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The Stewarts of Ledcreich
Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

A Cadet Branch of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie

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  1. Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group Home Page
  2. Stewarts of Balquhidder Discussion Forum
  3. Stewarts of Balquhidder Principal Families

    1. Stewarts of Ardvorlich

    2. Stewarts of Glenbuckie

      1. Stewart of Ledcreich

      2. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch II

      3. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch III

      4. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch IV

      5. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch V

      6. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VI

      7. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VII

      8. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch VIII

      9. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch IX

      10. Stewart of Glenbuckie Branch X

    3. Stewarts of Gartnafuaran

    4. Stewarts of Annat

    5. Stewarts of Garchell

    6. Stewarts in Glenfinglas

    7. Other (non-related) Stewart Families

  4. Stewarts of the South Document Analysis

    1. Section I - Ardvorlich

    2. Section II - Glenbuckie

    3. Section III - Gartnafuaran

    4. Section IV - Miscellany

  5. Balquhidder Births with Stewart Surname - Grouped by Family & Location

  6. Ryk Brown's Main Page
  7. Ryk Brown's Index and Online Database
  8. Chuck Speed's Stewart Page
  9. Ardvorlich Photo Page

Introduction

This page is part of the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group Web Site jointly hosted by myself, Ryk Brown, and my research partner, Chuck Speed.  The research presented on this page is not ours alone.  It is the product of all the Fellow Researchers of the Stewarts of Balquhidder Research Group.  We are indebted to them for their generous contributions.  This page is intended as a place for researchers to freely and cooperatively share our research with each other.  The first-time reader is advised to begin with the introduction found on the Principal Families Page before proceeding on with this page.

The Stewarts of Ledcreich were a cadet branch of the Stewarts of Glenbuckie.  Please refer to the Glenbuckie page for a full introduction.

Stewarts of Ledcreich (by Chuck Speed and Kelsey Williams)


Ledcreich
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Cottage by Loch Voil
Ledcreich
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The earliest references to the lands of Ledcreich (located on the north shore of Loch Voil in Balquhidder) are in the Medieval Holdings in Balquhidder assigned to William Stewart and Malcolm Maclery (McLaren) in 1480-1487 from the Exchequer Rolls of Scotland (Vol. 9. p. 566.) In 1502-1507, Ledcreich and other lands of Balquhidder were assigned to William Stewart and his son, Walter Stewart, with the power to have sub-tenants as recorded in the Exchequer Rolls (Vol. 12. p. 635) and from 1508-1513 (Vol. 13. p. 633.)

Patrick Stewart, 1st of Ledcreich who was eldest son of Alexander, 4th of Glenbuckie, was the first to obtain the sole assignment of the lands of Ledcreich. According to the historical compiler, Gordon MacGregor, author of Landed Families of Strathearn, this "Patrick Stewart,"...was..."styled as eldest son to his father in a Bond of Manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy in 1586. He did not succeed to the lands of Glenbuckie but obtained those of Ledcreich and had issue." This also seems to be confirmed in the family notes made by his later descendant, Patrick Stewart of Ledcreich in 1763, and published in the American Historical Register, Vol. I (Jan 1895), pp. 441-446.

The succession of Stewarts of Ledcreich continued to hold assignment to these lands until 1739 when Patrick Stewart and his wife, Elizabeth Menzies, immigrated from Ledcreich to Cape Fear, in the North Carolina Colony along with approximately 300 fellow Highlanders. They were the vanguard of what began as a trickle and grew into a flood of Highland emigrants to what was then Bladen County, North Carolina, later to be divided into Cumberland, Moore, Robeson, Harnett and Hoke Counties. The colonists sailed from Scotland in June 1739. On 6 June, the customs office of Campbeltown, Argyll, cleared the "Thistle" (ship) of passengers for "Cape Fear in America." From Cambeltown, she sailed to Gigha to take on additional passengers and join the "Charming Molly" (ship), cleared at Belfast also to carry part of the colony.

Stewart Clan Magazine contradicts itself as to who sold Ledcreich.  At one point it says that Patrick sold Ledcreich to John Glas Stewart of Benmore (k. at Culloden, 1746), a younger son of John Stewart of Acharn and father of the three Benmore Stewarts who inherited Glenbuckie in the mid 18th century. However, in another issue of SCM, the magazine claims that Patrick sold Ledcreich to his younger brother Robert.  At some point the lands were then sold to the later line of Glenbuckie as Ledcreich was part of the land sold by John Lorn Stewart, 17th and Last of Glenbuckie in 1847.

Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich, did dictate his oral personal lineage to his son, Charles Stewart, in January 18, 1763. This family history was in the possession of Patrick's granddaughter, Ann Gist (Ann was the daughter of Patrick's son, James) at the time of her death. Her surviving husband, Gist, sent this original record to Dr Morgan Brown who was married to Patrick Stewart's granddaughter, Elizabeth Little (daughter of Catherine Stewart). It has survived these many years in the Brown family bible and was published in the American Historical Register, Vol. I (Jan 1895), pp. 441-446.  A partial copy of this publication may be viewed at: http://www.chuckspeed.com/stewart/Stewart%20lineage.html and http://chuckspeed.com/American%20Historical%20Register1894-95.pdf .

Patrick Stewart, 1st of Ledcreich

Has Children Patrick STEWART , 1st Of Ledcreich b: ABT 1550 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, as the eldest son of Alexander Stewart, 4th of GlenbuckieBeing the eldest son, Patrick was entitled to inherit the estate and style of Glenbuckie.  His younger brother, Duncan, had acquired or inherited (or was due to inherit) the lands of Ledcreich.  Patrick and Duncan, for reasons unknown, decided to exchange their lands with each other.  Sources conflict as to when this transaction occurred -- whether or not it was after Patrick had already inherited Glenbuckie.  That is, it is unclear whether Patrick sold the estate of Glenbuckie or whether he merely sold the rights to inherit Glenbuckie to his younger brother, Duncan.  No record of the transaction exists so we do not know for sure.  Either way, Patrick ended up with Ledcreich and his younger brother, Duncan, acquired Glenbuckie. The traditional accounting showing Patrick as 1st of Ledcreich and Duncan as 5th of Glenbuckie implies that it was their birthrights which were exchanged (prior to inheritance) and not the actual estates (after inheriting), otherwise Patrick should be accounted as "5th of Glenbuckie and latterly 2nd of Ledcreich" while Duncan should be accounted "1st of Ledcreich and latterly 6th of Glenbuckie."  MacGregor states Patrick Stewart was "styled as eldest son to his father in a Bond of Manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell of Glenorchy in 1586. He did not succeed to the lands of Glenbuckie but obtained those of Ledcreich and had issue."  Whereas "The Invincible" accounts for Patrick as being "of Glenbuckie" prior to exchanging Glenbuckie for Ledcreich.  And Stewarts of the South describes Patrick's brother, Duncan, as being "of Ledcreich" at the time of the Clearing of the Glen (ca. 1620, see Glenfinglas Page). 

Patrick is mentioned in the following document as having participated in the murders of John and Hugh Stewart in Balquhidder: "Reg. Privy Seal. Vol.VI. No. 737. 8 Sept. 1569.  Gift to Alexander Stewart in Pittareg of the escheat of numerous persons all from Balquhidder including Alexander Stewart in Gartnascrow and Andrew his son also Duncan Stewart his son, and Blak Alexander Stewart in Glenbuckie and Patrick his son, for the murder of Hugh and John Stewart, his brother, in the lands of Balquhider in December last [1568]".  It is not known exactly who Hugh and John Stewart were, but the majority of Stewarts in Balquhidder at that time belonged to the Balquhidder clan, so it is likely that they were distant cousins.  Patrick  was cited in the 1586 bond of manrent to Sir Duncan Campbell for the murder of John Comrie.  Duncan Stewart's genealogy (1739) records this Patrick as "of whom Patrick Stewart of Ledcreich is the 5th in a lineal descent".

Patrick Stewart married abt 1575 to Christian DRUMMOND, daughter of Sir John Drummond of Migrams (and/or Niganer).  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children William STEWART, 2nd Of Ledcreich and Stronslany b: ABT 1600 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  William married to Mary MACGREGOR of Drumcharry, daughter of Duncan MacGregor who was cousin to Gregor MacGregor of that Ilk.  William died 31 JUL 1683. (Dunblane Commissariat Records)  They had the following child:
    1. Has Children Gen. Patrick STEWART, 3rd of Ledcreich and Stronslany, b: ABT 1635 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick served as a General in the English army of Charles I, Charles II, and James VII & II. He fought in 25 battles, besides skirmishes, and suffered much financially because of his loyalty to the royal families.  The testament for "Margaret Buchanan and Patrick Stewart her husband" was registered on 22 AUG 1682. (DCR)  Patrick married to Margaret BUCHANAN, daughter of Robert Buchanan of Drumbain.  They had only one child:
      1. Has Children Alexander STEWART, 4th of Ledcreich and Stronslany, b: ABT 1676 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

        1. Information on Alexander and his descendants is presented immediately below.

  2. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 1605 in Glenbuckie, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He is probably the Duncan Stewart mentioned in the following testament: "Testament of Duncan Stewart in Ledcriech who died in December of 1664 given up by Janet Stewart, his relict" and whose testament was registered on 25 Jan 1665 and 6 Jan 1666. (DCR)

Stronslany

The Stewarts of Ledcreich also held the property of Stronslany at the mouth of Strathyre.  Both properties are shown on the map below.  (Ledcreich is not labelled.)


Ledcreich and Stronslany (Ledcreich is not labelled but is shown by the red circle at the left.)
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River Balvag
River Balvaig viewed from Stronslany
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Alexander Stewart, 4th of Ledcreich and Stronslany

Has Children Alexander STEWART, 4th of Ledcreich and Stronslany, b: ABT 1676 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, son of General Patrick Stewart, 3rd of Ledcreich and Stronslany, shown above.  Alexander is recorded as the only child of General Patrick Stewart.  Alexander married to Catherine STEWART in Glenogle, daughter of Alexander Stewart who was brother to Robert Stewart of Glenogle.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children Patrick STEWART, 5th of Ledcreich and Stronslany, b: 7 FEB 1697 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick, along with his brother William, and six Argyllshire gentlemen (land owners), together with three hundred other Highlanders (commoners) immigrated in 1739 to Cape Fear, North Carolina, (then still a British Colony).
    1. Further information on Patrick Stewart and his descendants is presented below.
  2. Lieut. John Stewart, 6th of Ledcreich and Stronslany, b abt 1700 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  The only reference to his existence is the record of a "John Stewart of Ledcreich" who was a Lieutenant in the Duke of Perth's Regiment in the Jacobite army.  It is suggested that he may have sold Ledcreich to his younger brother, Robert, in 1746 and fled to North Carolina where he may have been father of the mysterious "cousin" branch (further below) who married into the family of Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich.
  3. Has Children Robert STEWART, 7th of Ledcreich and Stronslany, b: ABT 1704 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
    1. Information on Robert Stewart and his descendants is presented further below.
  4. Has No Children Alexander STEWART, b: 11 SEP 1707 in Ledcreich (Auchnahard?), Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He died as a child
  5. Has Children William STEWART.  b. ABT 1711 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
    1. Information on William Stewart and his descendants is presented immediately below.

William Stewart in Ledcreich

Has Children William STEWART.  b. ABT 1711 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. According to Stewart Clan Magazine William, younger brother of the above Robert, immigrated with his brother Patrick from Perthshire, Scotland as a widower with several children to North Carolina in 1739. He settled in Bladen County, North Carolina on the Cape Fear River. William later located near Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina with his third wife, the widow Jannett McDougal Williamson.  For more information on William's North American descendants see Chuck Speed's report.

William married firstly to an UNKNOWN woman by whom he is believed to be the father of:

  1. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 1725 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  There is no evidence of this Alexander's existence. He is suggested by onomastic reasons only. It is further suggested that he died young.
  2. Has No Children William STEWART b: ABT 1727 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  There is no evidence of this William's existence. He is suggested by onomastic reasons only. It is further suggested that he died young.
  3. Has No Children Hugh STEWART b: ABT 1731 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  4. Has No Children Robert STEWART b: ABT 1733 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

William married secondly ABT 1734 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Catherine COLVIN (or CALVIN) b: ABT 1693 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children Capt. Patrick STUART b: ABT 1734 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick Stewart received an appointment as a captain of the Minute Men of North Carolina and fought bravely at the battle of Moor's Creek Bridge, above Wilmington, North Carolina, against the British under McLeod and McDonald. But afterwards, Patrick took offence at either the American cause or some of the officers in the American service, and he resigned his commission and joined the British Army where he received an appointment as Captain of the Queen's Rangers. He adopted the spelling of "Stuart" in recognition of his Loyalist support. Patrick's brother Duncan, who was loyal to the American cause retained Scottish spelling of Stewart.

    Patrick never married but did have one natural son, by whom he was progenitor of Captain Madison Bachelor of Vicksburg, Mississippi, who was representative of that family in 1891. (SCM)

    1. Has Children Walter STUART b: ABT 1765 in USA.  He married Jane BUCKNER b: ABT 1770 in Unknown.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Pauline STUART b: ABT 1795 in USA.  She married Ayres P. MERRILL b: ABT 1800 in Unknown.
      2. Has No Children James D. STUART b: ABT 1800 in USA.  He married MARY b: 1804 in South Carolina, USA.
  2. Has No Children Margaret STEWART b: ABT 1738 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She married a Mr. SPELLER, a lawyer from North Carolina and died without children.

William married thirdly ABT 1760 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA to Jannett McDougal WILLIAMSON b: ABT 1730 in unknown.  She allegedly died in 1793 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA at the age of 73 however this would have put her in her fifties when she was still having children which seems unlikely.  They had the following children:

  1. Has No Children Catherine STEWART b: 1760 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  Catherine married Unknown DWANGHER (or DURANGHAS) b: UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  2. Has Children Charles STEWART b: 16 JAN 1761 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  Charles served in the fourth General Assembly representing Montgomery County, Tennessee in the House of Representatives from 1801-1803. Charles and his brother Duncan were the first Stewarts to leave Bladen County, North Carolina about 1797 for Clarksville, Tennessee. Charles operated a mill in 1810 on the west fork of the Red River. Charles also engaged in the practice of law and was appointed property appraiser by the Montgomery County Court in 1805.  Charles married on 11 APR 1798 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA to Polly JONES b: ABT 1775 in Wake County, daughter of Tignal Jones of Raleigh, North Carolina, and sister of Penelope who married Charles' brother Duncan below.  ("The Invincible" gives Charles' wife as Catherine KNOWLTON, of Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.) They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Penelope STEWART b: ABT 1798 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    2. Has No Children Tignall STEWART b: ABT 1800 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    3. Has No Children Duncan STEWART b: ABT 1802 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    4. Has No Children Charles STEWART b: ABT 1805 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    5. Has No Children Jeanette STEWART b: ABT 1808 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
  3. Has Children Col. Duncan STEWART , Lt. Gov. Mississippi b: 1763 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  Duncan was baptized as a twin of James. He entered the American Revolution as a Private and was promoted to the rank of Colonel. In 1797, Duncan and his brother James moved to Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee. He was very wealthy and a member of the Tennessee Legislature. In 1803 part of Montgomery County was set off and named Stewart County in his honour. Duncan Stewart moved to Wilkinson County, Mississippi in 1801. He was the first Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi and served from 1817 to 1820. He was age 57 at the time of his death.  Duncan married on 19 OCT 1797 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA to Penelope JONES b: 1779 in Orange County, North Carolina, USA, daughter of Tignal Jones of Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, and sister of Polly who married Duncan's brother, Charles, above.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children William STEWART b: ABT 1798 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    2. Has No Children Tignall Jones STEWART b: 20 APR 1800 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    3. Has No Children Catherine Mary STEWART b: 3 OCT 1804 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    4. Has No Children Eliza C. STEWART b: ABT 1807 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA.  Eliza married William Sutherland (Southerland) HAMILTON, who was a colonel in the U.S. Army. They lived in West Feliciana parish in Louisiana, where Hamilton was a successful planter and slave-owner. According to descendant L. Hamilton, the name of the plantation may have been "Holly Grove" or "Laurel Hill."  This branch is being discussed here: http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=170&mforum=stewart
    5. Has No Children James Alexander STEWART b: 14 JUL 1811 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA.
    6. Has No Children Charles Duncan STEWART b: 1813 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
  4. Has Children James STEWART b: 1763 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  James was baptized as a twin to Duncan. James attended Cumberland College.  James and his brothers Charles and Duncan went to Montgomery County, Tennessee in 1797. They located in Clarksville and had extensive land holdings on the West Fork of the Red River. Duncan and Charles later moved to Wilkinson County, Mississippi, while James remained in Montgomery County.  James married firstly to an unknown woman named Jane.  It is believed that they had no children.  James married secondly ABT 1792 in North Carolina, USA to Catharine KNOWLAN b: ABT 1770 in Unknown.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children William STEWART b: 1793 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA
    2. Has No Children Nolan STEWART b: 16 MAY 1796 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA
    3. Has No Children James McDougal STUART b: ABT 1798 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    4. Has No Children Jannett STEWART b: ABT 1798 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    5. Has No Children Robina E. STEWART b: ABT 1802 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    6. Has No Children Mary Catherine STEWART b: ABT 1804 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
  5. Has No Children Jannett/Joan STEWART b: 1765 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  She married John STEWART b: UNKNOWN in Unknown.  John Stewart was a half-pay British officer from Woodville, Mississippi. His birth is unknown. Family records refer to him as "Capt. Jock Stewart".  This family is being discussed here: http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=461&sid=747eb2d39ceb29139a9ab7be7862e52c
    1. Jeanette C STEWART b. ca. 1783 in Scotland? (according to family records and the 1850/60 censuses).  d 25 DEC 1865 in Robertson, Tennessee, USA.  Census records consistently indicate that Jeanette was born in 1783 in Scotland, however her mother was born in America and her father came from Woodville, Mississippi, USA so it seems hard to comprehend that Jeannette could have been born in Scotland unless it was on a trip back to Scotland. According to family records Jeannette married on 25 DEC 1808 at the residence of Lovick Ventress in Tennessee, USA, to James VENTRESS, b 1778 in Virginia, USA, d 8 FEB 1867, younger brother of Lovick Ventress (husband of Janett's sister, Elizabeth Stewart). Family records indicate that Jeanette was the daughter of Capt. Jock Stewart by his first wife (un-named) who died when Jeanette was an infant. Jeanette was then raised by Lovick Ventress and his wife Elizabeth Stewart (Jeanette's aunt). Jeanette grew up and married Lovick's younger brother, James Ventress. In 1850 James and Jeanette were residing in District 13, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA. In 1860 James and Jeanette were residing in Western Division, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA.
      1. 3 sons and 5 daughters VENTRESS, including:
      2. Mary VENTRESS, b 1811 in Tennessee, married Unknown MORRISON
      3. J. L. VENTRESS, b 1819 in Tennessee, wife N.M. (or N. W.) Ventress, b 1824 in Tennessee.
      4. http://www.chuckspeed.com/balquhidder/history/Descendants_of_John_and_Jannett_Stewart.pdf
    2. Son STEWART, b ca. 1790.  According to family records Jock and Joan Stewart had a son, whose name is not given, who went to sea and was never heard from again..
  6. Has Children Ann STEWART b: 1767 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  Ann married ABT 1790 to her second cousin Dr. James CARRAWAY b: ABT 1756 in North Carolina, USA, son of John Carraway and Margaret Stewart (daughter of Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich, above).
    1. Their children are shown above under James Carraway and Ann Stewart.
  7. Has Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 1769 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  Elizabeth married in 1803 in Robertson, Tennessee, USA as a second wife to Lovich VENTRESS b: 1770 in Tennessee, USA as the son of George Lancaster Ventress and Mary Etheridge..  They had the following children:
    ("The Invincible" gives her husband as Col. HAMILTON, US Army. This is a confusion for her niece Eliza Stewart, dtr of Col. Duncan Stewart.)
    1. Has No Children William Charles VENTRESS b: ABT 1804 in Tennessee, USA
    2. Has No Children James Alexander VENTRESS b: 12 FEB 1805 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth Mary Ann VENTRESS b: ABT 1807 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
  8. Has Children Eleanor Helen STEWART b: 4 MAR 1771 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  Eleanor married ABT 1792 in North Carolina, USA to Thomas DEVANE b: 15 JUL 1762 in Unknown.  They had the following children:
    ("The Invincible" gives her husband as Henry CAGE of Woodville, Mississippi.  Probably another confusion.)
    1. Has No Children Stuart DEVANE b: 1793 in North Carolina, USA
    2. Has No Children Iretone C. DEVANE b: 1795 in North Carolina, USA
    3. Has No Children Patrick DEVANE b: 1795 in North Carolina, USA
    4. Has No Children Rufus DEVANE b: 1798 in North Carolina, USA
    5. Has No Children Mary Jane DEVANE b: 1801 in North Carolina, USA
    6. Has No Children Thomas DEVANE b: 29 JAN 1803 in North Carolina, USA
    7. Has No Children William K. DEVANE b: 1805 in North Carolina, USA
    8. Has No Children Franklin DEVANE b: 1807 in North Carolina, USA
    9. Has No Children Eliza K. DEVANE b: 1813 in North Carolina, USA

Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich and Stronslany

Has Children Patrick STEWART, 5th of Ledcreich, b: 7 FEB 1697 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Patrick, along with his brother William, and six Argyllshire gentlemen (land owners), together with three hundred other Highlanders (commoners) immigrated in 1739 to Cape Fear, North Carolina, (then still a British Colony).  Several historical biographies relate that Patrick was a "staunch supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie" and "when the Prince failed to establish himself on the throne, the Laird of Ledcreich severed his remaining ties with Scotland and sold his estate to a younger brother." (The Invincible (1913) incorrectly states that Patrick sold his estates after the failure of Prince Charlie and then immigrated in1739 -- a chronologically impossible claim as Prince Charles' Rising did not fail until 1756)  From these accounts it would appear that Patrick maintained ownership of Ledcreich and Stronslany and made return trips to Scotland after 1739 until sometime shortly after 1756 when he sold Ledcreich and Stronslany to "a younger brother", since identified as Robert.

"During his lifetime Patrick Stewart corresponded with the members of his family who remained in Old Scotia.  At long intervals, American cousins have visited the old manorial hall in Balgheidder (Balquhidder), and have been hospitably entertained on making themselves known." (The American Historical Register)

This first and second marriages of Patrick Stewart and the three daughters from these marriage are not recorded in any of the later genealogies of the Stewarts of Ledcreich, but the births are found in the Balquhidder Church records.  The third daughter married and remained in Scotland.  It is presumed that the first two daughters either died in childhood or also married and remained in Scotland and thus were unknown to their later American kin.

Patrick married firstly 1718 in Kirktown, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Jean STEWART b: ABT 1700 in Perthshire, Scotland. 

  1. Has No Children Mary STEWART b: 8 JAN 1719 in Kirktown, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  2. Has No Children Katherine STEWART b: 1 DEC 1720 in Kirktown, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland

Patrick Stewart married secondly 23 NOV 1728 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Katherine STEWART b: ABT 1700 in Perthshire, Scotland.  They had the following child:

  1. Has Children Janet STEWART b: ABT 1729 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Janet married on 15 MAR 1755 in Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland to John MCLEAN b: ABT 1730 in Scotland.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children James MCLEAN b: 23 FEB 1756 in Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Patrick MCLEAN b: 2 NOV 1757 in Fortingall, Perthshire, Scotland
    3. Has No Children Duncan MCLEAN b: 12 JUN 1763 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
    4. Has No Children Donald MCLEAN b: 11 FEB 1765 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Alexander MCLEAN b: 22 JUN 1767 in Blair Atholl, Perthshire, Scotland

Patrick Stewart married thirdly on 31 OCT 1733 in Dull and Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Elizabeth MENZIES, daughter of Dr. Duncan Menzies, second son of Robert Menzies, second son of William Menzies of Carse, fourth son of Alexander Menzies of Weem (c/o Gordon McGregor).  They had the following children:

  1. Has Children Margaret STEWART b: 3 NOV 1734 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland. 

    Margaret Stewart married probably firstly (or secondly sources conflict) in Cheraws District, South Carolina, USA to Thomas STEWART b: ABT 1730 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland, allegedly as the son of Dougald Stewart in Balquhidder.  Margaret and Thomas Stewart had the following child:

    1. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: ABT 1754? in Cape Fear, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA.  It is believed that she never married.

    Margaret married probably secondly AFT 1755 in North Carolina, USA to John CARRAWAY , b: ABT 1730 in Unknown.  They had the following children:

    1. Has Children Dr. James CARRAWAY of Mississippi, USA b: ABT 1756 in North Carolina, USA.  He married ABT 1790 to his cousin Ann STEWART b: 1767 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA, daughter of William Stewart and Janet McDougal Williamson, shown below.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Jane CARRAWAY b: ABT 1790 in USA
      2. Has No Children Elizabeth CARRAWAY b: ABT 1793 in USA
    2. Has No Children Charles Stewart CARRAWAY b: ABT 1758 in North Carolina, USA   Charles resided in Cape Fear River, North Carolina, USA and had issue.
    3. Has Children Thomas CARRAWAY b: ABT 1760 in Craven, North Carolina, USA.  He married ABT 1790 to his cousin Catherine STUART b: ABT 1769 in North Carolina, USA, daughter of James Stewart and Elizabeth Stewart (b. 1744 in Bladen County, daughter of Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich).  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Margaret CARRAWAY b: ABT 1791 in USA
      2. Has No Children James CARRAWAY b: ABT 1795 in USA
    4. Has No Children Robert CARRAWAY b: ABT 1762 in North Carolina, USA.  Robert died without children.
    5. Has No Children Elizabeth CARRAWAY b: ABT 1765 in North Carolina, USA
    6. Has No Children Janet CARRAWAY b: ABT 1768 in North Carolina, USA
  2. Has No Children Alexander STEWART b: ABT 1736 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  He died in infancy.
  3. Has No Children William STEWART b: 21 DEC 1738 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland
  4. Has Children Catherine STEWART b: 1739 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  Catherine married firstly on 25 DEC 1764 in Cheraws District, South Carolina, USA to William LITTLE b: 27 SEP 1729 in Edonton, North Carolina, USA.  He died OCT 1766 near Cheraws.  They had the following child:
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth LITTLE b: 14 NOV 1765 in Edonton, North Carolina, USA

    Catherine Stewart married secondly in JUL 1774 in Cheraw District, South Carolina, USA to John SPEED b: ABT 1745 in North Carolina, USA.  They had the following children  Further descendant information is available from Chuck Speed:

    1. Has Children James Stewart SPEED b: 16 MAR 1775 in Anson County, North Carolina, USA.  James married ABT 1800 in Richmond County, South Carolina, USA to Nancy HINSON b: 17 MAR 1784 in North Carolina, USA.  They had seven children including:
      1. Has Children Charles Stuart SPEED b: 4 MAR 1817 in Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA.  Charles Stuart Speed was the youngest of seven children. Fully family information is available from Chuck Speed of Texas, who writes:

        Abstracts of deeds for Montgomery Co., Tennessee (Book O, pg.220, 1835) show that William Speed deeded to Charles S. Speed on Dec. 20, 1834, 86 acres on Spring Creek. This was an original land grant from the state of N. Carolina to David Lewis and later sold. Proved Jan. 19, 1835 by Wm. Speed. These records also show that Charles S. Speed deeded to Wm. D. Merriweather (Book S, pg.21) on Dec. 24, 1840, 86 acres on Spring Creek for $450. Proved by oath of witness Jan. 4, 1841.

        Sometime before the 1850 census, Nancy Speed, the widow of James Stuart Speed, moved in with the family of her son, Charles Stuart Speed. Charles had moved to Weakley County, Tennessee sometime between 1841 and 1850. The 1850 Weakley County census showed Charles (age 33) , his wife, Martha (age 32), a twin son and daughter, Mary and George (age 4), a son, Robert (age 5), and Charlesí mother, Nancy (age 65).

        Unfortunately, Charles Stuart Speed died on 26 August 1856 leaving his wife, Martha, to raise five children. Twins Mary (called Puss) and George were eight years old, son Robert was five years old, Henry Lewis (called Lute) was three years old, and the youngest son, Charles, was ten months old. This left Martha Cowell Speed with a formidable task in raising their young family alone. Charles was buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery located across from the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church formed in 1835 just south of Martin, TN at the intersection of Troy Road and Pleasant Hill Road. This was quite near the old Speed farm between Troy Road and Mud Creek just west of Hwy 45E.

        When I first found my great great grandfather's grave, the top half of the tombstone was missing and you could not read the name. I had a local monument company probe the ground around the grave and they found the missing upper half of the tombstone. I then had an additional marker made and, along with the upper half of the original tombstone, had both placed in cement on the grave. I had my own name also placed in the marker in hopes that some other family member who might be researching this family line, would contact me if they saw who placed it there. I have since had two contacts made by distant cousins researching relatives buried in that old cemetery.

        Charles Stuart Speed married on 10 JAN 1847 in Weakley County, Tennessee, USA to Martha Ann COWELL b: 19 JAN 1819 in Alabama, USA.  They had four children, including:

        1. Has Children Henry Andrew Lewis SPEED b: 22 NOV 1852 in Martin, Weakley County, Tennessee, USA.  Henry was one of four children. Full family information is available from Chuck Speed of Texas, who writes:

          Henry was called "Lewis" or "Lute". He was four years old when his father, Charles S. Speed, died leaving his mother with five children to raise. Although this early history does not reveal much of the detail of how they managed to survive, letters from cousins described how several related families by marriage would share a closeness and live within a close proximity of each other. Just as the Stewarts, Speeds, Brantlys, and Browns intermarried and supported each other in their move from North Carolina to Montgomery County, Tennessee, so too did the Speeds, Cowells, Waggeners, Coles, and Baldridges in their move from Montgomery County to Weakley County.

          Following Martha Cowell Speedís death in 1872, it appears that the four brothers and one sister stayed near Martin, Tennessee in Weakley County until the late 1870's. On 24 August 1877, Henry Lewis Speed married Ada J. Waggener. Family records indicate that Ada died shortly after that during childbirth. Neither mother or child survived.

          The three brothers and one sister all then moved to Denton County, Texas and are shown in the 1880 census for Denton County. A notation in the census indicates that George Speed, Mary Speedís twin, had died a year earlier. Living in one household at that time was Henry Lewis Speed (my great grandfather), his sister, Mary Speed, and youngest brother, Charles Speed, along with deceased George Speedís widow, Anne Lewis Speed, and their daughter, Florence Speed, and Anneís mother, Martha Lewis. In this census, Henryís occupation is shown as farmer. Anneís occupation is shown as housekeeper and Mary Speed is shown as assistant. Robert Stuart Speed and his wife, Cally Burgess Speed, were living in Denton County as a separate household.

          During the 1880's, life for this Speed family was changing rapidly. Henry Lewis Speed married Lucy Florence Abbott on 13January 1884 in Denton County. Henry or "Lute" as his brothers and sister called him had already suffered a severe loss from his first marriage back in Weakley County to his cousin, Ada J. Waggener, when she died sometime in 1878 of child birth with the child not surviving either. Henry and Lucy Florence Abbott were married by Sylvestor Mosaly, a preacher and new husband to Henryís sister, Mary, having married just a year before on 11 March 1883. During 1884, Robert Stuart Speed moved his family to Fort Worth, Texas where they lived until around 1890. Robert and his family then moved to Washita County, Oklahoma where they homesteaded at the time of the Oklahoma land rush. Charles Speed never married and died in Denton or Dallas County on 16-July-1889. Little is known about how he died or where he is buried. Nothing is known of whatever became of George Speedís widow, Anne Lewis Speed, and their daughter, Florence Speed.

          During the 1880's, Henry Lewis Speed and Lucy Florence Abbott started their family with their first son, Charles Griffin Speed born in Elzabethtown, Denton County, Texas born on 16-February-1885. Over the next ten to twelve years, the family grew in number and moved from Denton County to Baylor County and to Archer County each time pursuing better farm land at cheaper prices. The other children born during this time were Clara Lavina Speed born 16 October 1887 and died as an infant on 9 August 1888, Edward Lewis Speed (my grandfather) born 26 July 1889, Mable Florence Speed born 8 February 1892, and Mary Bulah Speed born 4 December 1894. Each child was born in a different location as the family migrated west. Clara was born in Denton County, Edward was born in Argyle, Denton County, Mable was born in Baylor County, and Bulah was born in Archer City, Archer County. Baylor and Archer Counties are located south of Wichita Falls, Texas.

          In 1897, Henry Lewis Speed is shown in land records to have homesteaded on land near Cordell, Oklahoma in Washita County. His last and youngest child, Esther Catherine Speed, was born 24 October 1899 in Cordell. Henry Lewis Speed lived there for approximately ten years when he sold his farm and homestead for $1,600 on 18 March 1908 and moved his family to Clarendon, Texas.

          On 21 March 1917, Henry Lewis Speed died at his home. He had been suffering from a bad flu weeks earlier but had decided to get up out of bed to prepare his garden for spring seeding. Soon he was back in bed experiencing a relapse of the illness. When it became apparent that he was taking a turn for the worse, Henry called his family to his bedside. My grandfather, Ed Speed, always told us the story of how his father made him promise that he would marry and have sons. He was deeply concerned that his Speed line would end without male descendants to carry on the name. At the time, Edís brother, Charlie was married to Mary Eugenia Moore and had two daughters, Edith Clara Speed born 26 July 1910 and Catherine (Kitty) Leota Speed born 20 October 1912. Years later, my grandfather Ed would get tears in his eyes when he would tell this story and he would be emotional about how his only son, Homer Charles Speed, had three sons to carry on his Speed line.

          Henry Speed married on 13 JAN 1884 in Denton County, Texas, USA to Lucy Florence ABBOTT b: 10 SEP 1864 in Cook County, Texas, USA.  They had several children including:

          1. Has Children Edward Lewis SPEED b: 26 JUL 1889 in Argyle, Denton County, Texas, USA.  Edward Lewis Speed was one of several children. Full family information is available from Chuck Speed of Texas.

            Edward Lewis Speed (nicknamed Ed) grew up as a young man at the family homestead in Cordell, Oklahoma. After visiting Clarendon, Texas around 1906 during the July 4th celebration, he convinced his father Henry Lewis Speed to move there in 1907-08. Ed and his brother Charles shared a successful construction business in the Clarendon area for a number of years. Ed later entered into a father & son construction partnership with his only son, Homer Charles Speed. All members of this family are buried in Clarendon.

            Edward Speed married 28 OCT 1915 in Clarendon, Texas, USA to Bertie HARDIN b: 5 JUL 1897 in Maypearl, Texas, USA.  They had three children, including:

            1. Has Children Homer Charles SPEED b: 13 OCT 1921 in Clarendon, Texas, USA.  Homer was one of three children in this family. Full family information is available from his son, Chuck Speed of Texas.

              Homer served as a Captain in the US Army Air Corps. until discharged. His early career was shared in a construction company partnership with his father Ed Speed. In later years, Homer became involved in the then beginning auto air-conditioning industry. He worked in the Kansas City area as Regional Sales Manager for the early auto ac sales company, NOVI. Homer later returned to the Amarillo, Tx. area where he remained in the ac business until his death.  Homer married June Ruth MILLER b: Private.  They had the following children:

              1. Has Children Living SPEED
              2. Has No Children Living SPEED
              3. Has No Children Living SPEED
    2. Has No Children Sarah SPEED b: ABT 1777 in Richmond County, North Carolina, USA   She married William PEGGUES and had descendents.
    3. Has No Children Catherine SPEED b: ABT 1788 in Cheraw District, North Carolina, USA.  She married firstly to William LITTLE and had descendents.  They are presented here:
      1. http://chuckspeed.com/stewart/Stewarts_of_Ledcreich.pdf
    4. Has No Children Martha Patsy SPEED b: ABT 1789 in Cheraw District, North Carolina, USA
  5. Has Children James STEWART b: ABT 1740 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  James married ABT 1768 in South Carolina, USA to Anne VILLEPONTEAUX b: ABT 1740 in Unknown.  They had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Ann STEWART b: ABT 1768 in Dorchester County, South Carolina, USA.  She married Mr. GIST of Union County, South Carolina and died without children.
    2. Has No Children William STEWART b: 5 JUN 1771 in Edgefield District, South Carolina, USA.  The Stewarts of Ledcreich biography from "The Invincible" claims that James had only one child, Ann.  Thus it is presumed that William died in childhood.
  6. Has No Children Charles STEWART b: ABT 1742 in Bladen County, North Carolina Colony, British North America.  He died unmarried in 1765.
  7. Has Children Elizabeth STEWART b: 1744 in Bladen County, North Carolina Colony, British North America.  Elizabeth married ABT 1766 in North Carolina, USA to her cousin James STEWART b: ABT 1740 in Unknown.  They had the following children:
    1. Has Children James STUART b: 3 SEP 1767 in Cape Fear, North Carolina, USA.  James married on 25 MAY 1796 in Natchez, North Carolina, USA to Lucretia CALVIT b: 6 AUG 1778 in North Carolina, USA.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Elizabeth M. STUART b: 28 SEP 1797 in North Carolina, USA
      2. Has No Children James Duncan STUART b: 21 JUL 1799 in North Carolina, USA
      3. Has No Children Melissa STUART b: 25 OCT 1801 in North Carolina, USA
      4. Has No Children Clara Lucretia STUART b: 6 JAN 1804 in North Carolina, USA
      5. Has No Children Emmeline STUART b: 8 MAR 1806 in North Carolina, USA
      6. Has No Children Frances Ann STUART b: 30 JUN 1808 in North Carolina, USA
      7. Has No Children Mary Montford STUART b: 10 DEC 1810 in North Carolina, USA
      8. Has No Children Alexander Calvit STUART b: 12 APR 1815 in North Carolina, USA
      9. Has No Children Archibald McGehee STUART b: 19 APR 1820 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, USA
    2. Has Children Catherine STUART b: ABT 1769 in North Carolina, USA.  Catherine married ABT 1790 to her cousin Thomas CARRAWAY b: ABT 1760 in Craven, North Carolina, USA, son of John Carraway and Margaret Stewart, daughter of Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich. 
      1. Their children are presented above under Thomas Carraway.
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth STUART b: ABT 1771 in North Carolina, USA.  Elizabeth married William JORDAN b: ABT 1770 in Unknown.
    4. Has No Children Margaret STUART b: ABT 1773 in North Carolina, USA.  She married Mr. POPE of South Carolina, USA.
    5. Has No Children Charles G. STUART b: ABT 1775 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  Charles "joined the patriots in Mexico." ("The Invincible")


Marriage Certificate for James Stuart and Lucretia

Robert Stewart, 7th of Ledcreich and Stronslany

Has Children Robert STEWART, 7th of Ledcreich, b: ABT 1705 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  According to Stewart Clan Magazine, Robert, the "younger brother of the above Patrick, is said to have purchased the estate of Ledcreich, in south-western Perthshire, of Patrick, about 1746."  SCM elsewhere contradicts this statement saying that Patrick sold the lands of Ledcreich to John Stewart of Benmore (later laird of Glenbuckie).  However, the birth of Robert's son John in Ledcreich in 1753 would favour the position that Patrick did sell Ledcreich to Robert who, in turn, later sold it to John Stewart of Benmore.  Certainly the lands of Ledcreich were part of the Glenbuckie estate sold by John Lorne Stewart, last of Glenbuckie in 1848.  Robert is recorded as having issue.  Balquhidder OPR reveals that Robert Stewart married 17 FEB 1739 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland to Janet DRUMMOND-alias-MCGRIGOR and had the following children:

  1. Betrice STEUART, bap. 10 JAN 1740 in Cuill, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  2. Margaret STEUART, bap. 18 AUG 1743 in Cuill, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  3. Beatrix STEUART, bap. 9 APR 1746 in Cuill, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  4. John STEUART, bap. 14 AUG 1747 in Cuill, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  5. Alexander STEUART, bap. 3 APR 1750 in Cuill, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  6. Jean STEUART, bap. 6 MAR 1752 in Cuill, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  7. John STEUART, bap. 29 APR 1753 in Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.
  8. Helen STEUART, bap. 31 MAY 1754 in Cuill, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  She is likely the Helen Stewart who married on 18 JUN 1774 as the second wife of Duncan FERGUSON.  More information on this family can be found here: http://www.hostmybb.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?p=714&mforum=stewart#714

  9. David STEWART, bap. 18 JUN 1755 in Dunan?, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  10. Duncan STEUART, bap. 09 SEP 1756 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  11. Jannet STEUART, bap. 10 AUG 1758 in Stronslany, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

  12. Mary STEWART, bap. 21 JAN 1763 in Stroneslany, Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.

For a more complete accounting of the Stewarts of Ledcreich including many of their American descendants, please see Chuck Speed's Report on the Stewarts of Ledcreich and our transcription of the Stewart Clan Magazine.

Research Leads

Dugald/Dougal STEWART in Balquhidder, ca. 1700

Dugald STEWART, b ABT 1700 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Dugald may be from the Stewarts of Tulloch or Ledcreich, but this is merely a guess.  Dugald Stewart is listed in 1740 as receiving a land grant in Bladen County for 640 acres, in which he is listed immediately following Patrick Stewart of Ledcreich.  Dugald is also listed as settling in Harnett County in 1740 (probably the same place.)  According to Stewart of Ledcreich sources, Dougald's son, Thomas, married into the Stewart of Ledreich family.

  1. Thomas STEWART, b ABT 1730 in Balquhidder, Perthshire, Scotland.  Thomas' birth is not found in the Balquhidder OPR.  His information is according to later Stewart of Ledcreich sources.  Thomas married ABT 1760 in Cheraws District, South Carolina, USA to Margaret STEWART, daughter of Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich.  Thomas Stewart  and Margaret Stewart had only one known child:
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth STEWART b: ABT 1760 in Cape Fear, Cumberland County, North Carolina, USA.  It is believed that she never married.

John Stewart from Ledcreich?

Lieut. John? STEWART, b abt 1710 in Balquhidder? His exact name is unknown.  His son James married Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich, who is described as his "cousin".  Therefore it would appear we have evidence of another branch of the Ledcreich family who immigrated to North Carolina, but for whom we do not know their exact relationship.  Among the list of convicted Jacobites in 1745 we find a reference to "STEWART, JOHN, Lieutenant, of Ledcreich, Balquhidder, Duke of Perth's [Regiment]".  We have no other record of this John Stewart in any other sources.  He would fit as a younger son of Alexander Stewart, 4th of Ledcreich, previously undiscovered, who perhaps emigrated to be with his brothers after being arrested in 1746.

  1. James STEWART, b ABT 1740 in South Carolina, USA.  James' father is not recorded and is unknown, but so far no other known Balquhidder Stewart family was in Bladen County, South Carolina in the 1740s.  James married ABT 1766 in North Carolina, USA to his cousin Elizabeth STEWART b: 1744 in Bladen County, North Carolina Colony, British North America, daughter of Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich.  They had the following children:
    1. Has Children James STUART b: 3 SEP 1767 in Cape Fear, North Carolina, USA.  James married on 25 MAY 1796 in Natchez, North Carolina, USA to Lucretia CALVIT b: 6 AUG 1778 in North Carolina, USA.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Elizabeth M. STUART b: 28 SEP 1797 in North Carolina, USA
      2. Has No Children James Duncan STUART b: 21 JUL 1799 in North Carolina, USA
      3. Has No Children Melissa STUART b: 25 OCT 1801 in North Carolina, USA
      4. Has No Children Clara Lucretia STUART b: 6 JAN 1804 in North Carolina, USA
      5. Has No Children Emmeline STUART b: 8 MAR 1806 in North Carolina, USA
      6. Has No Children Frances Ann STUART b: 30 JUN 1808 in North Carolina, USA
      7. Has No Children Mary Montford STUART b: 10 DEC 1810 in North Carolina, USA
      8. Has No Children Alexander Calvit STUART b: 12 APR 1815 in North Carolina, USA
      9. Has No Children Archibald McGehee STUART b: 19 APR 1820 in Wilkinson County, Mississippi, USA
    2. Has Children Catherine STUART b: ABT 1769 in North Carolina, USA.  Catherine married ABT 1790 to her cousin Thomas CARRAWAY b: ABT 1760 in Craven, North Carolina, USA, son of John Carraway and Margaret Stewart, daughter of Patrick Stewart, 5th of Ledcreich. 
      1. Their children are presented above under Thomas Carraway.
    3. Has No Children Elizabeth STUART b: ABT 1771 in North Carolina, USA.  Elizabeth married William JORDAN b: ABT 1770 in Unknown.
    4. Has No Children Margaret STUART b: ABT 1773 in North Carolina, USA.  She married Mr. POPE of South Carolina, USA.
    5. Has No Children Charles G. STUART b: ABT 1775 in Bladen County, North Carolina, USA.  Charles "joined the patriots in Mexico." ("The Invincible")

Stewarts in Bladen County Tax Rolls 1763

(Bladen was later subdivided into Anson, Bladen, Cumberland, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, and Sampson Counties.)

The following Stewarts are listed in the Bladen County Tax Rolls for 1763. http://www.melungeons.com/genealogy/1763_nc_bladen_tax.html

  1. ??? STEWART

  2. Hugh STEWART

  3. James STEWART

  4. Patrick STEWART

  5. William STEWART

 

James and John Stewart are listed in the tax rolls for 1755 in Harnett, Cumberland County, NC

Thomas Stewart is listed in 1753 registering his land in Harnett.

James Stewart is listed in 1812 as a private in the 2nd Cumberland Regiment.

1769, Daniel Boone and John Stewart from North Carolina explored Kentucky. http://www.archive.org/stream/historicalaccoun00macluoft/historicalaccoun00macluoft_djvu.txt

Allen Stewart in Cape Fear in 1776

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