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 Margaret Kerr <I>Wilson</I> McDowall

Margaret Kerr Wilson McDowall

Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Death 12 Mar 1874 (aged 65)
Traer, Tama County, Iowa, USA
Burial Traer, Tama County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 62586960 · View Source
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Margaret C. Wilson McDowall Memorial# 62586960
b. Apr 21, 1808 in Kilpatrick, Girvan, Ayrshire, Scotland
d. Mar 12, 1874 in Trear, Tama, Iowa

Margaret was born on Glessal farm. She married Gilbert McDowall in Scotland in 1831. Margaret and Gilbert lived on and operated the Dangart Farm, part of the estate of Lord Ortney, near Poundland and Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland where all of their eleven children were born – seven sons and four daughters. Seeing little opportunity for their large family in Scotland, they came to Tama County in July 1856 with the John Galt family and settled on a farm across the road from West (Squire) Wilson, her brother. These are the names of their children; Andrew, James, Margaret Kerr, Minnie, Gilbert, John, Jean, William, Jane and Agnes (twins), David, West and Mary.

Father: James Wilson Memorial# 95281630
Mother: Jane Lusk Wilson Memorial# 95281648
Spouse: Gilbert McDowall Memorial# 62586808

Margaret's middle name and the above biographical information were provided courtesy of Find A Grave member Marilyn Harrison. Thank you


Margaret's brother, John, is also buried in Buckingham Cemetery.

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  • Created by: Couple of Gravers
  • Added: 5 Dec 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 62586960
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Kerr Wilson McDowall (21 Apr 1808–12 Mar 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62586960, citing Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, Tama County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Couple of Gravers (contributor 47290826) .