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I am looking for the family of origin for my gr gr gr grandfather,Farquhar McRae. He was born in Scotland in 1812 or 1814. He emigrated to Canada, married a Jane/Jeane Dobie of New Brunswick. Earliest I find them is in the Mosa Township Census of 1851 in Ontario. Their children were Alexander (abt 1841), Margaret (abt 1843), William Dobie (Dec.25, 1849, built boats, had trotter horses and owned a brass manuf. company in Detroit. His children by two wives Margret Tobin/Frances Dobie were: Anna, William, Roy, Milton A. named after the son of a good friend/possibly relative Milton A McRae who was in the newspaper busibess), David Farquhar ( 1852 - my gr, gr married to Emily DeLacroix, children were Gwendolyn Elise and Edward), possibly a Frank and possibly a Mary Jane. Gr, gr, gr Farquhar moved his family to Wallaceburg by 1861 where he was in the lumber business and was a fishing inspector. He died and was buried in Wallaceburg April 21 1875 aged 61.

I would greatly appreciate any info about this family. Am going to be in Inverness this summer and it would be a dream to have a hint of when they came over and who they were. Would also like to hear from any living kin. My father knew nothing about the family beyond his grandfather, David Farquhar and great uncle William D.
Thank You. Nancy Fortin in Atlanta, GA. USA

Query posted by : Nancy Cavill Fortin

3 May 2005 at 02.41
The following replies have been posted in response to the above query. They are sorted chronologically according to the time of receipt, with the most recent at the end of the page.
Hello Nancy,
I cannot help you with Macrea but your mother met with my grandparents in Sydney Australia around 1937.Just might be able to solve a few puzzles together.
Brett Dolsen

Reply posted by : Brett Dolsen

1 Aug 2006 at 10.22

I believe you are also related to Elizabeth Cavill (nee Sainsbury) of Bridgwater. I would like to contact you outside this website if you are.

Jim Derbyshire

Reply posted by : Jim Derbyshire

7 Nov 2008 at 18.56
Hi Nancy: I am a descendant of Farquhar McRae of Mosa Townhsip, well of Wardsville, Ontario, Canada. He arrived in Canada in 1848, or is it 1847, one or the other. His wife was Janette MacRae, a cousin. His son John Duncan is my g.grandfather. They were from Kintail, Scotland. As far as I know all the McRaes in Wardsville area were related. Farquhar spelled his name McRae, his children spelled it MacRae, it appears. My gramma said he was Roman Catholic, while his wife and their children were Free Presbyterians. Some of their relatives ended up in Nova Scotia about the same time, but due to a shipwreck, some of the children were "hosted" by a nunnery for a while, then they left it. As far as I know relatives are still there in the East Coast because of that. A number of my MacRae people moved to Michigan. If you wish to search this further, please contact me....Maurice

Reply posted by : M.robinson

21 Mar 2015 at 20.34
Hi Nancy,
My name is Ashlee Crank and Farquhar McRae is my fourth great grandpa. I have information of the generation to my grandpa Ray McRae. We live in Oregon and that is where my great grandpa came to from Kansas. If you still need some information I would be happy to help! A relative made a genealogy book for a family reunion a while back that we have with pictures in it.

Reply posted by : Ashlee Crank

18 Jun 2015 at 21.03
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