This Journal is a compilation of GRAHAM ancestors all born circa 1750 in or near Upper Shader, Barvis Parish on the Isle of Lewis and they all have descendants who are connected to Kathy VANDERPLAS nee WATSON by DNA. Based on this I have made a "leap of faith" and grouped them as siblings until I can prove otherwise.
Alexander GRAHAM born abt 1749 married Mary MacIVER in Upper Shader. Their son Angus GRAHAM married Catherine MacIVER in 1828 in Barvas Parish on the Isle of Lewis. They had at least four children, all girls. The family apparently emigrated to Upper Canada in the late 1840's. Settling first in Easthope Township, Perth County where they appear on the 1851 Census. By 1861 they had relocated to Huron Township, Bruce County, Ontario.
Their daughter Janet "Jessie" GRAHAM married James SAUNDERS 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.
The incredibly barren landscape at Upper Shader on the Isle of Lewis in the Westrn Hebrides.
Katherine Louise 'Kathy' WATSON was born 1946 to John 'Jack' WATSON
and Florence METCALFE in Greenock Township, Bruce County,
Ontario. She is a direct descendant of the captioned couple. See Kathy's Pedigree Chart. (click on the underlined)
The majority of the data has been compiled from many different sources on the internet and the information is only as good as what has been input. Information is corroborated where possible.