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Andrew Beachum
John McIsaac Scotland to Nova Scotia to US 1840-1910
Thu Jun 25, 2009 05:18

I don't know which area of Nova Scotia he lived in, unfortunately. I have heard very recently that he may have arrive in NS as a stowaway when he was 9 years old (this is what he apparently told the family). In addition, even though he lists himself and his parents as Gaelic/Scotland (the designation for people of Highland origin)in the 1910 US census, he supposedly told the family that he came from Glasgow (which could mean several things), but I haven't found him in any of the censuses, yet. So, he may not have even been from Moidart, but I am nearly certain that his parents were (if I could only find out who they were!) Anyway, I thought I would just see if the story sounded familiar to anyone. Thank you, Andrew

  • Where in Nova Scotia?
    • Eigg MountainAndrew Beachum, Fri Apr 9 05:52
      I have since discovered that the MacIsaac family I am researching lived at Rear Arisaig / Eigg Mountain in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. Lauchlin Mor MacIsaac was the first of the family to settled ... more
      • Re: Eigg MountainAnonymous, Sun Apr 11 18:54
        Andrew, If you check Fr. Rankin's "History of Antigonish" p.316, you will find Archie MacLellan from Eigg. He came to Eigg Mountain in 1825 and married Catherine MacIsaac. They had issue: 1. Ronald,... more
        • Thank you!Andrew Beachum, Sun Apr 11 19:14
          Allan, Thanks so much for posting your reply. It's funny you posted the info about Archie MacLellan, since I was looking for info about him, but hadn't mentioned it! I am so appreciative that you... more
    • John McIsaac Scotland to Nova Scotia to US 1840-1910 — Andrew Beachum, Thu Jun 25 05:18
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