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!

Alexander McGregor

(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



Alexander McGregor

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 & Deborah Smith.

Alexander McGregor Obit

Back to Town of Florida Section

Back to Back to Obits Bulletin Board 8

Back to Montgomery County NYGenWeb

Created 4/26/02
opyright © 2002 Nancy Robinson
All Rights Reserved.