My great great grandfather David Jamieson was married to Mary Livingston whose mother’s cousin was David Livingstone the missionary explorer who traveled to Africa and named Victoria Falls. Remember Dr. Livingstone I presume? Mary’s mother was Flora Livingston who married a relative Archibald Livingston. (I know!) Flora’s father was John Livingston. I have a Bible that was given to Mary Livingston from her grandfather John Livingston, 1850 Arigoan Farm.
The Psalms of David from John Livingston to Mary Livingston 1850
The farm is still there in Arigoan and so is the Livingston Cemetery.
The Livingston Headstone and the Arigoan Farm in Scotland
My Aunt Flora told me stories of how David Livingstone’s father was a tea merchant and when he would visit my relatives in Scotland he would read letters from David the missionary.
Wool tassels that my ancestor made were used to barter to free slave girls in Africa. My aunt said she remembers seeing some of the tassels. As a teenager I had many wool skirts with beautiful plaids and one long grey skirt that were handed down. How I wish I still had those skirts. I don’t know what happened to them.
David and Mary Jamieson came to America and settled in Gloucester, NJ. They had 7 children.
The Jamieson Sisters and Archie at the beach!
My great grandmother Flora Livingston Jamieson married Dr. John Beek.
(When I did my research I called the Livingstone museum in Glasgow and they told me it was common for the e to be dropped. When I told them about the Bible I had she commented my ancestors were very intelligent to be able to read and write at that time.)
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