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Re: 5 John McDonald families in Albany & Schoharie Co.
Posted by: Jane whitty (ID *****0569) Date: July 23, 2009 at 09:45:12
In Reply to: Re: 5 John McDonald families in Albany & Schoharie Co. by Dan Atwell of 600

Hi Dan,

Glad you are still floating around here. I haven't dug too far back beyond Robert G. McDonald spending the last 10 years trying to confirm Wesley McDonald was indeed the same as Robert W. in the 1850 and 1860 census, and figuring out Sepheranus and finding Bertha McDonald's mother, etc.

I haven't bothered sending for a death certificate on Robert G., if there is one. For an 1883 death, it's likely only a short entry in a ledger that doesn't show much of anything useful. They didn't start adding parent info until later usually, although I still have some more digging I want to do on him and then I'll get to the John's at some point.

I probably have a bit more than you do on the siblings of Wesley as I was collecting a lot on them as I went since, as you know, having complete sibling info can also lead to other useful information on the main person you are researching. Wesley was the next to last to die in that line, I believe, as his obituary stated only survivor sibling was a sister (and I have no idea who that was yet). It might have been Malinda (whom I haven't dug much into her yet) is about the only likely candidate (Elizabeth and Dephina Augusta had already died). I didn't even have the Elmira b. 1827 - gonna have to check on her but she would have probably been too old to have survived Wesley who died in 1925.

I do have old pictures but only from Wesley forward. Most of my genelogical quest is about finding and identifying old photos. This is the main website (and McDonald pix are under the McDonald tab)
http://ohioheritage.tripod.com/ohioheritagephotoalbum/

I need to update the McDonald info with Bertha's updated info now that I have finally found her mother (Wesley's first wife, Juliette Moak).

All of your good research may help figure out who the John & Polly McDonald who were the parents of Eliza A. McDonald (b. 23 Oct 1832 in NY) who first married a Crockett and 2nd married Peter Moak in 1879 (his second wife) in Lagrange Co., IN.

And I have bit more photo's and more detailed info in my family tree posted at Ancestry.com
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6869793/family


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