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BURDON/Rachel m.Wn.Alxdr MCDONALD-ofVA-c1800-2BourbonCoKY

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BURDON/Rachel m.Wn.Alxdr MCDONALD-ofVA-c1800-2BourbonCoKY

Posted: 13 Aug 2011 11:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone have any info, about a Miss Rachel BURDON who m. Mr.(William) Alexander McDONALD early 1800s. Or any info on W.A. McDONALD--such as WAS HE BORN IN Virginia or was he b.in SCOTLAND--as his daughter on 1880 Census states (no other Census or document was this ever declared-so might have been confusion on census-taker's part or her mis-understanding and giving info on HIS dad---ie-her Grandfather who we believe WAS b. in Scotland!)
In any case.....

[William] Alexander McDonald was from Virginia and then went on to Bourbon co., Kentucky.
And then later arrived in Jackson co., Indiana in 1822 with his wife Rachel BURDON and the following children: William, John, Melinda, Malida, [Malita]. Jane and Daniel. [there may have been a dau. named, Rhoda A. {Ansiline?]. A search of the 1850 & 1860 census of Vernon Twp. Jackson co., Indiana (east side of the county) revealed a} William & Elizabeth (Bedel) McDonald, b. Aug. 29, 1807, in Kentucky and her in Indiana, 1808. This must be Malita's older brother; he is 14 years older.

The head of this aforementioned family, ie-Alexander McDonald may also have been known as "William Alexander" McDonald.

Issue of W. A. & Rachel (Burdon) McDonald

I. William b. Aug. 29, 1807* d. May 20, 1875, Vernon twp, Jackson co., IN - * m. c1829/30, Elizabeth Bedel

II. John b. Aug. 7, 1810* d. Feb. 16, 1886, Jackson co., IN* m. Elizabeth ? Marling

III. Jane b. Oct. 14, 1811* d. May 23, 1895, Jackson co., IN* m. 2/23/30, Hiram W. Marling

IV. Daniel b. 1812* d.* m. Oct. 11, 1837, Naomi Pittman

V. Melinda b. April 15, 1820* d. Jan. 15, 1897, Jackson co., IN* m. March 13, 1830, Calvin Bedel

VI. Malita b. Jan. 17, 1822 * d. Jan. 20, 1907, Los Angeles, Calif.* m. 1st., Alexander McKee & 2nd., Ellis George

SO MY MAIN QUESTION IS....if anyone recognizes this family DOES ANYONE KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT either (William) Alexander McDONALD--ie HIS parents' names, where he himself or his parents ORIGINATED from, and/or does anyone know of anything of Rachel BURDON--ie- her PARENTS' names, or Names of her SIBLINGS? And/or where they originated??? --was it IN Kentucky or before that in Virginia, as her spouse WA McDonald was from?

ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED--i have info/docs/old pix i can share w/ people who can assist me w/any further back info.Thanks so much- take care, diane m. spencer (u can reach me directly at my private email addy which is....

dimari_ (then the ) at (symbol, then) hotmail (dot) com

thanks again,
diane spencer

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