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Fraser's Highlanders
Laughlin MacDonald


1. LAUGHLIN1 MACDONALD was born Bef. 1721 in Greenock, Scotland, and died July 25, 1821 in Belfast, Maine. He married MARGARET ALEXANDER, daughter of JAMES ALEXANDER.

Notes for LAUGHLIN MACDONALD:

78th Highland Regiment, commanded by COL Fraser became reknown as "Fraser's Highlander's" for their part in battle for Quebec, 1759.
1773 - Listed as resident of Stockton Springs, Maine.

More About LAUGHLIN MACDONALD:

Fact 1: Also spelled McDonald.
Fact 2: Entered British army when a boy and was asg'd to the 78th Highlander Scotch Regiment which Lord
Fact 3: Loudon, in 1757, attempted to billet in Boston.
Fact 4: Participated in the capture of Fortress Louisburg, 1758.
Fact 5: With the 78th ("Frazier's Highlanders"), participated in battle for Quebec and was near Wolfe, when he fell.
Fact 6: Was at Fort Pownall (21 Apr 1764 - 6 May 1767), subsequently moved with son Roderick to Bucksport.
Fact 7: Moved to Belfast, ME to join other Scots moving there from from Londonderry, NH. Resided on east side of river.
Fact 8: The last man selected by vote to become citizen of Belfast, ME 1803.
Fact 9: Age not definitely ascertained, but reportedly was more than 100 years at death.
Gravesite: Bucksport, ME

Child of LAUGHLIN MACDONALD and MARGARET ALEXANDER is:

i. RODERICK2 MACDONALD, b. Abt. 1762; d. February 16, 1832, North Haven, ME; m. ABIGAIL CARVER, Abt. 1783.

More About RODERICK MACDONALD:

Fact 1: In 1790 Maine census, residence listed as "Township #1, Bucksport," where he had bought land for L30.
Fact 2: 1800 ME census listed "from Halifax" in Vinalhaven (Fox Islands).
Fact 3: In Belfast ME Vital Records, listed as husband of "Polly."

More About ABIGAIL CARVER:

Mayflower Descendant: from Edward Doty.