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Rhoda Rachel MacKinnon (Crowell)

Nicknames: "McKinnon"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Died in Nova Scotia, Canada
Place of Burial: Chebogue Cemetery, Rockville, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Crowell and Elsie Crowell
Wife of Captain Robert MacKinnon, III
Mother of Robert C. (first) MacKinnon; Charles W. MacKinnon; Loran MacKinnon; Captain Hiram MacKinnon; Joseph Watson MacKinnon and 5 others

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About Rhoda Rachel MacKinnon (Crowell)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/25/1039732/-Go-North-Young-Man

Fri Nov 25, 2011 at 09:05 AM PST Go North, Young Man!

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Rhoda Rachel (Crowell) MacKinnon, my great-great-great grandmother, I doubt owned any silk suits, Japanese or otherwise. Born to Edward Crowell and Elsie Earl in Nova Scotia around 1819, she married Robert MacKinnon III around 1840; his family of seafarers had come from the Isle of Skye after the Bonnie Prince Charlie debacle of the mid-1700’s. They were to have 10 children - 9 boys and a girl (Deborah). The photo above is of the Chebogue Point Cemetery near Yarmouth, NS where Rachel and several of her children rest, though not her husband and three oldest sons, who were presumed drowned in an 1862 shipwreck; as it turned out, she was pregnant when the guys left for that final voyage, naming the child Charles Loran MacKinnon for two of his lost brothers. I am descended through her son Frank, whose son Frank, Jr. was raised by his grandmother after Frank’s wife died of tuberculosis when the boy was an infant (c. 1880). Rhoda Rachel also had the care of her grandson Hiram, Jr., his parents having both died about that time as well. Presumably, she was living on remittances from seaman Frank, along with help from her other surviving children. In 1909, Frank was murdered on the docks in NYC; my grandmother mentioned that no one knew for quite a while, until his shore leave was up, and they began looking into unidentified corpses.

http://users.eastlink.ca/~wmanser/refpages/087-trefry.htm

http://boards.ancestrylibrary.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=533&p=localities.northam.canada.novascotia.yarmouth

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Rhoda Rachel MacKinnon's Timeline

1819
1819
Nova Scotia, Canada
1842
1842
Age 23
NS, Canada
1844
1844
Age 25
NS, Canada
1846
1846
Age 27
NS, Canada
1848
May 17, 1848
Age 29
Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
1851
1851
Age 32
Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, Canada
1854
1854
Age 35
NS, Canada
1856
July 15, 1856
Age 37
NS, Canada
1856
Age 37
NS, Canada
1861
1861
Age 42
NS, Canada