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Scots in Springdale, Wisconsin, after 1840
« on: Thursday 17 May 12 04:12 BST (UK) »
I have been transcribing my gggrandfather James Peter McPherson's diary (1850-1900). He settled in a Scots community in Springdale in 1850, after emigrating to America in 1842 from Dundee.  He and most of his Scots cohorts in Springdale were born in the early 1800s.

McPherson was close to the Stewarts(John, James, Donald); the Adamsons(Thomas and Anna); and the Cairncrosses (William and Alexander).  There may have been a family connection with these families and my McPherson family.

Other Scots in the area,
Wm. & Thomas Henderson,
 John Beat,
John and James Edie,
Thomas McGregor, 
John McDonald, 
John Beath, 
Thomas Thompson,
John Gow,
W. Waddell,
Ann Brown,
Daniel Gordon,
James McKay,
W. Menzies,
John Mitchell,
Davidson,
Robert Sibbald(Sibbles/Sibbels)
John Lyle,
John McGaughey
and others.

Most of these folks were from Perth, Dundee, or surrounding areas.

I would love to hear from anyone that has connections with these folks.

Joan Hill
Burn/Burns, McPherson, Spink, Lancashire, Dundee,

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Re: Scots in Springdale, Wisconsin, after 1840
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 17 May 12 04:31 BST (UK) »
Are you going to put the finished transcription on line?  I'd be interested to read it.  Late in life, my grandfather wrote a short account of his boyhood [~1875-1900] in Douglas Center and Merritt's Landing, Marquette County, Wisconsin, about 50 miles north of Springdale.  If you're interested, I put it online at:

http://www.wiroots.org/wimarquette/ennisdiary.html
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: Scots in Springdale, Wisconsin, after 1840
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 17 May 12 07:56 BST (UK) »
Hi

An absolutely fascinating read

This is what family history is all about

Yours Aye
BruceL

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Re: Scots in Springdale, Wisconsin, after 1840
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 17 May 12 15:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the interest.  From time to time, I post bits and pieces of information gleaned from the diary and my research on my blog:  www.rootsnleaves.blogspot.com.   If you are interested, drop by and have a read.

Thanks again for the interest.

Joan Hill
Burn/Burns, McPherson, Spink, Lancashire, Dundee,