Margaret Williamson

F, #10015, b. 25 September 1825, d. 31 October 1875
ChartsPedigree - John's mother Alice Roberta Marie Snook
Reference1G Grm, W15
Birth*25 September 1825 Margaret Williamson was born on 25 September 1825 at Bantry, Ireland; backed into from age at death, plus age 44 in 1870 census. 
Marriage*28 August 1842 She married Francis Alexander Bonnard, son of John Bonnard and Margaret Murray, on 28 August 1842 at probably, New York; Bible says: Francis Alexander Bonnard of Glasgow Scotland to Margaret Williamson of Bantry Ireland, Augst 28th, 1842.
Not found on SLC 1023301, NY County Marriages.1 
Immigration*3 June 1849 Margaret Williamson and Francis Alexander Bonnard immigrated on 3 June 1849; Family tradition is that he came around "the Horn" with his printing press in 1849, and that she came "across the Isthmus of Panama, and that blacks carried them ashore. This is backed up by the Society of California Pioneers Archives Record v.5 p.38 that gives is date of arrival in California, that it was via Cape Horn, and that he died in San Francisco 6 Mar 1879.
     The note added to the bottom of the Society of CA Pioneers form says the data was obtained partly for records of the Society, and partly from a "biographical sketch of Mr Bonnard's life in the 'Alta' March 8, 79" (presumably 1879). 
(InHomeOf) Census18701870 Margaret Williamson appeared on the 1870 census in the household of Francis Alexander Bonnard, pg 87 #634-1018 , San Francisco Ward 4, San Francisco Co., California. Her info on the census included - Bonnard, Margaret 44 b.Ireland keeping house. 
Death*31 October 1875 Margaret Williamson died on 31 October 1875 at San Francisco Co., California, at age 50; age 50 1 mo 5 days.1 
Burial* She was buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery, San Francisco Co., California; Nov 2, 1875,-5-3-S.F (unsure what latter means, but may be location in cemetery.)2 


Francis Alexander Bonnard b. 12 Aug 1816, d. 6 Mar 1879
Last Edited9 Sep 2009


  1. [S165] Bonnard Family Bible - "The Illuminated Bible" with cover picture of Trinity Church New York City - also some loose pages found therein Harper & Brothers: 82 Cliff St, New York, 1846, My Evd # 165.
  2. [S163] Register of removals, 1865-1906, Odd Fellows Cemetery A-Q, SLC 975836, pg 32, My Evd # 163.