Neil McKay

Neil McKay (abt. 1776 - aft. 1850)

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Neil McKay
Born about in Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Winnebago, Winnebago, Illinois, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 19 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 23 May 2018
00:58: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Primary Photo for Neil McKay. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Argyle, Illinois.


Neil was born about 1776 in Sutherland, Scotland.[1]

He married Mary Montgomery in Scotland around 1818.

At age 65, he left Scotland and brought his family to the US in 1842 on the Gleaner. [2]

They came to Illinois and became part of an early group of settlers at the Scottish settlement in Argyll Illinois.

After his wife died he lived with his daughter, Agnes and her husband, Robert Colville in Ohio.[3]


  1. "Scotland Census, 1841," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2017), Niel Mckay, Eddrachillis, Sutherland, Scotland; from "1841 England, Scotland & Wales census," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing p. 13, PRO HO 107, New Register House, Edinburgh; FHL microfilm 1,042,624.
  2. "New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), Neil Mckay, 1842; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .
    Name Neil Mckay
    Event Type Immigration
    Event Date 1842
    Event Place New York City, New York, United States
    Gender Male
    Age 65
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1777
    Birthplace Scotland
    Ship Name Burgus Gleaner
  3. see 1850 Census

1850 US Census

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Neal Mckay in household of Robert Coldwell, Cincinnati, ward 3, Hamilton, Ohio, United States; citing family 3, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Robert Coldwell 28 Scotland
Agness Coldwell 28 Scotland
James Coldwell 1 Ohio
Neal Mckay 76 Scotland
John Mckay 25 Scotland
Alecksander Mckay 30 Scotland
Neal Mckay 23 Scotland


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McKay Farm in Kintyre
McKay Farm in Kintyre


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