Hello Juanita and Lark,
Thanks for the great information. I noticed I had his mother's
name wrong in my computer and I had it as Mary Ann MacNeil. I also had
him under Christy Campbell in another part of my GEDCOM.
A.D.'s Aunt Annie Campbell was either the third or fourth wife of
my great-great grandfather Hector Rory MacNeil. Her tombstone at
Baddeck lists her as the wife of Rory H. MacNeil. A.D wrote that my
great-grandfather married 4 times. Hector Rory would have been A.D.'s
uncle by marriage. He knew my great-great grandfather quite well and
he wrote quite a bit about him.
joseph macdonald wrote:
Hi Vince and Lark
"St. Columba Parish Records Iona": ALEXANDER DONALD. MCLEAN was born MARCH 16,
1889 and bapt. on MARCH 23, 1889 the son of NEIL STEPHEN MCLEAN and CHRISTY MCLEAN. The
sponsors were "ARCHIE J. CAMPBELL and CATHERINE D. MCLEAN. Bapt. by Rev. Grant.
CHRISTY [A.D.'s mother] was a CAMPBELL. She was the daughter of JEREMIAH [aka
"DARBY"] CAMPBELL and CATHERINE MACKINNON.
An interesting note (the wife of Neil Stephen MacLean) that I came across while reading
the Pioneers of Washabuckt' by A.D. MacLean was under the listing for his
[" Issue of Donald MacLean (Dhomhnull Niall ' Ic Lachlann) 1817-1900
ALEXANDER D. (1858-1882) died unmarried.
ANNIE (1860-1921) unmarried, died in North Sydney, N.S.
CATHERINE D. (1862-1930) died in Brighton Mass, unmarried.
NEIL STEPHEN (1862-1891) married MARY ANN MACNEIL of St. Peter's Richmond Co., with
A daughter died in infancy.
ELIZABETH ANN (1874-1922) died at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Brighton, Mass."
Issue of NEIL STEPHEN MACLEAN (Niall Dhomhnull Niall ' Ic Lachlann) 1863-1891
ALEXANDER DONALD, 1889-, Baddeck, married MARJORIE ANN MACLEAN of Washabuckt Centre.
MICHAEL DONALD (1890-1918) killed in action while serving with his Majesty's Forces
C.E.F., during the last Great War at Monchy-le-Preus, near Arras, France, August 26th,
1918. Sergt. Royal Canadian Rifles # 878339, unmarried."]
The Genealogy of the MACLEANS of Washabuckt as appears in A.D.'s book was compiled by
N.P.S. MACLEAN, in March 1935. Revised and corrected by ALEX. D. MACLEAN, Baddeck,
September 1940. Yet it appears that A.D. MACLEAN never noticed the "error"
concerning the wife of his father NEIL STEPHEN as being "MARY ANN MACNEIL of St.
Peter's" and not as CHISTENA (aka CHRISTY) CAMPBELL.
When referring to his mother she was listed only as MRS. NEIL.S. MACLEAN and that she
became the wife of JAMES MACINTYRE, of Kouchibougac, Kent Co., New Brunswick in August of
He refers to his aunt and that he lived with her for a period of time "MARY CAMPBELL,
1853-1935) (my aunt)" he refers to his uncle JOHN E. CAMPBELL, (my uncle) merchant.
ARCHIBALD J. CAMPBELL is referred to as the brother of JOHN E. CAMPBELL and also their
mother MRS. JEREMIACH CAMPBELL and another sister ANNIE and a another brother MICHAEL.
Was it possible that NEIL STEPHEN MACLEAN was married twice: 1. to MARY ANN MACNEIL of St.
Peter's, Richmond County and 2. CHRISTY CAMPBELL of Baddeck? Or A.D. MacLean just
missed the error?
A.D. MCLEAN [the last name uses "MC' in the records and not "MAC"
though A.D. MacLean uses the spelling 'MAC'] wrote the book "The Pioneers of
Washabuckt" in 1940. He was inspired that a marker should be erected to 'LACHLIN
MCLEAN' the pioneer of Washabuckt as Lauchlin's grave was unmarked when A.D.
MacLean first visited the Pioneer Cemetery in 1932. His plans of a simple marker
to mark the final resting place of Lachlin grew to a memorial with help of Rev. Father
Duncan J. Rankin, MALCOLM B. MACLEAN, N.P.S. MACLEAN, RODERICK D. MACLEAN, QUINTON
MACDONALD of Lower Washabuckt and JOHN M. MACLEAN of Baddeck. The unveiling of this
memorial took place August 23, 1934.
A.D. MACLEAN was married to MARJORIE ANN MACLEAN the d/o NEIL PETER MACLEAN and MARJORIE
Her obit appeared in the CAPE BRETON POST on April 29th, 1989
MAJORIE MACLEAN, 91, Lower Sackville
MARJORIE ANN MACLEAN, 91 Lower Sackville, N.S. formerly of Washabuck Centre, died Tuesday
April 18th at Camp Hill Hospital.
Born in Londonderry, N.S. she was the daughter of the late NEIL PETER and MARJORIE
(DURHAM) MACLEAN. She was a long time member of Holy Rosary Church, Washabuck, a life
member of the parish altar society and an active community worker. She was a former
manager of Washabuck Co-Op Store.
She is survived by one daughter MARJORIE (Mrs. Harold Andrews), Rindge, New Hamphire:
three grandchildren: two great grandchildren: two sisters MARY VAIL, Holston, Mass. and
HALLETT, of Omena, Michigan.
She was predeceased by four brothers RODDIE, PETER, JOHN D. and NEIL S. and three sisters
ANNIE MAE, MARY CHRISTINA and CATHERINE.
According to the 1901 census:
MARGERY A. (aka Marjorie) was born 24th of Sept. 1897.
JOHN D. b. Oct. 18th, 1895,
NEIL S. b. Feb. 09, 1900 (this is a match for the baptism record at St. Columba, Iona),
PETER b. Sept. 07, 1890 and
KATIE A. b. Feb. 01, 1892.
According to St. Columba's Records
RODERICK ANGUS was born Dec. 10th, 1901 and bapt. Dec. 15th, 1901
MARY CHRISTINA b. June 29th, 1903 bapt. June 30th, 1903
ANNIE MAY b. Sept. 30th, 1905 bapt. Oct. 2nd, 1905.
Happy hunting and by the way HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Edward MacNeil wrote:
> A. D. MacLean was the son of Neil Stephen (Donald, Neil, Lauchlin) MacLean. His
full name was Alexander Donald MacLean. He was born about 1889. He married Marjorie Ann
MacLean. I believe that A.D.'s mother was Christina (Jeremiah "Darby")
Campbell. Christina had a sister Ann who was the third (or fourth) wife of my great-great
grandfather Hector Rory MacNeil of Iona.
>For more information see Neil Stephen MacLean see family 495 in All Call Iona Home.
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