OBIT of ALEXANDER MCGREGOR
Towns of Florida & Amsterdam
Montgomery County, New York
The Obituary and photo Alexander McGregor, born in the Town of Florida, was graciously contributed
by his great-great granddaughter Nancy Robinson!
(son of Duncan McGregor, b. 1776, Scotland & Ann McGregor, b.1786, Scotland, dau of Coll
McGregor & Katherine McGrigor?)
b. Sept 15, 1809, Florida Twp, Montgomery Co, NY
d. March 30, 1896, Amsterdam, Montgomery Co, NY
THE AMSTERDAM DAILY DEMOCRAT, Monday, March 30, 1896
Sept 15, 1809 - March 30, 1896
Florida Twp, Montgomery Co., NY
Alexander Mac Gregor died about 10 o'clock this morning at his home, 20 Grove
Street, aged 86 years, after an illness extending over a period of about one
month. Mr. MacGregor was born on the MacGregor homestead in the town of Florida,
Sept 15, 1809 where he resided and followed the occupation of a farmer until 1886
when he removed to this city retiring from active pursuits. His father, Duncan
MacGregor, was born near Glasgow, Scotland and came to this country when a young
man. Shortly after his arrival he married Ann, daughter of Call MacGregor, and
they had four sons. Daniel, Alexander, John, and Robert. The deceased was married
March 3, 1836 to Deborah Smith of the town of Perth. They had two daughters.
Helen A. who died at the age of 13 and Martha Ann who married John B. Thompson
and who now resides on the MacGregor homestead. June 24, 1855, Mr. MacGregor
married for his second wife, Rebecca, only daughter of Jacob G. Putman of the
town of Glen. By this union he had three children. Frances who married Lewis A.
Castor of the town of Florida, Margaretta, married to Jacob McClumpha of Florida
and John Alexander MacGregor of the tailoring firm of MacGregor & Schuyler, of
this city. Mr. MacGregor had two uncles who lost their lives in the war of 1812.
His ancestry is Scotch on both sides. His widow is granddaughter of Captain
Garret Putman of revolutionary war fame.
Mr. Mac Gregor was a highly esteemed citizen, being widely known throughout the
town of Florida, where he had long resided, and during the time that he made
Amsterdam his home he gained a wide circle of friends who will regret to learn of
his death. The funeral will be held from the house at 4 o'clock, Wednesday
afternoon. Rev. Dr. C.H. Baldwin of the Second Presbyterian church officiating,
and will be private in consequence of the serious illness of Mrs. MacGregor. The
interment will be made in Green Hill.
Transcription by Nancy Robinson, g-g granddaughter of Alexander McGregor &