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Board Name: Scotland Genealogy
Sandra Paton Hill Summit Hill, Pa. U.S.A. Mar 07, 2002
I amlooking for help my grandparents and father were born in or around Alva,Clackmannanshire,Scotland. Alexander Paton born around 1882 married Jessie Tainsh born around 1883or84. Had one son born in that area also named Alexander,Jr. My grandfather was a coal miner by trade and settled in the coal fields of eastern Pa. They emigrated to America in 1911 leaving Glasgow on the ship called Furnessia and landed in New York on May2,1911. Jessie Tainsh Paton was a daughter of George and Jessie Mac Dougall Tainsh. She had a brother William in Scotland. Also I often heard them talk about a man named the Red MacDougall other than that I do not know to much. My grandmother had a niece named Effie Tainsh and she married a Thomas Barrie in I think Glasgow. He was a member of the royal services and helped with the design of the spitfire an would not be released to come to the U.S. until the early 1950's. At that time they lived in Montreal Canada. They had two children named Ruth and a son named Athol Ian Barrie. Ian worked for a radio station in Ottawa for years as a disjockey. The father died at an early age and the last I know His mother moved to California and later remarried. Anyone knowing anything about these families I would love to have some info and the where abouts of this part of the relation. Also in the family are Gardiners, Haughtons, Davidsons, Blairs, Abrahams of Toronto, Canada. Mrs. Patons Nephew Alexander Tainsh lived in Philadelphia,Pa. before World War 11 broke out he was married to a Phila. woman named Evelyn and do not know her maiden name. He was not a citizen yet and went back and joined the English Service. He was a cabinet maker by trade and was called Scotchy in his neighborhood on East Indiana Ave. He past away in July of 1988or89,his wife died in Feb. that same year and both died with Cancer. I hope someone somewhere reads this and can help me. Thank You, Sandra
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