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The McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter is published four (4) times a year - in February, May, August and November. Each issue includes articles of both general and special interest, register reports, letters from readers, queries, announcements, news and a bulletin board. The goal of the newsletter is to provide support and assistance to those who are researching ancestors of the McWh*rter surname in all its variant spellings.

The cost of a subscription is $10 a year. Back issues (including year end indexes) are available at $3 each. Anyone wishing to subscribe should send a check made payable to:
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Alan D. McWhirter
at
223 Wood Pond Road
Cheshire, CT  06410

Readers and researchers are encouraged to share their research and findings with others through the newsletter. Articles, stories, biographies, photos, etc. of interest to other McWh*rter researchers will be gratefully accepted for publication

From this page you can access:

A list (and links) to those articles from the newsletter which are currently reprinted here on the web site (updated 6-Feb-2004)
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A list of the contents of past issues of the newsletter (updated 6-Feb-2004)
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An all name index to Volume 1 (1997) of the newsletter

An all name index to Volume 2 (1998) of the newsletter

 


Articles Reprinted
Many articles first published in the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter are reprinted here on the web site. Below is a listing of those presently accessible. Just click on the title to find an article.

 

Origins of the McWh*rter Surname

Volume 1, Issue 3
(August 1997)
Journey Back to Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland

Volume 1, Issue 1
(February 1997)

The Kirkyard at Colmonell-McWhirter Gravestone Inscriptions

Volume 1, Issue 2
(May 1997)

John McWhorter
(1739-1813)
of Washington co., NY


Volume 2, Issue 3
(August 1998)
How Do You Spell McWh*rter?

Volume 1, Issue 1
(February 1997)
John McWhorter (cir1710-1757)
of Albemarle co., VA



Volume 1, Issue 1
(February 1997)

Hugh McWhorter
(cir1690-1750)
of New Castle co., DE

Volume 1, Issue 2
(May 1997)

David McWhorter
(1741-1789)
of Lancaster co., PA

Volume 1, Issue 3
(August 1997

Hugh McWhorter
(1757-1837)
of York co., SC

Volume 1, Issue 4
(November 1997

Moses McWhorter
(cir1700-cir1756)
of Lancaster co., PA

Volume 2, Issue 1
(February 1998)

Mathew McWhorter
(abt1725-1804)
of Washington co., NY

Volume 2, Issue 2
(May 1998)

125th
McWhorter Family Reunion
Woodville, GA

Volume 1, Issue4
(November 1997)

Thomas McWhorter
(cir1700-cir1760)
of NJ & Orange co., NY

Volume 2, Issue 4
(November 1998)

Hugh E. "Hughey" McWhorter
(cir1705-1784)
of PA & DE

Volume 3, Issue 1
(February 1999)

Hance McWhorter
(cir1730-abt1773)
of Rowan co., NC

Volume 3, Issue 2
(May 1999)

George Gray McWhorter
(1762-1829)
of SC and AL

Volume 3, Issue 3
(August 1999)

William McWhorter
(abt1745-1823)
of PA and OH

Volume 3, Issue 4
(November 1999)

Gilbert (1794-1874) & John (1801-1883) McWhirter of Scotland and Canada

Volume 4, Issue 1
(February 2000)

McWhirter Marriages from the Parishes of Ayrshire, Scotland
Part 1

Volume 3, Issue 4
(November 1999)

McWhirter Marriages from the Parishes of Ayrshire, Scotland
Part 2

Volume 4, Issue 1
(February 2000)

McWhirter Marriages from the Parishes of Ayrshire, Scotland
Part 3

Volume 4, Issue 2
(May 2000)

McWhirter Marriages from the Parishes of Ayrshire, Scotland
Part 4

Volume 4, Issue 3
(August 2000)

Thomas McCargo McWhirter
(1793-aft1840)

of Ayrshire, Scotland & McNab twp., Quebec, Canada

Volume 5, Issue 1
(February 2001)
Samuel Mehorter
(cir1795-bef1861)
of Ireland & Philadelphia, PA


Volume 5, Issue 1
(February 2001)
John McWhorter
(cir1695-1768)
of Greenwich, MA

Volume 4, Issue 3
(August 2000)

Do You Know These
Football/Soccer Players?


Volume 6, Issue 3
(August 2002)

Samuel McWhirter
(1824-1909)
of Scotland & Saratoga co., NY


Volume 5, Issue 2
(May 2001)
Thomas McWhirter
(1804-1867)
of co. Ulster, Ireland & Middlebury, VT


Volume 5, Issue 2
(May 2001)
The McWhirter Family of
Blairquhan Castle,
Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland


Volume 4, Issue 4
(November 2000)
John McWhirter
(abt1830-18??)
of Scotland, England & Staten Island, NY


Volume 5, Issue 4
(November 2001)
McWh*rter Birth, Christening & Marriage Records in Scotland
Prior to 1700

Volume 6, Issue 1
(February 2002)

McWh*rter Birth, Christening & Marriage Records in Scotland
1700 - 1720

Volume 6, Issue 2
(May 2002)

McWh*rter Birth, Christening & Marriage Records in Scotland
1721 - 1750

Volume 6, Issue 3
(August 2002)

McWh*rter Birth, Christening & Marriage Records in Scotland
1751 - 1770

Volume 6, Issue 4
(November 2002)

McWh*rter Birth, Christening & Marriage Records in Scotland
1771 - 1790

Volume 7, Issue 1
(February 2003)

McWh*rter Birth, Christening & Marriage Records in Scotland
1791 - 1800

Volume 7, Issue 2
(May 2003)

Status of the McWh*rter Database

Volume 6, Issue 1
(February 2002)

What Is the Correct Way to Spell McWh*rter?

Volume 6, Issue 4
(November 2002)

McWh*rters in the
United States in 1880 - Part I

Volume 7, Issue 1
(February 2003)

McWh*rters in the United States in 1880 - Part II

Volume 7, Issue 2
(May 2003)

McWh*rter Gathering
June 2003 - The Prologue and Day One

Volume 7, Issue 3
(August 2003)

McWh*rter Gathering
June 2003 - Day Two

Volume 7, Issue 4
(November 2003)

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June 2003 - Day Three

Volume 8, Issue 1
(February 2003)

 




How Do You Spell McWh*rter?

Reprinted from the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 1 (February 1997)

All of us who were born a MCWH*RTER or have become a MCWH*RTER have learned to live with the frequent and persistent misspellings and mispronunciations of our surname (some of them most creative). Most of us would likely be surprised, however, by the number of variations that have come into accepted usage in North America.

While MCWHIRTER appears as the generally accepted spelling in Scotland and MCWHORTER and MCWHIRTER the accepted versions in Ireland, here in North America almost two dozen variations of the surname have been accepted into usage by various branches of the MCWH*RTER families. Many of these variations may have resulted from the fact that fewer people could write during the 18th and 19th centuries and even census recorders often couldn’t spell.

A complete survey of the United States census records would undoubtedly provide a complete picture of the extent to which the surname has changed and the frequency with which each variation of the surname now exists. Such a task, however, seems monumental at best.

Fortunately a fairly good approximation of what the census records might reveal is more easily within our grasp. Information from the SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH BENEFIT RECORDS 1937-1993 has been extracted and indexed and is available on CD-ROM (CD 110, Volumes 1&2 from Broderbund Software). With the assistance of GRS software it was possible to search quite readily this estimated 55 million name database.

Thirty-eight (38) different surnames were identified as likely variations of the MCWH*RTER surname. Sixteen (16) of these 38 variations were found only once or twice out of 55,000,000 names and probably represent a misspelling, typo, or someone's creative phonetic spelling of a more accepted version. These variations include McQuaters, MacQuatters, Mewharter, McQuartes, McQueter, MacQuaters, McWhorther, McWhoter, McWhirther, McWirter, Mewhiter, McQuirteis, McQuirtor, Mawhirther, Mawether, and McQuietter.

Twenty-two (22) of the spellings, however, were found 5 or more times and, therefore, probably represent an adopted spelling of the surname.

Of the estimated 55 million persons in the database only 3243 appear to carry the MCWH*RTER surname or some derivative thereof. This is roughly 1 out of every 17,000 persons or .00589% (six-thousanths of one percent) of all the persons contained in the records.

If the current US population is accepted as approximately 275 million, and those persons listed in the database are accepted as a rough cross-section of the US population at present, then about 16,000 persons in the United States currently bear the MCWH*RTER surname in one variety or another.

Only three spellings can be considered "common" even three hundred years after the surname's introduction to North America. MCWHORTER, MCWHIRTER and MCWHERTER account for 84% of the 3243 persons identified as MCWH*RTERS. MCWHORTER (found 1825 times) accounts for 56% of the total. MCWHIRTER (found 683 times) accounts for 21%. MCWHERTER (found 221 times) accounts for 7%. Aside from the three "common" spellings no other spelling from among the 22 noted variations accounts for as much as even 2% of the total.

Four names, possibly derivatives of MCWH*RTER, were not included in the study although listed in the Social Security Records. MCWHORTEN (found 3 times), MCWHORTON (1 time), MCWHERTO (1 time), and MCWHORTE (6 times) may be misspellings of other MCWH*RTER variations.

 

Out of 3243 persons identified as MCWH*RTERs in the Social Security Death Benefit Records (1937-1993) the breakdown of the various spellings was as follows:

MCWHORTER..........1,825

MCWHIRTER..............683

MCWHERTER.............221

MCQUIRTER................60

MCQUATTERS.............52

MEWHORTER..............45

MAWHORTER..............43

MCQUARTERS............41

MEWHIRTER..............38

MEWHERTER.............28

MCQUARTER.............28

MACWHIRTER...........24

MACWHORTER..........24

MAWHIRTER.............22

MCQUERTER.............21

MCQUATER...............19

MCWORTER..............11

MCWHARTER............10

MCWHORTOR............9

MCQUIETOR..............7

MCQUIETER..............5

MCWHERTOR............5

 


Origins of the McWh*rter Surname

Reprinted from the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 3 (August 1997)

 

In 1863 Dr. Robert Stark, the first superintendant of statistics in the office of the Registrar General for Scotland, prepared a table listing the 150 most common surnames found among the general index to the Scottish birth registers for that year.

He found that the five most common surnames at the time were SMITH, MCDONALD, BROWN, THOMPSON and ROBERTSON, and he determined that the most common 150 surnames accounted for 47% of the Scottish population at that time.

Dr. Stark also estimated that the number of surnames in use in Scotland in 1863 was about 6,800.

While the origins of common surnames such as Smith, McDonald, Thompson and Robertson are easily ascertained, their common usage creates difficulties for present day researchers trying to follow back a family’s ancestral trail.

The surname MCWH*RTER, on the other hand, which is not to be found on Dr. Stark’s list of the 150 most common, presents problems quite the reverse. The ancestral trail is perhaps easier to follow as a result of the surname’s uncommon usage, but the origins of the surname are more obscure.

It is primarily through the research of George F. Black, Ph. D. that some light has been shed upon the dim origins of the McWh*rter surname. For forty years, while working for the New York Public Library, Dr. Black collected and analyzed information about the origins of Scottish surnames.

In 1946, with the assistance of the New York Public Library, he published THE SURNAMES OF SCOTLAND, Their Origin, Meaning, and History, an 838 page study of over 5,000 Scottish surnames.

In the introduction to his study Black wrote :

"The use of fixed surnames or descriptive names appears to have commenced in France about the year 1000, and such names were introduced into Scotland through the Normans a little over one hundred years later, though the custom of using them was by no means common for many years afterward".

Black found that the vast majority of Scottish surnames fell into three categories -

Patronymics - "A large number of Scottish surnames are patronymics, derived in many cases from affectionate or pet diminutives of proper names as Dickson, Robson, Thomson, Watson, Wilson, etc. This custom of naming appears to have commenced with the beginning of the fourteenth century when it became the practice for sons to take their surnames from the Christian names of their fathers".

Local and Territorial Names - "The first people in Scotland to acquire fixed surnames were the nobles and great landowners, who called themselves, or were called by others, after the lands they possessed".

Official and Trade Surnames - "A large number of Scottish surnames are derived from the trade or office of their first bearers".

It is into this latter category that the surname MCWH*RTER falls.

About "MACWHIRTER" Black wrote briefly:

"A form of MACCHRUITTER, q.v., current in Ayrshire, the original home of the name. Andrew M’Whirter in Kirkhobble in record in 1749 (Wigtown). Rev. Alexander McWhorter (1734-1807), of Scottish parentage, took an active part in the American Revolution and was a trustee of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University. McWhorter Street in Newark, New Jersey, is named in his honor. The name has become Mewhirter in the North of Ireland. Macquarter 1684."

When it came to "MACCHRUITTER" Black wrote in more detail:

"From the occupation or profession of cruiteir or harper, often hereditary in the Highlands in past times. In 1346 King David II granted a charter of the land of Dalelachane in the earldom of Carrick to Patrick, son of the late Michael, harper of Carrick (‘Patricio filio quondam Michaelis Cithariste de Carryk’). In 1385 we find this same Patrick referred to by the Gaelic form of his name. In this year Duncan M’Churteer, son and heir of the late Patrick M’Churteer, alienated to Sir Thomas Kenedy, lord of Dalmortoun, the whole land of Dalelachane (Laing, 40, 69)."

"Gilbert Makrutur and Andro McRutur, followers of the earl of Cassilis, were respited for murder in 1526 (RSS., I, 3386). Donald Makcruteracht was a witness in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright in 1531 (RMS., III, 1094), and Andrew Makrutour was juror on an assize in the bailliary of Carrick in the following year (ibid., 1196)."

"William McInchruter was servant to John Grant, fourth of Freuchie, 1568 (Grant, I, p. 140). John M’Chruytor in Auchaharse and Archibald M’Chrytor in Craillmorrull appear in 1672 (HP., II, p.209)."

"Archibald M’Chritter in Monjudnean, parish of Kilmichell, appears in 1676, and Malcolm M’Chruter in Auchindarroch, parish of Knapdale, 1686 (Argyll). Duncan M’Chruter was one of the buyers of the crop of the 20 shilling land of Mulindra in 1711 (Campbell, I, 102.)"

"The name appears in old records: McChruitar, 1686; McQuhartoune and McQuhirtoure, 1686; M’Quhirtour, MacQuhorter, and M’Quhriter, 1592; M’Quirtour, 1636; M’Hrurter, M’Hruter, M’Qherter, McWhrurter, McWhurter, M’Whyrter, and McWirter, 1684; M’Heurtter, M’Qharter, M’Quhirtir, 1685; McWhirtour, 1685."

"The modern form of the name is MACWHIRTER, q.v. One of the old towers of Blairquhan Castle (removed in 1824) bore the name of McQuirter’s Tower. The name was also once common in the upper part of the parishes of Buchanan and Callander, and in part of Argyllshire."

" The Gaelic origin of individuals of the name is disguised by its being frequently translated HARPER and HARPERSON, the former a not uncommon surname in Galloway. "

"The cruit (W. crwth) was an old Welsh stringed insrument, four of its six strings played with a bow, two twitched by the thumb."

"From the study of surnames we learn much about the people of the Middle Ages, that would otherwise remain shadowy and obscure. Through it the revealing light of history is turned, not on the whims of monarchs and intrigues of statesmen, but on the intimate and personal affairs of our forefathers in bye-gone centuries."

The Story of Surnames
by William Dodgson Bowman, 1931


 

"The Greek historian Diodorus Siculus speaks of Celtic bards accompanying their songs on stringed instruments resembling the Greek lyre, while an old Irish song describes a four-sided stringed instrument called a crot. This name calls to mind the ancient cythar, while the name chrotta, which is a Latinized form of crot, is mentioned by the Venetian Fortunatus (chrotta Britanna cannat)."

Musical Instruments
An Illustrated History
by Alexander Buchner, 1973

 


 

"Crwth [chorus, crot, crowd]. A Welsh and Middle English term for plucked or bowed lyres. The words themselves are cognate with Irish cruit, which originally denoted a lyre but was ultimately used for a frame harp..."

The New GROVE Dictionary of
Musical Instruments
edited by Stanley Sadie, 1984

 


 

"When the bow arrived in Europe it was very soon applied to different forms of lyre, and particularly to that which had a central neck running from the yoke to the sound board .... Sometimes there were also two lateral drone strings and, as the Welch crwth, this type was played as accompaniment to the voice in ceremonies of the Bards."

Musical Instruments
An Illustrated History
by Mary Remnant, 1989

 

 


 

 

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Crwth (1742)
from Welsh Folk Museum, Cardiff

 

Drawing by
Barbara H. McWhirter


125th McWhorter Family Reunion - Woodville, GA

by Virginia McWhorter Freeman
Reprinted from the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter
Volume 1, Issue 4 (November 1997)

On a cool Sunday in June, 1997, approximately 140 members of the McWhorter Family gathered in Woodville, Georgia to celebrate its 125th reunion. They gathered at the McWhorter Cemetery near Maxeys, Georgia, where Hugh and Helena (Ligon) McWhorter are buried, for a brief memorial service, then proceeded to Woodville for lunch, fellowship, and a business meeting. The first McWhorter Reunion of this family, the descendants of this couple, was held April 26, 1872, at the cemetery to honor it’s members who had given their lives in service to their country.

Hugh was the great grandson of Hugh and Jean McWhorter who came to this country from Armagh, Ireland, about 1730 and settled in Pencader Hundred, Delaware. Helena Ligon was the great great great granddaughter of Lt. Col. Thomas Ligon who came to America from England about 1650; he served in the Virginia House of Burgesses in 1655. He was the great grandson of the first Earl of Beauchamp. Hugh McWhorter’s family settled in Oglethorpe County, Georgia, in 1795; Helena Ligon’s family came to Georgia in 1807.

During the day pictures of family members were made and added to the family tree poster, and interviews of family members talking about their memories of earlier days were videotaped. After lunch the younger children were entertained by Freckles The Clown in a classroom while the adults participated in a meeting in the auditorium. The guest speaker was Mrs. Barbara Dooley, wife of noted University of Georgia football coach, Vince Dooley. Officers elected for the coming year are John Small, President; Robert McWhorter Winton, Vice President; Jessie McWhorter, Secretary, and Bob McWhorter, Treasurer.

The old homeplace of William Pope McWhorter, great grandson of Hugh, in Woodville, still occupied by his descendants, is next to the Woodville school. In 1912, he gave land and funds to build the school and a Methodist Church for the Woodville community. A local resident, James Wilson, joined the gathering and asked to be recognized. He told of his memories of this school and the church next door, which now maintains the school building which no longer serves as a school since the State consolidated many rural schools some years ago. He praised Bill (W. P.) McWhorter for his generous gift to the community which is still enjoyed by the residents.

The 126th Reunion is to be held here the second Sunday in June, 1998.


Contents of Past Issues of the Newsletter

Back issues of the McWh*rter Genealogy Newsletter are available at $3 each by writing and making checks payable to Alan D. McWhirter, 223 Wood Pond Road, Cheshire, CT 06410.


Volume 1 Issue 1 (Winter 1997) included -

Journey Back to Colmonell, Ayrshire, Scotland ...
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John McWhorter (cir1710-1757) of Albemarle County, Virginia ...
.

How Do You Spell McWh*rter? ...

Volume 1 Issue 2 (Spring 1997) included -

The Kirkyard at Colmonell - McWhirter Gravestone Inscriptions ...
.
Hugh McWhorter (cir1690-1750) of New Castle County, Delaware ...
.
The McWh*rter Genealogy Web Site ...

Volume 1 Issue 3 (Summer 1997) included -

Origins of the McWh*rter Surname ...
.
David McWhorter (1741-1789) of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania ...
.
Was Hugh's Wife, Jean, a Gillespie? ...

Volume 1 Issue 4 (Fall 1997) included -

McWh*rters in the 1790 Census - Part 1 ...
.
McWh*rters in the Union Army - The Reason Why (The First Alabama Cavalry of the Union Army!) ...
.
Hugh McWhorter (1757-1837) of York County, South Carolina ...
.
125th McWhorter Family Reunion - Woodville, Georgia ...

 

Volume 2 Issue 1 (Winter 1998) included -

McWh*rters in the 1790 Census - Part 2 ...
.
Moses McWhorter (cir1700-cir1756) of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania ...
.
Family Stories, Tall Tales and Hidden Truths - from Mrs. Malinda McWhorter Hollingsworth (1911) ...
.
Scottish Records Coming Online ...


Volume 2, Issue 2 (Spring 1998) included -

North American Beginnings ...
.
Mathew McWhorter (abt1725-1804) of Washington County, New York ...
.
Letters from the Past - The Collection of Tricia Petitt ...
.
Scottish Records Now Online - Scots Origins Available ...

 

Volume 2, Issue 3 (Summer 1998) included -

McWh*rter Immigrants to 18th Century America ...
.
John McWhorter (1739-1813 of Washington County, New York ...
.
Losing the Needle in the Haystack ...

Volume 2, Issue 4 (Fall 1998) included -

McWh*rter Immigrants to 19th Century America ...

Thomas McWhorter (cir1710-17??) of New Jersey and Orange co., NY ...

Henry McWhorter's Cabin in Lewis co., WV ...

 

Volume 3, Issue 1 (Winter 1999) included -

North American Families of the McWh*rter Database - Part 1
.
Hugh E. "Hughey" McWhorter (cir1705-1784) of PA & DE
.
Balancing the Interests of Research and Privacy
.
The Gravestone of George McWhorter of Waxhaw, NC

 

Volume 3, Issue 2 (Spring 1999) included -

North American Families of the McWh*rter Database - Part 2
.
Hance McWhorter (cir1730-abt1773) of Rowan co., NC
.
George McWhorter's Gravestone Mystery Resolved

 

Volume 3, Issue 3 (Summer 1999) included -

North American Families of the McWh*rter Database - Part 3
.
George Gray McWhorter (1762-1829) of South Carolina and Alabama
.
McWhirter Gravestone Inscriptions from the Kirkyard at Barr, Ayrshire, Scotland

 

Volume 3, Issue 4 (Fall 1999) included -

North American Families of the McWh*rter Database - Part 4

William McWhorter (abt1745-1823) of Pennsylvania and Ohio

McWhirter Marriages from the Parishes of Ayrshire, Scotland (Auchinleck, Ayr, Ballantrae and Barr by Girvan)

 

Volume 4, Issue 1 (Winter 2000) included -

Gilbert (1794-1874) & John (1801-1883) McWhirter of Scotland and Canada

McWhirter Marriages from the Parishes of Ayrshire, Scotland (Colmonell, Dailly, Dalmellington, Dunlop, Girvan and Irvine)

 

Volume 4, Issue 2 (Spring 2000) included -

The Mid Air Rescue of a Steeplejack - 1909, Lanarkshire, Scotland
.
.
McWhirter Marriages from the Parishes of Ayrshire, Scotland (Kilmarnock, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald, Loudoun, Mauchline, Maybole, Muirkirk, New Cumnock, Ochiltree and Riccarton)

 

Volume 4, Issue 3 (Summer 2000) included -

North American Families of the McWh*rter Database - Part 5

John McWhorter (bef1700-1768) of Greenwich, MA

McWhirter Marriages from the Parishes of Ayrshire, Scotland (St. Quivox/Newton, Sorn, Stair, Stevenston, Straiton, and Tarbolton)

 

Volume 4, Issue 4 (Fall 2000) included -

North American Families of the McWh*rter Database - Part 6

.
The McWhirter Family of Blairquhan Castle, Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland

.
One McWh*rter Mystery Partially Solved

 

Volume 5, Issue 1 (Winter 2001) included -

Selected Letters of Mabel Woods Hinrichs
.
Thomas McCargo McWhirter (1793-aft1840) of Scotland & Quebec, Canada
.
Samuel Mehorter (cir1795-bef1861) of Ireland & Philadelphia, PA

 

Volume 5, Issue 2 (Spring 2001) included -

More Selected Letters of Mabel Woods Hinrichs

Samuel McWhirter (1824-1909) of Scotland & Saratoga co., NY

Thomas McWhirter (1804-1867) of co. Ulster, Ireland & Middlebury, VT

 

Volume 5, Issue 3 (Summer 2001) included -

Part 3 - More Selected Letters of Mabel Woods Hinrichs

Samuel Mehorter of Ireland & Philadelphia (Revisited & Updated)

Your Imagination is Requested - A search of the Scots Origins Index

 

Volume 5, Issue 4 (Fall 2001) included -

Part 4 - More Selected Letters of Mabel Woods Hinrich
John McWhirter of Scotland, England & Staten Island, NY
McWhirters Come Home - A Clipping from the Ayrshire Post

 

Volume 6, Issue 1 (Winter 2002) included -

McWh*rter Database Status Update
McWh*rter Birth, Christening & Marriage Records in Scotland Prior to 1700

 

Volume 6, Issue 2 (Spring 2002) included -

Revolutionary War Pension Records of John McWhorter of VA, SC & KY
McWh*rter Birth, Christening and Marriage Records in Scotland 1700-1720
Searching for Lost Family
Descendants of David McWhirter & Mary Posten - Patricia Lynn Petitt - Three Volume Set Now Available from Heritage Books

 

Volume 6, Issue 3 (Summer 2002) included -

Our Loyal and Friendly Staff!
McWh*rter Birth, Christening and Marriage Records in Scotland 1721-1750
Do You Know These Football/Soccer Players?
Can You Help With This 30 Year Mystery?
The Passing of an Avid McWh*rter Researcher - John Rennie McWhirter (8-Jun-2002)

 

Volume 6, Issue 4 (Fall 2002) included -

What Is The Correct Way to Spell McWh*rter?
McWh*rter Birth, Christening and Marriage Records in Scotland 1751-1770
New Free Internet Access to Cenus Records of the United States (1880) and Canada (1881)

 

Volume 7, Issue 1 (Winter 2003) included -

McWh*rters in the United States in 1880
McWh*rter Birth, Christening and Marriage Records in Scotland 1771-1790
A Message from Tricia Petitt

 

Volume 7, Issue 2 (Spring 2003) included -

McWh*rters in the United States in 1880 - Part 2
McWh*rter Birth, Christening and Marriage Records in Scotland 1791-1800
A McWhorter Florida Reunion

 

Volume 7, Issue 3 (Summer 2003) included -

McWh*rter Gathering June 2003 - The Prologue and Day One
The Origins of Dr. John Macwhirter of Edinburgh, Scotland

 

Volume 7, Issue 4 (Fall 2003) included -

McWh*rter Gathering 2003 - Day Two
Lines On A Brave Deed - A Poetic Account of a Dramatic Rescue
A Missing Tombstone from the Old Pioneer Cemetery of Warsaw, NY

 

Volume 8, Issue 1 (Winter 2004) included -

McWh*rter Gathering 2003 - Day Three
The McWh*rter Gathering Experience
The Resurrection of New Philadelphia, Illinois

 

Volume 8, Issue 2 (Spring 2004) included -

Mystery of the Plaque "Carvings at Blairquhan"
Variants of the Spelling of the Name McWhirter
McWhirter Mystery In Davidson co., TN

Also ...

Name Index to Volume 1 (Issues 1-4) (1997) -

An index of all persons whose names appear in Volume 1 of the newsletter ...

Name Index to Volume 2 (Issues 1-4) (1998) -

An index of all persons whose names appear in Volume 2 of the newsletter ...

 


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