Robert shows as a farmer living in Kirriemuir in 1851 and 1871. By 1881 he shows as a "railway laborer," living in Glamis. He died in Kirriemuir in 1887. Robert married twice: first to Ellen Barrett (born circa 1821 in Falkirk, Stirlingshire, died/divorced circa 1851-1856); second to Helen Barrie (born circa 1825 in Larbet, Stirlingshire, alive in 1881), listed in 1881 as a "winder" (of linen?). Robert had eight children, all born in Kirriemuir, the first two by his first wife and the rest by his second wife:
a) Betty, christened June 5, 1849
Betty married, June 8, 1866 in Kirriemuir, John Wallace, a farm servant, son of John and Margaret (Fyfe) Wallace of Kirriemuir.
b) John, christened March 27, 1851
John shows as a "porter" in Kirriemuir in 1881. He married Georgina McDougall, born circa 1852 in Meigle, Perthshire. John and Georgina had two children:
i) Duncan, born circa 1876 in Kirriemuir
ii) Mary Ann, born circa 1878 in Kirriemuir
c) Duncan Milne, born November 10, 1856
Duncan married (circa 1877) Elizabeth ---, born circa 1845 in Fascadale, Argyllshire, alive in 1901 living with her son. In 1881 he lived in Falkirk, Stirlingshire as a railroad yards worker, and died between 1891 and 1901. Duncan and Elizabeth had children:
i) David R., born circa 1879 in Perth. A railroad brakeman in Perth in 1901.
ii) Margaret J. R., born circa 1881 in Falkirk
d) Robert, born July 8, 1859. Living with Aunt Elizabeth in Kirriemuir in 1881 as a "laborer."
e) James, born January 25, 1862. Employed as a railroad porter in 1881. Perhaps died in 1908 in Glamis.
f) Charles, born March 3, 1865. A farm servant at the "Hayston/Bothy" farm in Glamis in 1881.
g) Isabella, born September 25, 1866. A farm servant at the Joseph Lyon family farm in Kirriemuir in 1881.
h) Jessie, born February 17, 1869. Living with parents in 1881.