Descendants of James Mhor Stewart

 

1.JAMES MHOR (of ALBANY and BALDORRAN) STEWART the GREAT, b. in SCOTLAND, (son of MURDOCK STEWART and ISABEL of LENNOX) occupation 1st of BALDORRAN, d. CIRCA 1451 in IRELAND.

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†††† James reacted to his father's execution by leading an attack on Dumbarton, burning it and killing the governor of the castle, John Stewart. He fled to Ireland where he later died. He was ancestor to the Stewarts of Ardvorlich. James and Lady MacDonald were not married.

 

†††† Partner LADY MACDONALD, began NOT MARRIED in SCOTLAND, (daughter of MARGERY BISSETT and JOHN MHOR (1st EARL of ANTRIM) MACDONALD).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ANDREW STEWART, occupation LORD of AVONDALE.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† King James II invited Andrew, the eldest son of James, to return to Scotland and was appointed Lord Avondale in 1459.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MURDOCH (of ALBANY) STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ARTHUR STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 2.†††††† iv††† JAMES BEAG (1st of BALDORRAN) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† MATILDA STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 3.†††††† viii†† WALTER (of MORPHIE) STEWART b. 1440.

 

Second Generation

 

2.JAMES BEAG (1st of BALDORRAN) STEWART, b. in IRELAND, occupation 2nd of BALDORRAN.

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†††† James returned to Scotland and was accepted and granted the lands of Baldorran by John, Lord Darnley in 1466.

 

†††† He married ANNABEL BUCHANAN, (daughter of SIR PATRICK BUCHANAN and GALBRAITH).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN STEWART, b. CIRCA 1450 in SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 4.†††††† ii†††† WILLIAM (2nd of BALDORRAN) STEWART b. CIRCA 1455.

†††††† †† 5.†††††† iii†††† ANDREW (1st of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART b. CIRCA 1460.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MATILDA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1465 in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM (1st OF CULLODEN AND DUNTREATH) EDMONSTON, b. CIRCA 1425 in , CULLODEN, STRATHBLANE, STERLINGSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 1486.

 

3.WALTER (of MORPHIE) STEWART, b. 1440 in SCOTLAND, occupation KNIGHT OF MORPHY, d. 1513 in SCOTLAND.

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†††† Walter was the grandfather of a later, Andrew Stewart, Second Lord Avondale in 1501.From this Andrew came three sons, Andrew Stewart, Third Lord of Avondale, later Lord Ochiltree; Henry Stewart created Lord Methven in 1528; and James Stewart of Beith, father of James, Lord Doune.

 

†††† He married ELIZABETH ARNOT, b. in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 6.†††††† i††††† ALEXANDER STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JOHN STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† GEORGE (of JOHNSTON) STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARGARET STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

 

Third Generation

 

4.WILLIAM (2nd of BALDORRAN) STEWART,[1] b. CIRCA 1455 in BALDORRAN, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, occupation 2nd of BALDORRAN.

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†††† His full name was William of Baldorran, Balquhidder, Perthshire. William received the office of hereditary Royal Baillie of Balquhidder. It was this William and his son Walter, who held the townships listed in the Exchequer Rolls of 1488. In the portioning of Balquhidder which took place during the sixteenth century, the descendants of Sir William Stewart of Baldorran gained hereditary tacks of land.

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†††† According to MacGregor, author of "Landed Families of Strathearn," William also "received a payment from the Exchequer in 1467. He was witness to a charter by Patrick McNab of Bovaine granting the lands of Bovaine, and others, to his eldest son and heir Finlay McNab, at Killin on 1 January, 1486, and was witness to a Procuratory of Resignation by John Comrie of that Ilk, in favour of his son and heir, John Comrie, on 21 November, 1495. On 7 November, 1500, he was a member of an assise at the retour of Henry Douglas as heir to his deceased father James Douglas in the lands of Auchansk and m. firstly by 1 May, 1484, to Janet, daughter of Archibald de Buchannan of Lettir, when they had a charter from her father for the lands of Lettir, in the Lordship of Strathgartney, and had issue. He m. secondly to Mariota, daughter of Sir Colin Campbell, 3rd of Glenorchy, by 5 October, 1498, when they had a charter for the lands of Emmercruitage and Croftinderry for the duration of their lives and that of their son Walter from Robert Menzies of Comrie, and was witness to a charter by John Lindsay of Gartallartane for the lands of west-third of Gartallartane in favour of Drummond Johnston on 21 April, 1509. He d. by April of 1513 and by these two wives"... he had issue.

 

†††† He married (1) JANET (of LETTIR) BUCHANAN, b. CIRCA 1465 in SCOTLAND, (daughter of ARCHIBALD (of LETTIR) DE BUCHANAN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES (of BALQUHIDDER) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JANET (of LETTIR) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1480 in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN (of KIPPENROSS) KINROSS.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† AGNES STEWART, b. CIRCA 1482 in SCOTLAND.

 

†††† He married (2) MARION (MARIOTA) (of GLENORCHY) HELEN CAMPBELL, b. in SCOTLAND, (daughter of SIR COLIN (of GLENURQUBY) CAMPBELL and MARGARET (of KEIR) STERLING).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 7.†††††† iv††† WALTER (3rd of BALDORRAN) STEWART b. CIRCA 1485.

†††††† †† 8.†††††† v†††† JOHN (1st of GLENBUCKY) STEWART b. CIRCA 1487.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† MARIOT STEWART.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† It is not certain which of William's wives is the mother of Mariote.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† HELEN STEWART.

 

5.ANDREW (1st of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1460 in BALDORRAN, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††† Andrew is mentioned in 1575 as a sponsor in the Special Retour of James Stewart of Baldorran in the lands of Immercreithan and Creftinterray.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 9.†††††† i††††† ALEXANDER (2nd of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART b. CIRCA 1525.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JOHN (1st of BLAIRGARY) STEWART.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John was ancestor ot the Blairgarry Stewarts.

 

6.ALEXANDER STUART, b. in SCOTLAND, occupation LORD of AVONDALE, d. in SCOTLAND.

 

†††† He married MARGARET KENNEDY of BLAIRQUHAN, married in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 10.†††† i††††† ANDREW (2nd LORD of AVONDALE) STUART.

 

Fourth Generation

 

7.WALTER (3rd of BALDORRAN) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1485 in SCOTLAND, occupation 4th of BALDORRAN.

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†††† Walter succeeded his father as Royal Baillie. He was confirmed in the ownership of his ancestral lands (Baldorran, Perthshire) in September 1500.Walter's sword of that office hangs in the House of Ardvorlich. His brother, John Stewart founded the family of Stewarts of Glenbuckie in Balquhidder, who held that estate for almost three centuries. Walter was the ancestor of the Ardvorlich, Annat, and Glenfinglas Stewarts.

 

†††† He married EUPHEMIA EUPHEMIA (of TULLIECHETTIL) REIDHEUGH, married in SCOTLAND, b. in SCOTLAND, (daughter of JAMES (of CULTOBRAGGAN) REIDHEUGH and MARGARET SIMPSON).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 11.†††† i††††† JAMES (of BALQUHIDDER) STEWART b. CIRCA 1520.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ANDREW (of BALDORRAN) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1525 in BALDORRAN, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARGARET DRUMMOND OF DRUMMOND ERINOCH.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† WILLIAM STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† HELEN (of BALDORRAN) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1530 in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN (of GARTINCABER) DOG.

 

8.JOHN (1st of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1487 in BALDORRAN, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††† John Stewart founded the family of Stewarts of GlenbuckY in Balquhidder. His family held that estate for almost three centuries. According to MacGregor, author of "Landed Families of Strathearn," he was "mentioned with his father and brothers in the Exchequer Rolls during the reign of King James IV, as crown tenant in the lands of Stronslaney, in the Lordship of Balquhidder. He was heir provisional to his brother Walter Stewart in the lands of Duchlas on 14 September, 1500, and was witness with his father to a charter by James Mushet of Tolgarth for his share of lands of Finlarig in favour of Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy on 27 February, 1506. He obtained the lands of Glenbuckie, m. to a daughter of Patrick Buchanan, and had issue."

 

†††† He married BUCHANAN, (daughter of PATRICK (of MacCARTHE) BUCHANAN and UNKNOWN).

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†††† BUCHANA: She was the daughter of Patrick Buchanan of MacCarthe, ancestor of the

†††† Laird of Arnprior, Ochlesy, MacCarthe, and Desclelles.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 12.†††† i††††† PATRICK (2nd of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

†††††† †† 13.†††† ii†††† DUNCAN (3rd of GLENBUCKY) STEWART b. CIRCA 1530.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART.

 

9.ALEXANDER (2nd of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1525 in GARTNAFUARAN, BALQHUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††† He married GRAY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 14.†††† i††††† ANDREW (3rd of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JOHN STEWART.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John was the ancestor of the Hyndfield Stewarts. He was shown living in Kirktown of Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland in 1587.

 

10.ANDREW (2nd LORD of AVONDALE) STUART, occupation GROOM of the STOLE, d. 1548 in SCOTLAND.

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†††††† Andrew served as the Groom of the Stole to King James IV (1488-1513) of Scotland. Andrew exchanged the Lordship of Evandale-Annandale for the Barony of Ochiltree and became the ancestor of the Lords of Ochiltree. By his marriage to Margaret, he created the Earl of Arran on August 10, 1503.

 

†††††† He married (1) BEATRIX DRUMMOND, married in SCOTLAND, b. in SCOTLAND, (daughter of LORD JOHN DRUMMOND and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ANDREW (3rd LORD of AVONDALE) STUART, b. CIRCA 1500 in SCOTLAND.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Andrew inherited the title of Avondale and was also created as Lord Ochiltree.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† HENRY (LORD of METHVEN) STUART, b. CIRCA 1504 in SCOTLAND.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henry was created Lord of Methven in 1528.

†††††† †† 15.†††† iii†††† JAMES (of BEITH) STUART b. CIRCA 1506.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CHRISTIAN STUART, b. CIRCA 1508 in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN BOSSWELL of AUCHINLECK, married in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARJORY STUART, b. CIRCA 1514 in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN KNOX, married CIRCA 1563 in SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1514 in GIFFORD, EAST LOTHIAN, SCOTLAND.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† JOHN: John Knox, Founder of Presbyterianism:

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The following is a laudatory biography from the Encyclopedia of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America by Alfred Nevin, 1884:

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He was born in 1505 at Gifford, in East Lothian, and was educated at Haddington and St. Andrew's. After he was created Master of Arts, he taught philosophy, most probably as a regent in one of the colleges of the University. His class became celebrated, and he was considered as equlling if not excelling, his master, in the subtleties of the dialectic art. About the same time (1530), although he had no interest [support from influencial men] but what was procured by his won merit, he was advanced to clerical orders, and ordained a priest before he reached the age fixed by the canons of the Church. At this time, the fathers of the Early Church, Jerome and Augustine, attracted his particular attention. By the writings of Jerome, he was led to the Scriptures as the only pure fountain of divine truth [revelation] and to believe the utility of studying scripture in their original languages instead of Latin in the opposite to those taught in the Romish Church, who while she retained his name as a saint in her calendar, had banished his doctine as heretical. From this time Knox renounced the study of Scholastic Theology.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Knox first betrayed his change of sentiment in certain lectures in the University at St. Andrew's where his youthful and noble countryman, Patrick Hamilton, for his advocacy of the doctrines of redemption, had perished in the fire. His defection aroused the clergy to denounce him as a traitor, and deprive him of his priesthood. He escaped death only by timely flight from the vengeance of Cardinal Beaton, who had engaged his emissaries to lay hold of him. Knox found protection under Douglas, of Langniddrie, and employment as a Tutor. Knox next appears in the company of George Wishart, the Scottish schoolmaster, who, having received the doctrinces of the Reformation, began to preach them, probably about 1536. The sword which was carried before the preacher after the attembt to assassinate him in Dundee was borne by Knox. On the night when the noble martyr was arrested, at the Cardinal's command, he ordered that the sword be taken from his zealous attendant. Knox begged for leave to follow him, but Wishart answered: "Nay, return to your bairnes" (meaning his pupils), "and God bliss you; ane is sufficient for a sacrifice."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The cruel martyrdom of him whom Knox revered as his spiritual father, and whom, for his endearing qualities, he cherished as a brother, made a powerful impression on the ardent soul of the Reformer. Knox himself was in constant peril from the bloody foe. We find him, after the murder of the Romanist Beaton, seeking a refuge in St. Andrew's Castle, which the Cardinal's slayers held as a safe resort from the persecution of the Papists. There an event befell him which had the most serious bearing supon all his future. Unitl now, Knox's utterances in favor of Reformed doctrines had been private, consisting in Bible expositions to his pupils and his neighbors. He had never undertaken the place of public preacher, nor did he consider his office as priest enough to justify him in doing so, without a call from a Christian congregation. He received this call in the most unlooked for manner. Among the Protestants taking refuge in St. Andrew's Castle were Sir David Lindsay, of the Mount, the poet, and the scourger of the priesthood, Henry Balnaves, one of those stout barons who lent aid, by pen and sword, to the Scotch Reformation. These men quickly recognized in Knox's ability and skill in giving popular instruction to his pupils the germs of an energy and popular eloquence that were destined to earn him renown. They urged him to undertake the preacher's work. Knox, distrusting his own ability, and entertaining a lofty idea of the importance of the office steadfastly declined. At length, a call to preach having been given him, in such a solemn and unexpected way as to assure him that it came from God, though he feared and trembled, he accepted the office laid upon him. On the day appointed he appeared in the pulpit, and took his text from Daniel vii, 25; "And he shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws;" a choice which reveals directly his view of the Papacy, and the confidence with which he anticipated its overthrow. It was a memorable day in Scottish history when Knox first preached in the parish church at St. Andrew's. Brave men held their breath as they listened to his bold and sweeping utterances. Such preaching had not been heard in Scotland for ages. "Others hewed the brances of the Papistry, but he struck at the root." Some rejoiced and took courage, some doubted, some hoped, some feared, many were furious, but all felt that there was a new power in the world; while a few chosen spirits recognized John Knox as the ordained champion and leader of the revolution then beginning in Scotland.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Notwithstanding the opposition Knox met with from the clergy, he every day grew bolder in the cause, until the castle of St. Andrew's surrendered to the French, in July, 1547, when he was carried with the garrison into France, and remained a prisoner on board the galleys, until the latter end of 1549. Being then set at liberty, he passed over to England, and arriving in London, was licensed and appointed preacher, first at Berwick, and afterwards at Newcastle. In 1552 he was appointed Chaplain to Edward VI, and preached before the king at Westminster, who recommended Crnmer to give him the living of All-hallows, in London, which Knox declined, not choosing to conform to the English liturgy. On the accession of Queen Mary he went to Geneva, and next to Frankfort, where he took part with the English exiles, who apposed the use of the liturgy, but the other side prevailing. Knox returned to Geneva, and soon after went to Scotland. While engaged in the ministry, he received an invitation to return to Geneva, with which he complied, and in his absence, the bishops passed sentence of death upon him for heresy, against which he drew up an energetic appeal. In 1558 he published his treatise, entitled "The First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women," chiefly aimed at the cruel government of Queen Mary, of England, and at the attempt of the Queen Regent of Scotland to rule without a parliament. In April, 1559, he would have visited England, but was prevented by the resentment felt by Elizabeth at his late treatise. He therefore proceeded directly to Scotland, where he found a persecution of the Protestants just ready to commence at Stirling.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "His appearance at Edinburgh," says Prof. S.J. Wilson, "as sudden and unexpected as the appearance of Elijah at Samaria, created among his enemies as great a panic as though it had been the invasion of a hostile army. Although under sentence of outlawry, and liable at any hour to be arrested and executed, Knox resolved to stand with his brethren at Stirling, and share their dangers and their fate; "by life, by death, or else by both, to glorify God." But from this threatened danger the Lord preserved both him and them. Amidst the throes of incipient civil war, and in verification of his own prediction while a galley slave, he returned to St. Andrew's. The archibishop peremptorily forbade his preaching in the cathedral, and threatened that in case he should dare to do so he would be shot down in the pulpit, by the soldiers. In defiance of the archibishop's threat, and in spite of the remonstrances of his friends, he yet preached.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The effects and results of Knox's preaching at this time were marvelous. In the three days at St. Andrew's--the primal See of Scotland--Popery was utterly overthrown, the Reformed worship was set up, images and pictures were torn from the churches and monasteries were demonlished. Knox's doctirne was as fatal to Popish superstition as the fire which ran along the ground, in the plague of the hail, was fatal to the vegetable gods of Egypt. Wheresoever that doctrine went, and it ran very swiftly, Popish power and Popish idolatry, with all the paraphernalia thereof, melted before it. In less than a month after his triumphal appearance at St. Andrew's, Knox's voice was ringing among the rafters of St. Giles and of the Abbey Church at Edinburgh. Chosen at once as pastor of St. Giles, he entered upon his labors in that church, which his name has made historic throughout the world, and where so often "his voice, in an hour, put more life into men than six hundred trumpets could."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† By the arrival of Queen Mary Stuart at Edinburgh (August, 1561), our Reformer was engaged in a new conflict. The young and beautiful Queen was received by her subjects with harrahs. But she brought from France a spirit steeped in the prejudices of the Romish Church, and a resolution, formed in concert with the House of Lorraine, to resote the old religion in her dominions. Knox was summoned to an interview with the Queen. She charged him, says Dr. MacCrie, "with stirring up her subjects against her, and among other things, upbraied him with sedition, by reason of his book on women's government." He vindicated himself from the charge of disloyalty. The conversation then turned on the nice point of popular resistance to civil power. Knox maintained that a ruler might be resisted, illustrating by the case of a father, who, through madness, tried to slay his children.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Now, Madame, if the children arise, join together, apprehend the father, take the sword from him, bind his hands and keep him in prison till the frenzy be over, think you, Madame, that the children do any wrong? Even so, Madame, is it with the princes that would murder the children of God that are subject unto them."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dazed by the boldness of this answer, the Queen sat some time in silent stupor, and then said, "Well, then, I perceive that my subjects shall obey you, and not me, and will do what they please, and not what I command."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "God forbid," replied the Reformer, " "That ever I take upon me to command any to obey me, or to set subjects at liberty to do whatever pleases them. But my travail is that both princes and subjects may obey God. Queens should be nursing mothers to the Church."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "But you are not the Church that I will nourish," said the Queen. "I will defend the Church of Rome, for it is, I think, the true Church of God."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Your will, Madame, is no reason, neither doth your thought make the Roman harlot to be the true and immaculate spouse of Jesus Christ."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "My conscience is not so," siad the Queen. "Conscience, Madame, requires knowledge, and I fear that right knowledge you have none."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "But I have both heard and read."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "So, Madame, did the Jews who crucified Christ. Have you heard any teach but such as the Pope and the Cardinals have allowed? You may be assured that such will speak nothing to offend their own estate."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "You interpret the Scriptures in one was, "said the Queen, evasively, "and they in another; whom shall I believe, and who shall be judge?"

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "You shall believe God," replied Knox, "who plainly speaketh in his Word, above your Majesty and the most learned Papists of all Europe." He offered to show that Papal doctrine had no foundation in God's Word.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Well," said she, "you may perchance have opportunity therefor sooner than you think."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Assuredly," said Knox, "if ever I get that in my life, I shall get it sooner than I believe, for the ignorant Papist cannot patiently reason, and the learned and crafy Papist will never come in your audience, Madame, to have the ground of his religion searched out."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† During this interview with the Queen and her attendant lords, on being questioned concerning his contumacy, Knox answered that he preached nothing but truth, and he dared not preach less. "But," answered one of the lords, "our commands must be obeyed, on pain of death; silence, or the gallows is the alternative." The spirit of Knox was roused by the dastardly insinuation that any human punishment could make him desert the banner of his Saviour, and with that fearless, indescribable courage which disdains the pomp of language or of action, he firmly replied,

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "My lords, you are mistaken if you think you can intimidate me to do by threats what conscience and God tell me I never shall do, for be it known unto you that it is a matter of no importance to me, when I have finished my work, whether my bones shall bleach in the winds of heaven or rot in the bosom of the earth." Knox having retired, one of the lords said to the Queen, "We may let him alone, for we cannot punish that man."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Knox was twice married. His first wife, who died in her twenty-seventh or twenty-eighth year, was Marjory Bowes, the daughter of Richard Bowes, a Captain of Norman Castle, and a scion of a family of distinction in Northumberland. His second marriage (1563) was to a lady considerably younger than himself, Margaret Stewart, daughter of Andrew Lord Stewart of Ochiltree.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† During his ministry at Edinburgh our Reformer lived not only a very laborious life, being much engrossed with the public affairs of the nascent Church and at the same time devoted to his work as a parish minister, to say nothing of his continual and perhaps in his position unavoidable controversies, more or less personal with the ecclesiastical and political factions of the day, whom he regarded as his own and his country's enemies; but a life not without its social and family enjoyments. He had a fair stipend of four hundred merks Scots, equal to about forty-four pounds of English money of that day, and the value of which may be computed, when it is stated that the amount was considerable higher than that of the salaries of the Judges of the Sourt of Session in Scotland, and not much lower thatn those of the English Judges of the same times. Then he had a good house, which was provided and kept in repair by the municipality; a house previously occupied by the Abbot of Dunfermline. The house is still preserved, with little change, and forms a memorial, hitherto the only memorial of the great Reformer in the scene of so many of his labors. Nor was he, with all his severity of temper, a man indisposed in those days, to exchange friendly and kindly relations with his neighbors, many of whom in ever rank were among his intimate friends, or to give way, when the occasion fitted (perhaps even sometimes when it did not fit), to mirth and humor, of which, as of othe traits of his character, whi writings furnish abundant evidence.

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†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† An interesting description of Knox's appearance, and especially of his style as a preacher in his later years, is furnished in the Diary of James Melville Melville was at the time a student in St. Andrew's and the period he refers to is the year 1571, when Knox, of rhis personal security, had, not for the first time in his life, taken refuge in that city. "Of all the benefits I had that year, was the coming of that most notable prophet and apostle of our nation, Mr. John Knox, to St. Andrew's who, by the faction of the Queen occupying the castle and town of Edinburgh, was compelled to removed therefrom, with a number of the best, and chose to come to St. Andrew's.. . . Mr. Knox would sometimes come in and repose him in our college-yards, and call us scholars unto him, and bless us, and exhort us to know God and his work in our country, and stand by the good cause; to use our time well and learn the good instructions and follow the good examble of our masters. . . He was very weak. I saw him every day of his doctrine go hulic and fear, with a furring of martriks about his neck, a staff in the one hand, and good, godly Richard Balantyne, his servant, holding up the other oxtar, from the abbey to the parish church, and by the said Richards and another servant lifted up to thepulpit, where he behoved to lean at his first entry, but as he had done with his sermon, he was so active and vigorous that he was like to ding that pulpit in blads and fly out of it."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John Knox died november 24th, 1572. He was buried in St. Giles Churchyard, Edinburgh, several lords attending the funeral services. By reason of changes which have since occurred, in the middle of the paved street in that city, the passerby now reads, upon a squre stone, this inscription:

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† J.K.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1572

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Beneath that spot over which now trundles the commerce of a great city, were once laid the remains of him who "never feared the face of man"

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Knox left many writings behing, some of them polimic, others practical, the majority suggested by occurrences in his life. His principal work was "History of the Reformation of Religion within the Realm of Scotland," etc., to the fourth edition of which are appended all his other works.

 

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†††††† He married (2) MARGARET HAMILTON, married in SCOTLAND, (daughter of JAMES HAMILTON and UNKNOWN).

 

Fifth Generation

 

11.JAMES (of BALQUHIDDER) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1520 in BALDORRAN, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††††† James sold Baldorran to the Glorat family, although Duncan Stewart's geneaology (1739) indicates that it was his father, Walter, who sold Baldorran to William Livingston of Kilsyth ca. 1524. Some researchers have suspected, without firm proof, that the son, Patrick, born of James (of Balquhidder) Stewart and the MacLaren daughter of Patrick MacLaren of Balquhidder, may have been a "handfast marriage." This wasa Celtic custom where a couple could unite for a year on a trial contract and any children being born from this contract were the responsibility of the father.

 

†††††† He married (1) MacLAREN, (daughter of PATRICK (of BALQUHIDDER) MacLAREN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 16.†††† i††††† PATRICK STEWART.

 

†††††† He married (2) STEWART DAUGHTER, married in SCOTLAND, (daughter of PATRICK (2nd of GLENBUCKY) STEWART and MARGARET (of that ILK) LECKY).

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†††††† STEWART: She was the daughter of Patrick Stewart of Glenbuckie, Perthshire.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WILLIAM STEWART, b. in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 17.†††† iii†††† ALEXANDER (1st of ARDVORLICH) (ALASTAIR) STEWART b. CIRCA 1560.

†††††† †† 18.†††† iv††† JOHN or ALEXANDER (1st of ANNAT) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES OIG STEWART, b. in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

12.PATRICK (2nd of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.[2]

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†††††† Patrick had twelve sons who came to maturity but died before his own death.

 

†††††† He married (1) MARGARET (of that ILK) LECKY, married CIRCA 1520 in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††††† MARGARET: The only evidence for her first name comes from James Stewart:

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†††††† "Firm evidence of the early Stewart interest in the Glenbuckie estate dates from an instrument of resignation of 15 October 1552, drawn up at Perth by Patrick Stewart of Glenbuckie and his wife Margaret Lekky, in favour of their son Robert Stewart and his spouse Katherine Kennedy." -- Settlements of Western Perthshire, by James Stewart, page 132.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† STEWART DAUGHTER.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM (of CAMBUSMOIR) SCHAW.

 

†††††† †† 19.†††† ii†††† STEWART DAUGHTER.

†††††† †† 20.†††† iii†††† STEWART DAUGHTER.

†††††† †† 21.†††† iv††† WALTER (of BAILLIEFOILE) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ROBERT STEWART.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Firm evidence of the early Stewart interest in the Glenbuckie estate dates from an instrument of resignation of 15 October 1552, drawn up at Perth by Patrick Stewart of Glenbuckie and his wife Margaret Lekky, in favour of their son Robert Stewart and his spouse Katherine Kennedy." -- Settlements of Western Perthshire, by James Stewart, page 132.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married KATHERINE KENNEDY.

 

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†††††† He married (2) DAUGHTER to JAMES (1st of BROICH) EDMONDSTON, married in SCOTLAND.

 

13.DUNCAN (3rd of GLENBUCKY) STEWART,[3] b. CIRCA 1530 in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††††† This marriage forged a link with the old ruling house. The new marriage alliance established itself in several holdings in the district. In Robert the First Duke of Albany, later Robert II of Scotland, they shared a common ancestor with the king.

 

†††††† He married MacLAREN (of AUCHLESKIN), (daughter of MacLAREN CHIEF of CLAN LABHRAN and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 22.†††† i††††† ALEXANDER (4th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART b. CIRCA 1553.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† DUNCAN STEWART, b. CIRCA 1550 in SCOTLAND.

 

14.ANDREW (3rd of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART.

 

†††††† He married STEWART DAUGHTER, (daughter of PATRICK (2nd of GLENBUCKY) STEWART and MARGARET (of that ILK) LECKY).

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†††††† STEWART: She was a daughter of Patrick Stewart of Glenbucky.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 23.†††† i††††† WALTER (4th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART b. CIRCA 1575.

 

15.JAMES (of BEITH) STUART, b. CIRCA 1506 in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES (LORD of DOUNE) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1530 in SCOTLAND.

 

Sixth Generation

 

16.PATRICK STEWART.

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†††††† Patrick was given the hereditary tack of Lednascriden in the Barony of Balquhidder circa 1533 and was considered to be the founder of the Stewarts of Lednascriden.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† WILLIAM STEWART.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† William Stewart is the patriarch of Branch 2 of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich according to the Factor of Athol's letter.He was also known as "William MacAlastir" which means William, son of Alexander. It is possible that he was actually the brother of James Beg Stewart, rather than his cousin.It is also possible that there may be an extra generation between Alexander Stewart of Ardvorlich and James Beg Stewart, however no other evidence would support such a claim..

 

17.ALEXANDER (1st of ARDVORLICH) (ALASTAIR) STEWART,[4] b. CIRCA 1560 in SCOTLAND.

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†††††† Alexander acquired Ardvorlich, Perthshire, Scotland around 1580. This was an estate adjoining the eastern boundary of Balquhidder. The Stewarts of Ardvorlich still reside on the original estate. Alexander Stewart acquired Advorlich as a freeholder of the Crown.He became leader of a clan which, according to Duncan Stewart in his "History of the Stewarts", numbered about three hundered people.Alexander and his descendants were known by the Gaelic patronymic Mac-Mhic-Bhaltair, "sons of the son of Walter".

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†††††† Alexander Stewart acquired Advorlich in 1580 as a freeholder of the Crown.He became leader of a clan which, according to Duncan Stewart in his "History of the Stewarts", numbered about three hundered people.Alexander and his descendants were known by the Gaelic patronymic Mac-Mhic-Bhaltair, "sons of the son of Walter".

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†††††† This is the family that was allegedly responsible for the outlawing of the Clan MacGregor, though MacGregors today dispute the common historical record.

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†††††† The story goes like this:

†††††† Alexander's brother-in-law, John Drummond, who was keeper of the Royal Forest, found a group of MacGregors poaching in the forest.As punishment he cut off their ears and sent them home humiliated.The MacGregor clan rose in defence, killing Drummond and delivering his head to the dinner table of the Ardvorlich Stewarts while Alexander was away. At the sight of her brother's severed head on her dinner table, Margaret allegedly went nuts and ran off into the woods not to be found for days.Further legend has it that she was pregnant at the time and the shock sent her into labour and she delivered James Baeg in the forest.

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†††††† In 1592 Alister Stewart of Ardvorlich led a cattle raid in Lennox with two bagpipes leading the way.Whether or not Alister is the same this Alexander (Alister is Gaelic for Alexander) is not clear.Thus it's possible that there are two successive Alexander Stewarts of Ardvorlich (father and son) and that this person is a confusion of the two.

 

†††††† He married MARGARET DRUMMOND-ERNOCH, (daughter of JOHN DRUMMOND-ERNOCH).

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†††††† MARGARET: She was the daughter of the Drummond keeper of the Royal Forest of Glenartney. Margaret was also the sister of Drummond-Enoch who was shocked by the severed head of her brother delivered to her door by the MacGregors.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 24.†††† i††††† MAJOR JAMES BAEG (2nd of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. 1589.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WILLIAM (of BALEMENOCH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1592 in ARDVORLICH, COMRIE, PERTSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 25.†††† iii†††† DUNCAN STEWART b. CIRCA 1594.

†††††† †† 26.†††† iv††† ISOBEL STEWART b. CIRCA 1596.

†††††† †† 27.†††† v†††† JANET STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JOHN STEWART, b. in ARDVORLICH, COMRIE, PERTSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 28.†††† vii††† MARGARET (of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. CIRCA 1610.

 

18.JOHN or ALEXANDER (1st of ANNAT) STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

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†††††† John was the ancestor of the Stewarts of Annat, Ballachallan, and Craigtoun, Perthshire, Scotland. He purchased Annat in 1621 from James Muschet of Burnbank. John was the progenitor of the Stewarts of Annat.

 

†††††† He married McNAB.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 29.†††† i††††† JOHN (2ND of ANNAT) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WALTER STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ANDREW STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JAMES STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ARCHIBALD STEWART.

 

19.STEWART DAUGHTER, (See marriage to number 11.)

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20.STEWART DAUGHTER, (See marriage to number 14.)

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21.WALTER (of BAILLIEFOILE) STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ROBERT STEWART.

 

22.ALEXANDER (4th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1553 in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††††† Alexander married his second cousin. He sold his right and title of Glenbucky to his next older brother, Duncan Stewart.

 

†††††† He married STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 30.†††† i††††† PATRICK (1st of LEDCREICH) STEWART b. CIRCA 1572.

†††††† †† 31.†††† ii†††† DUNCAN (5th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT (of BROICHIE) STEWART, b. in LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER SCOTLAND.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert was included in a Bond of Manrent by his father to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy in 1586.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JAMES STEWART, b. in LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER PARISH.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James was included in a Bond of Manrent by his father to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy in 1586.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JOHN (of VOIL) STEWART, b. in LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER SCOTLAND.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John was included in a Bond of Manrent by his father to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy in 1586. Duncan Stewart's genealogy (1739) records John's birth as illegitimate.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† WALTER STEWART, b. in LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER PARISH.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Walter was included in a Bond of Manrent by his father to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy in 1586. Duncan Stewart's genealogy (1739) records Walter's name as Patrick and his birth as illegitimate.MacGregor confirms he was a natural son.His birth mother is unknown.

 

23.WALTER (4th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1575 in GARTNAFUARAN, BALQHUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married ELIZABETH BUCHAN.

 

†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 32.†††† i††††† ALEXANDER (5th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART b. CIRCA 1600.

 

Seventh Generation

 

24.MAJOR JAMES BAEG (2nd of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. 1589 in BALDORRAN, CAMPSIE, STIRLINGSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††††† James Stewart was allegedly the gay lover of Lord Kilpont.Their homosexual relationship is denied by the family who describe them as just "intimate friends who shared a tent."After a dispute of some sort, James slew Lord Kilpont with his dirk and fled, abandoning his son Harry who had been mortally wounded in battle.

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†††††† The story was made legendary in Sir Walter Scott's book "A Legend Of Montrose".James had been fighting under Montrose, but could not return to Montrose's camp after slaying Kilpont, who was a friend of Montrose.So James Stewart switched sides and became a Major in the army of the Duke of Argyl.The hatred between Montrose and Argyle has been illustrated in the movie "Rob Roy".

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†††††† James resided in both Baldorran, Stirlingshire and Lochvenacher, Callendar, Perthshire.

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†††††† Ardvorlich House : 1620 - Cattle raiding between Clans was a way of life in highland Perthshire. A Macdonald of Glencoe raiding party were successfully repulsed by the Stewarts [James] of Ardvorlich House on the south side of Loch Earn. Seven Macdonalds died and are buried near the house. The site is marked by a large stone.

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†††††† James grew up to be a man of violent and erratic temper whose escapades where such that when he died, his friends were so afraid that his enemies would commit an outrage on his body that they buried it at a place known as "Coil-a Mhor" where today there is a stone which bears the inscription, "This stone marks the place of interment of Major James Stewart, afterwards removed to the family vault of Dundurn, Died about 1680." Dundurn is near St Fillans at the east end of Loch Earn.

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†††††† This James Stewart is described by in the Factor of Atholl's letter as follows:

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†††††† "1 Branch - James Beg of Baldorran parish of Campsie Stirlingshire was Predecessor of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich commonly called Slioch Toigh Nellain from a fortified island in Lochvenacher Callendar Parish where James Beg usually resided and had different skirmishes with the Campbells and came off with success. Those Campbells are said to be of the family of Breadalbane which I think is not correct as the Breadalbane Family had no branches & but little power at that time."

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†††††† Contrary to the position of the Factor of Atholl, there may be something to this claim of skirmishes with the Campbells.Present day MacGregors allege that it was these Campbells who killed James' uncle John Drummond and delivered his severed head to the dinner table at Ardvorlich, not the MacGregors as is commonly charged.

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†††††† James Baeg married secondly to Janet Buchanan, widow of Walter Buchanan,

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†††††† The murder of Drummond-Ernoch, recorded in the notes of James' mother, is shown in court records as having occured in 1589.If legend is correct then James' birth must be around this time.

 

†††††† He married KATHERINE MURRAY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 33.†††† i††††† BARBARA STEWART.

†††††† †† 34.†††† ii†††† ROBERT (3rd of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. 7 Nov 1625.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† HENRY (HARRY) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1629, d. 1 Sep 1644 in SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henry died at the Battle of Tippermuir.

†††††† †† 35.†††† iv††† JOHN DHU MHOR (of DALVEICH) STEWART b. 14 Feb 1630-31.

 

25.DUNCAN STEWART, b. CIRCA 1594 in ARDVORLICH, COMRIE, PERTSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† Duncan Stewart is the patriarch of Branches 3 & 4 of the Stewarts of Ardvoirlich according to the Factor of Atholl's letter. He is described as follows:

††††††

†††††† "III BRANCH - Duncan Brother to Major Stewart of Ardvorlich Tacksman of Auch raig Port Parish Monteith then the property of Ardvorlich. His son Alexander whose offspring are called Sliochd Alastir Oaig."

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

 

26.ISOBEL STEWART, b. CIRCA 1596 in ARDVORLICH, COMRIE, PERTSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† She married JOHN (6th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND, (son of DUNCAN (5th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART and KATHARINE Mac-GRIGOR).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† DUNCAN STEWART, b. CIRCA 1625 in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Duncan died without issue.

†††††† †† 36.†††† ii†††† ALEXANDER (7th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART b. CIRCA 1628.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JAMES STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† DONALD STEWART, b. CIRCA 1630 in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 37.†††† v†††† ISOBEL (of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

 

27.JANET STEWART, b. in ARDVORLICH, COMRIE, PERTSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† She married DUNCAN (of GLENOGLE) STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† SON STEWART.

 

28.MARGARET (of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1610 in ARDVORLICH, COMRIE, PERTSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† She married ANDREW (6th OF GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1625 in GARTNAFUERAN, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, (son of ALEXANDER (5th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART and JANET McGRIGOR).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 38.†††† i††††† WALTER (7th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART b. 1620.

 

29.JOHN (2ND of ANNAT) STEWART, b. in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married (1) JANET GRAHAM, (daughter of GESPARD (of GARTUR) GRAHAM).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ALEXANDER STEWART.

†††††† †† 39.†††† ii†††† DUNCAN STEWART.

 

†††††† He married (2) ELIZABETH (of KENLOCH) CAMPBELL.

 

30.PATRICK (1st of LEDCREICH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1572 in LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER PARISH.

††††††

†††††† According to the historical compiler, MacGregor, author of Landed Families of Strathearn, this "Patrick Stewart",..was... "styled as eldest son to his father in a Bond of Manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy in 1586. He did not succeed to the lands of Glenbucky but obtained those of Ledcreich and had issue." This also seems to be confirmed in the family notes made by his later descendant, Patrick Stewart of Ledcreich in 1763, and published in the American Historical Magazine; University Press, Volume 8; Date: 1902.

 

†††††† He married CHRISTIAN DRUMMOND, married in SCOTLAND, b. in SCOTLAND, (daughter of SIR JOHN DRUMMOND of NIGANOR and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 40.†††† i††††† WILLIAM(2nd of LEDCREICH) STEWART b. CIRCA 1600.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† DUNCAN STEWART, b. in LAIRD OF GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER SCOTLAND, d. 25 Jan 1665 in LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.[5]

 

31.DUNCAN (5th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† Duncan was the next in succession of Glenbucky following the sale of right and title to him by his oldest brother, Patrick Stewart. He was included in a Bond of Manrent by his father to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy in 1586.

 

†††††† He married (1) CAMPBELL of ARDKINGLAFS, married in SCOTLAND.

 

††††††

†††††† He married (2) KATHARINE Mac-GRIGOR, married in SCOTLAND, b. in SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† KATHARINE: Katharine was the granddaughter to Dougal Keir-Mac-Grigor, ancestor to innerlochlarg and Glengyle, said to be the last Cadet of the Laird of Mac-Grigor.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 41.†††† i††††† JOHN (6th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WALTER STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† DUNCAN STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† PATRICK STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JOHN BEG STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ALEXANDER STEWART.

 

32.ALEXANDER (5th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1600 in GARTNAFUARAN, BALQHUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† This Alexander may be the Allester Dow Stewart mentioned in the Trial of Gilderoy.

 

†††††† He married JANET McGRIGOR.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 42.†††† i††††† ANDREW (6th OF GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART b. CIRCA 1625.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WALTER STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ALEXANDER STEWART.

 

Eighth Generation

 

33.BARBARA STEWART.

 

†††††† She married JOHN McCRUDEN or McGRUDER III, (son of JOHN McCRUDEN or McGRUDER II and MARGARET DRUMMOND) d. 1666 in SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† JOHN: John was known as John McGruder of Meigor.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† BARBARA McGRUTHER, d. Aug 1669.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN MALLICE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JANET McGRUTHER.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ALEXANDER PHILP.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JOHN McGRUTHER IV.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married JEAN DRUMMOND, married Jul 1668 in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ALEXANDER McGRUTHER VII, b. CIRCA 1650 in SCOTLAND, d. Nov 1700 in SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alexander was also known as Alexander McGruther in Dalcrune.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ANNA MURRAY, married 17 Sep 1674 in COUDOUN, SCOTLAND.

 

34.ROBERT (3rd of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. 7 Nov 1625 in KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married JEAN DRUMMOND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 43.†††† i††††† JAMES (4th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. 1665.

†††††† †† 44.†††† ii†††† WILLIAM STEWART b. 1660.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† KATHERINE STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DAVID (of COMRIE) DRUMMOND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JANET STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES MUSTHET.

 

35.JOHN DHU MHOR (of DALVEICH) STEWART, b. 14 Feb 1630-31 in KILMADOCH, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† John was described as a "rude and boisterous man" according to the Factor of Atholl.He allegedly witnessed the murder of Lord Kilpont by his father and transmitted the true version" of the events through his descendants by a grandson who was reputed to have lived over 100 years.This grandson carried the "true" story to the House of Ardvoirlich around 1800.John Dhu Mohr's version of the events is retold in the preface to Sir Walter Scott's "A Legend Of Montrose".

††††††

†††††† John held the property of Dalveich, Lochearnside, Balquhidder Parish, Perthshire, Scotland.

††††††

†††††† John is the patriarch of Branch 7 of the Stewarts of Ardvorlich, according to the Factor of Atholl's letter.

††††††

†††††† John is known to have had two sons (possibly more) Charles and Murdoch.Murdoch had no children.It is suspected that John's line continued only through his son Charles, though the source of this information has since been lost.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† BARBARA STEWART, b. 6 Jan 1644-45 in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 4 Mar 1647-48 in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JONET STEWART, b. 5 Mar 1648 in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† KATRING STEWART, b. 3 Dec 1649 in SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 45.†††† v†††† CHARLES STEWART b. 15 May 1651.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† MURDOCK STEWART, b. 17 Jun 1652 in KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

36.ALEXANDER (7th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1628 in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married HELEN (of LEEKS) CAMPBELL, (daughter of HUGH (of LEEKS) CAMPBELL).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 46.†††† i††††† DUNCAN (8th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART b. CIRCA 1650.

 

37.ISOBEL (of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

 

†††††† She married WALTER (7th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART,[6] b. 1620 in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, (son of ANDREW (6th OF GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART and MARGARET (of ARDVORLICH) STEWART).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 47.†††† i††††† ALEXANDER (8th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART.

†††††† †† 48.†††† ii†††† ROBERT STEWART b. 1655.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JOHN STEWART.

 

38.WALTER (7th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART,[7] (See marriage to number 37.)

††††††

39.DUNCAN STEWART.

††††††

†††††† Duncan purchased Ballachallam.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 49.†††† i††††† GEORGE STEWART.

 

40.WILLIAM(2nd of LEDCREICH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1600 in LAIRD OF LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER PARISH, d. 31 Jul 1683 in LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.[8]

 

†††††† He married MARY MacGREGOR, married in SCOTLAND, b. in SCOTLAND, (daughter of DUNCAN MacGREGOR and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 50.†††† i††††† PATRICK (3rd of LEDCREICH) STEWART b. CIRCA 1635.

 

41.JOHN (6th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, (See marriage to number 26.)

††††††

42.ANDREW (6th OF GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART, (See marriage to number 28.)

††††††

Ninth Generation

 

43.JAMES (4th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. 1665 in KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married ELIZABETH BUCHANAN, married 1682 in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. 25 May 1651 in KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, (daughter of JOHN (22nd LORD of BUCHANAN) BUCHANAN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† A SON, b. 9 Apr 1684 in KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JAMES STEWART, b. 14 Mar 1684-85 in KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JEAN STEWART, b. 5 Jul 1691 in KINCARDINE NEAR DOUNE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ROBERT (5th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1700 in SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† It is believed that this is the Robert Stewart referred to in the Factor of Atholl's letter as follows:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "The old Branch of Ardvorlich Family (& sometime Macorriston) became extinct when the present Mr Stewart's father became heir - the last branch which you may see in Duncan Stewart's History was Robert a rude and boisterous man, he died without issue."

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Duncan Stewart's genealogy (1739) records this Robert Stewart as the present Lord of Ardvorlich.Since Robert died without issue the estate and title then passed to his nephew.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JOHN STEWART, b. 20 Jan 1710-11 in CALLANDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 51.†††† vi††† DAVID STEWART b. CIRCA 1705.

†††††† †† 52.†††† vii††† ALEXANDER STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† WILLIAM STEWART.

 

44.WILLIAM STEWART, b. 1660 in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 53.†††† i††††† ROBERT (6th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. 1717.

 

45.CHARLES STEWART, b. 15 May 1651 in KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married KATHRIN WRIGHT.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JANET STEWART, b. 11 Aug 1677 in SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 54.†††† ii†††† JOHN STEWART b. 15 Aug 1679.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. 1682 in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† DUNCAN STEWART, b. 1688 in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 1700 in SCOTLAND.

 

46.DUNCAN (8th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1650 in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married JEAN (of DUCHRAY) GRAHAM, (daughter of JOHN (of DUCHRAY) GRAHAM).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 55.†††† i††††† JOHN (9th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WALTER STEWART, b. in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Walter attained the rank of Lieutenant in the army and had issue.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alexander became a Tacksman in Tomnasai and had issue.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† PATRICK STEWART, b. in GLENBUCKY, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Patrick had issue who settled in London.

 

47.ALEXANDER (8th of GARTNAFUERAN) STEWART, d. 1728 in DUNDERN, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married MARGARET CAMPBELL, (daughter of COLIN CAMPBELL).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married JANET CAMPBELL, (daughter of ALEXANDER CAMPBELL).

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WALTER STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JEAN STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ALEXANDER STEWART, (son of DUNCAN (of DUART) STEWART) d. 1707 in GLENFINGLAS, PERTHSHIRE SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ALEXANDER: Alexander was an eighth part tacksman of Glenfinglas.

 

48.ROBERT STEWART,[9] b. 1655 in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 1714 in EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† Robert fought as a Covenanter at the battle of Bouthwell Bridge in 1679 against the troops of Charles II, in which the Covenanters were defeated. He later fled to Ireland. Family legend tells that Robert crossed the Northern Channel in an open boat and took refuge in Londonderry, Ireland, where he had relatives. He was soon joined by his family. His estate in Scotland was forfeited. Although he died in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1715, his widow, Jeanette Forsythe, was said to have died in Colrain, Massachusettes, in America after emigrating there with her son, John Stewart and his family.

 

†††††† He married JEANETTE FORSYTHE, married 1679-80 in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1657, (daughter of JOHN FORSYTHE and CATHERINE MORISONE) d. 1752-55 in AMERICA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 56.†††† i††††† JOHN STEWART b. 1682.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. 1684 in EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert emigrated to America in 1718.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JULIANA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1685.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† SAMUEL STEWART, b. CIRCA 1686.

 

49.GEORGE STEWART.[10]

 

†††††† He married MARY HUME, (daughter of HARRY (of ARGATY) HUME).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 57.†††† i††††† DAVID (of BALLACHALLAM) STEWART.

†††††† †† 58.†††† ii†††† GEORGE (STEWART) STEUART.

 

50.PATRICK (3rd of LEDCREICH) STEWART,[11] b. CIRCA 1635 in LAIRD OF LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER PARISH.

††††††

†††††† Patrick served as a general in the English army of Charles I, Charles II, and James II. He fought in 25 battles, besides skirmishes, and suffered much financially because of his loyalty to the royal families. He was also of Stronslane, Perthshire, Scotland.

††††††

†††††† In the Commissariot Record of Dunblain-Register of Testaments 1539-1800 (SRO), there are three wills recorded for Ledcreich. These are:(1) Duncan Stewart; 25 Jan 1665 and 6 Jan 1666; (2) Margaret Buchanan and Patrick Stewart her husband; 22 Aug 1682; (3) William Stewart 31 Jul 1683.

 

†††††† He married MARGARET BUCHANAN, married in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. in SCOTLAND, (daughter of ROBERT (of DRUMLAIN) BUCHANAN and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 59.†††† i††††† ALEXANDER (of LEDCREICH) STEWART b. CIRCA 1676.

 

Tenth Generation

 

51.DAVID STEWART, b. CIRCA 1705 in PERTSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† Evidence of this David comes only from the Factor of Atholl's letter as follows:

††††††

†††††† "The old Branch of Ardvorlich Family (& sometime Macorriston) became extinct when the present Mr Stewart's father became heir - the last branch which you may see in Duncan Stewart's History was Robert a rude and boisterous man, he died without issue. Next David his brother was Tenant in Glenfinglas (and sometimes in Macorriston) was Forrester to the Earl of Murray he was married to a daughter of Steward of Balled widow of Campbell of Lochdochard by whom he had one son - he was a promising youth he was slain at the unfortunate battle of Culloden."

†††††† .

 

†††††† He married STEWART, (daughter of BALLED STEWART).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† SON STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† From the Factor of Atholl's letter:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "Next David his brother was Tenant in Glenfinglas (and sometimes in Macorriston) was Forrester to the Earl of Murray he was married to a daughter of Steward of Balled widow of Campbell of Lochdochard by whom he had one son - he was a promising youth he was slain at the unfortunate battle of Culloden."

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† .

 

52.ALEXANDER STEWART.

††††††

†††††† Evidence of this Alexander Stewart comes only from the Factor of Atholl's letter, as follows:

††††††

†††††† "[David's] brother Alexander married Stewart the heiress of Craigtown of the family of Annat, Craigton is in Down parish now Earl of Murray's Estate by the Heiress he had one son and some daughters. The son was a Lunatic but had the income of the estate during his life, his sisters claimed the estate but were rejected."

††††††

†††††† .

 

†††††† He married STEWART, (daughter of STEWART of CRAIGTOWN).

††††††

†††††† STEWART: She was a descendant of the Stewarts of Annat.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† SON STEWART, b. CIRCA 1725 in PERTSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† This son was described by the Factor of Atholl as "a Lunatic but had the income of the estate during his life."

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† DAUGHTER STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† DAUGHTER STEWART.

 

53.ROBERT (6th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. 1717 in SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† It is believe that this is the Robert referred to by the Factor of Atholl as follows:

††††††

†††††† "2 Branch Robert Stewart Taxman of Balmenoch father to the present Mr Stewart when he was born there was thirteen between him and the estate. It was with some difficulty he got the estate at all as he was not an active man himself. This family were called the House of Balmenoch of which farm they had a wadset or Feu of which they were dispossessed in an unlawful way by Robert of the first branch a rude and unruly man. The first of this Branch was one William an Uncle's son to Major Stewart he was called William MacAlastir, the major mentioned above was the bloody M James Stewart who killed Lord Kilpont Ardvorlich is on the South Side of Lochearn parish of Comrie County of Perth."

 

†††††† He married MARGARET STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JEAN STEWART, b. 8 May 1748 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARGARET STEWART, b. May 1750 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† CATHARINE STEWART, b. Jul 1751 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 60.†††† iv††† WILLIAM (7th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART b. Jun 1754.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JEAN STEWART, b. Apr 1755 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JOHN STEWART, b. Jan 1756 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† JAMES STEWART, b. Sep 1758 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

54.JOHN STEWART, b. 15 Aug 1679 in KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† This John Stewart represents the best guess of trying to plot a line between the two provable points of John Dhu Mohr Stewart (b: Feb 14, 1630/31) of Dalveich, Lochearnside and Robert Stewart (b: Abt. Nov 1775) of St. Fillans, Lochearnside.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 61.†††† i††††† ROBERT STEUART b. CIRCA 1729.

 

55.JOHN (9th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. in BALQUHIDDER, PERTSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† John succeeded his father and had a Crown Charter of Confirmation for the lands of Glenbucky on 27 September, 1706. He married circa 1688.

 

†††††† He married JANET STEWART, (daughter of JOHN (of ARDSHEIL) STEWART).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 62.†††† i††††† ALEXANDER (10th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

†††††† †† 63.†††† ii†††† DUNCAN STEWART.

†††††† †† 64.†††† iii†††† DONALD STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JEAN STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ROBERT MacGREGOR, (son of GREGOR (of GLENGYLE) MacGREGOR).

 

56.JOHN STEWART, b. 1682 in EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, d. 6 Apr 1741 in DERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE, buried: 1741 in DERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

††††††

†††††† John settled in Ulster, Ireland and later emigrated with his family and his mother and her family to America from in 1718. They landed at Boston on October 14, 1718. He was one of 16 settlers of Londonderry, New Hampshire and a proprietor and prominent member in this new Scotch-Irish settlement. He was a carpenter by trade. His will was dated April 3, 1741.

 

†††††† He married (1) ELIZABETH CLARK.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 65.†††† i††††† CHARLES STEWART b. 1705.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ROBERT STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married LYDIA BLAIR, married 1735 in ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTES.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JAMES STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JOHN STEWART, b. 1711 in ULSTER, IRELAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married REBECCA (COSTA) PATTEN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARY STEWART, b. 1716 in ULSTER, IRELAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married UNKNOWN, married 7 Nov 1738.

 

†††††† †† 66.†††† vi††† SAMUEL STEWART b. 1718.

 

†††††† He married (2) ELIZABETH FORSYTHE, d. in COLRAIN, MASSACHUSETTES.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 67.†††† vii††† JOSEPH STEWART b. 6 Jan 1721.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† MARGARET STEWART.

 

††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† She married WILLIAM AIKEN.

 

57.DAVID (of BALLACHALLAM) STEWART.

††††††

†††††† David Home Stewart was probably the eldest son and inherited the farm of Ballachallan.According to Alexander Stewart of Ardvorlich, he commanded at one time the garrison of Doune castle in the Prince's interest during the Jacobite rebellion.According to the current proprietor, the farmhouse at Ballachallan was built about 1740, therefore likely by David.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 68.†††† i††††† DONALD STEWART b. CIRCA 1700.

 

58.GEORGE (STEWART) STEUART, occupation SURGEON.

††††††

†††††† George emigrated to Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. George Stewart changed the spelling of his name; in which change all his descendants have acquiesced. Many others of the family did the same, in compliment, as is supposed, to the unfortunate Queen Mary, who, while living at the Court of France, substituted the letter u for w in her surname. Dr. Steuart purchased the estate of Dodon, which still remains in the family, from Nicholas Carroll in 1725.

 

†††††† He married ANN DIGGS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† GEORGE HUME STEUART, b. 1747, d. 1800 in SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† SUSANNA STEUART, b. 1749, d. 24 Oct 1774.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES TILGHMAN, occupation JUDGE.

 

†††††† †† 69.†††† iii†††† JAMES STEUART b. 1755.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ANN STEUART, b. 1757, d. 1767.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARY STEUART, b. 1759, d. 1776.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JEAN STEUART, b. 1761, d. 1778.

 

59.ALEXANDER (of LEDCREICH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1676 in LAIRD OF LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER PARISH, d. in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† Alexander was the only son of General Patrick Stewart of Ledcreich, an officer in the armies of Kings Charles I, Charles II, and James II. Alexander married a daughter of the Glenagle household, Catherine Stewart, daughter of Alexander Stewart who was the son of Duncan Stewart of Glenagle. Alexander lived in the South East district of Perthshire, Scotland and was considered a member of the Highlander clans.

 

†††††† He married KATHARINE STEWART, (daughter of ALEXANDER STEWART and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 70.†††† i††††† PATRICK STEWART b. 7 Feb 1697.

†††††† †† 71.†††† ii†††† WILLIAM STEWART b. CIRCA 1700.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. in LEDCREICH,BALQUHIDDER, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 11 Sep 1707 in LEDCREICH, BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

Eleventh Generation

 

60.WILLIAM (7th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. Jun 1754 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††

†††††† It is believed that this is William is the one referred to by the Factor of Atholl as "the present Mister Stewart".

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ROBERT (8th of ARDVORLICH) STEWART, b. CIRCA 1780 in SCOTLAND.

††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† This Robert Stewart's birth is recorded by the Factor of Atholl's letter, as follows:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "William Stewart Esqur the presant proprietor four sons 1 Robert 2 John 3 Willm 4 Anthony."

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JOHN STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Evidence for this John Stewart comes only from the Factor of Atholl's letter, as follows:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "William Stewart Esqur the presant proprietor four sons 1 Robert 2 John 3 Willm 4 Anthony."

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† .

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† WILLIAM STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Evidence for this William Stewart comes only from the Factor of Atholl's letter, as follows:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "William Stewart Esqur the presant proprietor four sons 1 Robert 2 John 3 Willm 4 Anthony."

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ANTHONY STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Evidence for this Anthony Stewart comes only from the Factor of Atholl's letter, as follows:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "William Stewart Esqur the presant proprietor four sons 1 Robert 2 John 3 Willm 4 Anthony."

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† .

 

61.ROBERT STEUART, b. CIRCA 1729 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married JANET DRUMMOND, (daughter of ALEXANDER DRUMMOND and ANNA MILLER).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† BEATRIX STEWART, b. 9 Apr 1746 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 72.†††† ii†††† JOHN STEWART b. 14 Aug 1747.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 3 Apr 1750 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JEAN STEWART, b. 6 Apr 1751-52 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† HELEN STEWART, b. 31 Apr 1754 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† DUNCAN STEWART, b. 9 Sep 1756 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† JANNET STEWART, b. 10 Aug 1758 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

62.ALEXANDER (10th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

††††††

†††††† According to MacGregor, author of "Landed Families of Strathearn," Alexander "succeeded his father and had a Crown Charter of Confirmation for the lands of Easter Innernenty on 12 February, 1727. He married at Balquhidder on 26 February, 1715, to Janet Drummond. He is said to have either committed suicide or to have been murdered by James Mor MacGregor upon the outbreak of the Jacobite rising of 1745 and had issue."

 

†††††† He married JANET DRUMMOND, married 12 Feb 1727 in BALQUHIDDER. PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† DUNCAN (11th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART, b. 5 Dec 1724 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Duncan succeeded his father and is said by Captain James Stewart to have "died of the consumption" leaving no issue.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JOHN STEWART, b. 24 Dec 1725.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John died young.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ALEXANDER (12th of GLENBUCKY) STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alexander succeeded his brother and sold the lands of Glenbucky to his brother-in-law, John Stewart of Benmore. He is stated to have died of consumption.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† DAVID STEWART, b. 22 Feb 1727 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JANET STEWART, b. 16 Jun 1728 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† WALTER STEWART, b. 14 May 1729 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† MARY STEWART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN (of BENMORE) STEWART.

 

63.DUNCAN STEWART.

 

†††††† He married GRISSELL DRUMMOND, (daughter of JOHN (of COLQUHALZIE) DRUMMOND).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John was baptised at Callander on 27 April 1731.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Alexander was baptised at Callander on 18 June 1732.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JANET STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Janet was baptised at Callander on 18 April 1734.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† KATHERINE STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Katherine was baptised at Callander on 2 December 1735.

 

64.DONALD STEWART.

††††††

†††††† Donald was apprenticed to James Tod, Merchant in Edinburgh, on 7 January 1730.

 

†††††† He married JEAN ERSKINE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 8 Jan 1739 in EDINBURGH, SCOLTAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† DANIEL STEWART, b. 2 Jun 1746 in EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JANET STEWART.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Janet was born on 6 April 1740 and baptised at Callander on 9 April 1740.

 

65.CHARLES STEWART, b. 1705 in IRELAND.

††††††

†††††† Charles bought two lots in Colrain, Massachusettes on February 27, 1748, from Samuel Rankin of Londonderry, New Hampshire. Charles then sold his homestead in Londonderry on August 26, 1784, to his brother, John Stewart. Charles moved to Colrain that same year. On June 19, 1749, he boughta house and lot from Joseph Rankin of Pelham, Massachusettes. Charles was one of a Committee to manage the affairs of the town in 1759. He was also surveyor and hog constable. He was a soldier in the French and Indian War. Charles' will was executed on April 1, 1776 and was probated on May 6, 1777.

 

†††††† He married (1) MARY AYERS, married 15 Nov 1727 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE, (daughter of SAMUEL AYERS).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 11 Jan 1729 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN CLARK.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARY STEWART, b. 5 May 1730 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ABRAHAM PECK, married 21 Dec 1754 in MASSACHUSETTES, (son of SIMON PECK).

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARGARET STEWART, b. 4 Apr 1731 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Margaret and John Kately had two children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) JOHN KATELY.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) JOHN ANDERSON.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† JOHN: Margaret and John Anderson had 10 children.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (3) JAMES STEWART.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† WILLIAM STEWART, b. 12 Feb 1733 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ELIABETH CLARK, (daughter of MATTHEW CLARK).

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JOHN STEWART, b. 1735 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ANN McCLELLAN, (daughter of MICHAEL McCLELLAN).

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JENNET STEWART, b. 1737 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOSEPH BELL, married July 1765, b. in HALIFAX, VERMONT.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† SAMUEL STEWART, b. 1739 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† REBECCA STEWART, b. 1742 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

 

††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† She married JOHN STEWART.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† LYDIA STEWART, b. 1747 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOSEPH McCOWAN, married 23 Feb 1775 in LONDONDERRY, NEW HAMPSHIRE.

 

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†††††† He married (2) JENETT LINDSAY, married 24 Apr 1759 in PELHAM, MASSACHUSETTES.

 

66.SAMUEL STEWART, b. 1718 in ULSTER, IRELAND.

 

†††††† He married ALICE ATCHISON.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 73.†††† i††††† JOHN STEWART b. 1745.

 

67.JOSEPH STEWART, b. 6 Jan 1721 in AMERICA.

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†††††† The following letter was written by Joseph Stewart to his son, John Stewart. He lived to be over 100 years old, dying February 22, 1821 in White Creek, Washington County, New York.

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†††††† "White Creek, August 28, 1818.

†††††† I have received your letter and I am sorry to hear of your sickness. By all accounts of our descent, we are of the royal house of the Stewarts. My father was John the eldest son of Robert my Grandfather, who was obliged to fly to Ireland when they were newly married. My Granny was sent to Edinburgh and he was born there. As far as I can learn they belong to the House of White Rose and not altogether separated from the House of Black Hall. My Grandfather's family's names was John and Robert and their sister's name was Juleyan, Samuel, the youngest. My Grandfather had a good estate in Scotland when he fled from it. King William would do nothing about it, neither would Queene Anne, but when King George came to the crown their Uncle Samuel Stewart, by the help of the Duke of Argyle, recovered it. That must be the estate you mention. I was informed that Uncle Samuel died without issue, left no heirs. The way that I came to know of our descent was by old Father James Stewart of Colrain. You may remember young James,who married at last Margaret Anderson, your cousin. That descent was from White Rose, for he himself belonged to Black Hall. He had a catalogue of the house of Stewarts for many hundred years, but son Alx carried it away with him to Pennsylvania. I did not know all this until after my father's death. This I knew they belonged to the Rose party, by reason of the high esteem they had for Charles the 1st who had many good properties.

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†††††† My father's eldest son Charles who is your uncle, and Father and your grand Uncle Robert would never own the last pretender or any of that race by reason of his spurious birth. No man dare assail the name of Stewart that was if he would not forfeit his life. It gives you the reach, James the 1st had two sons James and Robert, James the 3rd had two sons James and Robert. This is the whole I can give you at present. I am afraid you can't read for since I got that fall at your house I could never hold a pen to write straight. I would be you would acquaint me of your proceedings therefore I rest.

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†††††† To John Stewart†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Your Father

†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Joseph Stewart"

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†††††† The following letter was addressed to a person, name unknown, who evidently had written Joseph Stewart a letter of inquirey. The letter seems to have been left unfinished and was never sent. It is now a highly prized relic in the possession of Joseph's descendants.

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†††††† "White Creek, March 15, 1819.

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†††††† Dear Sir,

†††††† I received your of the 16th February last, informing me that the heirs of Elizabeth Forsyth that she married a Stewart. My Father's name was John Stewart, the eldest son of Robert Stewart. My mother's name was Elizabeth Forsyth. My grandmother's name was Forsyth, her Christian name forgot. My great-granfather's name was, as I believe, Walter. My grandfather's name by my mother's side was either William or James, which I cannot tell."

 

†††††† He married MARGARET.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN STEWART.

 

68.DONALD STEWART, b. CIRCA 1700 in BALLACHALLAN, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. CIRCA 1770 in HYTHIE, BUCHAN, SCOTLAND.

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†††††† Donald Stewart was an illegitimate son of David Home Stewart of Ballachallan, according to information obtained from Alexander Stewart of Ardvorlich.He likely grew up around Ballachallan.His father was apparently the Governor of Doune Castle for the Stuart cause during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.The Stewart of Appin Regiment, some 300 strong, garrisoned the castle and then marched off to Culloden where many died.It is thought that Donald accompanied this regiment to Culloden which is why the family tradition assumed we were Stewart of Appin branch.He escaped the slaughter of Culloden and its aftermath.He settled at Hythie and was buried at Fetterangus, Buchan.

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†††††† Robert Stewart Clark of Guelph had an "In Memoriam" card as follows:

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†††††† "In affectionate memory of John Stewart, son of Alexander Stewart of Aberdour, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, great-grandson of Donald Stuart (sic) of Ballochallan, Perthshire, Governor of Doune Castle for Prince Charles Edward 1745...."

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†††††† There may have been some confusion due to a reference in Sir Walter Scott's novel "Waverley", where he talks about Donald Stewart of Balloch as the Governor of Doune Castle.Sir Walter Scott stayed at Ballachallan where he wrote part of one of his novels, possibly Waverley.The current farmhouse was built in 1740 according to the current owner.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 74.†††† i††††† WILLIAM STEWART.

 

69.JAMES STEUART, b. 1755, occupation PHYSICIAN, d. 1845.

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†††††† James was taken by his father to Scotland, at the early age of 8 years, and did not return until he had completed his professional education at Edinburgh. He practiced his profession for several years in Annapolis, with success and reputation, residing in the house in which he was born, the celebrated mansion which was built by his father in 1750, widely known in after years as "Mrs. Green's Boarding House," until it was removed to give place for the present Executive Mansion. He removed to Baltimore in 1794, and immediately enjoyed the fruit of his deserved reputation, a lucrative practice. In 1805 he retired from practice and devoted himself to the cultivation and improvement of his estate, Sparrow's Point, a part of which is now known as Holly Grove; where he passed much of his life, preferring the quiet of nature to the gay and bustling scenes of a city.

 

†††††† He married REBECCA SPRIGG, married 1787 in STAWBERRY HILL, ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MARYLAND, (daughter of RICHARD SPRIGG and MARGARET CAILE).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† GEORGE HUME STEUART, JR, b. 1790, d. 1867.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARGARET STEUART, b. 1795, d. 1832.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† SOPHIA STEUART, b. 1796.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† RICHARD SPRIGG STEUART, b. 1797.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES STEUART, JR, b. 1799, d. 1804.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† HENRIETTA STEUART, b. 1801.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† ELIZABETH STEUART, b. 1802.

 

70.PATRICK STEWART,[12],[13],[14],[15] b. 7 Feb 1697 in LAIRD OF LEDCREICH, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, occupation FARMER,[16] d. 1 May 1772 in BLADEN CO., NORTH CAROLINA, buried: 1772 in ST DAVID'S PARISH, CHERAW, SOUTH CAROLINA.[17]

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†††††† Patrick Stewart and his wife Elizabeth Menzies came to America from Ledcreich in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland with six Argyllshire gentlemen and about 300 Highlanders from Scotland to Cape Fear in North Carolina, in 1739. (Note: the term "gentlemen" as used then denoted those entitled to bear arms). The group called itself the Argyll Colony because Argyll was the shire in western Scotland from which they sailed. They were the vanguard of what began as a trickle and grew into a flood of Highland emigrants to what was then Bladen County, North Carolina, later to be divided into Cumberland, Moore, Robeson, Harnett and Hoke Counties. The colony sailed from Scotland in June 1739. On 6 June, the customs office of Campbeltown, Argyll, cleared the "Thistle" (ship) of passengers for "Cape Fear in America." From Cambeltown, she sailed to Gigha to take on additional passengers and join the "Charming Molly" (ship), cleared at Belfast also to carry part of the colony.

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†††††† They arrived in North Carolina in September and probably spent most of their first winter in or near Newton (soon to be renamed Wilmington) because they had not yet decided on a specific location for settlement. Earlier settlers, mostly from Pennsylvania and Jersey, had already taken up most of the river frontage along the Cape Fear as far up as the mouth of Lower Little River, some twenty miles above Cross Creek. For that reason the Argyll Colonists had to go farther upriver to find available river frontage, the preferred location because, in the absence of roads at the time, the river was the most convenient highway. On 4 and 5 June 1740, some twenty-five men with Highland names were issued patents for a total of 14,000 acres in parcels of varying sizes on both sides of the river as far up as The Forks, the confluence of the Haw and Deep Rivers which form the Cape Fear, about fifty miies above Cross Creek.

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†††††† In 1740 Patrick Stewart received land grants for 320 acres in Bladen Co., N. Carolina. In 1756 he was granted land on Harnett's Branch, and in 1763 at Brown's Marsh, all in Bladen County. After the Stuarts failed to re-establish themselves on the throne of England and Scotland in 1746,Patrick is said to have decided to never return to Scotland and sold his estatein Ledcriech to his brother, Robert. On January 18, 1763, he and his son, Charles, wrote down his genealogy. Patrick and his wife Elizabeth later moved following his daughter, Catherine and her husband William Little, to South Carolina at the Cheraws where he died 1772.

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†††††† The will of Patrick Stewart of St Davidís Parish in the Cheraws District of North Carolina, dated 8-May-1772, divided his property among his wife, Elizabeth, son James, daughters Catherine Little and Margaret Caraway, and his grandson Charles Stewart Caraway. The executors were Catherine Little (who in 1774 married John Speed) and Alexander Gordon.

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†††††† The old written record of the Stewart ancestors which was dictated by Patrick Stewart, former Laird of Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Scotland, on January 18, 1763, and recorded by Patrick's son, Charles, was in thepossession of Patrick's granddaughter, Ann Gist (Ann was the daughter of Patrick's son, James) at the time of her death. Her surviving husband, Gist, sent this original record to Dr Morgan Brown who was married to Patrick Stewart's granddaughter, Elizabeth Little (daughter of Catherine Stewart). It has survived these many years in the Brown family bible and was pubished in the American Historical Magazine; University Press, Volume 8; Date: 1902.

 

†††††† He married (1) JEAN STEWART,[18] married 1718 in KIRKTOWN OF BALQUIHIDDER, SCOTLAND, b. in KIRKTOWN OF BALLQUHIDDER, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARY STEWART, b. 8 Jan 1719 in KIRKTOWN OF BALLQUHIDDER, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† KATHERINE STEWART, b. 1 Dec 1720 in KIRKTOWN OF BALLQUHIDDER, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married (2) KATHRINE STUART,[19] married 23 Nov 1728 in BALQUHIDDER PARISH, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. in BALQUIDDER PARISH, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 75.†††† iii†††† JANET STEWART.

 

†††††† He married (3) ELIZABETH MENZIES, married 13 Oct 1733 in BALQUHIDEER, PERTH, SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1715 in PARISH OF DULL, SCOTLAND, (daughter of DR. DUNCAN MENZIES and MARGARET MENZIES) d. 1772 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 76.†††† iv††† MARGRATE STEWART b. 3 Nov 1734.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† WILLIAM STEWART, b. 21 Dec 1738 in PERTH, SCOTLAND, d. CIRCA 1739 in PERTH, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ALEXANDER STEWART.

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†††††† ††††††††††††††††††††† Alexander died at birth.

†††††† †† 77.†††† vii††† CATHERINE STEWART b. CIRCA 1739.

†††††† †† 78.†††† viii†† JAMES STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† CHARLESSTEWART, b. in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1765 in WILLMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Charles was the youngest and favorite son of Patrick Stewart and Elizabeth Menzies. He died young and single at Wilmington, North Carolina in 1765. He is the family member who transcribed Patrick Stewart's family genealogy in 1763.

†††††† †† 79.†††† x†††† ELIZABETH STEWART b. 1744.

 

71.WILLIAM STEWART, b. CIRCA 1700 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, occupation FARMER,[20] d. 2 Aug 1778 in RALEIGH, WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, buried: 1778 in SOUTH RIVER CHURCH, BLADEN CO., NC.

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†††††† William immigrated with his brother Patrick from Perthshire, Scotland as a widower with several children to North Carolina in 1739. He settled in Bladen County, North Carolina on the Cape Fear River. William later located near Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina with his second wife, the widow Jannett McDougal Williamson.

 

†††††† He married (1) UNKNOWN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† HUGH STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ROBERT STEWART.

 

†††††† He married (2) CATHERINE COLVIN, married in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1693 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. CIRCA 1755 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, buried: CIRCA 1755 in STEWART CEMETERY; BLADEN CO., NC.

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†††††† CATHERINE: The Old Stewart Cemetery is located between North Carolina Highway 210 and the South River near the intersection with U.S. Highway 701. The cemetery site consisted of a low brick rubble wall which was originally a triangular shape. On May 3, 1995 the site was inspected by Mark Wilde-Ramsing and Catherine Sloan and was found to be in poor repair but with evidence of the

†††††† original wall. No grave stones were apparent.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 80.†††† iii†††† PATRICK STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARGARET STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Margaret lived a very unhappy life with Spiller for several years. They were seperated following the return of Spiller's first wife and family from Ireland. Margaret died not long afterwards without having had any children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married SPILLER, occupation ATTORNEY.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† SPILLER: Spiller was an attorney from Ireland and came to America from Ireland leaving a wife and two or three children. He married Margaret Stewart here in American and did not tell her of his first marriage.

 

 

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†††††† He married (3) JANNETT McDOUGAL,[21] married 1760 in BLADEN COUNTY, N. CAROLINA, d. 1793 in BLADEN CO., NORTH CAROLINA, buried: 1793 in SOUTH RIVER CHURCH, BLADEN CO., NC.

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†††††† JANNETT: Janet was a widower. Her first husband was Daniel Williamson.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† CATHERINE STEWART, b. 1761 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DWANGHER.

 

†††††† †† 81.†††† vi††† CHARLES STEWART b. 16 Jan 1761.

†††††† †† 82.†††† vii††† DUNCAN STEWART b. 1763.

†††††† †† 83.†††† viii†† JAMES STEWART b. 1763.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† JANNETT STEWART, b. 1765 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jane married her cousin John Stewart.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CAPTAIN JOHN (JOCK) STEWART, b. in SCOTLAND, occupation HALF-PAY BRITISH OFFICER.

 

†††††† †† 84.†††† x†††† ANN STEWART b. 1767.

†††††† †† 85.†††† xi††† ELIZABETH STEWART b. 1769.

†††††† †† 86.†††† xii††† ELEANOR HELEN NELLIE STEWART b. 4 Mar 1771.

 

Twelfth Generation

 

72.JOHN STEWART, b. 14 Aug 1747 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††††† Careful reading of the Factor of Atholl's letter (see notes on Robert Stewart, son of this John Stewart) indicates that Robert Stewart had a brother* named Alexander in Balquhidder.The family of this John Stewart represents the only possible family in Balquhidder who had both a son Robert and a son Alexander of the right age.This John Stewart is not provable, but is most probably correct.What is provable is that, according to the letter, Robert and Alexander were both great-great-great grandchildren of John Dhu Mohr Stewart of Dalveich.

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†††††† * The reference is not precise.It's possible Alexander was a cousin, but I believe the Factor was referring to a brother.

 

†††††† He married CATHERINE STEWART, married in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1747 in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARGARET STEWART, b. CIRCA Feb 1766 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† CATHERINE STEWART, b. CIRCA Aug 1771 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JANET STEWART, b. CIRCA Oct 1773 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 87.†††† iv††† ROBERT STEWART b. CIRCA Nov 1775.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARGARET STEWART, b. 1781.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† PETER STEWART, b. 1775.

 

73.JOHN STEWART, b. 1745 in MASSACHUSETTES, d. 1821.

 

†††††† He married HULDAH HUBBELL.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 88.†††† i††††† IRA STEWART b. 1779.

 

74.WILLIAM STEWART.

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†††††† Not much is known about William.He also was likely born in and spent most of his life in Buchan.Since at least one of his children, Alexander, was born in Aberdour (now called New Aberdour, near Aberdour Bay on the coast, half way between Fraserburgh and Banff), it is possible that he lived there for at least part of his life.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. in ABERDOUR, ABERDEENSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 1839 in PETERHEAD, BUCHAN, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JOHN STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARGARET STEWART.

 

75.JANET STEWART, b. in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† She married JOHN McLEAN, married 16 Mar 1754 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES McLEAN, b. 23 Feb 1756 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† PATRICK McLEAN, b. 2 Nov 1757 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† DUNCAN McLEAN, b. 12 Jun 1763 in BLAIR ATHOLL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† DONALD McLEAN, b. 11 Feb 1765 in BLAIR ATHOLL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† †† 89.†††† v†††† ALEXANDER McLEAN b. 22 Jul 1767.

 

76.MARGRATE STEWART, b. 3 Nov 1734 in BALQUIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† She married (1) THOMAS STEWART, married in CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, b. CIRCA 1730 in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, (son of DUGALD STEWART and UNKNOWN) d. CIRCA 1763 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††† THOMAS: Thomas was a planter of Cumberland County. In April 13, 1756, records indicated that he deeded to John Rea 200 acres of land which was part of a tract of 640 acres on the northwest branch of Cape Fear river which was granted by the king's patent April 13, 1740, to Dugald Stewart.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. CIRCA 1760 in CAPE FEAR RIVER, CUMBERLAND CO., NC, d. 1812 in CAPE FEAR RIVER, CUMBERLAND CO., NC, buried: 1812 in CUMBERLAND CO., NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† In the "Abstracts of Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarterly Sessions of Cumberland County; October 1755-January 1779; Volume I (William Fields, Editor), the following was found:

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "February 1762 Term: Justices Present at this Term: Alexander McAlister, John Stewart, Ferquhard Campbell and Hector McNeill. February 16, 1762: John Carraway appointed guardian of Elizabeth Stewart, orphan daughter of Thomas Stewart, security: 300 pounds."

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† "April 1774 Term: Justices Present at this Term: Thomas Mathews (Mathus), Alexander McDonald (McDonold), Wm Seal, Farqd Campbell, Robert Cochran, Robert Rowan, George Myline (Milne), Willm. Sprowel (Sprowl), David Smith, Duncan McNeill, James Hepbern, Robt. Cobb and Richard Lyon. April 29, 1774: Miss Elizabeth Stewart chose Farqd. Campbell, Esq., and Mr. Alexr. Gregory as her guardians; bond 200 pounds."

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth died an old maid on her plantation on the Cape Fear river in Cumberland County, North Carolina. She willed 800 acres of her land to her cousins Robert Stewart, Hector Stewart and Dugald Stewart. She gave some slaves to her nieces, Eliza and Janet Caraway, daughters of James Caraway and Margaret Stewart, eldest daughter of Patrick Stewart and Elizabeth Menzies.

 

†††††† She married (2) JOHN CARRAWAY, married in CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 90.†††† ii†††† JAMES CARRAWAY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† CHARLES STEWART CARRAWAY.

†††††† †† 91.†††† iv††† THOMAS CARRAWAY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ROBERT CARRAWAY, b. in CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ELIZABETH CARRAWAY, b. in CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† JANET CARRAWAY, b. in CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

77.CATHERINE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1739 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. CIRCA 1789 in RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA, buried: in RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††† Catherine was the first child of Patrick Stewart & Elizabeth Menzies to be born in America. She first married William Little of Edenton, N. Carolina in 1764. They had one daughter, Elizabeth Little, who married Morgan Brown in 1784. Catherine's second marriage in 1774 was to John Speed of Anson County (later in 1779, this part of Anson County wasnamed Richmond County east of the Pee Dee River), North Carolina. From early records of St Davidís Parish in Cheraw, SC, which is just twenty miles south of Rockingham, Richmond County, NC, John Speed is listed in 1778 as a vestryman of the parish. This marriage produced the next direct Speed descendants, James Stuart Speed, Sarah Speed, Catherine Speed, and Martha Patsy Speed. James later settled in Montgomery Co., Tennessee.

 

†††††† She married (1) WILLIAM LITTLE, JR., married 25 Sep 1764 in CHERAWS, SOUTH CAROLINA, b. 27 Sep 1729 in EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of WILLIAM LITTLE and PENELOPE GALE) d. Oct 1766 in CHERAWS, SOUTH CAROLINA.

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†††††† WILLIAM: Before William was nineteen, he had developed a weakness for gambling and soon lost the Occanecha estate that he had inherited from his late father. The man who won these and other lands around the Roanoke River from William was Robbin Jones. William also lost lands along the Pee Dee River on which the town of Snead's Borough (also known as Snead's Ferry) was formed. On his way toward Halifax after losing his land on the Pee Dee, he met a man by the name of Goleman Kimbrough, who with his daughter, were moving to South Carolina. He decided to travel with the man and his daughter because he was so struck by her beauty. He later married her and bought and settled on a tract of land on the Pee Dee River at the mouth of Hicks' Creek including the principal town of Cheraw, South Carolina. His father-in-law lived on the same tract of land with them. There he prospered gowing indigo.

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†††††† After his first wife died, William lived as a widower for seven or eight years, after which he met Catherine Stewart and married her. Catherine was twenty-six when she married William Little. Family records indicate that Catherine immediately reformed William of his weakness for gambling and lovingly accepted into their home his daughter from his first marriage. The daughter, Sarah, was about nine years old at the time William and Catherine married.

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†††††† Soon after his second marriage, William began to decline in health from something referred to then as "black jaundice or black bile." By the early 1800's this disorder was called "dyspepsia." His health continued to deteriorate until his death in September of October of 1766. When William died, he had considerable debt, but Catherine who was the sole administratrix, paid off all debts he estate owed in three or four years. It was a tedious undertaking and required her to make one or two trips to Charleston South Carolina, Cape Fear, and Edenton, North Carolina.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 92.†††† i††††† ELIZABETH LITTLE b. 14 Nov 1765.

 

†††††† She married (2) JOHN SPEED, married Jul 1774 in CHERAW DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, b. CIRCA 1745 in NORTH CAROLINA, (son of WILLIAM SPEED and ELIZABETH) occupation FARMER & LAND APPRAISER,[22] d. 18 Feb 1806 in RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA, buried: 1806.

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†††††† JOHN: John Speed was a captain and later a lieutenant colonel during the American Revolutionary War and served in the Richmond County, North Carolina Militia (formerly part of Anson County). Captain John Speed was wounded at the Battle of Stono Ferry, South Carolina on June 20, 1779. Stono Ferry was about eight miles west of Charleston on James Island in the Stono River. The State Records of North Carolina found in the North Carolina Archives reflect that Captain Speed of the North Carolina Militia was listed as wounded in the "Return of the Killed, Wounded, and Missing in the Action of Stono Ferry, 20th June 1779."In the North Carolina Archives, there are two Revolutionary War pension applications for veterans who served under Captain John Speed. From these and other archive records, it was learned that Captain John Speed served under Colonel Thomas Crawford.

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†††††† From early records of St Davidís Parish in Cheraw, SC, which is just twenty miles south of Rockingham, Richmond County, NC, John Speed is listed in 1778 as a vestryman of the parish. 1779 Jury List Records for Cheraws District of S. Carolina list John Speed as both a Grand Juryman and Petit Juryman in Civil Causes. Other references to John Speed are found in Stewart-Stuart Family history book (R929.125 B66 V.14). In the Stewart family history, John Speed is noted as marrying Catherine Stewart in 1774 (this was her second marriage). The common use of the Stewart/Stuart name was reflected in numerous descendants thereafter. Anson Co., N. Carolina deeds and abstracts (1756-1786) refer to John Speed several times.

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†††††† On April 21, 1784, John Speed took his seat in the North Carolina General Assembly representing Richmond County. He is listed in the 1790 U.S. Census of Fayette District of Richmond County, North Carolina. John Speed died 18 February 1806. His obituarywas published in the early North Carolina newspaper, "The Raleigh Register": "Died in Richmond County, on the 18th ult. of the smallpox, Colonel John Speed, a respectable citizen, who has frequently represented that county in the General Assembly of this State." The North Carolina Archives records reflect that James Stewart Speed was the administrator of his father's estate in Richmond County.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 93.†††† ii†††† JAMES STUART SPEED b. 16 Mar 1775.

†††††† †† 94.†††† iii†††† SARAH (SALLY) SPEED b. CIRCA 1777.

†††††† †† 95.†††† iv††† CATHERINE SPEED b. CIRCA 1788.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARTHA PATSY SPEED, b. CIRCA 1789 in CHERAW DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM MICHAELS, married in SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

78.JAMES STEWART, b. in NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† He married ANNE (VOLPONTEAU) VILLEPONTEAUX, married in DORCHESTER CO., S CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ANN STEWART, b. in DORCHESTER CO., SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 8 Mar 1820 in UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ann and her first husband, Edward Tongue, had no children. Both Ann and her second husband, Gist, also lived their lives without children and died in Union County, South Carolina. The old written record of the Stewart ancestors which was dictated by Patrick Stewart, former Laird of Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Scotland, on January 18, 1763, and recorded by Patrick's son, Charles, was in Ann's possession at the time of her death. Her surviving husband, Gist, sent this original record to Dr Morgan Brown who was married to Patrick Stewart's granddaughter, Elizabeth Little (daughter of Catherine Stewart). It has survived these many years in the Brown family bible and was pubished in the American Historical Magazine; University Press, Volume 8; Date: 1902.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) EDWARD TONGUE, b. in CAIN ACRE NEAR THE RIVER POUPON.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) FRANCIS FINCHER GIST, married 27 May 1813 in UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA, b. CIRCA 1773, d. 11 Jan 1819 in UNION COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† †† 96.†††† ii†††† WILLIAM STEWART b. 5 Jun 1771.

 

79.ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 1744 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1795 in ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married JAMES STEWART, married in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††† JAMES: James Stewart was his wife's cousin. It is unknown as to which Stewart

†††††† family.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 97.†††† i††††† JAMES STUART b. 3-Sep-1767.

†††††† †† 98.†††† ii†††† CATHERINE STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ELIZABETH STUART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM JORDAN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARGARET STUART, d. in SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married POPE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† CHARLES G. STUART, b. CIRCA 1775 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. CIRCA 1817 in ROBESON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Charles joined the patriots in Mexico and was never heard from again.

 

80.PATRICK STEWART,[23] b. in SCOTLAND, d. 14 Dec 1777 in WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA.

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†††††† Patrick was an elder son of William Stewart. During the start of the American Revolution, he received an appointment of captain in the Minute Men of North Carolina and fought bravely at the battle of Moor's Creek Bridge, above Wilmington, against the Tories under McLeod and McDonald.But afterwards, he took offense at either the American cause or some of the officers in the American service, and resigned his commission and joined the British Army where he received an appointment as captain in the Queen's Rangers. He spelled his name Stuart, but his brother Duncan, who was favorable to the colonial cause, refused to spell his name the same as Patrick. "Patrick was progenitor of Captain Madison Bachelor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, who is representative of that family, being great-great-grandson of Patrick," 1891. reference: Stewart Clan Magazine, Vol.XIV, No.2, Beatrice, Neb., August, 1936. Patrick died before the close of the war.

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†††††† Although, Patrick never married he did have a son named, Walter, who was raised by the Stewart family and married in Stewart County, Tennessee. A Jemima Matthews was mentioned in Patrick's will filed in Wilmington, North Carolina.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 99.†††† i††††† WALTER STEWART.

 

81.CHARLES STEWART, b. 16 Jan 1761 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. in WILKINSON CO., MISSISSIPPI, buried: in STEWART TWO CEMETERY, WILKINSON CO.

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†††††† Charles was a close brother to Duncan Stewart. He is buried at the Ventress place one mile north of the old Stewart Plantation estate in Wilkinson Co., Mississippi. He served in the fourth General Assembly representing Montgomery County in the House of Representatives from 1801-1803. Charles and his brother, Duncan, were the first Stewarts to leave Bladen County, North Carolina for Clarksville, Tennessee. He operated a mill in 1810, on the West Fork of Red River. Charles also engaged in practice of law and was appointed property appraiser by Montgomery County Court, 1805.

 

†††††† He married POLLY JONES, married 11 Apr 1798 in BLADEN CO., NORTH CAROLINA, (daughter of COLONEL TIGNALL JONES and PENELOPE).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† PENELOPE STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† TIGNALL STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† DUNCAN STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CHARLES STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JEANETTE STEWART.

 

82.DUNCAN STEWART,[24] b. 1763 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 26 Nov 1820 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1820 in STEWART TWO CEMETERY, WILKINSON CO., MS.

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†††††† Duncan was a twin brother to James Stewart. He refused to spell his name Stuart as his brother Patrick did. He entered the Revolutionary War as a private and was promoted to the rank of colonel. In 1797, Duncanand his brother James went to Tennessee and settled at Clarksville, Montgomery Co. He was very wealthy, and was a member of the TN legislature. In 1803 part of of Montgomery Co. was set off and named Stewart Co. in his honor. Col Stewart moved to Mississippi in 1808 (Wilkinson Co.) & became Lt-Gov. of the state.

 

†††††† He married PENELOPE JONES, married 19 Oct 1797 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, b. 1779 in ORANGE CO., NORTH CAROLINA, (daughter of COLONEL TIGNALL JONES and PENELOPE) d. 23 Feb 1843 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1843 in HOLLY GROVE PLANTATION, WILKINSON CO.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† WILLIAM STEWART, b. in CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. in CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† William died in infancy.

†††††† †† 100.†† ii†††† TIGNALL JONES STEWART b. 20 Apr 1800.

†††††† †† 101.†† iii†††† CATHERINE MARY STEWART b. 3 Oct 1804.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ELIZA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1807 in CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married COLONEL W. S. HAMBLETON, married in TENNESSEE, d. 1870 in TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† †† 102.†† v†††† JAMES A. STEWART b. 14 Jul 1811.

†††††† †† 103.†† vi††† CHARLES DUNCAN STEWART b. 1813.

 

83.JAMES STEWART,[25],[26] b. 1763 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1818 in WOODVILLE, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1818 in STEWART TWO CEMETERY, WILKINSON CO., MS.

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†††††† James and his brothers, Charles and Duncan went to Montgomery Co., TN when the county was organized from Davidson Co. in 1796-97. They located at Clarksville and had extensive holdings of land on the West fork of the Red River. While Duncan and brother, Charles moved to Wilkinson Co., MS in 1811, James stayed in Montgomery Co. and made his will April 19, 1818. It was

†††††† probated in that county on October 19, 1818. His executors were Henry Small, Bryan Whitfield, Thomas White, Charles Bailey, and Charles Hampton.

 

†††††† He married (1) CATHARINE (KNOWLAND) KNOWLAN, married CIRCA 1792 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, b. in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: in STEWART TWO CEMETERY, WILKINSON CO., MS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 104.†† i††††† WILLIAM STEWART b. 1793.

†††††† †† 105.†† ii†††† NOLAN STEWART b. 16 May 1796.

†††††† †† 106.†† iii†††† JAMES McDOUGAL STUART b. CIRCA 1798.

†††††† †† 107.†† iv††† JANNETT STEWART b. CIRCA 1798.

†††††† †† 108.†† v†††† ROBINA E. STEWART b. CIRCA 1802.

†††††† †† 109.†† vi††† MARY CATHERINE STEWART b. CIRCA 1804.

 

†††††† He married (2) JANE.

 

84.ANN STEWART, b. 1767 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married JAMES CARRAWAY, b. in CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, (son of JOHN CARRAWAY and MARGRATE STEWART).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JANE CARRAWAY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ELIZABETH CARRAWAY.

 

85.ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 1769 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 24 Mar 1825 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† She married LOVICH VENTRESS, d. 1822 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† WILLIAM CHARLES VENTRESS, b. CIRCA 1804 in TENNESSEE, d. 1883.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married AUGUSTA MARIA RANDOLPH, married 7 Feb 1828 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, b. 1811.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JAMES ALEXANDER VENTRESS, b. 12 Feb 1805 in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, d. 26 Jun 1867 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married CHARLOTTE DAVIS PYNCHON, married 29 May 1848 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, b. 25 May 1815, d. 10 May 1877 in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ELIZABETH (MARY) ANN VENTRESS, b. CIRCA 1807 in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, d. 1861.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) PULASKI CAGE, married in WOODVILLE, WILKINSON CO., MS.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) ABRAHAM MORRELL FELTUS, married 29 Dec 1823 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, b. 1796 in NEW YORK, d. 1861.

 

86.ELEANOR HELEN NELLIE STEWART, b. 4 Mar 1771 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 13 Jan 1844 in NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married THOMAS DEVANE III, married 6 Jul 1792, b. 15 Jul 1762, d. 27 Jul 1831.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† STUART DEVANE, b. 1793 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1861.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† IRETONE C. DEVANE, b. 1795, d. 1851.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† PATRICK DEVANE, b. 1795.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† RUFUS DEVANE, b. 1798, d. 1885.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARY JANE DEVANE, b. 1801, d. 1808.

†††††† †† 110.†† vi††† THOMAS DEVANE IV b. 29 Jan 1803.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† WILLIAM K. DEVANE, b. 1805, d. 1846.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† FRANKLIN DEVANE, b. 1807, d. 1837.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† ELIZ A. DEVANE, b. 1813.

 

Thirteenth Generation

 

87.ROBERT STEWART, b. CIRCA Nov 1775 in BALQUHIDDER, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. CIRCA 1830 in PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††††† Around 1815-1820 a letter was written for Colonel David Stewart of Garth, when the Colonel was contemplating writing a history of the Stewarts. From internal evidence it is possible that the author was Captain James Stewart who was dismissed as Athol Factor in 1818.It took the author about three years to compile the census which consists of a house by house accounting of each Stewart household, the names (males only) of the occupants, which Clan they belonged to, how much they paid in rent, and, most humorously, the personal opinions of the Factor regarding the character of each individual Stewart.This letter is a genealogical gift from heaven.If not for this letter my research would have ended here with this Robert Stewart.

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†††††† The Factor of Atholl's letter indicates that Robert Stewart's family originated in Dalveich in Balquhidder parish, not Comrie parish.Robert Stewart was married at Comrie and raised his family in the village of St. Fillans where his wife was from.St. Fillans is on the eastern shore of Lochearn.The boundary between Balquhidder and Comrie parishes runs right through the middle of Lochearn.The western shore of Lochearn is in Balquhidder parish, so it is likely that Robert simply moved to the east end of the same lake.

 

†††††† He married CATHARINE MCNAUGHTAN, married 4 Dec 1795 in COMRIE, PERTHSIRE, SCOTLAND, (daughter of DUNCAN MCNAUGHTAN and ELIZABETH MCNAB) d. Sept 1848 in PUSLINCH, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1848 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††† CATHARINE: Catharine Stewart (McNaughton) came to Canada from St. Fillans, Perthshire, Scotland in 1833 with her eleven children (some adult and already married, others still minors).It is believed her husband, Robert, died before leaving Scotland. (Her son Peter's description of the trip does not mention his father at all.)It is possible that they were evicted from their land during the Highland Clearances.The area of Perthshire where they lived was known for its strong Jacobite sympathies and the name "Stewart" couldn't be more Jacobite.It is possible that Robert Stewart's death may have been a result of the eviction.

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†††††† On the journey from Scotland to Canada (a typical journey often took more than three weeks, usually in the hold of a cargo ship crammed with peasants with no facilities and no supplies) one of Catharine's sons-in-law contracted cholera and died in Montreal in Lower Canada (Quebec) where they landed.

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†††††† From Montreal the family travelled to Toronto, Upper Canada (Ontario) by French Canadian oxen-pulled river boats.At one point their boat wrecked on a rock and the family had to cling to the rock all night until morning before being rescued.They stayed three weeks in Toronto (presumably awaiting a settlement location), then on to Hamilton where they were quarantined "until the next fall" (presumably for several months) because of the one case of cholera.

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†††††† By 1834 (or by March 1835 at the latest) the family had arrived in Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Upper Canada (Ontario).They were among the earliest settlers in Puslinch.They occupied concession 3 lot 19-rear, while their future in-laws, the Gillespies, occupyied the front of the same lot.According to Robert's brother Peter's memoires they initially lived in a shanty "without any door but an old country blanket hung over".A later biography of Peter Stewart indicates that the land was originally owned by a Mr. Burnside, however it's more likely that he was just the clerk who sold them the land.The Stewarts appear to have been the original settlers of the property.

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†††††† Not all of Catharine's children arrived in Puslinch.Early census records indicate that the family members who settled in Puslinch included Catharine and the following children: Robert, Catherine, Peter, William, probably Duncan, and three of the elder daughters (but it's not known which three).The rest of the children either did not survive the trip (although Peter's memoires imply that they did) or, more likely, they stopped off somewhere between Montreal and Hamilton.Robert, Catherine, Peter, and William remained on the farm while Duncan may have settled a farm on the 9th concession.The other daughters probably married and moved elsewhere, but without knowing the names of their husbands it is impossible to say where.

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†††††† Between February 1848 and January 1849 Catharine, her son Robert and his wife Mary all died.Robert and Mary had four children who became orphans.The farm passed to the next eldest brother, Peter, who, together with his sister, Catherine, raised the orphans.William also remained on the farm until sometime in the 1860s when he married and moved to Hamilton.

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†††††† Peter later married and eventually purchased the lot from Mr. Burnside.Together with his sister Catherine they lived there until they died at the turn of the century.Their stone farmhouse, built by Peter around 1860, still stands today.The farm is now a donkey sanctuary. (Present address is 6981 Puslinch Conc. 4, RR # 6, Guelph, Ontario, near Highway 6 North.)

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†††††† Catharine and her family were among the founding members of Duff's Presbyterian Church in Puslinch. As Duff's church initially held worship services only in Gaelic, it is likely that Catharine and her family spoke Gaelic as their first language, as was the case with most of the early Highland settlers.

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†††††† Catharine is buried in Crown cemetery, Puslinch, along with her son Robert and his wife, Mary Gillespie, with the following inscription: "Catharine, relict of the late Robert Stewart, died Sept. 18, 1848, age 70 years."Peter and Catherine's graves are nearby.

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†††††† Catharine's birth date has been extrapolated from her grave stone.The following two IGI entries are the only reasonable possibilities.The Killin choice has Catharine's name spelled differently but is a match for both birth year and Gaelic naming pattern.The second choice has the correct spelling, matches the naming pattern, and is from Comrie where Catharine was married, but the year is wrong.There is not sufficient evidence as yet to confidently decide between the two.The Comrie birth is presently preferred because at least it provides an explanation for Robert moving from Balquhidder to Comrie.

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†††††† 1) Katharine MCNAUGHTAN, Sex:F, Event(s): Christening:30 Jun 1778, Killin, Perth, Scotland, Parents:

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†††††† Father:John MCNAUGHTAN, Mother:Elizabeth MCVURICH

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†††††† 2) Catharine MCNAUGHTAN Sex:F Event(s): Christening:29 Jul 1774 Comrie, Perth, Scotland Parents: Father:Duncan MCNAUGHTAN Mother:Elisabeth MCNAB

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†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARGARET STEWART, b. Apr 1798 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† This is the only marriage listed in the parish church register in Comrie for a Margaret Stewart married between 1815-1835.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DUNCAN McGREGOR, married 5 Feb 1819 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. Sep 1799 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARY STEWART, b. Apr 1802 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JEAN STEWART, b. 7 Jun 1804 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jean Stewart emigrated from Perthshire, Scotland with her mother Catherine Stewart, and her ten brothers and sisters, some of whom were also married.The complete story of their journey can be found in the notes of Jean's mother, Catherine..

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ANN STEWART, b. May 1806 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JOHN STEWART, b. Aug 1808 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married JANET McGREGOR, married 15 Jun 1833 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† †† 111.†† vii††† DUNCAN STEWART b. Dec 1810.

†††††† †† 112.†† viii†† ROBERT STEWART b. May 1813.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† CATHARINE STEWART, b. Feb 1816 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 22 May 1904 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1904 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Catherine Stewart came to Canada from Perthshire, Scotland in 1833-34, together with her brothers and sisters some of whom were already married.(See notes on mother Catherine and brothers Robert and Peter for a fuller account.)

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Catherine lived with her mother Catharine, her brother Robert, his wife Mary, their four children, and her brothers Peter and William in a one-room shanty with no door.When her mother Catharine, her brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary, all died prematurely within eleven months of each other, Catherine and her brother Peter, now in their twenties, were left to raise the four orphaned children of Robert and Mary.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† After the children were grown and moved out Peter later married and had nine children himself.Catherine continued to live with her brother Peter, his wife, and their children.When Peter's wife (also named Catherine) also died prematurely then Catherine was left to help raise her brother Peter's children as well.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Catherine never married and never had children of her own, but from age 27 onwards she raised the 13 children of her two brothers (born over a period of 40 years between 1838 and 1878).Catherine would have been 61 when the last of her nieces and nephews were born.She would have been 66 when Peter's wife died.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Catherine's Obituary:

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† STEWART, CATHERINE

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Aberfoyle

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Another aged resident of Puslinch, Miss Catherine Stewart, has passed way from earth, March 22, 1904.She was born in Perthshire, Scotland and came to Puslinch with the other members of her family in the year 1834, settling on the rear of the 3rd concession.On account of the early decease of Mrs. Peter Stewart, (Jan 16, 1893) [sic. actually 1883] the responsible duties of the home were assumed by her and the young family found in their aunt almost a mother's care.Her's was a life of great usefulness in the home and neighbourhood and beautiful Christian faith.Soon after the death of her brother, Peter Stewart, a little more than two years ago, her health rapidly declined and for nearly two years she has been confined to her room, where she enjoyed the kind attentions of nephews and nieces until her departure on Tuesday, March 22, at the advanced age of 87.The funeral took place on Thursday, March24, from the old homestead, the residence of Mr. Neil Stewart.She had been connected with Duff's Church ever since its organization and the services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. W. Robertson.Interment Crown Cemetery.Pallbearers: Alexander McCaig, James Patterson, William McKay, Donald McCaig, Hugh Ross and Henry Smith

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†††††† †† 113.†† x†††† PETER STEWART b. Jul 1820.

†††††† †† 114.†† xi††† WILLIAM STEWART b. Oct 1824.

 

88.IRA STEWART, b. 1779, d. 1859.

 

†††††† He married ELIZABETH HUBBELL.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 115.†† i††††† JOHN WOLCOTT STEWART b. 1864.

 

89.ALEXANDER McLEAN, b. 22 Jul 1767 in BLAIR ATHOLL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† He married CATHERINE FORBES, married 23 Dec 1797 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. 30 May 1773 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN McLEAN, b. 10 Sep 1798 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ANGUS McLEAN, b. 9 Aug 1799 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† GIRSEL McLEAN, b. 28 Oct 1801 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JANNET McLEAN, b. 27 Mar 1803 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ELIZABETH McLEAN, b. 1 Nov.

†††††† †† 116.†† vi††† JOHN McLEAN b. 14 Aug 1813.

 

90.JAMES CARRAWAY, (See marriage to number 84.)

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91.THOMAS CARRAWAY, b. in CHERAWS DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† He married CATHERINE STUART, (daughter of JAMES STEWART and ELIZABETH STEWART).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARGARET CARRAWAY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JAMES CARRAWAY, occupation PHYSICIAN.

 

92.ELIZABETH LITTLE, b. 14 Nov 1765 in EDENTON, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1829 in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

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†††††† In the Montgomery County, Tennessee1820 census, Morgan Brown is listed as Head of Household.

 

†††††† She married MORGAN BROWN IV,[27] married 22 Jan 1784 in RICHMOND COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, b. 13 Jan 1758 in GRASSY ISLANDS on the PEEDEE RIVER, ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of MORGAN BROWN III and ELIZABETH CLOTHIER) d. 23 Feb 1841 in NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

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†††††† MORGAN: Morgan studied medicine but it is not clear if he ever practiced it. After marrying Elizabeth Little, they moved from Anson County, near Cheraw, South Carolina to Tennessee in 1795. They settled on the Cumberland River where Dr. Brown founded the town of Palmyra, which was made a port of entry, the only one at the time west of the Allegheny mountains. Both of his sons became judges, William as a member of the Supreme Court of Tennessee and Morgan as a judge of the United States District Court of Tennessee. Dr. Brown was an officer in the American Revolutionary War and received a pension from the government until his death.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 117.†† i††††† ELIZABETH LITTLE BROWN b. 2 Feb 1792.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† WILLIAM LITTLE BROWN, b. 1790 in CHERAW, SOUTH CAROLINA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† While Judge William Little Brown only served a short time (1822-1824) on the state supreme court, he seemed to have been better known that his brother. His contemporaries at the bar spoke highly of his ability and was said to the most profound lawyer in the State of Tennessee.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY McNEIL, (daughter of WILLIAM M. McNEIL and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††† †† 118.†† iii†††† MORGAN W. BROWN b. 1800.

 

93.JAMES STUART SPEED, b. 16 Mar 1775 in ANSON COUNTY,NORTH CAROLINA, occupation FARMER,[28] d. Dec 1816 in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, buried: 1816 in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

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†††††† In an October 1808 Richmond County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions court action, the following heirs of Colonel John Speed, deceased, are mentioned: "James S. Speed, William Peques in right of his wife Sarah (Sally), Elihue Winbourn in right of his wife Catherine, William Michael in right of his wife Martha, who are of full age, andJohn M. Speed, Rebecca Speed, Polly Speed, Elizabeth Speed, Wages Speed, who are infant children, and of whom Elizabeth is guardian."

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†††††† A review of the Richmond County Court records following the death of Colonel John Speed seems to indicate some financial and family strife that began to occur in the years following Colonel John Speedís death in 1806. These court actions are noted:

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†††††† 1. 1807 (July Term) A judgement entered for Abraham Harper against the estate of John Speed was again brought to Court in March 1809.

†††††† 2. 1809 (August Term) James S. Speed vs Elizabeth Speed and Moses Knight

†††††† 3. 1809 (September Term) A judgement for McFarland and Ellis vs James S. Speed, William Pegues and (wife) Sally, Elihue Winbourn and (wife) Catherine, William Michael and (wife) Martha Patsy.

†††††† 4. 1809 (September) A judgement for Archibald McNeil vs James S. Speed and H.W. Covington.

†††††† 5. 1809 (September to December) Philip Horn vs James S. Speed, Serving Administrator; Elizabeth is guardian of named children, heirs at law of deceased John Speed, who are John M. Speed, Rebecca Speed, Polly Speed, Elizabeth Speed, and Wages Speed.

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†††††† After 1798, more and more of the Stewart, Speed, Brantly, and Brown family members from Bladen,Anson and Richmond Counties of North Carolina began moving to the Montgomery County area of Tennessee. They resided in the Wells Creek area and around the West Fork of the Red River at Fletcherís Branch and Barrow Springs. These areas were closer to settlements like Clarksville and Palmyra but with still great concern for Indian attacks. Both Duncan and Charles Stewart (James Speed's cousins) became active in state politics serving in the General Assemblies from 1801 to 1807, representing Robertson and Montgomery Counties.

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†††††† Montgomery County, Tennessee Court Minutes: January term 1812 (Vol.4 1811-1813 pg.41) show James S. Speed allowed by the Court to keep the ferry on the Red River formerly owned by James Hambleton. He also entered into a bond with Thomas Smith and James Hambleton for $2000. See also pp 159, 91, 110, 195, and 201 where James S. Speed is noted as serving as a juror and where Nancy Speed (Pg. 201) is allowed to keep a ferry on the Red River with bond of $2000 held by James Stewart (James Speed's cousin) & James Hambleton. This gives some credence to a Speed family legend that at one time the family operated several ferries. Even after Jamesí death in December, 1816, the same court records show where his widow, Nancy Speed, was allowed to keep the ferry on the Red River for some time following his death.

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†††††† It would appear that during this time the Speed familywas involved in moving goods commercially up and down the Red River. The early years of the 1800's were progressive ones, chiefly devoted to the building of roads, railroads and bridges.

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†††††† All indications are that the family of Nancy Speed, widow of James Stuart Speed, raised her young family for a period of years by running the ferry and possibly farming. The 1830 Montgomery County, Tennessee census shows Nancy Speed as the head of a household with two males, one between twenty and thirty years of age and one between fifteen and twenty years of age. Another son, James Speed, was shown to be a head of household also living nearby with two males, one between ten and fifteen years of age and one under five years of age. The male between ten and fifteen appeared to be black.

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†††††† Sometime before the 1850 census, Nancy Speed, the widow of James Stuart Speed, moved in with the family of her son, Charles Stuart Speed. Charles had moved to Weakley County, Tennessee sometime between 1841 and 1850. The 1850 Weakley County census showed Charles (age 33) , his wife, Martha (age 32), a twin son and daughter, Mary and George (age 4), a son, Robert (age 5), and Charlesí mother, Nancy (age 65).

 

†††††† He married NANCY (PAN) HINSON, married CIRCA 1800 in RICHMOND CO., SOUTH CAROLINA, b. 17 Mar 1784 in NORTH CAROLINA, (daughter of BENJAMIN HINSON and MOURNING MOREMAN) occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. CIRCA 1869 in HENRY CO., TENNESSEE, buried: CIRCA 1869 in ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

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†††††† NANCY: In notes written by Morgan Brown IV on March 12, 1826 and placed in the Brown family bible, he mentioned that James S. Speed married a Hinson in Anson County and moved with his family to Montgomery County, Tennessee near the mouth of the Red River. The Speed family bible hashername and birth recorded. After the death of her youngest son, Charles Stuart Speed, in 1856 in Weakley County, Tennessee, Nancy went to live with her daughter, Sarah Ann Speed, who had married her first cousin, Henry Hinson, and lived near Paris, Tennessee in Henry County, Tennessee. Nancy is buried in the Hinson family plot next to her daughter, Sarah, in the Allman Cemetery Northeast of Paris, Tennessee. Her great great grandson, Homer Charles Speed, Jr, of Amarillo, Texas placed a stone marker on her grave in 2002 along with another stone marker over the graves of Nancy's brother, Obadiah Hinson and his wife Mary, who are also buried there.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 119.†† i††††† KATHERINE SPEED b. 16 Oct 1804.

†††††† †† 120.†† ii†††† WILLIAM WASHINGTON SPEED b. 20 Dec 1805.

†††††† †† 121.†† iii†††† JAMES J. SPEED b. 7 Jul 1807.

†††††† †† 122.†† iv††† SARAH ANN SPEED b. 25 Sep 1809.

†††††† †† 123.†† v†††† NANCY SPEED b. 7 May 1812.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ELIZABETH SPEED, b. 30 Sep 1814.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth and her husband lived and died in Henry County, TN. They had four children, two boys and two girls.

†††††† †† 124.†† vii††† CHARLES STUART SPEED b. 04 Mar 1817.

 

94.SARAH (SALLY) SPEED, b. CIRCA 1777 in RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA, occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. in RICHMOND CO., NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† She married WILLIAM PEGUES II, married 16 Jan 1797 in NORTH CAROLINA, b. 29 Nov 1775 in CHERAW DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, (son of CLAUDIUS PEGUES, JR and MERCY (MARCY) SAUNDERS) d. 4 Nov 1857 in MARLBOROUGH DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CLAUDIUS PEGUES, b. 24 Oct 1797.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARCY PEGUES, b. 3 Feb 1800.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JOHN PEGUES, b. 26 Apr 1802.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MALACHI PEGUES, b. 6 Jun 1804, d. 1849.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ANN LINDSAY, married 12 Dec 1825 in CHERAW , SOUTH CAROLINA, b. 1805, d. 1873.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES PEGUES, b. 11 Dec 1809.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† BEDGEGOOD PEGUES, b. 22 Jan 1809.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† MARY PEGUES.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ROBERT REYNOLDS.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† ANN TUNG PEGUES.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ABRAM LEWIS POPE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† CHARLES STUART PEGUES.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY FRANCIS GUY.

 

95.CATHERINE SPEED, b. CIRCA 1788 in CHERAW DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. in HARDIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† She married ELIHUE WINBORN, married in SOUTH CAROLINA, b. CIRCA 1780 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. CIRCA 1848 in HARDIN COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELIZABETH WINBORN, b. 1809.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† CHARLOTTE WINBORN, b. 1811.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARTHA WINBORN, b. 1813.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JAMES S. WINBORN, b. 1818.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† CHARLEY WINBORN, b. 1823.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† REBECCA WINBORN, b. 1827.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† SAMUEL WINBORN, b. 1831.

 

96.WILLIAM STEWART,[29],[30] b. 5 Jun 1771 in EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 23 Aug 1849 in RAYMOND, HIND CO., MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† He married SARA HANKS, married CIRCA 1795 in SOUTH CAROLINA, b. 24 Jul 1776 in SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 24 Jan 1842 in RAYMOND, HIND CO., MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 125.†† i††††† JOHN STEWART b. 30 Jul 1798.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 25 Oct 1800 in EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 30 Aug 1837 in RAYMOND, HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 126.†† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART b. 14 Feb 1803.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† WILLIAM B. STEWART, b. 24 Feb 1806 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 25 Mar 1837 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARY (POLLY) STEWART, b. 8 May 1808 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 12 Aug 1824 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DENNEY.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† SARAH STEWART, b. 28 Aug 1811 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 17 Aug 1891.

†††††† †† 127.†† vii††† REBECCA STEWART b. 4 Apr 1814.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† JOSEPH WALLACE STEWART, b. 28 Mar 1816 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 23 Oct 1846.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MATILDA PULLEN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MARGARET STEWART, b. 16 May 1819 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1889.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ALEXANDER D. NIX.

 

97.JAMES STUART, b. 3-Sep-1767 in CAPE FEAR RIVER, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 24 Sep 1824 in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† He married LUCRETIA CALVIT, married 25 May 1796 in NATCHEZ, NORTH CAROLINA, b. 6 Aug 1778 in NORTH CAROLINA, (daughter of FREDERICK CALVIT and UNKNOWN) d. 11 Jul 1832 in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELIZABETH M. STUART, b. 28 Sep 1797 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 22 Sep 1821 in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN T. McNEILL, married in NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† †† 128.†† ii†††† JAMES DUNCAN STUART b. 21 Jul 1799.

†††††† †† 129.†† iii†††† MELISSA STUART b. 25 Oct 1801.

†††††† †† 130.†† iv††† CLARA LUCRETIA STUART b. 6 Jan 1804.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† EMMELINE STUART, b. 8 Mar 1806 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 12 Oct 1821 in LOUISIANA.

†††††† †† 131.†† vi††† FRANCES ANN STUART b. 30 Jun 1808.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† MARY MONTFORD STUART, b. 10 Dec 1810 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 9 Oct 1852 in AUSTIN, TEXAS.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mary died at the home of Dr. Peebles whose wife, Mary Ann Calvit was her

††††††††††††††††††††† †††††† cousin.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CAPTAIN MAY.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† ALEXANDER CALVIT STUART, b. 12 Apr 1815 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 9 May 1819 in LOUISIANA.

†††††† †† 132.†† ix††† ARCHIBALD McGEHEE STUART b. 19 Apr 1820.

 

98.CATHERINE STUART, (See marriage to number 91.)

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99.WALTER STEWART, d. in NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† He married JANE BUCKNER, married in STEWART COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† PAULINE STUART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married AYRES P. MERRILL.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JAMES D. STUART.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY, b. 1804 in SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

100.TIGNALL JONES STEWART, b. 20 Apr 1800 in CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 20 Mar 1855 in WILKINSON CO., MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† He married SARAH A RANDOLPH, married in TENNESSEE, (daughter of PETER RANDOLPH and UNKNOWN) d. 1855 in TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 133.†† i††††† SARAH JONES STEWART b. CIRCA 1830.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† PENELOPE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1833 in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CHARLES L. MATHEWS, b. in WEST FELICIANA PARISH, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ELIZA STEWART, d. 1870.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM SOUTHERLAND HAMILTON.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CATHERINE STEWART, d. 1829.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married HARRY CAGE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES A. STEWART, d. 1885.

 

101.CATHERINE MARY STEWART, b. 3 Oct 1804 in CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 12 Feb 1829 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1829 in HOLLY GROVE CEMETERY, WOODVILLE, MS.

 

†††††††† She married JUDGE HENRY CAGE, married in TENNESSEE, b. 5 May 1795 in SUMNER COUNTY, TENNESSEE, (son of MAJOR WILLIAM CAGE and ANNE (NANCY) THANKFUL HALL) occupation JUDGE, d. 31 Dec 1858 in NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† PENELOPE CAGE, b. CIRCA 1822, d. 23 Aug 1824.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† PENELOPE JONES CAGE, b. 5 Sep 1824, d. 12 Aug 1825.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† DUNCAN CAGE, b. CIRCA 1825 in MISSISSIPPI, d. 20 Jun 1885 in BLADEN SPRINGS, ALABAMA.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Duncan was a colonel in the US Civil War.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married SARAH JANE CONNELL, married 13 Jan 1848 in WOODVILLE, WILKINSON CO., MS, b. CIRCA 1830, d. 2 Mar 1922.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ALBERT GALLATIN CAGE, b. 20 Jun 1827 in MISSISSIPPI, d. 9 Nov 1870 in RANCH PLANTATION, TERREBONNE, LA.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Albert was a captain in the US Civil War.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ELVIRA SCOTT GAYDEN, married 9 Dec 1852 in EAST FELICIANA PARISH, LOUISIANA, b. 6 Jul 1832, d. 14 Oct 1861 in RANCH PLANTATION, TERREBONNE, LA.

 

102.JAMES A. STEWART, b. 14 Jul 1811 in CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 28 Aug 1883.

 

†††††††† He married JULIANNA RANDOLPH, married in TENNESSEE, (daughter of PETER RANDOLPH and UNKNOWN) d. in TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† PENELOPE STEWART, b. 1835 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES B. STERLING, married 1854 in MISSISSIPPI, b. in LOUISIANA, occupation PLANTER, d. 1879.

 

†††††† †† 134.†† ii†††† DUNCAN B. STEWART b. 7 Oct 1836.

†††††† †† 135.†† iii†††† CATHERINE ELIZA STEWART b. CIRCA 1838.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† TIGNAL J. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1839.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tignal was a lieutenant in the US Civil War.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY HEYWARD, married in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ROSA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1841.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) St CLAIR SUTHERLAND.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) HIRAM SHARP, b. in ALABAMA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† HENRY STEWART, b. CIRCA 1843, d. CIRCA 1864.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henry drowned while trying to save a passenger on a burning boat.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† CORNELIA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1845.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ALBERT BACHELOR, b. in POINT COUPEE PARISH, LA, occupation PHYSICIAN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† IDA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1847.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married LENOX SIMPSON, b. in WASHINGTON DC.

 

103.CHARLES DUNCAN STEWART, b. 1813 in CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 7 Nov 1885 in MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1885 in ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

†††††††† He married JULIA BLACK, married in TENNESSEE, b. 14 Sep 1825, d. 19 Nov 1867 in MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1867 in ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN BLACK STEWART, b. CIRCA 1836, occupation AUTHOR.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ELIZABETH LUZBY.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† SALLY JONES STEWART, b. 21 Sep 1851, d. 1 Sep 1857 in MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1857 in ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† PENELOPE JONES STEWART, b. 3 Sep 1853, d. 2 Aug 1858 in MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1858 in ST STEPHEN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

104.WILLIAM STEWART, b. 1793 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, occupation BANKER,[31] d. 15 Sep 1835 in WOODVILLE, WILKINSON CO., MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1835 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

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†††††††† William was educated in Tennessee and was, later in his career, President of Planters' Bank in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.

 

†††††††† He married FRANCES MATHILDA SMITH, married in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, b. May 1798, (daughter of CAPTAIN PETER SMITH and ANNA GOODBY).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CATHERINE J. STEWART, b. 1820 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1857.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Catherine and Charles had six children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CHARLES C. CAGE, married in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, b. CIRCA 1816 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, occupation JUDGE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† PETER SMITH STEWART, b. CIRCA 1822 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. CIRCA 1833 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 136.†† iii†††† COLONEL JAMES DUNCAN b. 1824.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† WILLIAM NOLAN STEWART, b. CIRCA 1824 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† William was killed by "Jayhawkers" in the US Civil War. He and Mary Jane had

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† four children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY JANE RENEAU, married in MISSISSIPPI, b. CIRCA 1829 in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 6 May 1828 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1888 in JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth and Robert had four daughters and two sons.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ROBERT LUTHER BUCK, married in MISSISSIPPI, b. 1816 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, occupation PHYSICIAN.

 

†††††† †† 137.†† vi††† MARY STEWART b. 1830.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† ELLEN STEWART, b. 1832 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. CIRCA 1862.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ellen and Hugh had five children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married HUGH CONNELL, married in MISSISSIPPI, b. CIRCA 1828 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† CAROLINE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1834 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1861.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Caroline and Jones had two children.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JONES STEWART HAMILTON, married in MISSISSIPPI, b. 1 Dec 1857 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

105.NOLAN STEWART, b. 16 May 1796 in BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, occupation PLANTER, d. 11 Apr 1854 in WEST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, buried: 1854 in OLD VAULT, SKIPWORTH PLACE, EAST BATON ROUGE.

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†††††††† Nolan died of asiatic cholera-yellow fever. He and Elvira owned the sugar plantation named Cinclare.

 

†††††††† He married ELVIRA MOORE McCALOP, married 17 Apr 1821 in WOODVILLE, WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, b. 27 Jul 1801 in LOGAN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, (daughter of JAMES McCALOP and LUCY RUSSELL GRAYSON) d. 17 Feb 1866 in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, buried: 1866 in MAGNOLIA CEMETERY, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES McCALOP STEWART, b. 23 Feb 1823 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 17 Mar 1837 in MISSISSIPPI.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James died while away at school at St Joseph's College in Bardstown, Kentucky.

†††††† †† 138.†† ii†††† CATHARINE (KITTY) NOLAN STEWART b. 12 Jun 1825.

†††††† †† 139.†† iii†††† LUCY RUSSELL STEWART b. 19 Dec 1827.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARY DOUGLAS STEWART, b. 27 Nov 1833 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1834 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

106.JAMES McDOUGAL STUART, b. CIRCA 1798 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† James is said to have died young.

 

†††††††† He married UNKNOWN, married in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 140.†† i††††† SARAH STUART b. 27 Feb 1825.

 

107.JANNETT STEWART, b. CIRCA 1798 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1824 in TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† Jannett died in child birth in 1824. Source: Annie McKee Dickson Wall 1993.

 

†††††††† She married ALEXANDER DICKSON, married CIRCA 1815 in STEWART COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 20 Feb 1784 near KENANSVILLE, DUPLIN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, (son of JAMES DICKSON and DOROTHY PEARSALL) d. CIRCA 1824 in TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† ALEXANDER: Alexander apparently committed suicide after the death of his wife, Jannett. He disappeared and a sock of his was found on the way to the river.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 141.†† i††††† WILLIAM PIERSOL DICKSON b. 1818.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† GEORGIA DICKSON, b. CIRCA 1820 in TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM MARTIN, married CIRCA 1840.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† NOLAN STEWART DICKSON, b. 16 Apr 1822 in TENNESSEE, d. 9 Jun 1870 in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ANN ELIZA WINANS, married CIRCA 1842.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† DICKSON INFANT, b. CIRCA 1824 in TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1824 in TENNESSEE.

 

108.ROBINA E. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1802 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† She married (1) BENJAMIN (BEN) ROGERS, married in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† KITTY ROGERS.

 

†††††††† She married (2) JOHN WHITAKER, married in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, b. in CENTREVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

 

109.MARY CATHERINE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1804 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† She married JOHN HAMPTON, married in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† GEORGE HAMPTON.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARY HAMPTON.

 

110.THOMAS DEVANE IV, b. 29 Jan 1803, d. 11 Oct 1847.

 

†††††††† He married ELIZA ANNE HARVEY.

 

††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CHARLES DEVANE, b. 1833, d. 1843.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† THOMAS DEVANE, b. 1837, d. 1865.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MADELINE JANE DEVANE, b. 1843, d. 1898.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ROBERT H. DEVANE, b. 1845, d. 1931.

†††††† †† 142.†† v†††† WILLIAM THOMAS DEVANE b. 24 May 1848.

 

Fourteenth Generation

 

111.DUNCAN STEWART, b. Dec 1810 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. in PUSLINCH TOWNSHIP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††† Duncan Stewart emigrated from Perthshire, Scotland to Puslinch, Upper Canada about 1833 together with his mother, ten brothers and sisters (some of whom were also married).It is probable that Duncan was also married when he emigrated.The complete story of their immigration is contained in the notes for Duncan's mother, Catherine (McNaughtan).

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†††††††† The following was sent to me by Anna Jackson, renowned Puslinch historian:

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†††††††† "Duncan Stewart, brother, settled R conc 1, lot 26 He had two sons. Robert, considered useless, sold the farm in exchange for a yoke of oxen and moved to Concession 9, lot 20.His daughter may have married twice. My father knew that she was the mother of Tom and George Evans but also the mother of George Atkins and of Mary Ethel Atkinson who m Sam Hume of Arkell and died March 11, 1985. Siblings listed in her obituary are the Atkinson family, Harry, George, Albert, Ernest, Norman, Mabel, Mrs. Earl Tarzucell and Mathilda. She was buried in Farnham Cemetery at Arkell. George Evans, son of George Evans of Schaw Station (Puslinch Station) d. at Yorkton SK His widow, Susan Soper d at Morriston ON June 6, 1943."

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†††††††† Anna also sent the following possible obituary.Though there was more than one Duncan Stewart so there's no way of knowing yet if this is the right Duncan.This one appears to be in the right age range and sounds like the brother of someone who would get his oxen drunk on whisky to make them work harder (see notes on Peter Stewart).It may also explain the few (known) children.

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†††††††† STEWART, DUNCAN

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†††††††† Burned to death, having fallen into a fireplace while drunk.Funeral on Saturday. Sept(?) 27, 1848.His wife died the same way nine months ago, Jan. 12, 1848.

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†††††††† Possible marriage for Duncan:

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†††††††† Duncan STEWART, Sex:M, Marriage(s): Spouse:Mary DRUMMOND, Marriage:14 Feb 1832, Comrie, Perth, Scotland.

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†††††††† This is the only marriage for a Duncan Stewart registered in the parish church in Comrie between 1815-1835.

 

†††††††† He married MARY DRUMMOND, married 14 Feb 1832 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1810 in COMRIE, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. in PUSLINCH TOWNSHIP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ROBERT STEWART, b. CIRCA 1835 in ARKEL, PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 3 Jan 1907 in ARKEL, PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 1839 in ARKEL, PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: in FARNHAM CEMETERY, ARKEL, PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) JAMES EVANS, b. 1829 in YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, d. 15 Mar 1903 in GUELPH, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) ATKINS.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† SON STEWART, b. in ARKEL, PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

112.ROBERT STEWART, b. May 1813 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. Jan 1849 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: in CROWN CEMEMTERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††† Robert Stewart emigrated from St. Fillans, Perthshire, Scotland in 1834, along with his 10 brothers and sisters.See notes on Robert's mother, Catharine Stewart for a description of the trip and their early years as a family.

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†††††††† By March 1835 (at the latest) the family had arrived in Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Upper Canada (Ontario).They were among the earliest settlers in Puslinch.They occupied concession 3 lot 19-rear with the Gillespies occupying the front of the same lot.According to Robert's brother Peter's memoires they initially lived in a shanty "without any door but an old country blanket hung over".A later biography of Peter Stewart indicates that the land was originally owned by a Mr. Burnside, however it's more likely that he was just the clerk who sold them the land.The Stewarts appear to have been the original settlers of the property.

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†††††††† The Stewarts and the Gillespies seem to have arrived at the same time.It's quite probable that the two families knew each other before coming to Puslinch, and possibly even before coming to Canada.There is no marriage record for Robert Stewart and Mary Gillespie, but early census records indicate that Robert and Mary were together between 1837-1840.It's possible that their first son, Robert, may have been born as early as 1835, even though Mary was still living with her parents at the time.It may be that Robert wanted to wait until he had a house built until they moved in together.

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†††††††† Early census records indicate that the Stewarts were Secessionist Presbyterians, not Church of Scotland.The Secession Presbyterian Church (United Synod) was organized in part by Hugh Gillespie in 1837.The congregation's birth and marriage records do not begin until 1840 so no record exists for the marriage of Robert and Mary, nor for the births of their first two sons.However the Puslinch Secessionist church was connected with Secessionist congregations in West Flamborough and Guelph, so the elusive records may yet be found there.

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†††††††† Between February 1848 and January 1849 Robert, his wife Mary and mother Catherine, all died within 11 months of each other, presumably from some infectious ailment.Robert and Mary had four children who became orphans.However Robert's brother Peter and sister Catherine were in their 20s by this point (and residing on the same family farm) so they raised their orphaned niece and nephews.

 

†††††††† He married MARY GILLESPIE, married CIRCA 1839 in PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, b. CIRCA Jun 1811 in KILMADOCK, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, (daughter of HUGH GILLESPIE and MARY REID) d. Feb 1848 in PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††† MARY: 1871 Census has a Hugh Gillespie about the right age to be Mary's brother. One of the founding elder's of Duff's Church is Hugh Gillespie, likely to be Mary's father.

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†††††††† 1833 - Mary Gillespie witnesses a West Flamborough marriage in Ancaster.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ROBERT STEWART, b. 1837 in PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Robert Stewart was orphaned at the age of 11.He was raised by his uncle, Peter Stewart, and his aunt, Catherine Stewart, on the Stewart farm in west Puslinch.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† It is interesting to note that Robert Stewart is listed in Central Presbyterian Church's marriage record as being from Chicago, Illinois!This bewildered me until I discovered that Robert's sister, Catherine, emigrated to Bellflower, Illinois, (south of Chicago).It appears that Robert went with her, changed his mind, and came back, settling in Hamilton.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The 1861 Puslinch census does not show Robert living with the family, so it is possible that he may have already left for Illinois by this time and perhaps it is Catherine (and her new husband, Hugh McIntyre) who followed Robert, rather than the other way around.Perhaps Robert and Hugh McIntyre were friends and went together to Illinois.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† By 1871 Robert was back in Hamilton where he opened a grocery store.His brother, Hugh, also opened a grocery store several blocks away.Judging by the quality of the advertising in the Hamilton Directories, it appears that Robert's store was more successful that his brother Hugh's store.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ELIZABETH MCCALLUM, married 15 Jun 1866 in HAMIILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, b. 4 Apr 1832 in GORBALS, LANAK, SCOTLAND.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ELIZABETH: Edith's mother's maiden name was also Stewart.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† HUGH STEWART, b. CIRCA 1840 in PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, occupation GROCER at KING and GAGE, d. 20 May 1885 in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1885 in HAMILTON CEMETERY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hugh Stewart was born on the family farm in Puslinch Township, Wellington County, just southwest of present-day Guelph.The family were still living in a log cabin at the time.When Hugh was only nine years old his parents (and grandmother) all died within 11 months of each other orphaning Hugh and his sister and brothers all under the age of 11.Hugh and his siblings were raised by their uncle Peter Stewart and his sister, their aunt, Catherine Stewart.In the early 1860s the family moved from their log cabin into the stone farm house that still stands today.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† In 1871 Hugh moved to Hamilton with his family with his wife and first son.It was the same year that Hugh's father-in-law, Leonard Tait, died.Leonard was already living in Hamilton, and since later census records show the Tait children living with Hugh and Mary, it seems likely that Hugh and Mary moved to Hamilton in order to look after Mary's siblings.Having been orphaned himself, I suspect Hugh would have felt compelled to look after his wife's younger siblings.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† In Hamilton, Hugh worked initially as a machinist and general labourer, but in 1877 he opened a grocery store at Hunter and Walnut streets with his brother-in-law, Robert Tait.The family store was known as "Tait & Stewart Grocers".Robert eventually moved to London afterwhich Hugh and Mary moved the grocery store to the corner of Ferguson & King William streets.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† It's curious to note that nearby was another corner grocer named Hugh Gillespie.Could this be Hugh Stewart's uncle?Did Hugh Stewart decide to become a grocer because of his uncle?The answer to these questions will have to be left to future research.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Hugh Stewart died suddenly at the young age of 44.The cause of his death is unknown (although heart and stroke issues seem to run in the family).It's possible that Mary may have been pregnant with their daughter Agnes at the time, or at most Agnes would have been only a toddler when her father died.After Hugh's death Mary ran the grocery store herself with the help of their son, Leonard, who eventually took over the family store..

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY TAIT, married CIRCA 1869 in PUSLINCH, WELLINGTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, b. 1843 in NORTHUMBERLAND, ENGLAND, d. 31 Dec 1927 in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1927 in HAMILTON CEMETERY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MARY: Mary emigrated from Northumberland to Puslinch, Ontario with her parents and siblings around 1850.She met Hugh Stewart in Puslinch and it is presumed that they were married there prior to any marriage records being kept (or perhaps their record is lost).

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† By the late 1860s Mary and Hugh Stewart moved to Hamilton where they established a family grocery store, Tait & Stewart Grocers.After Hugh's premature death Mary ran the grocery store herself.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mary was predeceased by her husband Hugh and three of her children: Robert, James, and Maggie.All but James are buried in unmarked graves.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† A Richard Alexander Rankin (RMLI 1875-1928) is buried with the family, but it's not known who Mr. Rankin is.Perhaps he was Agnes Stewart's husband?

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†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† CATHARINE STEWART, b. 28 Dec 1842 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 2 Nov 1887 in BELLFLOWER, McLEAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Catherine Stewart was orphaned at the age of 7.She was raised by his uncle Peter Stewart and her aunt Catherine Stewart on the Stewart farm in west Puslinch..

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married HUGH MCINTYRE, married 11 Feb 1869 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, b. 16 Oct 1832 in GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, d. 11 Sep 1910 in BELLFLOWER, McLEAN COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JAMES STEWART, b. 22 May 1847 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James Stewart was orphaned in infancy at the age of only 20 months after his father died.James' siblings were raised by their Uncle Peter Stewart and Aunt Catherine Stewart on the Stewart farm in west Puslinch, however James was not initially.Since James would have been only 8 months old when his mother died he was probably still nursing and would have had to have been sent to a family where he could be nursed.I can find no trace of him in the 1851 census among any of the Stewart families, but Mary Gillespie had a sister Helen who lived in Puslinch and who was raising children (and therefor probably nursing) about the same time.However family records for Helen Gillespie do not show James living with them.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James Stewart shows up again in the 1861 census living with Uncle Peter and Aunt Catherine and his brother and sister Hugh and Catherine.James shows up again in his adult years as a witness to the wedding of his brother Robert.James seems to have followed his brothers to Hamilton and was residing in Hamilton by about 1870.

 

113.PETER STEWART, b. Jul 1820 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 3 Dec 1901 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1901 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††† Peter Stewart, one of eleven children, emigrated with his extended family from Perthshire, Scotland in 1833 and eventually settled in Puslinch township, Wellington county, Upper Canada Colony, British North America (present day Ontario) in 1834.The story of their perilous journey is recorded in the notes of Peter's mother, Catharine McNaughton.

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†††††††† Peter was only 12 when the family arrived in Puslinch.He lived with his mother Catharine, his brother Robert, Robert's wife Mary, their four children, and his sister Catherine.It's likely the some of Peter's other siblings also lived with them initially.

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†††††††† It appears that Peter was a bit wild while growing up.His memoirs tell of a time while he was helping clear a neighbour's farm land."There was a great work party with many neighbours and their oxen working to clear trees and stumps."Peter's team of oxen were going slower than everyone else's so he fed them each a bottle of whisky. Apparently they perked up a bit afterwards!He also comments that fortunately they were not his oxen!

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†††††††† Peter also used to haul whisky to Toronto for David Allen of Guelph.Peter and his partner Robert Allen (David's brother) would sell the whisky for $0.20/gallon.Their trip from Guelph to Toronto and back would take four days.

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†††††††† After the premature deaths of Peter's mother Catherine, brother Robert, and sister-in-law Mary (see notes: Robert Stewart) Peter and his sister Catherine found themselves in the care of Robert and Mary's four orphaned children.Peter and Catherine raised their niece and nephews until they were old enough to live on their own.It was only after the orphans were grown and gone that Peter himself married Catherine McLean.Together they had nine children of their own.Tragically Peter's wife Catherine also died prematurely leaving Peter and his sister Catherine to raise these children.

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†††††††† Peter served as an elder at Duff's Presbyterian Church for 27 years.He was remembered as an esteemed and generous man.

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†††††††† The Stewart family farm house is located at 6981 Puslinch Conc. 4, RR # 6, Guelph, Ontario.Peter Stewart's stone house still stands.

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†††††††† Obituary:

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†††††††† Peter Stewart.In Puslinch on Tuesday,December 3, 1901, aged 82.Funeral will take place from his residence, lot 19, 3rd concession, Puslinch on Thursday at 1.Friends and acquaintances will please accept this notice.

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†††††††† An old and respected resident of the township, he died after a long illness at his home this morning.In 1834 his widowed mother, with a family of ten came from Perthshire, Scotland.By industry and frugality, a comfortable home was provided.He leaves a family of nine, five sons and four daughters, viz: Robert, Harris, Kenneth and Mrs. David McNaughton in Manitoba and Mary, Neil, Duncan, Lizzie and Maggie and his sister, Miss Catherine, at home.Mr. Stewart was associated with Duff=s Church ever since its organization and was an earnest and consistent member.For many years, even until his infirmities prevented, he was an active worker in the Sabbath school on the 3rd concession.For 27 years he was an elder of the church, serving faithfully and always taking an active and intelligent interest in all the work of the church.His home was ever characterized by kind hospitality and generous gifts to the needy.He was well known and highly esteemed for his goodness of heart, honest frankness, humility, purity of life and nobleness of character.During the last few years he suffered from repeated strokes of paralysis and for over seven months was unable to leave his room, where his family, kind neighbours and friends, ministered constantly to his needs until his peaceful deliverance came.The service was conducted by Rev. W. Robertson of Duff's Church assisted by the Rev. Mr. McDonald of Hespeler.Interment Crown Cemetery.Pallbearers: Alexander McCaig, Allan McDiarmid, Andrew Munro, John A. Cockburn, Hugh Ross and William McKay.Miss Catherine Stewart, now 84, who has always lived with her brother, is the only surviving member of the ten who constituted their family.

 

†††††††† He married CATHERINE MCLEAN, married 1862-66 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, b. 1844 in SCOTLAND, (daughter of NEIL MCLEAN and MARY) d. 16 Jan 1883 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1883 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

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†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARY STEWART, b. 29 Jan 1867 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 6 Nov 1921 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1921 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. 28 Apr 1868 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 1955 in MARIGOLD, BRITISH COLUMBIA, buried: 1955 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† CATHERINE ANNIE STEWART, b. 1870 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 22 Aug 1936 in BROOKDALE, MAINITOBA, CANADA, buried: 1936 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Obituary: At Brookdale, Manitoba on August 22, 1936.Catherine Stewart, wife of the late David McNaughton.Funeral on Wednesday, August 26, 1936 at 2, from the home of her sister, Mrs. Margaret I Stewart, of Morriston.Interment Crown Cemetery.An unusual and sad coincidence occurred when two sisters, Mrs. Annie McNaughton and Elizabeth Stewart passed away within a week of each other. Elizabeth Stewart had been caring for her aged aunt Margaret Maclean of Los Angeles, California. Margaret passed away, and her niece took the remains to Carberry Man for burial. About two weeks later, Mrs McNaughton became ill. and was nursed by her sister Elizabethtill Mrs. McNaughton died a few days after, then took her body back to Guelph where Elizabeth was taken to hospital from the train and died two days later, August 28, 1936. Both funerals were from the home of theirsister,Mrs. Margaret Stewart of Morriston Elizabeth was a graduate of the Guelph General Hospital and her life was one of continual service in the profession of nursing in Manitoba and United States. She is survived by four brothers, Robert of Marigold BC; Duncan of Calgary. AB Harris of Portage la Prairie, MB and Neil, of Morriston; and one sister Mrs. Margaret Stewart of Morriston. Mrs. NcNaughton is survived by one son, James of Los Angeles and three daughters, Mrs. O W Reinmuth of Lincoln, Nebraska, Minnie of Montreal; and Mrs.Ramsay of Brookdale, Manitoba. Also four brothers and one sister. Elizabethand Annie NcNaughton were daughters of Peter Stewart, one of the oldest and most highly respected pioneers of Puslinch Township. They were both lifelong church workers and liberal supporters, Margaret Maclean who passed away in Los Angeles, was also a former resident and pioneer of Puslinch, and a pioneer of Manitoba, where she went with her mother and brothers when Manitoba was unsettled. Late she made her home in LA until her death. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Clark of Wellwood, Manitoba..

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† MARGARET ISABEL STEWART, b. 7 Aug 1880 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 11 Jan 1967 in MORRISTON, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1967 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married HARVEY ALEXANDER STEWART, b. 31 May 1877 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 27 Sep 1930 in MORRISTON, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1930 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† NEIL STEWART, b. 27 May 1872 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 7 Mar 1954 in MORRISTON, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1954 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married CATHERINE ISABEL MACPHERSON, b. 6 Dec 1870, d. 23 Nov 1953 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1953 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JOHN JAMES HARRIS STEWART, b. 9 Nov 1873 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 19 Jul 1901 in PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, MANITOBA, CANADA, buried: 1901 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† KENNETH STEWART, b. 1875 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 18 May 1919 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1919 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. 4 Sep 1878 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 28 Aug 1936 in GUELPH, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1936 in CROWN CEMETERY, PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elizabeth was a nurse who studied at Guelph General Hospital, Guelph, Ontario before moving to Manitoba and the United States.

 

114.WILLIAM STEWART, b. Oct 1824 in ST FILLANS, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 1892 in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1892 in HAMILTON CEMETERY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††† This family is not confirmed, but the circumstancial evidence fairly convincing.

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†††††††† The 1861 Puslinch census shows a 9 year old Robert Stewart living with Peter and Catherine on the Stewart farm in Puslinch.Peter was not yet married at this time and his own son Robert was not born until 1869.If all William's siblings followed Gaelic naming patterns (as it appears they have) then the only sibling young enough to have an eldest son named Robert born in 1851 would have been William.†† Furthermore, Duff's Church records show a Robert Stewart, son of William Stewart and Agnes McLean, born December 1851 -- exactly the right age!

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†††††††† If this is the correct family then they can be found in the 1881 census living in Ward 1 of Hamilton, near where William's nephews Hugh and Robert were living.Furthermore, William's son, Edward, is shown as a "grocer" and Hugh and Robert owned a grocery store.It seems likely that Edward may have been working in his cousin's grocery store.

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†††††††† The family of William Stewart is also buried nearby the family of Hugh Stewart, suggesting a possible family connection.

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†††††††† The 1871 census shows this family still in Puslinch.In the 1881 Hamilton census, William's occupation is listed simply as "labourer".

 

†††††††† He married AGNES MCLEAN, b. 1829 in SCOTLAND, d. 1889 in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1889 in HAMILTON CEMETERY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

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†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ROBERT STEWART, b. 2 Dec 1851 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† This Robert is uncertain, but probable.The 1861 Puslinch census shows a 9 year old Robert Stewart living with Peter and Catherine on the Stewart farm in Puslinch.Peter was not yet married at this time and his own son Robert was not born until 1869.If all the siblings followed Gaelic naming patterns (as it appears they have) then the only sibling young enough to have an eldest son, named Robert, born in 1851 would have been William.Furthermore the Duff's Church records show a Robert Stewart, son of William Stewart and Agnes McLean, born December 1851 -- just the right age!

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†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† NORMAN STEWART, b. 7 Feb 1854 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† JOHN STEWART, b. 11 May 1955 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† John died at the age of 24 and his buried with his parents.Presumably he never married.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† EDWARD STEWART, b. 20 Jan 1858 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The 1881 census records Edward's occupation as "grocer".His cousins, Robert and Hugh, owned a grocery store in Hamilton.It's quite possible that Edward may have worked in his cousins' store, or may have been another partner..

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† KATY STEWART, b. 14 Sep 1861 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, occupation DRESSMAKER.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Here is an interesting quandry: The 1881 census shows this family with a daughter named "Katy" born in 1861.However Duff's baptismal records show a son named "Peter" born on the same date.Since "Katy", or "Katherine", would fit the Gaelic naming pattern and it's unlikely the family had two sons named Peter, unless the first Peter died young.Thus it seems more likely that the census is correct and the baptismal record is incorrect..

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† PETER STEWART, b. 18 Aug 1863 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, occupation PAINTER.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Peter's birthdate is uncertain.The Baptismal Register at Duff's Church shows his year of birth as 1855, the same as his sister, Agnes (though different dates), which is not possible.However the 1881 census shows his date of birth as 1863.It seems the Duff's Baptismal record may be incorrect.However the 1881 census shows Agnes birthdate as 1867, so it's possible that Peter's is correct and Agnes' is incorrect..

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† AGNES STEWART, b. 20 Feb 1865 in PUSLINCH TWP, WELLINGTON CO., ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 1956 in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1956 in HAMILTON CEMETERY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married ALFRED MOUNTAIN, b. 1865, d. 1940, buried: 1940 in HAMILTON CEMETERY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† WILLIAM STEWART, b. CIRCA 1865.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† SARAH STEWART, b. CIRCA 1869.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† MARY STEWART, b. CIRCA 1870, d. 1891 in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1891 in HAMILTON CEMETERY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xi††† ALEXANDER STEWART, b. CIRCA 1873.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xii††† ARCHIE STEWART, b. CIRCA 1875.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xiii†† EDNA JEAN STEWART, b. 1887 in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, d. 1887 in HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, buried: 1887 in HAMILTON CEMETERY, HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† The gravestone for Edna Jean Stewart claims that she was the (presumably stillborn) daughter of William and Agnes Stewart, however William and Agnes would have been in their 60s at the time.I think it's more likely that Edna Jean is and out-of-wedlock daughter from one of William and Agnes' daughters..

 

115.JOHN WOLCOTT STEWART, b. 1864, d. 1915.

 

†††††††† He married EMMA BATTELL.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 143.†† i††††† PHILIP BATTELL STEWART b. 1864.

 

116.JOHN McLEAN, b. 14 Aug 1813 in FORTINGALL, PERTHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 16 May 1865 in GLEBE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††† He married MARGARET LIVINGSTON, married 26 May 1844 in CADDER, LANARK, SCOTLAND, b. 14 Aug 1815 in BOWMORE, ARGYLL, SCOTLAND, d. 21 Feb 1874 in GREENOCK, RENFREWSHIRE, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 144.†† i††††† JAMES (ALEXANDER) McLEAN b. 1 Sep 1847.

 

117.ELIZABETH LITTLE BROWN, b. 2 Feb 1792 in ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. CIRCA Feb 1855 in NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† She married SAMUEL VANCE III,[32],[33] married 20 Oct 1807 in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TN, b. 1 Feb 1784 in WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA, (son of SAMUEL VANCE II and MARGARET LAUGHLIN) d. 2 Apr 1823 in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY CO., TN.

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†††††††† SAMUEL: Samuel lived in Clarksville, TN during its early years and was a man of culture and refinement. He was only thirty-nine at the time of his death, but had amassed a handsome estate. When he died he left a sizeable fortune for his widow and five children.

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†††††††† On December 1, 1807, Morgan Brown (Elizabeth Brown's father) deeded all of his property on the Cumberland River and town lots in Palmyra, Montgomery County, TN as a wedding gift to Samuel Vance III. This land totaled nearly 4000 acres in Montgomery County, TN. In 1807, Samuel established residence in the town of Clarksville, TN where he acquired property, owning as many as fifty town lots. According to Samuel's grandson, Burton Vance, Samuel Vance owned a chain of mercantile stores along the Cumberland and Ohio Rivers and a line of small steamboats, used to transport supplies to his stores.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 145.†† i††††† MARGARET LAUGHLIN VANCE b. CIRCA 1809.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† SARAH VANCE, b. CIRCA 1811 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1819 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sarah is buried beside her father in Clarksville, Tennessee.

†††††† †† 146.†† iii†††† MORGAN BROWN VANCE b. CIRCA 1813.

†††††† †† 147.†† iv††† WILLIAM LITTLE BROWN VANCE b. 26 Nov 1816.

†††††† †† 148.†† v†††† ELIZABETH LITTLE BROWN VANCE b. 18 Jun 1817.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† SAMUEL VANCE IV, b. CIRCA 1823 in MONTGMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1868.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Samuel was born after his father's will was written, however, he did receive his inheritance through his mother's life estate. Samuel never married. He was a captain in the Confederate Army.

 

118.MORGAN W. BROWN, b. 1800 in CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† Morgan was admitted to the bar sometime prior to 1830. His service as United States District Judge covered a period of nineteen years, from his appointment in 1834 to his death in 1853, at the age of fifty-three. He died at his home in Nashville, Tennessee and is buried there.

 

†††††††† He married ANNA MARIA CHILDRESS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† ELIZABETH BROWN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married VERNON K. STEVENSON.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† JANE BROWN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married FRANK WILLIAMS.

 

119.KATHERINE SPEED, b. 16 Oct 1804 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 10 Feb 1831 in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† She married WILLIAM BRANTLY, married CIRCA 1828, b. CIRCA 1800 in NORTH CAROLINA, (son of CHARLES BRANTLY and UNKNOWN) d. Apr 1844 in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOEL A. BRANTLY, b. 9 Jun 1829 in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, occupation FARMER.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† NANCY BRANTLY, b. 22 Nov 1830 in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

120.WILLIAM WASHINGTON SPEED, b. 20 Dec 1805 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† He married MRS. MARY SIMMS, married 10 Jul 1846 in MONTGOMERY CO. TENNESSEE, b. 1811 in TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† GEORGE (SIMMS) SPEED, b. 1840 in TENNESSEE.

 

121.JAMES J. SPEED, b. 7 Jul 1807 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, occupation FARMER, d. 09 Apr 1858 in ILLINOIS OR INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS.

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†††††††† Family history submitted by Nickolas Allen Speed Jr, indicates that James & his wife Marion McNichols lived near Brown Lake (5 miles from Oil Trough, Arkansas). James had a neighbor who lived on the opposite side of the lake & had hogs that damaged James' crops. In ca 1850, James crossed the lake with his gun to hunt game. He came across two men whom he thought said, "there's old Speed, kill him!". James shot & killed both of them but later learned they were target practicing. James fled to Illinois where he later died.

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†††††††† Many of the immediate descendants of this family were buried in Maple Springs Cemetery near Rosie and Oil Trough, Arkansas.

 

†††††††† He married MARION McNICHOLS, married CIRCA 1826 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. CIRCA 1800 in TENNESSEE, (daughter of SAMUEL Mc NICHOLS and UNKNOWN) d. 1865 in INDEPENDENCE, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 149.†† i††††† SARAH ANNE SPEED b. 11 Apr 1825.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† SAMUEL N. SPEED, b. 12 Oct 1827 in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE.

†††††† †† 150.†† iii†††† ELIZABETH JANE SPEED b. 1830.

†††††† †† 151.†† iv††† JAMES HENRY SPEED b. 1831.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARY M. SPEED, b. 1833 in TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN F. PERRY, married 18 Jan 1853 in INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS, b. 1830.

 

†††††† †† 152.†† vi††† CHARLES CARROLL SPEED b. 7 Sep 1837.

†††††† †† 153.†† vii††† CATHERINE ROSE SPEED b. 1838.

†††††† †† 154.†† viii†† WILLIAM T. SPEED b. 4 Apr 1840.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MONROE M. SPEED, b. 1842 in MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 155.†† x†††† GEORGE WILLIAM SPEED b. 1843.

†††††† †† 156.†† xi††† DALTON M. SPEED b. CIRCA 1846.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xii††† MARION JANE SPEED, b. 1847 in TENNESSEE, d. 23 Jan 1896 in INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, ARKANSAS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES BROWN, married 9 Nov 1865 in INDEPENDENCE CO., ARKANSAS.

 

†††††† †† 157.†† xiii†† JOSEPHINE MARION SPEED b. CIRCA 1847.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xiv†† MARROW, b. 1850 in ARKANSAS.

 

122.SARAH ANN SPEED, b. 25 Sep 1809 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 15 Sep 1871 in HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1871 in ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† In the 1860 US Census, Henry Hinson and Sarah Speed Hinson are shown to be living in Henry County, Tennessee, District 14; page 292; dwelling 2003, family 2035. Along with their four children, Nancy Speed (wife of James Stuart Speed of Montgomery County, Tennessee) is also shown to living with them. Nancy apparently moved in with her daughter, Sarah, after the death of her son, Charles Stuart Speed of Weakley County, Tennessee in 1856. Prior to this, she was living with him. It is believed that Nancy is buried in Henry County, Tennessee along with her daughter and other family members at the Allman / Almond Cemetery, NE of Paris, TN on HWY 79.

 

†††††††† She married HENRY HINSON, married 20 Aug 1840 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 19 Dec 1814 in TENNESSEE, (son of OBADIAH HINSON and MARY) d. 18 May 1869 in HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1869 in ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES B. HINSON, b. 8 Aug 1841 in TENNESSEE, d. 19 Apr 1908 in HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1908 in ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married NANCY J. (JENNIE) VAUGHN, b. 9 Dec 1855 in TENNESSEE, d. 6 Sep 1926 in HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1926 in ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARY ANN HINSON, b. 5 Feb 1843 in TENNESSEE, d. 26 Mar 1869 in HENRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1869 in ALLMAN / ALMOND CEMETERY, NE of PARIS on HWY 79, HENRY CO., TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married LEWIS.

 

†††††† †† 158.†† iii†††† WILLIAM HENRY HINSON b. 23 Oct 1844.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ELIZABETH HINSON, b. 1848.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married VAUGHN.

 

123.NANCY SPEED, b. 7 May 1812 in TENNESSEE, d. 11 Mar 1874 in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1874 in BALDRIDGE CEMETERY, MARTIN, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† Nancy and Walter had five girls and two boys. A grandson of one of her daughters was named Walter Harper. He was a lawyer and served as Mayor of Martin, Tennessee and as a Tennessee State Legislator for several terms during the early 1900's.

 

†††††††† She married ANDREW WALTER BALDRIDGE,[34] married 14 Jun 1842 in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 15 Aug 1805 in NORTH CAROLINA, (son of WILLIAM BALDRIDGE and ELIZABETH KULAND) d. 26 Mar 1855 in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1855 in BALDRIDGE CEMETERY, MARTIN, WEAKLEY CO., TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† ANDREW: Andrew and his wife Nancy Speed Baldridge are buried in a small family cemetery prominently preserved in the"Y" formed by the Pair Road exit ramp and the south(west) traffic lanes of a new highway bypass a couple of miles southeast of Martin, TN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 159.†† i††††† SARAH J. BALDRIDGE b. 16 Mar 1843.

†††††† †† 160.†† ii†††† JAMES K. BALDRIDGE b. 9 Jan 1844.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARY C. BALDRIDGE, b. 1847 in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† CHARLES A. BALDRIDGE, b. 1848 in TENNESSEE, d. CIRCA 1920 in UNION CITY, OBION COUNTY, TN.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARTHA BALDRIDGE, b. 1850 in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married J. P. BEARDEN, married 3 Jun 1874 in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† NANCY BALDRIDGE, b. 1850 in TENNESSEE.

†††††† †† 161.†† vii††† SALUDA MAHALIA CALPURINIA BALDRIDGE b. 22 Feb 1853.

 

124.CHARLES STUART SPEED, b. 04 Mar 1817 in MONTGOMERY CO., TENNESSEE, occupation FARMER,[35] d. 26 Aug 1856 in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, buried: 1856 in PLEASANT HILL CEMETERY, WEAKLEY CO., TN.

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†††††††† Abstracts of deeds for Montgomery Co., Tennessee (Book O, pg.220, 1835) show that William Speed deeded to Charles S. Speed on Dec. 20, 1834, 86 acres on Spring Creek. This was an original land grant from the state of N. Carolina to David Lewis and later sold. Proved Jan. 19, 1835 by Wm. Speed. These records also show that Charles S. Speed deeded to Wm. D. Merriweather (Book S, pg.21) on Dec. 24, 1840, 86 acres on Spring Creek for $450. Proved by oath of witness Jan. 4, 1841.

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†††††††† Sometime before the 1850 census, Nancy Speed, the widow of James Stuart Speed, moved in with the family of her son, Charles Stuart Speed. Charles had moved to Weakley County, Tennessee sometime between 1841 and 1850. The 1850 Weakley County census showed Charles (age 33) , his wife, Martha (age 32), a twin son and daughter, Mary and George (age 4), a son, Robert (age 5), and Charlesí mother, Nancy (age 65).

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†††††††† Unfortunately, Charles Stuart Speed died on 26 August 1856 leaving his wife, Martha, to raise five children. Twins Mary (called Puss) and George were eight years old, son Robert was five years old, Henry Lewis (called Lute) was three years old, and the youngest son, Charles, was ten months old. This left Martha Cowell Speed with a formidable task in raising their young family alone. Charles was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery located across from the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church formed in 1835 just south of Martin, TN at the intersection of Troy Road and Pleasant Hill Road. This was quite near the old Speed farm between Troy Road and Mud Creek just west of Hwy 45E.

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†††††††† When I first found my great great grandfather's grave, the top half of the tombstone was missing and you could not read the name. I had a local monument company probe the ground around the grave and they found the missing upper half of the tombstone. I then had an additional marker made and, along with the upper half of the original tombstone, had both placed in cement on the grave. I had my own name also placed in the marker in hopes that some other family member who might be researching this family line, would contact me if they saw who placed it there. I have since had two contacts made by distant cousins researching relatives buried in that old cemetery.

 

†††††††† He married MARTHA ANN COWEL, married 10 Jan 1847 in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSS, b. 19 JAN 1819 in ALABAMA, (daughter of SAMUEL COWEL and ANN ELIZABETH W. COOK) occupation HOUSEWIFE, d. 21 Feb 1872 in WEAKLEY CO., TENNESSEE, buried: in WEAKLEY CO., TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† MARTHA: After Martha's mother, Elizabeth W. Cook, died, Richard Waggener and his wife, Keziah Cook Waggener,took the two children, Martha and William Henry Cowel, and raised them. He evidently was good to them and said that William Henry was too delicate to work on the farm and would have to learn a trade. After he was old enough, William was apprenticed to a tailor for four years. He also was a shoemaker and a school teacher. William Henry Cowel was also known as an amateur pharmacist. Edwin(a?)Gordon Burdette (granddaughter to William Cowell) also known as Aunt Eddie, identified Richard Waggener as Uncle Billy Waggener's grandfather.

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†††††††† It is believed that Richard Waggener was directly related to this family because he took responsibility for raising Martha Ann Cowel and her brother, William Henry (Buck) Cowel, following their mother's death. It is probably through a family connection between Richard Waggener's wife, Keziah Birch Cook, and Martha Cowell's mother, Elizabeth Cook, which could have been that they were sisters. It is also possible that Elizabeth W. (Waggener?) Cook could have been a Waggener. Both the Cooks and the Waggeners lived in Barren County, Kentucky at the same time before moving to Weakley County, Tennessee.

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†††††††† It was thought that Martha Ann Cowel was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery along with her husband, Charles Stuart Speed, but an investigation by her great great grandson, Chuck Speed of Amarillo, TX, did not reveal any grave marker with her name. Charles Stuart Speed, however, is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery next to Richard Waggener's grave.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 162.†† i††††† MARY (MOLLIE) ELIZABETH CAROLINE SPEED b. 20 Nov 1847.

†††††† †† 163.†† ii†††† GEORGE WILLIAM ANGELINE SPEED b. 20 Nov 1847.

†††††† †† 164.†† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART SPEED b. 12 May 1851.

†††††† †† 165.†† iv††† HENRY ANDREW LEWIS SPEED b. 22 Nov 1852.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† CHARLES RICHARD FLANAGAN SPEED, b. 28 Oct 1855 in WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 16 Jul 1889 in DALLAS OR DENTON COUNTY, TEXAS.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† There has been little found about Richard except that he never married and was living with his brother, Henry, and sister, Mollie, at the time the 1880 census was taken in Denton County, Texas. It is suspected that he may have died somewhere in Denton County and may be buried there.

 

125.JOHN STEWART, b. 30 Jul 1798 in EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 10 Apr 1858 in RAYMOND, HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: 1858 in RAYMOND CEMETERY, RAYMOND, HINDS COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† He married WINIFRED STEWART, b. 1801 in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN H. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1822.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ALEXANDER W. STEWART, b. 13 Feb 1825 in GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ROBERT STEWART, b. CIRCA 1826.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JAMES WALLACE STEWART, b. 27 Nov 1827.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ELIZABETH STEWART, b. CIRCA 1830.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† REBECCA C. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1832.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† MARY A. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1834.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† JOSEPH A. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1835.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† WINIFRED STEWART, b. CIRCA 1840.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† ANDREW STEWART, b. CIRCA 1842.

†††††† ††† ††††††† xi††† CHARLES A. STEWART, b. CIRCA 1845.

 

126.ROBERT STEWART, b. 14 Feb 1803 in EDGEFIELD DISTRICT, SOUTH CAROLINA, d. 2 Apr 1846 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† He married ELIZABETH D. LOWERY, b. 15 Sep 1807, d. 5 Jan 1852 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 166.†† i††††† WILLIAM JAMES STEWART b. 20 Nov 1834.

†††††† †† 167.†† ii†††† SARAH SUSANNAH STEWART b. 20 Mar 1831.

†††††† †† 168.†† iii†††† MARY JANE STEWART b. 11 Jun 1833.

†††††† †† 169.†† iv††† ELIZABETH STEWART b. 25 Oct 1833.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARTHA AMANDA STEWART, b. 21 Feb 1838 in MISSISSIPPI, d. 20 Nov 1918 in GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 170.†† vi††† ALEXANDER STEWART b. 14 Oct 1839.

†††††† †† 171.†† vii††† JOHN STEWART b. 5 Oct 1841.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† REBECCA ALICE STEWART, b. 22 May 1843 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 25 Jun 1845 in GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† ROBERT JOSEPH STEWART, b. 14 Nov 1845 in GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, d. 5 Oct 1847 in GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† JOSEPHINE STEWART, b. 14 Nov 1845 in GILSBURG, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES M. TATE.

 

127.REBECCA STEWART, b. 4 Apr 1814 in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married JAMES B. FAIRCHILD, b. Sep 1805 in BALDWIN COUNTY, GEORGIA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES CALHOUN FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARGARET A. C. FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARY JANE FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† SARA REBECCA FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† MARTHAA. (BOBBIE) FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† FELIX WILLIAM FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† HARRIET E. FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† JOSEPH WALLACE FAIRCHILD.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MARGARET IDALE FAIRCHILD.

 

128.JAMES DUNCAN STUART, b. 21 Jul 1799 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 1 Jul 1852 in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††† He married MARY GAYLE, married in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES DUNCAN STUART, JR..

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James served during the U. S. Civil War in the rank of Captain and was

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† killed in action.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ROBERT SIBLEY STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† FRANCES STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† ELIZABETH STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† NOLAN ADAMS STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† ARABELLA KING STUART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† BAILEY STUART.

 

129.MELISSA STUART, b. 25 Oct 1801 in NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††† She married JOHN T. McNEILL, married in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN T. McNEILL, JR..

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† EDWIN McNEILL.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ANGUS McNEILL.

 

130.CLARA LUCRETIA STUART, b. 6 Jan 1804 in NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††† She married (1) JOSHUA V. THROOP, married 17 Mar 1822 in NORTH CAROLINA, b. 1800 in NORTH CAROLINA, d. 5 Sep 1823 in NORTH CAROLINA.

 

††††††††

†††††††† She married (2) JAMES BAILEY, married 26 Mar 1827 in NORTH CAROLINA, b. 1779, d. 7 Sep 1829 in NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES BAILEY, JR., occupation DISTRICT ATTORNEY-LA.

 

†††††††† She married (3) AMOS ADAMS, married 1831 in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, b. 13 Aug 1798 in LITCHFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS, d. 1859 in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 172.†† ii†††† CLARA L. ADAMS b. 9 Oct 1832.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MARY LOUISA ADAMS, b. 16 Nov 1835 in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married GEORGE PIKE, married in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JOSIE ADAMS.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married CHARLES McMURDO, married in LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† WILLAM HENRY ADAMS, b. 1845 in LOUISIANA, d. 1905.

 

131.FRANCES ANN STUART, b. 30 Jun 1808 in NORTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††††† She married EDWIN CHEATHAM, occupation PHYSICIAN.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† LUCRETIA CHEATHAM.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married FRANCIS GARDERE HENDERSON.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† MARY CHEATHAM.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† EDWIN CHEATHAM, JR..

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married CORDELIA VAN LANDINGHAM.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† FRANK CHEATHAM.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES CHEATHAM.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† MARCUS CHEATHAM.

 

132.ARCHIBALD McGEHEE STUART, b. 19 Apr 1820 in WILKINSON CO., MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† He married SOPHIA TABOR, (daughter of WILLIAM TABOR and PERMELIA NEWTON).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 173.†† i††††† CLARA BELLE STUART b. 27 Oct 1865.

†††††† †† 174.†† ii†††† WALTER BYNUM STUART b. 21 Dec 1866.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† ARCHIE McGEHEE STUART, JR., b. 1869, d. 1890.

 

133.SARAH JONES STEWART, b. CIRCA 1830 in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married WILLIAM JOHNSON FORT, b. in CATALPA PLANTATION, (son of WILLIAM FORT and MARY JOHNSON).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† SARAH (SALLIE) FORT.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married RICHARD ELLIS BUTLER, b. 12 Jan 1851, (son of THOMAS BUTLER and SARAH JANE SEMPLE) d. 15 Dec 1915.

 

134.DUNCAN B. STEWART, b. 7 Oct 1836 in BAY ST LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI, occupation PLANTER.

 

†††††††† He married CAROLINE E. McGEHEE, (daughter of EDWARD McGEHEE and MARY BARRUSS).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† KATE B. STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† LOUISE F. STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† EDWARD McGEHEE STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† EUGENIA McGEHEE STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† GEORGE McGEHEE STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† HENRY MARTIN STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† IDA RANDOLPH STEWART.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† MARY B. STEWART.

 

135.CATHERINE ELIZA STEWART, b. CIRCA 1838.

 

†††††††† She married J. BURRUSS McGEHEE, (son of EDWARD McGEHEE and MARY BARRUSS).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† J. STEWART McGEHEE.

 

136.COLONEL JAMES DUNCAN, b. 1824 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, occupation ATTORNEY.

 

†††††††† He married AMANDA YERGER, married in MISSISSIPPI, b. CIRCA 1829 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, (daughter of GEORGE YERGER and UNKNOWN).

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† AMANDA STEWART, b. 1851 in MISSISSIPPI, d. 1871 in MISSISSIPPI.

†††††† †† 175.†† ii†††† IDA STEWART b. CIRCA 1862.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† NOLAND STEWART, occupation PHYSICIAN.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† WILLIAM N. STEWART, occupation PHYSICIAN.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† GEORGE YERGER STEWART, occupation DRUGGIST.

 

137.MARY STEWART, b. 1830 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† She married JOSEPH JOHNSON, married in MISSISSIPPI, b. 8 Jan 1923 in WOODVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, (son of WILLIAM JOHNSON and ELIZABETH RANDOLPH) occupation ATTORNEY & PLANTER, d. 1874 in MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† WILLIAM STEWAR JOHNSON, b. CIRCA 1852 in MISSISSIPPI, d. 15 Jun 1890.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† HENRY JOHNSON.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† NOLAN JOHNSON.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JOSEPH JOHNSON, JR..

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† PINCKNEY S. JOHNSON.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JAMES JOHNSON.

 

138.CATHARINE (KITTY) NOLAN STEWART, b. 12 Jun 1825 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 26 Feb 1854 in WEST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, buried: 1854 in OLD VAULT, SKIPWORTH PL., E. BATON ROUGE.

 

†††††††† She married ALFRED AGUSTUS WILLIAMS, married 15 Dec 1842 in BELAIR PLANTATION, LOUISIANA, b. 16 Aug 1816 in VERMONT, occupation PLANTER, d. 1 Sep 1863 in ST CHARLES HOTEL, NEW ORLEANS, LA, buried: 1863 in LAFAYETTE CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES McCALOP WILLIAMS, b. 30 Sep 1843 in WEST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, d. 17 Nov 1867 in EAST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† James died of yellow fever.

†††††† †† 176.†† ii†††† MARY (ANA) McDOUGAL WILLIAMS b. 4 Oct 1845.

†††††† †† 177.†† iii†††† NOLAN STEWART WILLIAMS b. 12 Oct 1848.

 

139.LUCY RUSSELL STEWART, b. 19 Dec 1827 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 15 Feb 1913 in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

††††††††

†††††††† Lucy was educated by tutors at home and in Baton Rouge. Mammy Lucy, as she was called, stayed with their home during the Civil War and saved it from destruction. John owned Carolina Plantation in Louisiana.

 

†††††††† She married JOHN ALLEN DOUGHERTY, married 31 Oct 1848 in EAST BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, b. CIRCA 1809 in NEW YORK, d. 1890.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES McCALOP DOUGHERTY, b. 1 Dec 1849, d. 7 Mar 1851.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ELVIRA McCALOP DOUGHERTY, b. 10 Oct 1851, d. 31 Jul 1907.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM GARIG, married in LOUISIANA, b. in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† NOLAN STEWART DOUGHERTY, b. 29 Sep 1853 in ST LOUIS, MISSOURI, occupation STATE SECRETARY OF STATE, d. 14 Dec 1912.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married LILLIE McCONNELL, married 1881, b. in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† WORDEN DOUGHERTY, b. 31 Mar 1855, d. 20 Oct 1880.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JOSEPH W. DOUGHERTY, b. 5 Jan 1858, d. 5 Apr 1859.

†††††† †† 178.†† vi††† KATHERINE ELEANOR (NELLIE) DOUGHERTY b. 1 Jan 1864.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† JOHN ALLEN DOUGHERTY, JR., b. 16 Dec 1868.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married LUCY MANSUR, married in BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† LUCY: John and Lucy married at Elvira Moore McCalop's home at 741 North Street

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

140.SARAH STUART, b. 27 Feb 1825 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 4 Feb 1863.

 

†††††††† She married JOHN COBUN HUMPHREYS, occupation ATTORNEY & PLANTER.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† DAVID GEORGE HUMPHREYS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† KATE COBIN HUMPREYS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† MOREAU STUART HUMPHREYS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† JOHN COBUN HUMPHREYS, JR..

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† JAMES LEON HUMPHREYS.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† BLOUNT STUART HUMPHREYS.

 

141.WILLIAM PIERSOL DICKSON, b. 1818 in TENNESSEE, d. in AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, buried: in OLD GERMANY CEMETERY, NEAR OLD CENTREVILLE, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††† He married (1) MARGARET ELIZABETH L. C. WINANS, married 23 May 1839 in WILKINSON COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

††††††††

†††††††† He married (2) MARGARET ELIZABETH GERMANY, married 3 Apr 1855 in MISSISSIPPI, b. 14 Oct 1829 in MISSISSIPPI, (daughter of ROBERT GERMANY and LOUISA COSBY) d. 25 Aug 1893 near NORTH OF OLD CENTREVILLE, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 179.†† i††††† LOUISA (LOULIE) CORNELIA DICKSON b. 14 Jan 1856.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† HARRIETT (HATTIE) (TA) E. DICKSON, b. 7 May 1858 in OLD CENTREVILLE, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 12 Sep 1933 in JENNINGS, JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, LOUISIANA, buried: 1933 in JENNINGS, JEFFERSON DAVIS COUNTY, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married RICHARD (DICK) ELSWORTH BROWER, married 10 Nov 1881.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† LUCY S. DICKSON, b. 4 May 1860 in OLD CENTREVILLE, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 8 Sep 1870.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† KATE DICKSON, b. 25 Sep 1861, d. 23 Sep 1862.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† EMMA GEORGINE DICKSON, b. 25 Nov 1862 in OLD CENTREVILLE, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. Dec 1931 in PINE BLUFF, JEFFERSON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, buried: 1931 in CENTREVILLE, MISSISSIPPI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN GIPSON McKEE, married 15 Aug 1883.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† MARY (MAMIE) BOWMAN DICKSON, b. 26 Nov 1866 in OLD CENTREVILLE, AMITE COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI, d. 30 Oct 1941.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JAMES (JOHN) LAWRENCE COKE, married 25 May 1892.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† JAMES F. DICKSON, b. 9 May 1870, d. 30 Jan 1897.

 

142.WILLIAM THOMAS DEVANE,[36] b. 24 May 1848 in TOMAHAWK, SAMPSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, d. 6 Jun 1923.

 

†††††††† He married ELIZABETH KEZIAH NEWTON, married 1874, b. 27 Oct 1853, d. 22 Jun 1930.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† †† 180.†† i††††† RAYMOND STUART DEVANE b. 14 Jan 1876.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ADRIAN CHARLES DEVANE, b. 1878, d. 1919.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† WILLIAM THOMAS DEVANE, b. 1880, d. 1967.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† LEON NATHAN DEVANE, b. 1882, d. 1917.

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† LUTHER JEFFERSON DEVANE, b. 1885, d. 1959.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† CLARENCE DIXON DEVANE, b. 1896, d. 1940.

 

Fifteenth Generation

 

143.PHILIP BATTELL STEWART, b. 1864, d. 1957.

 

†††††††† He married SARAH COWLES.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JOHN WOLCOTT STEWART II, d. 1976.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married LOUISE WAKEFIELD.

 

144.JAMES (ALEXANDER) McLEAN, b. 1 Sep 1847 in GREENOCK, RENFREWSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 26 Dec 1924 in LOCHVIEW, HELENSBURGH, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††† He married AGNES JENKINS CAMPBELL, married 20 Nov 1879 in GREENOCK, RENFREWSHIRE, SCOTLAND, b. CIRCA 1851 in GREENOCK, RENFREWHSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 16 Sep 1933 in LOCHVIEW, HELENSBURGH, SCOTLAND.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† JAMES LIVINGSTON McLEAN, b. 13 Feb 1881 in GREENOCK, RENFREWSHIRE, SCOTLAND, d. 14 Aug 1926 in NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ISABELLA LYON DEAN, married Jan 1909 in BELFAST, IRELAND, b. 7 Sep 1879 in THURSO, CAITHNESS, SCOTLAND, d. 15 Oct 1961 in JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.

 

145.MARGARET LAUGHLIN VANCE, b. CIRCA 1809 in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. Jul 1835 in NASHVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††† She married GEORGE CAMPBELL CHILDRESS, married 12 Jun 1828 in MEMPHIS, DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 8 Jan 1804 in NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 6 Oct 1841 in GALVESTON, TEXAS.

††††††††

†††††††† GEORGE: George was known as the author of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He committed suicide in Galveston, Texas.

 

††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† CHARLES STUART CHILDRESS, d. 1862.

 

146.MORGAN BROWN VANCE, b. CIRCA 1813 in UNION MILLS, JESSAMINE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, d. 8 Jun 1871 in NEW ALBANY, FLOYD COUNTY, INDIANA.

 

†††††††† He married SUSAN PRESTON THOMPSON, married 8 Jun 1845 in LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, b. 5 Oct 1822 in SHAWNEE SPRINGS, MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, (daughter of GEORGE CLAIBORNE THOMPSON and SARAH SIMPSON HART) d. 6 Jun 1915 in LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† MARY ODEN VANCE, b. 1846, d. 1853.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† SALLY HART VANCE, b. 1848, d. 1851.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† BROWN VANCE, b. 1850, d. 1851.

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† HART VANCE, b. 7 Mar 1852 in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, d. 1922 in ST LOUIS, MISSOURI.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MIRA LOMAX, married 11 Jan 1887 in VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, b. 1864 in VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI, d. 1944 in ST LOUIS, MISSOURI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† SAMUEL MORGAN VANCE, b. 24 May 1854 in LOCUST GROVE, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 9 Sep 1915 in LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARY JOSEPHINE HUNTOON, married 8 Apr 1885 in LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, b. 9 Dec 1861 in HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, d. 22 Jan 1949 in LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† BURTON VANCE, b. 1856, d. 1930.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† HOWARD VANCE, b. 9 Aug 1858 in HARRODSBURG, KENTUCKY, d. 1902.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married KLEA, married Dec 1889 in BERLIN, GERMANY.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† KLEA:††† It was believed that Klea was a German actress.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† SAMUEL VANCE, b. 1860, d. 1860.

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† MARGARET VANCE, b. 1861, d. 1863.

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† MARJORY PRESTON VANCE, b. 1864, d. 1896.

 

147.WILLIAM LITTLE BROWN VANCE, b. 26 Nov 1816 in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 13 Nov 1888 in MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

††††††††

†††††††† In 1825, William moved with his mother to Nashville, Tennessee where she remained. William attended Cumberland College and later, Nashville University where he graduated in October, 1834. In February, 1835, he left home on the steamer, Tobacco Plant, bound for New Orleans, but before arriving obtained temporary employment in Memphis as a clerk. He remained there until early July when he received news of the death of his oldest sister, Margaret Vance Childress, in Nashville. After returning to Nashville, his widowed brother-in-law, George C. Childress, invited him to join him along with George's younger brother, Jack Childress, and Elliott Fletcher on a horseback expedition to the Mexican Territory of Texas. In November 1835, they traveled down the Mississippi River to Nachitoches, Louisiana. From there, they traveled west to Robertson's Colony to the Falls of the Brazos River in the Texas territory. At the Falls, the presidio of the colony, they found the empressario, Sterling Robertson, the uncle of George Childress.

††††††††

†††††††† The Mexican government had granted a huge concession of many hundreds of thousands of acres to be granted in bodies of a square league (4,444 acres) to each settler of the colony. Because those who had settled in this territory were cash poor and willing to sell up to one quarter to one half of their portions of their land grants, William Vance and his brother, Jack Vance, and George Childress and Fletcher bought up as much land as they could afford between themselves and friends back home. They bought huge amounts of land at prices as low aseight cents an acre. After the independence of Texas, William sold 10,000 acres of this land for one dollar per acre making a sizable profit.

††††††††

†††††††† When word of Texas independence became known, William and George rode south to the town of Washington on the west bank of the Brazos River, some seventy miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. There George Childress became a delegate along with his uncle, Sterling Roberson, to the Revolutionary Convention from their colony. William Vance was present at the convention meeting when George Childress proposed wording for the document to be later known as the Texas Declaration of Independence. The fateful fall of the Alamo had occurred only a few weeks prior to the convention. Before the close of the convention, George Childress was elected as the new Texas Minister to the United States with William L. Vance elected as Secretary of the delegation. On April 12, 1835, Washington DC newspapers announced the arrival of the new Texas Minister, George Childress and the Texas delegation. General Andrew Jackson was President and was old friends and neighbors with George's father, John Childress. Although no official recognition was given the independence of Texas the delegation of Childress and Vance was warmly welcomed. While on this diplomatic tour, Texas won its independence from Mexico.

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†††††††† William ultimately made his home in Memphis, Tennessee where he was partners on many land speculations in the Memphis area with his brother-in-law, Robertson Topp, who was married to his sister, Elizabeth Little Vance. Although he was against succession, William did have to seek the help of President Lincoln to keep from having his lands confiscated by federal troops near the close of the civil war. With the help of introductions by Kentucky Senator John J. Crittenden and a successful meeting and discussion with the President, Lincoln allowed William to retain his land holdings. Still another amazing occassion occurred when William Vance was attending Ford's theatre purely by chance on the night that President Lincoln was assasinated.

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†††††††† Following the end of the Civil War, the Memphis area and William Vance prospered greatly due to the fact that Memphis became the military center for activity in the Southwest.

 

†††††††† He married LETITIA HART THOMPSON, married 16 Oct 1844 in MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 9 Mar 1826 in SHAWNEE SPRINGS, MERCER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, (daughter of GEORGE CLAIBORNE THOMPSON and SARAH SIMPSON HART) d. 23 Apr 1896.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† VIRGINIA VANCE, b. 1845.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married THOMAS MARTIN.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† ELIZABETH VANCE, b. 1847.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married JOHN W. RUTHERFORD, b. in SCOTLAND.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† SUSAN SHELBY THOMPSON VANCE, b. 1850.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DR JAMES WISTAR VANCE, b. in SOUTH CAROLINA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† GEORGE THOMPSON VANCE, b. 4 Oct 1852, d. 11 May 1926.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (1) ELLA HODGES, b. in LUKA, MISSISSIPPI, d. 14 Dec 1891.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (2) ANNIE HANCOCK.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† LETITIA HART VANCE, b. 1854 in WOODFORD COUNTY, KENTUCKY, d. 1926.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) RICHARD VAN VREDENBURGH.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) CHARLES WASHINGTON DEPAUW.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† WILLIAM LITTLE VANCE, b. 1858, d. 1858.

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† WILLIAM LITTLE VANCE, b. 1863.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (1) GRACE ISABEL MATTHEWS.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married (2) GEORGIA MARIE HUNT.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† GUY PERCY VANCE, b. 1865.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MARGARET FULLENLOVE, b. in NEW ALBANY, INDIANA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† PAUL OTEY VANCE,[37] b. CIRCA 1866, d. 1913 in CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† According to family stories told to his great granddaughter, Suellen Vance, the family disowned him when he married an actress and moved to Chicago, Illinois.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married MAY (MAE) LAMPHEAR, married in CHICAGO, ILLINOIS.

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† MAY: May was an actress.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† MARGARET VANCE, b. 1867, d. 1867.

 

148.ELIZABETH LITTLE BROWN VANCE, b. 18 Jun 1817 in CLARKSVILLE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† Elizabeth married Robertson Topp at the age of eighteen and came to Memphis, Tennessee as a bride in 1837. Memphis was at that time almost a wilderness. She made her home in the eastern portion of what was then the projected city.

 

†††††††† She married (1) ROBERTSON TOPP, married 27 Apr 1837 in DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, b. 20 Apr 1807 in DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE, (son of JOHN TOPP and COMFORT EVERETT) d. 13 Jun 1876 in MEMPHIS, SHELBY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† ROBERTSON: Robertson moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1831 and became a prominent citizen of that town. He served as state representative from Shelby County for many terms. He built the Gayoso Hotel in Memphis and, with a business partner, built the Memphis and Ohio Railroad.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† i††††† EDWARD LEDCREIGH TOPP, b. 1838 in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, d. 1888.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married EUDORA BAYLISS, married 24 Jun 1868, b. in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† ii†††† CATHERINE ELIZABETH TOPP.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (1) WILLIAM BROWN ROSS, married 1861, b. 1828 in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, d. 1 Jan 1863 in MURFREESBORO, TENNESSEE.

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married (2) LEWIS D. McKISSICK, b. 1828 in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iii†††† FLORENCE TOPP, b. in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married WILLIAM MARTIN FARRINGTON, married 8 Aug 1867 in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, d. in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† iv††† BLANCHE TOPP.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married HENRY WATSON BROOKS, married 1877, b. in PORTSMOUT, VIRGINIA.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† v†††† ALICE TOPP.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married IRVIN McDOWELL MASSEY, married 1874, b. in MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vi††† JULIETT TOPP.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married DICKSON CUNNINGHAM, married 1884, b. in ST LOUIS, MISSOURI.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† vii††† EMMA TOPP.

†††††† ††† ††††††† viii†† ROBERTSON TOPP, JR.

 

†††††††† She married (2) WILLIAM THOMPSON, b. in KENTUCKY.

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†††††††† WILLIAM: William was the first cousin of George Claiborne Thompson who married first, Sarah Thompson (William's sister) and second, Mary Madison McDowell. Thirdly, George Claiborne Thompson married Sarah Simpson Hart. Sarah Simpson Hart Thompson became the mother of Susan Preston Thompson and Letitia Hart Thompson.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Children:

†††††† ††† ††††††† ix††† CATHERINE THOMPSON, b. 1826 in NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 1857.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† She married EUGENE UNDERWOOD, b. in BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY.

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† x†††† JOHN CLAIBORNE THOMPSON, b. 1828 in NASHVILLE, TENNESEE, d. 1873.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married ROWENA EWING, b. in NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, (daughter of JUDGE OVRVILLE EWING).

 

†††††† ††† ††††††† xi††† PHILLIP BURTON THOMPSON, b. 1830 in NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, d. 1871.

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† He married LUCY WOOD, b. in BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE.

 

149.SARAH ANNE SPEED, b. 11 Apr 1825 in MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, d. 16 Aug 1866 in MARTIN, WEAKLEY COUNTY, TENNESSEE.

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†††††††† Sarah and her husband moved from Tennessee to Independence County,

†††††††† Arkansas. They had five boys and four girls. Three of the boys eventually

†††††††† moved to Texas about 1880. Two of the remaining boys stayed in Arkansas.

 

†††††††† She married WILLIAM A. COLE,