have a tale to tell
It is what is left of the United
Presbyterian Congregation of Dover and Yorkville, established by the
Scottish settlers who moved to the eastern part of Dover in the
mid-1800s. Here rest some of the areas first residents.
County, North Carolina
The earliest settlers in what is now Scotland County were composed
largely of Highland Scots. It is fairly well established by several
writers of Scottish history that there were Highlanders living in this
area as early as 1729, when North Carolina became a royal colony.
During the 1700's, Euchee Indians
moved into the area and lived around Bruce Creek & Choctawhatchee
Bay. Scottish settlers moved into the area soon after and befriended
Indian Chief William McIntosh
William McIntosh, son of (Scottish) Captain William McIntosh and
Senoia Henneha of the Coweta-Cussitta Towns of the Lower Creeks, was
born about 1775 near Tuetumpla (now Alabama).
Red Eagle had been born William Weatherford, the son of a Scottish
trader. Though only one-eighth Indian, he chose to cast his lot with
Some Scots are now more familiar with American history and icons than
with their own. Yet were they to probe the roots of that history they
would find that many of the key figures in the making of North America
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