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David Livingstone Connection

2019-04-30 Home&Family No comment

David Livingstone was born on Ulva Island in 1813 and later moved to Blantyre on the outskirts of Glasgow for economic reasons because his father could not support his growing family on the island. He wrote a lot about Livingstone's life in Scotland and Africa, and he should abolish slavery.

My interest in the explorer is that my great-grandmother, Ann Livingstone, is said to be related to David, but I can't confirm this. Ann's father was considered a French soldier. She died in the French War around 1815 before she was born or when she was still a baby. One clue about Ann's father's name is that her son Robert Stewart named one of his sons, William Livingstone Stewart, and there is a pattern in the family that some of their children are behind relatives.

Ann married William Stewart in Old or New Kilpatrick in 1834. They have four children, Margaret, John, Robert and Janet.

As far as the family of David Livingstone is concerned, he has three uncles and three aunts. They are; Richard, Mary, John, Charles, Margaret and Catherine.

Generations have long claimed that Ann Livingstone’s father is the brother of David’s father and he will become the cousin of Ann and David. No trace of Ann was found in the records of the David family tree obtained from the David Livingstone Center in Blantyre, Scotland. Since the record was incomplete before 1855, the family tree of the famous explorer has also been completed, which is not certain. Can Ann's father be the brother of David Livingstone's grand father? The explorer's genealogy is incomplete and there is not much information about his grandparents and others.

As Ann's father participated in the French war, I found that some Livingstones fought and died in these wars around 1815, but they did not list any family information in their details. As mentioned earlier, Ann's father may be William Livingstone. While studying a military website, I found several William Livingstones who died in the French war, but did not list the details of their family.

As new information is added to the ancestral website, the missing parts of our genealogy will undoubtedly be surfaced at some stage. At the same time, the search is still going on.

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