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Alexander McDonald (1817 - 1850)

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Alexander McDonald
Born in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Husband of — married in Southend, Argyll, Scotlandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Winnebago County, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2018 | Last significant change: 16 Aug 2018
13:54: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Alexander McDonald. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Marion, sailed August, 1839 | Migrants from Argyll to Illinois | Scottish Cemetery, Caledonia, Illinois | Argyle, Illinois.


Alexander was born in 1817 in Argyll, Scotland.

He married Margaret Howie in 1834 in Scotland. [1]

In 1839 they came to the United States on the Marion. [2]

They were among the first settlers at the Scottish Settlement in Arglyle Illinois. They both died before 1850 leaving five young boys who were split up among the families in the settlement.

William, the oldest, went to live with with James Picken, Alexander with William Harvey, Robert and John lived with their Uncle Robert Howie, James made his home with Hugh Reid, and Andrew, the youngest, with Andrew Giffen.

The farm was sold to William Ferguson and the house was used for a school for a time.


  1. Original data: Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. Name: Alexander Mcdonald Marriage Date: 10 Jul 1834, Marriage Place: Southend,Argyll,Scotland, Spouse: Margaret Huie
  2. Marion Passenger List

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