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Pinkerton Family

Pinkerton Family

Posted: 30 Apr 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Oct 2002 5:25AM GMT
Surnames: Pinkerton
Looking for information on John Pinkerton. He was from Renfrew,Scotland. He was born abt 1650. He married Margaret Lennox on Nov.27,1674. He had about 10 children. Looking for David Pinkerton born Jan 1, 1686 in Renfrew,Scotland. He married Mary Risk. He had about 4 children. Looking for William Pinkerton born Aug. 17, 1728 in Renfrew,Scotland. Came to America around 1750. I think.He had three wives and many children.
Posted: 11 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 11 Apr 2002 4:39AM GMT
Surnames: Hay, Craig, Pinkerton, Sinclair, McTaggart, Barr, Grant
I received a message from Pat Callas on 20 July 1998 asking for info on the same line. Her Email is .


Donald McGregor (View posts)
Posted: 30 Nov 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McGregor, Gordon, Tweedley, Anderson, Pinkerton, Parkhill, Barr
I have discovered a Jean Pinkerton married to a William Barr in my family tree. They had a daughter Margaret McQueen Barr b:1805.

All are from the Neilston/Barrhead Parish/District and have connections to the attached surname list.

I hope this may be of use.


Donald G. McGregor


Jean Thisius (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Barr, Houston, Reid, Hamilton
In the 1851 census from Middle Church at Paisley, my gg-grandfather, Andrew BARR, is shown as having a wife, Margaret McQUEEN who also had a son, Robert McQUEEN (age 20) living at the residence on New Snedden. Prior to this we had never heard of Andrew marrying a second time. His first wife died in 1848. Andrew is listed as 41 yrs (know he was born in 1809), Margaret's age is listed as 42 years. Andrew had 5 or 6 children. Four came to New York and then to Ontario and then to Iowa with him but Margaret is never mentioned anywhere but that census. Is this the same Margaret? The age is right.


Posted: 2 Feb 2002 1:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for information regarding my g-g-g-g-grandparents John McGregor and Margaret Barr. They had at least one daughter (Norah Dorothea McGregor b. 1841 Glasgow, Partick, Scotland) who married John McGregor Pyott (b. 1865 Blythswood, Glasgow). Any info. would be much appreciated as I fear I have reached a dead end on this particular line.


Re: Pinkerton Family

Posted: 14 Sep 2003 1:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Sep 2003 10:47AM GMT
I, too, am looking for a John PINKERTON, father of John PINKERTON b.1735 Antrim, Ire, sailed to America from Londonderry 1760. Supposedly of Scotch descent (Ayrshire). This second John m. Rebecca WHITE 1775 in Chester Co, PA. His father is supposed to be John PINKERTON & mother??? Possibly Elizabeth GRAHAM? I don't know.

Re: Pinkerton Family

Posted: 16 Apr 2004 5:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Oct 2006 3:43PM GMT
Do you by chance have an Andrew Gregg Pinkerton listed anywhere in your research. b. 1741 possibly Ireland/Scotland. He died 1814 in Allegheny Co. Pa. We have no information on him prior to his Rev War Service Records. Thanks for your assistance in this matter. Jim
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