Alexander McLellan and his brother, Malcolm, came to this country from Scotland, in the close
of the eighteenth century, and settled on the lands on which some of their descendants now live
and own. Alexander was married in Scotland, to Mary McKinnon, and lived there for some time after
his marriage, and several children were born to them there, who died in infancy; one a lad, named
John, died after he settled here. Of the children to reach maturity, there were four sons, Daniel,
Duncan, Archie K., and Colin and one daughter Flora.
There was another family of McLellans in the county. The first of them known to the writer
was Rev. Archie McLellan, and a blacksmith; he lived on the south side of Catfish, on Pigeon Bay; he was
a local Methodist preacher; he married a Miss Buie; had and raised a considerable family of several sons
and daughters. He also had two orphan nephews, son of a deceased brother whom he raised - their names
were John and Angus McLellan. [Sons and daughters mentioned by Mr. Sellers:
Peter, Enos, Elizabeth and a daughter who married a Mr. Moore.]
--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.
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