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Margaret (Howie) McDonald (1809 - abt. 1850)

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Margaret McDonald formerly Howie
Born in Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Winnebago County, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2018
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Categories: Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Marion, sailed August, 1839 | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois.


Margaret was an early resident of the Scottish Immigrant Settlement in Argyle, Illinois

Margaret was born in 1809 in Scotland. She was the daughter of William Howie and Janet Picken. [1]

She married Alexander McDonald in 1834. [2]

In 1839 they joined other Howie family members on the ship Marion and came to the United States where they became part of the Scottish Settlement at Argyle

Both she and Alexander died about 1850. The children were divided up among relatives. "When the McDonalds both died the aunts and uncles divided up the childeren and raised them as their own""[3]


William 1835-1907
Alexander 1836-1886
Robert 1840-1915
John 1842-1917
James 1845-1910
Andrew 1846-1932
Daughter 1847-1847


  1. Original data: Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013
  2. Original data: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
    Name: Margaret Huie
    Gender: Female
    Marriage Date: 10 Jul 1834
    Marriage Place: Southend,Argyll,Scotland
    Father: William Huie
    Spouse: Alexander Mcdonald
    FHL Film Number: 1041076
  3. " James Douglas Giffen, Ship Names for Scot Immigrants.

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