Esther McKay

8 December 1842–16 August 1914 (Age 71)
Derrykeighan, County Antrim, Ireland

The Life Summary of Esther

When Esther McKay was born on 8 December 1842, in Derrykeighan, County Antrim, Ireland, her father, Joseph McKay, was 43 and her mother, Martha Blair, was 43. She married William Allan Leishman on 14 January 1860, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1851 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 16 August 1914, in Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Allan Leishman
Esther McKay
Marriage: 14 January 1860
William McKay Leishman
Joseph McKay Leishman
John McKay Leishman
James Allan Leishman
Esther Emily McKay Leishman
Annabell Leishman
Jean Leishman
Martha McKay Leishman
Robert Orson Leishman
Francis McKay Leishman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 January 1860Wellsville, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    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.
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 21
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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

    Esther McKay and William Leishman

    taken from "Joseph McKay and Martha Blair" by Ila May Fisher Maughan Esther McKay, born 8 Dec 1842, in Strone (or Lestrone), Antrim, Ireland, was the last child born to Joseph McKay and Martha Blair. …

    Sources (21)

    • Esther Leishman in household of Wm Leishman, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Esther Mc Kay in entry for Martha Leishman Williamson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Esther Lishman in household of William Lishman, "United States Census, 1870"

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