Hello, everyone. I'm a MacDonell, myself, but I know that there are many ancestors with variant spellings, alternating between M(a)cDonald and M(a)cDonell, so I have posted this under MacDonald as well as MacDonell.
I've run across a reference (below) to a great-grandson of Angus Ban MacDonell of Muniall (Angus Ban settled in Glengarry, Canada, in 1786). I'd like to know more about Alexander Macdonald (or Macdonell?) who apparently was a Colonel in the Confederate army and owned property in Texas. Does anybody know where? regimental info? anything more than what is in the excerpt below?
"Ontario, Canada Nickname: Angus Ban a’Mhuinneal AltName 1: Angus Ban, A'Mhunial, Aonis Ban a M'hunial AltName 2: Angus McDonell AltName 3: FairAngus of the Peninsula Occupation: 1755 The society and agriculture remained essentially traditional & Donald Ban McDonell, the tenant at Muniall, had taught his 11 year old son, Angus Ban, the planting of potatoes, gray oats, and barley - and the keeping of the main crop - b lack cattle. Res .. +Elinor Macdonald b: in Stoel, Scotland aka: Helen Macdonald Nickname: also called Nelly Macdonald AltName 1: Ellen or Helen Macdonald AltName 2: Helen MacDonald of Stoel AltName 3: Nelly McDonell . 2 Alexander Mcdonald . 2  Hannah Mcdonald Nickname: "Big Hannah" ..... +Alexander MacDonald d: Bef. 1803 Nickname: Angus "The Registrar" AltName: Angus Mcdonald Residence: Bailetonach, Scotland Relationship: 1st husband of Hannah Father: John MacDonald .... 3 Isabel MacDonald .... 3 Donald MacDonald .... 3 Hugh MacDonald b: Abt. 1772 d: 1853 Residence: Conc 3, Indian Lands near Cornwall, Ontario ........ +Catherine ? b: Abt. 1789 d: 1841 ........ 4 Alexander MacDonald Military service: Became a Colonel in the Confederate army. Residence: After losing farm, moved to Texas Property: Received family farm from John H. but almost lost until Brother Ranald and sister gave some money and saved it for a time"