Re: descendants of John Edgar (1783-1858) - Dumfriesshire, NY, NJ
I am descended from a William John Edgar 1800-1848 of Moffat, Scotland. He and several of his sons were tailors.
I have the family on the censuses from 1841 to 1901.
He was married to Sarah Dickson of Eastwood, Renfrewshire.
I'm not certain about his place of birth or parents names. His most likely parents were Thomas Edgar and Marion Richardson of Moffat.
His son William J. Edgar came to The US in 1865, settling first in Wisconson and Iowa, them moving to Texas, then to Mexico working for the railroad as a Telegrapher. He returned to Chicago where he died in 1894.