Hello everyone I am researching McLennans\McLellans in the Wallace area in the early to mid 1800’s. I specifically interested in Hector McLennan and thus far have not been able to identify his origins or other family members. Any help would be appreciated, more information below.
Note name has been seen spelled two ways McLennan and McLellan, seems to have standardized on McLellan in the 20th century.
Hector McLennan b. 1818 Scotland, d. 1856 Wallace.. Occupation Carpenter and Seaman, married Nancy Annie Mullins abt. 1845 she was b. 1826 d. March 1903 in Pugwash, both buried in MacDonald Cemetery on Gulf Shore Road.
Hector is said to have drowned in Wallace harbor in 1856
His stone and other documents state he was born in Scotland, it is however possible he was born elsewhere.
Children of Hector and Annie
1.) Henrietta “Etta” McLellan b. 5/24/1848 Wallace, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, d. 4/30/1936 Pugwash, Cumberland, Nova Scotia. Buried in Palmerston cemetery in Pugwash
2.) Elizabeth McLellan b. 1849 d. 1854. Buried in MacDonald cemetery.
3.) Catherine “Kate” McLellan b. 1850 d. 1930 Buried in Palmerston cemetery in Pugwash, on brother Alexanders stone.
4.) John McLellan b. 1851 d. 1871. Buried in MacDonald cemetery.
5.) Alexander McPherson McLellan was born 22 March 1852 and baptized 22 July 1853. Unknown may be in error, child died or in error with other Alex
6.) Alexander Mcfarlane McLellen b. March 17, 1855 in Wallace, Cumberland County Nova Scotia d. Dec 14th, 1904 Pugwash coastal sea captain died after accident at sea. Buried in Palmerston cemetery in Pugwash.
7.) Hector McLellan b. 1856 d. 1877 in Rio de Janeiro of yellow fever, marker in MacDonald cemetery.
8.) Malcolm McLellan b. 7/15/1856 Wallace, Cumberland, Nova Scotia d. 1932 Wolseley, Assiniboia, Saskatchewan
Any information would be appreciated. Thanks –Jason McLellan