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Newer profile for Scottish Corner Research and Photos to a fighting Highlander; however it would seem that they more accurately made contributions as farmers and Presbyterians, also contributing to the Scot and Scot-Irish pioneer spirit that made such a contribution to America.  Often settlers would strive to use them as “arrow catchers” outside their own settlements.  However, in search of land for a living, they were up to the task.  The big rural Ulster scene reminds us of perhaps the main thrust for pioneering with a farm scene, courtesy of Scot in Ulster.
Of course even in Ulster they felt pressures against freedom of worship from the Anglicans and Irish Catholics.

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About this community
This community is for the discussion of Southern heritage and appreciation. Historical, cultural, political, and general discussion of the Civil War would be appreciated. History has shown that free black men, slaves, whites, women, Native American Indians, Europeans, and even Mexicans served the South. Racial hatred is not historical and will not be tolerated here. The record shows that the war was fought over States Rights and that Lincoln, a one time slave owner himself, made the war about slavery. Not the South.
Unfortunately there are some efforts today to stick heads in the sand and rewrite history, forgetting that all, north and south are entitled to remember and honor their dead relatives.  For example approximately 127 Scottish American McMichaels fought for the north and about 120 for the south.

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Please watch …. don’t forget your ancestry .
It should be cherished
#UlsterScots   #ScotsIrish   #Presbyterians   #Baptists   #AmerianPioneers   #StonewallJackson

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This is a puzzling Peden cave, as it does not appear on the old OS maps or their name books. It also does not, to my knowledge, appear in twentieth-century history books that deal with sites which tradition connects to the Covenanter, Alexander Peden. At first, it could be confused with Peden’s …
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Nov 14, 2015

Please reply … my girlfriends family are Wyllie’s…[spelling varies] 5 were drowned on the Crown Of London ….
could you give me more information on my girlfriend’s family background ..
Any information would be appreciative …
ps this is a link to ma  video on he story of the Crown Of London..
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In 1714, a list of Covenanters who were summarily executed in the fields during the Killing Times appeared in A Cloud of Witnesses. The list was based on the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short Memorial (1690) and nearly reproduces Shields’ list in full with some minor textual changes.
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Nov 14, 2015

Tears for our martyrs !
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 –  Oct 17, 2015
The Christian American
Mind in that Order1.  The Christian Mind is the
Mind of Christ.”Let this mind be in you which
was also in Christ…”
(Philippians 2:5)

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The Life Beyond**
Final State of Believers and Unbelievers
Comfort versus Poverty**Pardon the borrowing of the title from Dr Ray summers book; however
while studying graduate Physics at Baylor, the opportunity was also
afforded of taking the book of Revelation under him.  Summers and
McDowell in the “Meaning and Message of Revelation” come closer to real
Bible than any in our generation.  Of course Paul on the false secret rapture
came the closest in II Timothy.

Final state of believers and unbelievers in heaven and on new earth and with a great unpassable gulf between, hell and the lake of fire and brimstone.
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Craig McMichael’s Battle of Vicksburg.
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You may or may not be surprised to know these little known facts:
“About this community
The Fraternity of Freemasons is the world’s largest and oldest brotherhood of men. It grew out of the original operative stone mason lodges that build the cathedrals of the last millennium.
List of grand lodges
Masonic Directory
Worldwide – The freemasons are present in every country on earth. They are simpy more difficult to find in some places than they are in others.”
If that did not amaze this will, a large group of Afgan military with aprons on in a Freemason meeting.
That community does not show up here but it is at:
For more amazing facts on this shrinking world go to the Scot-Irish (Ulster Scots) Americans Community at
Brotherhood in Afganistan…… – divye mathur – Google+
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Thanks to Scot in Ulster and the New England Historical Society for telling the story by Charles Bolton, a few were Scots on a ship from Glasgow to SC by way of Antrim and Boston Harbor.  It is speculated that the unidentified miller {mill operator} that was offered cheap hire at Boston was the famous John McMichael of Bucks County PA, and some of the New England settlers moved on to PA.

“The following incident is worthy of record here. A certain Mr. John Jarvie had been ordained by the Presbytery of Belfast instead of by that of Down as had been decreed by the Synod. An explanation of the irregularity was given by Mr. Robert Wilson, merchant, of Belfast: “That there was a ship in the Logh of Belfast bound for South Carolina ; that the seamen and passengers amount to the number of 70; that it was earnestly desir’d that they may have a Chaplain on board, and if ordain ‘d, so much the better for the voyage, and also for the person to be ordain ‘d and the country whither they are bound — therefor desir’d, seeing Mr. Jarvie inclines to sail in the ship, that he may be ordain ‘d before he go, and that it may be done as soon as possible, because the ship will soon be clear to sail.'” It is possible that these passengers were from Glasgow, since nearly all ships from that port called at Bel fast on the voyage to America. Whether Scotch or Scotch Irish we cannot decide, but they sailed from an Irish port with one of Ireland’s Presbyter ian ministers on board, and arrived at Charleston, probably in the summer of the year 1714.”

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 –  Jul 4, 2015
At least get a virtual tour of Appin and castle stalker, Argyll and the Mull of Kintye for perspective.

At download and/or browse Scottish Corner research documents, free, with subjects of:
(1) list of killed and wounded of Appin Regiment at Culloden; (2) a short history of Annat church; (3) the Scottish War memorial, and (4) Scot-Irish among others.

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 –  Jul 4, 2015

Dunluce Castle

“In the 16th Century when Sorley Boy McDonnell came over from Scotland to consolidate McDonnell territories in both Ireland and Scotland, his main base became Dunluce Castle.  Dunluce Castle is one of the most iconic monuments in Northern Ireland situated as it is rather precariously on the craggy and treacherous Antrim coast and it provides a very important chapter in the history of the McDonnells of Antrim and North East Ulster.”

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 –  Jul 4, 2015

From Kintyre to Antrim:  Scottish Lowlanders, Highlanders, or both and Irish with origin of the Ulster-Scots name in 1640, with a good short history of Kintrye.

“The age-old Highland / Lowland divide in Scotland, and its impact upon Ulster-Scots history, is not always as clear cut as we might think. The broad view has always been that Ulster-Scots all have Lowland/Scots-speaking/Presbyterian origins. From 1640 when the term Ulster-Scots was first recorded, to the present day, this has been the dominant view.”

And for more go to:

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 –  Jul 4, 2015
RETREAT FROM KINTYRE TO THE GLENS: THE EVIDENCE OF FAMILY NAMES Alasdair Roberts, by reading you will recognize both the original Gaelic of some of you Scot-Irish Ulster Scots, the Irish form, and the Anglicized form.

For more on Kintyre, Argyll, and Appin go to:


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From Scotland to Ireland to PA to NC and SC to GA and Cass County Texas.  It is a typical story of Scot-Irish Americans that needs to be told.

And special thanks to those along the heritage trail that kept the home fires burning.  Please feel free to post as nothing is too small or large on these diverse subjects.

Scot-Irish (Ulster Scots) Americans

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 –  Jul 2, 2015

Macedonia Baptist Church of Butts County GA, from a Presbyterian heritage to Baptist.  Thanks to a history of the Macedonia Baptist Church, you can read about John Madison and Rev William Griffin McMichael:

“In 1838, John McMichael and others, having been expelled from Bethel Church because they believed in Missions, united with Macedonia by a profession of faith, and under a powerful sermon by J. S. Gallaway, a revival started in which about forty were added to the membership.  Among this number were two future heralds of the cross.  W. G. McMichael and J. H. Fielder.”

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Have you ever considered the history of the Clan system in Scotland, primarily the Highlands, and in Ireland.

Some time ago Dr Bruce Durie, former professor of Genealogy at Strathclyde University and a very good friend sent me this article…. Enjoy: Clans and Families Clans are a consequence of the templating of the Anglo-Norman feudal system onto pre- existing territorial holdings, but with certain specific features (such as a military elite), and were …
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Nov 13, 2015

God bless the true Scottish …. COVENANTERS !
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What Most People Accept about the history of the Killing Times.
The Killing Time was a period of conflict in Scottish history between the Presbyterian Covenanter movement, based largely in the south west of the country, and the government forces of Kings Charles II and James VII. The period, roughly from 1680 to the Glorious Revolution of 1688, was subsequently called the Killing Time by Robert Wodrow in his The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution, published in 1721-1722. It is an important episode in the martyrology of the Church of Scotland.
After the Restoration of 1660, episcopacy was reintroduced into the Church of Scotland, returning church governance to the situation that existed prior to the expulsion of the bishops by the Glasgow General Assembly in 1638 and overthrowing the Presbyterian form of organisation favoured by the Covenanters. Church ministers were confronted with a stark choice: accept the new situation or lose their livings. Although most conformed, up to a third of the ministry refused. Many ministers chose voluntarily to abandon their own parishes rather than wait to be forced out by the government.[1] Most of the vacancies occurred in the south-west of Scotland, an area particularly strong in its Covenanting sympathies. Some of the ministers also took to preaching in the open fields in conventicles, often attracting thousands of worshippers.
The Scottish Privy Council attempted to end the dissent in the form of the First Indulgence of 1669, followed by a Second in 1672. These allowed ministers to return to their churches on condition that they remained silent on the issues dividing the Kirk. The English writer Daniel Defoe, who studied the period, listed the reasons why the more intransigent clergy refused to countenance the offer:
(1) They would not accept of our Indulgence for worshipping God by the licence of the bishops; because they said they had abjured Prelacy in the Covenant, and had declared the bishops to be anti-scriptural and anti-Christian; and to take licence from them was to homologate their authority as legal, which they detested and abhorred.
(2) They would not take the Oath of Supremacy because they could not in conscience allow any king or head of the Church but Jesus Christ.
(3) They would not pray for the king, or swear to him, because he was a persecutor of the Church, and thereby an enemy to God, because he had renounced the oath of God in the Covenant, and until he had repented, they would have nothing to do with him.
(4) Being debarred all manner of liberty to worship God in public, and on the severest penalties forbidden to assemble themselves together, either in the churches or in private families; and believing it at the same time their duty according to the Scriptures, not to forsake assembling, they could not satisfy their consciences to obey man rather than God.
The Stuart regime, worried about the possibility of disorder and rebellion and resentful of the Covenanters’ having made their fighting for Charles II during the civil wars conditional upon the maintenance of Scottish Presbyterianism, attempted to stamp this movement out, with varying degrees of success. Fines were levied upon those who failed to attend the parish churches of the “King’s curates”, the death penalty was imposed for preaching at field conventicles, and torture of suspects with the boot and thumbscrews became a tactic of first resort. In 1678, some 3,000 Lowland militia and 6,000 Highlanders (the ‘Highland Host’) were billeted in the Covenanting shires and plundered their unwilling hosts.[3] These policies provoked armed rebellions in 1666 and 1679, which were quickly suppressed. The defeat of militant Covenanters in battle at Drumclog and Bothwell Bridge in 1679 was followed by further expressions of dissent, such as the 1680 Sanquhar Declaration, read publicly in Sanquhar by the Reverend Richard Cameron, renouncing all allegiance to the Crown and opposing the succession of James, Duke of York.
In response to this new element of outright political sedition, the Scottish Privy Council authorised extra-judicial field executions of those caught in arms or those who refused to swear loyalty to the King. The persecution ended with the accession of William II in 1688 and the acceptance of Scottish Presbyterianism by the 1690 Act of Settlement. The execution of James Renwick in 1688 is regarded as closing the period of martyrdom.

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God bless the Covenanters!
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What the Killing Times of Scotland, and the new historical investigation with details is all about.  You might say sort of like Unsolved Cases.
In 1722, James Wodrow first used the phrase “the Killing Times” in reference to a particularly complex and dark period in Scottish History. Since that time the phrase has gained currency and is now generally accepted to be referring to a period – of at most ten years – at the end of the Stuart Monarchy between 1678 and 1688.
History records the period as one of great turmoil and unrest. A time of persecution and suffering, of martyrs and despots. It is most commonly seen as an era of excessive cruelty that ultimately ended in a Glorious Revolution. But, is this a true picture? Do the known and knowable facts support this hypothesis?
This site aims to consider our current understanding of the ‘Killing Time’ in 17th Century Scotland and examine whether the available historical facts support Wodrow’s view.

In 1722, James Wodrow first used the phrase “the Killing Times” in reference to a particularly complex and dark period in Scottish History. Since that time the phrase has gained currency and is now generally accepted to be referring to a period – of at most ten years – at the end of the Stuart …
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2. Only the Christian is assured of the ultimate victory through Christ and
against the inward warfare, as assured in Romans 7:25–“I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I
myself serve the law of God;
but with the flesh the law of sin.”

Christian Mind versus Law of Inward Evil GIST: Unfortunate but inevitable that two laws, even after new birth of a Christian, war in the Christian Mind: the law of the. Christian Mind committed to the law of the holy righteousness of. God VERSUS the law of inward sin, a law in the spiritual …
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The Christian American
Mind in that Order1.  The Christian Mind is the
Mind of Christ.”Let this mind be in you which
was also in Christ…”
(Philippians 2:5)2.  The American Mind standard
is Commager’s ‘The American
Mind” and other books of the
History of American thought.”To be an American is of itself
almost a moral condition, an
education, and a career.”

3.  ‘You’re out of your mind
some would say:  Many do not
realize, and even more want to
ignore it, that the word with
concepts of “mind” is used over
91 times in the Bible, 52 in the
New Testament.

4.  Some “MINDs” from the NT
are shown below.

5.  Later will be considered
Person’s 5 American Minds.

6.  Even as Truebood’s THE
the classic and standard on the
subject, so Commager’s THE
AMERICAN MIND is for the
standard for American Studies
and the History of American

The Christian American Mind in that Order 1. The Christian Mind is the. Mind of Christ. “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ…” (Philippians 2:5) 2. The American Mind standard is Commager’s ‘The American Mind” and other books of the. History of American thought.
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 –  Aug 8, 2015

You just can not make this up and truth is stranger than fiction!

Hopefully on  Scottish Corner Google+ you read the post on Freemasons.  {If not, you may want to read it first in order to appreciate HOW “Le Monde et Petit” and shrinking.}  Then if you did not know about it , you might want to read the history of the origin of Freemasons at

Now that alone does not make the world so small as the following real life today sequence:
1.  A post about Donald Trump and Megyn Kelley was made to the United States Community–
2.  A Palestinian sympathizer in the army of Oman on that same US community commented affirmatively on it–
3.  He is a member of the Freemasons Community and Israel is War Criminals community–
a.               b.  And Israel War Criminals community
4.  That Freemasons Community told of the origin of Freemasons in Scotland–
5.  And it had a post on Freemasons in the Afgan army meeting with their aprons on–
THE WORLD IS NOT ONLY SMALL BUT COMPLICATED, soon there will be a warning post for their own and from Zechariah 13,14 about how all those and hate and would destroy Israel by attack will not only bring the whole earth to an end, but also those that bring the world to Megiddo and Jerusalem will be defeated by God Himself in a horrible death.  It is not on

now, but when the page is originated it will be at

The Origins of Freemasonry. A Lecture given on 25 August 2000, at the. 5th International Conference of Great Priories. in. The Albert Halls, Stirling, Scotland. by. Dr Robert Lomas. of. University of Bradford. and. The Origins of Freemasonry. Where Freemasonry Started …
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CHRIST HIMSELF IS OUR PEACE, AND HOW:  (1)  Peace between God and man; (2) Peace between Jew and Gentile; (3) Peace in the individual heart; and (4) Peace on earth.

Or download free this “Christ is Our Peace” addition to printing of One Commentary on Ephesians directly at

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 –  Jul 6, 2015
You Scot-Irish-Americans must visit the posts of this “scotinulster” site for good short history etc of how Scots got to Ulster Ireland and to the American colonies.
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TPFO on a Google+ Community affords expanded opportunities beyond the technical book TAC and the Technical Corner,

that has been sharing free for 9 years.  If you are technical or technically inclined or just have a hobby with programming, you will enjoy this community.  Anyway, test it!  There are many things that you can do with this TPFO community:  you can simply browse and have fun; you that are amateur or professional programmers can post and share; and all of you can satisfy your curiosity.  All technical invited on:  Engineering, science, math, physics, numerical analysis, aerospace, and teachers in education.  Come one and come all, let us develop something significant here, especially for the third world countries.  If you know about debugging then email at or if any of you find a link or links that do not work, please inform; and let us together grow a real community that entertains, informs, and perhaps even convinces.

Technical Progrramming Free and Open

TPFO with FreeMat, SciLab, and Octave with some examples from MATLAB.
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 –  Jul 4, 2015
Annat of Appin for 200 years was the land and brewery of the
Gillimichaell M’Ewin M’Illemicbaell.”Old photograph of cottages in Annat in Wester Ross, Scotland. This remote Scottish is located at the at the eastern end of Upper Loch Torridon. It is about 1 mile South East of the village of Torridon, on the A896 singletrack road.”
for more see

Old Tour Scotland Ancestry visit Genealogy Scottish Family History image photograph of cottages in Annat in Wester Ross, Highlands. This remote Scottish… – Sandy Stevenson – Google+
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 –  Jul 4, 2015

Scots-Irish chieftain of Ulster.

“Sorley Boy MacDonnell, Irish Somhairle Buidhe MacDonnell   (born c. 1505, probably Dunluce Castle, near Ballycastle, County Antrim, Ire.—died 1590, Dunanynie Castle, County Louth), Scots-Irish chieftain of Ulster, foe and captive of the celebrated Shane O’Neill.”

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 –  Jul 4, 2015

Oban Argylle is the town closest to Appin, Port Appin, and the Stalker Castle of James Stewart of Kidnapped fame, and of the Stewart of Appin Clan.  Close also to Annat where the Gillimichaell M’Ewin M’Illemicbaell family were granted land and a distillery for over 200 years and evolved into the Carmichael family.  Walking between Oban toward Stalker castle you encounter a single enclosed tombstone marker for Lt. Carmichael killed at Culloden in 1745 with many other Carmichaels.  {For the battle of Culloden see

, and for more on the M’Illemicbaell family see

. }

Our Aim. “The aim of the Museum is to advance the education of present and future generations by collecting, maintaining, conserving and exhibiting items of historical and cultural interest relating to the Oban area in peace time and during the war years.” …
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Consider this community a focal point for sharing oral history and written history on Scot-Irish_Americans.

Scot-Irish (Ulster Scots) Americans

Argylll to Antrim to American Colonies
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 –  Jul 2, 2015

“In 1881 the state voted to issue bounty warrants for 1,280 acres to Confederate veterans who had been permanently disabled in service.”

On the list for John Bruce or John Bartlett, there is some historical confusion, is:

“Cass Confederate Scrip Voucher 001894   McMichael, J B ”

Sgt John B and the other 5 McMichaels of the Civil War from Texas and Cass County as typical of honor of and memorials for all Texas Confederates, and Civil War vets.
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 –  Jul 2, 2015

The Great Philadelphia Wagon Road transported thousands of Scot-Irish and other settlers to Mecklenberg County NC.

“A fundamental transformation of the Yadkin-Catawba territory occurred in the 18th century when the era of Native American domination of the region came to a precipitous end. European civilization became predominant within a very few years. The initial white settlers drove their covered wagons into the Carolina Piedmont in the 1740s, mostly along ancient Indian trading paths. First in a trickle then a virtual flood, these immigrants, who were mostly from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware, came swarming down the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road to establish farms and homestead. Unlike the white traders who had preceded them, these families planned to stay. The road that brought these hardy souls into the Carolina hinterland was described during the 1750s as “a seldom trodden rocky farm road to the back field” amidst a “vast primeval wilderness arched high overhead by large wide spreading branches of majestic trees, ash, walnut, oak, pine, poplar and chestnut.” Luxuriant forests and meadows abounded with game, including bear, deer, quail, and pheasant.”

A History Of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. Dr. Dan L. Morrill. University of North Carolina at Charlotte. E-mail comments to Preface. This is not an encyclopedic history of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The story is too complex and too big for the scope of a project such …
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