Our Family History - McKay, Bushee, King and Mills Neil Snr. McKay b. Jan 1822 Edderton, Scotland, United Kingdom d. 29 May 1900
 
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Neil Snr. McKay

Male 1822 - 1900  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name Neil Snr. McKay 
    Born Jan 1822  Edderton, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1853  Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 1865  Michigan, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Farmer  [1
    Residence 18 Jun 1880  Bingham, Huron, Michigan, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Neil McKay
    Died 29 May 1900 
    Buried Laurel Hill Cemetry, San Fransisco, California, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • “It was, I think, while they [Neil & Sarah] were still living in Scotland that my great grandparents “left the church”. The cause for the break was the clergymans sermon on the occasion of their going to church after the loss of a baby - who had not been baptised. Neil arose during the sermon so clearly directed at them, took his wife and walked out. He never went back nor did Sarah until after his death - and the family grew up without church affiliations.” - Elliot Evans

      Grandfather McKay [Neil McKay] lost in being swindled in a real estate scam in Canada in 1860’s. Then they went to Michigan where they stayed for 12 years or more. He was in the lumber business there, burned out twice in forest fires of 1861 and 1871. They saved themselves by going to the river and covering the little ones with the mud - all over their eyes. It dried in the heat and kept eyes from being harmed.

      Neil was a highlander from Aberdeen and Sarah was a Lowland girl from Sutherland County (they spoke different Scottish accents).

      Neil was in the Riyal Scots Grey regiment in Scotland.

      In Michigan (Huron County), Neil served as a supervisor, assessor and one term as Justice of the Peace.
    Person ID I444  McKay/Bushee Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2014 

    Father Reverend Hugh Snr McKay,   d. Yes, date unknown  
    Mother Mary MacDonald,   d. Yes, date unknown  
    Married 14 Dec 1804  Lairg, Sutherland, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Fullerton,   b. Mar 1826, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1902  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 14 May 1841  Edderton, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah McKay,   b. 1844, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1924  (Age 80 years)
     2. Hugh McKay,   b. 1 Jul 1846, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1926, San Jose, California, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Neil McKay,   b. 8 Nov 1849, Balmoral Castle, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1926, Midland, Michigan, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Mary/Maria McKay,   d. 1842 or 1843
     5. Alexanderina McKay,   b. Abt 1856, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Josephine W McKay,   b. 29 Jun 1862, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Matilda Imogen McKay,   b. 9 Jan 1864, Hamilton, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Flora Violet McKay,   b. 19 Apr 1868, Huron County, Michigan, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1880 census
    1880 census

  • Sources 
    1. [S106] 1880 United States Federal Census - Michigan, Huron, Bingham, Ancestry.com.

    2. [S1] http://www.familysearch.org, Internet - FamilySearch.