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Recently on a trip to North Carolina, I came across a book in the Richmond COunty Library - the title is Directory of Scots in the Carolinas - published in 1986 - Baltimore, Md //author: David Dobson. The information contained in the book is as follows:

There are several pages of this information so I will post it in stages:

Ann McRae: Born in Kintrye, Argyllshire, c1770: Migrated to Charleston SC in 1772 - Married James MacQueen c 1790 - Settled in Robeson COunty, NC Died 14 August 1855 : Buried Stewartsville, NC

Christian McRae: 82. zborn in Scotland;; John C 53 - Farmer - born in SC: Catherine 51. Born in SC. Malborough County, SC.

Duncan MacRae: Strathglass, Inverness-shire. Migrated from Scotland, with hiswife Ann Cameron, to Norfolk, Virginia in 1773. Settled in Wilmington, NC then to Moore COuntyand later in Fayetteville, NC. Father of Duncan, Christian, Farquar, Alexander, Margaret and Nancy. Died 23 December 1781.

Duncan MacRae: Born in CXonchra, Lochalsh, Wester Ross during 1754. Emigrated from Scotland to SC before 1776.Settled in Camden, SC. Officer in teh Revolution. Married (1) sUSAN pOWELL (2) Mary Chestnut. Died during November 1824

If anyone wishes to contact me off the board concerning the MacRae/McRae line in the carolina's, please feel free to do so at


Query posted by : Misty Rosenfeld

23 Jul 2007 at 20.40
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Hello. I feel like I struck gold today by finding such an elaborate and thorough site dedicated to one lineage. My husband's family name passed down (not surname anymore) is McRae. My daughter Addy has it as well. Anyhow, we live in NC now but my husband is from Michigan and his grandfather (Eugene John Watt) and his brother William McRae Watt were born near the Canadian border to Watt parents. I am having difficulty finding the DIRECT link with the Watt/Moran family to the McCrae family but I do have an old drawn out family tree of the Chissolms, of whom several married McCraes. They are the original owners of the estates in Inverness-shire starting with Alexander Chissolm. I was told that Annie Chissolm married a Duncan Ban McCrae and one son named John had a son named William McCrae...but I don't really have dates and my tree stops there, until we come into 1907. That's a huge gap and I hope someone can help. I do know that some of the McCraes came over on the Pearl ship and others and that many ended up in Ontario. But I don't know who married into the Watt/Moran family. Thank you. And thank you Misty for mentioning the book about NC, since I live in Raleigh the book should be available.

Jamie DeWitt

Reply posted by : Jamie Dewitt

25 Jul 2007 at 21.32
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