Peter McAuslan

20 January 1824–21 December 1908 (Age 84)
Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter McAuslan was born on 20 January 1824, in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Peter McAuslan, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth "Betsy" Adamson, was 23. He married Agnes McAuslin on 3 June 1853, in Dumbarton, Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Yuba City, Sutter, California, United States in 1880 and Butte Judicial Township, Sutter, California, United States in 1900. He died on 21 December 1908, in Sutter, California, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Yuba City, Sutter, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter McAuslan
Agnes McAuslin
Marriage: 3 June 1853
Peter Alexander McAuslan
Jane Kennedy Mc Auslan
Bethia Adamson McAuslan
Elizabeth Maxwell McAuslan
Agnes Wallace McAuslan
William Lincoln McAuslin
Harry McAuslan
Christina Ann McAuslan
James McAuslan
Margaret May McAuslan

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 June 1853Dumbarton, Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 8
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    Age 22
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish Gaelic: see McCausland .

    Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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    His Employment in Scotland

    Polly Aird, who wrote a history about Peter, says he was born in Stirlingshire, and was a pattern drawer for calico textiles in Scotland

    Sources (16)

    • Peter McAuslan, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Peter Mccauslin, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Peter Mc Auslan, "United States Census, 1900"

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