I'm looking for where my greatgrandfather William Baxter was born in Ireland - what county - in about 1820. He was a stone quarrier. and married Jane Tanner in about 1838 and they emigrated to Scotland about 1841. Their children were James b. 1839 in Ireland; William b. 1842; Ann b. 1843; Hugh b. 1848 and John b. 1851 - these four born in Scotland. Jane Tanner died in 1867 and William then had four more children with his housekeeper Margaret McVey b. 1846 in Maybole, Ayr - Margaret b. 1868 - Married Henry McDowall (widower) on May 31, 1887 in Dalry, Ayr. Emigrated to U.S. with husband and lived in IIlinois - their son was Will McDowall. Janet b. 1871; Mary b. 1875 - 1958 (my paternal grandmother); and Ross 1878 to 1884.
my paternal grt grndfatherNeil Baxter from Cowdenbeath in Fife , married an Agnes Baxter from Maybole Ayrshire January 23 1866, had 3 children that i know of Mary Orr Baxter 2nd Jan 1867, John , d.o.b.unknown, and William 1876,William was my grandfather. not done much work on this side of family yet , not sure if there could be a connection.
My gr.grandfather, William Baxter, born about 1820 in Ireland, married Jane Tanner and left Ireland about 1841, settling in Scotland. They had five children - James 1839 to?, William 1842 to 1889, Anne 1845 to 1867, Hugh 1848 (can't find him after the 1851 census) and John 1851 to 1857. Jane Tanner Baxter died in 1867, yes the same year as Anne. How tragic. William snr. then had a housekeeper about 25 years his junior, named Margaret McVey, born in Maybole, Ayr, about 1844, my future gr.grandmother. I can find no record of their marriage and Scotland keeps very thorough records! They had four children - Margaret 1868 - she married Henry McDowell and at some point they emigrated to Joliet, Illinois and had a son named Will, Janet 1871 - I can't find anything about her, Mary (my paternal grandmother) 1875 to 1958 and Ross 1878 to 1884. Three weeks after Ross died, so did William snr. Again, how tragic. Today, all preventable.
Can't see the link but let me know what you find out, ok?