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PART ONE. Pages 1 - 11.   SCOTCH VALLEY. Written by: Mabel Ord. 1970

 

Pages 1.

SCOTCH VALLEY
Written by: Mabel Ord. 1970

Sources of Information: Hida Rilinger, Baileyville, Kansas. Miss Sarah Baird, Formoso, Kansas. Mrs. Elizabeth McBride Shackelford, 5431 Madison, South Gate, Calif. Mrs. Carl Amon, 1627 N. Madison, Topeka, Kansas. William Kelly, 4233 Virginia, Kansas City, Mo. 64110 (1903-1973)Mrs. Agnes Kelly Johnstone, 1119 Rose Marie Lane, Stockton, Calif. 9020.Mrs. May Hartman, Seneca, Kansas. Mrs. J.W. (Ruth Foley) Clark, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Mabel Ord Dubois Nebraska (1183-8 June 1973) Wrote many letters and made many contacts. Elenora Bredemeier, Seneca Kansas. Information from Courthouse Records and Seneca papers. Louis Beyreis made the small bench from the pew of the Scotch Valley Church. Rev. N. E. Hamilton, Pawnee City, Nebraska. Had the picture of the Scotch Valley Church.



 
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SCOTCH VALLEY

Two typical pioneer events lead to the making of the Scotch Valley community- westward migration of settlers in 1850 and after-ward the missionary program of the United Presbyterian Church. It was in 1857 when two Scotch families, John Baird Sr. and James Gregg came from Iowa for homes along the Nemaha River and Turkey Creek. They were accompanied by a third, McCaffrey, they travelled in a group should there be Indian interference. A bit later in 1869, the United Presbyterian Missionary effort sent Rev. Robert J. McCready to preach and organize congregations in the Pawnee Presbyteria. By 1869 there was a Baird schoolhouse. Land titles today say that one acre in the northeast Corner of the northwest quarter of section 14 T1 R12 in Nemaha Township was used for school purposes. This was a log schoolhouse. Other settlements to the north, Cincinnati by the Nemaha and Prairie Star also had log schoolhouses. So very early these Scottish people met for worship service in a log schoolhouse. In 1872, a class of 13 was organized, no doubt under the direction of McCready. By this time a new schoolhouse was needed for the growing population, German as well as Scotch, so a new schoolhouse District 8 was built in a new location- NE corner of the SE quarter of Section 10 TI R12. Surely with this new growth all around, the Scotch Valley organization desired it's own place of worship. Records say the Church was built in 1876. James Gregg, in these near 20 years, had acquired many acres. In his generosity for the Church, Mr. Gregg gave two acres of land in the SW corner of the SW 1/4 of Section 115 TI R12 in Nemaha Twp. in Nemaha County Kansas. The Church was built almost in the center of the plot. At this time 1875, Fisher and McBride operated a sawmill on the Hick's place. Records show that Hicks owned the SW 1/4 or Section 22 TI Rl2 in Nemaha Township. Turkey Creek runs through this section. All of the rough lumber was sawed at this mill. There must have been a lot of help from the Congregation. The Church faced to the south and had three windows on each side. Always Gregg was a liberal contributor. This is taken from the Seneca Courier April 1, 1878. In brief- March 1, 1878 was their first social gathering in the just completed neat little Church. Apparently invited, guests came from Pawnee with teams, a distance of 14 miles, over terrible roads. There was a service and at the close of it, a Mr. Wright (of Pawnee) presented to the Church, in behalf of two little girls- Elaine and Mary McCready "a handsome crystal jug and glass." Mr. Kelly accepted the gift on behalf of the Church. What an antique that crystal would be today! Today, there is no memory of that communion set. The rest of the day was spent at the Gregg home, with true Scotch hospitality for both man and beast. We know not what happened. But by 1886, the will of Agnes Baird, widow of John Baird Sr., gave $300.00 to Missionary societies of the Seneca Congregational Church. Mrs. Margaret Baird Brown willed 80 acres to the Congregational Church in Seneca in 1895. Today this is still known as the Church 80.James Gregg's obituary states "after years of fellowship, disputings arose, Gregg withdrew and united with the Seneca Congregational Church. Later at his request, that membership was dropped". Gregg's funeral service was conducted by the DuBois United Brethren Church.

 
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As to the Church building, Gregg's obituary 1910 states that the Church was "abandoned, an unsightly ruin." Preserved for us today is a snapshot taken in 1930. Soon after the building was cleared away by Henry Hartman and sons. Today, 1970, the prairie has not quite reclaimed the spot where the Church stood. The yard has been cleared of the ugly unsightly growth, free of the hedge that surrounded it. Today it is a calm, well kept location, thanks to Melvin Bredemeier's care. The graves, some surrounded by their original iron fence and with beautiful stately monuments, are silent. For quite a distance, as one travels north on Highway 63, or west on Highway 71, one can see the beautiful Scotch pine tree. It stands near the William Clark grave. William Clark was the last to decease of the original 13.

THE CEMETERY. The Scotch Valley cemetery occupies 2 acres in the extreme SW corner, Sec. 15 TI R12 Nemaha Township of Nemaha Co, Kansas. "Jimmy" Gregg acquired that 1/4 sec. June 4 1872. Not until 1895 do we find record of transfer of the 2 acres to the cemetery association. Today, 1970, the burial plots are well kept by Melvin Bredemeier. He makes prairie hay from the remainder of the 2 acres. There is no fencing, no shrubs, just two trees. A beautiful Scotch pine and a cedar tree. There are some 23 markers and monuments. There are possibly several unmarked graves. The earliest stone is John Baird, 1872, brother-in-law of James Gregg. It seems that Gregg had just acquired that 1/4 Section. We are not sure, but the church with its growing pains may have selected this spot as their Church site and may have done the surveying for graves at this time. There are no recorded burials here, earlier than 1872. Possibly because the 60's and the early 70's was the time of the Scotch settlements. At first the yard was used by the Scotch only, but as neighbors of other nationalities came, that was changed. In the County Register of Deeds office of Nemaha County, this cemetery is recorded as a public burial ground on October 21, 1895. A charter was filed on the state level also. This was learned from the Kansas State Historical Society of Topeka. Eventually, for different reasons no doubt, the Scotch moved away. Several families went to Canada. I believe today that Hila Werner Rilinger is the only one of Scotch lineage that lives near this cemetery. Mr.& Mrs. Dick Rilinger live in Clear Creek Township. This is a copy of a receipt of payment for a lot in the Scotch Valley Cemetery, thanks to Mrs. May Hartman. (Lot for her brother). April 23, 1907, the Scotch Valley Cemetery Association received $5.00 from Albert Whaley for Lot No.43 Block C Eastern Division, the afore said Lot southwest corner, southwest quarter Section 15, Township 1 Range 12. For Samuel Levi Whaley, born June 20, 1903, died June 23, 1903. Signed, John Baker, President. William Clark, Secretary. Scotch Valley Cemetery Association. 

 
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1. James Gregg July 26 1827 - July 17 1910 Jennet Gregg. b. 1820 - d. 1876

2. Jean Goppelt. 4. July 9 1887 aged 72 years

3. John Baird. d. June 14 1872. Aged 50 yr 9m 27days
  Hugh Son. Mar 6 1858 aged 4 yrs 3mo.
 Jean dau.. d. July 26 1885 age 19yr 5mo 8days.
 Agnes wife d. Aug 10 1886 aged 52yrs 11mo 20days

4. Margret Brown. Wife of G. A. Brown. Jan 13 1895 age 37y 6m 1d
 G. A. Brown Oct 1 1896 age 47y 8m 1d

5. Infant son of D.& A. Fisher. d. Feb 14 1885

6. Jennet Gregg. d. May 7 1899 aged 76yrs

7. Eugene E. Baird Mar 17 1857 - Jan 26 1901
  Elsie A. Baird. June 2 1891 - Jan 15 1892
  Infant. Sept 17 1882

8. James McBride Mar 16 1879 64 yrs l0m 4d
 Sarah Gregg McBride w. Feb 9 1888 - 67yrs 11mo 1da
 Wm. McBride son of J & S McBride Sept 21 1874 29yrs 8mo l3days
 William J. son of Wm. & J McBride Feb 2 1875 4 yrs 5mo
 Elisabeth d. J & S McBride. Nov 6 1874 - 19yrs 4mo 1da

9. Wm. Clark Jan 3 1846 - Feb 27 1915
 Marion Wife. Mar 17 184 - Mar 14 1895
 Willie J. son. Apr 21 1879 - 3mo 14da
 Infant Son George R 10mo 10da
 Alice M Sept 21 1886 7mo 8da

9. cont. Infant Werner. Dec 10 1914 (buried in Clark lot) no marker

10. Martha H. Allison. Jan 2 1884 64yrs 5mo 1da

11. Janet Dudey. Aug 18 1888 - Oct 16 1888
 Janet Wife of A. A. Dudey. June 28 1861 - Aug 27 1888

12. Rosella Beyreis wife of Wm. Beyreis  30 187 - June 12 1913
 William. March 19 1865 - Aug 29 19l9

13. Katie Beyreis Apr 20 1907 - Apr 24 1907

14. Willie Beyreis July 18 1894 - May 11 1962

15. Andrew Beyreis Sept 4 1899 - July 7 1969

16. Ernestine Downing 1875-1928

17. Alfreda Downing 1907-1921

18. Alice N. McBride Feb 20 1890 Feb 1 1902

19. Charles W. Garrett Dec 23 1870 - Jan 14 1900

20. Hugh C. McAlpine May 9 1846 - Apr 5 1906. 59yrs 10m 26days

21. Francis G son of F & A Nowak Nov 27 1898 - Jan 22 1905

22. Agness dau of James & Ellen Kelly Feb 17 1885 aged 9 mo

23. Merriam wife or Reuben Sherman Feb 7 1879 aged 72 years

Mrs Alex Kelly died Apr 1890 buried here but no marker. Rosa May Kelly dau of John Kelly, July 26 1898 - July 30 1898.Samuel Levi Whaley June 20 1903 - June 23 1903. No marker.

 
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Details of Scotch Valley other than Scotch. These have markers: The earliest, Merriam, wife of Reuben Sherman, died February 7 1879 aged 72 years. She was buried in the extreme N.E. corner of the west 1/3.Martha Humphrey Allison 64, died in 1884. While here from Council Bluffs, Iowa with her sons Hint, Will and Gus. It was severe mid winter weather, and her body could not be returned to Council Bluffs, where her husband Thomas was buried. One day Florence Fry and I walked through the cemetery. At the Allison stone, Florence said, "64 yrs. I thought she was old. Always in black and stooped. "Charles Garrett died 1900. His wife was or the Scotch Kelly family. William Beyreis, his wife Rosetta Baker, an infant daughter Katie and sons Willie and Andrew. The first burial was the daughter in 1907. The wife Rosetta in 1913, 38yrs. Many years later, William 84yrs. old in 1949. In 1962, the son Willie 68yrs. In 1969, the son Andrew. Beyreis, interested signed deeds to cemetery lots. Downing's lived a mile west of the cemetery in 1921, when the first burial was made. Francis Nowak son of F and A. Nowak. The father was from the St. Benedict vicinity. The mother was of the McAlpine family. Andy Taylor, his wife and family lived on the State line. In 1880, a 3yr. old son was buried in the extreme S.W. corner of the east 1/3. Mr. Taylor died in 1910, and was buried in Scotch Valley. In 1920, when Mrs. Taylor died she was buried in Pawnee City, Nebraska. At this time the Scotch Valley Cemetery was neglected and the husband and son were re-interred at Pawnee City, also. As an example of the disrespect often shown burial places in those years, the opened graves were not filled. Time did that. These names appear in the Scotch Valley record of plots, but there were no markers. John Hanze, F. A. Downing, David Flowers, Albert Whaley, (May Hartman's father), secured a lot in 1907, for an infant buried here. William White is unknown.
 
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McCready

McCready came to Pawnee City 1369 as a Missionary of the United Presbyterian Church, and in that duty preached in different communities for the purpose of organizing a class or church. His words "first saw James Gregg October 1869". That same James Gregg obituary says "in the late 60's preaching services were held in the Baird Schoolhouse. So McCready was the organizer and the only one who preached at Scotch Valley. McCready, a tall Scotsman, with a brogue, was born in Pennsylvania. He joined the Union Army when fifteen, possibly as a drummer boy. Later he saw real service as a real soldier in the Battle of the Wilderness 1861He was ordained in Pawnee City at the United Presbyterian Church in 1871- with a church of 7 members. It is 14 miles from Pawnee City to Scotch Valley. Services were alternate Sundays. Descriptions of those services, Gregg McBride of Lincoln Nebraska writes: (in the Church) "services went all day and evening. They did not have an organ, or any musical instrument (Church discipline forbade that). They sang psalms. Members took turns preaching. One member kept order, using a slender club, which had a rabbit foot or tail nailed to one end. He tickled old sleepers with the tail to awaken them, or cracked the kids with the stick to keep them quiet. "There was a pot-luck lunch at noon, after which they went at the church work again. A presiding elder made regular visits, (McCready) preached a Sunday and kept the Church in line; and gave advice. "One Uncle Jim, according to my father ran the church. After all he gave them land, money and good advice". (quote from Gregg McBride). Now let's hear another- a young girl of McCready's Pawnee Congregation, and this could well be descriptive of the Scotch Valley service. "The little girl stood with the others for the long opening prayer, and wiggled before the loud "Amen". The tall Minister with Scotch accent would announce the psalm; a clear voiced woman standing up front would give the pitch and they all sang as if they meant it. One morning, the sermon was as long as ever, every phrase ending with the familiar "Urr". It had reached its fourthly when there was a loud crash, and the Parson disappeared. The floorboards had given away. How McCready got out the little girl did not see, but with quiet poise, he raised a steady hand for the familiar benediction- "May the love of God be with you always". Next day a $6000.00 subscription was started for the stately ornate building which gave way to our now Medical Clinic in Pawnee City". Now lets hear another little girl of the Scotch Valley Congregation, Sarah Baird of Formoso, Kansas. The McCready's drove to our place in a surrey with a fringe on top, for a two weeks August vacation in their tent on our farm along the banks of the Nemaha. They brought their boat. They went fishing and hunting and enjoyed roasting ears from our corn field. Lowell Liebendorfer says- "McCready wore a plug hat; and that he chewed and spit tobacco. For 36 years he pastorated at Pawnee City. McCready died 1915, following an appendicitis operation. Burial was in Pawnee City". Just why the Scotch Valley Congregation "died" we do not find. Sarah Baird says: "As a child I knew something was wrong. In those days children were not told much".

 
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(A sentence here was undecipherable). The funeral procession filed the 1/2 mile or the road from his home to the Scotch Valley Burial place. His wife had been put there many years before, in 1876. The hearse, bearing his casket was drawn by a team of Clydesdale horses, driven by Barney Rottinghaus. Per Gregg's request, all returned to the home for food for the humans and feed for the horses. Today 1970, Jimmy Gregg was fabulous, whatever that means. Today forgotten, whatever that means. He came to America when he was 25. He lived in Nemaha County Kansas for 53 years. Today the words-fabulous, forgotten, - Are we denying our youth a heritage? (The Seneca Courier March 24, 1876).Mrs. James Gregg (1820-1876) died at the insane asylum in St. Joe the past week. Mr. Gregg was notified of the sad event by telegraph and took the first train east to attend to the disposition of his late wife. Mrs. Gregg had been reported improving. James Gregg (1827-1910) - The Seneca Courier James Gregg was born July 26, 1827, Barr parish, Ayrshire in south western Scotland. His father was William Gregg, a blacksmith. His mother was Meron McMurray. James was the youngest of a family of 11, 6 boys and five girls. He was at home till he was 18. He then hired out by half year till he came to America. His schooling was limited; he attended three months a year, but his last year 6 months. He excelled in mathematics. His mother died when he was 21 (1848). He had long before decided he would go to America. He had saved $100.00, and in 1852 he came to America; directly to Iowa where he worked that first winter for the widow of Alexander Baird at Hohntown. Gregg never returned to Scotland. The day before leaving (1852) he married Mary Ellis. Four days before they were to land in New Orleans, his wife Mary Ellis died and was buried at sea. The trip to America took ten weeks. Gregg was seasick 22 days. The ticket was from Liverpool to New Orleans. His route then may have been up the Mississippi River. In 1855, He married Mrs. Janet Baird Anderson, a sister to John Baird Sr. at Dewitt Iowa, in the eastern part of the state. The second year in Iowa he worked for a railroad on a 300-yard cut in Clinton Co. Iowa at Lyons. Here he lost half his wages because the railroad Company failed. For the next three years he rented a farm in Clinton Co. Iowa, and then came to Kansas in 1857, this part of Iowa was a line of travel for pioneers of those days, as it is today a super highway across U.S.A. Gregg bought his homestead off one of General H. Lanes men, paying $80 for his claim. His perfected title cost Gregg $500.00.The final payment was made at the Kickapoo Land office. Gregg borrowed this money of Mrs. M. Draney and Samuel Lappin. He paid Mrs. Draney 38%interest and Lappin 60%. Years later Gregg bought land until he had 1200 acres. He sold two 80's and two quarters. He gave 7 forties to the Baird children under an agreement he had with his second wife. He had 440 acres for his final farm home. Gregg was treasurer of Nemaha Township ten years. He was a justice of the peace and married five couples. He never had a trial in his court. He was a Democrat. was followed to America by his sisters- Mrs. Agnes Kelly, widow of Alexander Kelly; Mrs. Sarah McBride and Miss Jennet Gregg. The Kelly family consisted of John, James, Sarah- Mrs Hugh McAlpine, Agnes- Mrs. David Fisher. The McBride family, Mrs. William Fisher, Janet Feree. They settled on Turkey Creek and the neighborhood became known as Scotch Valley. Others coming from Scotland and
 
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joining the colony were- John Baird, Robert Fairbairn, the Fishers David, James and Andrew; William Clark, Samuel Clark and David Clark- Samuel Clark worked for Mr. Gregg, David Clark for Mrs. Baird. The others bought land and improved homes. Other neighbors were Juste Aziere and the Allisons. The Scotch Valley settlement was of Christian heritage, and in the late 60r5 had preaching services at the Baird schoolhouse, supplied by Verne United Presbyterian Church of Pawnee City (Rev. Robert McCready). 4 behind the settlement was completed in 1872, the Scotch Valley church was organized with Gregg and William McBride as elders. There was a membership of 13. McCready preached alternate Sundays. Gregg was Superintendent. About 1875 the Fisher and McBride saw mill was operating on the Hicks place, and the congregation decided to build a Church. Gregg gave land for the church and graveyard. By later agreement the graveyard was made public. All the rough lumber and framing was sawed at this mill. In 1876 a church was built and occupied for years, with the congregation harmonious, Gregg contributed liberally, not only to the building and its furnishing, but to its support afterward; and if there happened to be a deficiency at any time on a salary or anything else, he was always ready to reduce it. But, after years of good fellowship and success, disputings among the members arose, and Mr. Gregg withdrew, and united with the Congregational Church of Seneca. Unable to attend regularly, by his request, his name was dropped from the Church roll a few year's ago. In 1910, at the date of this obituary, the Scotch Valley Church abandoned is an unsightly ruin. William Clark is the last member of the original list. Funeral services for James Gregg were held at the home at 10 A.M. Tuesday July 19, by Rev. A. Payne Preacher of the DuBois United Brethren in Christ Church. Singers were a male quartette from DuBois. The hearse was drawn by a pair of Clydesdale horses driven by Barney Rottinghaus. Pall Bearers were Mr H. Allison, Hugh Draney, R. M. Gugerty, Thomas Carlin, R.I. Scott, and Andy Williamson. Interment- at Scotch Valley, the procession extending from the house to the cemetery. As Gregg had requested, and as was family custom, all returned to the home for food for humans and feed for beasts. Followed in that obituary in the Seneca Courier, tributes by various friends, (abbreviated) J.E. Taylor, ----a nice old man
Joseph W. Dennison ----Honorable
Richard Johnson ----a good man
John Draney, ----I would go to him, and he would sit down and tell his old jokes and yarns
Thomas Rogers ----compared our ages. Gregg was at our home when I was born
John E. Smith ----at the county seat election in 1858 I challenged his vote, as he was not yet naturalized.
Mrs. Charles Aziere ----he sold us a horse when we had nothing to pay
Abijah Wells ---- his life and character, a priceless heritage.
Michael Hanz ---- he loaned money without interest
Rev. R.J. McCready ----I first knew him October 1869. He mourned in silence for his wife - emotions too deep and too sacred to be shared.
 
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James Gregg living at his farm north of Seneca is the last living of a family of eleven. His sister Jennet who made her home with him since 1875, died last Sunday evening-May 7, 1899. She was buried in the Scotch Valley Cemetery the following Tuesday. Mr Gregg was the youngest of the family, his sister now dead was next in age. The family were natives of the parish of Barr, Ayrshire Scotland. Miss Gregg was the youngest was born in 1823, being at the time of death just passed 76 years of age. She lived in Australia 1858-1874, and came from there to America and Nemaha County via the old Scotland home in 1875.Brought up in the Established church of Scotland, she afterwards joined the Free Church of Scotland. On the formation of the Scotch Valley Presbyterian Church she joined that and lived the balance of her days in membership. The funeral was at the Gregg house, the service was under the direction of Rev. C.H. Bente of Seneca; singing was under the direction or James Fisher, who with his wife Carrie down from Pawnee City to attend, and show love for their old neighbor and relative. The Psalms were used for the songs, and the general participating in the singing by the congregation showed an old time love for this old time love for this neighboring love, born of old acquaintance with the deceased. In the Cemetery the funeral took the form of a reunion to many, as friend after friend passed the tombstones of those long since "gathered to their Fathers", and whose life time was recalled and the days of "auld lang syne" came back to memory. Scotch Valley has always been noted for its neighborhood affection and hospitality. A funeral occasion like the death of Miss Gregg brought an opportunity of the old-time good cheer that is so much a part of the old Scotch life. All friends from a distance were invited to remain for dinner. Three large tables were spread at the house and these were seated three times before all who had accepted the invitation to dinner were seated. Miss Gregg will be missed more than any other in the old neighborhood gatherings. She was the life of the Valley and none could match her in good cheer and joking. But, in it all she was a devout, matter-of-fact Christian who believed every word of the Bible just as it is written. Her vitality was wonderful and remained until the last. She had been sick during the winter but with return of spring she was up and about again, and uncle "Jim" often remark that his sister would yet outlive him. But exposure to the weather last Friday brought her down again. Peace to her ashes!

THE FISHERS THREE

Jimmy Gregg's obituary says, "others coming from Scotland and joining the colony were the Fishers David, James and Andrew". Elizabeth Shackelford's letter, 1971, says; James was the oldest, David was next William Andrew the youngest. She did not know when these brothers came to Scotch Valley. The three came together, she thought. James and David with their families went to Canada in 1903. William Andrew and his bride went to New Zealand. Their marriages: James Fisher 28 married Margaret McBride 21, April 24, 1874 at the home of William McBride. David Fisher married Agnes Kelly, December 28, 1877 by the Rev. R.J. McCready. William Andrew Fisher 28 married Barbara McBride 33 July 21, 1877William and David filed naturalization intentions March 26, 1872. So, was the early 70's the time of their coming? James and David had the NW 1/4 of Sec. 17, in Nemaha Township dated May 24 1884.

 
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James McBride, May 12, 1814 March 16, 1879.
Sarah Gregg McBride, his wife, March 8, 1820-February 9, 1888.
The James McBride family came to America in 1874 from Scotland. Sarah
Baird of Formoso, Kansas remembers her mother (Georgina) telling that the family landed in Boston and some of the family had measles.
They were quarantined in Boston until the children were well.
Their family:
1. Barbara McBride Fisher 1857-
2. Andrew McBride 1851-1933 
3. William McBride 1845-1874
4. Elisabeth McBride 1855-1874 
5. Marian Mc Bride Clark 1847-1895 
6. Georgiana McBride Baird 1860-1918 
7. Margaret McBride Fisher 1853- 
8. Janet McBride Feree 
9. James McBride
10. John McBride
Seneca News Paper 1974: ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO L. Cohen sold James Gregg eight tickets for passengers from Scotland to Seneca. Purchasers were the parents, brothers and sister of John McBride of Turkey Creek. (4-25-74)

From the Seneca paper, March 21, 1879.
During the wind last Thursday, a prairie fire got into the barn of James McBride on Turkey Creek and in attempting to rescue a horse from the stable, Mr. McBride was so badly burned that he died on Sunday. A number of hogs and chickens and a lot or farm machinery were burned. Mr. McBride was a valued citizen of Turkey Creek and the family has our sympathy.

The home was in the mile north of the cemetery, located as NE 1/4 Section 16, TI, R12. Burials at Scotch Valley Cemetery are James and wife Sarah, their daughter Elisabeth, their son William and William J. the son of William and J. McBride.

1. Barbara McBride married William Andrew Fisher, and as a bride went to New Zealand to live. She never returned to America. She had a family of six: four boys and two girls. One daughter Laura had correspondence with Sarah Baird. This daughter was married to a Presbyterian minister, Bower Black; and in 1920 their address was The Manse at Dargaville in Northern New Zealand.

2. Andrew McBride came to America April 2, 1871. He was a single man, who came to find a home for the family. The family came in 1874. With them came Jane McIntyre, who in two days became Andrew's bride. They lived seven years on Turkey Creek and then moved south of Seneca. Andrew was born April 10, 1851 and died May 15, 1933 aged 82. Jane McIntyre McBride, September 16, 1850 - September 18, 1935 aged 85. They are buried at Seneca. They were married June 19, 1874. Their family of eight:
James or "Jay", Aug. 15, 1875 - January 29, 1934. He lost his life when the threshing machine engine crashed a Turkey Creek bridge.

John McBride May 24, 1877 - June 14, 1968 in California. Age 91.
Sarah McBride Sneed October 13, 1879 - July 17, 1967. 87 years.
Ivy A. McBride July 18, 1881
William McBride June 15, 1885

 
SCOTCH VALLEY. Written by: Mabel Ord. 1970

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