I’ve managed to finish “The story of Joseph Strachan b. abt. 1833 and Jeannie Haddow b. abt. 1834, and their children”, and it can be found under the Strachan tab above.
There must have been a lot of sadness in my great grandparents Joseph and Jeanie’s lives as they were to lose many of their children, both in childhood and as young adults. Marrying in Kilwinning, they moved from coal mine to coal mine until settling in Crookedholm, where they saw out their lives and had many relatives living close by. Hopefully that added much joy to their lives too.