John McDonald b. 10 Aug 1807 Gallia, m. Samantha Reed 1832
Looking for the parents of John McDonald b. 1807 and orphaned as an infant according to following biography:
Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois, P 291, states:
..John and Samantha (Reed) McDonald, who were natives respectively of Meigs County, Ohio, and Montpelier, Vt.; the father (John) was born in 1807, and the mother in 1806. The paternal grandfather (John's father) was a native of Scotland, and emigrated to America when a young man, locating in Virginia. Later he removed to Meigs County, Ohio, where his death took place.
John McDonald was left an orphan when an infant, and was reared by a maternal aunt; Mrs. Allan, in Virginia. Later be returned to his native State where be learned the blacksmith's trade, and was married (to Samantha Reed) in 1832.
Any information greatly appreciated.