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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
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Do you need help with Morgans (and Duffys, Macduffies and McFees)?
Morgan Publications specializes in gathering information about two famous groups - Morgans and a Celtic Tribal Group call Ui Dhubhthaigh which includes Duffy, MacDuffie, McFee, McPhee and many others including Clan MacFie. Full details are available on their Webpage at
email at:, or contact them at Morgan Publications, 11 Arden Drive, Dorridge Solihull, West Midlands, England, B93 8LP, United Kingdom.

Clan Henderson Chief, Dr. John Henderson, appoints new High Commissioner for NA
Dr. John HendersonAlexandria, Virginia August 22, 2002
Dr. John William Philip Henderson of Fordell, Chief of the Name and Arms of Henderson has appointed David Simmons Henderson of New Bern, North Carolina to be his High Commissioner of North America. Mr. Henderson has received this appointment to fill the Clan position which has been vacant since 1 April 2001 when Claude A. Henderson of Manassas, Virginia, the former High Commissioner and Chieftain, died. Doctor Henderson has made the appointment effective on the date of his letter to Mr. Henderson, 21 July 2002.

David Henderson has been a member of the Clan Henderson Society of the United States and Canada since its formation in July 1988. He holds member number 0002 and has been filling the post of Vice President since the Society's formation. Mr. Henderson is an attorney and had voluntarily assumed responsibility for ensuring the Clan Society proceeded in its desire to become incorporated properly. In 1992, he became the Vice President/General Counsel at the request of then society president, Claude Henderson, making a second vice-presidential position within the structure of the society. He has continued to hold this position since that election and will remain in this important post at the request of current society president, Commander Rex A. Maddox, USN (ret.).

The Clan Henderson Society will hold its annual general meeting at the Tennessee Highland Games in Murfreesboro, Tennessee the weekend of October 4- 6, 2002. It will be at this meeting that the clan society's officers will officially install Mr. David S. Henderson as the new High Commissioner of North America.

Mr. Henderson is married to the former Loulie Burns of Macon, Georgia. The family currently resides in New Bern, North Carolina. Three daughters, all of whom became teachers, were born of this marriage. The daughters are: Loulie Henderson Sikes of New Bern; Barrie Henderson Whittington of Medina, Ohio and Elizabeth Henderson, also of New Bern.

Contact the Clan Henderson Society of the US & Canada at 7504 Range Road , Alexandria, VA 22306-2422. You also may phone Rex A. Maddox (703) 765-8819, (703) 216-0232 or (703) 765-8819.

Friend family offers new cookbook! Yummy!
The Friend Family Cookbook is available from the Friendship Store located in Friendsville, Maryland. Mathew Friend has collected many very enticing recipes from Friends all over the country. Mathew lives on the west coast, but has been a very helpful member of our computer committee.
The cost of the Friend cookbook will be $7.50 and can be purchased at the Friendship Store, The Friend Family Association of America, P.O. Box 96, Friendsville, Maryland 21531, or call at 301-746-4690, or see their web site at

Clan Armstrong Registrar and Secretary, Betty Armstrong, died in a car accident just before Christmas. Her death is a terrible loss - to her dear family and to the Armstrong Trust.

The Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society sets November seminar
On Saturday, November 9, 2002 the Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society will present a Family History Seminar. It will take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 515 E. Kimball Ave., in Hemet California. The featured speaker will be Lloyd DeWitt Bockstruck, who is a longtime supervisor of the Genealogy section of the Dallas Public Library and is a nationally recognized speaker on many topics relating to genealogy. He will be speaking on Identifying the maiden names of females; Connecticut Research; Special collections for Genealogical research and Military and Pension records.
For more information contact Hemet-San Jacinto Genealogical Society, PO Box 2516, Hemet, CA 92546.

Muirhead Clan Societyís Federal tax code approved
In a letter dated August 07, 2002, from the Internal Revenue Service received August 19, 2002 Muirhead Clan Society has officially been informed that the application for Tax Exempt Status under the 501 (c) (3) Federal tax Codeís was approved. The following is the statement they received from the IRS: Grantors and contributors may now rely on this determination unless the Internal Revenue Service publishes notice to the contrary. Donors may deduct contributions to the Muirhead Clan Society as provided in section 170 of the code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, and gifts to the Muirhead Clan Society or for our use are deductible for federal estate and gift tax purpose if they meet the applicable provisions of the Code sections 2055, 2106, and 2522.

Bobbie Andrews wins Grandfather Mountain Kilted Mile!
The Clan Ross Association of the U.S., Inc. is proud to announce that Bobbie Andrews won first prize in the ladies kilted mile at Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. We thank her for going the extra mile. She and her family are new members of the Clan Ross Association.

Iím descended from a WILLIAM WALLIS b. 1777, NC. In 1810 census he was in Madison Co. KY; 1820 Rutherford Co., TN; and 1830, 1840 and 1850 Hall and Forsyth Co., GA. His oldest son LUTHER WALLIS was born 1795 in SC. They are always living around or close to the descendants of PETER WALLIS b. 1680 Highlands of Scotland, and ELIZABETH WOODS born 1682-84, Meath, Ireland. Also JOHN H. MORGAN b. 1835, GA and MARY ANN PATERSON b. 1834, GA. JOHN MORGAN is a descendant of MARK MORGAN b. 1811 ca. NC or SC son of DANIEL MORGAN. MARY ANN PATERSON daughter of WILLIAM PATTERSON and MARTHA WELCH both born SC. Any information is appreciated. Darrell D. NŻnez, 303 Winnona St., Natchitoches, LA 71457.

Charles Randolph Bruce, from Virginia Beach, Virginia and one of the coauthors (along with his wife, Carolyn Hale Bruce) of Chronicles of Robert de Brus, King of Scots - Rebel King, Book One - Hammer of The Scots...and the artist for that book as also a cartoonist of great talent! He sent us this Skeleton cartoon for this issue! Thanks!!!

Irene Godwin, Odom Library manager, with Maureen Maxwell Tipton and Marilyn Maxwell Malone, both from Metairie, Louisiana and Hannah Ruth Lindquist of Thomasville, Georgia. Mrs. Tipton and Mrs. Malone are presenting seventeen boxes of genealogical books and materials that were the collection of their father, Murvan M. "Scotty" Maxwell (May 16, 1910 - January 30, 2002). Mr. Maxwell was the founder of the clan Maxwell Society of the USA. Hannah Lindquist is the great granddaughter of Mr. Maxwell.

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