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From: Forrest, Robin< >
Subject: Re: The 4th, American Independence Day
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 04:56:56 -0700
they refered to them selves as Scotch-Irish a Scots according to my grand
father was a dog called scotty or Scotie in america (a small terrior) and he
is Scotch-Irish. He also says that colling some one a Scot was a sware word
in his family. but Ulster-Scot would be fighting words as an even worse
thing to call them but I think that this is a family thing with him and my
mother's family This is from a History that his father wrote in the 1920's
by Robert McCOOK this history also states that the Fighting McCOOks of Civil
War fame were our cousins and came from the same area his parents did near
Ballymena, Co. Antrim in the mid 1700's some stayed there and we descend
from this group (ie the ones that stayed). He said that the eppelet of
Fighting McCOOKs was also applied to this family in Scotland and that that
reputation was why they were asked to go to Ireland ca 1640
or there abouts.
I have posted for information about the Fighting McCOOks before and got
several interisting thoughts on the family but nothing concrete yet.
thanks for all who wrote me esp Papa Joe.
From: David L. White <>
Date: Monday, June 29, 1998 11:44 AM
Subject: The 4th, American Independence Day
>As we Americans approach the 4th of July, it is perhaps appropriate that we
>remember the contributions made by the Scots and Scots-Irish in
>establishing our liberties and independence.
>Nine Scottish and Scots-Irish immigrants were signers of the Declaration of
>Independence. John Hancock, William Hooper, George Robs, James Wilson and
>John Witherspoon were all born in Scotland. George Tailor, Thomas McKeon,
>Matthew Thornton, and James Smith were all Scots-Irish. These brave men
>pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor in support of
>Nine of the thirteen original state's governors were Scots or of Scottish
>We Americans owe so much to so few. Let us never forget.
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