In the census of 1861, Eve McLean, 20 years, is lsited in the children of John McLean and Margaret Turnbull. After the death of John James Brophy, on the 4th of July 1867 in the bay of grosse-Isle, Eva McLean "méthodiste", makes a catholic "profession de foi" in the church of Amherst on may 31st 1868. Her first child Ruth is raised in the english community and later married a McPhail. The three younger children of Eva, from her union with John James Brophy, Margaret-Elizabeth, Patrick and James were raised by french acadian families. There is no act of marriage between Eva and John James, one protestant, one catholic. I don't know where they actually lived.
In 1871, Eva and her daughter Elizabeth were living with Father Charles-Nazaire Boudreau in Amherst, probably at the presbytery. Eva was buried on novembre 30th 1876 in Étang-du-Nord, Magdalen Islands, "two days after her death". No member of her family is listed in the witnesses of the burial. I don't know where her grave may be.
Ruth McLean-McPhail died on may 19 1847, "aged 89 years and 21 days". In her death certificate, her father is said to be "John McLean, of Gairloch, Nova Scotia". It is difficult to know if this McLean has any relation with the McLeans of Entry Islands.
When I was living in the islands, I personnaly met Viola McPhail, who was the grand-daughter of Ruth McLean-McPhail. My children's grand-grand-mother, Frances Brophy, daughter of Patrick Brophy, passed away at an early age, but her sister, Elizabeth "Elley" lived in Amherst into her nineties, and was in relation with Viola, "a cousin".