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John McKinnon
« on: Wednesday 14 March 18 18:41 GMT (UK) »
In search of John McKinnon, born in 1828.  Wife Jane McKay.  Daughter, Katherine and Mary Ellen. 6 other siblings.  From Ballycastle, Ireland.  Show up on 1861 Scotland Census as living at 2 Springkell St, Greenock East, Renfrewshire County, Scotland.  Laborer in a foundry.

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Re: John McKinnon
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 14 March 18 20:12 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat, Irondale.

Are you looking for information about all his children or about his parents and birth in Ireland?

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Re: John McKinnon
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 15 March 18 10:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat from me also ..Do you have the family on later census forms ?

Is this the census return in 1861
Address 2.Springfield St Greenock
John McKinnon age 33 labourer in foundry born Ireland
Jane McKinnon age 22 born Ireland

There are a few other people mentioned and a Sweeny family
No mention of Katherine or Mary ?
Do you have dates of birth for the children and place ..the more information you give will help trying To trace the family

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Re: John McKinnon
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 15 March 18 13:14 GMT (UK) »
Thank you.
I do know for sure that John McKinnon was married to Jane McKay.  They had 8 children. 
Daughter Mary Ellen McKinnon was born 10-26-1854 in Bally Castle, Ireland.  Daughter Katherine (Kate) McKinnon was born in 1853 in Bally Castle, Ireland.  Mary Ellen and Katherine immigrated to the United States on 9-24-1874 on the ship Victoria which departed from Glasgow, Scotland and arrived in New York.  I only have the 1861 census to go by at this time.. 
I believe the other individuals on the 1861 census are not family members but people who shared the home with John and Jane Mckinnon. I believe they may have also worked in a foundry near Springkell St.
I am interested in finding information on the other 6 siblings of Mary Ellen and Katherine McKinnon.


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Re: John McKinnon
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 15 March 18 19:00 GMT (UK) »
When did John and Jane marry ?...What makes you think that is them on the 1861 Census it seems a bit strange Katherine and Mary Ellen are not with them ???...I see several trees on Ancestry with details of these two girls arriving in the US ...Do you have names for the rest of the family

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Re: John McKinnon
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 15 March 18 20:45 GMT (UK) »
Mary Ellen McKinnon was the last of 8 children and born in 1854.   I don't know when John and Jane married.   I don't know the names of the rest of the family other than the two daughters Mary Ellen and Kate. 
I thought that was John and Jane on the 1861 census since it is close to Bally Castle, Ireland where the girls were born.  Can't explain why there are no children on the census so maybe it is wrong which means starting over from scratch to find John and Jane McKay Mckinnon.

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Re: John McKinnon
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 15 March 18 20:56 GMT (UK) »
Religion?
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Re: John McKinnon
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 15 March 18 21:04 GMT (UK) »
The 1861 Census that you have is Greenock Renfrewshire Scotland ..If Mary Ellen McKinnon was the last child born in 1854 the Jane McKinnon aged 22 would not have been her mother

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Re: John McKinnon
« Reply #8 on: Friday 16 March 18 13:58 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Rosie.  I have removed that census from my ancestry.  I will start my search again.  Katherine McKinnon attended a Catholic Church when she came to America.  Mary Ellen attended a Methodist Episcopal Church.
Today I will start searching for them on the Ireland census records.