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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
Father of
Died in Winnebago County, Illinois, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 May 2018 | Last significant change: 14 Jun 2018
16:06: Joelle (Colville) Colville-Hanson edited the Biography for Alexander McDonald. [Thank Joelle for this]
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Categories: Scottish Immigrants to Illinois | Marion, sailed August, 1839 | 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]

"Alexander McDonald and family settled on eighty acres of land being the southern part of the farm now owned by Hugh Smith. About this time there was a saw mill near the Abbie Farm on the Beaver Creek where the settlers could bring logs and have them sawed into lumber. The McDonald house was framed like a barn and bricked on the inside. The McDonald family consisted of six sons and one daughter, the youngest who died in infancy. The parents both died, leaving six orphan boys. The family had to be separated. William, the oldest, made his home 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" [3]


  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
  3. Daniel Harvey The Argyle Settlement in Story and History, pg 35.

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