowell Jr.
27 Apr 184322She married John McDowell Jr., son of John McDowell and Anna Livingston, on 27 Apr 1843 at Claughreid, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. A marriage announcement in the Wigtown Free Press on 11 May 1843 read:

At Claughread, parish of Kirkmabreck, on the 27th ult. by the Rev. Mr. Muir, Mr. John M'Dowall, to Margaret Gordon, only daughter of Mr. James Gordon, farmer there.

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Death

17 Dec 188161Margaret died on 17 Dec 1881 in Knox County, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 61.4
Burial

Dec 188161She was buried in Dec 1881 in Scotch Cemetery (John Knox Cemetery) at VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
Census18504 Dec 185030They was listed as a household member of John's household in the 1850 U.S. Census taken 4 Dec 1850 in Township 12 N 3 E, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.6
Census186018 Jun 186039She was listed as a member of John's household in the 1860 U.S. Census taken 18 Jun 1860 in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.7
Census187015 Jul 187049She was listed as a member of John's household in the 1870 U.S. Census taken 15 Jul 1870 in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois, United StatesG.8
Census1880Jun 188059Margaret was enumerated as the wife of John McDowell Jr. on the 1880 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. Margaret was 59 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Amelia G. McDowell, DeWitt David McDowell, William H. McDowell, Peter A. McDowell, Fredrick Robert McDowell, Cora S. W. McDowell, John Yourston Ewart, Margaret Elisabeth Gordon Ewart, John Miller McKie, and Jannett Gordon McDowell.9

Children with: John McDowell Jr. (1816 - Aft 1884)

DaughterAmelia G. McDowell (ca. 1843 - 1878)
SonJohn W. McDowell (1847 - 1878)
DaughterMargaret McDowell (ca. 1848 - )
DaughterJannett Gordon McDowell (1848 - 1919)
SonJames G. McDowell (1852 - 1936)
DaughterIsabella (Bell) McDowell (1853 - 1929)
SonDeWitt David McDowell (1855 - 1894)
SonWilliam H. McDowell (1856 - 1905)
SonPeter A. McDowell (1858 - 1929)
SonFredrick Robert McDowell (1860 - )
DaughterCora S. W. McDowell (1865 - 1905)

Citations

  1. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, OPR-Kirkmabreck Parish. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  2. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Old Kirkmabreck Parish OPR's.
  3. [S206] General Register Office, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Kirkmabreck Parish OPR.
  4. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  5. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 5530295. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1850 US Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  7. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1860 US Census.
  8. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1870 US Census.
  9. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.

Alexander Gordon

Person ID #2621, (1823 - 1852)
Last Edited14 Nov 2018
3rd great-granduncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageJames Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherJames Gordon (ca. 1769 - 1856)
MotherJean (Jane) Heron (1783 - 1855)
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Alexander Gordon Christening K

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

6 Apr 18230Alexander Gordon was born on 6 Apr 1823 at Claughreid in Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Christening

6 Apr 18230He was christened on 6 Apr 1823 in Old Kirkmabreck Parish Church (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG. The Kirkmabreck OPR reads: James Gordon and Jean Heron, Claughread, a son Alexander.2
Alexander Gordon Christening K
Marriage

Johanna (Hannah) Goodman
Ca. 1846He married Johanna (Hannah) Goodman ca. 1846, Knox County, Illinois, United States.3
Death

22 Aug 185229Alexander died on 22 Aug 1852 in Knox County, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 29.3
Burial

Aug 185229He was buried in Aug 1852 in Scotch Cemetery (John Knox Cemetery) at VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois.

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Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 184118Alexander was enumerated as a member of James Gordon's household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Claughreid, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Alexander was 18 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Jean (Jane) Heron and David Gordon.5

Children with 1: Ann Smith (ca. 1821 - )

DaughterJean Gordon (1845 - )
DaughterAgnes Gordon (1845 - )

Children with 2: Johanna (Hannah) Goodman (ca. 1824 - 1901)

DaughterMargaret (Maggie) Gordon
SonJames Philander Gordon (1849 - 1897)
SonJohn Alexander Gordon (ca. 1851 - )

Citations

  1. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  2. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Old Kirkmabreck Parish OPR's. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  3. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 5530318. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

David Gordon

Person ID #2622, (1827 - 1896)
Last Edited14 Nov 2018
3rd great-granduncle of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineageJames Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherJames Gordon (ca. 1769 - 1856)
MotherJean (Jane) Heron (1783 - 1855)
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David Gordon Christening Kirkm

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

25 May 18270David Gordon was born on 25 May 1827 at Claughreid in Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Christening

25 May 18270He was christened on 25 May 1827 in Old Kirkmabreck Parish Church (in ruins), Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG. The Kirkmabreck OPR reads: David, lawful son of James Gordon and Jean Heron, Claughread, born 25 May 1827.2
David Gordon Christening Kirkm
Death

4 Jul 189669David died on 4 Jul 1896 in Knox County, Illinois, United StatesG, at age 69.3
Burial

Jul 189669He was buried in Jul 1896 in Victoria Cemetery at VictoriaTownship, Knox, Illinois.

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Biography

David and his nephew, Harry Gordon, were bringing in the cows on the latter's farm for evening milking. A bull in the herd was angered when prodded to move, knocked David down and trampled him to death. He died unmarried at the age of 69.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 184114David was enumerated as a member of James Gordon's household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Claughreid, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. David was 14 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Jean (Jane) Heron and Alexander Gordon.5
Census18803 Jun 188053David was enumerated as the brother of Peter Gordon on the 1880 United States Census in Copley Township, Knox, Illinois. David was 53 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Mary Ann McDowell The U.S. Census of 1880 shows Peter, aged 61 years (farmer) owning 2500 acres. His household included his wife Mary Gordon, age 65 years (keeping house) and his brother David Gordon, single age 53 years (farmhand).6

Children with: Grace Smith (ca. 1822 - 1894)

SonWilliam Gordon (1845 - )

Citations

  1. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  2. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Old Kirkmabreck Parish OPR's. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  3. [S76] John McCornack, The Andrew McCornack Family of Knox County Illinois (unknown publisher address: Sherwin/Dodge, Second Edition, 1984). Hereinafter cited as The Andrew McCornack Family.
  4. [S281] Find A Grave Website, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 85695378. Hereinafter cited as Find A Grave.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  6. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1880 US Census.

Janet Douglas

Person ID #2623, (ca. 1820 - )
Last Edited5 Apr 2008

Parents

FatherThomas Douglas (ca. 1785 - Bet 1841 and 1851)
MotherElizabeth Burgess (ca. 1800 - 1857)

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Marriage

Arthur McCartney
Janet Douglas married Arthur McCartney.
Birth

Ca. 1820She was born ca. 1820.
Death

Janet died.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 1841Janet was enumerated as a member of Thomas Douglas's household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Stroans Sheds in Creetown, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire.

Also residing in the same household were Elizabeth Burgess and Jane Heron Gordon.1

Children with: Peter Gordon (1819 - 1900)

DaughterJane Heron Gordon (1840 - 1886)

Citations

  1. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.

Jane Heron Gordon

Person ID #2624, (1840 - 1886)
Last Edited21 Jan 2018
1st cousin 4 times removed of Warren McKean (Sandy) Gordon III (17 Jun 1947 - )
Gordon LineagePeter Gordon3, James Gordon2, Samuel Gordon1

Parents

FatherPeter Gordon (1819 - 1900)
MotherJanet Douglas (ca. 1820 - )
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Jane Heron Gordon, burial record, 1886
Toxteth Cemetery, Liverpool, England

Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
BirthIlleg

20 Jan 18400Jane Heron Gordon was born illegitimate on 20 Jan 1840 in Claughreid, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+.1
Christening

5 Feb 18400She was christened on 5 Feb 1840 in Kirkmabreck Parish Church, Creetown, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, ScotlandG+. The christening record shows the abbreviation "nat" which indicates that Jane Heron Gordon was a "natural child of an unmarried couple".1
Marriage

William McRobert
26 Nov 188141She married William McRobert, son of Alexander McRobert and Mary Rain, on 26 Nov 1881 at Saint John the Baptist Church in Toxteth Park, Greater Liverpool, Lancashire, England. The marriage certificate states that William (aged 42 years) was a bachelor, of 16 Brighton Terrace, Toxteth, Liverpool. His occupation was that of a blacksmith. His father was Alexander McRobert, a stone mason (deceased). Jane Heron Gordon (aged 41 years) was a spinster, of 38 or 39 Deveonshire Road, Toxteth, Liverpool. Her father was Peter Gordon, a farmer.
Death

21 Sep 188646Jane died on 21 Sep 1886 in 21 Treborth Street, Liverpool, Toxteth Park District, Lancashire, EnglandG, at age 46.2
Cause of Death

21 Sep 188646She died of phthisis.2
Burial

25 Sep 188646She was buried on 25 Sep 1886 in Toxteth Park Cemetery at Toxteth Park, Greater Liverpool, Lancashire.

Census and Residence

Census TypeDateAgeCensus and Residences
1841 UK Census7 Jun 18411Jane was enumerated as a member of Thomas Douglas's household in the 1841 Scotland Census residing at Stroans Sheds in Creetown, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Jane was 1 years old.

Also residing in the same household were Elizabeth Burgess and Janet Douglas.3
1851 UK Census30 Mar 185111Jane was enumerated as the granddaughter of Elizabeth Burgess on the 1851 Scotland Census residing at 3 Crispin Street in Creetown, Kirkmabreck Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Jane was 11 years old.4
1881 UK Census3 Apr 188141She was listed on the 1881 UK census taken 3 Apr 1881 in Grosvenor Road, Birkenhead, Cheshire, EnglandG. In the 1881 Census, Jane was employed as a serving maid in the home of Peter Douglas and Jeanie Douglas , both born in Scotland. Peter's occupation was listed a African Merchant and Ship Owner. Jane was unmarried and one of six servants. (FHL film 1341859.)5

Children with: William McRobert (1840 - 1923)

DaughterJennett McRobert (1877 - 1941)

Citations

  1. [S108] Old Parochial Registers of Scotland (OPR), General Register Office of Scotland (GRO), 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Kirkmabreck Parish, Scotland OPR.
  2. [S206] General Register Office for Scotland (GRO), Scotlands People Website, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Statutory Death Registration. Hereinafter cited as General Register Office.
  3. [S237] Ancestry.com online database, 1841 Scotland Census. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry.com.
  4. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1851 Scotland Census.
  5. [S237] Ancestry.com, 1881 Scotland Census.

Anna (Nancy) Aitkin

Person ID #2625, (ca. 1819 - )
Last Edited10 Oct 2014

Parents

FatherWilliam Alexander Aitkin (ca. 1785 - 1851)
MotherMagdeleine Pay-shah-quod-oquay (ca. 1795 - )

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Events and Notes

EventDateAgeLocation and Additional Notes or Comments
Birth

Ca. 1819Anna (Nancy) Aitkin was born ca. 1819.
Baptism

13 Sep 1835She was baptized on 13 Sep 1835 in La Pointe, Ashland, Wisconsin, United StatesG.1
Death

Anna died.

Citations

  1. [S24] Father Iraneus Frederic Baraga (Extracted from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin microfilm reel P82-2352 by John L. Schade), "Baptismal Records, 1835-1887, Kept at LaPointe and Bayfield Indian Missions", Lost In Canada? Canadian-American Genealogical Journal Volumes 16 and 17 (Fall and Winter 1992). Hereinafter cited as "La Pointe Baptismal Records, 1835-1887".
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