Trying to find the parents of a Robert McDonald born 1818 in Pictou County. I believe that he is connected to the family of Robert McDonald born 1747 and a resident of Barney's River in 1789. Robert (1747) also came to the area with a brother name Joseph (1746) who eventually moved to the West River in the New Glasgow area. There was also a brother John who I believe stayed in Scotland but who may have a son that came to the same area. Robert McDonald (1818) may have married, it is unclear if they ever married, Mary McMullin of Ireland and then traveled in 1851 from Nova Scotia to Boston then to Rehoboth, MA. It can be very confusing because there are a lot of Roberts and Josephs in the families. According to a 1790 list of inhabitants in Merigomish there was also an Alexander, Donald, and Angus McDonald with included family members.