Person:Joseph McDonald (15)

Joseph McDonald
b.1853 Missouri
m. 20 Jun 1833
  1. Nancy J. McDonaldabt 1838 -
  2. Samuel W. McDonald1845 - 1925
  3. Dace Cash McDonald1849 - 1923
  4. Joseph McDonald1853 - 1876
  5. Baylor McDonaldabt 1854 -
  6. Mary Ellen McDonald1856 - 1910
m. abt 1872
  1. James McDonaldabt 1872 - bef 1935
  2. Henry McDonald1876 - 1957
Facts and Events
Name[4][1] Joseph McDonald
Gender Male
Birth[4][1] 1853 Missouri
Marriage abt 1872 probably Montague Co., Texas, United Statesto Milly Elmira Jackson
Death[2] 1876 Montague Co., Texas
Burial[2] Old Liberty Cem, Montague Co., Texas

1860 U.S. Census dist n/s, Montague Co., Texas
C. McDonald 46 M Farmer 450 651 KY
Drucillia McDonald 46 F KY
Samuel McDonald 16 M Arks
Cashious McDonald 10 M MO
Josep McDonald 8 M MO
Baylor McDonald 6 M MO
Mary McDonald 4 F MO

1870 Census Precinct 1, Montague, Texas
McDonald, Casus 57 M W Farmer 600 1,000 KY married
McDonald, Drucilla 58 F W housekeeper KY married
McDonald, Casus 19 M W MO
McDonald, Joseph 17 M W MO
McDonald, Baylor 16 M W MO
McDonald, Mary E. 12 F W MO

Joseph has died in 1876 and by 1880 his young wife is a widow with two young sons, living next household to Joseph's parents:
1880 Census Precinct 3, Montague Co., Texas
McDonald, Mary M F 24 Wd AR GA KY (Millie)
McDonald, James W M 8 son S TX MO AR
McDonald, Henry W M 5 son S TX MO AR
'Mary' and sons are next hh to Cash and Mazie McDonald who were her father-in-law and his second wife. This 'Mary' is thought to be Millie E. Jackson. Helen Thompson Strange points us to the gravestone inscription for Joseph McDonald which says:
"Joseph McDonald
1853 - 1876
Husband of Millie Jackson McDonald"
and Millie's obituary which mentions son Henry. And then Henry's 1957 death record names his parents as Joe McDonald and Millie Jackson. (Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 at

  1. 1.0 1.1 United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132), Precinct 1, Montague, Texas.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Find A Grave, Memorial# 30036822.
  3.   Research of Helen Thompson Strange. (hkstrange add the at sbcglobal add the dot net).
  4. 4.0 4.1 United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653), Montague Co., Texas.