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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (Mc)
MacDonald Family


HELLO FROM AMERICA, DRIPPING SPRINGS, TEXAS, TO BE EXACT.  I WOULD LIKE TO FIND OUT IF ANY OF YOUR READERS, WITH HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDS, OUT THERE IN SCOTLAND CAN FILL IN ANY MISSING INFORMATION ON THE INFORMATION I AM FORWARDING TO YOUR WEB SITE.  MY ANCESTORS ARE UNDERLINED AND ITALICIZED.  IF NOTHING ELSE, MAYBE SOMEONE WILL FIND IT INTERESTING GENEALOGY READING
BEST REGARDS,  EUGENE WATSON
 
GENERATION 1
 
1.  JOHN5 MACDONALD  (ANGUS OF4 CAMUSCROSS, RANALD OF3 DALVILLE, SIR JAMES MOR2 MACDONALD, Sir Donald) was born 1749 in Dalavila, Sleat, Inverness Scotland, and died Abt.1803 near  Deep River in Moore Co.*  North Carolina.  He married MARY MACDONALD
             The area where the MacDonalds lived was Governor's Creek which was a tributary of Deep River.  I think when the article said "near Deep River" indicates living near the river, rather than a community named "Deep River."
Notes for JOHN MACDONALD:
In 1778 John, Ranald, and Angus leased the Dalville, or Dalavilla (Gaelic).  (I wrote to Maggie (MacDonald) asking her if this land was leased, or if Ranald owned this land in 1778.)
John MacDonald came to America in 1802 on a sailing ship, took three months (Duke of Kent).  He died near Deep River, N.C., at his home age 54, around 1803.         Died of a lingering and painful cancer.
Children of JOHN MACDONALD and MARY MACDONALD are:
                   i.    SARAH6 MACDONALD, b. 1768.  (About 1770.,, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland, d. Bef. 1850, Moore County, N.C.; m. Archibald MacGillivary, Abt. 1800, Isle of Skye, Scotland. (Archibald and Sarah MacDonald MacGillivary emigrated from Skye with the Duncan McIver family to N.C. in 1802.)
                  ii.    ARCHIBALD MACDONALD, b. June 10, 1771, Sleat, Ross, Isle of Skye; d. 1841, Sleat, Ross, Isle of Skye. m.Susan Robertson.................
Our line of Macdonalds, tracing them back to the year 1800, were descended from John Macdonald who owned a small estate in "Slate" - a parish in the Isle of Skye.  During this year he sold it and received (pounds) 500 clear money --- I understand in sovereigns, he with two sons and two daughters sailed to  America and acquired land in Alabama.  One son of the said John Macdonald remained in Keppock near Broadford, Isle of Skye.  The reason he did not go with the other members of tthe family was on account of his engagement with a lady named Susan Robertson -- that is my grandmother and your great grandmother --- and the son remaining in Skye is my Grandfather and your Great Grandfather; his name was Archy Macdonald.  These two were married in the year 1802, I think it  was ----     Written by W.B. Macdonald, 45 Perkin -st.  Newcastle, ( Australia), Dec. 9, 1939
 
This was received through William Burns McDonald, 45 Perkins St. Newcastle, December, 1939, who was a grandson of John McDonald, "TheElder"
rough extract:  "My grandfather and grandmother (penciled in above, Archibald and Susan Robertson) lived their married life in Keppock, Slate. We had a small holding there .. not many acres and I understand he had to work very hard to maintain his large family................
Both my grandfather Arch M. and my grandmother were pious people, but grandmother was exceptionally so.  Grandfather died at age of 70 and his esteemed wife at 54.  Both were interred in Presbyterian cemetery at Kilmore Skye.
 
2.              iii.    ANGUS MACDONALD, b. 1767, Dalville, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland d. 1832, Moore Co. NC.
3.              iv.    DONALD MACDONALD, b. 1781, Dalevila, Sleat, Skye, Inverness Scotland; d. 1844, Moore Co. NC.
                  v.    MARY MACDONALD b. Dalville, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland,                     
                 vi. Flora MacDonald, b. Dalville, Sleat, Isle of Skye,
Both Flora and Mary stayed in Scotland, and neither married.
                  
 
 
Generation No. 2
 
2.  ANGUS6 MACDONALD (JOHN5, ANGUS OF4 CAMUSCROSS, RANALD OF3 DALVILLE, SIR JAMES MOR2 MACDONALD, Sir Donald MacDonald) born 1767 in Dalville, Sleat, Isle of Skye, and died 1832 in Moore Co. NC.  He married (1)First Wife Unknown  (2) He married ISABELLA MCDONALD about 1805 in Moore County, N.C .    He married (3) KATHERINE MATHIS January 1810 *in Moore Co. NC. 
This date, January 1810 is not correct.  Angus' second wife, Isabella MacDonald MacDonald gave birth to twins, Murdock and Isabella, February 15th, 1810.  We don't know when he married Katherine Mathis, but their first daughter was Mary, born in 1812.  It is my opinion that Isabella, the second wife, died sometime after the birth of the twins.  Angus and Katherine  were probably married in 1811.
 
        Child ofANGUS MACDONALDand FIRSTWIFEwas:
iJanet MacDonald, b. December 5, 1801,Moore County, N.C.; d. December 27, 1841; Buried Union Church, Near Carthage,N.C.
The second son (of John MacDonald), Angus, firstmarried in Scotland. His first wife died in N.C., leaving one daughter,Janetwho married a Mr. Donald Kelly, a man of property and moral worth. The Rev.James Kelly, a Presbyterian preacher, and an eminent educator, of BladenCounlty, N.C. is a son of his.
Children of ANGUS MACDONALD and ISBELLA MCDONALD are:
                   i.    KATE7 MACDONALD, b. 1804.  (Did not have a Kate.)
                  ii.    JOHN BETHUNE MACDONALD, b. January 10, 1806, Moore County, NC; d.January 3, 1862, Sumpter Co., Georgia; m CATHERINE WORTHY
                    iii.        NANCY MACDONALD, b. 1808., Big Governor's Creek, Moore Co. N.C.; d. Mound Prairie Cemetery, Texas; m. ANGUS B. KELLY,  Moore County. 
After the death of her husband, Nancy went with Murdock, her brother, to Texas.
 
 
                iv.            MURDOCK MACDONALD, b. February 15, 1810, Big  Governor's Creek,Moore Co. NC; d. November 1880,  Mound Prairie Cemetery, Houston County, (now Anderson County) Texas; m. SARAH ALMEDA LESTER,  August 9, 1843, Anderson Co. Texas.         
                 
                v. ISABELLA MCDONALD, b. February15, 1810, Big Governor's Creek, Moore Co. N.C.; d. 1895, Euphronia PresbyterianChurch, Pocket Township, Moore Co. N.C. m. DANIEL CALVIN CAMPBELL 1831 in MooreCounty, N.C.
                 
                 
       
Children of ANGUS MACDONALD and KATHERINE MATHIS are:
                vi.            MARY MACDONALD, b. 1812. Big  Governor's Creek, Moore County, N.C. d. 1890, NC. (buried Euphronia Presbyterian Church)
Notes for MARY MACDONALD:
Never married. Negro robber shot mary and left her for dead.  She survived.
 
                vii.    CHRISTIAN MACDONALD, b. 1814;Big Governor's Creek,  d. Dec. 1,  1892, Moore Co. NC. Home where she was shot through the had by a Negro robber.
 
Notes for CHRISTIAN MACDONALD:
Never Married
 
               viii.    ALEXANDER MACDONALD, b. 1815., Governor's Creek, Moore County, N.C. d. 1900, Moore County, N.C.  Buried Euphronia Presbyterian Church
                                A successful physician. Never married
 
                  ix.    ARCHIBALD MACDONALD, b. January 24, 1818., Governor's Creek, Moore County, N.C. d. April 13, 1843, Moore County, N.C. burried Becky Murchison Cemetery:
                           Never married
 
                            
                   x.    FLORA MACDONALD, b. 1821., Governor's Creek. d. 1890, Moore County, N.C. Buried in Euphronia Presbyterian Church Cemetery.)
                        Never married.
                  xi.    RANDALL MACDONALD, b. 1825, Governor's Creek, D. 1904, Moore County, N.C.  buried at Euphronia Presbyterian Church.     
                    Never married.
                 xii.    JOHN MATHEWS MACDONALD, b. 1827; d. April 14, 1883, Athens, Henderson Co. Tx.. m.MARY ELIZABETH PINSON, 1858, Old Larissa, Anderson County, Texas
 
 Of these children,  Mary, Christian,  Alexander, Flora and Randall lived together on Governor's Creek.  They are buried together at Euphronia Presbyterian Church.
 
3.  DONALD6 MACDONALD (JOHN5, ANGUS OF4 CAMUSCROSS, RANALD OF3 DALVILLE, SIR JAMES MOR2 MACDONALD, JAMES1) was born 1781 in Dalevila, Sleat, Skye, Inverness Scotland, and died 1844 in Moore Co. NC.  He married (1) JANET MONROE June 23, 1802 in Ardesier, Skye, Inverness, Scotland.  She was born in Scotland.  He married (2) NANCY ROBERTSON  In Kershaw South Carolina, daughter of DANIELROBERTSON OF SKYE ANCESTRY.  She was born in Sumter. co. S.C., and died in Ashrboro, n.c., age 99.
 
Notes for DONALD MACDONALD:
Lived in Inverness, completed education by age 21, Lt. in Lord MacDonald's first regiment.  Married, first, Janet Monroe.
They moved to NC with family memebers, including Janet Monroe.  He died of an inflamation of the stomack and bowells in 1844, age 63
       
Children of DONALD MACDONALD and JANET MONROE are:
                   i.    ELIZABETH7 MACDONALD, m. SWAIN.
                  ii.    FLORA MACDONALD.
4.              iii.    JANET MACDONALD.
       
Children of DONALD MACDONALD and NANCY ROBERTSON are:
5.              iv.    ARCHIBALD C.7 MACDONALD, b. December 01, 1815, Fayetteville, N.C.; d. September 19, 1873, Alabama.
6.               v.    ANGUS ROBERTSON MACDONALD, b. December 01, 1815.
                 vi.    JOHN MACDONALD, b. Unknown.
                vii.    DONALD MACDONALD.
               viii.    SARAH MACDONALD.
                  ix.    ROBERTSON MACDONALD.
                   x.    KATHERINE MACDONALD.
                  xi.    NANCY MACDONALD.
                 xii.    MARY MACDONALD.
 
Notes for MARY MACDONALD:
Died at age 3
 
                xiii.    ISABELLA MACDONALD.
 
 
Generation No. 3
 
4.  JANET7 MACDONALD (DONALD6, JOHN5, ANGUS OF4 CAMUSCROSS, RANALD OF3 DALVILLE, SIR JAMES MOR2 MACDONALD, JAMES1)  She married DANIEL FERGUSON
       
Children of JANET MACDONALD and DANIEL FERGUSON are:
                   i.    JOHN8 FERGUSON.
 
Notes for JOHN FERGUSON:
Died fighting in the Civil War.
 
                  ii.    BETSIE JANE FERGUSON.
 
5.  ARCHIBALD C.7 MACDONALD (DONALD6, JOHN5, ANGUS OF4 CAMUSCROSS, RANALD OF3 DALVILLE, SIR JAMES MOR2 MACDONALD, JAMES1) was born December 01, 1815 in Fayetteville, N.C., and died September 19, 1873 in Alabama.  He married CHARLOTTE MCKAY 1838 in District of Kershaw, Alabama, daughter of JOHN MACKAY and MARY MCLEOD.  She was born December 29, 1818 in Kershaw, Alabama, and died February 12, 1875 in San  Marcos, Tx  Hays Co..
 
Notes for CHARLOTTE MCKAY:
Kegley Hill Cem. San Marcos, Tx.?  Can't find the cemetery.  Unsure of the location of death.  No records have be located on buriel or death in the San Marcos area.
       
Children of ARCHIBALD MACDONALD and CHARLOTTE MCKAY are:
                   i.    JOHN8 MACDONALD, b. 1839, orion, al., pike co..
                  ii.    JOHN E. MACDONALD, b. August 18, 1841, orion, al., pike co.; d. August 06, 1884.
                 iii.    ANGUS MACDONALD, b. 1845.
                 iv.    MARY JANE MACDONALD, b. November 09, 1846, orion, al., pike co.; d. August 07, 1881, Guadelupe, co. tx.  bur. longbranch cem.; m. GEORGE RYLANDER, October 14, 1864.
                  v.    ANN ELIZABETH MACDONALD, b. 1850, orion, al., pike co.; d. 1911, Caldwell Co. Tx; m. PETER MCKAY.
                 vi.    NEILL MACDONALD, b. 1852, orion, al., pike co.; d. May 01, 1886.
                vii.    CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MACDONALD, b. 1854; d. 1921.
               viii.    EMMA ALEXIS MACDONALD, b. 1856, orion, al., pike co.; d. May 1933.
                  ix.    ISABELLA MACDONALD, b. 1858.
                   x.    CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS MACDONALD, b. 1860.
7.               xi.    DONALD MACDONALD, b. July 1843, Orion, Alabama  Pike Co.; d. 1929, Buried, Sabinal, Tx..
                 xii.    EPHRIAM MACDONALD.

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