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Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on April 2, 2014 at 5:03am

Marvin Pilyer Garrett & Heritage History of Chester Co., S.C.
Here are some details that may interest you about Elizabeth Craig: Pages 268-270 of "Heritage History of Chester County, South Carolina", 1982, names her Lady Elizabeth Craig. She was an only child and her estates were confiscated by the Irish Crown. Elizabeth died at the age of 103. [1719~1822] She moved from Chester Co., S.C. to Crab ...Orchard, Kentucky about 1788. Moved from Kentucky to Garrison Fork at Duck River, Bedford Co., Tennessee in the spring of 1812.

Happy trails,
LuAna Drake

Lady Craig, Planter Lady Elizabeth son Knox, Planter William daughter Knox, Planter Elizabeth son Knox, Samuel daughter Knox, Mary Virginia son Deason, Edward Adelbert son Deason, Sydney Doyle daughter Deason, Barbara Gail daughter Thigpen, Barbara Kim

Craig, Planter Lady Elizabeth son Knox, Planter James, Jr. son Knox, James III son Knox, Samuel daughter Knox, Mary Virginia son Deason, Edward Adelbert son Deason, Sydney Doyle daughter Deason, Barbara Gail daughter Thigpen, Barbara Kim

James KNOX, Sr. was born July 26, 1713 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Lady Elizabeth CRAIG was born 1719 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Parents of James KNOX Sr. were John KNOX born 1687 and Agnes JOHNSTONE. Parents of Lady Elizabeth CRAIG were John CRAIG and Elizabeth MOIR/MORE.

James and Elizabeth KNOX had 12 children.
Children born in Scotland:
William 1736 m. Patience GILL
Mary abt 1739 m. Mr. POLLOCK
John 1744 m. Elizabeth EOFF
James, Jr. abt 1749 m. Jannet MILLER
Elizabeth abt 1751 m. Samuel MORROW

Children born in Ireland:
Margaret about 1753 m. Isaac EOFF
Samuel 1755 m. Caroline JONES
Robert April 11, 1758 m. Elizabeth GILL
Joseph 1760 - never married
Ann "Nancy" abt 1765 m. Jacob SUTTON
Janet 1742 m. John GASTON

Susan born 1767 died 1767 on board ship to America.
In 1752 James Knox and his family traveled by ship from Scotland down the River Clyde into the Irish Sea and over to Belfast in Northern Ireland. They sailed from Belfast Harbor in March 1767, aboard the Earl of Hillsborough and landed at Charleston, South Carolina on May 27, 1767. James and Elizabeth Craig Knox and children moved up the Santee/Catawba to present day Chester co SC and settled on land close to Fishing Creek in the NE corner of Chester. Many of their neighbors had come down from NJ, the Suttons, Gastons, Fergusons, Grahams, Craigs, Campbells, Burrises, et al. Elizabeth Knox has come to Bedford and dies there on 1822 at 102 or 103 years old. There was a Knox family on the Donegal, but not James and Elizabeth's.

Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on February 21, 2014 at 11:13pm

In March 1767, the family sailed (on the Earl of Hillsborough, disputed, more likely on the Prince of Wales) from Belfast for Charles Town, South Carolina. As they departed on the ship, Elizabeth was 48 years old and pregnant with her last child, with twelve other children ranging from 2-25 years of age.
On May 28, 1767, South Carolina Warrants and Petitions indicate Knox family received 450 acres in a land grant from the General Assembly of South Carolina in Chester County, S.C., 100 miles into the Carolina upcountry. A wagon, head of oxen, plough, seeds and provisions were purchased in Charleston from grant monies. The family moved up the Santee/Catawba Rivers and settled on land close to Fishing Creek in Chester County. The family lived out of wagon until cabin was finished. After the cabin was built, they could enjoy a Saturday night bath in front of the fireplace. They attended the Old Richardson Meeting House on Fishing Creek for Sunday services, also called the Catholic Church, comprised of Covenanters, Associates and Presbyterians, on Rocky Creek. By 1772, the Covenanters had their own church, called Reformed Church, with Reverend William Martin as the minister. He was their minister in Ireland and came over from Ireland bringing the rest of the congregation. Most of the family is mentioned in the Fishing Creek Presbyterian Church visitation list in 1771 – 1774.  A Rev. Mr. Lyle preached here on February 19, 1775, using as his text, "Is there no balm in Gilead?" The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church was organized in 1782. The following year, the forty Associate churches and the twenty Reformed Churches in Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia were received into this denomination. A Presbytery embracing the churches in the Carolinas and Georgia was organized at Old Long Cane, S.C., February 2, 1790.           Elizabeth Knox and James Knox III:
Marriage: 1802, SC.///Birth: 21 May 1789 in Ireland
D: 25 Feb 1866 in Richburg, Chester County, South Carolina /Burial: 27 Feb 1866 Union Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Richburg, Chester County,  S C  This is where it gets interesting.. & confusing. The father of Elizabeth is William Knox, immigrant b. BET 1736 & 176, Lord Bishop of Derry/Co. Derry, Ireland/Drumaull, Ulster, Ireland. 1761? d. BET Oct 31 1830 & May 04 1844, Chester, South Carolina, USA., e. Interrment, Richburg, Chester Co., South Carolina, at Union ARP Cemetery., e. Will, May 1844, m. Patience Gill/ABT 1778, Richburg, Chester County, South Carolinad. Nov 28 1830 [It's a double Knox line] It is solid up to here & continues... William's parents are Lady Elizabeth Craig ["Heritage History of Chester County, South Carolina", 1982, names her Lady Elizabeth Craig. [She was an only child and her estates were confiscated by the Crown. Elizabeth died at the age of 103. She moved from Chester Co., S.C. to Crab Orchard, Kentucky about 1788. Moved from Kentucky to Garrison Fork at Duck River, Bedford Co., Tennessee in the spring of 1812] Her husband; William's father is James KNOX, Sr. was born July 26, 1713 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Lady Elizabeth CRAIG was born 1719 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Parents of James KNOX Sr. were John KNOX born 1687 and Agnes JOHNSTONE. Parents of Lady Elizabeth CRAIG were John CRAIG and Elizabeth MOIR/MORE. James and Elizabeth had 12 children. Samuel Knox served as the Sheriff of Tallaoissa County, Alabama before the Civil War. During the war he fought in the Confederate Army and was taken prisioner. When he was released after the war, he moved with his family to Logan County, Arkansas. Samuel is son of Elizabeth Knox the immigrant & James Knox III. Their daughter is Mary Virginia Knox; whose son with Minor Jackson Deason, Edward Adelbert, is my mother's father's father, who married Nancy Arizona Burton. I remember these great~g.parents well; & the house.

Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on February 19, 2014 at 2:54pm

http://www.scottishroots.com/

Thanks, Rosemary, for the heads up on that 'Mackenzie' alert. I'm sure that was charted when I first started out. Where can I get free DNA testing? My father is alive; & I have a brother.. & descendants. My curiosity has gone wild. Have I accidently traced back to Adam & Eve a couple of times; approx. 15 lines each to  Llud Llaw Mawr & Joseph of Arimathea; 3 to MM? I went back to Venus &  Pleione of Pleiades & Atlas? Is it so easy to make so many mistakes? I'm not being crass. I really don't know.

Comment by Susan Wemett on February 10, 2014 at 4:17pm

OK William, looking again I see that I do receive results, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s.  I don't know where Kirkudbrightshire is and I need historical info for the 1500s, 1600s, 1700s.  My George McConnell was born in 1725 and left the country by 1750.  The results I received on Google weren't anything I was ready to use presently, sorry. 

 

Comment by William Douglas on February 10, 2014 at 1:07pm

Sue Wemett You wrote "I, in fact, can't find any information on any other McConnell is Scotland"
 
I get 43,700 results for 'McConnells  in Kirkcudbrightshire' in my Google search!!!!

Comment by Susan Wemett on February 10, 2014 at 2:25am

https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.a...

Scottish Record Society (series) (FamilySearch.org)  Many on microfilm.  Some available online.  Click on filter near top of page to only show documents available online. 

Comment by Susan Wemett on February 10, 2014 at 2:23am

William Douglas I found nothing under Kirkcudbrightshire.  Realized spelling issue:  SEARCH McCONNELL, McCONNIL, M'CONNIL, CONNIL, CONILL, McCONILL, M'CONNEL, M'CONLE, M'CONNALL, M'KONNILL.  Found plenty, generally with M'Connel or M'Connil. 

Comment by Rosemary Harris on February 9, 2014 at 4:09pm

The latest date you mention Barbara is Jean Mary Mackenzie 1628 - 1674 and prior to that the there is one at 1526, then 1256. What about the generations in between and how can you prove that these are all your ancestors. What documentation do you have and what is your link between 2014 and 1628? Are you asking for help in proving this? Any unsourced information has to be questionable.

Comment by Carolyn Preston on February 8, 2014 at 7:30pm

You have documentation going back that far? Wow

Comment by Barbara Kim Thigpen on February 8, 2014 at 7:13pm

Carolyn, these are my ancestors according to hand~charting using Tribal Pages / The information came from wherever I could find it online. I tend to be thorough. I do have some brick wall ancestors, still.  There are more royal Scottish lines in my tree, but I thought I was overwhelming this board, so I added them to my Stories section on my Tribal Tree. Most of my royal lines are older than the Scottish ones. My grand~father sure was proud to be Scottish & spent time in Scotland. I will post pictures. Duh; I don't know how. I can put them on my wall.

 

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