My gg grandfather was Angus McDonell born about 1833 in Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada. He married Mary S. Pickering who was born 13 Jun 1833, in Bedford, York, England. She died 17 Sep 1859, in Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada. They lived in Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada and believed to be members of the Methodist Episcopal Church there.
They had 3 sons
1. John A. McDonell born 10 Oct 1855 in Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada
2. Albert E. McDonell (also known as Albertus Joseph McDonell) born 03 Apr 1857 in Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada
3. Alexander R. McDonell born 10 Jun 1859 in Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada
John and Albert ended up in Michigan. Alexander stayed in Canada and raised a family. He was married to Catherine McDonald born 12 Jun 1859 in Lochiel Township, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canada. Her parents were Donald B. McDonald and Margaret Margaret Falkner.
After Mary Pickering McDonell died in 1859, Angus took the 3 boys and returned to his family in the Glengarry Area. The McDonell family was apparrently Roman Catholic and they persuaded Angus to have the boys baptised in the Catholic faith.
The infant Alexander was baptized 3 Nov 1859 at the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada with Augustin McDonell and Isabelle McDonell as his sponsors.
John A and Albert E (Albertus Joseph) were baptised same church on 12 June 1860. Sponsors for John A were Angus McDonell (his father???) and Isabella McDonell
Sponsors for Albertus Joseph were Douglas White and Flora McDonell.
In the 1871 census for Charlottenburg John A. McDonald was living with the McArthur Family.
In the 1871 census for Charlottenburg Alexander R McDonald was living with Donald Grant age 69, Jessie Grant age 45 and Bella Grant age 54, all members of the Church of Scotland.
Their father Angus McDonell born about 1833 remarried in about 1861 to another Mary.
In the 1861 census Lancaster, Glengarry Co., Ontario Canada the family was as follows
Angus McDonell age 30
John age 7
Albert age 6
Alexander age 1
Mary age 21
In the 1871 census in Lancaster, Glengarry Co., Ontario Canada the household consisted of the following
Angus McDonald age 42 laborer
Mary age 29
Angus Allen age 10
Margaret age 8
Mary Susan age 4
James Archibald age 1
By the 1881 census Mary must have died, Angus is shown as Widowed. The family in Lancaster again is
Angus McDonald born 1833 All are Scottish and Catholic
I am trying to determine if my Angus born 1833 is the sone of
John McDonell born about Abt. 1795 died 13 Oct 1861 Lancaster and
Catherine McDonell born about 1812 died 09 Aug 1850 Lancaster
They were married 18 Feb 1833 St. Raphaelâ€™s Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
I can provide their other children if this will help.
Is my Angus the sone of this John and Catherine McDonell????