Biography of Dougald McNaughton
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Dougald McNaughton, pioneer, was born Argyleshire, Scotland, May 15, 1818. The McNaughton clan of Highlanders, of which he is a descendant, was prominent in Scotland for more than six centuries. His parents, Dougald and Catherine MeNaughton, settied in Huntington Co., Pr, of Ontario, Canada, in 1836. He went six years later to the State of New York, and in 1844 entered 160 acres in Egypt, on secs. 4 and 9. In 1854 he settled on his farm of 100 acres on sec. 18, all of which is cleared and improved. The condition of Mr. McNaughton's farm is the best possible evidence of his energy and good management. He was married Sept. 17, 1857, to Margaret~ daughter of John and Margaret McMillan born Oct. 15, 1829, in Dundee, Out. They have six children, born as follows: Nancy J., Oct. 24, 1858 (Mrs. Judson Collar); Thomas H., May 1, 1861; Ada D. and Eliza M. (twins), Aug 16, 1865; Maggie C., May 6, 1869. Mr. and Mrs. M. are members of the Second Congregational Church of Ada. He is a Republican politically.

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