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The Descendants of Donald MacTavish

Generation No. 3


3. DONALD3 MACTAVISH, JR. (DONALD2, ROGER1) (Source: Scots Origins search.) was born May 10, 1819 in Dunadd, Argyllshire, Scotland (Source: Scots Origins search. Says Glassary parish. Dunnad from Basswood book. 511/2, FR336), and died June 15, 1882 in Bosanquet Twp., Lambton, Ontario, Canada (Source: Marg Thompson. She says that both Donald and Mary died in the house where she now lives, the house which Malcolm built in 1854.). He married MARY MCINTYRE (Source: Ontario census 1871. Maiden name from Marg Thompson.). She was born April 20, 1825 in Kilmichael, Argyllshire, Scotland (Source: Ontario census 1871. Date and location from Marg Thompson.), and died June 24, 1904 in Bosanquet Twp., Lambton, Ontario, Canada (Source: Marg Thompson.).

Notes for D
ONALD MACTAVISH, JR.:
Emigrated from Scotland to Canada in 1846 to a farm near Forest, Ontario, at a place called Thedford. Descendents of Donald Jr. are still farming there. - Basswood 1878-1978, p. 268.

Ont. 1871 census: Donald Thomson, age 50, b. Scotland, Lambton Co, Bosanquet Twp., Dist 4, Subdist J, Div 2, pg 62. With wife Mary, 46, b. Scotland, children all b. ONT: Dugald, 18, Alexander, 17, Margaret, 14, Flora, 12, Mary, 10, Archibald, 8, Jane, 6, Euphemia, 4, and John, 2. Presbyterian. Surname spelled Thomson.

Ont. 1861 census: Don Tompson, farmer, 41, b. Scotland, wife Mary, 34, b. Scotland, children all b. Upper or Western (not clear) Canada: Don, 10, Dug, 7, Alexander, 7, Mart., 6, Flora (not clear), 3, Mary, 1. Religion: F.C. Lives in log house built in 1850.
     
Children of D
ONALD MACTAVISH and MARY MCINTYRE are:
7. i.   DONALD4 THOMPSON, b. August 12, 1851, Ontario; d. Unknown.
  ii.   DUGALD THOMSON (Source: Ontario census 1871.), b. April 09, 1853, Ontario (Source: Ontario census 1871. Exact day from Marg Thompson.); d. 1897 (Source: Marg Thompson.).
  Notes for DUGALD THOMSON:
Marg Thompson:
Owned 96 acres Lot 21 Con. 12
Unmarried as far as we know.
Buried at Ravenswood [Ontario?]

  iii.   ALEXANDER THOMSON (Source: Ontario census 1871.), b. November 1854, Ontario (Source: Ontario census 1871. Month from Marg Thompson.); d. 1879 (Source: Marg Thompson.).
  Notes for ALEXANDER THOMSON:
Marg Thompson:
Believe he died when he hit his head on a barn door.
Buried at Ravenswood [Ontario?].

8. iv.   MARGARET THOMSON, b. September 15, 1856, Ontario; d. September 13, 1927.
9. v.   FLORA THOMSON, b. 1858, Ravenswood, Lambton, Ontario; d. January 1885, Ravenswood, Lambton, Ontario.
10. vi.   MARY THOMSON, b. November 15, 1860, Ravenswood, Lambton, Ontario; d. 1897, Ravenswood, Lambton, Ontario.
11. vii.   ARCHIBALD THOMSON, b. October 05, 1862, Ravenswood, Lambton, Ontario; d. Unknown.
  viii.   JANE THOMSON (Source: Ontario census 1871.), b. October 10, 1864, Ontario (Source: Ontario census 1871. Exact date from Marg Thompson.); d. April 15, 1902, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan (Source: Marg Thompson.).
  Notes for JANE THOMSON:
Marg Thompson:
Never married.
Buried at Ravenswood Cemetery 17 Apr 1902.

  More About JANE THOMSON:
Burial: April 17, 1902, Ravenswood Cemetery, Lambton Co., Ontario (Source: Marg Thompson.)

  ix.   EUPHEMIA THOMSON (Source: Ontario census 1871.), b. August 1867, Ravenswood, Lambton, Ontario (Source: Ontario census 1871. Month from Marg Thompson.); d. January 19, 1933, Ravenswood, Lambton, Ontario (Source: Marg Thompson.); m. JOHN MILBURN (Source: Marg Thompson.); b. January 24, 1870; d. 1918, Ravenswood, Lambton, Ontario.
  Notes for EUPHEMIA THOMSON:
Marg Thompson:
Buried at Ravenswood [Ontario?].

  More About EUPHEMIA THOMSON:
Burial: Unknown, Ravenswood Cemetery, Lambton Co., Ontario

  More About JOHN MILBURN:
Burial: Unknown, Ravenswood Cemetery, Lambton Co., Ontario

12. x.   JOHN THOMPSON, b. November 03, 1868, Ontario; d. February 10, 1924.


4. MALCOLM3 MACTAVISH (DONALD2, ROGER1) (Source: Scots Origins search.) was born June 13, 1822 in Dunadd, Argyllshire, Scotland (Source: Scots Origins gives date, and location is Glassary parish. Tombstone has 31 Jul 1821. Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living, 268, has 31 Jul 1823. Ontario1871 census gives age as 52, implying birth in 1819. Ontario 1861 census has age 38. 511/3, FR454.), and died August 18, 1897 in Cadurcis, Manitoba (Source: Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living.). He married NANCY ANN MCLARTY (Source: Basswood book. Most sources use only Ann McLarty.) March 10, 1856 in Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario (Source: Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living.), daughter of JOHN MACLARTY and CHRISTIAN MACNICOL. She was born July 18, 1830 in Taynamullan, Argyleshire, Scotland (Source: Scotland's People website (GROS), FR 472, 511/00-0003. Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living cites Ontario census of 1871 giving age as 38, yielding July 1832 as birth month.), and died February 14, 1908 in Cadurcis, Manitoba (Source: Manitoba death record 1908-002378 at age 76. Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living has simply 1907 (from tombstone).).

Notes for M
ALCOLM MACTAVISH:
Have a hard-paper copy of the birth record from GROS. Confirms birth at Dunadd.

Emigrated to Canada from Scotland in 1846 to a farm near Forest, Ontario, at a place called Thedford. Malcolm farmed in Ontario for many years. Then, at age of 55 in 1878, accompanied by his wife and family of 8, came to Manitoba to homestead. Arrived at Hare's Crossing on the Little Saskatchewan River on 5/24/1878. Family came to homestead on the NE quarter of 4-15-19W1 in what was to be known as the Cadurcis district. The farm is now (1978) owned by Robert Greig. Later on the family lived on N 1/2 of 6-15-19 and finally moved to 5-14-20 in the Moline district where Ken Bridgeman now farms. Christina and Alexander continued to farm at Moline until he sold to Dr. Young, DVM, and then Alexander purchased 28-14-19 where Rixon McKinnon now farms (1978). In March 1909 Alexander and his sister Christina moved to Warren, Manitoba to farm there. At retirement they sold the farm and moved to Stonewall, Manitoba. Neither was ever married. They are buried at Stonewall. - Basswood 1878-1978, p. 268.

Ont. 1871 census: Malcolm Thomson [sic], age 52 [sic - birth in 1819?], b. Scotland, farmer, Lambton Co., Bosanquet Twp. Dist 4, subdist J, Div 2, Pg 62. With wife Nancy, 38, b. Scotland, children all b. ONT: Margaret, 14, John, 12, Donald, 11, Malcolm, 9, Christina 7, Euphemia, 5, Alexander, 2, Flora, 11 mos. Family listed as Presbyterian.

Ont. 1861 census: Mac Tompson, farmer, 38, b. Scotland, with wife Ann, 28, b. Scotland. Children all b. Upper or Western (not clear) Canada: Magt., 5, John, 3, Don, 2. Religion: F.C. Lives in log house built in 1854.

Speculation is that Alexander and Ebenezer were brothers of Donald and Malcolm who also emigrated to Ontario. This relationship is not based on any evidence other than age and proximity. They may or may not have been brothers. There were no twins, unless the Scots Origins date for Malcolm is wrong. Scots Origins does not support the idea of twins.

More About M
ALCOLM MACTAVISH:
Burial: Unknown, Cadurcis Cemetery, Cadurcis, Manitoba (Source: Tombstone.)

Notes for N
ANCY ANN MCLARTY:
Family stories report someone being a "mail-order" bride. Ann McLarty may have been this woman.

There are few direct old references to draw upon, but she was generally called Ann until the 1871 Ontario census, which is the earliest known reference to the name Nancy.

Scots birth records and family records have numerous items of confusion.
Birth from family records is Jul 1832, parents John McLarty and Christina McNaughton.
One Scots record has birth 18 Jul 1830, parents John McLarty and Christian McNicol. This is the birth record reflected in these files. The parents were married in 1812 in Glassary parish, and the other children are listed here. There is also a Glassary marriage for a John McLarty and Catherine McNaught[on] in 1810, with no records of children born to that marriage.
Another Scots record has birth 20 Jul 1832 in Glassary parish, parents Angus McLarty and Janet McTavish [sic], residing at Silvercraigs. Siblings are Isobel, b. 4 Dec 1830, John, b. 22 May 1834, and Duncan, b. 27 Feb 1837. The parents married at Glassary 16 Jan 1830. Apparently, Angus the father was born in Glassary to Archibald McLarty and Janet Balfour on 25 Dec 1802 - no other siblings listed.
It is logical to assume that these possible fathers were probably related somehow.

More About N
ANCY ANN MCLARTY:
Burial: Unknown, Cadurcis Cemetery, Cadurcis, Manitoba (Source: Tombstone has 1907.)

Marriage Notes for M
ALCOLM MACTAVISH and NANCY MCLARTY:
At St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Sarnia, there was a Rev. David Walker serving there from 1855 to 1864. There are no records of marriages at the church in this period.

More About M
ALCOLM MACTAVISH and NANCY MCLARTY:
Death of one spouse: August 18, 1897
Marriage: March 10, 1856, Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario (Source: Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living.)
     
Children of M
ALCOLM MACTAVISH and NANCY MCLARTY are:
13. i.   MARGARET4 THOMPSON, b. January 18, 1857, Bosanquet Twp., Lampton Co., Ont; d. August 18, 1890, Brandon, Manitoba.
14. ii.   JOHN THOMPSON, b. May 31, 1858, Bosanquet Twp, Lampton Cty, Ont; d. February 14, 1914, Cadurcis, Manitoba.
15. iii.   DONALD THOMPSON, b. December 18, 1859, Bosanquet Twp, Lambton County, Ontario; d. September 20, 1923, Cadurcis, Manitoba.
16. iv.   MALCOLM THOMPSON, JR., b. December 05, 1861, Forest, Lambton, Ontario; d. Unknown, Long Beach, California.
  v.   CHRISTINA THOMPSON, b. May 03, 1863, Bosanquet Twp, Lampton Co., Ont (Source: Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living.); d. December 18, 1944, Stonewall, Manitoba (Source: Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living.).
17. vi.   EUPHEMIA THOMPSON, b. October 29, 1865, Bosanquet Twp, Lampton Co., Ont; d. May 29, 1908.
  vii.   ALEXANDER THOMPSON I, b. July 04, 1868, Forest area of Ontario (Source: Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living.); d. December 05, 1945, Stonewall, Manitoba (Source: Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living.).
  viii.   FLORA THOMPSON, b. April 19, 1870, Bosanquet Twp, Lampton Cty, Ont (Source: Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living.); d. June 27, 1933, Stonewall, Manitoba (Source: Basswood 1878-1978 A Century of Living. Buried beside her husband in the Thompson plot at Cadurcis Cemetery.); m. THOMAS YOUNGER, January 26, 1911, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Source: Manitoba marriage record 1911-004543.); b. English; d. Unknown.
  Notes for FLORA THOMPSON:
Basswood 1878-1978 p. 268: Thomas Younger was an English lad. Flora was born the same year Manitoba became a province. They farmed in the Moline district, moved to Saskatchewan and farmed there for a while, and finally moved to a farm at Warren, Manitoba. Had no family.

  More About FLORA THOMPSON:
Burial: Unknown, Cadurcis Cemetery, Cadurcis, Manitoba (Source: Tombstone.)

  More About THOMAS YOUNGER:
Burial: Unknown, Cadurcis Cemetery, Cadurcis, Manitoba (Source: Tombstone.)

  More About THOMAS YOUNGER and FLORA THOMPSON:
Marriage: January 26, 1911, Winnipeg, Manitoba (Source: Manitoba marriage record 1911-004543.)



5. ARCHIBALD3 THOMPSON (DONALD2 MACTAVISH, ROGER1) (Source: Ontario census 1871.) was born 1823 in Scotland (Source: Ontario census 1871.), and died Unknown. He married CHRISTINA MDNNMUNKN (Source: Ontario census 1871.). She was born 1821 in Scotland (Source: Ontario census 1871.), and died Unknown.

Notes for A
RCHIBALD THOMPSON:
There is no evidence that this Archibald is the son of Donald MacTavish and Margaret McAlpine.
     
Children of A
RCHIBALD THOMPSON and CHRISTINA MDNNMUNKN are:
  i.   JANE4 THOMPSON (Source: Ontario census 1871.), b. 1847, Ontario (Source: Ontario census 1871.); d. Unknown.
  ii.   JAMES THOMPSON (Source: Ontario census 1871.), b. 1850, Ontario (Source: Ontario census 1871.); d. Unknown.
  iii.   WILLIAM THOMPSON (Source: Ontario census 1871.), b. 1853, Ontario (Source: Ontario census 1871.); d. Unknown.
  iv.   GEORGE THOMPSON (Source: Ontario census 1871.), b. 1859, Ontario (Source: Ontario census 1871.); d. Unknown.


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