William Kirkton, in company with his wife and an intimate friend, George McKay, came to America in 1835, bidding farewell to his native Scotland. They sailed in the “Lady of the Lake,” which was soon after lost. He settled in Clearcreek Township, but afterward removed to Ruggles Township, where he purchased eighty acres of land, but sold this soon and bought one hundred and forty acres in Clearcreek Township. They have had nine children, six of whom are living. Mr. Kirkton still resides in Savannah, in apparently good health for one of his years, being seventy-six years old.
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