Thanks to Sheila Greenleaf of St. Augustine
and Andy Calhoun of Savannah for pointing out an error in the last
newsletter. Vice President John Calhoun’s wife
Floride was not buried in Charleston. She’s buried at St. Paul’s
Episcopal Church in Pendleton, SC. We also stated she died in 1886 which
is also not true (she died in 1866). I spent about 30 minutes in the
East Church Yard looking for her grave (no wonder I couldn’t find it!).
Sheila was also kind enough to send what I was looking for: a picture of
her headstone. Inscribed on it is: “Sacred To The Memory
Floride Calhoun Relic Of J. C. Calhoun Born
February 15th, 1792 Died July 25th, 1866.” Andy
also adds: “Floride was not a distant
cousin…she was John C. Calhoun’s 1st cousin once removed. In
other words, her father and John C. Calhoun were 1st cousins.
Floride actually died in 1866 and is buried
in Pendleton, SC.” Many thanks to our members for keeping the record
straight and making our newsletter as accurate as possible!
Another correction comes from
a book republished in 2001 (and
available at our friends at Weems
Booksellers) titled No Quarter
Given: The Muster Roll Of Prince Charles
Edward Stuart’s Army, 1745-46. That same year I wrote an
article trying to answer two common questions we get asked at the Games’
tents: Why is our Tartan example of R.R. McIan’s
1845 prints wearing trews? (near as I can
tell, it was the luck of the draw), and What did we do in the 1745
Jacobite Rising? (our
Chief was one of the first major officers of the Black Watch, assigned
to stop the Rebellion). In that article it was stated there was no
evidence of any Colquhouns at Culloden. Not true. Charles Colquhoun, a
“Wright” from “St. Cuthberts”, and Archibald
Colquhoun, a “Farmer” from “Appin” were both
on the Prince’s General Staff. Cavalryman Lt. Duncan Colquhoun was in
Royale. He was captured and
executed in 1746. Each new member receives a copy of this article. We’re
getting to the bottom of the stack of copies made of the original and
we’ll correct the article when the old copies run out (I’m so
As old articles are remade they are written into the new(er)
computer and the illustrations can be scanned into the articles. The
finished copy prints out so much nicer than the horrible Xerox copies
and they can also be submitted to the internet on our own Website
www.clancolquhoun.org and the Family Tree section of Alastair
New Conveners Are Springing Up
all over the country! Last May
Norman Bliss set up a tent at
the Washington County Fairgrounds in Richmond, RI and he’ll be back
there again 22 May 04
www.riscot.org. Chuck and Ann Stoodley
(shown below) represented our Society at the Ocala, FL Festival last
November. We hope they’ll be back on 6 Nov 04 and perhaps some other FL
helped us several years at Stone Mountain, GA but he’s
moved to WY to be near his parents (Thanks for your help, Mike. You’re
an honorable gentleman for your help to us and your parents!).
Mike’s going to set up at
WY in August and may be convinced to do
another Festival in the area
may try two Games for the first time this year: The S. NH
Festival in June
www.snhscotcelt.org and the Bruswick, ME
Games in August
The picture above shows Mike Whitfield
(cofounder of the Tunnel Hill Games), Mike Cahoon
(now living in WY), and Jim Kilpatrick (Society President).
a list taken mostly from our website where we should be appearing this
year dependant on family emergencies, weather, etc.:
Celtic Heritage Festival Kilgore, TX;
Savannah Games, GA New Venue!!
Hill; Culloden Games, GA
New Date!! May 22nd;
Houston Games, TX.
Glasgow Games, KY; Blairsville Festival
New Event June 11th
GA; Texas Festival in Arlington.
Grandfather Mountain Games, NC; Pacific
Northwest Enumclaw, WA.
Triad Games Archdale, NC.
Charleston Games, SC; Ligonier Games Bethel
Park, PA; Oklahoma Games Tulsa, OK; Montgomery Games, AL.
Highlands & Islands Gulfport, MS; Flora
MacDonald Games Red Springs, NC; Stone Mountain Games, GA; Scottish
Border Games Fort Smith, AR; Richmond Games, VA.
Gathering Of The Clans
TX; Highland Games of Louisiana in Jackson.
Christmas Walk Alexandria, VA.
send any corrections and additions you may have.
Thanks to Lucy Avery of Swainsboro, GA
for sending this photo.
It’s from the 1978 Savannah Games.
Adrienne Roberts, featured on the right, founded our Society
at these games in 1981. Mrs. Avery mentioned her sister
Toni Freeman passed away
January 24th at age 80. Mrs. Freeman used to join us all at
these games in years past.
The Rossdhu Souvenir Book
that used to be passed out on tours of
the manor house is back on the Web at
http://www.turningwood.fsnet.co.uk/rossdhuhouse.html. The previous
site was apparently disabled.
reactivated the Clan Colquhoun Society in
Luss and has now left the organization. He
continues to publish the Chronicle which is a scholarly publication
about Clan Colquhoun. Postage for the form below with an enclosed check
is just four First Class stamps (.37), and you can just drop the
envelope in the mailbox. No customs inspections for that size envelope