Person:Alexander Macdonald (10)

Watchers
  1. Alexander MacdonaldAbt 1772 - 1842
  1. Ronald McDonaldAbt 1812 - 1878
  2. Angus McDonald1819 - 1902
  3. John McDonaldAbt 1820 - Abt 1820
  4. Ann McDonald1820 - 1912
  5. Donald MacdonaldAbt 1822 -
  6. Alexander P. McDonald1830 - 1891
  7. Arthur Archibald McDonaldAbt 1833 - 1897
  8. George McDonaldAbt 1836 - 1893
  9. Duncan MacdonaldAbt 1837 -
  10. Margaret MacdonaldAbt 1840 -
Facts and Events
Name Alexander Macdonald
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1772 Knoydart, Glenelg, Invernesshire, Scotland
Marriage to Christina Cameron
Death[2][3][4] 4 Dec 1842 Mara, Ontario, Canada West, Canada
Burial[5] Dec 1842 St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Cemetery, Uptergrove, Ontario, Ontario, Canada
Reference Number? 4128

From: The Highland Settlement of Mara Township, by George D. MacDonald, 19 09:

"...In 1834 another family by the name of MacDonald arrived from Knoydart in Invernessshire. This family consisted of the father, Alexander MacDonald, the mother, whose maiden name was Christina Cameron, six sons and one daughter, and which was afterwards increased by the addition of two sons and one daughter, making altogether in the family 8 sons and 2 daughters...

Alexander MacDonald Sr. was a Lieutenant in the 66th Highland Rifles, and died in 1842, in the 70th year of his age. Mrs. MacDonald died about the year 1862. This family is all dead, but Duncan and Anne."

[This family came from Knoydart, Inverness-shire c.1821 settling fir st in the province of Quebec, and then in Glengarry Co., Ontario. They arrived in Thorah Twp. by at least 1830 where a son was born early in 1831. They moved to Mara Twp. in the winter of 1833/34 settling at Muley's Point. The obituary for Anne McDonald who did not marry states that there had been 12 children, not 10 - so perhaps two died young. Lieut. Alexander died December 4th, 1842, not November as the tombstone states. The Toronto paper of the time and the entry in the register made by priest of Penetang confirms this fact, Mrs. McDonald (Christena), died in 1866. Her death appears in the one year for which the priest kept death records except for a few scattered earlier entries.] "

From obit. of Alexander P. McDonald: His father's family came from Scoatas, a place in Invernesshire, Scotlan d, to Glengarry in 1821. From there they moved to the township of Thorah in 1828 and resided at the lakeshore near Beaverton for some time at what was afterwards called "Hodgson's place." where the late Alexander McDon ald was born. ..

References
  1. tombstone.

    age 70 at death.

  2. obituary
    The Toronto Herald, 22 Dec. 1842.

    QUAY 3 "At his residence, in Mara, on 4 inst., Lieut. Alexander McDonald in his 71st year. He was a native of Inverness-shire and held a commission for a number of years in Lochiel's Fort William Volunteers ."

  3. "The Early Highland Settlers in the Township of Mara" by George D. MacDonald, 1909
    p. 1.

    QUAY 3 "...Lieut. Alexander died December 4th, 1842, not November as the tombstone states. The Toronto paper of the time and the entry made by priest of Penetang confirm this fact."

  4. tombstone
    St. Columbkille's R. C. Cem., Uptergrove, Ont.; LDS fiche # 0087208, p. 1.

    QUAY 3 "Lieut. Alex McDonald died Nov. 11 - 1842, 70 years"

  5. tombstone.