Monday, March 24, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #11 Margareth Mitchell McFarlane in the Lost and Found

Found: One Margareth Mitchell

Location: Monroe County, Wisconsin

Goal: Reunite Margareth with her family 

Identifying Statistics:

  • Born in Scotland about 1830
  • Married between 1850 and 1860, probably in Wisconsin, to Joseph McFarlane (sometimes spelled McFarland)
  • Died on or about October 10, 1885, with probate entered in Monroe County, Wisconsin

Margareth Mitchell McFarlane had three documented children, only one of whom had known issue:
  • Joseph McFarlane, born about 1858, died December 17, 1882, in or near Monroe County.
  • Walter McFarlane, born July 20, 1864, in Monroe County. Died August 21, 1922, in Chicago.
  • William McFarlane, born about 1867, died young.
In 1850, Joseph McFarlane was a single man in Fort Winnebago Township, Columbia County, Wisconsin. By 1860, he had married Margareth Mitchell and was living in Jefferson Township, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Their property was very near Vernon County, Wisconsin. I have found no marriage record in any of the three counties as of this writing. Nor have I been able to identify Margareth's parents or siblings.

If you've lost this Margareth Mitchell, please leave a comment so we can connect.

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