Using a friend's Ancestry account I managed to trace him back to Ayrshire, born in 1832 or 1833.
He married a young lady named Agnes whom I believe was also from Ayrshire, and they had either 5 or 6 children, one being my great grandfather John Connell, born around 1872.
I am also interested in finding out if my 2nd great grandfather William had any family that stayed in Ayrshire, and if there are any descendants left there today.
Sadly, my access to my friends account is no longer available as they have let it expire.
I believe his widow Ann continued to live in Scotland.
His three sons Charles P, Michael and Edward J along with their sister Rose Ann immigrated to the United State some time around 1860. Email: [email protected] my name is Joanne Blair , I'm trying to trace the family of Hugh Henry Williamson and Jane Fergurson they had a son Hugh Henry Williamson born 1854 Ayrshire Scotland.
South Ayrshire is from Troon and Ayr to Ballantrae in the south. They had eleven children, nine of whom survived infancy. Especially the Burns side as we have very little information there. Email: [email protected] am descended from Henry Crawford of Staindrop Durham.