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
was born 1749 in Dalavila, Sleat, Inverness Scotland, and died Abt.1803 near
Deep River in Moore
Co.* North Carolina. He
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
Notes for JOHN
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
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.)
b. June 10, 1771, Sleat, Ross, Isle of Skye; d. 1841, Sleat, Ross,
Isle of Skye.
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
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
b. 1767, Dalville,
Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland
d. 1832, Moore Co. NC.
3. iv. DONALD
b. 1781, Dalevila, Sleat, Skye, Inverness Scotland; d. 1844, Moore Co.
b. Dalville, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Scotland,
vi. Flora MacDonald, b. Dalville, Sleat, Isle of
Flora and Mary stayed in Scotland, and neither married.
Generation No. 2
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
1805 in Moore County, N.C.
He married (3)
January 1810 *in Moore Co. NC.
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.
iJanet MacDonald, b. December 5, 1801,Moore County, N.C.; d. December
27, 1841; Buried Union Church, Near Carthage,N.C.
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
b. 1804. (Did not have a Kate.)
b. January 10,
1806, Moore County, NC; d.January 3, 1862, Sumpter Co., Georgia; m
b. 1808., Big
Governor's Creek, Moore Co. N.C.; d. Mound Prairie Cemetery, Texas;
m. ANGUS B. KELLY, Moore County.
the death of her husband, Nancy went with Murdock, her brother, to
b. February 15, 1810, Big
Governor's Creek,Moore Co. NC; d.
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
b. 1812. Big
Governor's Creek, Moore County, N.C. d. 1890, NC. (buried Euphronia
Notes for MARY
Negro robber shot mary and left her for dead. She survived.
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
Governor's Creek, Moore County, N.C. d. 1900, Moore County, N.C.
Buried Euphronia Presbyterian Church
A successful physician. Never married
b. January 24, 1818.,
Governor's Creek, Moore County, N.C. d. April 13, 1843, Moore County,
N.C. burried Becky Murchison Cemetery:
Governor's Creek. d. 1890, Moore County, N.C. Buried in Euphronia
Presbyterian Church Cemetery.)
Governor's Creek, D. 1904, Moore County, N.C. buried at Euphronia
b. 1827; d. April 14, 1883, Athens, Henderson Co. Tx..
m.MARY ELIZABETH PINSON, 1858, Old Larissa, Anderson County, Texas
these children, Mary, Christian, Alexander, Flora and Randall lived
together on Governor's Creek. They are buried together at Euphronia
was born 1781 in Dalevila, Sleat, Skye, Inverness Scotland, and died
1844 in Moore Co. NC. He married (1) JANET
June 23, 1802 in Ardesier, Skye, Inverness, Scotland. She was born in
Scotland. He married (2) NANCY
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
Lived in Inverness, completed education
by age 21, Lt. in Lord MacDonald's first regiment. Married, first,
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
4. iii. JANET
Children of DONALD
b. December 01, 1815, Fayetteville, N.C.; d. September 19, 1873,
6. v. ANGUS
b. December 01, 1815.
Notes for MARY
Died at age 3
Generation No. 3
She married DANIEL
Children of JANET
Notes for JOHN
Died fighting in the Civil War.
was born December 01, 1815 in Fayetteville, N.C., and died September
19, 1873 in Alabama. He married CHARLOTTE
1838 in District of Kershaw, Alabama, daughter of JOHN
She was born December 29, 1818 in Kershaw, Alabama, and died February
12, 1875 in San Marcos, Tx Hays Co..
Notes for CHARLOTTE
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
b. 1839, orion, al., pike co..
b. August 18, 1841, orion, al., pike co.; d. August 06, 1884.
b. November 09, 1846, orion, al., pike co.; d. August 07, 1881,
Guadelupe, co. tx. bur. longbranch cem.; m. GEORGE
October 14, 1864.
b. 1850, orion, al., pike co.; d. 1911, Caldwell Co. Tx; m. PETER
b. 1852, orion, al., pike co.; d. May 01, 1886.
b. 1854; d. 1921.
b. 1856, orion, al., pike co.; d. May 1933.
7. xi. DONALD
b. July 1843, Orion, Alabama Pike Co.; d. 1929, Buried, Sabinal, Tx..
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