Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyJames Brown MacGregor

Parents

FatherWilliam McGregor (28 December 1835 - 13 January 1933)
MotherMargaret Brown (29 December 1837 - 19 January 1903)

Personal Information

Record Created: 11 November 2009; Last Edited: 2 March 2015 
NameJames Brown MacGregor
GenderMale
Born 5 March 1877 in Lisburn, Antrim, Ireland1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Married ca. 1906 to Julia C. Morton3, 4
Died 19482
Buried in First Baptist Church, Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey2

Biography

As an adult, James used the spelling ‘MacGregor,’ possibly to reflect his Irish birth. His descendents use that spelling. James immigrated to the United States circa 1897 as indicated in several census records, although his name has not been found among passenger lists. In the 1900 census he is listed as a machinist living with his brother David’s parents-in-law, George and Euphemia PATTERSON. James, Julia, and their only child David were living in the town of Colonie (near Albany), New York, at the time of the 1920 census, which shows James again employed as a machinist, and Julia working as a school teacher, her life-long profession. In April 1946, James and Julia were residing in Ocean City, New Jersey, and they were visited by Robert and Doris (McGregor) Gazlay after their wedding, although James was not home during the visit.

Family

Spouse 1FamilyJulia C. Morton
Born 1868 in New Jersey
Married ca. 1906 to James Brown MacGregor
Died 1947 in Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey
  
Children of James Brown MacGregor and Julia C. Morton:
  
+1.FamilyDavid Morton MacGregor
Born 8 January 1907 in Tannersville, New York
Married 27 August 1932 in Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York to Augusta Margaret ‘Gussie’ Phillips
Died 21 November 1970 in Morristown, New Jersey
  

Sources

  1. Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881, James Brown Mcgreggor, born: 5 March 1877 in Ireland; father: William Mcgreggor; father’s birthplace: Sloan St., Lisburn [sic, William was known to have been born in Dunfermline, Scotland; the reference to Sloan St., Lisburn, is believed to be where the McGregor family lived]; mother: Margaret Mcgreggor Brown.
  2. Cemetery Inscriptions, First Baptist Church, Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey, website: firstbaptistcourthouse.org; MacGregor / James B. / 1877 1948 / Julia C. Morton / His Wife / 1867 1947.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, New York, Greene County, Hunter Township, Enumeration District 107, Sheet No. 16A, family of James McGregor (36, Scotland [sic, actually born in Ireland], electrician); wife of 6 years Julia McGregor (38, New Jersey, 1 child, 1 living); son David McGregor (3, New York).
  4. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New York, Albany County, Colonie, Enumeration District 151, Sheet No. 11A, family of James B. MacGregor (43, Ireland, immigrated in 1897, machinist, Campbell work); wife Julia MacGregor (52, New Jersey, school teacher, district school); son David M. MacGregor (13, New York).
  5. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, New York, Albany County, Colonie, Enumeration District 1-124, Sheet No 14B, family of James MacGregor (42, Northern Ireland, immigrated 1897, electrician, railroad); wife Julia C. MacGregor (53, New Jersey, teacher, public school); son Davie M. MacGregor (23, New York, electrical engineer, electric power co.). [James and Julia’s ages are low here by 10 years.]
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, New York, Queens County, New York City, Enumeration District 41-1204, Page 3B, family of David MacGregor (33, New York, electrical engineer, consulting, lived in Schenectady, NY, on 1 April 1935); wife Augusta MacGregor (31, New York, lived in Schenectady, NY, on 1 April 1935); father James MacGregor (63, Scotland [sic, actually born in Ireland], lived in West Albany, NY, on 1 April 1935); mother Julia MacGregor (72, New Jersey, lived in West Albany, NY, on 1 April 1935).