Marshall McDonald

Brief Life History of Marshall

When Marshall McDonald was born on 18 October 1835, in Romney, Hampshire, Virginia, United States, his father, Col. Angus William McDonald Sr., was 36 and his mother, Leacy Ann Naylor, was 33. He married Mary Eliza McCormick on 17 December 1867, in Frankford, Greenbrier, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hampshire, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Lexington District, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States for about 20 years. He died on 1 September 1895, at the age of 59, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States.

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Marshall McDonald
1835–1895
Mary Eliza McCormick
1840–1934
Marriage: 17 December 1867
Rose Elsey McDonald
1870–
Angus McDonald
about 1873–
Nannie Frank McDonald
1883–1886

Sources (25)

  • Marshall Mcdonald in household of A W Mcdonald, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marshall McDonald, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"
  • Marshall Mcdonald, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1839 · Dueling Prohibited

February 20, 1839, Congress prohibits dueling in Washington D.C. It is inspired by the incident where William Graves, a Kentucky Rep. is killed by Jonathan Cilley, a Maine Rep.

1851 · Fire Devastates the Library of Congress

On Christmas Eve 1851, 35,000 of the volumes including many of Thomas Jefferson's own personal collections are lost in a fire that destroys two-thirds of the Library of Congress.

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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