Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan
Lakefield Township Early Pioneers of Saginaw County, Michigan

Kenneth McLeod





Kenneth McLeod was born in December 1837 in Scotland. Kenneth's parents were Donald and Flora McPherson McLeod. He married Ann Morrison who was born in 1836 in Scotland and her parents were Donald and Mary Morrison. Kenneth and Ann came to the United States in 1873.


Kenneth and Ann had the following children:

  1. Catherine “Kate” who was born 1854 in Canada. She married Kenneth MacAuley and died on July 5, 1896 of childbirth. She is buried in Port Cresent Cemetery, Port Cresent, Huron County, Michigan.

  2. Dann McLeod was born 1862 in Canada.

  3. Alexander McLeod was born 1868 in Canada.

  4. Dan McLeod was born 1871 in Canada.


According to the Lakefield Township Records, Kenneth McLeod purchased the following goods and chattels from B. Calvin on January 10, 1880 for $100.00: One Pair of Oxen, or Stag seven years old, and Brindle - one red and white. Kenneth agreed to pay back his debt by January 1, 1881. Also, records from April 3, 1885 with J.J. Hawley for $89.48 and April 5, 1884 with William Long for $84.00.


Kenneth owned and operated a 40 acre tract of land in Section 36 of Lakefield Township. In 1896, Kenneth's Lakefield Township neighbors were Hugh McDonald, Murdock and Kenneth McInnis and John Tribfelner.


Kenneth served for a one year term to Lakefield Township as Highway Overseer in District #7 on April 1, 1887 and April 1, 1889.


Kenneth's first wife, Ann, died in Lakefield Township on April 24, 1891 at the age of 55 years. Kenneth then married Christine “Christy” McInnis. Christy was born on December 1, 1849 in Scotland and her parents were Donald and Sarah McInnis.


Kenneth died on January 21, 1914 and is buried in the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in St. Charles, Michigan.



SOURCES: 1880, 1900, 1910 U.S. Census; Lakefield Township Records; Ann Morrison McLeod's death record; Kenneth and Christy McLeod's marriage record; Kenneth McLeod's death record; Kate McAuley and Dan B. death record; Find A Grave Website.

Pioneers of Lakefield Township - Left to Right: Jacob Brown, Lawrence Dubay, Alva Hinterman, David Dubay, Mr. Harris, George Easlick, Calvin Harris;   Ray Rowell standing towards the top of photo and his daughters, Mildred, Dorothy, and Carrie Rowell,  sitting on the wood pile.    Carry Rowell later married Fred Honaman.     photo from John and Linda Honaman Johnson.



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