Gazlay Family History

FamilyNellie Birrell Patterson


FatherGeorge Patterson (29 August 1841 - )
MotherEuphemia Philp (29 September 1841 - 31 March 1910)

Personal Information

Record Created: 5 March 2010; Last Edited: 24 March 2012 
NameNellie Birrell Patterson
Born 16 March 1868 in Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland1, 2, 3, 4
Married 25 April 1890 in Scotch Presbyterian Church, New York, New York to David McGregor5, 6, 7
Died 8 September 1950 in West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey8
Buried in Fairmount Cemetery Mausoleum, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey


Spouse 1FamilyDavid McGregor (son of William McGregor and Margaret Brown)
Born 7 September 1864 in Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
Married 25 April 1890 in Scotch Presbyterian Church, New York, New York to Nellie Birrell Patterson
Died 12 February 1944 in West Orange, Essex County, New Jersey
Children of Nellie Birrell Patterson and David McGregor:
1.FamilyEuphemia ‘Effie’ McGregor
Born 8 January 1891 in Newark, Essex County, New Jersey
Died 21 January 1898
+2.FamilyMargaret Brown ‘Reta’ McGregor
Born 16 February 1893 in Roseville, Newark, New Jersey
Married ca. 1915 to John Preston Mailler
Died ca. May 1975 in Toms River, New Jersey
+3.FamilyIda Jane McGregor
Born 23 August 1895 in New Jersey
Married 28 January 1925 to Wilson Roby
Died November 1983 in Birmingham, Alabama
+4.FamilyWilliam Passmore McGregor
Born 18 July 1897 in New Jersey
Married 20 November 1921 to Josephine Caroline Voelker
Married ca. 1924 to Alice E. Hodgeboom
Married 6 May 1934 in Elkton, Maryland to Leonette Sophia Scales
Died 20 December 1976
5.FamilyGrace McGregor
Born 8 April 1902
Married 4 June 1918 to Edward DeLancey Honour
Married ca. 1929 to William Smith ‘Bill’ Kiloh
Died 10 March 1972


  1. Daily Manna for Christian Pilgrims, datebook owned by Nellie (Patterson) McGregor (see Sources); Entry for 16 March: Nellie Patterson
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, New Jersey, Essex County, Orange, Enumeration District 299, Sheet No. 7B, family of David McGregor (54, New Jersey [sic, Scotland], finisher, hat works); wife Nellie McGregor (51, New Jersey [sic, Scotland]); daughter Jennie McGregor (24, New Jersey, clerical, office); son William McGregor (22, New Jersey, clerical, office). They are living next door to their daughter Margaret and her husband and family.
  3. Scotland Census, 1881, Fife, Dunfermline, family of George and Euphemia P. Paterson.
  4. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Scotland, Fife, Dunfermline, birth of Nellie Birrell Paterson 16 March 1868. Father: George Paterson. Mother: Euphemia Philp.
  5. Marriage Certificate, New York, New York, David McGregor and Nellie B. Patterson, 25 April 1890. Original in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  6. New Jersey State Census, 1895, Essex County, Newark, 6th District, 13th Ward, Page No. 50: McGregor family including David, Nellie, Euphemia, and Margaret; Paterson family including George, Euphemia, and John.
  7. Wedding Announcement, The Dunfermline Press, Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, David McGregor and Nellie B. Patterson, 10 May 1890.
  8. Obituary, Newark Evening News, Newark, New Jersey, Nellie McGregor, 8 September 1950.