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My great great grandmother - Mary McKinlay b.1814 Scotland - married James Rowatt b 1814 Scotland. Written letter by my great grandmother details her (Mary) as being related to President McKinley - I can't find the connection. Can anyone help?

Question by dot41s

It may have been the Rowatts that were connected. The letter states that my great grandmother " Mary Rowatt was formerly Mary McKinley whose brother - William- migrated to America, and his son became a lawyer at Philedelphia and later became a big man in the political life, he was elected President and was assinated."

Any help would be great.

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on 2011-01-03 19:33:00

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by chidufjd on 2011-01-03 22:37:26
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by dot41s on 2011-01-04 02:58:43

what does this mean?? 'user deactivated' ???

by ElKaMa3 on 2012-01-25 04:00:20

I can find a Mary Rowat ( nee McKinley ) born on 27 may 1814 in Kilsyth, Scotland. She appears on the Scottish 1881 census with her spouse James and also a 7 year old grandson , also named James. She died in 1898 in Cumbernauld , Dunbartonshire.

by dot41s on 2012-01-25 21:15:01

Thanks Elkama3. This Mary Rowatt was my great great grandmother. It is the connection to the President McKinley's family that I can't work out. Mary did spell her name 'McKinlay' not that that matters. Thanks again for your note.


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