Searching for parents of William MacDonell, Glengarry, Invernesshire. b. ? d. 1786, Newberry, SC, USA.
m. Margery McDonald, date unk., probably ca. 1760, Invernesshire. Margery was daughter of Roderick McDonald and Sarah O'Neal. They came to the Carolinas in either 1778 or 1783-4 w/four sons - may have been daughters left in Scotland. Sons were: Alexander - remained in SC, died ca. 1820; Peter - returned to Scotland, enlisted in Highland regiment (unk.)in 1787, served with distinction at Waterloo (Hougomont Farm), retired as Col.(?); Roderick - returned to Scot. w/brother, turned to farming; Donald - my ancestor, moved to St. Augustine, became planter, forcibly rechristened by Spanish authorities as "Donald Fernando," m. Sarah Bulia Pelot, d. 1849 in Savannah, GA. Have excel-lent info from William to present for most branches of fam.
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