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Subject: mcalister / irving
Author: sandie ellicott
Date: Monday, April 16, 2001
Classification: Query
Surnames: Irving, Mcalister, Ferguson

I have just discovered that my GGGgrandparents Euphemia (Ferguson) and Gilbert MCALISTER born in Islay Scotland are buried in Bethyl Pioneer Cemetary near Arthur. I am wondering if transcriptions of these monuments are available and how I can access further information on this couple eg local histories. I have found the family on the 1861 and 1871 census records for Minto, Wellington Co.
My GG grandparents are Catherine (Mcalister) and Thomas Irving. I found Catherine on the 1871 census'living in Elora, already widowed and living with her six children Euphemia(19), Marion (18), James, Mary, Thomas jr., and Kathy. Catherine and her two oldest daughters were listed as milliners. They were not listed in the 1861 census for Elora.
Any information on the above two fammilies would be greatly appreciated.
Sandie Ellicott
West La Have, NS