Biography of Alexander C. McDonald
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Alexander C. McDonald (deceased), Whose portrait appears in this history was born in New Jersey, October 5, 1814. When he was but a child his father died. Alexander then lived during his boyhood with his grandfather, Jacob DeGroot, after which he went to New York and engaged in merchandising. He came to California in the year 1847, as Sergeant Major in Col. Stevenson's New York Regiment, and served during the Mexican war; was honorably discharged in San Francisco. He then located at Sonoma, where he engaged in merchandising, and while living there married Mrs Anna Scott nee Anna Smith, on the 7th of April, 1850. In the fall of 1859 he moved to Mendocino county and bought the property now known as the " Mountain House," located about eight miles from Cloverdale on the road leading to Ukiah City, where he kept public house, also raised cattle and sheep, until his death, which was April 4, 1880. Mrs. Anna McDonald was born in Missouri on the 1st day of April, 1833, and died at the " Mountain House " February 15, 1877, leaving eight children as follows: Mary H., born 1851; Alice, born 1853; George H., born 1855; Richard, born 1858; James A., born 1864; Lillian, born 1866; Flora, born 1868; Anna, born 1871.

From:
History of Mendocino County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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