Anybody know anything about Allan Springfield from Glengarry Ontario Canada around 1822 or so?

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I have a great great grandfather from Glengarry Ontario Canada that I can't find anything about. His name was Allan Springfield McDonald. My great grand father, His oldest Son, was named Danial Sylvester McDonald Sr. My Grand father's Name was Danial Sylvester McDonald. My dad's name was James Edward McDonald Born in North Dakota.

Their birthday's were 1832 approx. for Allan, 1866 for Danial Sr, 1886 for Danial Jr and 1934 for my father James. I have not been able to find anything. Please Help.
in Genealogy Help by Anonymous McDonald G2G Crew (730 points)

Hi Chuck. I think this is him:

Name: Allan S Mc Donald

Event Type: Census

Event Date: 1911

Event Place: Glengarry Sub-Districts 1-33, Ontario, Canada

District: Glengarry

Gender: Male

Age (Estimated): 79

Marital Status: Married

Relationship to Head of Household: Head

Birth Date: May 1832

Birthplace: Ontario

Household ID: 86

Line Number: 13

GS Film Number: 002417697

Digital Folder Number: 007526752

Image Number: 00821

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace

Allan S Mc Donald Head M 79 Ontario

Ann Mc Donald Wife F 73 Ontario

John S Mc Donald Son M 34 Ontario

Jennet Ann Kennedy Daughter F 36 Ontario

Florence Kennedy Granddaughter F 9 Ontario

Citing this Record:

"Recensement du Canada de 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 19 March 2015), Allan S Mc Donald, 1911; citing Census, Glengarry Sub-Districts 1-33, Ontario, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,697.

The info provided seems somewhat correct. But there is no mention of my great grandfather who was the oldest of 10 children. There was Danial(my great grandfather was born April 7, 1866 in Greenfield Ontario Canada) , Hughie, John, Angus, Allen, Mary, Jennie, Tina, Bella and Katie.

Katie became a Mrs McCormick. Jennie married Dougal Kennedy and Mary Married a Richard ONeil in 1889. Mr ONeil died in 1927. Allen the youngest, was killed in France during WWI.

I find a lot of Allan's and Danial's but they never have the correct children or info to comfirm. Any Help here?
Hi Chuck

At the time of the 1911 Census, you would not expect all the children to still be living with their parents.  As you know, Daniel Sylvester McDonald was already in the States.  The fact that in 1911 an Allan S McDonald is enumerated with a wife of the right name and a daughter with the right married name is very encouraging.  

To complicate matters for you, in that community the given names Donald and Daniel were basically interchangeable.  I think i have found Daniel and Sarah's marriage registration, where Daniel is entered as Donald.  I am also on the trail of the 1871 and 1881 census records, where there is a good chance he will be Donald.



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Ww1 Draft Reg. Daniel Sylvester McDonald born Aug 27 1887,living Barnes North


1891 Canada Census,Dan Age 4 Grandson living with Archie McDonald

Grandfather,Also a Allan McDonald age 28 living there,born abt 1863.and

Alexander age 22.I am leery of Allan 1822-1832 being father.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)

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