Alexander JohnMacDonell settled in the Chichester and Allumette area of the Upper Ottawa River area. His wife Ellen Mc/MacPherson is probably buried there but I have not found her gravesite.
Chart 13, Sheet 5 of Duncan D. MacDonald’s Part IV book of genealogical charts gives Alexander John’s ancestry as:
Archibald MacDonell – see Chart 218
*John Ban MacDonell
Alexander John MacDonald = Ellen MacPherson
(note on chart: from 7 – Beckwith Twp. Lot 3)
Mr. MacDonald does not give any lineage for Ellen. However, with the reference to Beckwith Twp. I spent a lot of time studying the cemeteries in that area trying to find a burial for her. I am still looking.
The other interesting thing is that on Aunt Nellie’s chart at the top she has written Alexander (Ban) MacDonald. See the posts I have written about Nellie’s charts on this blog. Just put her name in the search engine on the side and you should find them easily.
Mr. MacDonald’s Chart 218 is on pages 635 to 637 of Part IV the book of genealogical charts.
It reads the same but the focus stops at Findlay and his family – children.
Donald MacDonald (MacDonell)
Archibald – descendants are listed
b. 1751 died Aug 25, 1843 92 years of age Chart 218
Chart 297 it reads 1751 to Aug 24, 1848
*Archibald Roy MacDonell =
m. Annie MacDonell daughter of Angus R. MacDonell (fought at Battle of Culloden) & Janet MacDonald
This Archibald Roy is noted as “The Banker” see Chart 297 and Lot 4 – 9 Charlottenburg (Green Valley) Indian Lands.
Archibald Roy an Annie have two children on this Chart 218 and on Chart 297 six more children are added.
1. Alexander Roy (Archibald) MacDonald b. 1788 died 18 Dec 1839 age 51 (Death Diary) m. Isabella MacLellan and again see Chart 297.
2, John Roy MacDonald b. 1786 died 10 Mar 1861 age 75, m. Sally (Sarah) MacDonald, Lot 13 – 3 Kenyon. He is noted as a Church Elder who took the 1839 Census of Kenyon for the Church.
John Roy and Sally (Sarah) MacDonald had Catherine, Duncan, Angus, Ranald R., John, Archibald, Mary.
*This is implying that Archibald Roy MacDonell who married Annie is a brother to John Roy/Ban MacDonald father of my Alexander John MacDonell?
I have to admit reading Mr. MacDonald’s charts is hard business I can’t figure out sometimes if the dates are for the person below or above. I find I have to study them several times before I feel I understand what is meant. Lines are not connected and there are sort of bumps curving over other lines. The other problem is the lack of sources so you do have to use charts like this as road maps and find those original records to back them up.
Anyway I will let this all “percolate” on the back burner of my mind and study it further.