around the world This is where we invite our
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Descendants * This is a page of mini bios of Scots descendants mostly
in America. In here you can learn some of the background of people of
Scots descent and how they contributed to the American way of life.
Listing of Scots and Scots Descendants This is a huge listing of mainly Scottish Americans but does also include
pure born Scots and ones who also worked in other countries around the world.
Clan MacKay and Multiculturalism
Scots are an important component of the multi-cultural fabric of Nova Scotia. So
much so that the clans have sometimes regarded being Scottish as the norm in Nova Scotia
and other cultural expressions as abnormal or at least on the fringes.
Our Highland cattle
The cattle and the people of the highlands maybe spread all over the world, but
nothing says Scotland like the highland cow.
America was just a baby in 1780. The frontier had been made available to
settle. The Wilderness was everything west of Virginia. A group of
Virginian’s wanted to go west. Captain Stephen Ruddell was one to settle in Kentucky.
Most will know a little about William Landsborough who explored much of Queensland.
He had done a lot or exploration and was rewarded by the Queensland Government with about
2000 acres of land which he named "Lamerough".
From a front poarch in West
Two Hundred and fifty years ago many bannished and out-lawed Scots came to the
colonies to settle. One of the places the Scots chose to settle was the hills of
Allen Thomas Stewart
Is one of the younger business
men of Doniphan County and has established himself firmly in business and civic esteem at
Denton, where he is proprietor of the only drug store and is now serving his second
successive term as mayor.
In September 1739, the quiet lapping of dark waters
against the thickly wooded banks of the Cape Fear river would have been disturbed by the
sounds of men, women and children talking excitedly in their native Gaelic, " Feuach,
's briagha a th'ann!" - (Look, isn't it lovely!).
Rutherford County, N.
Rutherford County was formed, along with Lincoln County, out of Tryon County in
1779. The first session of court was held at the home of Colonel John Walker
Capt. Samuel Chester Reid
Louisana and the Northwest Territory might now be British if Reid had not engaged
them in what has been called one of the world's most decisive naval battles.
Scotland, South Dakota
In the spring of 1870, General Charles T. Campbell established a stagecoach stop
for the Firesteel Trail. This stop, which included his residence, an inn, a general
store and a large horse barn became the original town of Scotland South Dakota.
Senator Edmund G. Ross of Kansas
This American Scot is little known but undoubtedly a man
whose indomitable courage, at a crucial moment in U.S. history, certainly made a
Besides John, there were four other Guthries, who came somewhat later than he to
the American Colonies in the same century. The little that is known concerning them is
The leading American scientist after Benjamin Franklin until Willard Gibbs, was a
professor at Princeton from 1832 to 1846.
A powerfully built, twenty-year-old Scotsman with a booming voice and fierce
countenance, must have captured the attention of his younger classmates when he entered
the class of 1771.
Eleventh president of Princeton, took office in 1868, precisely a century after his
Scottish Rite Dormitory
In 1920, Samuel P. Cochran, the Executive Head of the Scottish Rite Masonry in
Texas, recognized that there was a lack of suitable housing for young ladies who were
attending The University of Texas. He asked the Scottish Rite Bodies in Texas to donate
the necessary funds to build a dormitory and the Bodies responded generously.
William R. Alexander
Mr. Alexander was born on his father's farm in this county March 13, 1863. He is of
Archie Markland Baird
One of the additions to the manufacturing interests of Topeka, Archie Markland
Baird has for many years boon known in railroad circles of the state, and has been
connected with numerous movements national in their character.
David Bowie was born in Stirling, Scotland, July 26, 1869, one of four children
born to his parents Thomas and Margaret (McLintock) Bowie. In 1875, when David Bowie was
six ears old his parents moved to Alloa, Scotland.
Will R. Black
A native Kansan, grew up and received his education in this state, and is now one
of the capable oil inspectors under the state government, with headquarters and home at
Coffeyville. He traces his ancestry back to a family of Scotch origin, and one that was
planted in Virginia during colonial days.
Family History of Randolph
County, West Virginia
Benjamin Wilson, although he left Randolph county soon after its formation, was one
of the most widely know and influential men the county has had in its century or more of
existence. The following biography is from the American Historical Record, 1873, edited by
Benson J. Lossing.
Scots to Carolina
What can account for the furious transformation of the Highlanders, who in Europe
had rallied round the Stuart flag in the Jacobite uprisings known as the 15 and the 45, in
memory of the years of their occurrence, but who in North Carolina were the loyal
supporters of the House of Hanover.
A love story
The year was 1910 in a small West Virginia town named Webster Springs. Rosa Jane
Howell and her cousins had went into town shopping. There was a man with Black wavey hair
and sky blue eyes. He wore a thin black mustache and was he dashing!
The Hotel Warren
There was no room for them at the Inn.How many times have we
read that statement and always have we seen the venerable Joseph anxiously waiting for the
Innkeeper to bid him bring his wife in to shelter, when she, the Blessed Mother of our
Lord, calmly waited outside, indifferent to the beauties of the valleys through which they
had passed and the careless declaration of the Innkeeper.
Hundred Years of Being
The year was 1872 and western Kansas consisted of mile after mile of waving prairie
grasslands and one large, flowering river. Settlers traveling west on the Santa Fe, Jones
and Plummer, and western cattle trails simply passed through thinking this area
This cemetery is located four miles southeast of Laurinburg. It was named after
Honorable James Stewart, a wealthy and highly esteemed gentleman, who founded the
ARCHIBALD KELLY b. ABT. 1740, Scotland, (son of JAMES KELLY & MARGARET STUART) m. c1759, in Scotland.
James & Maria Snedden,
In 1854, my great great grandparents James and Maria Sneddenleft their
Scottish homeland forever and travelled half way around the world to Australia in search
of a better life.
Col. John H. Patrick
Raised: Hamilton County in 1861. Mustered in at Camp Dennison in
Cinncinatti June 21, 1861.
Commander: Col. John H. Patrick of Scotland (1820-1864), mortally wounded at New Hope
A small collection of stories from a Scot now living in Canada.
one of the principal founders of the governments of New Jersey and the United States, was
brought up in the village of Princeton, where his father, a Scotch-Irish immigrant
tinsmith and shopkeeper.
Freneau, Philip [Morin]
Philip entered Princeton as a sophomore in 1768, but the joy of the occasion was
marred by his father's financial losses and death the year before. In spite of financial
hardships, Philip's Scottish mother believed that her oldest of five children would
graduate and join the clergy.
A leading physician of his day and an eminent botanist and mineralogist, had strong
ties with both Princeton and Columbia.
Robert M Blair
He was awarded the Medal of Honor on June 22, 1865 for his actions on board the USS
Pontoosic during the caputre of Fort Fisher and Wilmington from December 24, 1864 to
January 22, 1865.
Dr. Thomas McCulloch
In November 1803, a ship arrived at Pictou from Scotland. Among its passengers were
Reverend Thomas McCulloch D.D., his wife and their children, all bound for Prince Edward
Island, where McCulloch was to minister a Presbyterian congregation.
A physician and surgeon of exceptional attainments, Doctor Algie has been
engaged in a large and growing practice at Linn for the past fourteen years. His home has
been in Kansas since early youth.
Samuel V. Fraser
Rev. Samuel V. Fraser, pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception at
An account of a McDonald family that emigrated to Australia at the time of the Highland
Major General James Birdseye McPherson was one of the most promising generals of
the Union army and at the time of his heroic death was in command of the Army of the
These are stories by Charlotte Marie Alvoet Bleh of her memories of being brought
up in Dundee, Scotland which she's written to pass on to her children.
Chief John Ross
John Ross was chief of the Cherokee from 1828-1866, during some of the most
turbulent times of their history. He led the tribe through the removal, rebuilding in
Indian Territory, and the American Civil War. He was the son of a Scotsman, Daniel Ross,
and a quarter-blood Cherokee, Mary "Mollie" (McDonald) Ross.
Scots and the Secret
Scots played a significant part in the formation of the British Secret Service
Bureau (SSB) established by the Committee of Imperial Defence in July 1909.
Panton, Leslie and Co.
Panton, Leslie and Company, established in 1783 and headquartered in Pensacola from
1785-1830, was the Sears and Roebuck of its day, dealing in a variety of goods and
servicing over a large geographical area.
Called Tustunnugee Hutkee (White Warrior), William McIntosh was the son of Captain
William McIntosh, a member of a prominent Savannah, Georgia family sent into the Creek
Nation to recruit them to fight for the British during the Revolutionary War. His mother,
a Creek named Senoya, was a member of the prominent Wind Clan.
Is the owner of a good farm of one hundred and nine acres situated on
section 4, Warren Township. He has been a resident of this county since
1841, and is therefore numbered among its pioneer settlers.
Born in Falkirk, Scotland, October 2, 1802, and was a son of Alexander
and Elizabeth (Brash) McAlister.
Jamieson Mr. Jamieson is a veteran of the late war for the Union, and bears
several scars received on the field of battle. He enlisted April 22,
1861, on President Lincoln's first call for three months' troops.
For many years has been engaged in general farming on section 10,
Newport Township, is a native of Scotland, and was born in Perthshire,
November 22, 1816.
A prominent citizen and old settler of Antioch Township, has the honor
of having been born in Lake County, upon the farm in Section 2 where he
J. Minto Is the manager of an excellent farm of two hundred acres situated on
section 21, Antioch Township. His life occupation has been general
farming and stock-raising and in that pursuit he has shown marked
ability which places him among the well-to-do citizens of the community.
The owner of a highly improved farm of one hundred and forty acres
situated on section 25, Antioch Township, and ranks among the leading
agriculturists of the county.
Who resides on section 31, Newport Township, is not only a
representative of one of the honored pioneer families of the county, but
upon his own merits has won the title of a leading and influential
citizen of the community in which he makes his home.
Resides on section 36, Antioch Township, where he has a palatial home,
and one of the finest farms of the county. He is a prominent and
influential citizen of the community.
Who is engaged in general farming and stock raising on section 24.
Antioch Township. is a native of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, born April 7,
Who is engaged in general farming on section 25, Antioch Township, has
for fifty-two years been a resident of Lake County.
Who is engaged in general farming on section 20, Antioch Township has
spent almost his entire life in this county.
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