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Catherine Holden Todd Dryburgh

Catherine Holden Todd Dryburgh

Catherine Holden Todd was born 12 April 1838 in Dysart Parish, Fife, Scotland, the second of four daughters to Alexander 'Sandy' Todd, a linen weaver, and Margaret Melville.

She was married in Dysart Parish on 4 January 1858 to Walter Dryburgh, a coal miner of Wemyss Parish, and immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1869 aboard the S.S. Columbia with her husband and five children.

Submitted by Stephen Dryburgh, great great grandson

The Dryburgh family settled in Allegheny County, and raised an additional six children born in America. Catherine passed away 22 Dec 1926, and is buried in Churchill Cemetery in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania. The date of the photo is unknown.


Walter Watt Dryburgh

Thanks for this picture. Her son, Walter Watt Dryburgh, was married to my great-great-grandfather's sister, Jane Morgan. Many of the Morgans and Dryburghs are buried in Churchill.

Dryburgh Family from Fife

I just recently found that my 4th Great Grandfather Robert Marshall was living with a Ann Dryburgh and her daughter Helen, in the 1851 Census for Dysart Fife. He was listed as boarder. Have you heard of this person Ann Dryburgh? I am having a hard time finding out information on Robert Marshall. I can't figure out why he lived as a boarder there. There may have been some connection that I am not seeing. He was 44 and she was 28. You can email me at It maybe a long shot but I thought I would ask.


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