Descendants of Alexander GRAHAM and Mary MacIVER

This Journal is a compilation of GRAHAM ancestors all born circa 1750 in or near Upper Shader, Barvis Parish on the Isle of Lewis and they all have descendants who are connected to Kathy VANDERPLAS nee WATSON by DNA. Based on this I have made a "leap of faith" and grouped them as siblings until I can prove otherwise.

Angus GRAHAM and Catherine MacIVER married in Barvas Parish on the Isle of Lewis in 1828, the had at least four children, all girls. The family apparently emigrated to Upper Canada in the late 1840's. Settling first in Easthope Township, Perth County where they appear on the 1851 Census. By 1861 they had relocated to Huron Township, Bruce County, Ontario.

Their daughter Janet "Jessie" GRAHAM married James SAUNDERS and they had several children, one of whom was Euphemia. Phemie had a daughter Jean born out of wedlock in Port Elgin in November of 1915. Jean was adopted by Daunt and Louisa METCALFE of Greenock Township, Bruce County and they named their chosen daughter Florence Mae METCALFE.


The incredibly barren landscape at Upper Shader on the Isle of Lewis in the Westrn Hebrides.

Katherine VANDERPLAS WATSON's mother Florence METCALFE was adopted. Florence's biological mother was Euphemia Phemie SAUNDERS. See Phemie's Pedigree Chart.
Ancestral Family Journal's attached to Phemie; James SAUNDERS & Henny MORRISON; Norman MORRISON & Christy MacKAY; John MacLEOD; Malcolm CAMPBELL & Ann MacLEOD; Alexander GRAHAM & Mary MacIVER; Angus MacLEOD & Margaret MacLEAN; Kenneth MacLENNAN & Mary MacIVER.

DNA Matches to Kathy VANDERPLAS nee WATSON who have a common ancestor in this journal. Their DNA online assisted us in eventually identifying Kathy's biological maternal granfmother;
Shirley SAUVE nee NICKOLSON - 247 cM - 2nd Cousin
Frieda SYLVEST nee KELLEHER - 177 cM - 2nd Cousin
Kay WILSON nee NICKOLSON - 158 cM - 3rd cousin once removed
Patricia ROE - 149 cM - 3rd cousin
Christine NICKOLSON - 119 cM - 2nd cousin
Colleen WALKER - 113 cM - 2nd cousin
Cory HIGGINS - 111 cM - 2nd cousin, twice removed
Robert NESTOR - 99 cM - 3rd cousin
Betsy TIZ - 50 cM - 5th cousin once removed
J.B. McLAUGHLIN - 46 cM - 5th cousin once removed
David CROSBY - 44 cM - 5th cousin
Donald McKAY - 44 cM - 5th cousin
Avery Hall STEWART - 35 cM - 2nd Cousin, twice removed

Table of Contents

  Descendants of Common Ancestor GRAHAM
  Surname List
  Index of Names
  Sources (Bibliography)

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Please note: The majority of the data has been compiled from many different sources on the internet and the information is only as good as what has been input. Information is corroborated where possible.

Latest Revision September 09, 2019.

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