FINDING THE IMMIGRANT!: From Grandmother's book, I knew that George Cushnie had immigrated to Ontario, Canada, married and started a family, and then immigrated to Kansas. Finding his birth place in Scotland was easy because I knew George Cushnie came from at least the vicinity of Aberdeen, Scotland, and the IGI for Scotland was so complete when I did the search. I found George's christening in the parish of Peterculter, Aberdeen County, Scotland, and the birth date matched exactly. Later I communicated with Cecil Cushnie, his grandson, who confirmed the discovery from his personal knowledge. Two of George's brothers were also immigrants. John came to Canada and stayed there. James immigrated to New Zealand. Nephews of George also immigrated to Texas, USA.
SPECIAL THANKS TO: Margaret May (Robertson) Martin for her Book for my Grandchildren which gave names, dates, early family stories and said that the George Cushnie immigrated from Scotland, to Ontario, Canada, to Kansas, Donald William Martin and Frances Luella Picton Martin for their conversations about ancestors and creating the most treasured Picture Book of Martin Ancestors with exact dates and said George Cushnie came from Aberdeen, Scotland, Donald William Martin for his Tombstones of Ancestors Buried in Brown County, Cecil J. Cushnie who sent me much helpful Cushnie information and intoduced me to David J. Cushnie of Andover, England, whom I have just met in person, who knows more about the Cushnies world wide than any other person, who shared his research including death certificates which listed the names of parents and confirmed that Alexander Cushnie of Midmar and Anne Cushnie of Skene were my ancestors.
NEWS! I mourn the passing of Cecil J. Cushnie who I met in Toronto after my senior year in high school and rediscovered when I began family history. He was a young contemporary of my grandmother Margaret May Robertson Martin and "took me back" to my time with her.
QUESTIONS: Where was George Cushnie in 1851? I have not found him in the Scottish census so far. Was he in the city of Aberdeen or maybe already in Canada? When and on what ship, port, etc. did George Cushnie traveled to Canada? When and where were he and Frances Burgess married? Who were the parents of Alexander Cushnie of Midmar? Of Anne Cushnie of Skene?
Please contact me by email: Jeanette@Martin-Froeschner.net