Hi Gail, I just recently read these postings, dating back to 2010. In you searches did you encounter any of the "Ranald Roy" family? My grandfather was James "Ranald Roy" and his name is usually spelled "McDonald". ( Somehow it morphed to MacDonell, for me).They lived on what is now Hwy 43 just west of Alexandria. His marriage record ( dated April 17, 1892) shows that he was the son of Ronald and Margaret McDonald.