Alexander C McDonald b. about 1816 in Davidson County Tn married Mary Ann Shelton, dau of Thomas Shelton and Blanche C Chambers, on 26 apr 1852 Shelby Co Tn.They had two sons, James T. McDonald and William Lee McDonald. Both parents, Alexander and Mary Ann died about 186o, possibly she before him. The two boys were raised by their uncle James H. McDonald, a lawyer and who never married. I am wondering if there are descendants of these two sons or if the line died out?I did find mention of both in the probate records for the uncle James H. McDonald about 1890. It may be that William married to an Ida but ??? and died about 1898....data too sketchy. No idea about James.