I would like to have contact with anyone descended from or researching John Chisholm Harkness and his wife, Barbara Shankland. John, son of James Reid Harkness and his wife Mary Chisholm, was born 8 February 1856 and died 2 November 1935. He married Barbara Shankland on 17 June 1881 in Kirkconnel Parish but they lived most of their married life in Sanquhar Parish. Barbara (daughter of George Shankland and Agnes Morrison) was born 29 January 1861 and died 4 September 1938.
The children of John Chisholm Harkness and his wife, Barbara Shankland were:
Mary Chisholm Harkness, born 28 Nov. 1881 (birth index: born 1881 at Kirkconnel), who married and may have lived in Leadhills
Agnes, born 24 May 1883 (birth index: born 1883 at Kirkconnel), died 10 April 1957 unmarried.
Jane (birth index: born 1885 at Sanquhar), died 29 July 1970, married John Brown Ballantyne (died 10 March 1960). Their only child was Jean Ballantyne, who married Mr. Henderson.
Janet Shankland Harkness, born 9 Sept. 1887 (birth index: born 1887 at Sanquhar), died 5 March 1949 unmarried.
Elizabeth Hastings Harkness (birth index: born 1889 at Sanquhar); died 18 Nov. 1957 unmarried.
James Reid Harkness (birth index: born 1892 at Sanquhar), died 10 May 1960 unmarried.
George Shankland Harkness (birth index: born 1896 at Sanquhar), died 6 June 1981 unmarried.
John Chisholm Harkness (birth index: born 1899 at Sanquhar); death index: died 1899 age 0 at Sanquhar.
John Chisholm Harkness (birth index: born 1901 at Sanquhar), died 4 Dec. 1981 unmarried.
Angus Harkness. He may have lived in Glasgow or Edinburgh.
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