Mackay Family Genealogy Forum
I am trying to find some information about David McKay. He was born 24 May 1793 in Thurso, Caithness Co., Scotland. He married Janet McPherson on 11 Jan. 1822. He died 7 Dec. 1877 in Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Janet McPherson is the sister of Anne McPherson, who married a McKay and is the mother of Donald McKay, the ship builder.
David and Janet had many children, one of whom is Peter McPherson McKay, who was born on 21 Feb. 1832. He died 8 July 1890. He married Deborah Grovestine on 9 Feb. 1858.
I am trying to find out the names of David McKay's parents and how he arrived in North America. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tine MacKay