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MCHARG  before 1832 Maghera  1998-05-31  Cristine Clarke 
John Hill McHarg, was born in 1863 in Maghera Ireland which is in the county Derry or Londonderry in Northern Ireland. John Hill had a brother Robert Alexander and a sister Sarah. He also had six or seven half siblings. John's mother was Anna McDougal of Glasgow Scotland. His father was Archibald McHarg born in 1832 in Maghera. Archibald emigrated to Missouri in 1880 or 1881 following his older brother Thomas who had arrived some years before.

Archibald and Thomas' father was reputed to be named John McHarg and I speculate he was born circa 1800 - 1810 probably in Maghera as well. Legend has it that he had been educated to be a Presbyterian minister but gambled away the family fortune instead. It is possible that his last name was actually Graham and that in the shame of his debt he spelled it backwards to become a McHarg.

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