M, #2689, b. 9 January 1861
John Donaldson was born on 9 January 1861 at Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of Alexander Donaldson and Catherine Wood.
- [S6361] John Donaldson, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Donaldson 1861, January Ninth 1h 0m A.M. at Portknockie (Rathven), Male. Father: Alexander Donaldson, Fisherman. Mother: Catherine Donaldson M. S. Wood, married 1856 December 6th in Portknockie. Informant: Alexander Donaldson, Father (present). Registered: 1861, January 16th at Portknockie, Jas. Cumming, Registrar."
- [S2006] LDS Church, International Genealogical Index, "John Donaldson, male. Birth: 09 JAN 1861 Seafield, Banff, Scotland. Father: Alexander Donaldson. Mother: Catherine Wood."