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John Edgar (1789 - aft. 1841)

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John Edgar
Born in Keir Parish, Keir Mills, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married about in Keir Parish, Keir Mills, Dumfriesshire, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Holytown, Bothwell, Lanark, Scotlandmap [uncertain]
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John was born about 1789. John Edgar ... He passed away after 1827.



  1. A source for this information is needed. George Edgar & Georgiana McKie emigrated to Ballarat Australia w/ 3 sons John Edgar died in Scotland Margret Edgar died in Scotland, married James Edgar died young in England a school teacher Robert Edgar b 14 Feb 1814 m Mary Tennant moved to Ontario, Canada William W Edgar to England ..... a florist & son to Middlesex, MA named William W Stewart Edgar emigrated to Gratiot, Michigan a farmer had three or four sons Tom Edgar emigrated to Canada ...... no trace Jane Edgar died in Scotland unmarried ...... maybe went w/ bro George to Australia Nateen Edgar, died in Scotland unmarried Robert Edgar and Mary Tennant had ten sons and one daughter, in order: William Edgar b Scotland died in the Ballard neighborhood of, Seattle, King Co; WA Jane EDGAR (Mrs James B Richardson) b 1836 Scotland d 1895 had 11 children John (Jack) Edgar b Scotland d. Schuyler, Colfax Co; NE James Edgar b Scotland died Choteau, Cascade Co; Montana Robert Edgar Jr b. Scotland d. Wyoming George Edgar (twins) b. Scotland d. Denver Colorado Joseph Edgar b.1844 Scotland d unknown Stewart Edgar b.Canada d Council Bluffs, Pottowatomie Co; IA Thomas Edgar b. 1849 Canada moved to Glenwood, Mills Co; Iowa d Portland, OR Andrew Edgar b. Canada went to Texas, married a doctors daughter Peter Edgar moved to Tacoma, Pierce Co; WA ...... conductor died w/ no children Alexander (Sandy) Edgar d at Crawford Nebraska no children Each child has one page written about their lives ....... research work that Marland M. Edgar compiled in 1943 . We descend from Dovenald (Donald), second son of Dunegal Dougall MacDowall of Galloway, who was created the 1st Earl of Morton by King David I. The oldest son Rodolph (Randolph) became the 2nd Earl, and Dovenald became the Sheriff of Nithsdale, Dovenald was killed in the Battle of the Standard in 1138. The Sheriffdom passed to his oldest son Edgar, who had been named in honor of King David's older brother, King Edgar. (He, in turn had been named after his uncle , Edgar the Aetheling, younger brother of the Saxon Queen Margaret - Malcolm III's 2nd wife) When our Edgar became Sheriff, he dropped the use of his father's and grandfather's patronym, calling himself simply Edgar, the Sheriff. His branch of the family identified themselves as "of Edgar". About a century later the Edgars fell out of power and most moved south toward Dumfries. By then the Maxwells were rising and many of the Edgars allied with them. Most of the Edgars who remained in upper Nithsdale became farmers and tradespeople. I'm the first known non-farmer in the record of my line, and my youngest son holds it against me..

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