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Margaret Baxter from Scotland to Canada

January 24, 2014 1 comment

Since last September I have become sucked into the black hole called genealogy. I have been working a rather frustrating cousin, Margaret Baxter (born about 1878 in either Ayr, Scotland or Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland) Married to James McNay with whom she had six children then subsequently abandoned and went to Canada. Where she allegedly married James Albert Watson and had at least one more child, Mary Watson. However, I haven’t been able to find any information on her prior to her getting married to James McNay (simply that she was a farm servant, possibly one of the witnesses to her marriage was associated with her work and her parents names which don’t match any known couples that I can find).

Below is a map using Rootsmapper that shows her origins in Scotland and their trip to Canada (actually her son James and his daughter Elizabeth since I don’t know if she really died in Canada). Rootsmapper uses the LDS Family Tree database to link up birth and death information of the people to show migration patterns.


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