Helen (aka Ellen)Finlay was born about 1851 Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. Her mother's first name was Elizabeth who was born in Ireland about 1830. Helen married Thomas McCartney 16 Jul 1870 Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland. On 11 Aug 1870 she gave birth to Alexander McCartney in Anderston. The 9 Sep 1872 she gave birth to Isabella McCartney.
1878 she gave birth to Helen (aka Ellen) McCartney who married Corneilius (aka Neil) McNeill about 1895. Helen and Neil had two sons, John McNeill born 28 Mar 1897 and Alexander McNeill (birth date unknown).
John McNeill married Agnes Maitland 16 Feb 1920 in Milngavie Dunbarton Scotland. John and Agnes emigrated to Cleveland Ohio 1923 with their daughter, Helen (aka Ella).