I wanted to see if anyone would give their two cents on this line of reasoning I'm following.
I have exhausted all Census Records for my grandfather's grandparents. I can find in the 1880's Census happily married here in the USA, but I couldn't find anything else about them before hand.
I sent out for a death certificate for my great grandmother Mary Ann Aiken. I had to send out for a death register for my great grandfather John Aiken (he died in 1905 and they do not have those public yet).
On Mary's death certificate it lists her father's name as John Buick, born in Scotland. Unfortunately Mary's mother is listed as Unknown.
I tried searching for Mary Ann Buick in Scotland and got a good many results, but from their birth years and father's they do not appear to be her in the Scotland Census records or US Census Records.
I did conduct a search with Mary Ann Buick and John Aiken and I believe I pulled up their marriage record in New York City. According to the Census Records they were married in 1872.
The search brought up a marriage for John Aiken and a Mary Bowick in New York City in 1873.http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?ti=0&indiv=tr...
I believe these two could be who I am looking for. It appears Bowick became Buick.
Everything I can find of them has them in Western Pennsylvania from 1880-1940 (Mary lived for a while), so I am assuming they immigrated from Scotland to New York City then traveled to Western Pennsylvania. Up until getting this death certificate it has felt like they just popped out of the ground here, because I couldn't find any solid record of them before 1880.
Does anyone agree with this? Or am I really stretching it?