Hector McDONALD arrived at York Factory in 1812 with his wife Margaret McPhee and son Alexander as part of Owen Keveny's party of seventy-one Selkirk settlers and servants. He was an indentured servant of Alexander McLean of the Isle of Mull, Argyllshire, Scotland. This is in accordance with a family tradition that an ancestor had come through the Hudson Bay with the Selkirk settlers.
This is Beth and Nicole's genealogy blog about their McPherson branch that originates in Charles County, Maryland. We share records and our research for Alexander McPherson Sr. b. 1679 d. 1761 and Daniel McPherson d. 1740 Charles County, Maryland. Please come join us in our quest for answers.
Descendants of two early Venango, Warren, and Crawford County, Pennsylvania, families: (1) Robert W. Watson (1780/90-1845) and Margaret (Henderson) Watson (1791-1870); and (2) Hugh Morrison (1760-1839) and Isabella (Wilson) Morrison (-1853). Descendants are followed for the following Watson children: John P. (m. Mary Luce and Margaret Watson); James W. (m. Susannah and Margaret McConnell); William Broadfoot (m. Eliza Holmden); Robert Perry (m. Martha Henderson); Joseph M. (m. Mary Jane Courson); Zachariah (m. Sinia Watson); Jane (m. James Lytle). Descendants are followed for the following Morrison children: Sarah (m. John Lytle); Thomas (m. Elizabeth and Margaret Hunter); Matthew (m. Elizabeth Howe); James (m. Mary Foster); Joseph (m. Ann Beatty); William (m. Elizabeth McMasters); John B. (m. Margaret McMasters); and Elizabeth (m. Robert Jordan Neill).
Known roots go back to Helmstadt (1605), Trennfeld (1652), Erlenbach (1878) and many more places in Germany. Members of the family moved to Australia (since 1864) and many to America / USA (since 1840).