Biography of John McKellar
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





McKellar, John. - Among the Scotch families who settled in Groton many years ago was that of John McKellar, a native of Argyleshire, born about 1780, who married Mary Stuart and had these children: Nancy, Archibald, Mary, Jean, Catherine, Euphemia, and John. In 1841 the family settled three miles east of Ithaca, and later came to Groton, where the pioneer died in 1850 and his wife in 1871. John McKellar was a thrifty and prosperous farmer, and established for himself and family a comfortable home. His son, John, was born July 4, 1829, and resided at home until his marriage, when he started for himself, and now owns a fine place. He married Amanda Halliday, and they have had five children, four daughters. The names of the daughters are, Helena, Minnie, Katherine and Grace and one son, the latter deceased. Archibald McKellar was also one of Groton's thrifty farmers. He came with his father to this town, and lived on the old farm until his death in 1892, Catherine, his sister, having kept house for him until 1809 when she died.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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