William John McDonald born in Butler Co. PA 1815, who was his father?

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in Genealogy Help by James McDonald G2G Crew (340 points)
Sorry to see this so late! Do you know in what part of Butler Co., Pa. that Willam lived? I have one in my tree born later than yours. He was born in 1859.

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Based on this history of Butler County Pennsylvania, 1803: there appears to be two John McDonalds: one a Senior, one a Junior:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pabutler/1895/95x04.htm

As you propose a birth year of 1815 : I would suggest that the John McDonald Jr in this list may be the father?  Especially as in 1803 he was not listed as a single man: implying he was married.
by Bill Jennings G2G6 (8.7k points)

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