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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: |
William Gow married Ann Sutherland in 1863 in Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness, Scotland. They 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, Cheshire, England, which is on the Mersey River opposite the Liverpool docks.
William's parents were Donald and Elizabeth Georgeson Gow. Ann's parents were James and Margaret Murray Sutherland.
William Gow was a cooper, like his father Donald Gow. Traditionally, a cooper is someone who makes wooden, staved vessels, held together with wooden or metal hoops and possessing flat ends or heads. Examples of a cooper's work include casks, barrels, buckets, tubs, butter churns, vats, hogsheads, firkins, tierces, rundlets, puncheons, pipes, tuns, butts, troughs, pins and breakers. In the 1860s there were 1100 herring boats operating out of the Wick harbour and they were supported by no fewer than 650 coopers in the town.
William and Anne S. Gow are buried in St. Michaels Cemetery in East ElmHurst, Queens, New York. William was born April 22, 1842, and died October 23, 1902 (Find A Grave). Anne was born April 22, 1842, and died October 23, 1924 (Find A Grave).
Gow is a Scottish surname. The name is derived from the Gaelic gobha, meaning smith. A variant is McGowan.
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.
Hill o' Many Stanes. A south-facing hillside overlooking the North Sea at Mid Clyth, Caithness, in the Scottish Highlands. 200 upright stones, none more than a metre high, believed to be a relic of Bronze Age times. Similar rows of much taller stones are found in Brittany. Photo taken by Ron McKinnon in 1996. Source: Wikipedia.
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