Seeking information about Margaret Guy born 9-18-1832 in Ireland.

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Margaret Guy Miller died 6-7-1902, buried Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis Iowa.

Married Robert Miller, born 1822, perhaps married in Baltimore, MD.  Children:

1) John H Miller born Baltimore 4-3-1855, married Amanda Elizabeth Baxter 3-7-1883, died 5-29-1932

2) Lizzie Miller born 9-1-1856, married Thomas Watson.  Died 12-2-1885.

3) Jenny Miller born 10-21-1857.  Married Walter Deetz.  Died 1-18-1894.

4) Mary Ann Miller born Baltimore 3-20-1859.  Married in Kossuth, Iowa to James Manroe Torbert 3-17-1881.  Died 1-10-1951.  Buried Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, Iowa.

5) Matilda Miller born 10-18-1861.  Married George Todd.  Died 1-18-1887.

6) Isaac Miller born 10-17-1863.  Died 9-19-1864.

7) Margaret Venora Miller born Des Moines County, Iowa on 8-2-1866,  married Fred Flaat 12-30-1889.  Died 12-9-09.

8) Joseph William Miller born 9-18-1868.  Married Flora Melissa Pipet 11-12-1891.  Died 1-16-1955.

9) Thomas James Miller born 10-22-1870.  Died of suicide 10-13-1929.

10) Grace Adelaide Miller born 2-22-1873.  Married Sam Mehaffy.  Died 10-9-1900.

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This record shows a Margaret Guy with most of her family coming over from Ireland. It might be the right one:

Name: Margaret Guy
Arrival Date: 22 Jan 1849
Birth Date: abt 1831
Age: 18
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Centurion
Search Ship Database: Search for the Centurion in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database


This is the same record in a different format:

Name: Guy, Margaret
Age: 018
Gender: Female
Embarkation: Liverpool
Ship: Centurion
Occupation: immigrant
Passengers: 266
Compartment: Steerage
Native Country: Ireland
Destination: USA
Arrival Date: 22 Jan 1849
Transit Type: Staying in the U.S.


Listed on above record:

John Guy  50  Farmer  born Ireland going to US

Nancy  50 Wife

Ellen 20 daughter

Margaret 18 daughter

Anna 16 daughter

William Guy 48 Farmer born Ireland going to US

Catherine 40 wife

WIlliam 14 son

Thomas 12 son

Bridget 10 daughter

John 8 son

Ellen 6 daughter

Mary 16 daughter

Ellen 18 Niece

Pat 16 nephew

Catherine 14 niece



They brought the whole clan methinks.


Name: Margaret Guy
Age: 22
Birth Year: abt 1828
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1850: Oswegatchie, Saint Lawrence, New York
Gender: Female
Family Number: 436


Name: Robert Miller
Age: 54
Birth Year: abt 1826
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1880: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Margaret Miller
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Laborer
Cannot read/write:


Deaf and Dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert Miller 54
Margaret Miller 52
Mary Miller 22


Thank you, Betty Morgan, for your responsiveness four days ago regarding Margaret Guy who immigrated from Ireland.  My hunch is that it is a different Margaret Guy since the two places where I have my Margaret Guy located in the States are Baltimore, MD, and Des Moines County, Iowa, but I certainly value your offering.

Jeannene Wiseman

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I have a 1880 Census showing Robert and Margaret in Iowa with the children.  I also found a number of marriage records of the daughters getting married with Robert Miller listed as father and mother Margaret Guy.  I have been looking at Roberts immigration have found one that arrived same year as Margaret, Could be wrong but have Robert born in Ireland as well.
Thank you, Robin!  Sounds congruent.  I wonder if these Guys and Millers were Scottish before Irish.  I was always told my dad's side of the family was Scots-Irish.


I wonder if you are related to my great-aunt Nora Gallagher, whom I knew hardly at all.  My paternal grandmother was Grace Mae Torbert Wright, daughter of Mary Ann Miller Torbert.  Nora Torbert Gallagher was her sister.
I am actually working on my husbands family tree but yes, Nora Torbert Gallagher was my husbands grandmother married to Daniel Gallagher. This has been a tough line to follow.
I am in Iowa visiting my 95 year old dad and my brother.  We have quite a bit of genealogy information about the Torbert line going back at least to 1700.  But we know very little about the Guy line, which is peculiar to me because my maternal grandmother was related to my paternal grandmother through the Guys.  Would you like some or all of the Torbert connections?  Sorry it has taken so long for me to ask you that.

We have a family picture of the 50th anniversary of James & Mary Ann Miller with all the 82 people who came to the celebration.  We also have lists of each person by row.  If interested, let me know.

Have you found any further information about the Guys?

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