Hugh Findlay (1822 - 1900)

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Birthplace: Newmilns, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States
Occupation: Matchmaker; LDS missionary
Managed by: Eldon Clark (C)
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Immediate Family

About Hugh Findlay

Hugh Findlay (1822 - 1900), son of James Findlay and Mary McPherson (1797 - 1879), was born 9 June 1822 at Newmilns, East Ayrshire, Scotland; he died 1 March 1900 at Fish Haven, Bear Lake, Idaho, and was buried at Fish Haven Cemetery, Plot: 13a. His gravestone is inscribed, "Missionary to India 1852-1855; Scotland 1878-1880." He had four plural wives and 21 children, 14 of whom survived to adulthood. The 1870 Census lists Hugh's occupation as matchmaker.

Marriages and Children

  1. Isabella Ratray (1821 - 1847), married 1844 Scotland
    1. James Findlay, d.s.p. (1845 - 1847); buried in Scotland
    2. Ephriam Findlay, d.s.p. (1846 - 1847); buried in Scotland
  2. Catherine Ann Taylor Partington (1833 - 1903); married 25 March 1856 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory
    1. Anna Isabell Findlay (1857 - 1928)
    2. Alma Findlay (1858 - 1936)
    3. Hugh William Findlay (1860 - 1929)
    4. Heber Findlay, d.s.p. (1862 - 1863)
    5. Mary Findlay, d.s.p. (1864 -1864)
    6. George Daniel Findlay (1865 - 1939)
    7. Charlotte Catherine Findlay (1868 - 1908)
    8. Frank Partington Findlay (1870 - 1954)
    9. Ellen Findlay Nelson (1873 - 1947)
  3. Mary Ellen Smith (1841 - 1933)
    1. Arthur Smith Findlay (1858 - 1921)
    2. Clara Jane Findlay, d.s.p. (1860 - 1866)
    3. Brigham Hugh Findlay (1862 - 1940)
    4. James William Findlay (1864 - 1935)
    5. Charles Henry Findlay (1865 - 1958)
    6. Nephi Findlay, d.s.p. (1868 - 1868)
    7. Walter Findlay (1869 - 1938)
  4. Ane Marie Dorthea Nelson (1843 - 1872), married 5 July 1862 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah Territory
    1. Leon Jared Findlay (1865 - 1938)
    2. Horace Findlay, d.s.p. (1866 - 1868)
    3. Dora Althea Findlay (1869 - 1909)

Sources

  • Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel. Amasa M. Lyman Company (1855)] Age 33; Departure: 25 October 1855; Arrival: 1 December 1855. Company Information: Amasa Lyman led a small company of returning missionaries and others from San Bernardino, California, to Salt Lake City.
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Hugh Findlay's Timeline

1822
June 9, 1822
Newmilns, East Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
1844
1844
Age 21
Scotland
1845
1845
Age 22
Scotland
1847
1847
Age 24
Scotland
1856
March 25, 1856
Age 33
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
1857
January 1, 1857
Age 34
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA
1858
November 8, 1858
Age 36
December 17, 1858
Age 36
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA