Ellen McKay

31 October 1828–22 December 1890 (Age 62)
Derrykeighan, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life Summary of Ellen

When Ellen McKay was born on 31 October 1828, in Derrykeighan, County Antrim, Ireland, her father, Joseph McKay, was 29 and her mother, Martha Blair, was 29. She married Robert Allan Leishman on 14 November 1859, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 22 December 1890, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Allan Leishman
Ellen McKay
Marriage: 14 November 1859
Robert McKay Leishman
Mary Jane Leishman
Martha Ellen Leishman
Jean Allen Leishman
John McKay Leishman
David McKay Leishman
Joseph McKay Leishman
William McKay Leishman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 November 1859Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 2
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    Age 17
    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Aoidh ‘son of Aodh’, an old personal name meaning ‘fire’. Etymologically, this is the same name as McKee , McGee , McCoy , and McHugh .History: This is the surname of several Irish and Scottish families, including Clan Mackay, a Highland clan traditionally associated with Sutherland in the far northwest of Scotland.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Robert Leishman and Ellen McKay

    taken from Joseph McKay and Martha Blair - by Ila May Fisher Maughan February 3,1836, Jane Allan Leishman presented her husband, John Leishman, with a son, their fifth child. John was superintendent …

    Sources (16)

    • Ellen Leishman in household of Robt Leishman, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ellen Mckay in entry for Robert Mckay Leishman and Eliza H Blackburn, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Ellen Mckay in entry for Robert M. Leishman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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