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Jane (Howie) Giffin (1799 - 1844)

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Jane Giffin formerly Howie
Born in Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
[children unknown]
Died in Argyle, Winnebago, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 May 2018 | Last significant change: 25 May 2018
01:26: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Jane (Howie) Giffin. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Marion, sailed August, 1839 | Argyle, Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois.


Jane was born in 1799 in Scotland. She was the daughter of William Howie and Janet Picken.

She married Andrew Giffin in 1825. [1]

In 1839 they came to the United States. They were one of the first residents of the Scottish Settlement in Argyll

She passed away in 1844. "After their arrival Jane Huie Giffen was the first adult to pass away. She died in 1841 from the hardships of pioneering. "[2]


Janette (Birdsall) 1826–1903
James 1828–1850
William 1830–1904
Andrew 1832–1911
John 1834–1904
Alexander 1836–1924
Mary Ann Johnson (Smith) 1840–1921


  1. Original data: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. Name: Andrew Giffen Marriage Date: 22 Apr 1825 Marriage Place: Southend,Argyll,Scotland Spouse: Jean Huie FHL Film Number: 1041076
  2. " James Douglas Giffen, Ship Names for Scot Immigrants.

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