Robert Meiklejohn

12 March 1812–7 May 1895 (Age 83)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Meiklejohn was born on 12 March 1812, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, his father, Peter Meiklejohn, was 44 and his mother, Janet Wilson, was 24. He married Mary McLachlan on 2 January 1835, in Cardross, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland in 1841 and Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 7 May 1895, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Meiklejohn
Mary McLachlan
Marriage: 2 January 1835
Peter Meiklejohn
Agnes Meiklejohn
Jennette Meiklejohn
Mary Meiklejohn
Jane Meiklejohn
Catherine Meiklejohn
Robert A. Meiklejohn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1835Cardross, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813
    Age 1
    The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 24
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: nickname from Middle Scots mekill, meikill ‘big’ + the personal name John .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Mary McLachlan ( McLaughlin) Meiklejohn

    Mary McLachlan was born 14 April 1812 at Darleeth, Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. She was the daughter of Collin McLachlan and Agnes McCrone. She was raised in the good old Scottish tradition …

    Sources (32)

    • John Robert Meikle, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Robert William Meiklejohn in entry for Robert William Meiklejohn, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Robert Meiklejohn, "United States Census, 1860"

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