Descendants of James SAUNDERS and Henrietta MORRISON

James SAUNDERS married Henny MORRISON in 1819 and had at least ten children in Barvas Parish Their eldest son Donald 'Dan' married Margaret MacLEOD in 1842 in Barvas Parish, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. After his wife Margaret's death circa 1850 Donald emigrated to Canada with four of his children. In 1854 he married Margaret SMITH in Huron Township, Bruce County, Ontario and another six children were added to the family. Their son James, b.1845, married Jessie GAHAM in Huron Township where they had six children before relocating to Southampton about 1901 where two more children where born.
Dan and his first wife, Margaret's eldest son James SAUNDERS married Janet "Jessie" GRAHAM 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.


In the 1841 census Henny MORRISON was widowed with ten children and a small tenant (crofter).
This photo is of a croft as it looks today at Bovre on the Isle of Lewis.

Katherine VANDERPLAS WATSON's mother Florence METCALFE was adopted. Florence's biological mother was Euphemia Phemie SAUNDERS, see Phemie's Pedigree Chart
Ancestral Families 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.

Matches to Kathy VANDERPLAS WATSON who have a common ancestor in this journal. Having their their DNA online assisted us in identifying Florence's biological mother. Click on the underlined to see their Relationship Charts.
Shirley SAUVE nee NICKOLSON _ 246 cM - 2nd cousin
Frieda SYLVEST nee KELLEHER - 177 cM - 2nd cousin
Christine NICKOLSON - 119 cM - 2nd cousin
Colleen WALKER _ 113 cM - 2nd cousin
Cory HIGGINS _ 111 cM - 2nd cousin
Avery Hall STEWART - 35 cM - 2nd Cousin twice removed
ftfudd - 40 cM - 3rd cousin once removed
Douglas Graham TROUT - 57 cM - 1/2 3rd cousin
Malcolm MacKenzie Mac IVER - 44 cM - 4th cousin.

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  Descendants of James SAUNDERS
  Surname List
  Index of Names
  Sources (Bibliography)

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Latest RevisionSeptember 07, 2019

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