... What happened to the five children that Margaret gave birth to- did they go to Canada with their father or was that marriage and move after they were adults
or able to fend for themselves? Who was the second wife- was she from Co. Down?
According to what I have, Margaret Kilpatrick b in Ireland about 1800, died 1835 in Ireland, was Samuel McIlwain's first wife and they had 5 children.The last child was b in Ireland in 1835.(Margaret's cause of death childbirth?)The 5 Children were: William b 1821 died Mar 12, 1896 in Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Davidb 1822 died Mar 6, 1908 in Goderich, Huron County, Ontario, Canada Margaret Jane b 1824 died 1895 Andrewb 1825 +/- unknown death date but d in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. Agnes Nancyb 1830 died in 1904 Johnb 1835 unknown death date in Turnbury, Huron County, Ontario, Canada
The 5th child John was my gg grandfather.
Samuel then m Agnes Johnston b 1817 in Ireland and their first child was b Apr 14, 1840 crossing the Atlantic.