Hello I have been researching this family among others As I am working on putting something together regarding our community (I live on Boydsettlement in Hinchinbrooke, which is one road further south than Fairview Road - Muir's lived there.) Black Archie and Red Archie were first cousins. Not far away (on the same road) from where Archibald Muir and his Sons John and Mathew Muir settled, settled sometimes in the 1850's a Scotsman from Lanarkshire with the Name of James Gilbert. His wife was Agnes Muir. (died May 23 1885 native of Bothwell, Lanarklshire, Scotland) There are some that claim she is a daughter of Archibald Muir, but this would mean that Agnes stayed in Scotland and did not emigrate with her father, even though she was only about 9 years of age at the time Muirs settled in Hinchinbrooke. My question is: is this really a real p[ossibility? and with whom would she have stayed in Scotland??? an aunt, grandmother or maybe even the mother???? The last assumption of course would imply that Archibald and his wife split up, very unlikely I would think.
There is also the fact that on Boydsettlement lived more Muirs. One Mary Muir was married to John Watt and the lived next door to where my parents live now. She died in 1850 and in the 1851 census a Janet Muir lived with John Watt. I believe it is the sister of Mary Muir. Then there is a Mathew Muir, born about 1785 in Lanarkshire that lived and died on the Boyd. I believe this to be the father of Mary and Janet. I also believe that it is quite likely Archibald Muir (1780) and this Mathew Muir were brothers and that their Parents could possibly have been Mathew Muir (born about 1750-1760 in Bothwell. Lanarkshire and Janet Rauand. Apparently married on May 30. 1779 in Bothwell. Any thoughts or additional info would be greatly appreciated.