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John MaClay

Nicknames: "The Immigrant"
Birthplace: Drymen, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Lockport, Niagara County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jane Maclay
Father of John G Maclay; Eliza Knowlton and Mary Jane Dolley

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Lee Beasley Garvey
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About John MaClay

It appears from the attached Census records showing "John McClay" as the only McClay or Maclay in John G's birthplace Chenango County New York (per Federal Census records) in 1828 that John G's father was probably named John and Maclay and McClay were used interchangeably.

There is no documentation that John Maclay, who arrived in New York City in 1827 from the UK is the father of John G. However, at this time no record has been found of other Maclays entering the state of New York in this time frame that are candidates to be John G's father, i.e. born in Scotland and resident in the US in 1828.

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John MaClay's Timeline

February 14, 1793
Drymen, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
December 27, 1824
Age 31
Scotland, United Kingdom
September 4, 1826
Age 33
Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 34
Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States
December 6, 1876
Age 83
Lockport, Niagara County, New York, United States