In 1842 she boarded the ship “Gleaner” in Glasgow with her parents for the long voyage to America. 
They settled in Ohio.
In 1847 Agnes married Robert Colville. They lived in Ohio for a time, then moved back to Illinois and farmed in Harlem, Winnebago, where they were part of the Scottish settlement in Argyll Illinois. 
Agnes died in 1907  and is buried with her husband Robert at the Guildford Union Cemetery in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.
OLD SCOTCH RESIDENT IS DEAD MRS AGNES MCKAY COLVILLE PASSED AWAY AT MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT--CAME HERE IN 1852.
Mrs. Agnes McKay Colville, one one hundred Scotchmen who came to America in the ship Gleaner in 1852, and who has been a long time resident of this county, passed away at 12 o'clock last night. Her death was due to old age. Mrs. Colville, until the past year, had enjoyed unusually good health. She was in her 86th year. She came to America from Argyleshire, Scotland in 1842 and settled in Cincinnati, with her parents and brothers and sisters, none of whom survive. In 1847 she was married to Robert Colville at Cincinnati. Three sons and four daughters were born to them of whom the following are left to mourn their mother's death, James and Helen of Rockford, Mrs. James Reid, Guildford, John of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, and Robert of Harlem.
The husband and father died two years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Colville came to Winnebago County in 1852. They settled on a farm near Harlem. In 1897 they retired and moved to Rockford where they built their home at East State Street.
Mrs. Colville was a Christian woman strong in her faith. Brought up after the strict manner of the Presbyterians of Scotland. She came to regard her church as an object of her affections next to her family. She was a member of the Westminster Church of this city.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home. Rev. John Henry Boose will officiate. Internment will be at Guildford. 
||Agnes (McKay) Colville is buried in Guilford Union Cemetery, Winnebago County, Illinois which has been surveyed by the Illinois Cemeteries sub-project.|
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