James Tolleth

perthshire_county-svgMy great great great grandfather James Tolleth, his first wife Charlott and their oldest daughter Agnes came to America from Kilmarnock Ary, Scotland in 1844 on the ship the James Moran. Before Charlott died she bore him 5 children. Here are some excerpts from local newspapers after his death in 1898….

Tecumseh Chieftain states James was buried in Vesta cemetery Monday afternoon. Dr. Stewart preached the funeral sermon. Dr. Stewart was born in Perth and was a friend of James. Age stated in the obituary was 82. Monday would have been May 23. Date is calculated.



1898 News Extracts

Fairbury Gazette, Fairbury, Jefferson, Ne
D: May 28, 1898 p. 5: c. 2
James Tolleth died May 22 in Vesta, Johnson, Nebraska. Father of Geo. Tolleth

From Tecumseh Chieftain 28 May 1898 (Vesta) Died James Tolleth aged 82, father of Mrs. Phineas Jones and Mrs. George Dougherty. Burial Monday at Vesta.

First wife was Charlott Augusta Leopold Neil born 7 May 1819 in Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland. James married her 16 Mar 1838
in Kilmarnock Scotland. Charlott and oldest daughter Agnes immigrated to US, New York City on 6 Jun 1844. The traveled on ship “James Moran” leaving from Glasgow. Charlott died aft 1855 bef 1860
James and Charlott had five children:
Agnes born 28 Jun 1839 Kilmarnock, Ayr, Scotland married Phineas Jones brother to James second wife Martha Jones
Ann born 19 Aug 1846 NY married George Dougherty
George N. born 11 Sep 1847
Charlott born abt 1849 NY died before 1855
Homer born 15 Mar 1853 WI

1850 Census
Name: James Tolleth
Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1817
Birth Place: Scotland
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Fredonia, Wisconsin
Family Number: 964
Household Members:
Name Age
James Tolleth 33
Charlot Tolleth 31
Agness Tolleth 10
Ann Tolleth 5
George Tolleth 3
Charlott Tolleth 1


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