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|Alexander Georgeson was born in 1750. He married Elizabeth Gow in 1776.|
|William Gow, a crofter, married Catherine Forbes in 1779 in Latherton, Caithness, in the Scottish Highlands.||John Georgeson, 1779-1853, married Christina Wares, 1780-1864. They had 10 children, the oldest being Elizabeth. John and Christina are buried in Mid Clyth cemetery in Caithness.|
|Donald Gow was born in 1809 in Scotland. He married Elizabeth Georgeson, who was born in 1810 in Latherton, Caithness, Scotland. They had three children: Dollina in 1841, William in 1842 at Lybster, Caithness, and John in 1844. Donald was a cooper. He died in 1859 at Willowbrook, Wick, Scotland. Elizabeth died in 1896 at Willowbrook||James Sutherland was born in Loth, Sutherland, in the Scottish Highlands, southwest of Caithness. He was a sea captain. He married Margaret Murray. Their daughter Ann was born in 1842 at Helmsdale, Sutherland.|
|William Gow married Ann Sutherland in 1863 in Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness, Scotland. William was a cooper, like his father. William and Ann had 16 children, eight of whom survived to have families. The family started in Wick, then moved to Edinburgh, Scotland from 1867 to 1872, and on to Seacombe, England, which is across the Mersey River opposite Liverpool. William and Ann had 16 children: Donald, Margaret Sutherland, Jessie Ann, James Sutherland, William Sutherland, Elizabeth Georgeson, David Joseph, Jospeh (?), Margaret Ann, Christina, and George. Eight survived to have families.|
|Their son Donald Gow was born in 1864 on Francis Street, Pulteneytown, Wick, Scotland. Donald "Dan" Gow marrried Roseanne "Rose" Murray in England on May 7, 1882. They lived in Wallasey, Chester, England. Wallasey is situated at the northeast of the Wirral Peninsula, on the western side of the River Mersey and adjoining the Irish Sea. In the 1891 census, they were living north of Liverpool less than a mile from the docks on the east side of the River Mersey. In 1895, they moved to New York, where they lived in Manhattan, the Bronx, and ultimately Flushing, Queens. Dan worked for the Interborough Rapid Transit Co. in the power plant for over 40 years. He died December 5, 1933 in Queens. Dan and Rose had five children: |
James Sutherland was born in Loth, Sutherland, in the Scottish Highlands, southwest of Caithness. He was a sea captain. He married Margaret Murray.
Margaret Murray was born December 30, 1810, in Kildonan, Sutherland, Scotland. Her parents were William Murray and Elpate Gordon. Source: Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
Their daughter Ann was born in 1842 at Helmsdale, Sutherland. She married William Gow in 1863 in Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness, Scotland. William and Ann had 16 children, eight of whom survived to have families. The family started in Wick. In 1867, they moved to Edinburgh, Scotland. In 1872, they moved to Seacombe, England, which is across the Mersey River opposite Liverpool. In 1902, they emigrated to New York, See: William and Ann Sutherland Gow.
Helmsdale is a fishing port at the estuary of the River Helmsdale. It was once the home of one of the largest herring fleets in Europe. It is on the east coast of Sutherland, in the Scottish Highlands, near the border with Caithness. The modern village was planned in 1814 to resettle communities that had been removed from the surrounding straths as part of the Highland Clearances.
Map showing the coast of Sutherland and Caithness on the North Sea in the Scottish Highlands. From lower left to upper right: Helmsdale, Latherton, Lybster, Mid Clyth, and Wick. Loth is near Helmsdale. Pulteneytown is part of Wick.
Helmsdale Castle (Daniell, 1822). Includes River Helmsdale River and 1811 bridge.
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