I am trying to figure out if this Alexander McKenzie in this paragraph is my 3x great grandfather Alexander McKenzie. Does anyone know what happened to Alexander McKenzie or John McKenzie in this paragraph? It's from the History of Inverness County.
"One Alexander McKenzie was the first to settle upon the lot adjoining the West side of the Charles Cameron lot. This Alexander's brother, John, was the first to settle on the "Mill lot", so called, on the opposite side of the River, and one Ewen Stewart was the first to settle upon the lot adjoining the west side of the Mill lot. This Stewart and the two McKenzies and John Campbell sold their lots about the same time and left with their families for Ontario. They started by boat for Sydney, but in trying to make Sydney Harbour they were driven off the Coast, and when picked up some days later, Stewart (and we think some of the children) had died of thirst. Stewart and John McKenzie had sold their lots to Ewen Cameron who will be referred to below. One Hugh McDonald of River Inhabitants acquired the Alexander McKenzie lot and he sold it to a brother of Reverend Angus McMillan, who in turn sold it to one Kenneth Gumming, now deceased."