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Subject: RE: [Scotch-Irish] Captain John McCALL 1726-1812
Date: Thu, 01 Nov 2001 13:16:45 -0500
Thanks Merle for the announcement. It's a good book with photographs and is only $2.50. The James Mycall and John McCall connection is not strong in the book and little is known about James MyCall before his capture. He may have been an Irish mercenary.
>Hi folks, I am not researching Captain John. He wasn't Scotch-Irish,
>as well as not a known relation of mine. Nope, but he could be
>mistaken for one, which is why I'm putting him here.
>Captain John McCall lived in New England. His ancestor, James
>McCALL was given a free trip to the Americas by the English Government
>after his capture at Dunbar in 1650. (This was the British Civil War
>period). A book "Captain John McCall, 1726-1812" by Clare M McCall
>traces 7 generations from Captain John, not James. THis book, published
>1985, is no on sales at the New England Historic Genealogical Society
>for $2.50, reduced from 21.00. Items S3-38100 . Hardback, and a great
>deal if you have confusing McCALLs.
>Maybe this will help point someone in the right direction one of
>these days. See the archives for more info on these confusing colonial
>Scots. More of them were in the colonies than previously thought. They
>are just badly documented. Try searching for DOBSON, as I abstracted
>some notes on them from his book on the topic. The problem is that
>there are more people in the USA claiming to be descended from
>Scotch-Irish than could be. Some of them are Scots, Huguenots and
>others who assimulated into the SI. SO you need to be aware that
>not all "Scotch Irish" came from Ireland. Captain John didn't,
>for one. The other problem we have is that the earlier folks came,
>the more descendents they left, so these early Scots, shipped off
>in the 1600's, now have many many progeny in the New World for us
>to sort out.
>Linda Merle -- not researching McCALLs at this time, SI or Scots.