Was the MALCOLM MORRISON in
the British Aliens in the US During the War of 1812, by Kenneth
Scott, Richmond County, North Carolina, age 41, 10 years in the
U.S., wife and two children, the same MALCOLM who went to Florida
and then to Alabama, died intestate 1852, Perry County, Alabama? If
you can help, write Claire M. Dixon, 120 Oakridge Dr., Warner
Robins, GA 31093-2143.
Need to reach DEB KILGORE
Zephyr, TX 9/8/98). Believe her DANIEL and MARY CARROLL McSWEEN were
parents of my great grandmother, CATHERINE McSWEEN/MacSWEEN, born
1818. Contact Jimmie McSween, 6306 Winton, Dallas, TX 75214.
Seeking information about JOHN BELL and wife MARY. They lived
in Richmond County, Georgia in 1790 when son HUGH was born. They had
another son JOHN. I am related to HUGH and know all about his
family, but would like to know where his father, JOHN, and mother
MARY, came from, etc. JOHN died in 1816 in Columbia County, Georgia.
I have been to the Columbia County Courthouse, but found nothing.
Please write John T. Bell, 4057 Alesbury Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32224
or you may contact by e-mail:
Wimberley Winden, 1511 Buckmann Ct., Houston, TX 77043-3301
needs information regarding wife and sons' names of NEIL McDANIEL/McDONALD.
(Cumberland Co., NC 1777; 1772); Richmond County, NC: 1790; 1807;
Darlington, SC: 1809; Duplin Co., NC: 1820; Chesterfield Co., SC:
1830. He also needs information concerning wife and sons of
ARCHIBALD McDANIEL/McDONALD: Bladen Co., North Carolina 1776; 1834;
Duplin Co., North Carolina: 1820; Chesterfield Co., South Carolina:
1830. These two men, thought to be father and son, used both names.
Seeking descendants and ancestors of ROBERT ROBERTSON, born
ca 1833, North Carolina. Parents/family unknown, area unknown. Could
ROBERT ROBERTSON's family have lived on the East coast, possibly the
Cape Fear area? ROBERT said to have been one of a large family,
possibly all boys. ROBERT and CATHERINE A. GARBER married September
3, 1859, Douglas County, Illinois. Six sons were born in Illinois
and Indiana before the family settled in Southeastern Colorado,
where ROBERT died April 8, 1905. Burial was from the Presbyterian
church. Holly, Prowers, Colorado. Any information will be helpful.
Mabel I. Robison, 2235 Juntura CT. S., Salem, OR 97302-2222,
I have questions concerning my family's clan connections, if
any. I am a lineal descendant of PATRICK, aka PETER IMLAY, who
emigrated to the U.S. (Monmouth County, New Jersey) from Skene,
Aberdeenshire, Scotland in 1685. According to a book about the Imlay
family, a LT. COL. PETER IMLAY, DSO, of Skene Aberdeenshire has
researched the family name and was reportedly certain that the name,
which originated only in the Aberdeenshire Highlands of Scotland, is
a more or less slurred pronunciation of the Gaelic name of the CLAN
FARQUHARSON, which he said was known as the CLAN IANLA (apparently
something of a nickname, derived from the Gaelic Iamlaid, pronounced
Eamlay). While I am certain of the descent of the family from Skene,
Aberdeenshire, I am not as convinced of the clan affiliation.
Correspondence with the CLAN FARQUHARSON revealed a quote from the
Black's Surnames of Scotland to the effect that the name IMLAY is a
softened form of IMLACH, which is an old name with documented
appearances as early as 1402, which they felt would preclude its
being a derivative of CLAN FARQUHARSON, which did not appear as a
clan name until considerably later. If anyone has any information,
please contact Christopher D. Imlay 2140 Edgeware St., Silver
Spring, MD 20905-4215, telephone 301-236-5629 or at
Burke's Peerage & Gentry donates books to Odom Library
Burke's Peerage & Gentry are pleased to make another donation of
books to the Odom Library. Recently, Heritage Books, Inc. opted to
feature Burke's Scots American series in their e-newsletter and in
return provide Burke's with Heritage book vouchers. Vouchers from
this arrangement will be given to Odom Librarian Irene Godwin to
select books of her choice. This month, Irene will receive $100
worth of vouchers.
The team at Burke's Peerage &
Gentry are very happy to support the Odom Library in this way and
hope library users enjoy using the new resources.
Annie Christie, Editorial Director, Burke's Peerage & Gentry
Gift books provide fabulous resources...
Thank you! Thank you!
With the ways that our finances go at The Odom Library there would
hardly be ANY new books...but our collection continues to grow and
grow and grow. How can we do this? It's pretty simple. The Family
Tree readers are the greatest and most generous people on earth! You
all share with us so that our library expands and contains more and
more valuable research material. Thank you!
Many thanks go to Burke's Peerage
& Gentry for presenting to the Odom Library six books, one of which
is Windows on the Past: Identifying, Dating and Preserving
Thank you to Geraldine
DeWitt-Edwards of Rancho Cordova, California for donating a great
many books regarding records containing information of immigrants in
the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia,
Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas. Many book contained information on
the revolutionary wars. Ms. DeWitt-Edwards' contribution totaled 81
books. If you would like a complete listing of the titles, please
call The Family Tree for more information.
Mrs. Virginia (Ginger) Horkan of
Moultrie, Georgia sent a copy of The Floridians as presented by the
WSCDA In Georgia, Moultrie Town Committee, Reese Newton Smith,
Dorothy Perkins Demange of Palo
Alto, California has gifted William Speer (1747-1830) His Life,
Family, and Descendants to our collection.
Thank you to Dot Moore, who
donated on behalf of The Class of Norman Park High School of 1948,
of which Dot Moore was a member, Oracle of the Ages - Reflections on
the Curious Life of Fortune Teller Mayhayley Lancaster.
We appreciate Sue F. Cowger of
Tallahassee, Florida who gifted the library with The Ryves - Rives -
Reaves Families of Europe and America.
Chief William R. Jackson of
Albany, Georgia has made a gift of Spirit Healing - Native American
Magic and Medicine. We appreciate his kindness.
We thank Lynn Harper of Milwaukee,
Wisconsin for a copy of Memoirs: Our People. . .The Indians. Your
gift is very important to us.
Chandler Aubrey Johnston 1825-1882
and Some of His Ancestors and Descendants was presented to the
library by Charles T. Johnston, Jr. of Watkinsville, Georgia.
Linda L. Walters of Maryville,
Tennessee donated a copy of Historical and Biographical Record of
Southern California. We appreciate your contribution.
Debra Dommerman of Keokuk, Iowa
donated in memory of Willa Mae Davis Murphy Pioneers of Wiregrass
Georgia, Volume 1-9; DAR Patriot Index, Volume 1-2; and Maps - New
Ebenezer 1747, Town of Savannah, City of Savannah.
Cornish Heritage Society can help you
From the newsletter Cornish Crier, we received information regarding
the Cornish Heritage Society East.
The Society was formed to unite descendants of Cornish immigrants,
to promote the study of the ancient culture of Cornwall, and to
forge and maintain bonds with Cornish around the world. The Society
meets four times a year with an Annual Meeting on the Saturday
nearest to St. Piran's Day (March 5).
If you'd like more information, contact Anne Stephens, Membership,
23 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey 07849.
Rich and famous website a hoot
What more could you want than to know visit with all the rich and
famous people you've always heard about? Nearly 100 1930 census
images of the "rich and famous" can be seen at the following website
including Lucille Ball, John Barrymore, Jack Benny, Irving Berlin,
Marlon Brando, President Jimmy Carter, President Calvin Coolidge,
Walter Cronkite, Katharine Hepburn, Martin Luther King Jr., Babe
Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Carl Sandburg, Orville Wright. Visit
the website at
http://www.rootdig.com/1930census/. Previously published in
Missing Links, Vol. 8, No. 21, June 30, 2003. See
You can Win a signed cricket bat!
A very, very special cricket bat. . .a collector's dream you can
The Cricket Bat was used in the winter in an old grudge series
against Australia in Australia. The series is called The Ashes
series as the teams compete for a small urn, which holds the ashes
of the bails which were burned in the first encounter between the
two teams in the 19th century.
The bat is signed by the team members and a match program is
included with the bat, which has a story about the Ashes matches
along with pictures and stories about the team stars.
The bat came from Joe Bruce, sponsorship manager, England and Wales
Cricket Board, London, England. The bat was purchased by Dick Lucas,
owner of The Scottish Armoury, and donated to The Family Tree as a
The raffle tickets are $1.00 each and only 1,000 tickets will be
sold. The drawing will be held on February 14, 2004 during Scottish
Weekend 2004. Tickets may be purchased by seeing Dick Lucas at the
Scottish Armoury at the Highland Games or sending $1.00 for each
ticket to "Cricket Bat," The Family Tree, PO Box 2828, Moultrie,
Georgia 31776. (Be sure and include your name and mailing address.)
Do you have royal blood?
What is Blood Royal? Who qualifies for such a description? According
to distinguished genealogist Sir Anthony Wagner, descendants of
medieval English kings number in the millions in the UK and around
the world. Charles Mosley's new book Blood Royal traces British
Royal lineages from the Roman Emperors and native British
sovereigns, through all royal houses to the present-day Windsors. A
seven page introductory chapter is available free at
Blood Royal will form a major new addition to the
subscriber database in coming months when essays and genealogies of
Britain's monarchs will be digitized. This will be a valuable
addition to Burke's Peerage & Gentry's collection of articles on
British Royalty. For more information on British social, political
and family history, visit
Tillie MacDonald of Brewster, Massachusetts died August 1,
2003 from an inoperable brain tumor that manifested itself less than
two months earlier. Treatments did not reduce nor help destroy this
tumor. Tillie and her husband Rod (Roderick) have been staunch
supports and active workers in Clan Donald for many, many years.
Tillie's smiling face and ever helpful hands will be sorely missed
at any Highland gathering and the New England games. Tillie leaves
her husband of many years, Rod; two children...a son, the Reverend
Roderick MacDonald of Burlington, Massachusetts, and daughter Jean
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A memorial service was held at her
church in Brewster, Massachusetts. Donations to the Clan Donald Land
Trust Foundation may be made in her name. Cards and notes of
condolence should be sent to Mr. Roderick MacDonald, 14 Shady Lane,
Brewster, Massachusetts 02631. More information also may be obtained
by contacting Julie, Regional Commissioner, Clan Donald - New
England at firstname.lastname@example.org