LIVINGSTON, Christina Campbell (1789)
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|Christina Campbell Livingston|
|Full name||Christina Campbell Livingston|
|Born||February 14 1789|
|Place of birth||Fordell, Dalgety, Fife, Scotland|
|Died||October 12 1876|
|Place of death|| Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Birth and Childhood in Scotland
Not much is known about Christina's birth and childhood. The birth record for Christina appears on page 605 of the Dalgety parish records. It reads:
- "Christian lawful daughter of Robt Livistone & Ann Campbell was born 14 Feby. 1789
With no personal record of her childhood, we can only speculate about conditions based on the written record of others about the surrounding area and conditions...
No parish record has been for the marriage of Christina and James. The only known written record was recorded by their grandson James in his Millennial Star books where he records that they were married October 9th, 1807. The fact that no parish record has been found documenting their birth has led some to speculate that their marriage was irregular, perhaps due to their being first cousins.
As with Christina's childhood, very little is known about her married life...
Raising Her Grandchildren
Christina was left a widow a few months short of her 32nd wedding anniversary, when James died in July 1839. Ten years later, in 1849, her oldest son Archibald and his 2nd wife Jean died within three months of each other, leaving Christina to raise their seven living children (Jane having died in 1847).
Conversion and Baptism
- very soon after death of son & daughter-in-law - Granny baptized first? - other family baptized - some family not baptized?
Life in Salt Lake City
Death and Legacy
- History of Christina Campbell Livingston by Margaret Mae Bergeson Livingston
- Tribute to Christina Campbell Livingston by Ronald B. Livingston
- Link about Shotts
- Link about Iron Works
- Granny's find a grave page