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References, Suggested Reading, and Special Acknowledgements
I highly recommend James Webb's new book: Born Fighting - How The Scots-Irish Shaped America
The following lists reference materials referred to in this work and are offered for suggested
reading on the McDowells:
Abernathy, Thomas P., From Frontier to Plantation in Tennessee.
Adams, Margaret Bickel., Assorted Articles, Letters, and Genealogies of McDowell related families.
Adams, Margaret Bickel, Family Connections Along the Blue Ridge: The Ancestry and Close Descendants of Margaret Erwin McDowell and James Thomas Walton. Worldcomm, 1995.
Archives: Greater Rappahanock Central Library - Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania Co., VA.
Archives: The Handley Regional Library Archives - Winchester, Frederick Co., VA.
Bain, Robert, The Clans and Tartans of Scotland, Glasgow & London: Collins.
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland (Repr. 1965).
Boyer, Carl, 3rd, ed. , Ship Passenger Lists, The South (1538-1825), CA, 1979.
Brown, Margie G., General Abstracts, Revolutionary War Veterans Scrip Act 1852.
Buchanan, John, The Road to Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York. 1997.
Cartmell, Thomas. K., A History of Frederick County, Virginia.
Cartmell, Thomas K., Shenandoah Valley Pioneers and their Descendants - Berryville VA., Va. Book Co. 1963 rept. 1899.
Chalkley, Lyman: Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia extracted from the original court records of Augusta County 1745-1800. Three volumes.
Collins: The Clans of Scotland.
Connelly, Ann McDowell Abernethy, Assorted Articles, Letters, and Genealogies of McDowell related families.
Coon, Dr. Norma Jean, It All Started Here: The McDowell Family.
DAR National Records. The 100 Volumes.
Dinsmore, John Walker, The Scotch-Irish in America, Chicago.
Dorman, John Frederick, compiler, Orange County, Virginia Deeds Books 3 & 4, 1738-1741 (abstracts).
Draper, Lyman C., King's Mountain and It's Heroes. Cincinnati, 1881.
Dunaway, Wayland F., The Scotch-Irish of Colonial Pennsylvania, Univ. of NC Press, 1944.
Dunlop, Lily D., History of the McDowells of Mecklenburg, County, NC, 1929.
Dunlop, History of Burke County, 1981.
Durning, William and Mary, Scotch-Irish Settlements in Northern Ireland 1610-1750, 1992.
Eaton, Clement, A History of the Old South.
Egle, Pennsylvania Historical Society Working Papers
Ellsberry, Elizabeth Prather, Marriage Records of Lincoln County, Kentucky.
Ernst, Charmaine, McPeters/McPheeters Family Genealogy.
Ervin, Sara Sullivan, South Carolinians in the Revolution.
Ervin, Eunice, Under the Forest Floor. 1997.
Ford, Diana Schaffer, McDowell Family Genealogy.
Fouts, Raymond Park, Marriages of Bertie County, North Carolina 1762-1868.
Gilreath, Amelia C., compiler, Frederick County, Virginia Deed Book Series, vol. 1.
Green, Thomas Marshall, Historic Families of Kentucky, 1889.
Greenlee, Ralph Stevens, Greenlee Families.
Harrison, J. Houston, Settlers by the Long Grey Trail, Baltimore, 1984.
Holcomb, Brent H., Abstracts of Wills & Estates 1749-1795.
Holcomb, Brent H. and Parker, Elmer O., Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Deed Abstracts 1763-1779.
Internet: Genforum - McDowell Family.
Internet: Ancestry - Genealogical Library.
Internet: Ancestry World Tree.
Internet: Civil War Cemetery Index.
Internet: Civil War Hompage.
Internet: The Clan MacDougall Society: Internet Homepage.
Internet: Colonial Families of the Southern States of America.
Internet: Tartan Pages - Gathering of the Clans: The Clan McDougall.
Internet: The Dalriada Celtic Heritage Trust.
Internet: Electric Scotland.
Internet: GenServ Genealogical GEDCOM Server System.
Internet: Marriages in Pennsylvania.
Internet: The National Archives. (NARA)
Internet: National Parks Battlefields.
Internet: Pioneer Irish in New England.
Internet: Prominent Families of the South.
Internet: Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia. Vol. I.
Internet: The Political Graveyard.
Internet: The South Carolina Historical Society.
Internet: The Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society
Jillson, Willard Rouse; Kentucky Land Grants.
Long, Opal McDowell; A McDowell Family Genealogy. (unpublished)
Macdowall of Garthland, Fergus D. H.: The MacDowalls of Galloway: A Journal for Historical Research.
McDowell, Damon Deane, A McDowell Family Genealogy. (unpublished)
MacDowell, Dorothy Kelly, McDowells in America, A Genealogy, Gateway Press.
MacDowell, Dorothy Kelly, McDowells in America, A Genealogy, Supplement I, Gateway Press.
McDowell, Dr. Richard L., A McDowell Family Genealogy. (unpublished)
McDowell, Jack D., McDowells in America, Dorothy Kelly McDowall. Supplement.
McDowell, John Hugh, McDowells, Erwins/Irvins, and Connections, C.B. Johnson & Co., Memphis, TN., 1918.
McDowell, Leo B., The Macdowalls, (Co-author), LuLu, 2009.
McDowell, Leo B., Older than the Sun: My McDowell Family, A Historical Narrative. (unpublished).
McDowell, Leo B., Thistles, Shamrocks, and Magnolias : A Family at War. (unpublished).
McDowell, Margaret Erwin, Assorted Articles on the McDowell and related families.
McDowell, Mary Kyle, The McDowell Genealogy.
McDowell, Mrs. James L., McDowells in America, Dorothy Kelly McDowall, Supplement.
McDowell, William J., The Irish Connection.
McElroy, Anne Ellis, McDowell Family Genealogy.
M'Kerlie, P.H., History of the Lands and Their Owners in Galloway, 1906 (Reprint)
McLean, William, Highland Clans.
Morton, Oren F., The History of Augusta County, Virginia.
Morton, Oren F. A History of Rockbridge County, VA., Pt. 1 & Pt. 2.
Neimeyer, Robert, The McDowell, Eagan, Keller, Family Genealogies. (unpublished).
Norris, J.E., History of the Lower Shenandoah Valley, 1890.
O'Dell, Cecil, Pioneers of Old Frederick County, Virginia, 1995.
O'Brien, Michael J., Irish Settlers in America, Vol. 1 & 2.
Powell, William S., ed. Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, vol. 4.
Quarles, Garland Redd: Some Worthy Lives - Stephens City Va.
Quarles, Garland Redd, Some Old Homes in Frederick County, Virginia, 1990.
Ramsey, Robert W., Carolina Cradle. Univ. of NC Press, 1964.
Russell, George E., ed., National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol. 71, 1983.
Rutley, Angela, From a collection of articles for the Augusta and Rockbridge Genealogical Society.
Sampson, Mrs. John R., Kith and Kin.
Semple, Mary, Letters and Genealogies of the McDowells, Irvines, Lyles etc.
Sharf, History of Western Maryland.
Shelton, James K., Sheltons, McDowells, Walls, and related families.
Simkins, Francis Butler & Roland, Charles Pierce, A History of the South.
The Burke County Historical Society, The Heritage of Burke County, 1981.
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, ed., Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, vol. II, New York, 1915.
Unknown: Cecil Judgements, S. K. Nov. 4 (1730-1732).
Unknown: Chapel Hill: Univ. of NC Press 1964.
Unknown: Americans of Gentle Birth and Their Ancestors.
Various: The Journal of the Virginia Genealogical Society.
Various: A History of Rockbridge County, Family Sketches and Biographical paragraphs.
Various: History of Rutherford & Burke County North Carolina. Vol. 1.
Various: Anson Co., NC Deed Extracts, 1749-1795.
Waddell, Joseph A., Annuls of Augusta County 1726-1871.
Wayland, John W., 25 Chapters on the Shenandoah Valley.
Whitson, Dorothy Wilson, An American Family and the Making of a Nation.
Williams, T.J.C. History of Frederick County, Maryland.
Williams, T.J.C. History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Wulfeck, Dorothy Ford, Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607-1800.
"My special thanks and gratitude go out to Diana Schafer Ford and Sherrill U. Williams of the United States for their kinship, generous and invaluable support, encouragement, and tireless assistance in my continued research of the McDowell and related families."
"My sincere thanks to Dr. Fergus Day Hort Macdowall (27th of Garthland, and present Chief of the Name and Arms) of Canada for his correspondence, insights, and generous assistance."
"Special thanks also go to my brother, Dr. Richard Lane McDowell, for sparking my initial interest in conducting research on the family, for pushing me beyond the 'John begat Isaac, who begat William...', and for encouraging my writing."
- Leo B. McDowell
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