Photograph of a page from an 1821 bible of a descendant of Charles and Mary McPhaden, Ruaig.
Colour photograph of a page from a bible belonging to Murdock McPhaden, Canada, dated 1821. Murdock was a descendant of Charles McPhaden and Mary McLean of Ruaig, who emmigrated to Brock Township, Ontario, Canada, in 1821. “Murdock was a Tinsmith and he and his wife Ann McLean and family lived in Sunderland, Ontario. Murdock`s son Charles McPhaden and family lived in Toronto. Charles had two daughters but they did not have any children, thus the Bible remained in the McPhaden home where the daughter Ella lived. Ella married Hugh Robert Samuels and after she died, Hugh married again and the Bible was stored in the attic of the McPhaden home. When Hugh`s wife died in 2008, the Bible was found and a note was posted on Ancestry.com by Candice (niece of Hugh`s last wife) that she was in possession of Murdock`s Bible and would like to return it to family. I [Glenda Franklin] contacted her, telling her I knew of family descendants of Murdock`s BROTHER Archibald and she sent Dr. Mike McPhaden the Bible.” (see photo 2013.143.2 ; T108)