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from ? Hans Michael Klein (abt.1725-aft.1783) &/or his wife Anna Catherine (Shuffert) Klein (aft.1733-aft.1783)? ... I think from hers, as I found the missing named footnotes there:[1][2][3]



Additional information about Catherine and Michael's children in the following list needs collaboration, unless otherwise noted. (Surnames were standardized to Klein.)

... skip extra info? have list based on will in bio?

reading through will... "two daughters under age and unmarried... not named" ... then preceding list of all children, "when they marry or come of age" ...?


Additional information about Catherine and Michael's sons needs collaboration, unless otherwise noted.
  • George[4][1] Klein (1762–1848), born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; married Maria Misenheimer in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 1785; died 1848, Cabarrus County, North Carolina and buried at Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Concord, Cabarrus County[5]
  • Daniel[1] Cline (1771–1856),[2] born 4 October 1771, married Leah on 19 January 1795, died 3 March 1856, bured in Brazeau Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Brazeau, Perry County, Missouri (FindAGrave memorial has additional information as well as a tombstone image and source citations).[6] His wife Leah's parents were John & Elizabeth Blackwelder.[7]
  • John[1] Cline, married to Rachel Shaver, cousin to Leah Blackwelder... - duplicates? John Adam Cline - John M Cline?


  1. George Klein[4][8][1]
  2. Daniel Klein[4][8][1]
  3. John Klein[4][8][1]
  1. Christina Magdlena Klein[4][8]
  2. Barbel Klein[4][8]
  3. Catarina (Klein) Lewis,[4] died c1784 or earlier, married ______ Lewis,[8] mother of Michael Lewis[4]
  4. Mary Magdalin,[4] Mary Madeline[8]
  5. Anna Elizabeth Klein[4][8]
  6. Anna Mary Klein[4][8] - this is probably the daughter Mary who married Benjamin Culp[3] (1761–1837),[2] born 24 September 1761, died 6 July 1837; married Benjamin Culp[9][10]
  7. Ann Margaretha Klein[4][8] (1761–1837), married _____ Misenheimer,[2] born in Pennsylvania on 10 July 1761, died in Mecklenburg County on 6 July 1837; buried at Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina[11]

Sand Box - for sorting through Joe's notes on profile for James Bell-3885. See #OrigBio (below) for version with just a couple of my 29 January 2021 edits.

Datafields: James [middle name?] Bell I
Born about 1685 [uncertain] in Scotland
Son of Heugh Bell and [mother?]
[brothers or sisters?]
Husband of ....

PROBABLY NOT Sarah (Grace) Bell — married 1757 [marriage location?] - PROBABLY HIS SON'S WIFE

Father of Samuel Bell, James Bell II and Thomas Bell Sr. moved the re-done bio to the live profile.



James Bell[12]

He is mentioned in reference to his son's death 9th February, 1788: James Bell, Sr., releases all his claim to the estate of Samuel Bell, his son, who died devising all his estate to be equally divided between James' other children, John, Thomas, Joseph and Sarah Bell. Teste: Robert and Esther Gamble, Samuel Long. [13]

Research Notes

If James Bell, Sr. is living in 1788, then it is highly unlikely that he is the same James Bell that Scotland's People shows was born "04/10/1685" to Heugh Bell in Mauchline.[14] (Joe Sneed noted that Mauchline is near Dumfriesshire.)

The name 'Bell' appears 1246 times in [1]. Names that might be pronounced in the same way as 'Bell' are 'Baillie' appearing 440 times and 'Belle' appearing 2 times.

There is no evidence that James Bell spelled his last name in any other way but 'Bell'.

It is likely that he was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland. See Samuel Bell I (1751 - 1781), 1.2.1 Origins. However, that he was born Ulster can not be ruled out.

'Bell' is a common name in Dumfriesshire. BT phone directory for Wigton, Dumfriesshire shows 21 Bells, 16 Blacks, 10 Browns, 12 Smiths, 3 Jones.

If he was born in Dumfriesshire, he was probably a tenant of one of the landed gentry of this region. But, it is possible he was a member of the gentry, perhaps a son who would not inherit the title.

The Bell Family of Dumfriesshire suggests Albie, Blackethouse, Thorbeckhill, Dockenflat and Dirrops as possibilities.

Maybe Polkemmet, which may be identical with Dockenflat, which is very near Dirrops (See map on Dockenflat.)

Thus, It is possible that James Bell I is a descendant of tenants of Sir William Ballie or of tenants of Sir George Bell. Other possibilities remain to be examined.

Beyond this speculation, nothing is reliably known of James Bell I. He was almost surely born in Ulster or Scotland and probably never left there. Circumstantial evidence suggests he was among the descendants of those Bells "invited" to emigrate from the English-Scottish borderlands to Ulster in the early 17th century. Where in Ulster he might have lived is unknown.

The identification of the father of Samuel Bell I with James Bell I is highly speculative and included only to facilitate further investigation.

There is some evidence that the father of Samuel Bell may be Matthew Bell (Bell-14221), rather than James Bell I. See Weeks, 1913. ~ Sneed-20 13:52, 05 November 2011 (EST)
If Samuel, his son was born in Wigtown in 1717 as one alternative suggests for him, then Samuel father's name was George. See birth record at (that one was retired)
  • Samuel Bell, son of George Bell and Elspeth Hannay, was christened in Sorbie, Wigtown, Scotland on 14 July 1717.[15]

There is some evidence that the father of Samuel Bell I (Bell-874) is the Matthew Bell (Bell-1885) mentioned on p. 16 of:

Weeks, Lyman Horace, The Bell family in America, New York, W.M. Clemens, 1913.
See Weeks, 1913.

Scotland's People has

BELL JAMES born 04/10/1685 father HEUGH BELL/ Mauchline
That the name Hugh Bell is given to a later Bell (Bell-883) suggests that this MAY be the father of Samuel Bell I (Bell-874).
Mauchline is near Dumfriesshire.
Sneed-20 9:27, 12 February 2018 (EST)


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The WikiTree profile Bell-3885 was created through the import of JDS_02_11_2012_EARLY_BELLS.ged on Feb 16, 2012 by Joe Sneed. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Joe and others.

Adam McDonald (abt.1740-abt.1777)

copy of my profile for Adam McDonald (prior to approving a merge with a possible duplicate that might be for someone else)... McDonals-528

Category:NSDAR Patriot Ancestors
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Adam McDonald aka MacDonald
Born about 1740 [uncertain] in Williamsburg Township, Craven County, South Carolina
Son of Donald McDonald and Mary Elizabeth McDonald
Brother of Daniel McDonald [add sibling]
Father of Willis McDonald [add child]
Died about 1777 [uncertain] in St. Stephen's Parish, South Carolina
Profile manager: Liz Shifflett
McDonald-2258 created 1 Jun 2012


There may be two McDonald or McDaniel families who have been muddled together as one. See Research Notes, Parents, Locations, and Wife and Children (sections below).


Adam McDonald was born about 1742 in Craven County (Williamsburgh), South Carolina.[16] He was named as son in Daniel McDonald's will:[17]
"The will of Daniel McDonald of Williamsburg was dated 18 March 1755 and proved 31 March 1756, John McDonald qualified as Executor, and Mary McDonald qualified as Executrix. In his will Daniel named his five sons: Adam, Archibald, Daniel, James, and John. His four daughters were Ann Conner, Mary Lesesne, Sarah and Susannah."[18]
On January 10, 1760, Adam's son Willis was born in North Carolina (also a revolutionary war soldier, Willis was a private with service in South Carolina).[19][20]
Adam was married to Izabella Fitch by Rev. Skane of Prince Fredrick's Parrish on Oct. 15, 1762. They had twin daughters: Fanny Finch McDonald (who died) and Anne-Belllah born December 22, 1763."[16][21]
"Adam MacDonald was a member of the first Provincial Congress held at Charles Town in SC on 11 January 1775. He represented Prince Frederick's Parish."[22][16]
Adam McDonald was killed in 1777 while serving as major in Marion's command.[23]
Adam, of St. Stephen's Parish, South Carolina, had died by December 1778.[24][16]
SC Death Notice: "Thursday Dec. 31, 1778 'At his seat in St. Stephan's parish, Major Adam MacDonald; a gentleman whose public character was that of the virtuous citizen and gallant soldier.... [husband of Izabella.]"[21]


  • Born in South Carolina about 1740[citation needed] or 1742[16]
  • Married (1) _____ before 1760[20]
  • Son Willis McDonald born Jan. 10, 1760 in North Carolina[20]
  • Married (2) Izabella Fitch on Oct. 15, 1762, Prince Fredrick's Parish[21]
  • Daughters Fanny Finch and Anne-Bellah McDonald born Dec. 22, 1763[21]
  • Member of Provincial Congress held at Charleston in January 1775[25]
  • Elected Captain of the 1st regiment on June 11, 1775[26]
  • Captain Adam McDonald was appointed Major of the First Regiment of Infantry on September 17, 1776[27]
  • Died before 1779 (SC Death Notices, "Thursday Dec. 31, 1778 . . .")[21]

Research Notes

Family records had that Adam was a Colonel in a SC regiment during the Revolution. DAR records show Adam (d 1777) was a Major/Captain in North Carolina, but the record is flagged as possibly containing errors. Family records also show that sometimes McDaniel was given as surname (son of Daniel).
Could there be two Adam McDonalds? One the father of Willis, who was born in 1760, and one who married Izabella in 1762. If so, whose father was Daniel, who left a 1755 will recorded in Charleston, South Carolina on 31 March 1756?
See this GenForum post by Bob Martin, Feb. 28, 2010 (includes much of the info Sue provided, but with fewer source notes). It also has a USGenWeb query which asks about the Ireland/Scotland origin with dates.


Known: Daniel's 1755 will names a son Adam and wife Mary.
Currently attached as parents:
Daniel McDonald (McDonald-528) and Mary McDonald (McDonald-502)
Detached as parents April 15, 2017:
Daniel McDonald (McDonald-7132) and Mary Lewis (Lewis-16649)
Probably not mother: Lewis-16649, attached as mother of
McDonald-7132 (Adam), born/died in SC (1742-1777) m Anne (unknown); attached as father of Cecilia (McDonald) Carter see comment postponing proposed merge with [McDonald-2258]
Possible profiles for Adam's father:
  • Donald McDonald (McDonald-528), born c1700 in Scotland, died 1755, SC
  • Daniel McDonald (McDonald-7132),
  • Daniel McDonald (McDonald-7133), born/died in SC (1700-1756), attached as husband of Mary Lewis (married 4 Jun 1723 in South Carolina) and
Profile of (possibly) father's mother:
  • Isobel Macdonald (Stewart-16577), born 1680 in Scotland, died 1742
Possible descendants:
  • McDonald-5417 (Cecilia), born 1765 GA; died 1840 MS; m Carter before 1792 (attached profiles=first child b GA, 1792) in rejected merge with Cecilia (McDonald-1523, dau. of other Adam), who married Thomas Carter in VA


See WikiTree's Carolina project
See History of County Formations in North Carolina 1664-1965
See maps of Royal Colony Counties and Parishes: 1729; 1740; 1760
St. Stephen's parish was formed in 1754 from Prince Frederick's parish
  • immigrated from the north of Ireland
  • "of Williamsburgh", in will filed at Charleston, South Carolina
  • Williamsburgh Township, Craven County, South Carolina (birth)
  • Prince Frederick's parish (1734), South Carolina (reference in 1762 marriage/1775 congress)
  • identified as a Scotsman or man of Scottish ancestry[25]
  • St. Stephen's parish (1754), South Carolina (reference in 1778 death)
  • North Carolina ("Major, d 1777" DAR)
  • Johnston County, North Carolina (location of 1760 birth)
  • "Camden Dist-Prob", South Carolina (Residence, DAR)
Children of brother Daniel
  • Lancaster County, South Carolina
  • Craven County, South Carolina (Archibald)
  • Camden, South Carolina . . . more
    • brother married Waynesborow, Georgia
See also Wikipedia's article on Williamsburg, "named after William of Orange, [it] was one of eleven townships ordered by King George II in 1730 meant to develop the 'back country' of the Carolina Province. The township was a part of Craven County.... Williamsburg Township then included most of the present Pee Dee region...and was located in front of the Black River."

Wife and Children

Adam m Ann McDonald, with a son Willis.
From GenForum: "The tradition has been current, so far as we can trace, the family of WILLIS McDONALD, that he was a descendant of the CLAN McDONALD of Glencoe, Argyllshire , Scotland. This clan were the victims of the tragic "MASSACRE OF GLENCOE". The remnant of the clan immigrated to America, settling first in the BARBADOS ISLANDS, and subsequently removing to the mainland. WILLIS McDONALD, son of ADAM and ANN McDONALD, was born near RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, January 10, 1760. He married DORTIA OWEN, the daughter of JAMES WILLIAM and JANE WYNN OWEN. Dortia was born in CAMDEN, SOUTH CAROLINA, about 1765. Her parents were born in VIRGINIA and were of WELSH descent."
Adam m Izabellah Fitch, with no son Willis found in records.
From Sue Watson (via e-mail to [Noland-165|Liz Shifflett]] April 19, 2017): Adam McDonald (c. 1742-1778) married Izabellah Fitch (c.1744-1767) Children were Fanny Fitch McDonald, a twin ( 1763-1771); Anabella who married a English officer Yarborough first, no issue. 2ond husband was William R. Withers, 3 daughters, 3rd. husband Robert Hailes, with whom she left for Alabama. Adam McDonald's son Adam McDonald ( c.1765-1818) married Catherine June (c. 1770-1820) and their children were: Samuel Newman, Daniel, Archibald, Adam, Eleanor, and Catherine. Grandson of the subject, Adam Mcdonald ( c. 1794-1843) married Martha S. Gamble (1801-1857) Their children were George K. McDonald b. 1824, Isaac Edwin (1827-1867) , Eliza Susan ( 1829-1853) and Samuel Newman McDonald ( 1825-1863) The Carolina Herald Volume 3 number 2 McDonald genealogy chart.
From Wikipedia: Archibald McDonald. (Posted as info - not likely the same family as the Virginia McDonalds.)
Archibald McDonald (1790-1853), born Scotland/died Canada, "last of 13 children born to parents Angus and Mary (née Rankin). His paternal grandfather, Iain (or John) McDonald, had been one of the few male survivors of the Massacre of Glencoe." He married twice: "Princess Sunday (m. 1823; d. 1824); Jane Klyne (m. 1825)".

Additional Information

More from Sue - Thanks!!

"Adam McDonald was one of the seven children of Daniel McDonald who immigrated to SC from the north of Ireland about 1735 and settled what is now Williamsburg county, When the first two continental regiments of foot were raised in SC in June 1775, officers were chosen by ballot, the highest rant going to those who received the most votes in the Provincial Congress. Adam McDonald received 130 votes ( only five less than Francis Marion) and became the seventh ranking captain. His brother James McDonald, received 114 votes and ranked as 12th. Adam McDonald, a veteran of the Indian Wars, soon revealed a talent for intelligence work which he used to good advantage. With one companion, he posed as a Tory sympathizer from the back country, and called upon Lord William Campbell, the British Governor. Lord William revealed his plan for supporting the Tories, and the information was promptly reported back to the Council of Safety. Captain McDonald was soon sent on another secret mission, this time to East Florida to ascertain the strength of ht British garrison there. He posed this time as an out of work manager of an indigo plantation and was interviewed by none other than John Moultrie, the royal Lt Governor of East Florida, brother of General William Moultrie and tent mate with McDonald on the Cherokee Expedition. After he was recognised, he barely escaped with his life. Adam McDonald was soon promoted to Major of the 1st regiment pf the SC Continental Line. An office he held until 1778, when he was replaced by Captain Thomas Pinckney. McDonald was probably unable to serve because of illness, as he died in 1778. Adam McDonald, who was described as General Moultrie as "a very bold, adventurous man," was one of America's first spies. Nathan Hale, who was more famous was not hanged until Sept, 1776--more than a year after Captain McDonald's escapades. ~ genealogical information by Miss Mabel Pace, a member of the Charleston chapter of the SC genealogical society, and direct descendant of Major Adam McDonald" among found genealogy papers of Martha Brunson Guerard 1916-1980"[16]


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  • DAR Records for descendant of Major McDonald (#076274, father of Private Willis McDonald)
    • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed May 4, 2015), "Record of Major Adam McDonald", Ancestor # A076274.
    • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed April 15, 2017), "Record of Private Willis McDonald", Ancestor # A076388.
    • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed Sept. 27, 2018), "Record of Major Adam McDonald", Ancestor # A076276.
  • Liz Shifflett, family knowledge, DAR application forms
  • Genforum report on family; includes information on Dortia.
Click the Changes tab for the details of edits by Liz and others.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Cabarrus County NC Court of P&QS.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Find A Grave: Memorial #39890019 Anna Catherine Schuffert Cline, citing Cold Water Lutheran Church Cemetery, Cold Water, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Dave Milster (contributor 47135019). Note: Unsourced user submission (accessed 27 December 2021).
  3. 3.0 3.1 Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 15 Jan 2021), "Record of Michael Kline", Ancestor # A066009.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 Wills and Estate Papers (Mecklenburg County), 1663-1978; Ancestry Record 9061 #535708 * Ancestry Sharing Link
  5. Find A Grave: Memorial #53008279 for George Cline (accessed 27 December 2021: no images/no sources).
  6. Find A Grave: Memorial #49028604 for Daniel Cline (accessed 27 December 2021).
  7. Find A Grave: Memorial #28888977 for Leah Blackwelder Cline, citation: "Information from Jeannette Baumann from the Milster/Cline Bible" (accessed 27 December 2021).
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Comment posted by Charlotte Shockey, 27 January 2015.
  9. Find A Grave: Memorial #7972755 for Mary Anna Klein Culp (accessed 27 December 2021).
  10. Burnt Meeting House Church Cemetery, Chester County, South Carolina, tombstone inscription (image on her FindAGrave memorial): "In the memory of Mary, wife of Benjamin Culp, who departed this life July 6th 1837, aged 75 years, 9 months, [12?] days". ~ Find A Grave: Memorial #7972755
  11. The Find A Grave: Memorial #163070727 for Anna Margaretha Klein Misenheimer has the same death date as Mary and includes text that says "Gravesite Details Married about 1781", but has no images or sources (as of 27 December 2021). The birth dates on the sisters' memorials (July and September of the same year) make it unlikely that that they were sisters. However, Michael's will does list a daughter Mary and a daughter Margaretha (but the only married daughter he listed was Catarina Lewis, deceased).
  12. Railey, 1968. Railey, William Edward. History of Woodford County Publication, "Versailles, Ky., Woodford Improvement League", pages 358-9.
    The Woodford County Bells descended from one of three brothers, Thomas, Samuel and James Bell, all born in Scotland, but emigrated to Ireland when quite young where they remained for some years before deciding to embark for America. When they reached our shores they concluded to settle near Canacadig, Pennsylvania in the year 1740 and each found himself a life companion within a short period of time.

    Thomas and James Bell later removed to Virginia. James settled in Augusta County where many of his descendants still reside, but Thomas, who married Elizabeth Weir at Canacadig in 1742 settled in an adjacent county where he remained until 1786 when he and his family removed to Woodford County Kentucky with the Thomsons and others. He died there in 1792 and his will probated in Woodford County Court, April 1792, being of date, September 9, 1791, while the county was yet a part of Virginia. [see hidden text for additional information about Thomas]
  13. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County 1745-1800, page 112, Deed Book No. 26.
  14. Scotland's People
  15. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2020), Samuel Bell, 1717.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 Additional information, also provided by Sue. Thanks so much!
  17. will abstract provided via e-mail - THANK YOU Sue!!
  18. Charleston Wills, Volume 7. Page 509 (information provided by Sue)
  19. Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed April 15, 2017), "Record of Private Willis McDonald", Ancestor # A076388.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Birth about 1740 for Adam (instead of 1742) based on 1760 birth of Willis. But with Adam born SC and Willis born NC, it is possible that they were not father/son (although Willis's service was SC). Proof is needed.
  21. 21.0 21.1 21.2 21.3 21.4 The Historical Magazine Vol 17, Page 152, "Death notices from SC"
  22. See page 38 "SC Colonial Soldiers and Patriots," compiled by Leonardo Andrea (information provided by Sue)
  23. DAR records; see this Genforum post for source of December 1778 death and additional information on the family.
  24. See page 38 "SC Colonial Soldiers and Patriots," compiled by Leonardo Andrea (information provided by Sue)
  25. 25.0 25.1 From Scotland's Mark on America by George Fraser Black, Ph.D (page 21, Google book):
    "Of the members of the Provincial Congress held at Charleston in January, 1775, the following were Scotsmen or men of Scottish ancestry: Major John Caldwell, Patrick Calhoun (ancestor of Vice-President Calhoun), George Haig of the family of Bemersyde, Charles Elliott, Thomas Ferguson, Adam Macdonald, Alexander M'Intosh, John M'Ness, Isaac MacPherson, Col. William Moultrie, David Oliphant, George Ross, Thomas Rutledge, James Sinkler, James Skirving, senior, James Skirving, junior, William Skirving, and Rev. William Tennent."
  26. See page 46 of The State Records of SC 1775-1776 (information provided by Sue)
  27. See page 204 of SC in the Revolution 1775-1780 by Edward McCready (information provided by Sue)


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