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by Alan Livingston
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: North Carolina highland games
Replies: 3
Views: 31424

North Carolina highland games

I just attended the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. I tent camped for two nights. I met lots and lots of fun and interesting folks of Scottish heritage. Everyone was so friendly. Even got a little haggis ! I got to wear my new Ancient Livingston kilt for the first time and feel like I fit right...
by Alan Livingston
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: Lost little brother Duncan David Livingston
Replies: 0
Views: 6451

Lost little brother Duncan David Livingston

my ancestral search has come to a dead end with a poignant story passed down in my family. my great great great grandfather was Duncan David Livingston, who came to Scotland County, North Carolina, USA in the late 1700s. my late cousin wrote the following, a story that was passed down orally: Duncan...
by Alan Livingston
Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: North Carolina Livingstons
Replies: 140
Views: 189731

Re: North Carolina Livingstons

Donald, I have disappointing news about the Charles Livingston connection. I thought exactly what you did about the Charles who married into the White family, but looks like that is a different Charles, not Hugh's brother. I mentioned in previous posts about a Livingston group around Wagram, NC, in ...
by Alan Livingston
Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:12 am
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: North Carolina Livingstons
Replies: 140
Views: 189731

Re: North Carolina Livingstons

Donald, Yes, I think Hugh was most likely Peter Parker's biological father. Hugh was born in 1805, and his wife was 12 years younger than he. Peter was born in thr late 1820s or early 1830s according to Jeane's email today. That would have made Hugh a single man in his twenties at the time of Peter'...
by Alan Livingston
Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: North Carolina Livingstons
Replies: 140
Views: 189731

Re: North Carolina Livingstons

Donald, i just got in email contact with Jeane Parker today for the first time, as she contacted me through the DNA project web page. She tells me Peter Parker lived in the household of George Parker, but was not an heir in George's 1852 will, indicating no relation. then, Peter Parker married one o...
by Alan Livingston
Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: North Carolina Livingstons
Replies: 140
Views: 189731

Re: North Carolina Livingstons

Donald, as i mentioned earlier, my late father told me that Hugh was exhumed and moved our current family cemetery, which is next door to his son, Peter's former residence. i would venture that the reason for the incorrect tombstone year of death is that the tombstone was done some years after his d...
by Alan Livingston
Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: North Carolina Livingstons
Replies: 140
Views: 189731

Re: North Carolina Livingstons

that is very interesting about the Parker connection. i hope my DNA results will shed some light. i think there were more incidences of informal adoptions in those days, too, which may be another possibility. even in my wife's family, her grandparents took the children of a sibling and raised them a...
by Alan Livingston
Thu Nov 19, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: North Carolina Livingstons
Replies: 140
Views: 189731

Re: North Carolina Livingstons

Donald, here is a copy of your post dated July 21, 2009 on page one of this "NC Livingstons" thread: 'Hi Jewel, Through the help of Jeanne Parker whose family is involved in the DNA project I think we have figured out David Duncan Livingston's ancestry. There is no indication of what Count...
by Alan Livingston
Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: North Carolina Livingstons
Replies: 140
Views: 189731

Re: North Carolina Livingstons

just ordered Moncrieff's book through Amazon, used, for about three dollars. also ordered another one by James Hunter about Scots who immigrated to US and Canada. you can get some cheap hardbacks that way.
by Alan Livingston
Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Ancestral Search
Topic: North Carolina Livingstons
Replies: 140
Views: 189731

Re: North Carolina Livingstons

Thanks Donald, i will look into Montcrieff's book. from your family history and the book i just read by James Hunter, it sounds like there was a shortage of first names back in those days! in Hunter's book there were constantly people with the same first and last name. they had to distinguish them b...