Paton family and Covenantor connection
I am trying to find out more about my great-great-grandfather Andrew Paton (born Aberdeen ca1805- died in Oudtshoorn, South Africa in 1876). There are several family stories about a connection with Captain John Paton, a Covenantor of Meadowhead, Fenwick, executed at Edinburgh April 25, 1684. I have Andrew Paton's marriage certificate to Jane Yeats on June 13, 1837 in Cape Town, and his death certificate dated Aug 8, 1876 at Oudtshoorn, aged 71, occupation carpenter. That is the total sum of my knowledge and I have had no luck on several genealogy sites trying to find out more about him. I'm desperate for any assistance or suggestions. Many thanks, Russell Eldridge, Brunswick Heads, Australia.