Here is what I have on my mystery Samuel Ewing.
Born abt. 1780, Died abt. 1812
Born in Ireland, probably Tyrone Co, but still looking for proof of the location.
Died 1812 -probably in the war at the battle of Salamanca.
A war under Wellington.
(I have tried to search for a list of Wellington's casualties, there were over 5000, but have been unable to find anything- can anyone point me to a link?).
Samuel married Emilia Blaney, in Ireland.
My information says they had at least one son, named Mathew Ewing, born 1806 in Ireland. I have a lot of info on this Mathew.
The story seems to be that Mathew was taken to Scotland about 1812-1813 with either his mom, or his aunt or uncle on his father's side. Where he remained for the rest of his life.
Mathew Married Mary Davidson (1810-1860) and they had at least 6 children, who were all born in Ayr Scotland.
Ann Ewing b.1838
Samuel Ewing b.1840
Agnes Ewing b.1842
Mathew Ewing b. abt 1843
Margaret Newberry Ewing b.1844
Agnes Lang Ewing b.1851
(I think this last Agnes may have been a niece, but no proof)
Mathew died at Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, on 5 April 1870.
BACK TO SAMUEL...
His parents were,
Mathew Ewing and Ann Kelly, both of Ireland, probably Tyrone.
This family had roots in Scotland, but I believe Mathew and Ann were both born in Ireland. I have family history that tells me Samuel's parents names, no documented proof other then that yet.
Samuel Ewing's siblings were:
-James Ewing b. 1785 Ireland, d.1876 Pike River, Quebec, Canada. (Married Jean Piercy in Ary Scotland before going to Canada)
-Nancy Anne Ewing b.1790 Ireland, d. 1865, Holiday Creek, Iowa, USA (she married John Lang in Scotland, and lived in Bruce Mines, Ontario prior to residing in Iowa.)
- Robert Ewing* b.1797 Ireland, d. Feb 1869 Volga, Clayton County, Iowa, USA. (married Mary Williamson in Murkirk, Ayr, Scotland before going to USA about 1853).
* There has been some speculation that this Robert Ewing might have been a son of Samuel Ewing and Emilia Blaney, a brother to Mathew, however, to date my research leans towards this Robert being Samuel's Brother, not son.
I do have more info on the decendents, if anyone wants to contact me for that...
I sure would like anyone with more info about Samuel, Mathew, and Ann Kelly, to contact me to.