(d. 1878). From Bargeny Mains,
Aryshire, he was considered Kentucky's most influential poet of the 19th
century. He set off in 1822 to America after marrying his cousin, Janet.
He tried farming before joining Robert Owen's colony at New Harmony, IN.
He moved into the brewing business and began constructing breweries and
distilleries. He is best known for his 'Pilgrimage to the Land of Burns'
published in 1822. He settled in Louisville, KY