I would like to have contact with anyone descended from or researching Andrew Harkness and his wife, Jane Simpson. Andrew Harkness (son of Angus Harkness and wife, Margaret Turnbull) was born 4 June 1785 and died March 14, 1868 age 83. He married Jane Simpson April 2, 1815 in Sanquhar Parish. Jane Simpson (daughter of William Simpson and Margaret Moffat) was born in approximately 1782 and died October 6, 1887 age 95. They lived in Kirkconnel Parish, Dumfriesshire, Scotland.
The children of Andrew Harkness and wife, Jane Simpson were:
James Reid Harkness (born 2 Feb. 1816 Kirkconnel Parish, died March 8, 1883 in Kirkconnel Village). He married Mary Chisholm (daughter of John Chisholm & wife, Agnes McCrone). They lived in Kirkconnel Parish.
Margaret Harkness (born 10 Dec. 1818 Kirkconnel Parish, died November 11, 1887 age 68 at New Cumnock). Married John Patrick and lived in New Cumnock Parish, Ayrshire. Death Index: died 1887, registered at New Cumnock.
Jane Harkness (born 20 May 1820 Kirkconnel Parish, died May 14, 1914 age 93 Kirkconnel Parish). Death Index: died 1914, registered at Kirkconnel.
Isabella/Isobel Harkness (born 28 May 1822 or 1823 Kirkconnel Parish, died August 18, 1898 age 75 Kirkconnel Parish). Church of Scotland records show her birth as 1823 but information owned by the Sloan family shows the date as 1822. She did not marry. She had two illegitimate children: Marion and William Harkness. Death Index Isobel/Isabella died 1898, registered at Kirkconnel. William was born in approximately 1860.
Marion Harkness was born 8 June 1857 (father’s name: George Shankland). Marion may have died May 11, 1895 age 37 and may have married Robert Walker. If she did marry Robert their children were: Mary Jane Isabella (died May 18, 1885 age 7 months), Robert (died December 13, 1888 age 11 months), Agnes (died December 23, 1883?), Robert (died February14, 1895 age 14 months), and Andrew Harkness (died in infancy).
Anne Harkness (born 18 July 1825 Kirkconnel Parish, died November 6, 1896 at Trowdale farm, Kirkcudbrightshire). Death Index: died 1896, registered at Crossmichael. She married James Graham.
Angus Harkness (born 17 July 1827 Kirkconnel Parish, died March 30, 1886 Sanquhar Parish) He married twice. Death Index: Angus died 1886, registered at Sanquhar.
Marion Harkness (born 5 Dec. 1829 Kirkconnel Parish, died September 23, 1854?)
William Harkness (born 24 Dec. 1831 Kirkconnel Parish, died July 9, 1832 age 6 months).
Still born daughter (born and died September 1833 Kirkconnel Parish).
Williamenia Harkness (born 20 March1835 Kirkconnel Parish, died December 14, 1858 in Anderston, Glasgow). Death Index: Williamenia died 1858, registered at Anderston, Glasgow. She married a Frew. Her son, William Frew died in Glasgow March 1, 1859 age 13 weeks.
Mary Harkness was born 22 October 1834 or 1837 in Kirkconnel Parish, Dumfriesshire. (headstone: died at Liverpool March 16, 1899 age 59)
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