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Family Gathering

McPhee Family Gathering ca. 1900

Children and grandchildren of Alexander McPhee and Margaret Campbell McLean gathered at Sunnyside, the Donald's farm in Derby Township, Ontario.

Back Row (L to R): Al Donald with son George in his arms, Stuart Fleming, Martha McKechnie, George Donald. Middle Row: Margaret (McPhee) Niven, Ann (McPhee) McKechnie, John McPhee, Jessie (McPhee) Donald, Jane McPhee. Front Row - Millie (Sitzer) Donald, Sarah (Munn) McPhee, Margaret (Donald) Fleming. In front: Annie Whalen (maid).

Photograph taken by C.A. Fleming, son-in-law of George and Jessie Donald.

Copyright Donald MacPhee

Margaret McPhee Niven and families of her daughters Eliza Weir, Margaret Davidson, and Mary Jane Kennedy.

Margaret McPhee, daughter of Alexander McPhee and Margaret Campbell McLean, married Donald Niven, son of Malcom Niven and Christian McGlugaish, in 1848 and they lived in Kilarrow. She came to Canada in 1865 after Donald's death.

Top row (L-R): Mary Kennedy, Jim Kennedy, Adam Weir, Lorne Ireland Weir, Tom Davidson. Middle row: Margaret Davidson, Jim Kennedy, Margaret McPhee Niven, John Weir, Mary Jane Kennedy. In front: Olive Weir and Margaret Weir.

From notes provided by Margaret Niven's great-granddaughter, Myrtle Fleming McColeman

Copyright Allison Akgungor

Niven / 
Weir Family

Sarah Minnie Morrison Jessie Donald

Sarah Minnie McPhee Morrison, daughter of Alexander McPhee and Margaret Campbell, born at Grobols, Parish of Kilarrow, Islay, in 1837. She married Neil Morrison in Grey County, Ontario, in 1852. When she died in Strathclair, Manitoba in 1831, Minnie Morrison left behind 58 grandchildren.

Copyright David S. Millage

Jessie McPhee Donald, daughter of Alexander McPhee and Margaret McLean, was born in Islay in 1832. Married George Donald of Owen Sound in 1858. Died in 1911 in Derby Township, Grey County, Ontario.

Jessie McPhee was the central figure in the story "My Grandmother" by John Stuart Fleming, the tale of the McPhee family's life in Islay and journey to Canada.

Copyright Angela and Alex

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