|Courtesy of the family of Maggie McPherson Burmeister|
I am so thankful for the Cairncross descendants that have contacted me about this picture featured on yesterday's blog post. Alexander and Janet(Stewart) Cairncross, featured in yesterday's blog, were the great-great-grandparents of both women with whom I have been in contact today. I also learned that William Cairncross was the son of Alexander and Jessie.
I don't know if I am any closer to determining the connections between these families, but I certainly have more puzzle pieces on the board today than I had yesterday. And for that I am thankful.
(Note RE: Mrs. Alexander Cairncross: One Cairncross descendant called her Jessie, another said that she was called Jennette and Janet, but that her gravestone carries the name Janet. I have therefore changed the name to Janet Cairncross, as that seems to be most correct.