Proceedings of the Fourth
Congress at Atlanta, GA., April 28 to May 1, 1892
List of Members of The Scotch-Irish Society
Addy, Matthew, Cincinnati,
O. Past "Vice-president for Ohio in the Scotch-Irish Society of America.
Alexander, S. B.,
Charlotte, N. C. Vice-president for North Carolina in the Scotch-Irish
Society of America.
Allen, William, 256
Robinson Street, Allegheny City, Pa. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland;
retired; member of the Common Council of Pittsburg for three years.
Affleck, James, Bellville,
Ill. Born in Tennessee, of Scotch-Irish parentage; machinist; Alderman for
a number of years.
Alexander, Robert J., 810
Twenty-first Street, San Francisco, Cal. Born at Denahora, near Marhet
Hill, County Armagh, Ireland; parents, John Alexander and Margaret
Alexander, whose maiden name was Margaret McMahon, both Scotch-Irish by
birth; department manager; first Secretary of the California Scotch-Irish
Adams, D. P., Nashville,
Steubenville, Jefferson County, O. Born in Ballymena, County Antrim,
Ireland; Scotch-Irish parentage; mother's maiden name, McCaughey;
Allison, E., 94 West Eight
Street, Cincinnati, O.
Andrews, James, Columbia,
Adair, William, M.D.,
Canmer, Hart County, Ky. Born at Glasgow, Beaver County, Ky., December 9,
1815; his father, Alexander, born in Chester, S. C., son of William, of
Chester, S. C., son of William, who was born in Ireland, 1730, and
emigrated to , America in 1736; his mother was Elizabeth Were; grandmother
on paternal side, Mary Irvine; great-grandmother, Mary Moore; practicing
physician; graduate at Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1836;
represented Hart County, Ky., in 1869-70 and 1870-71.
Agnew, John T.,
Vice-president Continental Bank, New York City.
Archer, James, place of
residence, Brooke County, W. Va.; post-office, Steubenville, O. Of
Scotch-Irish parentage on both sides; farmer and Justice of the Peace;
Vice-president for West Virginia in the Scotch-Irish Society of America.
Adair, Col. G. W., Atlanta,
Ga. Vice-president for Georgia in the Scotch-Irish Society of America.
Anderson, James A.,
Knoxville, Tenn. Born at Grassy Valley, Knox County, Tenn.; mother's
maiden name, Armstrong; father's, William Shannon Anderson; and that of
his father, James Anderson, who with his parents and a number of brothers
and sisters moved from near Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va., in 1801,
and settled in Knox County, Tenn.; a portion of his ancestors were from
County Down, Ireland, and settled in Virginia about 1726; farmer and
Adams, Alexander, 1609
Swatara Street, Harrisburg, Pa. Born at Kilmoylo, County Antrim, Ireland;
son of Alexander Adams and Margaret (Johnston) Adams.
Alexander, Hugh, 302 and
304 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Ky. Born at Coleraine, County
Londonderry, Ireland; merchant.
Adams, Adam Gillespie,
Nashville, Tenn. Born near Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland, July 12,
1820, at the old homestead, owned by his ancestors for several
generations; his father, David Adams, married Jane Gillespie; both born in
Ireland; were members of the Presbyterian Church; his mother was a woman
of decided piety, and exercised a marked influence over her children,
especially over the subject of this notice; Mr. Adams's first wife, Susan
Porterfield, died two years after marriage, and he afterward married Mary
Jane Strickler, a woman of marked piety, as was her mother, Sarah Eakin
Strickler; Mrs. Adams is still living; also seven of their eight children;
Mr. Adams got his business training in Strabane, and at the age of
nineteen arrived in Nashville, and has continued there since as a
wholesale dry goods and shoe merchant, and is now President of the
Equitable Fire Insurance Company; elder in the Presbyterian Church, and
superintendent of its Sabbath-schools since 1843; Chairman of the
Presbyterian Committee on Sabbath-schools; President of the Board of
Directors of Ward's Presbyterian Seminary for young Ladies; Chairman of
the Committee of Reception and member of the Board of Directors of the
Nashville Centennial Commission; President and Secretary of various
turnpikes; Secretary and Treasurer of the John M. Hill fund of the First
Presbyterian Church; Treasurer of the Nashville Bible Society since 1854,
and Vice-president for Tennessee in the Scotch-Irish Society of America;
the First Presbyterian Church lately established a mission Church and
Sabbath-school in the north-western part of Nashville, which is called
after his name.
Alexander, William Henry,
Box 303, Omaha, Neb. Born at Lisbon, New London County, Conn.; father,
Harvey G. Alexander; grandfather, James Alexander; great-grandfather,
Joseph Alexander; great-great-grandfather, James Alexander, was one of the
founders of Londondery, William Henry coming over from north of Ireland
about 1720; Surveyor of United States Customs, Omaha, Neb.; taught school
in Connecticut for throe years; left there when twenty-two for the West;
superintendent agencies Whitney & Holmes Organ Company eight years,
Quincy, Ill.; Alderman two years in Omaha; President Board of Trustees
First Congregational Church, Omaha.
Bonner, Robert, No. 8 West
Fifty-sixth Street, New York City. President and life member of the
Scotch-Irish Society of America; born at Londonderry, Ireland, April 24,
1824; came to the United States in 1839; editor of the New York Ledger
from 1851 until recently. See Appleton's "Cyclopedia of American
Biography," Vol. I., page 313.
Barr, William Patrick,
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Wilson County, Tenn.; his
father, Rev. Hugh Barr, moved from Wilson to Sumner County, Tenn.; from
Tennessee to Alabama in 1820, and from there to Illinois in 1835; his
grandfather was Patrick Barr; mother, Katherine Hodge; grandfather, Joseph
Hodge; all from North Carolina; Mayor of Jacksonville and Trustee of
Illinois Institution for Deaf and Dumb.
Baxter, Isaac C, Detroit,
Breckinridge, Desha, 219
East Capitol Street, Washington, D. C. Born at Lexington, Ky.; son of
William Campbell Preston Breckinridge and Issa Desha Breckinridge; lawyer.
Black, Robert T., Scranton,
Pa. Born at Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland; son of Joseph Black and
Jane Mary Spencer; bank President and Vice-president and Treasurer of coal
company; Director in two banks.
Brown, Robert Knox,
Whitinsville, Mass. Born near Coleraine, County Derry, Ireland;
Scotch-Irish parentage; accountant; head book-keeper for twenty-five
years; Trustee of the Whitinsville Savings Bank.
Borland, Dr. John R.,
Franklin, Venango County, Pa. Born near New Vernon, Mercer County, Pa.;
Scotch-Irish on father's side and English on mother's; physician and
surgeon; President of Eclectic Medical Society of Pennsylvania one year;
Dean of Faculty and Professor of Theory and Practice in Georgia Eclectic
Medical College, Atlanta, Ga., session of 1879-80.
Bryson, Rev. John H., D.D.,
Huntsville, Ala. Born at Fayetteville, Tenn.; parents, Rev. Henry Bryson,
D.D., and Mrs. Hannah Bryson; Presbyterian minister; chaplain; head of the
religious department of the Army of the Tennessee, C. S. A.; Moderator of
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, 1886, at Augusta, Ga.
Blanton, Rev. Lindsay
Hughes, D.D., Richmond, Ky. Born in ' Cumberland County, Va.; son of
Joseph and Susan Walker Blanton; mother's family Scotch-Irish; Chancellor
of the Central University of Kentucky since 1880; Presbyterian minister;
pastor of Versailles, Ky., Salem, Va., and Paris, Ky., Presbyterian
Bunn, Dr. James McGirk,
Brevard, Capt. A. F.,
Lincolnton, Lincoln County, N. C.
Biles, Dr. William P., St.
Brown, Joseph, Ripley,
Tippot County, Miss. Born at Marion, Ala,; Scotch-Irish parentage;
merchant; superintendent Presbyterian Sunday-school; President of Ripley
Y. M. C. A.
Brann, John, Elkhart, Ind.
Born at Ballenahinch, Rich Hill, County Armagh, Ireland; son of William
and Jane Brann; merchant.
Blake, George Matthew,
Blake Block, Rockford, Ill. Born at Dansville, N. Y., 1852; son of Z. H.
Blake, M.D., of Scotch-Irish extraction, and Louisa Dorr, of New England;
lawyer; City Attorney of Rockford, Ill., 1885 and 1886; President of First
National Bank of Canton, South Dakota.
Bayne, S. G., Riverside
Drive, One Hundred and Eighth Street, New York City. Born at Ramelton,
County Donegal, Ireland; father, Scotch-Irish; mother, English; educated
at the National School at Ramelton; at the Royal Academical Institute, at
Belfast, where he remained four years, and at Queen's College, where he
attended Dr. McCosh's lectures; after this entered the service of the
great merchant, Sir James Hamilton, at Belfast, and passed through every
grade of the business until he became cashier of the house; had charge of
a company in suppressing the great riots which occurred at this time;
emigrated to the United States in 1869; engaged with varying success in
oil operations in Pennsylvania until 1873, when he started on a journey
around the world; on board the ship from San Francisco to Japan met with a
party of British diplomatists, and, becoming their secretary, saw Japan
under most favorable circumstances, the party being entertained by the
Emperor and Empress of Japan; continuing the journey, he visited the
principal points of interest in China, India, Egypt, the Holy Land, and in
Europe; after his return was engaged for some time in oil and machinery
business, but for several years has been interested in banking
institutions in different parts of the United States; he was married in
1873 to Miss Emily Kelsey, of Belfast, and has four children; he is
Vice-president of the Sea Board National Bank, of New York, of which he
was one of the incorporators, and an officer in several other banks.
Steubenville, O. Born at Pittsburg, Pa.; parents, Samuel and Sarah
Barclay; retired merchant, and a Director in several banks.
Barkley, John, 35 North
Peter Street, New Orleans, La. Born in Belfast, Ireland; son of William M.
Barkley and Margaret Thompson; merchant.
Bell, John B., No. 16
Sherman Avenue, Allegheny City, Pa. Born in Mercer County,Pa.; both
grandfathers Scotch; grandmothers Scotch-Irish; retired from business.
Beggs, Robert, 306 West
Twenty-ninth Street, New York City. Born in Ireland of Scotch-Irish
parentage; tea and coffee merchant.
Baird, Thomas Harlan,
Monongahela City, Washington County, Pa. Born at Washington, Pa.; Scotch
on paternal side; Scotch-Irish on maternal sideAcheson and McCullough;
attorney at law; district attorney of Washington County, Pa.
Blair, James, Scranton, Pa.
Born in Mercer County, New Jersey; Scotch-Irish parentage; banker.
Blackwood, Rev. William,
D.D., LL.D., 1022 Belvidere Terrace, Baltimore, Md., and 1149 South Broad
Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born at Dromard, County Down, Ireland; son of
Samuel and Agnes Blackwood, both Scotch-Irish; besides being a
land-holder, his father was extensively engaged in the linen trade, and
for sixty years was ruling elder in his native congregation; ordained by
the Presbytery of Belfast on February 17, 1835, to the pastoral charge of
Holywood, near Belfast; in 1843 was removed to Newcastle on Tyne, in the
North of England; there built Trinity Presbyterian Church, and because of
that and other services was raised to the Moderator's chair of the Synod,
the supreme judicatory of the English Church; in 1850 was settled in the
First Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia; after forty years labor in that
charge, demitted the pastorate, and now holds the position of Pastor
Breckinridge, William C.
P., Lexington, Ky. Born in Baltimore, Md.; son of Robert Jefferson
Breckinridge and Ann Sophonisba Preston; grandson of John Breckinridge and
Mary Hopkins Cabell; great-grandson of Robert Breckinridge and Lettice
Preston; Robert Breckinridge, son of Alexander Breckinridge, an emigrant
from Ireland; Lettice Preston, daughter of John Preston, an emigrant from
Ireland; Alexander Breckinridge was descended from the Breckinridges of
Ayrshire, Scotland; John Preston from a soldier of Londonderry; Mary
Hopkins Cabell was the daughter of Joseph Cabell and Elizabeth Hopkins;
Joseph Cabell was the son of Dr. William Cabell, an immigrant from
England; Elizabeth Hopkins was the daughter of Dr. Arthur Hopkins, an
immigrant from Ireland; grandson of Francis Preston and Sarah Buchanan
Campbell; great-grandson of William Preston and Susanna Smith; William
Preston was the brother of Lettice Preston and son of John Preston; Sarah
Buchanan Campbell was the daughter of William Campbell and Elizabeth
Henry; William, Campbell was descended from the Campbells and Buchanans
of' Scotland; Elizabeth Henry was the sister of Patrick Henry and the
daughter of the emigrant John Henry, of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Sarah
Winston; lawyer; colonel of cavalry C. S. A.; Member of Congress from
Barringer, Gen. Rufus,
Charlotte, N. C. Born in Cabarrus County, N. C.; son of Paul Barringer and
wife, Elizabeth Brandon ; German, English, and Scotch-Irish descent;
retired lawyer; twice in State Legislature; in State Constitutional
Convention of 1875; and brigadier-general of cavalry in late war.
Breadner, J. T., Port
Henry, N. Y. Born at Keady, Armagh County, Ireland; son of Thomas Breadner
and Rebecca Dickson; his ancestors were with the men of Enniskillen in
1688; his great great-grandfather was a commissioned officer in the army
of William of Orange, and fought under him in the battle of the Boyno;
Briggs, Capt. Joseph B.,
Russellville, Ky. Born in Franklin, Tenn., November 20, 1842; son of Isaac
Wilson Briggs and Dorothy Madison Bennett; banker; major and assistant
quartermaster of Forrest's Cavalry, Confederate States Army.
Bruce, Helm, Louisville,
Ky. Secretary of the Kentucky Scotch-Irish Society; member of the
Executive Committee of the Scotch-Irish Society of America; lawyer.
Blair, Samuel S., Tyrone,
Pa. Born in Esterton, Dauphin County, Pa.; his grandfather, John Blair,
came to the United States when ten or twelve years old, located with his
parents in Lancaster County, Pa., where he married a Miss Greer; there
were born as the result of this marriage John, Samuel, William, Joseph,
James, and five daughters; he was the son of Samuel; railroad
superintendent; division superintendent of the N. C. Railroad, Baltimore,
Md.; division superintendent P. R. R., Tyrone, Blair County, Pa.
Cowan, George L., Franklin,
Calhoun, James E., 1427
Christian Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born at Philadelphia, Pa.; son of Ezra
and Mary A. Calhoun; clerk in Mayor's office.
Casady, Hon. Phineas
McCray, Des Moines, Iowa. Vice-president for Iowa in the Scotch-Irish
Society of America; born at Con-nersvillo, Fayette County, Ind.; son of
Simon Casady and Jemima McCray; President Des Moines Savings Bank; State
Senator for four years in the Iowa Legislature; judge of the Fifth
Judicial District, Iowa; receiver of public moneys for the Fort Des Moines
Land District of Iowa; Regent of the State University, Iowa, for four
Creigh, Thomas Alfred, 1505
Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb. Born at Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa.; son
of Rev. Thomas Creigh, D.D., and Jane McLelland Grubb Creigh, both born in
Pennsylvania; President of the O. F. Davis Real Estate and Loan Company.
Castles, William Harper,
Kingsland, Bergen County, N. J. Born at Newark, N. J.; son of Thomas
Castles, Trumbridge, near Lisburn, Ireland, and Elizabeth Harper,
Middletown, Armagh, Ireland; accountant and attorney.
Clark, Dr. Rowan, Tyrone,
Calhoun, Hon. David Samuel,
Hartford, Conn. Born at Coventry, Tolland County, Conn.; son of George
Albion Calhoun, D.D., of Scotch-Irish parentage, and Betsy Scoville; judge
of the Court of Common Pleas; State Senator, two terms; judge of the
Probate Court, twelve years; judge of Court of Common Pleas, thirteen
Cooke, George, St. Joseph,
Mo. Born at Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland, of Scotch-Irish parentage,
Casady, J. N., Council
Campbell, John F.,
Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born near Ramelton, County Donegal,
Ireland; son of John Campbell and Martha Lytle; manufacturer; Secretary
and Treasurer Nashville Cotton Seed Oil Company.
Craighead, Rev. James
Geddes, D.D., 1223 Eleventh Street, Washington, D. C. Born near Carlisle,
Pa.; son of William Craighead and Hetty Weakley; Presbyterian minister;
editor of New York Evangelist; Secretary of the Presbyterian Historical
Society; now dean of theological department Howard University, Washington,
Carrick, Dr. Anthony
Lawless, 154 Broadway, Cincinnati, O. Born at Ennis, County Clare,
Ireland; Scotch-Irish and English parentage; physician; surgeon U. S. A.
for four years.
Caldwell, Henry, 409 West
Fourth Street, Cincinnati, O.
Caldwell, H. M., Bruin,
Butler County, Pa.
Craig, Dr. Alex., Columbia,
Cornick, Tully R., Sr., 121
State Street, Knoxville, Tenn. Born at Salisbury Plains, Princess Anne
County, Va.; Scotch-Irish through his mother, daughter of James Simpson, a
Scotch-Irishman, born at Mony-Mone, Ireland; English on father's side;
ancestors emigrated in seventeenth century; member of Missouri Legislature
Salisbury Mills, Orange County, N. Y. Born at Salisbury Mills, N. Y.; son
of Andrew Caldwell, Ballymore, Ireland, Province of Ulster, and Harriet
Brewster, Rockland County, N. Y.; farmer; postmaster, twenty years;
justice of the peace, twenty-four years; Commissioner United States
Deposit Fund in New York State, twelve years.
Crooks, Prof. G. E., Drew
Theological Seminary, Madison, N. J.
Caldwell, John Day, 233
West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, O.
Crawford, W. A.,
Carpenter, J. McF.,
Clark, William P.,
Mansfield, O. Born at Newbliss, Monaghan County, Ireland; parents
Scotch-Irish Presbyterians; Secretary Mansfield Insurance Company;
Director in bank and building and loan association; elder in Reformed
Chambers, Andrew Allen,
Freehold, Monmouth County, N. X Born at Piqua, O.; attorney at law and
Principal of the Free hold Institute.
Cox, Frederick Warren,
M.D., Vermillion, Clay County, S. D. Born at Upper Stewracke, Colchester
County, Nova Scotia, Canada ; great-grandparents Cox born in Ulster,
Ireland; great-grandparents Creelman born in Province of Ulster, Ireland;
emigrated to Nova Scotia, where his parents still reside; physician;
coroner of Clay County, S. D.; Superintendent Board of Health for Clay
County, S. D.
Campbell, Lemuel Russell,
Crawford, Joseph S., 2431
Sepviva Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born in County Monaghan, Ireland; father
and mother both Irish; their ancestors originally, on both sides, from
Ayrshire, Scotland; Assistant Superintendent Money Order Division;
postmaster at Philadelphia, Pa.
Campbell, Judge Edward,
Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born at Uniontown, Fayette County, July 24,
1838; his father was Hugh Campbell, born in Uniontown, Pa.; his mother,
Rachel Broom Lyon, born in Baltimore, Md.; his grandfather, Benjamin
Campbell, of Chester County, Pa.; grandmother, Mary Adair, of Cookstown,
Ireland; attorney-at-law; private soldier, second lieutenant, first
lieutenant, captain, major, and lieutenant-colonel of the Eighty-fifth
Pennyslvania Volunteer Regiment; three and one-half years in the war;
presiding judge of the Fourteenth Judicial District of Pennsylvania for
nine months by appointment of Gov. Hartranft in 1873 on death of Judge S.
Cromey, William, 112 East
College Street, Louisville, Ky. Born at Dromore, County Down, Ireland;
grandfather, Scotch; grandmother, Irish; fire insurance agent.
Caldwell, James Thomas,
Burdick, Taylor County, Ky. Born in Taylor County, Ky.; descended from the
Scotch-Irish of the valley of Virginia, Augusta County; farmer.
Caldwell, Rev. Robert
Ernest, 1426 East Broadway, Louisville, Ky. Born at Greensboro, N. C.; son
of Walter P. Caldwell, of Greensboro, N. C, who was the son of Rev. Samuel
Craighead Caldwell, of Mecklenburg; who was the son of Rev. David
Caldwell, D.D., of Guilford; through his mother related to the Doaks of
North Carolina and Tennessee, and to the Gillespies; through his father's
mother related to the Lindsays; through his grandfather's mother related
to the Craigheads; Presbyterian minister; pastor of the Highland
Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Ky.
Campbell, Gov. James E.,
Columbus, O. Born at Middletown, O., July 7, 1843; Scotch-Irish descent on
his father's side; English on mother's; lawyer; Member of Congress and
Governor of Ohio.
Crawford, John A., 395
River Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
Cutcheon, Hon. Byron M.,
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Mich. Born at Pembroke, N. H.; son of James M.
Cutcheon, Pembroke, N. H, and Hannah Tripp, Epsom, N. H.; form of name
until present generation, "McCutcheon;" lawyer; Member of Congress from
1883 to 1891; see Congressional directory for other positions held; at
present member of the United States Board of Ordnance and Fortification.
Campbell, Charles, Ironton,
Lawrence County, O. Born at Iron-ton, O.; Scotch-Irish parentage; iron
Carlisle, William Smyth,
405 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. Born at Kells, County Antrim, Ireland;
Scotch descent of the seventh generation from Scotland; tea and coffee
Dinsmore, Rev. John Walker,
D.D., 289 South Tenth Street, San Jose, Cal. Born in Washington County,
Pa.; son of William Dinsmore and Rebecca Anderson, both Scotch-Irish;
Presbyterian minister; pastor Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, Ill;
Director McCormick Theological Seminary; member General Assembly's Board
of Aid for Colleges; Moderator of Synod of Illinois; visitor United States
Naval Academy; member of the Executive Committee of the Scotch-Irish
Society of America.
Doland, Arthur W., Spokane
Drug Co., Spokane, Washington. Born at Manchester, N. H.; Scotch-Irish
descent on both sides; wholesale druggist.
Dickson, Alexander Walker,
Scranton, Pa. Born at Philadelphia, Pa.; son of James Reid Dickson and
Caroline Stuart Dickson; manager of the Weston Mill Company; Treasurer
Scranton Board of Trade; elder First Presbyterian Church; superintendent
Sabbath-school; Vice-president Lackawanna Institute of History and
Doran, Peter, Grand Rapids,
Mich. Born at London, Canada; son of John Doran and Susan McClory, who
were born in County Down, Ireland; lawyer; Chairman of Democratic
Committee of Grand Rapids.
Drummond, Hon. Josiah
Hayden, Portland, Me. Born at Win slow, Me.; son of Clark Drummond and
Cynthia Blackwell; lawyer; representative in Legislature from Waterville
in 1857-58; from Portland in 1869; Speaker in 1858-59; Senator from
Kennebec County in 1860; attorney-general of the State from 1860 to 1864,
Decker, Onear S., Box 1064,
Dake, Mrs. Elizabeth
Church, 216 Vine Street, Nashville, Tenn. Born at Pittsburg, Pa.; father,
Dr. William Church, a leading physician of Pittsburg, Pa., was born at
Coleraine, Ireland; mother, Elizabeth Taggart Church, born in North
Ireland ; wife of Dr. J. P. Dake, and mother of five children; manager of
Protestant Orphan Asylum, and of the Woman's Mission Home, Nashville,
Donehoo, Rev. E. R., 226
South Main Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Born at Washington, Pa.; father, Rev.
James Donehoo, brought when an infant from County Armagh, Ireland, to
Western Pennsylvania ; mother born in Washington, Pa.; pastor of the
Eighth Presbyterian Church, Pittsburg, Pa., for twenty years;
Vice-president of Allegheny County Prison Society; Secretary of
Presbyterian Union of Pittsburg; general agent for improvement of the poor
for the last ten years.
Doherty, William Wisner, 27
School Street, Boston, Mass. Born in Boston, Mass.; parents, Ross and
Sarah Doherty, Scotch-Irish Presbyterians and natives of Muff, County of
Derry, Ireland; counselor at law; assistant district attorney for Suffolk
Dickson, Miss Caroline
Stuart, 616 Quincey Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Born at Scranton, Pa.; daughter
of Alexander W. and Louisa C Dickson; President of the Young Ladies'
Society of the Presbyterian Church.
Dunlap, Dr. Fayette,
Danville, Ky. Born at Danville, Boyle County, Ky.; father Scotch, mother
English; surgeon and physician.
Dickinson, Hon. Jacob
McGavock, Nashville, Tenn. Born in Columbus, Miss.; lawyer.
Dalzell, Hon. John,
Pittsburg, Pa. Born in New York City; parents came from County Down,
Ireland, near Belfast; lawyer; member of Congress.
Dunlap, Charles O'Neal,
M.D., Athens, O. Born at Pontiac, Mich., 1856; son of Samuel Dunlap, born
at Chillicothe, O., son of Joseph Dunlap, born in Seneca County, N. Y.,
son of John. Dunlap, whose father was a Scotchman from the West End of the
Grampian Hills, and whose mother was Sarah Gillespie, born in County
Derry, 1722; John Dunlap was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1718, and
emigrated to this country in 1742; all these ancestors were Presbyterians;
Dr. Dunlap's mother was of the German family, Kaler, and his paternal
grandmother, O'Neal, of Irish extraction; assistant physician of the
Athens (Ohio) Asylum for Insane since 1887; captain of company in the Ohio
National Guard during 1883 and 1884, and was with his company in the
suppression of the Cincinnati riot in 1884; has been surgeon in the Ohio
National Guard, and has been member of the Ohio Medical Society since
Davieson, Henry J., Jr., 45
Broadway, N. Y.
Cincinnati, O. Born at Cincinnati July 21, 1846; attorney; President Board
of Education; Work-house Director, and of public library of Cincinnati;
Vice-president Board of Trade.
Elder, Joshua Reed,
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born near Harrisburg, Swatara Township,
Dauphin County, Pa.; son of Joshua Elder and Eleanor W. Sherer; farmer.
Eagleson, John Geddes, 750
Market Street, San Francisco, Cal. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland;
parentage, English on father's side and Scotch-Irish on mother's;
Evans, Col. H. G.,
Elwyn, Rev. Alfred Langdon,
1422 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born at Philadelphia; son of Alfred
W. L. and Mary M. Elwyn; clergyman.
Echols, Col. J. W.,
Atlanta, Ga. Member Executive Committee Scotch-Irish Society of America.
Ewing, W. E., National Tube
Works, Pittsburg, Pa.
Ewing, Dr. Cicero Mendal,
Tyrone, Blair County, Pa.
Ewing, Judge Thomas,
Evans, Thomas Grier, 49
Nassau Street, New York City. Born at Kingston, Ulster County, N. Y.;
parents, James Sidney Evans and Mary (Dewitt) Evans; lawyer; Secretary of
the Genealogical and Biographical Society of New York City.
Eakin, John Hill,
Nashville, Tenn. Born at Nashville, Tenn.; grandson of John Eakin, County
Derry, Ireland; cashier Union Bank and Trust Company; President Bon Air
Coal, Land, and Lumber Company; President Mammoth Cave Railroad Company.
Evans, Samuel, 432 Locust
Street, Columbia, Pa. For genealogical and biographical sketch see Part
II., page 242.
Eccles, Rev. Robert Kerr,
Ewing, Hon. Nathaniel,
Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa. Born at Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.;
Scotch-Irish parentage on both sides, with an admixture of Welsh on
mother's side; lawyer ; judge fourteenth judicial district of
Elder, Miss Margaretta S.,
26 East Vermont Street, Indianapolis, Ind. Born at Indianapolis, Ind.;
father was John Elder, son of Samuel, son of John, son of Robert, born in
Scotland, 1679, emigrated to America from Lough Neagh, Ireland, 1730;
located near Harrisburg, Pa.; mother was Jane Henderson Ritchie, only
daughter of John and Margaret Ritchie, whose ancestors were also
Floyd, A. C, Columbia,
Tenn. Secretary of Scotch-Irish Society of America; born in Granville
County, N. C.; son of John W. and Margaret (Campbell) Floyd ; lawyer.
Frierson, Lucius, Columbia,
Tenn. Treasurer of the Scotch-Irish Society of America; banker, cashier of
the Columbia Banking Company.
Fleming, Judge William
Stuart, Columbia, Tenn. Born near Columbia, Tenn., 1816 ; parents born in
Williamsburg District, S. C; mother's maiden name, Armstrong; lawyer,
licensed in 1842; graduated at Yale College, in 1838; held the office of
City Attorney ; twice elected Chancellor for terms of eight years each;
his family connection, or at least much of it, appears in the volume
containing the proceedings of the First Scotch-Irish Congress, held at
Columbia, Tenn., May, 1889.
Frey, George Henry,
Springfield, O. Born at Philadelphia, Jefferson County, N. Y.; Swiss
descent on his father's side; Scotch-Irish on side of mother, who was a
Miss Calhoun; his grandfather, Andrew Calhoun, was a native of Ulster; the
Frey family was one of the earliest of the whites who settled in the
Mohawk Valley, N. Y., near Palatine Bridge; settled there in 1688; the old
homestead is still held in the family; owner and operator of a stone
quarry in Springfield; Director in Second National Bank; Director in Ohio
Southern Railroad Company; President of Cincinnati and Sandusky Telegraph
Company; President of Ohio Southern Railroad Company; President of Board
of Water Works, city of Springfield ; County Commissioner; and charter
member of the Scotch-Irish Society of America.
Foster, Thomas, 112
Broadway, Cincinnati, O.
Ferguson, Edward Alexander,
Fourth and Main Sts., Cincinnati, O.
Flowers, George W., 110
Diamond Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Foster, Hon. Morrison,
Allegheny City, Pa. Born at Pittsburg, Pa.; son of William Barclay Foster,
from Berkeley County, Va., and Eliza Clayland, from Eastern Shore, Md.;
brother of Stephen Foster, deceased, the celebrated composer of popular
songs; coal operator; Senator from Forty-second District of Pennsylvania;
and Manager of the Reform School, Morganza, Pa.
Ferguson, Rev. Robert
Gracey, New Wilmington, Pa. Born in Franklin County, Pa.; father, James
Ferguson; mother, Mary A. Doyle; minister of the United Presbyterian
Church; President of Westminster College, six years.
Fulton, Mrs. Ann,
Fulton, Miss Annie,
Frew, John, 25 and 27
Fourteenth Street, Wheeling, W. Va. Born in County Antrim, Ireland; son of
Alexander and Esther Scott Frew; publisher and half-owner of Daily
Intelligencer; member City Council; member of Board of County
Commissioners; delegate at large to Republican National Convention, 1889;
Director in Exchange Bank of Wheeling.
Fulton, John, Johnstown,
Pa. Born at Drumard, County Tyrone, Ireland; ancestors on father's side,
Lowland Scotch; on mother's side, McKeown, Highland Scotch; General
Manager Cambria Iron Company; superintendent of works on completion of
North Branch Canal, 1848 to 1852; assistant engineer Barclay Railroad,
1852 to 1854; resident civil and mining engineer Huntingdon and Broad Top
Railroad, 1855 to 1874; chief engineer Bedford and Bridgeport Railroad,
under Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 1870 to 1873; general mining engineer
Cambria Iron Company, 1874 to 1887; General Superintendent, 1887-88;
General Manager, 1888 to------; member American Institute Mining
American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia; author of "Physical
properties of Coke for Blast Furnace Use."
Fleming, J. Pressley, 108
Fourth Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
Fullerton, Hugh Stuart,
M.D., Hillsboro, Highland County, O. Born at South Salem, Ross County, O.;
son of Rev. Hugh Stuart Ful-lerton and Dorothy Boiles Fullerton;
physician; first lieutenant Ohio Volunteer Artillery, IT. S. A.; assistant
physician Central Ohio Insane Asylum, Columbus, O.; member of Board of
Education, Hillsboro; received the degree of A.M. at Miami University,
Oxford, O., 1862; M.D. Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, 0., 1866.
Gibson, Thomas, Nashville,
Gray, M. L., 3756 Tindell
Avenue, St. Louis, Mo.
Gray, William Kyle, 21
Cabinet Street, Allegheny, Pa.
Graham, Dr. George,
Charlotte, N. C.
Gillespie, Mrs. John, 1332
South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Pa.; daughter
of James Kirkpatrick and Rebecca Armstrong, of County Fermanagh, Ireland.
Graham, Miss Elizabeth, 842
Sixth Street, Louisville, Ky. Born in Province of Ulster, County Tyrone,
Ireland; Church-member for fifty-six years; devoted attention to
Sunday-school and Mission work; Sunday-school teacher fifty-three years.
Washington, Oxford, Granville County, N. C. Born in Hillsboro, Orange
County, N. C.; seventh son of Hon. William A. Graham, son of Gen. Joseph
Graham, son of James Graham, who came from County Down, Ireland; mother
was Susan Washington, daughter of John Washington, of Kingston and New
Berne, N. C.; lawyer; Secretary of Boundary-line Commission between
Maryland and Virginia, 1875-76; State Senator, 1885.
Graham, Hon. George Scott,
Bullitt Building, Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Philadelphia; son of James
Graham and Sarah J. Graham, maiden name Scott, both of County Down,
Ireland; lawyer; member of Select Council from January, 1878, to January,
1881; resigned to take office of District Attorney of Philadelphia (i. e.,
prosecutor of the pleas), which office he has held ever since, having been
re-elected three times, twice by a unanimous vote of both parties;
professor of criminal law in University of Pennsylvania; Past Grand
Commander of Knights Templar of Pennsylvania; elder in the Presbyterian
Given, Dr. A., 1403 West
Jefferson Street, Louisville, Ky. Born at Warm Springs, Bath County, Va.;
grandfather was an Irishman; grandmother, Scotch; physician.
Given, Mrs. Caroline
Turnbull, 1403 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Ky. Born at Monterey,
Highland County, Va.; maternal grandfather, Scotch; paternal grandfather,
Groves, Thomas Porter,
Hendersonville, Sumner County, Term. Born in Robertson County, Tenn.; son
of Wiley Groves and Leah West; farmer.
Guild, Mrs. Mary Stiles
Paul, 120 Johnson Street, Lynn, Essex County, Mass. Born at Hanover, N. H.
January 26, 1830; daughter of Bela and Mary (Briggs) Paul; descended on
paternal side from William Strowbridge and Margaret Henry, Scotch
emigrants from the north of Ireland; and William Strowbridge, Jr., and
Sarah Montgomery Morrison; housekeeper.
Hall, Rev. Dr. John, New
York City, 712 Fifth Avenue; Vice-President for New York in the
Scotch-Irish Society of America. Born in County Armagh, Ireland; both
parents of Scottish families settled in Ulster; Presbyterian minister; was
Commissioner of National Education in Ireland; now Chancellor of the
University of the city of New York; see Appleton's "Cyclopaedia of
American Biography," Vol. III., page 42.
Henry, William Wirt, LL.D.,
Richmond, Va.; Vice-president for Virginia in the Scotch-Irish Society of
America. Born at Red Hill, Charlotte County, Va.; son of John Henry and
Elvira McClelland; lawyer; member of the House of Delegates and Senate of
Virginia; Vice-president of the Virginia Historical Society; President of
the Scotch-Irish Society of Virginia.
Herron, Col. W. A.,
Pittsburg, Pa. Life member of the Scotch-Irish Society of America; born at
Pittsburg; leading real estate man of Pittsburg; a director in a number of
charitable and educational institutions, and prominent in all public
Holmes, William, 10 and 12
Wood Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Harbison, Samuel P.,
Twenty-second and Railroad Streets, Pittsburg, Pa.
Hates, W. M. W., Franklin,
Venango County, Pa.
Hardie, William Tipton, 229
Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, La. Born at Talladega, Ala.; parents, John
Hardie, born in Scotland, and Mary Meade Hall, born in Virginia; merchant;
elder in First Presbyterian Church, New Orleans.
Hunter, Rev. C. J., D.D.,
North East, Pennsylvania.
Hunter, William Henry,
Steubenville, Jefferson County, O. Born at Cadiz. Harrison County, O.; his
father, Joseph E., was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., May, 1804, son of
James, born in same county, 1777, whose father was born in Ulster and
settled in Fauquier County, Va.; his mother, Letitia McFadden, was born in
Coothill, County Cavan, Ireland, daughter of Samuel McFadden and Lydia
Stafford; Samuel was the son of George McFadden and Isabella Mcintosh,
daughter of Sir James Mcintosh; editor and proprietor of the Steubenville
Gazette, in connection with Henry Hunter McFadden; Democratic candidate
for presidential elector on ticket with Cleveland and Thurman;
Vice-president for Ohio in the Scotch-Irish Society of America.
Howard, J. B., 824 Warren
Street, Chicago, Ill. Born at Carrick-forgus, County Antrim, Ireland;
father and mother born at Car-rickforgus; James Boyett, a relative on his
mother's side, was Mayor of Carrickfergus in 1606 and 1608 ; gas engineer.
Houston, William Paxton,
Lexington, Va. Born at Lexington, Rockbridge County, Va.; son of Rev.
Samuel Rutherford Houston, D.D., and Margaret Parks Paxton Houston;
lawyer; judge County Court of Rockbridge County, Va.
Humphries, Prop. David
Carlisle, Lexington, Va. Born in Wythe County, Va.; parents, William
Finley Humphries, M.D., and Bettie McFarland, both Scotch-Irish, and came
from Augusta County, Va.; Professor of Applied Mathematics, Washington and
Lee University; member of the St. Louis Academy of Science.
Houston, James W., 436
Lincoln Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Born at Garragh, County Derry, Ireland;
Hays, John, Carlisle,
Cumberland County, Pa. Born at, Carlisle, Pa.; parents were John and Ellen
(Blaine) Hays, both born in Cumberland, Pa.; lawyer; President of the
Carlisle Deposit Bank since 1874.
Hogan, John P., Salem,
Columbiana County, O. Born September 10, 1826, in Liverpool, England; his
father was Irish, from Limerick; mother, Scotch-Irish, descended from the
Douglases, of Scotland; his parents came to America when he was four years
old; manufacturer; City Treasurer and member of School Board, Salem, O.
Hammond, A. J., Cadiz,
Harrison County, O. Born at Cadiz; parentage, Scotch-Irish; merchant.
Charleston, Ind. Born in Jefferson County, Ky.; son of Alexander Harbison,
a native of County Down, Ireland; farmer.
Hotchkiss, Jed, "The Oaks,"
346 East Beverly Street, Staunton, Va.; consulting mining engineer.
Harkness, William Glasgow,
No. 18 North Compton Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Born in Jacksonville, Ill.;
son of James Harkness, born in Oritor, County Tyrone, Ireland, and
Margaret Glasgow, born in Moneymone, County Derry, Ireland;
great-great-grandfather and mother on both sides were born in Scotland;
Secretary Arkansas Land Company.
Hamilton, A. C, Temple,
Houston, Rev. Samuel,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Born at Bellaghy, County Antrim, Ireland; son
of John Houston, farmer, long an elder of the congregation of Killymonis,
and Jane Heaney, daughter of Hugh Heaney, of Ballylig; minister; ordained
in Calvin Church, St. John, New Brunswick, January, 1869, where he
ministered nearly five years; then for a year and a half in Raisin, Mich.;
returned to Canada in 1876, and was for nearly seven years pastor at
Bathurst, New Brunswick; for past eight years has been in charge of
Cooke's Church (Presbyterian), Kingston.
Hunter, W. Hugh, Dallas,
Texas. Principal mover in the organization of the Scotch-Irish Society of
Atlanta, and its first Secretary ; member of the Executive Committee of
the Scotch-Irish Society of America.
Irvine, Miss Florence,
Columbia, Tenn. Born at Columbia, Tenn., of Scotch-Irish parentage; an
active and efficient worker in the arrangements for the first Scotch-Irish
Johnson, J. F., Birmingham,
Ala. First Vice-president at Large in the Scotch-Irish Society of America.
Johnson, William Preston,
New Orleans, La. Vice-president for Louisiana in the Scotch-Irish Society
of America; born at Louisville, Ky., January 5, 1831; son of Gen. Albert
Sidney and Henrietta Preston Johnson; President of Tulane University;
colonel in the Confederate Army.
Joyce, Edwaed Irvin,
Columbia, Tenn. Born at Shepherdsville, Ky.; Scotch-Irish parentage;
Southern Agent of William Mann Company, of Philadelphia and New York.
Johnston, Col. William,
Charlotte, N. C. Member of Executive Committee in the Scotch-Irish Society
Johnson, Richard Van Eman,
Canonsburg, Washington County, Pa. Born near Canonsburg, Pa., September
23, 1841; parents, John Johnson and Rebecca Van Eman; farmer and surveyor;
member of the State House of Representatives, 1885; Director in the
Citizen's Bank, Washington, Pa.; elder in the Presbyterian Church at
Canonsburg, Pa., and Director in the Pennsylvania Reform School, at
Jackson, T. Woolcot,
Newark, N. J.
Jewett, Hon. Charles L.,
New Albany, Ind. Born in Hanover, Ind.; lawyer; district attorney Fourth
Indiana District; prosecuting attorney Fifth Indiana Circuit; member
Indiana Legislature; Speaker Indiana House of Representatives; Chairman
Democratic State Committee since May, 1888; Chairman Democratic State
Executive Committee since May, 1888.
Johnson, James Nichol, 383
Pennsylvania Street, Buffalo, N. Y. Born at Ardee, Newton Cunningham,
County Donegal, Ireland; father, Scotch-Irish, and his ancestors also
Scotch-Irish for several generations; mother, Scotch, a native of
Haddington, Scotland; father's mother, Margaret Irvine, a native of
Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland.
Johnston, Stephen, Piqua,
O. Born at Piqua, O.; father's birthplace, Enniskillen, Ireland;
Johnston, Andrew McKenzie,
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County, Cal. Born at Cookstown, County Tyrone,
Ireland; son of John Johnston and Sarah Ann Hall, both Scotch-Irish;
ancestors were engaged in the defense of Derry; merchant; elder in
Kelley, Rev. David
Campbell, Leeville, Tenn. Born at Leeville, Wilson County, Tenn.; his
parents were John Kelley, son of Dennis Kelley, soldier of the Revolution,
and Margaret Lavinia Kelley, daughter of Col. David Campbell and Jane
Montgomery; minister of the gospel; Secretary and Treasurer of Board of
Missions M. E. Church, South; colonel of cavalry C. S. A.; member of Board
of Trust and projector of Vanderbilt University ; projector and President
of Board of Trust of Nashville College for Young Ladies; four times a
member of the General Conference M. E. Church, South.
Kinkade, Samuel, Nashville,
Kidney, James, 119 to 121
East Second Street, Cincinnati, O.
Kerr, Samuel Griffith, 408
Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Born at Muckross, near Donegal, County
Donegal, Ireland; son of John and Sarah (Griffith) Kerr; merchant.
Kennedy, G. C, Lancaster,
Kirkpatrick, Rev. Adrian
Frazier, Freeport, Armstrong County, Pa. Born at Decatur, Brown County,
O.; father was of Scotch-Irish Kentucky stock, mother from Virginia;
Kerr, Frank H.,
Kearney, Peter, Prescott,
Ariz. Born in Ireland; of the Cashel family; telegrapher.
Knott, J. Proctor, Lebanon,
Ky. His paternal ancestors were of Danish origin and lived in
Northumberland, England, whence his grandfather's grandfather, Rev. Thomas
Knott, emigrated at a very early day; his only son, Rev. Thomas Percy
Knott, married Jane Hart, and his only son, Thomas Percy Knott, married
Fanny Ray; on his mother's side is of pure Scotch-Irish extraction; his
father, Joseph Percy Knott, married Maria Irvine McElroy; her
grandfather's father, James McElroy, and her grandmother's father, Rev.
John Irvine, both of whose ancestors were from Scotland, emigrated with
their families from Ulster Province on the ship "George and Anne" in 1729
or 1730; her grandfather, Samuel McElroy (son of James), came over with
his father, and on reaching man's estate married Mary Irvine (daughter of
John), who had been his playmate on the passage over; her father, William
E. McElroy (son of Samuel and Mary), married Keturah Cleland; Keturah
Cleland's father, Philip Cleland, married a Richards, of Scotch-Irish
extraction, and his father, Dr. Thomas Cleland, and his mother were
Scotch-Irish emigrants, who settled in Virginia in 1732.
Kerr, Samuel, Recorder's
Office, Chicago, Ill. Born in Sligo County, Ireland ; son of Samuel Kerr
and Ann (Cunningham) Kerr, all Scotch-Irish Presbyterians of Sligo County;
his mother was Rebecca (Young) Kerr, whose mother was a Dennison, from
Paisley, Scotland; the Youngs were Episcopalians; two brothers of his
paternal grandfather emigrated to the United States in the early part of
this century, and settled in Cincinnati, O.; Mr. Kerr himself came to this
country in 1864, and has lived in Chicago most of the time since; he has
been clerk in the Recorder's Office for nineteen years; before that, was
four years in the employ of the Chicago and North-western Railway.
Logan, Rev. Samuel C, D.D.,
Lee, Judge John M.,
Loan, Thomas, Evaline
Avenue, East End, Pittsburg, Pa.
Lyle, Rev. Samuel B. D.,
Latimer, James William,
York, Pa. Born at West Philadelphia, Pa., June 24, 1836; Scotch-Irish
parentage; paternal grandmoth. er descended from an English Episcopal
family (Bartow) and a French Huguenot family (Beneget); lawyer; in 1885
elected law judge of the Nineteenth Judicial District of Pennsylvania,
composed of the county of York, which office he still holds.
Lamberton, W. R., Pelham
Manor, New York City. Born at Warrington, Fla.; father, Scotch-Irish
descent; mother, English and French; lawyer; holds several local offices
and a number in railroad companies.
Lamberton, Charles Lytle,
46 West Twenty-second Street, New York City. Born at Carlisle, Cumberland
County, Pa.; his ancestors all Scotch-Irish, who emigrated from Ireland
about 1748, and settled in the Cumberland Valley; son of Maj. Robert
Lamberton and Mary Harkness; paternal grandparents, Gen. James Lamberton,
who emigrated from County Derry, Ireland, and Janet McKeehan; maternal
grandparents, William Harkness, emigrant from Ireland, and Priscilla
Lytle, a native of Pennsylvania; lawyer; formerly Senator of Pennsylvania,
and a member of Governor's staff; delegate to National Democratic
Convention in 1864 and 1872; fellow of the American Geographical Society.
Lithgow, Hon. James S.,
Louisville, Ky. Born at Pittsburg, Pa., November 29, 1812; parents were
from Province of Ulster; manufacturer; Mayor of Louisville.
Latty, Alexander S.,
Defiance, O. Born in Ireland, June 30, 1815; judge of Court of Common
Pleas and District Courts in the Third Judicial District of the State of
Ohio from February, 1857, to February, 1877.
Lucky, Cornelius Evarts,
Locke, C. A., Cole
Building, Nashville, Tenn.
Mitchell, Rev. G. W.,
Mooney, William II.,
Steubenville, Jefferson County, O. Born in Jefferson County, O.; son of
Johnston and Elizabeth Murphy Mooney; banker.
Moore, Armour J., 1417
South Fourteenth Street, Denver, Col.
Moore, Charles C, 2001
North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mahood, Edwin Blow, 921
Liberty Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Mahood, Mrs. Annie Reed,
921 Liberty Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Morris, William H,
Meharg, John, Ravenna,
Portage County, O. Born at Drumlee, County Down, Ireland; Scotch-Irish
parentage; editor of the Republican; Mayor of Ravenna, three years; County
Clerk, nine years; prosecutor, one term.
Miller, Thomas, 98 and 100
West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, O.
Miller, W. H., 98 and 100
West Fourth Street, Cincinnati, O.
Means, Arthur Frederick, 61
Court Street, Boston, Mass. Born in Boston, Mass.; his paternal ancestors,
in lineal descent, were Robert Means, who settled in Falmouth, Me., in
1718; John Means, of Saco, Me., born 1728, died 1776; Robert Means, of
Surry, Me., died 1820; Robert Means, born at Saco, Me., in 1783, died
1842; and John Withan Means, who was the father of Arthur F. Means, his
mother being Sophia Romney Wells; member of the Boston Common Council, and
member of the Massachusetts Legislature.
Montgomery, Alexander, 1801
Leavenworth Street, San Francisco, Cal. Vice-president for California,
member of the Executive Committee, and life member in the Scotch-Irish
Society of America; President of the California Scotch-Irish Society; born
in County Down, Ireland, in 1825; pioneer, in 1848, to California, where
he engaged in mining and accumulated a fortune; donated $250,000 at one
time to the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of San Francisco;,
prominently connected with various philanthropic institutions.
Mason, Miss Meda, Prospect,
Giles County, Tenn. Born in Giles County, Tenn.; Scotch-Irish parentage.
Martin, Thomas Leslie,
Louisville, Ky. Born in Woodford County, Ky., 1858; youngest son of Jesse
and Margaret Thornton Martin; mother's parents were Scotch-Irish, and
settled in Pennsylvania; lawyer, graduate in the class of 1880 of law
department of Louis ville, with degree of LL.B.; married in 1884 to Miss
Willie E. Hunter, a descendant of the Scotch-Irish families of Hall and
McDonald, of Scotland and North Ireland.
Montgomery, William G.,
Birmingham, Ala. Born in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, W. Va.; his
ancestor, John Montgomery, came from Ireland in the early part of the
eighteenth century, settled first in Pennsylvania; married Esther Houston,
from North of Ireland; settled in Augusta County, Va.; several sons became
prominent in border warfare and were soldiers of the Revolution; one of
these sons, Rev. John Montgomery, graduated from Princeton College in
1775, was one of the founders, trustees, and first teachers of "Liberty
Hall Academy," afterward pastor of the Presbyterian Churches at
Winchester, Va., and Rocky Springs, Augusta County, Va.; married Agnes
Hughart; his son, John Montgomery, married Elizabeth Nelson, daughter of
Alexander Nelson, who came from Ireland, about 1766; James Nelson
Montgomery, father of the subject of this sketch, married Ann S. Jacob, of
Wheeling, Va., and settled in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Va., now West
Virginia; civil engineer and merchant.
Murphy, Rev. Thomas, D.D.,
4315 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Born in County Antrim, Ireland,
1823; son of William and Mary Murphy; his father was elder of the Church
which was the celebrated Rev. Dr. Henry Cooke's first pastoral charge;
pastor for forty-one years of the Frankford Presbyterian Church in
Philadelphia; originator and chief conductor of the great Log College
celebration, September 5, 1889; deputy from American Presbyterian Church
to the Presbyterian Church of Ireland, 1873, and delivered the address
which awakened the first action in forming the Presbyterian Alliance;
author of "Pastoral Theology," "Presbytery of the Log College," and three
other volumes; framer of the Sabbath-school Department of the Presbyterian
Board of Publication; D.D. from Princeton College in 1872.
Munro, Rev. John Henry, D.D.,
714 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born at Rosedale, County Down,
Ireland; son of Daniel and Rachel Munro; father's family came from
Scotland in the seventeenth century and settled on land granted for
service to crown; mother's family (Crawford) came from Ayrshire in times
of persecution, and settled in County ------; Presbyterian minister;
pastor of congregation of First Newry, Ireland, 1867-73; pastor of Third
Presbyterian Church, Boston, Mass., 1873-75; pastor of Central
Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa., 1875.
Magee, George C, Watkins,
N. Y. Born at Bath, N. Y.; father, son of Irish parents from County
Antrim; mother, daughter of Scotch parents; President of railroad and coal
companies; Trustee in trust companies; Director of several railroad
corporations; for four years, 1869-72, was Pay-master General of New York,
and for sixteen years was Trustee of the Willard Insane Asylum, New York.
Maloy, Ed Nash, Gunnison
City, Gunnison County, Colo. Born in Detroit, Mich.; father's birthplace,
Rochester, N. Y.; mother's birthplace, Windsor, Canada; locomotive
engineer, D. and R. G. Railroad.
Maloy, William James,
Gunnison City, Gunnison County, Colo. Born in Detroit, Mich.; father's
birthplace, Rochester, N. Y.; mother's birthplace, Windsor, Canada;
locomotive engineer, D. and R. G. Railroad.
Mackey, Charles W.,
Franklin, Pa.; lawyer.
Mayes, J. M., Columbia,
Tenn. Born in Maury County, Tenn., of Scotch-Irish parentage; President
Columbia Banking Company.
Morrison, Hon. Leonard
Allison, Windham, N. H Born in Windham, N. H., February 21, 1843; son of
Jeremiah and Eleanor Reed (Kimball) Morrison; grandson of Dea. Samuel
Morrison, and Mrs. Margaret (Dinsmore) (Armor) Morrison; great-grandson of
Lieut. Samuel Morrison and Martha Allison; Lieut. Morrison came from
County of Londonderry, Ireland, and was the son of James Morrison, who,
with his father, John Morrison, was in the siege of Derry in 1688; author
and historian; presided in annual town meetings for thirteen years; member
of the New Hampshire House of Representatives for two years; Chairman of
the Committee on Education; member of the New Hampshire Senate; Chairman
of the Committee on Education in that branch; author of the following
works: "History of the Morison or Morrison Family," "History of Windham in
New Hampshire," "Rambles in Europe; with Historical Facts Relating to
Scotch-American Families, Gathered in Scotland and in the North of
Ireland," and "Among the Scotch-Irish, and My Summer in Exile; A Tour in
Seven Countries;" received the degree of A.M. from Dartmouth College in
McDowell, Edward Campbell,
Nashville, Tenn. Born in Fayette County, Ky.; son of Capt. John Lyle
McDowell, son of Col. James McDowell, son of Judge Samuel McDowell, son of
Capt. John McDowell, son of Ephraim McDowell, who was their first American
ancestor and who was a soldier at the siege of Derry; lawyer; lieutenant
of artillery, Confederate Army; colonel of Tennessee militia; past Second
Vice-president at large in the Scotch-Irish Society of America.
McDowell, Dr. Hervey,
Cynthiana, Ky. Born in Fayette County, Ky.; son of John Lyle and Nancy
Hawthorne (Vance) McDowell; physician and surgeon; elder in the
McClure, Col. Alex. Kelly,
Times Building, Philadelphia, Pa. Vice-president for Eastern Pennsylvania
in the Scotch-Irish Society of America; born at Center, Perry County, Pa.,
January 9, 1828; Scotch-Irish parentage; editor and lawyer; State
superintendent of printing; State Representative three years; State
Senator six years; Assistant Adjutant-general United States five months;
editor of the Philadelphia Times.
McDowell, William Osborne,
20 Spencer Street, Newark, N. Y. Born at the Rihart, Pluckamin, Somerset
County, N. J.; Scotch-Irish and English-Huguenot parentage; railroad
President; National Vice-president General Sons of the American
Revolution; executive councilman American Institute of Christian
Philosophy; Council-in-chief Sons of Veterans, U. S. A.
Macintosh, Rev. J. S., D.D.,
2021 DeLancy Place, Philadelphia, Pa. Vice-president General and member of
the Executive Committee and life member in the Scotch-Irish Society of
America; President of the Scotch-Irish Society of Pennsylvania; born in
Philadelphia; educated in Europe; pastor of the historic Tennant Church,
in Philadelphia, Pa.
Macloskie, Prof. George,
LL.D., Princeton, N. J. Member of the Executive Committee and life member
of the Scotch-Irish Society of America. Born at Castledawson, County
Londonderry, Ireland; Scotch-Irish parentage; professor of biology in
College of New Jersey, Princeton.
McReynolds, Col. A. T.,
Grand Rapids, Mich.
McIlhenny, John, 1339 to
1349 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Treasurer of Scotch-Irish Society of
McIlwaine, Rev. Richard,
D.D., Hampden Sidney, Va. Born at Petersburg, Va.; his father, Archibald
Graham McIlwaine, was a native of Londonderry, Ireland; and his mother,
Martha Dunn, a native of County Derry, Ireland; clergyman and President of
Hampden Sidney College, Va.; Secretary of Home and Foreign Missions of the
Southern Presbyterian Church.
McGuire, Dr. Hunter, 513
East Grace Street, Richmond, Va. Born at Winchester, Va.; Scotch-Irish
parentage; surgeon; medical director Second Corps A. N. Va.; professor of
surgery Medical College of Virginia, Emeritus; President American Surgical
Association, 1887; President Southern S. and G. Association, 1889;
Vice-president American Medical Association, 1881.
McKay, James B., 115
Griswold Street, Detroit, Mich. Born at Limavady, County Londonderry,
Ireland ; son of James McKay and Mary McClellan; dealer in real estate;
McDowell, Col. H. C,
Lexington, Ky. Owner of Ashland, home of Henry Clay, whose daughter he
McLaughlin, Judge William,
Lexington, Va. Born in Rockbridge County, Va.; Scotch-Irish parentage;
judge of the Circuit Court; member Virginia Convention; member of Virginia
Legislature; judge of the Circuit Court of Virginia; judge of Special
Court of Appeals of Virginia; rector of Washington and Lee University.
McKee, John Alexander,
Kingsville, Ky. Born in Bourbon County, Ky.; son of John McKee and Eliza
Willson; his greatgrandfather fought with the patriots in South Carolina,
and was killed at King's Mountain.
McShane, Daniel, Cynthiana,
Ky. Born in Harrison County, Ky.; son of Daniel McShane and Nancy Talbert;
McCoy, Dr. Alex, Pekin,
Alexander, 2001 O Street, corner Twentieth Street, Washington, D. C. Born
at Milford, County Donegal, Ireland; son of James and Mary A. McIlhenny;
President and engineer of the Washington (D. C.) Gas Light Company;
Vice-president of West End National Bank; Director in Corcoran Insurance
Company; Director of Washington and Georgetown Railroad Company; President
of Board of Trustees of Western Presbyterian Church.
McNeal, Hon. Albert T.,
Hillsboro, Miss. Born at Milford, County Donegal, Ireland; Scotch-Irish
parentage; engineer and manager of gas works for twenty-eight years.
McClellan, Judge Robert
Anderson, Athens, Ala. Born near Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tenn.; son
of Thomas Joyce McClellan and Martha Fleming Beatie; both Scotch-Irish;
lawyer since 1870; Mayor of Athens, Ala.; member of Constitutional
Convention, 1875, of Alabama; member Alabama State Senate, 1876-77.
McFadden, Henry Hunter,
Steubenville, Jefferson County, O. Born at Cadiz, Harrison County, O.; son
of Henry Stafford McFadden, born at Coothill, County Cavan, Ireland, and
Frances Isabella Poore, born in York County, Pa.; editor and publisher of
Steubenville Gazette, jointly with W. H. Hunter; member of the Ohio State
Board of Charities.
McCook, George W.,
McDowell, Samuel James
Polk, Lockhart, Caldwell County, Tex. Born at Columbia, Maury County,
Tenn., July 6, 1824; son of Samuel McDowell and Isabella McCleary;
Scotch-Irish descent; his paternal grandparents were John and Esther
McDowell; his maternal grandparents, Thomas and Jane Creigh, emigrated to
the United States in 1792; landed at Wilmington; thence to Augusta County,
Va.; his parents moved from Augusta County to Greenbrier County, Va.;
thence to Columbia, Tenn.; farmer; delegate to Democratic State Convention
from Hardeman County, Tenn., at Nashville in 1853; moved to Caldwell
County, Tex., same year; county clerk four years; member of first
Confederate Legislature, 1860-1862; resigned; captain Company K.,
Seventeenth Texas Volunteer Infantry, C. S. A.; transferred to Mississippi
Department, 1862-1865; district and county clerk, 1873-1880.
McClung, Col. D. W.,
McDill, James Wilson,
Creston, Union County, Ia. Born at Monroe, Butler County, O.; Scotch-Irish
parentage; attorney-at-law; circuit judge; district judge; railroad
commissioner; member of Congress; United States Senator.
McLenahan, W. C, Lane
Street, Cincinnati, O.
McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 212
Market Street, Chicago, Ill.
McCall, Ansel James, Bath,
Steuben County, N. Y. Born at Painted Port, Steuben County, N. Y., January
14, 1816; son of Ansel and Ann McCall; lawyer.
McIlhenny, Mrs. Bernice,
Upsal Station, near Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.
McCandless, E. V.,
McCartney, David, Rebecca
Street, Alleghany, Pa.
McCrichart, S., 1010 Penn
Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
McKee, John T., Buena
Steubenville, O. Born at Steubenville, O.; son of David and Mary Reed
McGowan; wholesale grocer; Vice-president of Steubenville National Bank.
McCullagh, John H., 148
East Forty-ninth Street, New York City. Born in County Tyrone, Ireland;
Scotch-Irish parentage; police captain, New York City.
McCandless, Henry, 77
Diamond Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Born at Banbridge, County Down, Ireland;
son of Samuel McCandless and F. Anne Smith; both Scotch-Irish; cashier and
book-keeper; Professor of Agriculture, Cornell University, 1871-73;
Principal of Ontario Agricultural College, Canada.
McWilliams, John, 242 West
Thirty-first Street, New York City.
McClintock, William A,, 100
Fourth Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa.
McKelvey, Rev. Alex.,
Jersey City, N. J.
McCarter, Thomas Nesbit,
LL.D., Newark, N. J. Born at Morristown, N. J.; father, Robert H.
McCarter, son of John McCarter, a native of Ireland; mother, Elizabeth B.
McCarter, a daughter of Thomas Nesbit, also born in Ireland; lawyer; LL.D.
of Princeton College; member of New Jersey Assembly; Chancery Reporter of
New Jersey; commissioner to settle boundary line between New York and New
McMurray, James, Luna
Landing, Ark. Born at Jamaica, Manchester County, N. J.; father, native of
County Armagh, and mother of Dublin, Ireland; planter and merchant; has
been Clerk of the Circuit, Chancery, County, and Probate Courts of Chicot
McConnell, John Alexander,
87 Water Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Born at Harlem Springs, Carroll County,
O.; ancestors on both sides came from the North of Ireland three or four
generations ago; engineer and manufacturer; Chairman of the Prohibition
State Convention, member of the Prohibition State Executive Committee, and
Chairman of the County Committee.
McClintick, William T.,
Chillicothe, O. Born at Chillicothe, O.; father, James McClintick; mother,
Charity McClintick; attorney and counselor at law; admitted to the Ohio
bar, 1840; afterward admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the
United States; prosecuting attorney for Ross County, O., from 1849 to 1881
inclusive; President of the Cincinnati and Baltimore Railroad from 1863 to
1883; President of the Baltimore Short Line Railroad Company in 1882;
President of the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad Company, 1879-84; President
of the Cincinnati, Baltimore, and Washington Railroad Company, 1883-90;
general counsel for and director in a number of other railroads; Trustee
of the Ohio Wesleyan University and other similar institutions.
Wellington, Steubenville, O. Born at Logs-town, Beaver County, Pa.;
father, Andrew McDonald; mother, June Irwin McDonald; contractor.
McKee, Rev. John Shields,
322 East Pearl Street, Butler, Pa. Born at Pittsburg, Pa.; father, William
S. McKee; mother, Elizabeth Shields McKee; minister of the United
Presbyterian Church at East Brady, 1875-80; of First Church, Mercer
County, Pa., 1881-84; of the United Presbyterian Church, Butler, Pa.,
Pittsburg, Pa. Born at Pittsburg, Pa.; parents, Wilson and Sarah N.
McCandless; attorney at law, and Clerk of the United States District Court
of Western Pennsylvania.
McGaw, James, 186 Juniata
Street, Allegheny City, Pa. Born in County Down, Ireland; ancestors of
Scotch descent; tea merchant.
Harrisburg, Pa. Born in Harrisburg, Pa.; son of James McCormick, born at
Silver Spring (lower settlement) Church, Cumberland County, Md.;
great-grandfather settled there in 1760; iron-master.
McAlarney, Matthias Wilson,
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born at Mifflinburg, Pa.; son of John
McAlarney, born in Longford, Ireland, and Catherine Wilson, who was born
in Pennsylvania, and whose parents were natives of Maryland, of
Scotch-Irish ancestry ; editor and publisher of the Harrisburg Daily
Telegraph; Postmaster of the city of Harrisburg from September, 1874, to
April, 1887; member of the Scotch-Irish Society of Pennsylvania; editor of
the "History of the Frontier Church of Rev. (Col.) John Elder Paxtang,"
the corner-stone of whose present building was laid in 1740.
McLanahan, J. King,
Hollidaysburg, Pa. Life member of the Scotch-Irish Society of America.
McCurdy, Rev. O. B.,
McHenry, Robinson, 68 North
Avenue, Allegheny, Pa.
McCready, William Stewart,
Black Hawk, Sauk County, Wis. Born at Ballycormick, Parish of Bangor,
County Down, Ireland, May 27, 1836; parents Covenanters, and came to
America in 1850; farmer; captain Company G., Eleventh Regiment Wisconsin
Volunteers in war of the rebellion; wounded in action at Pache River Ark.,
July 7, 1862, and at Vicksburg, Miss., June 17, 1863.
Mackey, George, 361 Front
Street, Memphis, Tenn. Bom at Cool-atee, County Donegal, Ireland.
McKeehan, Charles Watson,
634 Drexel Building, Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Juniata County, Pa.;
attorney at law.
McClure, William, New York
Stock Exchange, New York City. Born at Carlisle, Pa., July 12, 1846; son
of Charles McClure, member of Congress about 1840, and Secretary of
Commonwealth for Pennsylvania under Gov. Porter; mother, Margaretta
Gibson, daughter of John Bannishee Gibson, for many years Chief-justice of
McAllister, Rev. David,
McRee, Rev. James
McWhorter, North Vernon, Ind. Born in Iredell County, N. C.; father, James
Polk McRee; mother, Rebecca (Brevard) McRee; grandfather, Adam Brevard
(author of the Mecklenburg declaration of independence); Presbyterian
McConnell, George W.,
Leighton, Colbert County, Ala. Born at Carrickfergus, County Antrim,
Ireland; father a native of Dublin, and mother of Carrickfergus; merchant;
generally postmaster under a Democratic administration; notary public.
McKenna, David, Slatington,
Lehigh County, Pa. Born at Newton Stewart, Wigtonshire, Scotland; Scotch
parentage; mother a McDowell; slate manufacturer and dealer; elder in the
Presbyterian Church of Slatington, Pa., since 1878; school director for
over twenty years; notary public for eighteen years; candidate for the
Assembly in Pennsylvania and also for State Senator on the Republican
ticket in his district; delegate to the Republican State Convention
several times, and a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian
Church in 1887.
McMillan, Samuel, 247
Central Park, West New York City. Born at Dromore, County Down, Ireland;
Scotch-Irish and French-Huguenot parentage; Director in Mutual Bank, New
York City; Director in West Side Bank, New York City; Trustee and
Treasurer of Central Baptist Church twelve years; member of the Real
Estate Exchange and Chairman of Tax Committee.
McBride, 610 Lexington Street, Louisville, Ky. Born at Bucyrus, O.;
Superintendent Louisville, St. Louis, and Texas Railway Company.
McLean, John H., Iron
Mountain, Mich. Born at Neenah, Wis.; father, Scotch-Irish; mother, Irish;
has charge of supply store for Chapin Mining Company; supervisor for the
city; member of Board of Education; and one of the Directors of the Iron
Mountain Building and Loan Association.
McClaughry, Robert Wilson,
213 Twenty-eighth St., Chicago, Ill. Born at Fountain Green, Hancock
County, Ill.; his father, Matthew McClaughry, born in Delaware County, N.
Y., and his parents came from County Longford, Ireland; his mother, Mary
Hume McClaughry, daughter of Robert and Catherine Hume, born near Hume
(Home) Castle, Berwick on Tweed, Scotland; General Superintendent
Pennsylvania Industrial Reformatory, Huntington, Pa.; major One Hundredth
and Eighteenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry from 1862 to July, 1864;
Pay-master U. S. A. from July, 1864, to October, 1865; county clerk
Hancock County, Ill., from December, 1865, to December, 1869; warden
Illinois State Penitentiary, Joliet, Ill., from August 1, 1874, to
December, 1888; General Superintendent Pennsylvania Industrial Reformatory
December 1, 1888; now Chief of Police in Chicago.
McLeod, Rev. Thomas B., 256
Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. Born at Castle Bayney, Ireland; came to
this country in 1867; graduated from Princeton College, 1870, and from
Princeton Theological Seminary, 1873; pastor of the Clinton Avenue
Congregational Church, Brooklyn, N. Y.
McCue, E. McK.,Fort
Defiance, Va. Born near Fort Defiance, Augusta County, Va., October 11,
1860; son of Thomas W. McCue and Elizabeth Wilson, both of Scotch-Irish
descent; his father was a son of Dr. William McCue and Ann Isabella Berry
and grandson of Rev. John McCue, pastor of Tuekleag Spring Presbyterian
Church; his mother was a daughter of Dr. James Wilson and Elizabeth
Kenney, and granddaughter of Rev. William Wilson, D.D., second pastor of
the Old Augusta Stone Church (Presbyterian), dedicated January, 1749, and
of which Church his great-grandson is an elder.
Prairie Du Sac, Wis. Born at Baragh, County Tyrone, Ireland; clerk;
sheriff and postmaster.
Louisville, Ky. Born in Ireland; his paternal grandparents, John McReady
and Mary (Anderson) McReady, were natives of North Ireland, removing after
marriage to Sligo, where his father, John McReady, was born; his mother
was Ann Hines, of Castleboro; the father died, leaving a widow and six
children; William, being the eldest, came to America, and afterward sent
for other members of the family; all of them now live in Louisville,
except the mother, one brother, and one sister, who have since passed
away, and, one married sister living in Michigan; merchant.
Nelson, Robert, 342 Summit
Street, Toledo, O. Born at Banbridge, Ireland; Scotch-Irish parentage;
Newell, James, 144 Irwin
Avenue, Allegheny City, Pa.
Nelson, John Franklin,
Hillsboro, O. Born at Hillsboro, O.; his paternal grandfather, a
Scotch-Irish Presbyterian from County Down, Ireland, came to this country
about 1775; was a merchant in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War,
after which he went to Augusta County, Va., where he married Anne Mathews,
of Scotch-Irish descent, and belonging to a family which has produced many
noted men, among them being Prof. A. L. Nelson, of Washington and Lee
University, Lexington, Va.; his father settled at Hillsboro, O., in 1812;
his maternal grandfather was a Scott, of Scotch descent; among his
relatives of this family were Gen. Winfield Scott, and Dr. John Scott, who
was the intimate friend of President William Henry Harrison; President
Benjamin Harrison's father was named after this Dr. Scott, and his wife
was also a Scott; Mrs. President Hayes was a cousin of the subject of this
Orr, Robert A., 419 Wood
Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Orr, D. A., Chambersburg,
Orr, Charles Edgar, 419
Wood Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Born at Orrstown, Franklin County, Pa.;
Scotch-Irish and German parentage ; iron broker and investment banker.
Orr, William B., Hamilton
Building, Room 613, Pittsburg, Pa.
Orr, John G., Chambersburg,
Franklin County, Pa. Born at Orrstown, Pa.; Scotch-Irish parentage;
editor; elder in two Churches.
Omelvena, Rev. James,
Washington, Ind. Born near Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland; son of James
Omelvena and Jennie Gibson; minister of the gospel.
Orr, Robert Henry,
Steubenville, O. Born in Steubenville, O; great-grandfather, William Orr,
of Roddins, County Down, Ireland; grandfather, Robert Orr, of Roddins,
County Down, Ireland ; father, John Orr, of Ballyhalbert, County Down,
Ireland; wholesale grocer.
O'Hearn, Edward Johnston,
Custer, Wood County, 0. Born in Washington Township, Henry County, O.;
father, Edward O'Hearn, from Tipperary, Ireland; mother's maiden name,
Agnes Johnson, of Kelse, Roxburgshire, Scotland; dealer in real estate.
Parke, Rev. N. G., D.D.,
Pittston, Pa. Born in York County, Pa.; Scotch-Irish parents; pastor First
Presbyterian Church, Pittston, Pa.
Perry, Prof. Arthur Latham,
Williamstown, Mass. Vice-president for Massachusetts in the Scotch-Irish
Society of America; born at Lynn, N. H.; son of Rev. Baxter Perry and
Lydia Gray, both of Worcester, Mass.; maternal grandfather, Reuben Gray;
paternal grandfather, Matthew Gray, and his father was Matthew Gray; the
last two were emigrants, of 1718; teacher and author; professor of history
and political economy in Williams College since 1853; President of
Berkshire Historical and Scientific Society.
Pillow, Dr. Robert,
Pogue, Henry, Walnut Hills,
Pogue, Samuel, Avondale,
Patton, Dr. James Murray,
Kelly's Station, Armstrong County, Pa. Born at Kittanning, Pa.; son of
John M. and Elizabeth Stark Patton; paternal grandparents, James and Mary
Murray Patton; maternal grandparents, Rev. John Stark and Mary Scott
Park, Richard, 299 West
Ninth Street, Cincinnati, O. Born at Divlin More, County Donegal, Ireland;
son of Richard Park, of Drumardah, County Donegal, Ireland, and Elizabeth
Dill, of Dills of Springfield; ancestors came with William of Orange;
Patterson, Hon. J. W.,
Concord, N. H. Vice-president for New Hampshire in the Scotch-Irish
Society of America.
Paden, Robert Gordon, 4221
Fifth Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Born in County Down, Ireland; parents, Hector
Paden and Alice (Gordon) Paden; clerk for Pennsylvania Railroad.
Petty, Mrs. Anna M., 140
Meridian Street, Duquesne Heights, Pittsburg, Pa. Born at Antrim, County
Antrim, Ireland; of Scotch-Irish parentage; teacher; principal of "Lucky
School," Thirty-fifth Ward, Pittsburg, Pa., for eleven years.
Polk, Jefferson Scott, Des
Moines, Ia. Born at Georgetown, Scott County, Ky.; father and mother born
in Scott County, Ky.; mother's maiden name was Moore; grandfather born in
Delaware; great-grandfather Polk was of Scotch-Irish parentage; attorney
Paterson, William, Perth
Amboy, N. J. Born in Perth Amboy May 31, 1817; Scotch-Irish and
French-Huguenot parentage; son of William Bell Patersonson of William,
born near Derry, Ireland; American ancestor, Richard, settled at Princeton
in 1749, where these were educated in 1763, 1801, 1835; in early life
lived in Mor-ristown, N. J.; since in Perth Amboy; by profession a lawyer,
with business office in Newark; member of New Jersey Assembly 1842 to
1844; Secretary of Constitutional Convention 1844; Mayor of Perth Amboy
twelve years; twice a State Tax Commissioner; State Director of Railroads
for thirteen years; judge of the Court of Errors and Appeals 1882 to 1889.
Pollock, William J., 734
South Seventeenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Pa.; son
of Edward Pollock and Catherine Colguhoun, of Tyrone, Ireland; insurance;
member of Select Council for three years; fifteen years a member of Board
of Education of Philadelphia; two terms a member of Pennsylvania
Legislature; Chief Examiner of Foreign Goods for the Centennial
Exhibition; twice Collector of Internal Revenue; General Approver of
Merchandise of the United States.
Platt, John, New Castle,
Pa. Born in County Armagh, Ireland; father, English descent; mother, Mary
Henderson, Scotch, living in North Carolina, aged sixty-eight years;
tailor; alderman Fourth Ward, County of New Castle, from May, 1878, to
May, 1883; alderman of Fifth Ward from 1888 to 1893.
Piper, Dr. H. B., Tyrone,
Reid, John, 177 West Fourth
Street, Cincinnati, O. Born at Rath-melton, County Donegal, Ireland; son
of John Reid and Sarah Hatrick; retired manufacturer.
Franklin, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa. Born in Saratoga Township,
Dauphin County, Pa.; Scotch-Irish parentage; ancestors emigrated from
Scotland to Ireland in 1689, to America in 1728; farmer; Vice-president
Pennsylvania State Agricultural Society.
Russell, Samuel, 827 Third
Street, Louisville, Ky. Born in Spencer County, Ky,; Scotch-Irish
parentage; President of Bank of Louisville.
Reed, R. S., corner
Thirty-third and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.
Rankin, M. W., Twenty-third
Ward, Pittsburg, Pa.
Rosemond, Frederick Leslie,
Cambridge, O. Born at Fairview, Guernsey County, O.; son of James Henry
Rosemond and Amanda M. Campbell; lawyer.
Steubenville, Jefferson County, O. Born at Edinburgh, Scotland, December
22, 1846; son of John Ruddicks, who was born at Circubben, County Down,
Ireland; boot and shoe dealer; steward of the Methodist Church.
Russell, John, 1243 West
Fifteenth Street, Chicago, Ill. Born at Sheeptown, near Newry, County
Down, Ireland; Scotch-Irish descent; clerk.
Ruffner, William Henry,
LL.D., Lexington, Va. Born at Lexington, Va., 1824; son of Rev. Dr. Henry
Ruffner, former President of Washington College, Va., and Sally Montgomery
Lyle; father of German origin; mother, Scotch-Irish; Superintendent of
Public Instruction in Virginia for twelve years.
Reid, Rev. Alexander
McCandless, Ph.D., Steubenville, Jefferson County, O. Born in Beaver
County, Pa., April 20, 1827; on mother's side, Scotch; on father's, Irish;
Presbyterian minister; Principal of Steubenville Female Seminary (which
has had about five thousand young ladies under its care) for over thirty
years ; Moderator of the Synod of Cleveland; delegate to the
Pan-Presbyterian Council in London; Trustee of Washington and Jefferson
College, and the Western Theological Seminary.
Rice, James Montgomery,
Peoria, Ill. Born at Monmouth, Warren County, Ill., March 8, 1842; son of
Caroline Montgomery Rice, daughter of James Montgomery, son of Col. John
Montgomery, son of Gen. William Montgomerymember of Pennsylvania
Committee of Safety 1775-76, and colonel of Fourth Chester County (Penn.)
militia for some timeson of Alexander Montgomery, whose father was a
Scotch-Irishman and major in the army of King William, and who came to
America about 1720-24 and settled in or near Philadelphia, Pa.; lawyer.
Roberts, Hon. Oran M., 2102
August and Twenty-second Streets, Austin, Tex. Born in Lawrence County
(formerly District) July 9, 1815; son of Oba and Margaret Roberts; father
of Welsh descent; family early settlers in Virginia; mother, Margaret
Ewing, daughter of Sam Ewing, born in North Ireland, and captain of
cavalry in the Revolutionary War seven years; his father was also from
North Ireland, and his mother (a McCorkle) was Scotch ; lawyer; now law
professor in the Texas University, Austin, Tex.; represented St. Clair
County in the Legislature of Alabama, 1839-40; District Attorney in Texas,
1844-45; District Judge, 1846 to 1851; Associate Justice Supreme Court,
1857 to 1862 ; President of Secession Convention, 1861; colonel of
Eleventh Texas Infantry C. S. A,, 1862-64; Chief-justice Supreme Court
three times between 1864 and 1878; Governor of Texas, 1879 to 1883; law
professor from September, 1883, to present.
Ranken, Henry S., The
Homestead, Pawling Avenue, Troy, N. Y. Born at Troy, N. Y.; son of John
Rankin, born at Garvah, near Coleraine, County Derry, Ireland, and Nancy
McNally, born at Market Hill, County Armagh, Ireland; woolen manufacturer.
Ross, W. A., 56 Pine
Street, New York City.
Reynolds, James Ewell, 68
Broadway, New York City, N. Y. Born in Baltimore, Md.
Scott, Judge John M.,
Bloomington, Ill. Vice-president for Illinois in Scotch-Irish Society of
Stevenson, Hon. Adlai E.,
Bloomington, Ill. Born in Christian County, Ky.; parents Scotch-Irish
Presbyterians from North Carolina; lawyer; representative in Congress from
Illinois; First Assistant Postmaster-general under Cleveland's
Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tenn. Born at Warrenpoint, County Down,
Province of Ulster, Ireland; son of Moses and Charlotte Searight; merchant
for thirty years; farmer; deacon and Treasurer of the Presbyterian Church.
Spencer, Moses Gregg,
Piqua, Miami County, O. Born at Ramel-ton, County Donegal, Ireland, near
Londonderry; son of John and Mattie Gregg Spencer, who were born at
Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland; merchant and farmer; Secretary of the
Piqua Lumber Company.
Spencer, Daniel, Piqua,
Miami County, O. Born at Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland; son of John
and Mattie Spencer; merchant.
Sherrard, Hon. Robert,
Shields, Capt. James
Greenburry, 214 Spring Street, New Albany, Floyd County, Ind. Born at
Marengo, Crawford County, Ind.; son of Clemant Nance Shields, born 1803,
in Kentucky, and Mary Stewart, born 1807, in Kentucky, both Scotch-Irish;
received thirty degrees in A.A.S.R in 1870; Past Master of Jefferson; Past
Eminent Commander of New Albany F. A. A. M., Command-ery No. 5; Past Grand
Sovereign of Independent Grand Council of Knights of Red Cross of
Constantine; during the war was interested in five steamers doing service
for the Federal Army"Huntress," "Star," "Ollie Sullivan," "Bard Levi,"
and "Cora S.;" captain of steamer "Shields" in 1879 ; now a commercial
Scott, Rev. Charles, D.D.,
Holland, Ottawa County, Mich. Born at New Windsor, Orange County, N. Y.;
his great-great-grandfather, Francis, came to America in 1729, died in
1775; great-grandfather, Thomas, born in 1760, died in 1803; grandfather,
Alexander, born in 1793, died in 1868; and his father, Charles, born in
1822; teacher, 1844-1851; pastor, 1851-1866; professor, 1866-1870;
President of the General Synod Reformed Church in America, 1875;
Vice-president Hope College, 1878-80; President of same, 1880.
Stuart, Samuel Christopher,
1429 Moravian Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born at Gardenvale, County Antrim,
Ireland; son of Charles Stuart and Elizabeth Peacock, of Roseyards, County
Antrim, Ireland ; police officer for thirty years.
Smyth, Samuel Kirkpatrick,
751 South Twentieth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born at Killigan, County
Antrim, Province of Ulster, Ireland, July 7, 1825; son of William Smyth
and Nancy Kirkpatrick; grandparents, McHatton on mother's side, and Huston
on father's; came to Philadelphia from Ireland, July 7, 1846; undertaker.
Stewart, Rev. David C,
Frankfort Springs, Pa.
Stewart, Matthew, 95
Jackson Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Sherrard, Miss Nancy,
Washington, Washington County, Pa. Born in Jefferson County, O.; father,
Robert Andrew Sherrard; mother, Jane Hindman Sherrard; her grandfather
Sherrard was born at Newton Limarady, near Londonderry, Ireland; has been
Principal of Washington Female Seminary for sixteen years.
Stitt, Rev. W. C, D.D., 76
Wall Street, New York City. Born in Philadelphia, Pa.; parents, Alexander
and Ann Stitt, both from County Down, Ireland; minister in the
Presbyterian Church; Secretary of the American Seaman's Friend Society.
Shaw, William Conner, M.D.,
135 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Born in Versailles Township, Allegheny
County, Pa.; son of William A. and Sarah Theresa Shaw; his paternal
grandparents, David and Jane (Eakin) Shaw, were natives of County Antrim,
Ireland, and York County, Pa., respectively; they lived in Versailles
Township, the grandmother living to be more than 102 years of age; his
maternal grandparents were Rev. William and Margaret (Murdock) Conner;
graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, and of Belle-vue Hospital
Medical College, New York City; practiced in Bellevue Hospital nearly two
years; located as practicing physician in Pittsburg in 1874, where he has
built a large practice; Fellow of the American Academy of Medicine, and of
the Society of Alumni of Bellevue Hospital of New York; member of
Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, etc. Life member of Scotch-Irish Society of
Sheriff, John B., 150 North
Avenue, Allegheny City, Pa. Born in Mercer County, Pa.; ancestors on both
sides emigrated from County Antrim, Ireland, more than 100 years ago;
dealer in copper, tin, and iron for fifty years.
Stuart, Inglis, Post
Building, 16 Exchange Place, New York City. Born at Willow Tree, N. Y.;
son of Homer H. Stuart and Margaret E. Dunbar; attorney at law.
Stewart, Hon. Gideon Tabor,
Norwalk, O. Born at Johnstown, N. Y.; father, Thomas F. Stewart; mother,
Petreske Hill, daughter of the eminent lawyer, Nicholas Hill, Jr.; lawyer;
Grand Worthy Chief Templar of Good Templars of Ohio three times; several
times nominee of the Prohibitionists for Supreme Court Judge and Governor
of Ohio; once candidate of the same party for Vice-president of the United
Smith, Andrew, Cadiz, O.
Born in County Tyrone, Ireland; his forefathers came from Scotland and
fought in the battle of Boyne, and acquired landed estate; farmer and
merchant; a soldier of the Union four years, going in as a private and
coming out as a captain; County Commissioner of Harrison County.
Scott, John Lauchlin,
Geneseo, Livingstone County, N. Y. Born in Carmegrim, County Antrim,
Ireland; father, James Scott; mother, Eliza Laughlin; miller and farmer;
Superintendent of the Poor for Livingston County, N. Y.
Speer, William McMurtrie,
224 W. Fifty-ninth St., New York. Born at Huntington, Pa.; son of Robert
Milton Speer; mother's father, William E. McMurtrie; other family names,
Cowan, Elliot, Whittaker; lawyer.
Broomfield, Uniontown, Pa. Born in Fayette-County, Pa.; son of William
Searight, Scotch-Irish, and Rachel, Broomfield, Irish descent; attorney at
law; Prothonotary of Fayette: County twelve years; two years in the House
of Representatives of' Pennsylvania; three years in Senate of
Pennsylvania; Surveyor-general of Colorado Territory.
Indianapolis, Ind. Born at Newton Cunningham, County Donegal, Ireland; son
of Rev. William Scott, Newton Cunningham, County Donegal, Ireland, and
Charlotte Crawford, of Cas-tledown, County Derry, Ireland; grain dealer;
President of Indianapolis Board of Trade.
Stevenson, Rev. Samuel
Harris, McLean, Ill. Born in Iredell County, N. C.; great-grandfather
Stevenson came from Ireland about the year 1740 to Washington County, Pa.,
and after marrying a Scotch-Irish woman, removed to Iredell County; was
converted under the preaching of the celebrated Whitefield, and was
ordained a ruling elder in the first Presbyterian Church organized in
Iredell County, and continued to hold that office until his death; for his
wonderful gift in prayer he was nicknamed "Little Gabriel;" mother's
ancestors were of the same stock of people; mother's father was raised in
Mecklenburg County, N. C, and associated with that set of people who
produced the celebrated "Mecklenburg declaration of independence."
Smyth, John, Goldman, La.
Sinclair, John, No. 1
Broadway, N. Y.
Steele, Charles II.,
Searight, Harry A.,
Logansport, Ind. Born in Cass County, Ind.; son of William Searight and
Ann Hamilton, who came from Donegal about 1740; superintendent of schools.
Sharpe, George E.,
Steubenville, O. Born in Steubenville, O.; son of William L. Sharpe and
Isabella McFadden; manufacturer, iron foundry; member City Council.
Sharpe, W. L.,
Steubenville, O. Born at Coothill, County Cavan, Ireland; descendant of
Stephenson, James S. T. D.,
Newmarket, Md. Born at Ardah, County Longford, Ireland; Anglo and
Scotch-Irish parentage; Presbyter of the Protestant Episcopal Church; Dean
of the Convocation of Cumberland, Diocese of Maryland, for seventeen
Smyth, Rev. George
Hutchinson, D.D., 39 Hawthorne Ave., E, Orange, N. Y. Born at Killydonelly,
near Ballymena, County Antrim, Ireland, twenty miles north of Belfast, son
of Hugh Smyth and Jean Barber; ancestors came from Edinburgh, crossed the
channel in row-boat; Presbyterian minister; has been in Dutch Church last
ten years; Collegiate of Harlem, N. Y.; Moderator of Presbyteries, and
Synods; clerk of same; also Commissioner to General Assembly twice;
delegate from Dutch Church to Southern General Assembly, which met in
Baltimore three years ago; graduated from New York University, 1862;
studied theology at Allegheny, Pa., and at Princeton, N. J.; received from
University A.B. and A.M., and from Geneva D.D.; was Chaplain in U. S. A.;
pastor at Washington, D. C, Wilmington, Del., and New York City.
Searight, James A.,
Uniontown, Pa. Born in Fayette County, Pa.; son of William and Rachel
Searight; great-grandparents, William Searight and Ann Hamilton, were
natives of Counties Donegal and Down respectively; they emigrated to
America in 1740; landed in Philadelphia, and settled in Lancaster County,
Pa.; Ann Hamilton was a sister of William Hamilton, of Lancaster County,
Pa., from whom descended James Hamilton, of Revolutionary fame, and James
Hamilton, the famous "nullifier" Governor of South Carolina in Jackson's
day; graduate at Kenyon College, O., 1863; now President of the People's
Bank of Fayette County, Uniontown, Pa.
Steele, Rev. Prof. David,
D.D., 2102 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born at Altahaghderry,
near Londonderry, Ireland; son of James Steele; grandson of David Steele;
minister of the gospel ; pastor of the Fourth Reformed Presbyterian
Congregation of Philadelphia, Pa.; Dean of the Faculty of the Reformed
Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and professor of
Tarbet, Rev. William L.,
Pisgah, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Blount County, Tenn.; son of Hugh and
Margaret K. Tarbet; minister of the gospel; Trustee of Blackburn
University, Carlinville, Ill., and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of
Thompson, James H., Rantaul,
Torbet, Hugh, Mt. Pleasant,
Taggart, John D.,
Louisville, Ky. Born at Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland; son of James
Taggart and Mary Douds; pork packer; President of Fidelity Trust and
Safety Vault Company; President of Kentucky and Louisville Mutual
Insurance Company; Director in Bank of Commerce, Louisville, Ky.; Director
in Bank of Shelbyville, Ky.; President and Director in three other
companies ; Director of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad.
Throne, Robert Gillespie,
Nashville, Tenn. Born at Lifford, Ireland; Scotch-Irish parentage;
wholesale shoe merchant; elder in the First Presbyterian Church,
Thompson, Rt. Rev. Hugh
Miller, Jackson, Miss. Born at Tamlaght, County Derry, Ireland; son of
John Thompson and Anne Miller; clergyman of the Episcopal Church and
Bishop of Mississippi.
Taggart, William W., M.D.,
Torrens, Finley, 420
Frankstone Avenue, East End, Pittsburg, Pa. Born at Letterkerry, County
Donegal, Ireland; great-grandfather-Francis Torrens, born in Kirkintillock,
Scotland; grandfather, Francis Torrens; and father, Francis Torrens, born
in Letterkerry, Ireland; real estate agent for the large Denny estate for
thirty-five years; member of City Council; President of several
manufacturing companies; elder in the Presbyterian Church, etc.
Thaw, Mrs. William, Fifth
Avenue, East End, Pittsburg, Pa. Born near Kittanning,Pa.; paternal
grandmother, Scotch-Irish; paternal grandfather, English; maternal
ancestors have been in America for two generations; Mrs. Thaw is the widow
of the late Mr. William Thaw, of Pittsburg, a very prominent railroad man;
she is active in the charitable organizations of her city.
Temple, Judge O. P.,
Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Green County, Tenn., in 1820; three-fourths
Scotch-Irish, of the blood of the Creigs, Burns, McCoys, Kennedys, McCords,
McAlpines; lawyer: in 1850 appointed one of three commissioners to visit
and negotiate treaties with Indian tribes of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona,
and California; in 1860 presidential elector on the Bell-Everett ticket
for the Knoxville District; in 1866 appointed by the Governor one of the
Chancellors or Equity Judges of the State; twice elected afterward, and
held this trust twelve years; from 1881 to 1885 postmaster at Knoxville;
in 1885 retired from active life.
Tate, Robert Cochran, St.
Joseph, Mich. Born at Fourtowns, Tul-lymore, County Down, Ireland, January
5, 1830; son of Robert Tate and Margaret McElroy; father died August,
1840, at the old home in Ireland; mother died October, 1890, in the city
of Albany, N. Y., where a large number of his relatives still reside,
especially those on mother's side; General Freight Agent of the W. W.
Railroad, and afterward General Superintendent of same; later General
Superintendent of iron works in Pennsylvania; and General Superintendent
of Chicago and Pacific Railroad; for last ten years has been General Agent
of the C. and E. I. Railroad, with head-quarters in St. Joseph.
Taylor, John, City Hall,
Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Pa.; son of John Taylor, Bally
William, Ireland, and Mattie Fulton, Derry, Ireland; insurance agent;
Quartermaster-general of Grand Army of Republic; receiver of taxes, city
Thompson, Josiah V.,
Uniontown, Fayette County, Pa.
Van Kirk, William Johnston,
Pensacola, Fla. Born at Uniontown, Pa.; the Van Kirks came from Holland in
1630-40; settled near Princeton, N. J.; his maternal grandfather, Saul
Carothers, was one of that numerous family, and of pure Scotch-Irish
extraction; land agent for L. and N. Railroad; in the Confederate Army;
was private on Gen. Price's escort, adjutant of a regiment, and a major on
staff duty in McCullock's Brigade of Forrest's Cavalry, C. S. A.
Vance, Rev. Joseph,
Chester, Pa. Born near Washington, Pa.; descended on father's side from
John Vance, born in Virginia, 1730; Isaac Vance, born in Virginia, 1754;
Samuel Vance, born in Pennsylvania, 1791; on mother's side from John Fife,
born in Fifeshire, Scotland, 1721, and who came to America in 1756; his
father's mother was a Cotton (Puritan); clergyman; pastor of Presbyterian
Churches as follows: Beaver Dam, Wis., 1861 to 1865; Vincennes, Ind., 1865
to 1874; First Church of Carlisle, Pa., 1875-86; Chester Second, 1886 to
------; permanent Clerk of the Synod of Indiana 1871 to 1875; received the
degree of D.D. in 1884 from Western University of Pennsylvania, at
Pittsburg, and from Washington and Jefferson College.
Van Gorder, Greenleaf
Scott, Pike, Wyoming County, N. Y. Born in York, Livingston County, N. Y.,
June 2, 1855; paternal ancestors, Holland Dutch; mother's name, Elizabeth
Morehouse, daughter of Peter Morehouse and Sarah Johnson, who was a
daughter of Edward Johnson and Elizabeth Stewart; lawyer; Town Clerk of
Pike four years; Supervisor of Pike five years; Member of Assembly of New
York, 1888-89; Senator Thirtieth District, N. Y., comprising counties of
Niagara, Genesee, Livingston, and Wyoming; elected for two years,
November, 1889, now serving first term.
Wood, Andrew Trew, Elmwood,
Hamilton, Ont. Vice-president for Ontario and life member in the
Scotch-Irish Society of America; born at Mt. Norris, County Armagh,
Ireland; son of David and Frances Biggam Wood; steel, iron, and general
hardware merchant; member of Dominion Parliament; President Hamilton Board
of Trade, of the Mechanics' Institute, and of the Ontario Cotton Mills
Company; President of the Ontario Baptist Convention; Vice-president of
the Bible Society of Hamilton; Vice-president Hamilton Provident and Loan
Society; Director of the Bank of Hamilton and of the Ontario Trust
Wallace, Dr. A. G.,
Wilson, T. H., Binghampton,
Wilson, L. M., Binghampton,
Wilson, Rev. James Smith,
Oxford, Wis. Born at Ballyhone, County Antrim, Ireland; Scotch-Irish
parents; Presbyterian minister.
Wood, Mrs. Jane White,
Elmwood, Hamilton, Ont. First lady member.
Woodard, John H., 188 Adams
Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Woodside, Rev. Nevin, 25
Granville Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Born in Township of Stroan, County
Antrim, Ireland; son of Robert and Elizabeth Nevin Woodside; minister of
Wilkerson, Samuel H., 771
Front Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y.
Wolff, Bernard, Spring and
Thirteenth Streets, Atlanta, Ga. Born at Riverbound, Prince Edward County,
Va.; father, Maj. Bernard Likens Wolff, of Virginia; and mother, Eliza
Preston Benton McDowell, daughter of Gov. James McDowell and Susanna Smith
Preston, of Virginia; physician; Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy in the
University of Virginia.
Williamson, Samuel Eladsit,
Cleveland, O. Born in Cleveland, O.; son of Samuel Williamson; lawyer;
general counsel N. Y. C. and St. L. Railroad Company; judge of Court of
Warden, Clarke Fleming,
Greensburg, Westmoreland County, Pa. Born in East Huntingdon Township,
Westmoreland County, Pa.; grandfather born in Ulster, Ireland, 1745, and
emigrated to Pennsylvania between 1760 and 1770; maternal ancestors also
from North of Ireland; Register and Recorder of Westmoreland County, and
chief clerk in auditor-general's office under Gen. Temple.
Williams, James Clark,
A.M., Pittsburg, Pa. Born in Richmond Township, Allegheny County, Pa.;
Scotch-Irish Covenanter parentage; President of Curry University,
Woodburn, Robert H.,
Franklin, Pa. Born in Armstrong County, Pa.; son of John and Jane
Woodburn, both born in the North of Ireland; merchant; captain in the
Volunteers of the Union Army of Pennsylvania; elder in the Presbyterian
Church; Director in Exchange Bank of Franklin, Pa.
White. Henry Alexander,
M.A., Ph.D., D.D., Lexington, Va. Scotch-Irish parentage; Professor of
History, Assistant Professor of Moral Philisophy and Belles-letters,
Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, of Washington and Lee University;
elected President of Central University, Richmond, Ky., 1891; Presbyterian
Workman, Dr. Joseph, 112
Mutual Street, Toronto, Canada. Born at Armagh, Ireland; physician;
Superintendent Asylum for Insane, Toronto, for twenty-two years.
Williams, Hon. Robert E.,
Bloomington, Ill. Born in Clarksville, Greene County, Pa.; maternal
grandfather, Robert Hanna, from County Down, Ireland, one of the early
emigrants to Western Pennsylvania, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War;
paternal grandfather, a native of Hampshire County, Va., also one of the
early emigrants to Western Pennsylvania and a soldier in the Revolutionary
Wright, Richardson L., 4308
Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Born in the Province of Ulster,
Ireland; son of Robert Erskine Wright, of Tyrone, Ireland, and Mary
Richardson Little, of For-managh, Ireland; brought by parents to this
country during childhood; retired, formerly in mercantile pursuits;
Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Senator; served many years in
both branches of the Legislature of Pennsylvania; for the past nineteen
years a member of the Board of Public Education in Philadelphia, by
appointment of the Judges of the Courts. (See "Biographical Encyclopedia
of Pennsylvania," published in 1874.)
Willoughby, Rev. J. W. C,
Washington College, Tenn.
Wright, Col. Thomas T.,
Nashville, Tenn. Born at Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland; English on
father's side, Scotch on mother's; land-owner; founder of the Scotch-Irish
Society of America, and of the Southern States Forestry movement;
originator of the plan which brought the National Arsenal to Columbia,
Tenn.; builder of the first modern business houses in Alabama and Florida;
also creator of other local and national beneficial enterprises; life
member of Scotch-Irish Society of America.
Westall, Rev. Henry A.,
Bloomington, Ill. Born in North Carolina; Scotch-Irish parentage;
Wilson, James. Aurora, Ill.
Born in Comber, County Down, Ireland ; parents, Irish, born in Ulster,
were residents of Glasgow for some time, and finally returned to Ulster;
chief clerk to Superintendent Motive Power, C, B., and Q. Railroad,
White, Hon. James B., Fort
Wayne, Ind. Born in Sterlingshire, Scotland; Scotch-Irish parentage;
merchant; Captain Company I, Thirtieth Regiment Indiana Volunteers;
Councilman in Fort Wayne, Ind.; Member of Congress for the Twelfth
District of Indiana in the Fiftieth Congress; World's Fair Commissioner
Young, Samuel, 921 Liberty
Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Born in County Antrim, Ireland; Scotch-Irish on
father's side, English on mother's; wholesale merchant.
Young, Hon. Hugh,
Wellsboro, Pa. Born at Killyleagh, County Down, Ireland; son of Hugh and
Katherine Kennedy Young, originally from Ayrshire; President of a national
bank; member of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 1877-78; national bank
Young, Rev. Thomas W., Gril
Hall P. O., Allegheny County, Pa.
Young, Rev. Samuel, 151
Buena Vista Street, Allegheny, Pa. Born near Ramelton, County Donegal,
Ireland; parents, Scotch-Irish Covenanters; minister of the gospel in
connection with the U. P. Church.
MEMBERS JOINING IN 1891-92.
Acheson, Rev. Stuart, M.A.,
48 Bleeker Street, Toronto, Canada, Vice President at Large for the
British Provinces of North America. Born at Mono Mills, near Toronto; son
of Thomas and Mary Barclay Acheson, both of Scottish families of the time
of the Plantation; the Acheson family settled in the County Down, and the
Mason family in the County Derry; educated in Knox College and University
College, Toronto; pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Clover Hill, Ontario,
for ten years; pastor of the First R. P. Church, Carlton Street, Toronto;
has two brothers who are ministers of the Presbyterian Church in Canada,
Rev. Samuel Acheson, St. Andrew's Church, Kippen, Ontario, and Rev. Thomas
Davis Acheson, Marquette, Manitoba; received the degree of A.B. from
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, and A.M. from Hamilton College, New
York, U. S. A.
Washington, Brookline, Mass. Born in Boston, Mass., August 11, 1836; son
of David and Mahala (Loerring) Armstrong, of Boston, Mass.; grandson of
Robert and Alice (Park) Armstrong, of Windham, N. H; great-grandson of
David and Elizabeth (Hemphill) Armstrong, of Windham; David Armstrong was
a signer of the Association Test in 1776, and was a son of Dea. John and
Janet Armstrong; John Armstrong was born in 1713, in County Londonderry,
Ireland; came to Londonderry, N. H., when a boy with his father, Robert
Armstrong, one of the grantees of Londonderry, N. H.; the latter was an
offshoot of the famous clan Armstrong, of the debatable country on the
Scottish and English border; President of the Armstrong Transfer Company;
Director in the Manchester and Lawrence Railroad, and in other
Ardary, James, Thirty-first
Street and Liberty Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Born in Pittsburg, Pa.;
Brown, William Alexander,
1631 Locust Street, Philadelphia. Born October 23, 1865; graduate of the
Law Department of the University of Pennsylvania (class of 1891), and
member of the Philadelphia bar; his paternal ancestors emigrated from
Scotland to Ireland during the persecutions of the Stuarts; some of them
were among the defenders of Londonderry; his paternal grandfather and
grandmother came to this country about 1830; his maternal ancestors lived
for many generations near Market Hill, County Armagh; his maternal
grandfather came to this country in 1820, and his maternal grandmother a
few years later; his grandparents on both sides were married in this
country; his maternal grandfather's family were noted for their longevity.
Blair, Morris William,
Kossuth, Des Moines County, Ia. Born in Pike County, Ill., now Rushville,
Schuyler County, Ill.; son of Sarah Job and David E. Blair, son of
Catherine Evans and William Blair, son of Elizabeth Cochran and Alexander
Blair, who came from County Armagh to Lancaster, Pa., before 1750, and to
Bourbon, Ky., 1785; Catherine Evans was a daughter of Thomas Evans and
Mary Rutledgo, daughter of Mollie Bor-tree and Isaac Rutledge, who
emigrated to America in 1720; farmer.
Bowman, Robert Severs,
Berwick, Pa. Born at Willow Springs, Columbia County, Pa.; great-grandson
of Capt. Robert Clark, of Flying Camp, in the American Revolution;
great-grandson of John and Margaret (Campbell) Wilson, of County Tyrone,
Ireland; great-great-great-grandson of Bishop George Walker and John
Hutchison, of Londonderry, Ireland; postmaster and publisher Berwick
Bell, James, 421 Sixth
Street, Portland, Oreg.
Cook, Rev. Thomas A.,
Alpine, Talladega County, Ala. Born in Argyleshire Kentyre, Scotland;
Scotch-Irish parentage; minister and teacher; County Superintendent of
Cummings, Charles Caldwell,
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Born in Holly Springs, Marshall County,
Miss., June 23, 1838; Lowland Scotch, of the clan Comyn, the Highlanders
being of the Red Comyn, and the Lowlanders Black Comyn; were adherents to
the crown in the Cromwellian Rebellion, and were driven into Virginia in
the middle of the sixteenth century in consequence, and helped the
Loyalists to hold the "Old Dominion" fast to the crown, never
surrendering, and two hundred years afterward were still loyal to the
Constitution at Manassas according to their interpretation of that
instrument versus a "higher law;" father's mother a Keys, French Huguenot;
came over with the French contingent under Lafayette in American
Revolution; County Judge of Tarrant County from 1876 to 1880 (two terms);
member of the Seventeenth Mississippi Regiment, Barksdale's Brigade,
McLaws's Division, Longstreet's Corps, army Northern Virginia; rank,
Sergeant Major; lost right hand in the peach orchard at Gettysburg July 2,
Caldwell, Rev. Samuel
Craighead, Hazlehurst, Miss. Born in Marshall County, Miss.;
great-grandson of David Caldwell, D.D., of Guilford County, X. C;
great-great-grandson of Alexander Craighead, of Mecklenburg, N. C;
Calhoun, Hon. Patrick,
Atlanta, Ga. Born in Fort Hill, Pickens District, S. C; son of Andrew
Pickens Calhoun and Margaret M. Green; paternal grandfather, John C.
Calhoun; paternal grandmother, Floride Calhoun; paternal
great-grandfather, Senator John E. Calhoun; paternal great-grandmother,
Floride Bouneda; maternal grandfather, Gen. Doff Green; maternal
grandmother, Lucretia Edison; lawyer.
Creigh, Thomas Alfred, 1505
Farnam Street, Omaha, Neb. Born in Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pa.; son
of Rev. Thomas Creigh, D.D. (who was pastor of a Presbyterian Church at
Mercersburg for forty-nine years), and Jane McClelland Grubb Creigh;
grandson of Dr. John Creigh and Eleanor Dunbar Creigh, of Carlisle, Pa.;
great-grandson of Judge John Creigh, who was a colonel in the American
Revolution, and Jane Barker, of Carlisle, Pa.; great-great-grandson of
Thomas and Mary Creigh, of Carnmoney, Ireland, great-great-great-grandson
of John Creigh, of Carrickfergus and Carnmoney, Ireland, who was a ruling
elder in the Presbyterian Church in Carnmoney from May, 1718, till his
death, about 1735; President of the O. F. Davis Real Estate and Loan
Company; member of One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Infantry,
army of Potomac 1862-63; ex-President Nebraska Society Sons of American
Revolution; Past Grand Recorder of Knights Templar State of Nebraska.
Charlton, Alexander Gow,
Omaha, Neb. Born in Freeport, Ill, September 5, 1856; grandfathers, Dr.
Samuel Charlton, Cannons-burg, Pa., and John L. Gow, attorney, Washington,
Pa.; grandmothers, Hannah De Bovard and Mary Murdoch, daughter of Alex.
Murdoch, Esq., Washington; Alex. Murdoch married the daughter of Matthew
Henderson, one of the first ministers of the Associate Reform Church of
North America; father, James B. Charlton; mother, Lucy A. Gow; John L. Gow
was the son of Deacon James Gow, of Hallswell, Me.; Cashier McCague
Savings Bank, and Secretary of McCague Investment Company; Director of the
American National Bank, Omaha.
Craig, Rev. John Newton,
D.D., Atlanta, Ga. Born in Rockingham County, Va.; son of George Evans and
Matilda Guthrie Craig; ancestors from North of Ireland; maternal
ancestors, Guthrie, McClelland, Stuart, Gilkerson, Lynn; paternal
ancestors, Evans, Laird; his great-great-grandmother married his
great-great-grandfather Craig in Ireland; Presbyterian minister; pastor at
Lancaster Court House, S. C; chaplain in Confederate army; pastor at Holly
Springs, Miss.; Secretary of Home Missions Presbyterian Church, United
States; member Board of Directors Southwestern Presbyterian University,
Caldwell, Harry M.; Bruin,
Butler County, Pa. Born at Bally-money, County Antrim, Ireland;
grandfather and father born in Blantyn, Lanarkshire, Scotland; grandfather
was a Shepard; merchant; school director for three years; postmaster at
Craig, Margaret C, New
Alexandria, Pa. Born in New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, Pa.;
Scotch-Irish parentage; maternal grandmother was Barbary Sanderson, whose
parents came from Ireland; paternal grandmother, Elizabeth McDonald, of
Scotland; grandfather, Samuel Craig, was a soldier in the revolutionary
war, and while crossing the Chestnut Ridge on his way to Fort Ligonier was
taken a prisoner by the Indians, and was never heard from again; father,
the late Gen. Alexander Craig, was a junior officer in the revolutionary
war; he crossed the Delaware with Gen. "Washington, and participated in
the battles of Princeton, Trenton, and others.
Campbell, James David,
Spartanburg, S. C. Born at Belton, An-derson County, S. C, May 2, 1867;
ancestors on paternal side removed from Ireland to Pennsylvania about the
middle of the eighteenth century, thence to Virginia, and just before the
revolutionary war to Upper South Carolina; descended on maternal side from
Scotch-Irish family of Cox; druggist; official stenographer of the Seventh
(S. C.) Judicial Circuit; member of the staff of the Charleston News and
Courier; first and present official shorthand reporter for the
Colville, Winfield W., 15
Logan Street, Pittsburg, Pa. Born in Pittsburg, Pa.; son of James W.
Colville and Mary Ann Balfour ; Finance Clerk, Post Office, Pittsburg,
Pa.; chief clerk for state of Pennsylvania at Johnstown, Pa., during the
time the state was in control after the flood.
Daily, William Anderson,
214 West One Hundred and Fourth Street, New York City. Born in New York
City; son of John and Jane Anderson Daily; paternal grandfather, John
Daily; paternal grandmother, Jane Waddell; maternal grandfather, Robert
Anderson; maternal grandmother, Jane Calhoun; clerk.
Dickson, Thomas, Troy, Ren
County, N. Y. Born in Banbridge, County Down, Ireland ; ancestors came
from Scotland in the year 1730; contractor; Trustee of Woodside
Presbyterian Church twenty-one years; elected member of Assembly, state of
New York, in 1886; elected Treasurer of Ren County in 1888, and served
Dickson, Allan Hamilton,
Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pa. Born in Utica, N. Y.; son of Hugh
Sheridan Dickson, born in Rathfryland, County Down, Ireland; died in 1888;
was a Presbyterian clergyman; grandfather, Alexander Dickson; came from
Ireland to America in 1827, and died at Lanningburg, N. Y., in 1871, at
the age of ninety-five; he was the son of John Dickson, who was bom in
Lanarkshire, Scotland; lawyer.
Dake, Dr. William Church,
218 North Vine Street, Nashville, Tenn. Born in Pittsburg, Penn., January
28, 1852; became a resident of Nashville, Tenn., June 22, 1869; eldest son
of Dr. J. P. and Elizabeth Church Dake; mother born in Pittsburg, Pa.,
August 19, 1826; mother's father, Dr. William Church, Jr., born in
Coleraine, Ireland, August 1, 1795; mother's mother, Elizabeth Taggart
Church, born in County Down, Ireland, December, 1795; mother's
grandfather, Dr. William Church, Sr., born in Coleraine, Ireland, August
19, 1772; mother's grandmother, Margaret McAllister Church, born in
Ireland, 1770; mother's grandparents came to America in 1797, and settled
in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pa.; removed to Pittsburg, Pa., in 1805;
physician; President (1892-93) Southern Homeopathic Medical Association;
President (1891-93) Homeopathic Medical Society of Tennessee; member
American Institute of Homeopathy, and of American Obstetrical Society.
Erwin, Francis, Painted
Post, Steuben County, N. Y. Born January 5, 1834, at Painted Post; son of
Francis E. and Sophia McCall Erwin; grandson of Samuel Erwin;
great-grandson of Arthur Erwin, who came from the county of Antrim,
Ireland; settled at Erwina, Bucks County, Pa., and married Mary Kennedy,
daughter of William Kennedy, who came from Londonderry, Ireland, in 1730;
Arthur Erwin was a large landholder in Bucks County, Pa., and owned thirty
thousand acres in Steuben County, N. Y.; was a colonel in the
revolutionary army, and served under Gen. Israel Putnam; Sophia McCall's
ancestors were from Scotland; being Presbyterians, became involved in the
religious troubles of 1668, and escaped to Ulster, in Ireland; in six
months afterward sailed, with other persecuted Covenanters, to New Jersey;
afterward drifted to Massachusetts, and settled in Marshfield; farmer.
Flowers, George W., 110
Diamond Street, Pittsburg, Pa.
Finley, John A.,
Charleston, S. C.
Forbes, Capt. George B.,
Fisher, Henry Blachard,
Batavia, Genesee County, N. Y. Born in Hamilton, Canada; son of John
Fisher, of Londonderry, N. H.; lawyer.
Foster, W. F., St. Joseph,
Mo.; Box 344. Born in Edgar County, Ill.; great-grandfather Foster was
Scotch-Irish, and born in Scotland of Scotch-Irish parentage; editor and
meteorologist; captain in the Union army, war of rebellion; county
officer, and for twelve years an editor of daily and weekly news, and
Fleming, James Pressly, 108
Fourth Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Born in Allegheny City, Allegheny County,
Pa.; son of Cochran Flem-ming, born 1786 in Londonderry, Ireland, and
Sarah Dongan Fleming, born 1795, who settled in Allegheny County about
1818; insurance agent; Inspector State Penitentiary, Western District of
Pennsylvania; officer of Light Artillery, Pennsylvania Battery, during
Fishburne, James A.,
Waynesboro, Va. Born in Waynesboro, Va.; Teacher; Principal Fishburne
Finlay, Arthur M.,
Galveston, Tex., or St. Louis, Mo. Born in St. Louis, Mo.; parents and six
older children born at Leslie, Scotland; manager Waters Pierce Oil
Company, Galveston, Tex.
Frame, James A., 105 East
Seventieth Street, New York City. Born August 26, 1841, in St. Johnstown,
near Londonderry; son of Matthew Frame and Ann McGirr, who were born in
Castledown; grandparents on both sides born in Castledown; came to this
country in 1852; mason and builder; deacon of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian
Gragg, Isaac P., 53 State
Street, Boston, Mass. Born at Roxbury, Mass., September 1, 1842; son of
Moses Gragg, born at Groton, Mass., September 20, 1791; son of Samuel
Gragg, born at Groton, Mass., February 15, 1752; son of Jacob Gragg,
birthplace unknown; son of Samuel Gragg, one of four brothers who came
from North of Ireland in 1712; son of John Gragg, born in Ireland in 1665,
killed near Londonderry in 1669; son of Capt. David Gragg, born in
Scotland, captain under Cromwell, and also killed near Londonderry with
his son in 1689; General Manager Eastern Development Company; served as
private and corporal in Company "D.," First Massachusetts Volunteer
Infantry from 1861 to 1866; served as lieutenant and provost captain in
Sixty-first Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 186465; member of the
Common Council, City of Boston, in 1871, 1872, and 1876.
Gibson, Gen. William
Harvey, Tiffin, Seneca County, O. Born in Jefferson County, O.;
grandfather came from North of Ireland in 1774; father born in
Pennsylvania in 1774; left an orphan at five years of age, and raised by
an uncle at Georgetown, Ky.; mother born in Pennsylvania of Welsh parents;
lawyer; State Treasurer of Ohio; colonel Forty-ninth Ohio Volunteers, and
brevet brigadier general U. S. Volunteers; Adjutant General of Ohio; Board
of Canal Commissioners of Ohio; postmaster at Tiffin, O.
Henry, William Hamilton,
734 East One Hundred and Fortieth Street, New York City. Born in New York
City, October 15, 1845; great-grandson of Hugh Henry, whose father, John
Henry, was a merchant at Coleraine, Ireland, and who emigrated to America
and settled at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1765, and married Phoebe Ann Morris,
daughter of Robert Morris, of that city, who was active in the defense of
Philadelphia in the war of 1812; grandson of William Hamilton Henry, a
noted lawyer, and Ann Eliza Neal, of Philadelphia; son of Horatio Morris
Henry, a prominent journalist, first of Bucks County, Pa., and at the time
of his death of New York, and Sarah Ann Nugent, of Nova Scotia;
journalist; business manager of the New York Herald from 1867 to 1884;
married Alice Savent, of Nyack, on the Hudson, and has eight children, six
boys and two girls.
Henderson, John, Johnstown,
Cambria County, Pa. Born at Myioe, near Durfanaghy, County Donegal,
Ireland; furniture dealer.
Happer, Andrew Patton, Rev.
D.D., Glenshaw, Allegheny County, Pa. Born in Washington County, Pa.; son
of B. Happer and Ann Arrell Happer; grandparents on paternal side both
came from Ireland in youth to Lancaster County, Pa., and married there in
1780; missionary in China of Presbyterian Church for forty-seven years;
graduate of Jefferson College, Pa., 1835; in medicine at University of
Pennsylvania in 1844; in theology at Western Theological Seminary in 1844;
President of a Christian college in China from 1887 to 1891.
Hamilton, James McClung,
Nashville, Davidson County, Tenn. Born in Russellville, Logan County, Ky.;
grandson of William Hamilton and Mary McClung, who moved to Lexington,
Rockbridge County, Va., at an early day, William Hamilton is said to have
built the first schoolhouse and Presbyterian Church in that country;
hardware and cutlery merchant for fifty-five years in Nashville; ruling
elder in the Presbyterian Church in Nashville for fifty years.
Johnston, Rev. Howaed A.,
952 West Eighth Street, Des Moines, Ia. Born at Cedarville, O.; paternal
grandfather a native of Scotland, from the Edinburgh stock of Johnstons;
maternal grandmother was a Stewart, other two ancestors of Irish stock;
minister; pastor Seventh Presbyterian Church, of Cincinnati, from 1885 to
1890; pastor Central Presbyterian Church, of Des Moines, since 1890;
received Ph.D. from University of Wooster, 1889.
Kerr, Samuel Griffith, 408
Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, Pa. Born at Muckross, near Donegal, County
Donegal, Ireland; son of John Kerr and Rebecca (Young) Kerr; grandfather,
Samuel Kerr; grandmother, Ann (Cunningham) Kerr; merchant.
Kelly, Oliver S.,
Springfield, Clark County, 0. Born in Clark County, O., December 23, 1824;
son of John and Margaret Kelly; paternal grandparents, James and Catherine
Kelly, natives of Ireland ; maternal grandparents, Alexander and Jane
McBeth, natives of Scotland; manufacturer; Mayor of Springfield; member
City Council; member board of Waterworks Trustees; delegate from Seventh
Ohio District to represent National Convention in Minneapolis, June, 1892.
Kerr, J. L. C, Atlanta, Ga.
Kyle, James, Providence, R.
Livingston, Thomas Moore,
M.D., Columbia, Pa. Born near Huntingdon, Huntingdon County, Pa.;
physician; trustee-in the Presbyterian Church of Columbia, Pa.; President
of Lancaster City and County Medical Society, and a member of the
Pennsylvania State Medical Society, and of the American Medical Society.
Logan, Judge Samuel T.,
Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Abingdon, Va.; grandfather Logan, Scotch;
grandmother McReynolds, Scotch-Irish; Judge of Circuit Court of Knox
County, Knoxville, Tenn.; State Senator.
Montgomery, Col. John
Alexander, Birmingham, Ala. Born in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, W. Va.;
his ancestor, John Montgomery, came from Ireland in the early part of the
eighteenth century, settled first in Pennsylvania; married Esther Houston,
from North of Ireland ; settled in Augusta County, Va.; several sons
became prominent in border warfare, and were soldiers of the Revolution ;
one of these sons, Rev. John Montgomery, graduated from Princeton College
in 1775, was one of the founders, trustees, and first teachers of Liberty
Hall Academy; afterward pastor of the Presbyterian Churches at Winchester,
Va., and Rocky Springs, Augusta County, Va.; married Agnes Hughart; his
son, John Montgomery, married Elizabeth Nelson, daughter of Alexander
Nelson, who came from Ireland about 1776; James Nelson Montgomery, father
of the subject of this sketch, married Ann S. Jacob, of Wheeling, Va., and
settled in Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Va., now West Virginia; President
of Mary Lee Coal and Railroad Company; colonel of West Virginia
Moore, Martin Kirk,
Atlanta, Ga. Bom in Yorkville, S. C.; railway equipments; stocks and
Morrow, David, 1502 Capouse
Avenue, Scranton, Pa.
Maxwell, George Troup,
M.D., Jacksonville, Duval County, Fla. Born in Belfast plantation, Bryan
County, Ga.; ancestors, the Maxwells of Maxwellton, Scotland, and Belfast,
Ireland, and South Carolina, and Georgia, U. S. A.; physician; sketch in
Appleton's Encyclopedia and Biography.
Morrison, Isaac L.,
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Ill. Born in Kentucky; son of Scotch-Irish
parents; lawyer; member of Illinois Legislature.
Mackey, Charles William, 7
West Twenty-sixth Street, N. Y., or Franklin, Pa. Born in Franklin,
Venango County, Pa., November 19, 1840; paternal grandfather, William
Mackey, born near Inverness, Scotland; came to America in 1765, located at
Port Duposit, Cecil County, Maryland; paternal grandmother, Kaziah Rebecca
Murphy, born in County Tyrone, Ireland; came to America also in 1765;
maternal great-grandfather, John Fagundus, born at Frankfort, A. M.,
Germany; came to America in 1732; located at Philadelphia, Pa.; maternal
great-grandmother came from same place, and located in same place;
maternal grandfather, John Fagundus, and maternal grandmother, Mary (Cressman)
Fagundus, were born in Philadelphia, Pa.; his father, Charles Washington
Mackey, was born at Port Duposit, Md., April 21, 1791; and his mother,
Julia Ann (Fagundus) Mackey, in Lycoming County, Pa., December 14, 1801,
and they were married at Dunstown, Lycoming County, Pa., Novem-9, 1820;
located in Franklin, Pa., December 27, 1831; was an officer in the Union
army during the rebellion; was special agent of the United States
Treasury; Mayor of the city of Franklin, Pa.; City Solicitor three terms;
member of the City Council several terms; member of the Park Commission;
Past Commander Grand Army of the Republic; member of the military order of
the Loyal Legion; Past Commander of Knights Templar; President of the
Pittsburg, Bradford, and Buffalo Railroad Co.; and President, Vice
President, and solicitor of several other railroads; now resides in New
York City, and is solicitor for several large corporations; was a
delegate-to the Republican State Convention of 1876, and several other
state conventions, and was an alternate delegate to the Republican
National Convention of 1888; was admitted to the bar August 27, 1865, and
is a member of the Supreme Court of the United States, and of the Supreme
Courts of several other states of the union; ancestors were all
Magill, John, 148 Second
Street, Troy, N. Y. Born in the Parish of Dromore, County Down, Ireland,
in 1831; came to America in 1849; of Scotch-Irish descent; son of John
Magill and Mary Johnston, whose forefathers came to Ireland in the year
1600; mason, builder, and contractor; General Assessor of Troy from 1870
to 1876; held office of Police Commissioner for the past twelve years.
Martin, Hon. John, No 6
Couch Street, Plattsburg, N. Y. Of Scotch-Irish parentage; customs
McCrickart, S., 1010 Penn
Avenue, Pittsburg, Pa. Born near Hillsboro, in Townland of Drumlough,
Parish of Dromore, County Down, Ireland, November 3, 1845; name is Ulster
form of McGregor; descendant of the Scotch McGregor clan that was broken
by act of Parliament; son of John Edward McCrickart (or McGregor) and
Agnes McCauley, both Presbyterians; national teacher in Ireland from an
early age; left Belfast May 20, 1848; sailed from Liverpool May 29, 1848,
and landed in New York July 7, 1848; reached Pittsburg, Pa., July 20,
1848, where he has remained since; President of the Port Pitt Coal Company
for twenty-four years.
McCleery, John B., Chaplin
United States army, Port Mcintosh, Tex. Born at Sharon, Mercer County,
Pa.; father born in County Antrim, Ireland; mother of Scotch-Irish
ancestry, born in Pennsylvania; minister; postmaster in Pontiac, Ill.,
under Lincoln's administration; County Superintendent of Public Schools in
Livingston County, Ill., and Jefferson County, Kan.; Chaplain in Kansas
State Prison for six years, and in the United States Military Prison ten
McBratney, Robert, 120
Franklin Street, New York City. Born in Belfast, Ireland; agent,
representing the York Street Flax Spinning Company (L. & S.), of Belfast.
McClelland, Thomas S., 417
Superior Street, Chicago, Ill. Born at Sharon, Beaver County, Pa.; son of
Thomas and Esther (Wilson) McClelland; graduated from Williams College,
Mass., in June, 1864; entered Federal army (Sherman's Command) in Georgia
and mustered out in July, 1865 ; admitted to the bar and commenced
practice in June, 1867; grandfather was William McClelland, who settled at
Mt. Jackson, Lawrence County (formerly part of Beaver), Pa., in the latter
part of the last century, where his father was born; great-grandfather was
Thomas McClelland, who from about 1760 to" his death in 1809 lived near
Newburg, Cumberland County, Pa.; Presbyterian family; mother's family were
Covenanters; tradition says the family ancestors passed over into Ireland
from Kirkcudbright, Scotland, at a period known as the "Ulster
McClellan, Henry Brainerd;
Lexington, Ky. Born October 17, 1840; son of Samuel McClellan, M.D.,
Philadelphia, Pa.; son of James McClellan, Woodstock, Conn., born
September 20, 1769; son of Gen. Samuel McClellan, born at Worcester,
Mass., January 4, 1730; parents of Gen. Samuel McClellan emigrated from
Kirkcudbright, Scotland, date unknown; Samuel McClellan served as ensign
and lieutenant in the French and Indian War; was wounded, removed to
Woodstock, Conn., served as captain of a troop of horse from 1773 to 1775,
commissioned major of Eleventh Connecticut Regiment October 15, 1775,
lieutenant colonel of same, December 27, 1776, colonel of same, January
23, 1779, brigadier general Fifth Brigade Connecticut Militia, June 10,
1784, served under Washington in New Jersey, 1776.
McLaury, Dr. James Savage,
Onondaga Valley, Onondaga County, N. Y. Born in Koitright, Delaware
County, N. Y., October 9, 1815; son of Matthew McLaury and Margaret Biggs;
grandson of Thomas McLaury and Agnes Harsha; retired physician.
McClelland, Joseph Wilson,
607 North Eleventh Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Upper Strasburg,
Franklin County, Pa.
McKean, Alexander F., York,
Livingston County, N. Y. Born in County Armagh, Ireland; merchant.
McBride, William Cardwell,
499 Third Street, South Brooklyn, N. Y. Born in County Armagh, Ireland;
father Scotch; mother English; both ancestors came to Ireland some
McCook, Hon. Anson G.,
office Secretary Senate, Washington, D. C. Born in Steubenville, O.;
second son of John McCook, M.D., and Catharine Julia McCook; father born
in Pennsylvania; mother born in Hartford, Conn.; Secretary United States
Senate, and President New York Law Journal; captain, major, lieutenant
colonel, and colonel Second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the
war; also colonel One Hundred and Ninety-fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteers,
and brevet brigadier general volunteers; assessor Internal Revenue
Steubenville District; member Congress, Eighth New York District,
Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses.
McConnell, Samuel D., D.D.,
1318 Locust Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Born in Westmoreland County, Pa., in
1845; son of David McConnell and Agnes Guthrie; grandson of David
McConnell and Martha Whiteside; great-grandson of John Daniel McConnell
and Rebecca Kirkpatrick; clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church;
President (1892) of Pennsylvania Scotch-Irish Society; Fellow of American
Institute of Philosophy; Fellow of American Society of Church History;
Assistant Fellow of British Institute.
McClaughry, Charles Chase,
Hoboken, Allegheny County, Pa. Born at Carthage, Hancock County, Ill.,
April 7, 1863; son of Robert, son of Matthew, son of Thomas, son of
Andrew, son of Thomas, son of Matthew McClaughry, a Scotchman resident in
Longford County, Ireland, and one of the Clinton colony who sailed for
America in 1729; deputy superintendent Allegheny County Workhouse;
formerly chief engineer Illinois State Penitentiary, Joliet, Ill.
McKim, John, Steubenville,
O. Born in Brooks County, West Virginia; farmer.
Clifton, Hamilton County, O. Born in Scotland; merchant; President
Standard Oil Company of Kentucky; President Consolidated Coal and Mining
Company, Cincinnati; elder in Second Presbyterian Church of Cincinnati;
Director Third National Bank, Cincinnati; Cincinnati Southern E. E., C. C.
C, & St. Louis railway.
McMillan, Samuel J. E.,
LL.D., St. Paul, Minn. Born in Brownsville, Pa., February 22, 1826; during
his infancy his parents removed to Pittsburg, and he was graduated from
Duquesne College, which afterward merged into the Western University of
Pennsylvania; studied law in the offices of Hon. Charles Shaler and Hon.
M. Stanton, and in 1849 commenced practice in Pittsburg; in 1852 he
removed to Stillwater, Minn., where he immediately took a prominent
position at the bar, and attracted much attention by his brilliant conduct
in certain important civil and criminal cases; he removed to St. Paul in
1856; he continued his practice until the State Government of Minnesota
being formed in 1858, he was elected Judge of the first Judicial District;
in 1864, together with Hon. Thomas Wilson, he was appointed Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court, to fill the vacancies caused by the
resignations of Hon. I. Atwater and Hon. Charles E. Flan-dran, and in the
same year was elected to the same office for a full term of seven years;
was reelected in 1871; in 1874 was chosen Chief Justice in the place of
Hon. G. C. Ripley, resigned, and was at the next election returned for a
full term; in February, 1875, he was chosen United States Senator; while
in the Senate he was Chairman of Committee on Claims, and succeeded Roscoe
Conkling as Chairman of Committee on Commerce and Committee on
Revolutionary Claims; in 1890 he was chosen as one of two men from the
West, as a member of the Committee of Revision of the Confession of Faith
of the Presbyterian Church; in 1891 his Alma Mater conferred on him the
degree of LL.D.; after serving two terms in the United States Senate, he
renewed his professional duties and is now practicing law with Mr. G. W.
McKinn, John, Steubenville,
McBride, William C., 499
Third Street, Brooklyn, N. J.
McClelland, Prop. H. B.,
McKinley, Hon. William E.,
Columbus, 0. Governor of State of Ohio.
McDonald, Hon. Henry,
Clifton, Hamilton County, O.
Pearce, Eugene H., D.D.,
Danville, Ky. Born near Mayesville, Ky., in 1843; third generation from
Mark Pearce, of Scotland (near Roslyn Chapel), Edinburgh; family exiled to
France and North of Ireland during the reign of James II., 1688; family
subsequently united at Lurgen, Ireland, and emigrated to Delaware, U. S.
A., about 1715-20; minister in M. E. Church, South; Kentucky Conference;
A.M. graduate; admitted to bar in 1867; in 1875-76 theological course at
Drew Theological Seminary; in 1877 entered the ministry of the M. E.
Church, South; State Commissioner from Kentucky to International
Exposition, Vienna, Austria, in 1873; Curator Kentucky Wesleyan College in
Pettigrew, John Graham, 854
Lexington Avenue, N. Y. Born in Belfast, Ireland; son of Hugh Pettigrew,
born at Ballymenagh, Holywood, County Down, and Jane Pettigrew (Graham),
born at Cultra, Holywood, County Down.
Pettigrew, Robert, corner
Fifty-seventh Street and Eleventh Avenue, New York City. Born in Belfast,
Ireland; son of Hugh Pettigrew, born at Ballymenagh, Holywood, County
Down, and Jane Graham, born at Cultra, Holywood, County Down, Ireland.
Park, Rev. James,
Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Knoxville, Tenn.; son of James Park, native of
Balleighan, Donegal County, whose lineage runs back to Olave, the Red,
King of the Isle of Man, and is mingled with the Alexanders; pastor First
Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn.; minister of the gospel forty-five
years; President Rogersville Female College from 1855 to 1859; President
Washington College, Tennessee, in 1857; trustee University of Tennessee;
graduate East Tennessee University in 1840; Princeton Theological Seminary
Pollock, O. W., captain
Twenty-third Infantry, United States Army, Fort Macintosh, Laredo, Tex.
Born in Erie, Erie County, Pa.; son of Charles Pollock, of Erie, Pa.;
grandson of Adam Pollock, Erie, Pa.; great-grandson of Charles Pollock, of
Northumberland County, Pa.; great-great-grandson of Dr. Thomas Pollock, of
Rodgers, Robert L., 16½
Whitehall Street, Atlanta, Ga. Born in Washington County, Ga., July 14,
1847; Scotch-Irish parentage; lawyer; judge of a court; captain of the
Ray, Col. Lavender R., 70½
Whitehall Street, Atlanta, Ga. Born at Newnan, Coweta County, Ga.; son of
Lavender R. Ray, son of John Ray and Bethenia G. Lavender, born December
15, 1842; John Ray was born at Drimsterhill, near the city of Donegal,
Ulster, Ireland, March 17, 1792, son of David Ray and Mary Lucy Atcheson;
John Ray came to America when twenty years of age, and landed at
Philadelphia, where he had an uncle living; after teaching school in
Chester County, Pa., came to Staunton, Va., in 1822, where he studied law;
in 1829 he moved to Newnan, Ga., where he became a distinguished lawyer,
and accumulated great wealth; married in 1833 and died in Newman, July 21,
1868; in 1862 he was made Presidential Elector and cast the vote of the
state of Georgia for Jefferson Davis and Alexander II. Stephens for
President and Vice President of the Confederate States of America; David
Ray was the son of Samuel Ray and his wife, a Miss Armstrong, both of
County Donegal; Bethenia G. Lavender was born in 1803, the daughter of
John Lavender, of Winchester, Va., and Mary Ellis Gilliam, of Amherst
County, Va.; she died July 19, 1867, leaving six children; she was the
wife of John Ray.
Ranken, Hugh L., St. Louis,
Mo. Born in Lisboy, Parish of Ag-hadory, County Londonderry, Ireland; son
of John Ranken, son of Hugh Ranken, who emigrated from Ayrshire, Scotland,
about the year 1685.
Roper, Hon. David D.,
Slatington, Lehigh County, Pa. Born in County Monaghan, Ireland; on
father's side a mixture of English and Scotch; mother, Mary Douglass,
Scotch; lawyer; served three terms (six years) as a member of the
Pennsylvania Legislature; served in the Federal army in 1862-63, and held
several other positions of trust.
Reed, Col. W. H.,
Stephens, Benjamin F,
Elkhart, Ind. Born in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, Pa.; son of
Andrew Stephens, of Scotch parentage, and May Braden, from North of
Ireland; paternal grandmother's maiden name was Elder; great-grandfather
Elder was a Presbyterian minister for the Scotch Presbyterian Caxton
Church, Dauphin County, Pa.; township trustee; President of the board of
town trustees; member of Board of Education; member of Board of Health;
held various official positions in the Church to which he belongs; lawyer.
Satterfield, John, 1022
Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. Born in Sharon, Mercer County, Pa.;
mother's name was Morrison, born in Beragh, County Tyrone, Ireland;
producer of petroleum.
Sloan, Hon. Samuel,
President Delaware and Lackawanna Railroad, New York City.
Smyth, John, Goldmans,
Tensas Parish, La. Born near Castlederg, twenty miles south of
Londonderry, Ireland; son of John Smyth and Ann (Woods) Smyth; came to New
Orleans in 1850, remained till 1851, then moved to Natchez, Miss.;
planter; for two years assistant civil engineer of public works of Great
Britain; for thirteen years a merchant in Natchez, Miss.; moved to Tensas
Parish in 1864; Assistant State Engineer of Louisiana from 1844 to 1888.
Thompson, Robert Means, 37
to 39 Wall Street, New York City. Born in Corsica, Jefferson County, Pa.;
father's name, John Jamison Thompson; mother's name, Agnes Kennedy
Thompson; mother's father, Rev. William Kennedy; mother's mother, Mary
McClure; Mary McClure's father, Benjamin McClure; Mary McClure's mother,
Agnes Wallace; Benjamin McClure's father, John McClure; Benjamin McClure's
mother, Jane Ahll; John McClure came from North of Ireland to North
Carolina about the year 1730; afterward removed to Pennsylvania, where he
purchased land in 1748, taking title by patent from Thomas and Richard
Penn, by deed dated October 12, 1748; in 1743 he married Jane Ahll, by
whom he had eight children; Benjamin, the youngest son, was born September
9, 1750; John McClure died March 25, 1777; Benjamin McClure married Agnes
Wallace, of Unchlan Township, Chester County, Pa.; Mary McClure was their
third child; President of the Oxford Copper Company; graduated at the
Naval Academy, Annapolis, class of 1868; member of City Council of Boston.
Thomas, William George, 71
South Grove Street, East Orange, N. J. Born in New York City; his father,
George Thomas, was born near Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland; his mother,
Mary Wilson, was born in Londonderry, Ireland; manager.
Wallace, Henry, Ph.D., Des
Moines, Ia. Born at West Newton, Pa.; his father, John Wallace, was born
near Kilrea, Ireland; his mother's father, Randall Ross, was born at
Ahadona, Ireland; his mother's mother, Martha Finley, from one of the
earlier migrations; editor Iowa Homestead; President Iowa Stock Breeders'
Association; Senator Monmouth College, Monmouth, Ill.
Willson, Prof. Frederick N,
Princeton, N. J. Born in Brooklyn, N. Y.; descended from James Willson, of
Presbyterian Scotch-Irish stock; settled in Virginia, near Brownsburg,
Rockbridge County, in 1771; married Rebecca, daughter of Thomas, and niece
of Col. John (Burgess) Willson; Moses Wilson, farmer; Fairfield,
Rockbridge County, Va.; married Elizabeth, granddaughter of "Burgess".
Willson, for twenty-seven years representative of Augusta County in the
House of Burgesses; James S. Willson, farmer, Fairfield, Va., married
Tirzah Humphreys, daughter of David Carlisle Humphreys, Greenville,
Augusta County, Va., and Margaret Fin-ley, niece of President Samuel
Finley, of Princeton College; Thomas Newton Willson, Fairfield, Va.,
graduated Washington and Lee, class of 1848, and later was Professor in
the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Principal of Troy Academy, Troy,
N. Y.; married Mary Caroline Evarts, of English descent, records at
Guilford, Conn.; Frederick Newton Willson married Mary Hewes Bru-ere,
daughter of Joseph H. Bruere, of Princeton, N. J.; teacher; graduate of
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, class of 1879; Lake Forest University,
mathematics, 1879-80; Professor of Graphics, Princeton University,
December, 1880, to present time; member American Society Mechanical
Engineers; member New York Mathematical Society; Fellow American
Association Advanced Science.
Wilson, Thomas Hudson,
Binghampton, N. Y. Born at Wilkes Barre, Fa.; son of Thomas Wilson and
Mary McLean Wilson.
Wilson, Hugh Hamill,
Williams, John. Treasurer's
Office, Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western E. E. Company, post office box
2090, New York City.
Willford, William, Canton,
Fillmore County, Minn. Born in Big Lick Township, Hancock County, O.; son
of Charles B. Willford, of Greene County, Pa., and Eliza Kerr
(Scotch-Irish parentage), of Washington County, Pa.; great-grandson of
Joseph Willford, of Leicestershire, England, who settled in Cumberland
County, Pa., in 1766, and Mary Campbell (Scotch-Irish parentage), who,
with her parents, settled in Central Pennsylvania sometime prior to 1750;
she was taken a prisoner by the Delaware Indians at or near Penn's Creek
in Pennsylvania in 1757, and delivered up to Col. Bouquet, at the forks of
the Muskingum River, in 1764; notary public and conveyancer.
Wallace, William A.,
Clearfield, Pa. Born at Huntingdon, Pa.; ancestors on father's side,
Wallaces, Cunninghams, McAuleys; on mother's side, Hemphills and Lairds,
from County Tyrone, Ireland; attorney, retired; United States Senator from
1875 to 1881; State Senator of Pennsylvania from 1862 to 1875 and from
1882 to 1886.
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