Roderick McKenzie (1772 - 1859)

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Birthplace: Loch Assynt
Death: Died in Red River
Occupation: North West Company, Clerk North of the Great Lakes, Chief Trader
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About Roderick McKenzie

Note: Do not confuse with Roderick McKenzie (1761-1844) of Terrebonne, or RODERICK McKENZIE JR (c1791-1830) who married SARAH “SALLY” SUTHERLAND (c1801-1829).

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In 1839, appointed to the Council of Assiniboia, formed by the HBC to govern the Red River colony, but he had little interest in such activities. Writing to James HARGRAVE in 1839 he said, “I will not be at the Council in Red River - I can be of more use at my post, in ‘trading a skin’; than at the Council, as Legislator I have no great ambition, to shine as an Orator, that I leave to young Gentlemen, better qualified.”

http://www.redriverancestry.ca/McKENZIE-RODERICK-1772.php Search File: MacKenzie, Roderick, and Sr. (#2) Arthur, E. “Angelique and her Children,” Papers and Records, Vol. VI, Thunder Bay Historical Society, (Thunder Bay,1978) pp. 30-40. Benoit, Barbara, “The Mission at Ile-a-la-Crosse,” The Beaver, Winter 1980 MacLeod, Margaret Arnott (ed.), Letters of Letitia, Champlain Society Vol. 28 ARCHIVES WINNIPEG Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. 8 Warren Sinclair's Métis Genealogies (E.235/121 p.2618-2624) Filename: MacKenzie, Roderick Sr. (fl. 1804-1852) Revised DA 10/89; JHB 1998/09; April/99/mhd; Rev. YSN 02/02

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Roderick McKenzie's Timeline

1772
1772
Loch Assynt
1805
1805
Age 33
1807
1807
Age 35
Nipigon, ON, Canada
1810
1810
Age 38
1813
1813
Age 41
1817
1817
Age 45
1818
1818
Age 46
1822
1822
Age 50
1823
1823
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1825
1825
Age 53