James and Henrietta "Henny" married in Barvas Parish on the Isle of Lewis in 1819, they had at least ten children. Their son Donald married Margaret MacLEOD in 1842 and they had four children. Margaret died about 1852. Donald then married Margaret SMITH, possibly in Scotland, and the family emigated to Canada about 1853, first settling in Garafraxa Township, Wellington County, Ontario and then relocating to Huron Township, Bruce County. Donald and his second wife had six children born to them in Ontario.
Donald'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.
Euphemia "Phemie" SAUNDERS, Florence's biological mother, see her Pedigree Chart
. Phemie's ancestral families are; James SAUNDERS & Henny MORRISON; Malcolm CAMPBELL & Ann MacLEOD; Alex GRAHAM & Mary MacIVER.
Florence Mae METCALFE* (1915 - 2005) see her adopted family Pedigree Chart
. Florence's adopted ancestral families are; METCALFE*; SIMPKIN; WILSON*; KNEESHAW; RUMIG (ROUMEY)*; REISCH; REID* & McCULLY.
William J. SAUNDERS (1899-1975) married Gertrude "Gerty" IRVING (1903-1985). Gerty was a native of Paisley, Ontario. See a Pedigree Chart
for their son Billy
Ancsertral families connected to Billy are: SAUNDERS / MORRISON; GRAHAM / MacIVER; MURRAY; IRVING/ TRIBE; DEWSTOW; TOOKE & GROGAN.
Below are a couple of the the cousins who had their DNA on-line and made it possible for us to ultimately identify Florence's biological mother Euphemia SAUNDERS.
Christine NICKOLSON and Colleen WALKER, who's grandmother, Ida McFARLANE (1906-1981) was a direct descendant of the captioned couple. On Ida's Pedigree Chart
we see the following Ancestral families: John MacFARLANE & Ann MacIVER; Donald MacLEOD & Mary SMITH; James SAUNDERS & Henny MORRISON; Malcolm CAMPBELL & Ann MacLEOD; Alex GRAHAM & Mary MacIVER.
Surname with asteriisk (*) denotes connection to our Ancestors on our Home Page