Destiny of the Scots-Irish: A Family Saga
Amid the unfolding events in American history, perhaps no race can offer the same nostalgic appeal as the Scots-Irish. These God-fearing, family-oriented, hard- working, nomadic people, who originated in the lowlands of Scotland and moved to the north of Ireland, arrived on the American shores in great numbers prior to the American Revolutionary War.
Detested in Pennsylvania by the Quakers, they fanned out and quickly sifted like wind-strewn thistle westward and southward into the American back country.
Destiny of the Scots-Irish: A Family Saga chronicles the migratory path taken by one family that settled in the extremely significant, Scots-Irish Long Canes settlement in South Carolina.
A single member of each generation is brought into play to carry the family saga forward, beginning with Nancy Patton who rode a horse hundreds of miles from Virginia determinedly to establish her roots in the South Carolina Long Canes.
The tremendously interesting cast of characters weaves a heart-moving story through planting of their family roots, the ravages of war, the lush antebellum era, a world turned upside down by the Civil War, founding of the little town of Willington, SC, plagues and depression, and out migration – families in joy, peace, and strife.
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Hardcover, 160 pages, 6"x9", 80 photographs and illustrations, bibliography, notes, index, ISBN 978-0-9749976-2-5