MAY 5 2020
Jean was the oldest of 14 children. John was the oldest of 10. Both had helped raise their siblings. Perhaps that’s why they both wanted a large family. It’s what they knew. So, after they married in 1828, John and Jean had 11 children of their own.?
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2 died in infancy.?
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Losing a day-old child was hard enough. But losing a 5-month-old was devastating.?
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John and Jean had some neighbors in Paisley, Scotland. The McCormicks and the Campbells.?
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The McCormicks were stricken with cholera. They both died, leaving a 2 year-old girl behind. The little toddler, Anna, went to live with her aunt. But the aunt died of cholera too. Anna was passed from stranger to stranger to orphanage.?
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The Campbells moved to Australia, and left their little girl behind. Mary wasn’t even a year old.?
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2 orphaned baby girls. ?
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Jean and John took them in. They raised them. They loved them. They gave them a home.?
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Jean and John Leishman were my 5th Great Grandparents. ?
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This week we pay tribute to mothers. Jean was an incredible mother of 11, plus 2 angels in Heaven.?
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Who do you know that took someone in??
Today’s cufflink is: FAMILY TIES. @ Paisley Scotland