The following underlined info on John D was sent to me as part of a family history to be checked over. On reviewing this info, It created as RED FLAG when the dates of birth & death were looked at. As i started to put more meat on the bones of this John D, it became obvious that two John MacDonalds were being mixed up.
Initially mistakes, glitches like this are almost automatic for all of us doing genealogy, myself included. They are called mistakes, but not real mistakes, just red flags, glitches until more research is done on the person concern from the discrepancies that are the starting point.
Below are my observations on these two John MacDonalds
Following that is the documentation backing up these observations.
John D 1805-1878 was actually born in May 1806 while the other John was born in 1818.
I do not claim anything by these results, good, bad, right, wrong or indifferent. I leave that to the viewer. I simply present the results. It is as it is.
Update 9/29/16 .. Thanks to James Allan MacDonald, CT USA for bring this marriage to my attention.
|John McDonald died March 24th, 1878 age 73 from Ontario Deaths|