|About the Book|
Carolina Scots has been recognized as a major new contribution to history of the early emigrations from Scotland prior to the Clearances. It is unique also in its combination of a reliable historical survey of Highland Scots on both sides of the Atlantic together with genealogies of 2-5 generations of select emigrant families. With over 6,500 names listed, many readers will be able to trace lost ancestors-though even if this is not the case, the historical and cultural information can be enjoyed on its own, especially because of the large collection of historical illustrations, maps, engravings and photographs from the Carolinas and Scotland. Since Gaelic was once the second language of the Cape Fear region, there is also a unique section actually in Gaelic, on the historic and current status of the Gaelic language in Carolina. The complete index lists more than 7,000 different names, in addition to place names and subject matter. Major family names include: Bethune, Black, Blue, Brown, Buie, Cameron, Carmichael, Clark, Conoly, Currie, Dalrymple, Darroch, Fairly, Ferguson, Gilchrist, Gillis, Graham, Johnson, Keith, Kelly, Henderson, Lindsay, Martin, MacQueen, McAllister, McArn, McCallum, McCaskill, McCall/McColl, McCrimmon/McCrummen, McDaniel, McDiarmid, McDonald, McDuffie, McEachern, McFayden, McGilvary, McInnis, McIntosh, McIntyre, McIver, McKay, McKeithan, McKenzie, McKinnon, McLaurin, McLean, McLellan, McLeod, McMillan, McNair, McNeill, McPhaul, McRacken, McRae, Monroe/Munroe, Murchison, Patterson, Purcell, Smith, Torrey Scores of others names are mentioned in the complete index.