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Subject: Peter McDonaldb. 1794 In Dunblane, Perthshire, died Dec 1882 Oxford Co., ON
Author: Lynton_Stewart
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Classification: Query
Surnames: McDonald, Provorse

I am searching for any additional information on the family of the above man, who married Amanda Smith, born in 1794 in what is now Norwich, Oxford Co., Ontario. She died 24 March 1874 in Norwich Twp., Oxford Co, ON.

Amanda was the daughter of Isaac Smith, born in 1767 in Caldwell, New York, and Lucy Otis, b. 20 May 1773 in New London, Conn. They were married about 1790 in Warren Co., NY. That family had 11 children, most born in Norwich, Oxford Co., but two of the later ones were born in New York.

Amanda Smith married Peter McDonald 6 Nov 1814 in Wainfleet, Pelham, London District, Upper Canada.

I know of 5 children of that marriage, all born in Dereham Township, Oxford County:

Smith McDonald, b. 22 Jan 1815, d. 8/1880 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan USA
Wellington McDonald. b. 22 Jan 1815, d. 1865 Arkansas City, Arkansas, USA
Melinda McDonald, b. abt 1817, d. 1892, Huron Co., Michigan, USA
Nelson Horatio McDonald, b. 16 Mar 1820, d. 4 Apr 1900, Sheridan Twp., Newago Co, Michigan, USA
Emily Minerva McDonald, b. 24 Mar 1821, d. 9 Nov 1881, Madison, Grundy Co., Missouri, USA

I have the spouses and children of all of them. Melinda and Emily Minerva married sons of John and Jemima Provorse of Dereham Twp. Oxford Co., Ontario.

John is believed to have died about 1854 in Dereham Township. Jemima died sometime after June 1870, in St. Clair, St. Clair Co., Michigan, USA, living with a grandchild.

I descend from Melinda McDonald, who married John Allen Provorse on 29 Nov 1835 in what is now Bayham Twp., Elgin Co., Ontario

I would very greatly appreciate any additional information on either or both of these families.

I suspect that there were other McDonald children, but I only have the 5.

I have been working on my family genealogy since 1979, and I have very limited information on most of the ones that came to Canada.