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Subject: Re: [NYSCHOHA-L] Richard Bouvia's note on Early Families
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 09:22:40 EST
In a message dated 2/13/99 9:57:25 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> Dave and Dick -
> While the McDonald surname may not be found in Schoharie proper, certainly
> the Captain McDonald of Butler's Rangers must have been a member of one of
> Scots-Irish Tory families of Johnstown in what is now Montgomery County (
> help me here, Dick), and is prominent in most Revolutionary War annals.
> ares would not have been differentiated from Albany County or Tryon County
> that time. Could this be the McDonald in question?
> Fred Swart
Thank you for the input. My only clue of his residence at the moment are US
Census records for his son, Joseph, who reported being born in Albany Co., NY.
That would have been around 1780 based on Joseph's reported age for the
census, and ten years after John McDonald's arrival from Scotland per the 1901
MI newspaper article.
So, anyplace in the geographical area considered Albany by the populace at the
time would be possible.
Thanks for the insight.