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has submitted a portion of his family genealogy for research here.
This material will be extremely helpful to those who are descended from the
Cumberland County families of McAllister, McNeill, McKethan, Campbell, McKay,
Rogers, McLean, and many others. Please join me in thanking Russell for
his generosity. Myrtle Bridges.
Alice Mason's Genealogy Page
provides additiona information concerning these families.
The following is a transcription of a forty-eight page document depicting a
segment of my family history. The document was given to me by my mother, Christine
Stewart Parrish, of Coats, North Carolina. She was given the document by her mother's
sister, Agnes Floyd Collier,
sometime between April and October 1949.
COL. ALEXANDER MCALLISTER, THE BLUFF MCNEILLS
& ASSOCIATED FAMILIES
This material in large formed the basis for David S. McAllister's later book:
Genealogical Record of the Descendants of Col Alexander McAllister of Cumberland
Also of Mary & Isabella McAllister, by Rev. D. S. McAllister,
Whitney & Shepperson, Printers Richmond, VA, 1900.
Notes within the document credit David S. McAllister with the genealogy through
1870 and Edwin R. McKethan with updates (which extend to 1898). The document also
contains family history notes by Hugh McLean from 1893 to 1895. There are also
transcriptions of a Centennial address delivered by James Banks at the Bluff
Church October l8th, l858 and a letter from John McKay to Col. Alexander
McAlester from 1770. Finally, information was included from applications
to join the " Sons of the Revolution" .
In transcribing the document, I have endeavored to be fully faithful to the
document as it exists today, preserving all its aspects.
The document from which I transcribed this has carbon copy pages on legal
sized paper, of a weight between bond and onionskin, tending toward onionskin.
The paper is slightly yellowed. The typeface is Courier. The front cover and
first five pages are missing. The back of the document is a light blue paper
the weight of construction paper but more finely finished. The document is bound
by three rivets at the top. On the back of the back cover the following is written,
apparently by fountain pen, in script of a style more ornate than today's:
D R McNeill and Carrie Parrish McNeill
903 Oak St.
I do not know how the document came into Agnes Floyd COLLIER's possession,
but it is not difficult to imagine: Agnes Floyd COLLIER's mother, Margaret
Isabel McNEILL is the sister of David Richard McNEILL.
Pages 6 through 9 (of 24)- MCALLISTER, MCNEILLS & ASSOCIATED FAMILIES
Pages 10 through 13 - MCALLISTER, MCNEILLS & ASSOCIATED FAMILIES
Pages 14, 15, 16, & 17 - MCALLISTER, MCNEILLS & ASSOCIATED FAMILIES
Pages 18 through 21 - MCALLISTER, MCNEILLS & ASSOCIATED FAMILIES
Pages 22 through 24 - MCALLISTER, MCNEILLS & ASSOCIATED FAMILIES
Pages 25 through 28 - A RECORD OF THE FAMILY OF HECTOR STEWART
Pages 29 through 33 - RECORD OF FARQUHARD ARMSTRONG
Pages 34 through 36 - RECORD OF THE WHITFIELD CONNECTION
Pages 37 through 41 - LINE OF DESCENT BY EDWIN R. McKETHAN
Page 42 - LETTER FROM JOHN McKAY TO COL. ALEXANDER McALESTER
Pages 43& 44 - MEMORANDUM BY HUGH McLEAN
Pages 45 through 47 - THE BLUFF McNEILLS
DESCENDANTS of FARQUHARD CAMPBELL
JOHN McKETHAN'S WILL
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