|Generation No. 2|
2. DUNCAN2 MACNIVEN (MALCOLM1) was born in Cargostan, Scotland. He married FLORA CAMPBELL, daughter of COLIN CAMPBELL and MARY MCCARTY.|
Duncan was a fisherman until he met Flora Campbell, who would not marry him until he would give up the sea.
The family of Campbell, from whence she came, was among the earliest of Scottish clans. She was apparently descended directly from a younger son of Archibald Campbell, Duke of Argyle.
After the marriage of Duncan MacNiven and Flora Campbell, they moved to Bowmore, where he engaged in farming.
They had one son, Daniel Grossman MacNiven born at Bowmore, June 21, 1766, and died January 5, 1867 at Monticello, N.Y. . It is not clear exactly what Daniel's name was. In the testimonial provided for him in Scotland, his name appears as "Donald," but according to the Nevin Genealogica, "Daniel" and "Donald" were the same.
Children of DUNCAN MACNIVEN and FLORA CAMPBELL are:
5. i. DANIEL3 MACNIVEN.
6. ii. CATHARINE MACNIVEN.
7. iii. ISABEL MACNIVEN.
3. DANIEL2 MACNIVEN (MALCOLM1) was born 1742 in Cargostan, Islay, and died in 1809 in New York. |
When 23 years of age, he determined to leave Scotland for the New World. He landed in New York in 1765 and entered business. When the war broke out, he joined the Rebel Cause, and was commissioned as captain of Engineers in the Revolutionary Army. While in the Army, he dropped the Mac from his name. He continued with the army until it was disbanded in Newburgh, N.Y.
He was twice married. His first wife was named ELEANOR, and she was buried with her children in the Scotch Church cemetary, in Cedar Street, New York City.
Daniel's second wife was JANE WALLACE, of New York. She was born in 1765 and died in 1819.
American Biographical Library, The Biographical Cyclopędia of American Women|
Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army During the War of the Revolution
Alphabetical List of Officers of the Continental Army
N, Fifteenth Virginia, Volume II, page 414
Niven, Daniel (N. Y.). 1st Lieutenant of Malcolm's Additional Continental Regiment, - October, 1776; Captain, 2d July, 1777; Captain Sappers and Miners, 25th April, 1779; Captain of Engineers, 4th March, 1780; to rank from 25th April, 1779, and served to close of war.
Children of DANIEL MACNIVEN and ELEANOR are:
i. MALCOLM3 MACNIVEN.
ii. JOHN MACNIVEN.
iii. DANIEL MACNIVEN.
iv. RACHEL MACNIVEN.
Children of DANIEL MACNIVEN and JANE WALLACE are:
v. ALEXANDER3 NIVEN, b. 11/1785, New York; d. 1786.
vi. JANE NIVEN, b. 2/1787, d. in Newburgh.
vii. ROBERT SCOTT NIVEN, b. 2/18/1788.
viii. ALEXANDER NIVEN, b. 5/15/1789.
ix. JAMES NIVEN, b. 6/18/1791.
8. x. GEORGE WASHINGTON NIVEN, b. 11/19/1792; d. 8/27/1836.
xi. AURELIA NIVEN, b. 6/22/1794; d. 2/3/1796.
xii. EDWARD NIVEN, b. 2/3/1796.
xiii. CHARLES NIVEN, b. 6/17/1798; d. 7/8/1848.
xiv. HENRY THEODORE NIVEN, b. 12/19/1799.
xv. CATHARINE WALSH NIVEN, b. 8/23/1801; d. 7/30/1876;
m. HENRY W. STONE.
xvi. ELIZABETH MARGERY NIVEN, b. 7/24/1803; d. 3/3/1864;
m. MR. SPEER.
4. NEIL2 MACNIVEN (MALCOLM1)
Child of NEIL MACNIVEN is:
i. JOHN3 NIVEN.