Looking for information on Ellen MacDonald Born about 1840 in maritimes died about 1889 Cape Breton Island

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Died on homestead in Baddeck. m. Malcolm Beaton who came from Scotland with parents, think he was born before parents immigrated
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Is MacDonald a maiden or married name? Was she married and if so to who?
by Eugene Quigley G2G6 Mach 7 (75.6k points)
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she married Malcolm Beaton & they came over to canada & settled on  farm in Baddeck Cape Breton Island
Births for many children can be found at https://www.novascotiagenealogy.com

You may find other records if you search.

The 1871 census shows that Malcolm, age 40, was born in Scotland but his wife, names Effie in the census, age 29, was born in Nova Scotia.


In 1881 census he is 51 and she, now bamed Ellen, is 40.


Continuing on Eugene's comments:

The Birth Records at Baddeck, Victoria Co. for Samuel (1866), and Norman (1867) gives parents as Malcolm and Ellen Beaton.

The Birth Records at Baddeck, Victoria Co. for Catherine (1868), Ann (1870), Jessie (1872), Samuel (1874), Ronald (1876),  all give parents as Malcolm Beaton and Ellen McDonald.

There is also a Birth Record at Baddeck for a Samuel Norman (1876) who is the son of an Angus Beaton and Isabella McDonald.

In 1861 there is a Samuel Beaton (Ellen's father-in-law?) at Baddeck: http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4108903_00103.jpg

Here is an old link from Genforum in 2002 that concerns the same family.   It says that Samuel Beaton married Catherine Campbell Jan. 7, 1829 Snizort parish, in Skye. The family immigrated to Cape Breton in 1840. They lived in the New Glen, Baddeck area. They had sons, Malcolm [married Ellen Mac Donald 1863] Angus [ married Isabella Mac Donald abt 1878], Norman,and Ann. Malcolm and Angus lived out there lives in New Glen.


Hopefully you can make contact with the person who posted the original info. He seems to be active on GENI now see: http://www.geni.com/people/Lee-Labrecque/6000000024404299463

Thank you! This will help :) I'll keep plodding along!!

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