from Part 1
A section exploring the history of African Americans
The Historical Society of
How memories of violence shaped colonial America's Scots-Irish and
Irish, a presentation by Dr. Judith Ridner (2006) (pdf)
An American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and
statesman. After escaping from slavery in Maryland, he became a national
leader of the abolitionist movement in Massachusetts and New York,
becoming famous for his oratory and incisive antislavery writings.
History and Rhymes of the Lost
By Buck Private McCollum, Sketches by Franklin Sly (1922) (pdf)
sketches and wandering thoughts
Or, What I saw in camp, on the march, the bivouac, the battle field
and hospital, while with the Army in Virginia, North and South Carolina,
during the late rebellion: with a historical sketch of the Second Oswego
Regiment, Eighty-first New York State V.I., a record of all its
officers, and roster of its enlisted men, also, an appendix by De
Forest, B. S. (Bartholomew S.) (1866) (pdf)
- Gus R Noble
Scot of the Year 2021
- Asheville, NC
Sister City to Dunkeld-Birnam, Scotland
Dr. David A. Renwick
Has been an ordained Presbyterian Minister
for 40 years, serving diverse congregations in Newfoundland, Canada; San
Antonio, Texas; Lexington, KY; and Spartanburg, South Carolina. Dr.
Renwick is a graduate of St. Andrew’s University in Scotland, where he
studied Applied Mathematics. He received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell
Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in
Virginia. David’s wife Currie is a Media Specialist in the DC Public
Schools. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Memoirs with Special reference to
Secession and the Civil War
H. Regan LL.D. Postmaster-General of the Cofederacy; sometime United
States Senator; Chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas; President
of the Texas State Historical Association edited by Walter Flavius
McCaleb, Ph. D., with Introduction by George P. Garrison, Ph. D. (1906)
Delivered in Corinthian Hall, Rochester, By Frederick Douglass, July
5th,1852. What, to the slave, is the Fourth of July?” In 1852 Frederick
Douglass asked a question that the entire United States was forced to
reckon with in the lead-up to the Civil War—and for generations after.
Douglass’ speech is widely regarded as a masterpiece of oration and a
crucial historical text. (pdf)
the Americas 1600 to 1800
Dr. Thomas Fetzer
lead artist for Cairn Studio, Ltd. Dr. Clark, the most well-known artist
in America today, is the most prolific and talented sculptor in the
figurine industry, with collectors in every county of every state, plus
Europe, Asia (especially Japan!), and Canada.
Loyalties of Scots were divided in America’s revolution
Scotland and the American Revolution
A video of a talk given by Scottish historian Andrew Mackillop
Annals of Tryon County
Or, The Border Warfare of New York, during the Revolution by William
W. Campbell (1831) (pdf)
The Travels of Peter Williamson
Among the different Nations and Tribes of savage Indians in America
with an account of their Principles religious, civil, and military;
their genius, strength, idea of a Deity, and notions of the Creation;
with ever things remarkable concerning their manners, customs,
employments, diversions, commerce, agriculture, &c. &c. (1768) (pdf)
Stories of the Cherokee Hills
By Maurice Thompson (1898) (pdf)
Pershing Edwin (P.E.) MacAllister
August 30, 1918 – October 23, 2019
- The Log
School-House on the Columbia
By Hezerkiah Butterworh (1890) (pdf)
- Deeds of
Heroism and Bravery
The Book of Heroes and Personal Daring, Introduction by Rupert
Hughes, Edited by Elwyn A. Barron (1920) (pdf)
Pioneers of Menard and Mason Counties
Made up of personal reminiscenses of an early life in Menard county,
which we gathered in a Salem life from 1830 to 1840, and a Petersburg
life from 1840 to 1850; including personal reminiscences of Abraham
Lincoln and Peter Cartright by T. G. Onstot (1902) (pdf)
- The Scot
in America and the Ulster Scot
Being the substance of addresses before the Edinburgh Philosophical
institution 1st November 1911, and the Presbyterian Historical Society,
Belfast on 28th March 1912 by Whitelaw Reid (1912) (pdf)
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
Volume 1 (pdf) (1877). Samuel Morton, the father of Robert Morton,
whose diary is here given as the first article, was a merchant of
Philadelphia, the son of James Morton, of Aberdeen, Scotland. Another
195 issues can be viewed on the
A Local Sketch from Valentine's Manual for 1863 (pdf)
Robert Burns and Abraham Lincoln along with a 10 volumes publication
about Abraham Lincoln.
- John Hay
Author and Statesman by Lorenzo Sears (1914) (pdf)
- Nick of the
A Story of the early settlers in Kentucky by Robert Montgomery Bird
- Nick of the
By Alaska Blacklock (George Edward Lewis) (1916) (pdf)
The premier Union veterans’ newspaper of the post-Civil War era.
Launched in 1877
- Memorials of
Born, Brechin, Scotland, Sept. 21, 1802 Died, Andover, Mass., July 6,
1880 (1881) (pdf)
The Border Settlers of North
From 1768 to 1795 embracing the Life of Jesse Hughes and other noted
Scouts of the great woods of the Trans-Allegheny with notes and
iustrative anecdotes by Lucullus virgil McWhorter, Life Member of the
Wisconsin State Historical Society; Member of the Washington State
University Historical Society, Author of "The Crime Against the Yakimas.”
with Preface and additional noted by William Elsey Connelley and Sketch
of the author by By J. P. MacLean, Ph. D. (1915) (pdf)
Hannibal Hamlin Garland (September 14, 1860 – March 4, 1940) was an
American novelist, poet, essayist, short story writer, Georgist, and
psychical researcher. He is best known for his fiction involving
hard-working Midwestern farmers
The Story of a Pioneer Town by Margaret Snyder (1948) (pdf)
- The Selected
Works of Tom Paine
Edited by Howard Fast (1945)
- Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah
Comprising photographs, Genealogies, biographies. Pioneers are
those men and women who came to Utah by Wagon, hand cart, or afoot,
between July 24, 1847 and December 30, 1868 before the railroad By
Frank Esshow (1913) (pdf)
- Indoctrination of Personnel Arriving in the UK
Introducing American Troops to the UK in 1943 (pdf)
Cabin Song Book of 1840
Revised for the Campaign of 1888, with numerous New Songs to
Patriotic Airs edited by O. C. Hooper (1888) (pdf)
- Army Life
2 handbooks telling of Army Life in the American Army in 1944
and then updated in 1946.
- The Life of
Major-General Zackary Taylor
Whig Nominee for President of the United States, a brief
biographical sketch with a brief biographical sketch of the Hon.
Millard Fillmore, nominee for Vice-President by Arthur Sumpter,
U.S.A. (1848) (pdf)
- Patrick Joseph Healy
Founder of the House of Lyon & Healy, An Appreciation (1907) (pdf)
York and His People
From a cabin back in the mountains of Tennessee, forty-eight
miles from the railroad, a young man went to the World War. An audio
Proceedings at the First Annual Meeting and Dinner of the Lincoln
Fellowship, held at Delmonico's, New York City, Wednesday, February
12th, 1908. (pdf)
- Tributes to Abraham Lincoln
Excerpts from newspapers and other sources providing
testimonials lauding the 16 President of the United States Great
Britain and Canada from the files of the Lincoln Financial
Foundation Collection (pdf)
Conquest of a Continent
Or The Expansion of Races in America by Madison Grant (1933) (pdf)
- Reminiscences of Senator William M. Stewart of Nevada
Edited by George Rothwell Brown (1908) (pdf)
- Life and Times
of Elder Reuben Ross
By his son, James Ross wit an introduction and notes by J. M.
Pendleton (1882) (pdf)
- 79th New York
and Various Vicissitudes of Fortune, of Peter Williamson
Who was carried off from Aberdeen and sold as a slave in
- The Life and
Times of Senator James Ross
A Sketch by James I. Brownson (1910) (pdf)
- History of the
Early Life and Business Interests of the Village and Township of
Ingham County, Michigan (1914) (pdf)
- Private Life
of John C. Calhoun
Addressed to her Brother, and Communicated to the International
Magazine by Miss M. Bat
- Our Nation and
Address of the Hon. Hugh McCulloch, Secretary of the Treasury at
Fort Wayne, Indiana, October 11, 1865 (pdf)
Scouting Expeditions of McCulloch's Texas Rangers
Or the Summer and Fall Campaign of the Army of the United States
in Mexico - 1846; including Skirmishes with the Mexicans and an
Accurate Detail of the Storming of Monterey; also the Daring Scouts
at Buena Vista together with Anecdotes, Incidents, Descriptions of
Country, and Sketches of the Lives of the Celebrated Partisan
Chiefs, Hays, McCulloch and Walker by Samuel C. Reid, Jr. (1848)
The Scots of Jefferson County,
By Don MM Simonton
of the Hon. TH. H. Baird
For the Enactment of Measures to Preserve the Constitution and
Union of the States presented to the House of Representatives,
February 7, 1863, and Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
Became a Captain of a militia company (Chicago Highland Guards), and
would rise to the rank of Brevet Major General during the war.
in the American Civil War
This is a very good site giving
lots of information on the Scots in the American Civil War.
have a tale to tell
It is what is left of the United
Presbyterian Congregation of Dover and Yorkville, established by the
Scottish settlers who moved to the eastern part of Dover in the
mid-1800s. Here rest some of the areas first residents.
County, North Carolina
The earliest settlers in what is now Scotland County were composed
largely of Highland Scots. It is fairly well established by several
writers of Scottish history that there were Highlanders living in this
area as early as 1729, when North Carolina became a royal colony.
During the 1700's, Euchee Indians
moved into the area and lived around Bruce Creek & Choctawhatchee
Bay. Scottish settlers moved into the area soon after and befriended
and Times of William Young
Tennessee Frontiersman, Utah
of James David McNitt
A great story of the life of James McNitt from 1845 onwards.
Indian Chief William McIntosh
William McIntosh, son of (Scottish) Captain William McIntosh and
Senoia Henneha of the Coweta-Cussitta Towns of the Lower Creeks, was
born about 1775 near Tuetumpla (now Alabama).
Red Eagle had been born William Weatherford, the son of a Scottish
trader. Though only one-eighth Indian, he chose to cast his lot with
A wee story of Highland Scots and how they settled in America.
A tale of how Edinburgh's Scottish-American memorial came into being.
The man from
whom the Chisholm Trail derived its name.
An important American labor leader born in Blantyre, Scotland.
Scottish American Coal Miner
Explorers and Fur Trappers
An account of their activities in the North American West, 1790 -
Politicians who were born in Scotland
A list of 67 US Politicians.
Heritage Day in Pennsylvania
The resolution to make April 6th "Scottish Heritage Day" in
- The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road is the story of the Scots- Irish
settlement in America.
Some Scots are now more familiar with American history and icons than
with their own. Yet were they to probe the roots of that history they
would find that many of the key figures in the making of North America
- The Forgotten Monarchy of Greenbriar County, West Virginia
The tale of how America might have had a monarchy.
- John Stuart
An account from the "History of Greenbriar County" about their
most famous pioneer.
The Family Buie
A detailed account of this family in America.
Mini Bios of Virginia Scots
A collection of interesting stories.
A Tale of Two Families
The McDonald Family and the
McDuffie Family were eventually joined in marriage in America.
- The Settlement of Darien, Georgia
An account of the Scottish connection.
- My Backyard
An account of a Highlander running a farm in America.
General Lachlan McIntosh
Who did much for the state of Georgia.
- Alexander Burr
Justice of the Supreme Court, 1926-1937
is the Cry !!
Story of the Salt industry in Kansas and the place Scots played in
- List of Scots prisoners sent to New
For the period around 1651.
Bound for America
The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775
- The Story of a Pioneer
By Anna Howard Shaw, D.D., M.D.
Information on Tartan Day in the State of Ohio
- Capt. Alex. Murchison
One of the best known and most highly respected residents of this
- Elmira Centennial and Scottish Pioneers
1838 - 1938
Patriot Joseph Nickell (1750-1829)
A brief biography
- Scotch-Irish in New England
By Rev. A. L. Perry, Professor of History and Politics, Williams
College, Williamstown, Mass.
- Atlas Dean Hall
President of the Clan Hall Scottish Society
- Presbyterian Banner
The January 4, 1900 issue.
- Scots in Michigan
A book by Alan T.
- The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence May 20, 1775
And Lives of its signers by George. W. Graham, M.D. (1905) (pdf)
History of Guilford County, North Carolina
By Sallis W. Stockard (1902) (pdf)
A Hand-Book for overland expeditions, with maps, illustrations, and
itineraries of the principal routes between the Mississippi and the
Pacific by Randolph B. Marcy (1861) (pdf)
Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures
Or Life in the West to which will be added a View of the States and
Territorial Regions of our Western Empire embracing History,
Statistics and Geography and Descriptions of the Chief Cities of the
West by John C. Van Tramp (1866) (pdf)