Helen was the daughter of James Shaw, the second husband of her mother Margaret Grant, who was possibly the daughter of John Grant of Ballantomb, Scotland.
She married Hugh MacDonald (Macdonald) in 1811 in Glasgow, Scotland. To view a copy of the original marriage document, see Library and Archives Canada, Gallery of Papers, Sir John A. Macdonald, Canada's Patriot Statesman . In 1820 they emigrated to Upper Canada with their four children (the eldest, William, had died prior to the voyage). 
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