Posted by Susan on August 01, 2000 at 18:32:03:
In Reply to: Just A Wee Snippet of Interesting Information posted by Kate on August 01, 2000 at 18:21:18:
: However, a little info you might NOT be familiar with! In 1750, Flora married Alan MacDonald, and Officer in the King's army and she and her husband emigrated to North Carolina, where they took active part, as loyalists, in the American War of Independence! They later moved to Nova Scotia, having lost everything by supporting the British and several years later (1779) she returned to Scotland where she lived until her death (in Floodgarry, Isle of Skye) in 1790. A sheet in which Bonnie Prince Charlie slept, was used as her shroud.
: (Today there exists the Flora MacDonald Academy, in Red Springs, NC., named after her).
ALthough FMcA is no longer a college but a private children's school, each October the Flora MacDonald Highland Games are held on the campus. I have a feeling that this Games is closer to the type of event that is found in Scotland in contrast to the enormous Grandfather Mt. Games held in July.
This general area of North Carolina abounds with Scottish names. And a MacLeod was the first to fall at the battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, if I'm remembering correctly. But Montcalm County? I hope not!
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