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From: "Bill McDougal" <>
Subject: [Mull] John McLean and unknown McInnis
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 10:40:32 -0600
This really does look like a connection. I'll tell you all I know and you
can see what you think. By the way thank you for posting your reply to the
list. I thought that's where I sent it but I guess I replied directly to
The reason I am interested in this family is that it is very closely
connected to my direct line. Two of Sarah McInnis's children married their
first cousins. They married children of my gg grandmother Margaret McInnis.
Allan (married 1st cousin Flora McDougall)
Thomas Knaggs(born in England)
Ruth (married 1st cousin Daniel McDougall)
Sarah was the first member of the family to come to Wisconsin. I know Sarah
was in Wisconsin when Ruth was born on March 1st 1840. My gg grandmother
Margaret McInnis joined her in about 1844 with all of her
family(McDougal/McLucas). Another Sister Mary McInnis and her husband
Donald McDonald also came to Wisconsin about the same time. All three
sisters are buried in the Union Cemetery, South West of Cascade, Sheboygan,
Wisconsin USA. Sarah's oldest son Allan McLain married his cousin Flora
McDougall. They moved to Iowa and can be found in the 1880 US Census in
Owen, Cerro Gordo, Iowa. I don't know anything about Daniel or John.
I know that one of Sarah's sisters settled in Gray county Ontario.
The reason I think Sarah went to Canada is that according to some family
histories Margaret McInnis's eldest son Donald emigrated to Canada with
relatives sometime in the 1830s (I'm not sure where in Canada). All of
Margaret's brothers and sisters show up in the 1841 census for Mull and Iona
except Sarah. All of Margaret's husbands siblings also show up in the 1841
census for Mull and Iona. This means that the most likely relatives that he
emigrated with were John McLain and Sara McInnis. The story also states
that the family believed that Donald had died. My assumption is that when
the family heard of the death of John McLain they may have believed that
Donald had died as well. Donald eventually went back to Scotland and
rejoined his family to find a younger brother who had also been named
Donald. Within a couple of years after his return to Scotland the entire
family emigrated and joined Sarah and her new husband Thomas Knaggs in
I hope any of this makes sense. Let me know what you think.
From: Ida & Merle King [mailto:]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 7:42 PM
To: Bill McDougal;
Subject: Re: [Mull] Letter from Arch. McGILLIVRAY Re: John McLean and
I hope you don't mind my sending this reply back through the list. Where
it will be placed in the Archives.
I was told that our John McLean (sp) who married the unknown McInnis
died abt 1823 but nothing more.. I was really hoping to draw someone out
who might know more about this couple than I do (:-)))..
Now that Jean (thanks Jean) has added the additions to the 1841 census
at Shiaba with John & Margaret McGilvra (sp) to the h/h with John McLean
aged 10. He could very well be the nephew Archibald was sending the
I'd love to know more details of where your family settled in Canada
before moving to the US.
Bill McDougal wrote:
> I believe the John McLean you are talking about here is part of My family.
> I don't believe it is the same John McLean that the letter was written to.
> My gg grandmother Margaret McInnis had a sister Sarah McInnis(from Iona)
> married a man named John McLain. ( I know the names McLean and McLain are
> sometimes interchanged) Family records indicate the couple had three
> children Allan, Donald, and John. I only have approximate dates for all
> these people but my approximations are very close to the dates in the IGI
> and I have suspected for a long time that this is my family. I believe
> this family emigrated to Canada in the 1830s. I know that by 1840 John
> died and Sarah had remarried and moved to Wisconsin. Her new husband was
> Thomas Knaggs. Do you think any of this fits with your family?
> Let me know,
> Bill McDougal
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ida & Merle King [mailto:]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 1:57 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mull] Letter from Arch. McGILLIVRAY Mclean and ? of others
> from Shiba
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