Ann McLeish

26 February 1788–10 April 1884 (Age 96)
St Vigeans, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann McLeish was born on 26 February 1788, in St Vigeans, Forfarshire, Scotland, her father, James McLeish, was 30 and her mother, Betsy Elizabeth Gibb, was 28. She married Andrew Gowans on 31 May 1823, in Inverkeilor, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in St Vigeans, Forfarshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Douglas and Angus, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 10 April 1884, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Gowans
1800–1891
Ann McLeish
1788–1884
Marriage: 31 May 1823
James Gowans
1824–1899
Mary Gowans
1826–1897
Barbara Gowans
1828–1900
Betsy Ann Gowans
1832–1912

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 May 1823Inverkeilor, Forfarshire, Scotland
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1789
    Age 1
    George Washington elected first president of United States.
    1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.
    Age 14
    In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
    1815
    Age 27
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac Gille Iosa, a patronymic from a personal name meaning ‘servant (i.e. devotee) of Jesus’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    McLees
    Lease
    McClees
    McLeese
    McGillis
    McCleese
    McClish
    Leas
    Lawshe
    McClease
    Lish
    McLaws
    McAleese

    Story Highlight

    Hugh Sidley Gowans coming across the plains to Utah.

    "It was now late in July and the many immigrants leaving earlier in the summer had taken most available wagons and teams. Finally they were fortunate enough to find a wagon and team for sale. But othe …

    Sources (17)

    • Ann Gowans in household of Andrew Gowans, "United States Census, 1860"
    • 1912, Ann Mcleash in entry for Betsey Gowans Gowans, "Utah Death Certificates"
    • 1880, Ann Gowens in household of Andrew Gowens, "United States Census"

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