May I have the birthdates of Alexander Killechonate Macdonald and that of his parents? hi perants

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I'm trying to trace the genealgy of the Selkiirk Settlers, and in doing so discover that I'm able to quite far back. I have an ancestor named Alexander Killechonate McDonald, but I his DOB is 1835 when it looks like it should be late 1600s/early 1700s, I am quite confused. His issue lived from approx. 1735 to 1777.

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I can't answer, but I too have an Alexander Killechonate MacDonald, b. 1835, in my tree. Born in Cape Breton, married Isabel Boyle (no dob or dod that I can find).

 

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Killechonate is an area near Fort William, Scotland. It is likely not an actual part of the persons name but the person is "styled" Killechonate to indicate where he was from and also, in the case of the Mabou settler, to distinguish him from the many other Alexander MacDonalds in the area.

Killechonate should perhaps be listed as a nickname but not as a proper first name. 

If your Alexander MacDonald had children who lived between 1735 and 1777 then obviously 1835 is incorrect for his birth. He would have been born before 1715. 

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