Agnes (McKay) Colville

Agnes (McKay) Colville (1819 - 1907)

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Agnes Colville formerly McKay
Born in Argyll, Scotlandmap
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Wife of — married about in Rockford Illinoismap
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Died in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 30 May 2018
10:50: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Agnes (McKay) Colville. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Argyle, Illinois | 1860 US Census, Winnebago, Illinois | Guilford Union Cemetery, Rockford, Illinois.


Agnes was born in Argyll Scotland in 1819 in Scotland. She was the daughter of Neill McKay and Mary Montgomery [1]

In 1842 she boarded the ship “Gleaner” in Glasgow with her parents the voyage to America. [2]

They continued to join the Scottish settlement in Argyll Illinois.

In 1847 Agnes married Robert Colville. They lived in Ohio for a time, then moved back to Illinois and farmed in Harlem, Winnebago[3]


James 1848 - 1922
Marion (Greenlees) 1852 - 1883
Isabel (Reid) 1853 - 1930
Ellen Jane 1855 - 1933
Flora Agnes 1856 - 1893
John 1861 - 1943
Robert Neil 1864 - 1945

Agnes died in 1907 and is buried with her husband Robert at the Guilford Union Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.


See Also:

  • Find A Grave: Memorial #109628940
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Agnes Colville in household of Robert Colville, Illinois, United States; citing p. 2, family 13, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,793.
  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Agnes Mckay, 09 Feb 1819; citing , reference - 2:16BKC3B, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,041,076.
  2. British Barque "Gleaner"
  3. United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2017), Agness Colville in entry for Robert Colville, 1860.

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Gravestone at Guilford Union Cemetery
Gravestone at Guilford Union Cemetery

Agnes McKay
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