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Corrections: Thanks to Sheila Greenleaf of St. Augustine and Andy Calhoun of Savannah for pointing out an error in the last newsletter. Vice President John Calhoun’s wife Floride was not buried in Charleston. She’s buried at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pendleton, SC. We also stated she died in 1886 which is also not true (she died in 1866). I spent about 30 minutes in the East Church Yard looking for her grave (no wonder I couldn’t find it!). Sheila was also kind enough to send what I was looking for: a picture of her headstone. Inscribed on it is: “Sacred To The Memory Of  Mrs Floride Calhoun Relic Of J. C. Calhoun Born February 15th, 1792 Died July 25th, 1866.”  Andy also adds: “Floride was not a distant cousin…she was John C. Calhoun’s 1st cousin once removed. In other words, her father and John C. Calhoun were 1st cousins. Floride actually died in 1866 and is buried in Pendleton, SC.” Many thanks to our members for keeping the record straight and making our newsletter as accurate as possible!

Another correction comes from a book republished in 2001 (and available at our friends at Weems Booksellers) titled No Quarter Given: The Muster Roll Of Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s Army, 1745-46. That same year I wrote an article trying to answer two common questions we get asked at the Games’ tents: Why is our Tartan example of R.R. McIan’s 1845 prints wearing trews? (near as I can tell, it was the luck of the draw), and What did we do in the 1745 Jacobite Rising? (our Chief was one of the first major officers of the Black Watch, assigned to stop the Rebellion). In that article it was stated there was no evidence of any Colquhouns at Culloden. Not true. Charles Colquhoun, a “Wright” from “St. Cuthberts”, and Archibald Colquhoun, a “Farmer” from “Appin” were both on the Prince’s General Staff. Cavalryman Lt. Duncan Colquhoun was in the Ecossais Royale. He was captured and executed in 1746. Each new member receives a copy of this article. We’re getting to the bottom of the stack of copies made of the original and we’ll correct the article when the old copies run out (I’m so thrifty J). As old articles are remade they are written into the new(er) computer and the illustrations can be scanned into the articles. The finished copy prints out so much nicer than the horrible Xerox copies and they can also be submitted to the internet on our own Website www.clancolquhoun.org and the Family Tree section of Alastair McIntyre’s www.electricscotland.com.

New Conveners Are Springing Up all over the country! Last May Norman Bliss set up a tent at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Richmond, RI and he’ll be back there again 22 May 04 www.riscot.org. Chuck and Ann Stoodley (shown below) represented our Society at the Ocala, FL Festival last November. We hope they’ll be back on 6 Nov 04 and perhaps some other FL Games.

Mike Cahoon helped us several years at Stone Mountain, GA but he’s moved to WY to be near his parents (Thanks for your help, Mike. You’re an honorable gentleman for your help to us and your parents!). Mike’s going to set up at Jackson Hole, WY in August and may be convinced to do another Festival in the area www.wyohighlanders.net.  Ambitious Corey Gilpatrick may try two Games for the first time this year: The S. NH Festival in June www.snhscotcelt.org and the Bruswick, ME Games in August www.mainehighlandgames.org.

The picture above shows Mike Whitfield (cofounder of the Tunnel Hill Games), Mike Cahoon (now living in WY), and Jim Kilpatrick (Society President).

Here’s a list taken mostly from our website where we should be appearing this year dependant on family emergencies, weather, etc.:

May: Celtic Heritage Festival Kilgore, TX; Savannah Games, GA New Venue!! Richmond Hill; Culloden Games, GA New Date!! May 22nd; Houston Games, TX.

June: Glasgow Games, KY; Blairsville Festival New Event June 11th GA; Texas Festival in Arlington.

July: Grandfather Mountain Games, NC; Pacific Northwest Enumclaw, WA.

August: Triad Games Archdale, NC.

September: Charleston Games, SC; Ligonier Games Bethel Park, PA; Oklahoma Games Tulsa, OK; Montgomery Games, AL.

October: Highlands & Islands Gulfport, MS; Flora MacDonald Games Red Springs, NC; Stone Mountain Games, GA; Scottish Border Games Fort Smith, AR; Richmond Games, VA.

November: Gathering Of The Clans Salado, TX; Highland Games of Louisiana in Jackson.

December: Christmas Walk Alexandria, VA.

Please send any corrections and additions you may have.

Thanks to Lucy Avery of Swainsboro, GA for sending this photo. It’s from the 1978 Savannah Games. Adrienne Roberts, featured on the right, founded our Society at these games in 1981. Mrs. Avery mentioned her sister Toni Freeman passed away January 24th at age 80. Mrs. Freeman used to join us all at these games in years past.

The Rossdhu Souvenir Book that used to be passed out on tours of the manor house is back on the Web at http://www.turningwood.fsnet.co.uk/rossdhuhouse.html. The previous site was apparently disabled.

James Pearson reactivated the Clan Colquhoun Society in Luss and has now left the organization. He continues to publish the Chronicle which is a scholarly publication about Clan Colquhoun. Postage for the form below with an enclosed check is just four First Class stamps (.37), and you can just drop the envelope in the mailbox. No customs inspections for that size envelope is required.


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