I Am trying to research my husbands family from him mother's side since his grandfathers death most of the history died with him, right now i know his father was a well known doctor in Augusta in the early 1900's Dr. Roland McKay. i also know that somewhere they came from the highlands in Scotland. i also know that the Dr grew up in Bowdoinham his parents were Greenwood and Ida does anyone have any further links?

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Judging from census records, Greenwood seems to have been the son of Peter and Emily F. (Morton) McKay of Vassalboro. Peter was born in Maine, and died 23 May 1885, aged 70 years, 9 months, according to his gravestone in Union Cemetery, Vassalboro. This places his date of birth at about Aug. 1814. A Peter McKay, born 16 Aug. 1814, was recorded in Windsor to Henry and Sarah McKay. (Sarah's maiden name was possibly Thomson)

Henry was born about 1781-2 in Ireland, and was living in China, Kennebec, Maine, as late as 1860. There were two other McKays living in Kennebec County in 1820. John McKay of Hallowell was, according to his naturalization record, born 1786 in County Down, Ireland. This was in what is now Northern Ireland, suggesting that he was "Scotch-Irish." Henry lived in Malta (later Windsor) in 1820, as did a Peter McKay. Peter's naturalization record also gives his place of birth as Ireland. It's possible that these McKays were brothers or cousins. All three had sons named "Peter."

Here are a few records you may be interested in. 

Roland Mckay's Father in Law "Aldebert Clark" Obit 25 Oct 1923 Daily Kennebec Journal.

Emily McKay death/vital record.

A brother and sister of Ida B Mckay. Mrs Hackett obit from Portland Press Herald 14 May  1950. And Brother Lyman Obit from Portland Press Herald 30 Dec 1950

Hope this helps you on a great start for his research, I did find many articles on the doctor, But he seems to have disappeared after 1965.


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