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From: Scott and Catherine Hunter <>
Subject: Re: [Sc-Ir] Scotch-Irish Ancestors
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 12:24:40 -0700
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The Wideners said:

>My Scotch-Irish Ancestors Mathew M. SHANKS born about 1740, and his
>4 year old son came from Belfast, leaving the first part of January,
>1767 with the Associated Reformed Presbyterians lead by William
>Tennent to Charles Town, S. Carolina arriving there a few weeks
>later. Mathew was indigent and his fare was paid by the church.
>His wife died prior to the trip and he brought his 4 yr. old son
>with him. The son's uncle (we think) Robert WILSON later listed
>James as his next of kin, Robert having arrived in S. Carolina prior
>to Mathew and James...

Then Linda Said:

> "I got WILSONs too back in the 1700s. Antrim to Western PA.

I have A Robert Wilson, living, I think, in Camden, SC, on the Gibbes
branch of my father's mother's side of the family. I'm not working on
this part of the family because it has been so thoroughly documented
-- by Robert Wilson himself, who drew up a spectacular family tree
back in the 19th C. My father updated it a few years ago. I seem to
remember that Wilson was a minister of some sort(we have
Episcopalians and Presbyterians scattered rather indiscriminately
around the family). I could ask my father about it, if you like...


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