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James McDonald
Birth: Aug. 21, 1758
Cumberland County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1848
Campbell County
Tennessee, USA

James McDonald served in the Revolutionary War from Burke County, North Carolina. He fought Indians on the Catabaw River in 1776, was on the Rutherford Trace expedition, and in the battles of Stono Ferry, Camden, Ramsour's Mill, and the Siege of 96. McDonald was one of McDowell's skirmishers at the Cowpens, "ordered out to meet General Tarleton and bring on the action," in advance of the militia and regular army lines.

James McDonald was not in the Continental Line, but always a militiaman.

In 1797, James married Sarah Cox in Randolph County, North Carolina. They removed to Tennessee in the early 1800s.

Children:
Elihu Gregory [abt. 1800]
George McDonald [abt. 1801]
Allen McDonald [1803-1862]
Emilia McDonald Lawson [abt. 1810]
Sterling McDonald [1823-1863]
Sarah McDonald Reed [abt. 1825]

DNA testing has suggested that James was connected with MacDonalds of Glenmoriston Scotland, of Highland blood, not Scotch-Irish. 
 
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 Children:
  Amos McDonald (1808 - 1884)*
  James McDonald (1813 - 1863)*
  Nancy McDonald Lewallen (1818 - 1896)*
  Samuel McDonald (1820 - 1882)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Winona Cemetery
Winona
Scott County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Steve McDonald
Record added: May 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19176779
James McDonald
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James McDonald
Added by: Steve McDonald
 
James McDonald
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You are not now, nor will you ever be forgotten, James McDonald, father of James, father of Newton, father of Melva, father of my grandfather Boyd who was my mother's beloved father. Thank you for so spiritedly fighting for our freedom.
- Andrew Gooding
 Added: Feb. 9, 2016

- Evans
 Added: Jan. 16, 2016
You are not forgotten - from your 4x great-granddaughter
- Linda Sexton Nusbaum
 Added: May. 1, 2013
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