Isabella McDonald

9 January 1812–14 December 1881 (Age 69)
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Isabella

When Isabella McDonald was born on 9 January 1812, in Georgia, United States, her father, Bryant McDonald, was 45 and her mother, Eleanor, was 35. She married Reuben Searcy about 1828, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Bradley, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Hurricane Township, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States in 1880. She died on 14 December 1881, in Rye, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Searcy Cemetery, Cleveland, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Searcy
Isabella McDonald
Marriage: about 1828
Nancy Ellen Searcy
Sarah J. Searcy
Benjamin Sercy
Isabella Searcy
Margaret Searcy
Malvina Ruth Searcy
James Bryant Searcy
Pauline Ann Charlotte Searcy
John Reuben Searcy
Emmanuel Washington Searcy
Dode E Searcy
Napoleon Searcy

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  • Marriage
    about 1828Georgia, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1818: Cahawba, Alabama Territory, United States 1819: Cahawba, Alabama, United States 1820: Bibb, Alabama, United States* *Renamed from Cahawba in 1820
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 7
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 20
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Domhnaill ‘son of Domhnall’, a name derived from the Celtic elements domno- ‘world’ + val- ‘might, rule’. Donald is an Anglicized form (via Latin) of this personal name used in Scotland, though the surname is also widespread in Ireland. The name is equivalent to Irish McDonnell and McConnell , and to Manx Cannell .History: This is the name of the largest and most disparate of the Scottish clans (Clan Donald), associated in particular with the Hebrides and claiming descent from Domhnall mac Raghnaill mac Somhairle, who lived in the late 12th century. From that time until 1493 the head of the clan was known as Lord (or King) of the Isles. The reigns of the Lords of the Isles were always stormy, often in conflict with the kings of Scotland, and peppered with disasters. After a series of defeats in the 1480s, Eoin Mac Dhomhnaill a Ìle (John Macdonald of Islay, Earl of Ross and Lord of the Isles) forfeited his lands, his power, and his title as Lord of the Isles in 1493 to King James IV of Scotland. By then, a branch of the family had settled in the Antrim Glens in Ireland and members moved between the southern Hebrides and Ireland throughout the 16th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (6)

    • Isabella Searcy in household of Reubin Searcy, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Isabella Searcy in household of R Searcy, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Isabella McDonald - Published information: birth: 9 January 1812; Georgia, United States

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