Mary McLachlan

14 April 1812–4 November 1878 (Age 66)
Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary McLachlan was born on 14 April 1812, in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Collin McLachlan, was 30 and her mother, Agnes McCrone, was 26. She married Robert Meiklejohn on 2 January 1835, in Cardross, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1855 and lived in Dunbartonshire, Scotland in 1851 and Hamden, Delaware, New York, United States in 1870. She died on 4 November 1878, in Tooele, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, 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
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    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. 
    Age 18
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lachlainn ‘son of Lachlann’, from the personal name Lachlann, earlier Lochlann, which means ‘stranger, Norseman’, from a term denoting Scandinavia (possibly ‘land of lakes/fjords’). See also Laughlin and compare Irish McLaughlin .History: Clan Lachlan is a Scottish clan with traditional lands on the eastern shores of Loch Fyne. They claim descent from Lachlan Mor, a 13th-century chieftain of Irish ancestry.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Robert Meikeljohn 1812-1895 & Mary McLachlan 1812-1878

    Robert Meikeljohn 1812-1895 Mary McLachlan Meikeljohn 1812-1878 compiled by Loya Beck Robert Meikeljohn was born March 12, 1812 at Glasgow, Scotland. His father was, Peter Meikeljohn and Janet …

    Sources (12)

    • Mary Meikle in household of John Robert Meikle, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Meiklejohn in entry for Jane M Shields, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Mary Meiklejohn in household of Robert Meiklejohn, "United States Census, 1860"

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