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Donald Macdonald

Male Abt 1789 - 1879  (~ 90 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Donald Macdonald was born about 1789 in Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia (son of James Macdonald and Mary Forbes); died on 10 Dec 1879 in Middlesex, Ontario; was buried in St. George's United Church Cemetery, London, Middlesex, Ontario.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1787, Nova Scotia

    Family/Spouse: Margaret. Margaret was born in 1790 in Urquhart, Inverness, Scotland; died on 7 Nov 1869 in London, Middlesex, Ontario; was buried in St. George's United Church Cemetery, London, Middlesex, Ontario. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. John Alexander Macdonald was born about 1818 in Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia; died on 22 Feb 1899 in London, Middlesex, Ontario; was buried in Nairn Cemetery, Nairn, Middlesex, Ontario.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  James Macdonald was born in 1754 in Inverness, Scotland (son of John Macdonald and Margaret Grant); died on 23 Nov 1856 in Brucefield, Stanley Township, Bluewater, Ontario.

    Notes:

    Served with his father, in North Carolina, in the 84th Royal Highland Regiment on the Loyalist side in the American Revolution. Sometimes called James "Deacon" Macdonald.

    James married Mary Forbes about 1782. Mary was born in 1756; died in 1856. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Mary Forbes was born in 1756; died in 1856.
    Children:
    1. Alexander McDonald
    2. 1. Donald Macdonald was born about 1789 in Pictou, Pictou, Nova Scotia; died on 10 Dec 1879 in Middlesex, Ontario; was buried in St. George's United Church Cemetery, London, Middlesex, Ontario.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John Macdonald was born between 1720 and 1723 in Urquhart, Inverness, Scotland.

    Notes:

    Also called Iain MacEoghainn Oig; Iain Mac Iain Bhain.

    He served with three of his sons, in North Carolina, in the 84th Royal Highland Regiment on the Loyalist side in the American Revolution. Relocated to Bridgeville, Nova Scotia in 1784.

    Situated on the west side of the East River at Glencoe, Pictou County, a memorial cairn bears this inscription on its north face:

    JOHN A. MACDONALD
    AND HIS FOUR SONS
    DUNCAN JAMES ALEXANDER EWEN
    ALL OF THE 84th ROYAL HIGHLAND REGIMENT
    WHO SERVED WITH THE LOYALISTS IN THE
    REVOLUTIONARY WAR OF 1776

    DESCENDANTS OF JOHN MACDONALD OF GLEN URQUHART, SCOTLAND

    A SURVIVOR OF GLENCOE 1692

    From Rawdon and Douglas: Two Loyalist Townships in Nova Scotia [citation details below]:

    John (or Iain) MacDonald was born in Inverness-shire, Scotland. m. (1) Jannet, m. (2) Margaret Grant.

    John McDonald (Iain MacEoghainn Oig) was born at Glenurquhart (about 1720-1723) and belonged to the Glencoe McDonalds. At the time of the Glencoe Massacre, 1692, one of the McDonalds fled to Glenurquhart and settled there. John McDonald was a grandson or great grandson of that man. He was about eight years in the Royal Highland Emigrant Regiment, and three of his sons fought with him in the Revolutionary War on the Loyalists' side. He was also reported to be a veteran of Culloden in 1746.

    In the History of Bridgeville NS, it is written that 'Old' John was over 60 yrs of age when he finally settled in Bridgeville in 1784. According to an article by Rev. Alexander McLean Sinclair in the Eastern Chronicle 'He (Iain) settled in Strathbeg, or the Soldier's Grant, East River. Duncan, James and Ewen Mor settled near him.'

    John married Margaret Grant. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Margaret Grant
    Children:
    1. 2. James Macdonald was born in 1754 in Inverness, Scotland; died on 23 Nov 1856 in Brucefield, Stanley Township, Bluewater, Ontario.