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Updated September 5, 2000


I am researching the ancestors of my great-great grandfather, ARCHIBALD McDONALD, b. circa 1795-96 in North Carolina, ARCHIBALD McDONALD'S wife, HARRIET ???, b. circa 1806 South Carolina and their children.
The children's names are:
(1)
ARCHIBALD McDONALD, b. 1832 In Ga. Died Feb. 1881 in Buffalo, Leon Co., Texas. Married CATHERINE F.S. GLENN July 22, 1852 in Barbour Co., Alabama. The 1860 Census of Barbour Co., Alabama lists three children: MARY G. McDONALD, b 1853, Barbour Co., Ala.; JOHN T. McDONALD, b.1855, Barbour Co., Ala.; CARRIE McDONALD, b.1858, Barbour Co., Ala.
(2)
The 1850 Census, Barbour Co., Alabama lists:
HARRIET AMANDA McDONALD. b.1833 in Ga., Age 17.
(3)
The 1850 Census, Barbour Co., Alabama lists:
LUCIA McDONALD, b.1834 in Ga., Age 16. Married James N. Dawkins Dec. 25, 1854, Barbour Co., Ala., Died Jan. 1887 in Hackley, Texas.
(4)
JOSHUA McDONALD, MY GREAT GRANDFATHER.
Born: August 03, 1836 in Georgia.
Married: January 10, 1856 to MARY ELIZABETH MARTIN in Barbour Co., Ala.
Died: February 02, 1915 in Clark Co., Ala.
(5)
The 1850 Census, Barbour Co., Alabama lists:
JOHN C. McDONALD, Age 11, b. in Ga.
I have found a Clark Co., Alabama marriage record of a John C. McDonald and Elizabeth Pelt on July 07, 1859.
(6)
The 1850 Census, Barbour Co., Alabama lists:
JAMES G. McDONALD, Age 9, b. Ga.
The 1860 Census, Clark Co., Alabama lists JAMES G. McDONALD Age 21 and wife MARY Age 16, living in a dwelling close to his father Archibald McDonald.
(7)
The 1850 Census, Barbour Co., Alabama lists:
MARTHA E. McDONALD, AGE 3, b. Alabama.
I have a Clark Co., Alabama marriage record showing Martha Jane McDonald married Henry Briars Jan. 01, 1865.
I also have information showing Martha died Feb. 19, 1926 in Houston, Texas.

I have an extract of the Barbour Co., Alabama 1850 Cencus listing SYLVESTER MARTIN,THE FATHER OF MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER MARY ELIZABETH MARTIN, his wife DELIA ??? and seven children.

MARTIN, SYLVESTER........35..M..NC
DELIA....................33..F..GA
SYLVESTER................13..M.. "
ELIZABETH................11..F.. "
PEYTON....................9..M.. "
SARAH.....................7..F.. "
THOMAS....................5..M.. "
BENJAMIN..................3..M..ALA
JAMES..................1/12..M.. "

In the RURAL LANDOWNERS of BARBOUR CO., ALABAMA - 1851, PAGE 88,
is this entry:
Martin, S.. Sections 17 & 18, T'ship 13, Rang 27. Sylvester Martin, b. ca 1815 N.C., to Ala. from Ga. by 1847, LATER MOVED TO HENRY CO., ALA (OR 26,p. 276). Delia---(1st wife?), b. ca 1817 Ga. Susan Williamson ( 2nd wife - m. 2nd Sept. 1852), b. ca 1826 N.C. (1860 Census), daughter of Charles Williamson who died 1867 (OR 26, p. 276).

Any information on any of the above will be greatly appreciated.
I will share information with any interested parties.




John Carlton McDonald
2658 Demetropolis Rd.
Mobile, Alabama 36693
United States
(334) 666 - 0638
mcdonaldjc@mindspring.com

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