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When Daniel McLeod Lockhart was a young boy he was reared in the home of his mother's people, the McLeods. His father, also named Daniel Lockhart, was a seaman and probably failed to return from one of his sea voyages. The sea was dangerous and many who made their living off the sea lost their lives. The name Daniel McLeod Lockhart, was such a long name tht the 'Lockhart' was dropped from it and he was raised as Danny McLeod. That is the name he went by, even to being married under the name of Daniel McLeod, and it wasn't untill about 1866, or before 1869 when he left Scotland to come to this country, did he again add his rightfull name 'Lockhart'.
In the Holytown Branch Records of the Latter Day Saints church in Scotland (at the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City) it says Daniel McLeod and Margaret Glen were married the 14 March 1854 by Edward Martin, an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
It was the second marriage for both of these people. Daniel McLeod first married Elizabeth Cunningham. The Low Paisley, Renfrew, Scotland parish record at the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake gives this entry: "Daniel McLeod age 21, Weaver, Low Parish, Calside, and Elizabeth Cunningham, Low Parish, Calside, proclaimed 26 September 1845, number of days proclaimed 3 Married 15 October 1845 by Reverand Robert Cairns." There were no children to this union as far as is known. It was only a short while till Daniel was alone again. Then he met Margaret Glen Muir, a young widow with two daughters, Helen and Euphemie, and a son John. One other child, Thomas Glen, born 13 September 1850, had died in infancy. Margaret Glen had been married to John Muir, but he died 2 August 1852, leaving her with these small children to care for.
When Margaret Glen and Daniel McLeod were married, Margaret's oldest child, Helen, was eight years old. She was born 6 or 26 February 1846, at Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The second child, Euphemie, was a little past five years of age. She was born on the 20 December 1848, at Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland. The youngest child, John, was born 14 August 1852, just twelve days after the death of his father.
Daniel McLeod's and Margaret's first child, a son, was born in 1855 and was named Brigham Young, but died when two years old. It was at Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, 5 April 1857, after sixteen days of measles.
It was just one month and eight days before this that the second son was born to Daniel and Margaret. This little son was Daniel, who was born 25 February 1857 at Motherwell. Though he had lost one small brother, he still had his older brother John, and two sisters to love and make a fuss over him.
It tells us in "Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Scotland", that Motherwell is a village in the parish of Dalziel, middle ward of the county of Lanark and is two miles (N.E. by E) from Hamilton. It lies on the Eastern border of Hamilton parish and on the East side of the river Clyde; and derives its name from an ancient well dedicated to "our Lady". The inhabitants are chiefly weavers, dependent upon Glasgow for work. The well partly supplies the village with water.
When Daniel was about two years and eight months old, a little baby sister was born, 29 October 1859, at Rumbling Sykes, Lanarkshire, Scotland. She was given the name of Margaret. Most church records list her as being born at Rumbling Sykes, others say Hamilton. Also another sister, Mary, born 21 June 1861 is listed as being born at Rumbling Sykes; other records just say Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
The third sister, Elizabeth Marshall, was born at Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland 23 May 1863, but died when four years of age, 16 June 1867. The fourth and youngest sister was Janet, born 7 June 1866 at West Calder, Edinburgh Conference of Church, Midlothian County Scotland.
Daniel McLeod Lockhart