McDougall, Alexander 1a

Birth Name McDougall, Alexander
Gender male
Age at Death about 51 years, 5 months, 21 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1816 Prince Edward Island, Canada in the 21-45 age group on the 1861 census, died at age 51
 
Death June 22, 1867 Mount Pleasant, Prince, Prince Edward Island  
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McDougall, John
Mother McDougall, Ann
    Brother     McDougall, Allan
    Sister     McDougall, Janet
    Sister     McDougall, Elizabeth
    Sister     McDougall, Margaret
    Brother     McDougall, John Richard
         McDougall, Alexander
    Sister     McDougall, Catherine

Families

    Family of McDougall, Alexander and Ellis, Hannah
Married Wife Ellis, Hannah
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage about 1842 Prince Edward Island, Canada unable to find in PEI Marriage Registers
 
  Children
  1. McDougall, William
  2. McDougall, Ann
  3. McDougall, Sarah
  4. McDougall, Alexander Haveland
  5. McDougall, Eliza
  6. McDougall, Susannah
  7. McDougall, Jane Campbell
  8. McDougall, John Archibald
  9. McDougall, Mary Anne
  10. McDougall, James Ellis

Media

Narrative

Alexander, born on the Island about 1815, is generally listed with the family of Alexander McDougall and Nancy McLean. However, no documents have been found to support this. One of the few mentions of a son Alexander in that family was that he was under 21 years of age in 1863, as noted in an agreement signed that year by the children of Alexander McDougald and Ann McLean. Alexander Jr. was living with his mother in 1863, when this Alexander was already married with a family.

Alexander could very easily fit with the family of John and Ann McDougall, so I have "parked" him here for now, until better information can be found.

I was unable to find a marriage record for Hannah Ellis and Alexander McDougall in PEI Marriages, although the date was probably around 1840. The marriage was noted in the History of the Ellis Family, and their names were on baptismal, marriage and death records for their children.

The Alex McDougall in the 1861 PEI census in Lot 12 next to Charles McDougald, was Charles' father.

There was another entry in this census, in Lot 12, for a McDougald, first name garbled, that had 10 people in the household. Ancestry transcribed the name as Alexander Vangold, but the National Library and Archives transcription said Alexander McDougal, a better match with the name on the image. The ages fit with this family, 3 boys and their father, one girl under 5, and 4 girls under 15. They were Bible Christians. One member of the family had been born the previous year (Mary Ann), and one had married (Ann to Horatio Nelson Robinson). This McDougald was 22 years into his lease, which supports a date of marriage around 1840.

Of the children generally attributed to this couple, Sarah, Eliza, Jane Campbell, John Archibald, Mary Anne, and James Ellis were in the PEI Baptismal Index. The names of William's parents were on his death record, Susannah's on her marriage and death record. Sarah's marriage record in Port Hill C of E said she was married at the home of her father, Alexander McDougall, on the Western Road in Lot 13.

Their first two children were possibly named after Hannah's parents, William and Nancy/Ann. Would Alexander's parents then, be Sarah and Alexander? Or John and Ann?

Hannah remarried in 1875, which means that Alex had died before that date. He could be the Alexander McDougald who died in 1867 in Mount Pleasant, Lot 13, who was described in the book Booze by Clinton Morrison as "Worthy Chief Templar, Hope Temple, IOGT" and whose obituary was quoted, describing him as "a man of great moral rectitude and sterling virtue." This Alex died at age 51, leaving a wife and 10 children, and lived in Lot 12, which fits with this Alexander's age, location, size of family, and religion - the Bible Christians and Methodists were strong supporters of the temperance movement.

 

d. Mount Pleasant, Lot 12, P.E.I., Saturday, 22nd June, Alexander McDOUGALD, age 51. Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 25 Number 757, Date July 9 1867, Place Saint John, Newspaper Morning Telegraph

At Mount Pleasant, Lot 12, on Saturday June 22nd after a severe illness of 4 days borne with Christian resignation, Mr. Alexander McDougald in the 51st year of his age, much and deservedly regretted by all who knew him. Miramichi and St. John papers please copy. Summerside Journal July 4 1867 page 3

 

 

 

Pedigree

  1. McDougall, John
    1. McDougall, Ann
      1. McDougall, Allan
      2. McDougall, Janet
      3. McDougall, Elizabeth
      4. McDougall, Margaret
      5. McDougall, John Richard
      6. McDougall, Alexander
        1. Ellis, Hannah
          1. McDougall, William
          2. McDougall, Ann
          3. McDougall, Sarah
          4. McDougall, Alexander Haveland
          5. McDougall, Eliza
          6. McDougall, Susannah
          7. McDougall, Jane Campbell
          8. McDougall, John Archibald
          9. McDougall, Mary Anne
          10. McDougall, James Ellis
      7. McDougall, Catherine

Source References

  1. Dyment, Jane: Ancestry Family Trees
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