I am a Rae, descended from William Rae of Ecclefechan. His son was Robert Rae born in 1842, married to Kate Stiff in Halifax England in 1872. Their son was James Robert Rae born in 1884 in Elland England and he married Anne Hepworth. Their son was Robert Hanson Rae born in Huddersfield England in 1910 and he came to the USA in 1920. My father is James Frank Rae born in Maine USA in 1946. And I am Sandra.
I would hope to learn the year of William Rae's birth and his birthplace. One would assume it was somewhere near Ecclefechan circa 1820, but assuming gets me nowhere fast. Any ancestors further back would prove of interest too. Thank you for any assistance you offer.
Query posted by : Sandra Rae