Mcleod, Xavier Donald
McLeod, Xavier Donald a Roman Catholic priest, was born in New York about 1821. and was the son of the celebrated Presbyterian divine, Dr. Alexander McLeod. He was educated at Columbia College; studied theology; took orders in the Episcopal Church in 1845; sailed for Europe in 1850, and while abroad embraced Roman Catholicism. After his return to this country he devoted himself to the publication of several works of a secular nature, besides a
Life of Mary Queen of Scots (1857). About 1860 he became professor of belles-lettres at Mount St. Mary's College, near Cincinnati; subsequently entered the priesthood, and died in August, 1865. — New Amer. Cyclop. 1865, p. 648.