I read your family letter. Cool stuff! Just to clarify...John 1 and John 2 are sons of Alexander MacDonald and Margaret Scott (and both siblings of Anne)? If this is the case than age-wise John 1 could not be the father of Ranald who married Penelope MacDonell? Ranald's and Penelope's marriage record is found in 1851 at the mission of St. Alexander of Lochiel(reg A). Ranald's parents are given as John MacDonald of Sandpoint and Isabelle MacDonald (not MacGillivray). Ranald's father John would have been born est. 1780 or so. Please correct me if I'm still confused?