I have discovered my ancestors through Donald Jack MacDonald who posted an extensive documentation of our common heritage.http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=DESC&...
Unfortunately his email address is no good and bounced back when I tried to reach out to him. The link below documents my paternal grandfather James Ronald MacDonald who I believe remained in Nova Scotia in the Port Hood area. His wife, Charlotte and her children with the exception of Reginald migrated to Buffalo from 1924-1926.
Donald James was born in 1828; died: ~ June 10, 1916 at 88 years old in Port Hood, NS. He was a teacher and steel worker and was also the Registrar of Probate and treasurer for Inverness County Nova Scotia. He married Mary MacDonald who was born unknown, m: unknown and died July 12, 1906 at 69 years old.
According to a letter written by Donald James in 1912, Mary MacDonald was supposedly a MacDonald of Keppoch and sister to Hugh MacDonald, a sheriff who produced 8 children. The Right Rev Alexander MacDonald, Vicar General of Mabou brought up James Ronald's mother Mary and lived in Judique Parish for several years.
I'd love to establish contact with any descendants and also update some of this information since it says children of James & Charlotte are living which in fact all are deceased.
Paul MacDonald b: 1950