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Mary Elizabeth (Montgomery) McKay (abt. 1788 - 1865)

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Mary Elizabeth "May" McKay formerly Montgomery
Born about in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotlandmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 19 Mar 2018 | Last significant change: 22 Sep 2018
18:48: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Mary (Montgomery) McKay. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Gleaner, sailed June, 1842 | Argyle, Illinois.


Mary was born in Scotland in 1788. [1]

She married Neil McKay around 1818 in Scotland. In 1842 they came to Illinois and became part of an early group of settlers at the Scottish settlement in Argyll Illinois.

She passed away in 1865.


  1. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Mary Montgumrey, 20 Oct 1788; citing , reference CH3/456/1, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 889,483.

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