Archie & Mary’s Children: John Alexander McDonell

It must be terribly sad to lose two babies so quickly in a marriage.  This is what appears to have happened to Archibald and Mary.  A record for a second son was found in the church records and the child was named:  John Alexander McDonell.

The St. Alphonsus Church records show that he was born the 18th of April 1863 and baptized on the 26 of April 1863.  His burial location and death date are not known. 

Source:  Baptism, Marriage and Burial Index of the St. Alphonsus Church, 1846-1920, Chapeau, Pontiac Co., Quebec. FHL#1029798, B31, John Alexander McDonell, St. Bridget’s Sheen, baptismal record.  

St. Bridgets Sheen, April 26, 1863. We the undersigned priest of this mission have baptized John Alexander born the 18th……of the lawful marriage of Archibald McDonell and Mary McDonell. The sponsors were John McDonell and Rachel McDonell who have not signed………..can’t read the name of the priest.

The witnesses of this birth are Rachel who is probably Mary’s sister.  John McDonell could be a brother to either Mary or Archibald?

Apparently the original church in Sheenboro burned down in 1918 and was replaced?  Here are links to the Archdiocese of Pembroke for possibly more information:

http://pembrokediocese.com/web/parish/alphonsus/

http://pembrokediocese.com/web/english/news/index

About BJ MacDonald

Interested in travel, really into genealogy and researching my family history, classic novels and movies, fantasy and science fiction, photography, history and more... Apparently, my comments have been going to my cat blog rather than my genealogy blogs. I am attempting to fix the problem.
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