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Subject: HUTCHINSON, McKEMY, CRAWFORD, LESLIE, JACKSON, CROW, LATHAM
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2006 18:04:26 +0000
Hi folks, I may have already put this on the list, but here it is again. It's not primary reserach. It's off of a couple websites, but, hey, it's great clues, tracking HUTCHINSON sisters from Carrickfergus, County Antrim to PA, the Carolinas, and beyond into TN. The surname McKEMY is really McKEMY as near as I could tell and they were not McCAMISHs -- I can find no connection between the Waxhaw McKemies and families of McCAMISH/McCOMISH living in the New River area of SC or Greene Co TN or Bedford/Campbell Co VA where the Greene Co TN McCamishes came from....there was a group of McCOMISHes who settled in what would become West VA who also produced the New River McComishes but Andrew Jackson's mum appears unrelated to them as well. (My opinion might change tomorrow!!). In Northern Ireland you tend to find McCAMISH/McCOMISH in County Down and Tyrone, not Carrickfergus..... Though if anyone has them there in the 1700s email me. In any case the Lesslie letter below is astrono!
- it connects SO many Scotch Irish families with one another and with their hometown of Carrickfergus.
In Clan McCord Connections here http://www.mccordfamilyassn.com/north.htm it says that: " Some McCords intermarried in Mississippi with the McCamish or McAmis family, close friends and relatives of the later-President Andrew Jackson's family who grew up in the Waxhaws of South Carolina just over the state line from Mecklenberg County, North Carolina.
"Andrew Jackson was born just a few miles into South Carolina at Waxhaw, just south of Mecklenberg County, North Carolina. His mother was close to relatives such as the McAmis (McCamish, McCamis) family and the Crawford family who lived just inside the North Carolina line a few miles away and attended the same church as McCord family members who lived there.
"Jackson's father had moved to North Carolina from the Condogwinet River area north of Ft..."
And at Hutchinson Family History there's reference to a book that shows a connection of Jackson with McKemie via Hutchinson (Andrew Jacksons mother)
From: Paula Barker <>
Subject: Re: HUTCHINSONs of SC; REv. War records
OUR BRANCH OF THE LESSLIE FAMILY IN THIS COUNTRY SINCE 1750 By John Nathaniel Lesslie
"They first came to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In 1756 war began between France and England for the possession of all the northern part of the country and Canada. France made a treaty with the Indians to help them against the English. so on account of the Indian depredations life became unsafe in Pennsylvania. They began the treck dow the Wagon Road to the "Garden of the Waxhaws".
"In 1757 all except John Lesslie and his family came to Lancaster County, South Carolina to what is known as the Waxhaws. In 1765 Mr. Jackson and Elizabeth came from Antrim, Ireland to America in company with a Hutchinson Brother. They landed in Charleston and made their way up the river to their relatives in Lancaster County, South Carolina.
"The Jacksons settled on land near the headwaters of Twelve Mile Creek, about eight miles from the other family members. The others settled on either side of Waxhaw Creek.
"Andrew Jackson II died after being injured lifting a log. He died within 48 hours. He is buried in Waxhaw graveyard. The grave is marked. At the time of his death, his wife Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson was pregnant with her 3rd child, Andrew Jackson III, the future president of the United States of America. On the night he was born Elizabeth and her sister sent for another sister, Sarah Hutchinson Lesslie, to serve as mid wife. Along with her came he daughter of 7 years, Sarah. (Later Sarah Latham).
"THE GENEALOGY OF THE LESSLIE FAMILY SINCE 1750 (AT THAT TIME SPELLED LESSLEY) Taken from a letter written by D.F.Lesslie
"About 1750 to 1755 six Hutchinson sisters married at Comick Fergus [Carrickfergus], County Antrim, Ireland. In 1750 Margaret was married to George McKemie. Later Mary was married to John Lesslie, and in 1755 Sarah became the wife of Samuel Lesslie. The other three sisters were married. Jane to James Crawford, Grace to James Crow and Elizabeth to Andrew Jackson.
"In 1755, Mckemie, Sam Lesslie, John Lesslie, James Crawford, James Crow and their families came to America and settled in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. In 1757 all except John Lesslie and his family,on account of the French and Indian War, came to Lancaster County, South Carolina to what is known as the Waxhaws. In 1765 Mr. Jackson and Elizabeth came from Antrim, Ireland to America in company with a Hutchinson Brother. They landed in Charleston and made their way up the river to their relatives in Lancaster County, South Carolina.
"To Sarah and Samuel Lesslie were born nine children: John, who migrated to Henderson County, Tennessee, Robert, who went to Kings Mountain, York County, SC; William, who made his home in Abbeville; Samuel, who married Nandy Allison about 1770-1775. In 1800 they left Lancaster County and went first to Oconee or Pickens and later to Alabama then to Arkansas. Sarah married Mr. Latham. Mary became the wife of James Faulkner. Jane was unmarried. There were two other children (no record or name)"