185 Years Ago Today

On March 15, 1828, one hundred and eighty-five years ago today, Ann (Forsyth) Leishman (1828-1896), my 4th great grandmother, was born in Shotts, Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland the daughter of William Forsyth (1785-1856) and Margaret Marshall (1794-1866).

Family of William Leishman and Ann Forsyth. Ann is pictured front row far right holding a baby

Family of William Leishman and Ann Forsyth. Ann is pictured front row far right holding a baby

Ann was the wife of William Leishman (1825-1901), whom she married in 1846 and with whom she had fourteen children. Ann, William, and their children immigrated to the United States in 1870. Ann is the grandmother of Anna Margaret Leishman (1875-1951), who married Horace Iriving Lapham (1869-1927), the father of Theodore Alexander Lapham (1910-1955), who was the father of my paternal grandmother, Margaret Ann (Lapham) Kernan (1936-2004).

Source: “Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” Family Search.

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