Friday, March 19, 2010

Margaret HARCOMB

Margaret HARCOMB, wife of Thomas BROADFOOT (1829-1899) was a daughter of Hugh HARCOMB and his wife Elizabeth TEMPLETON of Dalrymple, Ayershire Scotland. Margaret was born 5 Aug 1832 and had two older siblings Anabella and William. Her grandparents were William HARCOMB and Margaret CALDWELL and William Struthers TEMPLETON (1782-1839) and Annaple MUIR (1783-1818).

Margaret's father Hugh was a shoemaker. Margaret and Thomas had seven children, their oldest son John was my ancestor. He was my father's grandfather. To my knowledge, neither Thomas or Margaret ever left Scotland. Their second son was named Hugh probably after her father but died as a small child. Their daughter, Eliza Templeton Hammond Broadfoot married a man named Robert McKinnell and had 4 children. One daughter named Mary lived with her grandmother after Thomas Broadfoot died in 1899 leaving her a widow. The 1901 Scotland Census lists them in a household together.

Sons, Thomas and James went to America and settled in Westerly, Rhode Island. Son William married a woman named Eliza and stayed in Scotland and I don't know what happened to the youngest child named Mary.

Margaret died at Alpine Cottage on Alpine Street in Dalbeattie, Scotland. Margaret died of "senile decay" at the age of 89 years. Her mother's maiden name is listed as HAMMOND (but I don't think that is correct). Her son John was present at her death. I was told he wrote to his sons and grandsons in America to tell them of her death.

Certainly, Thomas Broadfoot and his wife Margaret  are buried in the cemetery at Dalbeattie but I don't know that for any certainty.

1 comment:

Granite Tops said...

I am also very curies to know about youngest child named Mary.