Families in North America
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Compiled by William H. Blue, Seattle, WA
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The Scottish Blue Families in America Website!
by William H. Blue - Now on our Site!
After the publication of "Descendants of John BLAW (BLUE), d.1757
Somerset Co., NJ", 4th edition, in the Summer of 1990, I decided that
I'd like to prepare a similar work covering the Scottish BLUE families
of North America. In 1981 Dr. Douglas Kelly published his work, "The
Scottish Blue Family from Carolina to Texas". This book extensively
covered five of the major family groups that came into the Carolinas from
Scotland during the 18th and early 19th centuries; the Lakeview Blues,
Malcolm of Cantyre, the Guinea Blues, the Bridge Blues and the River Blues.
One problem with Dr. Kelly's book was that he did not use a genealogical
numbering system and the relationships in the book were difficult to follow.
For several years I had been corresponding with Robert "Bob"
Blue of San Rafael, CA. Bob was undoubtedly the foremost BLUE family researcher,
having been at it for about 40 years. He supplied much of the information
that I used in "Descendants of John BLAW (BLUE), d.1757 Somerset Co.,
NJ", and acted as a sounding board for my ideas on how to tie the
family together. He also had supplied much information to Dr. Kelly for
his 1981 book.
Bob agreed to collaborate with me in the preparation of our Scottish
BLUE book which we would coauthor. For about a year and a half Bob sent
me data and I fed it into my trusty Macintosh. Then, tragically, in March
of 1992 Bob died. In effect, our dreams of publishing a Scottish BLUE book
died with him. However, I have never stopped accumulating and organizing
Scottish material. I have been corresponding with about 30 descendants
of Scottish Blues and have now identified 21 Scottish BLUE families in
the USA and Canada.
S1 Lakewood BLUE Family of Moore Co., NC
S1. Duncan BLUE (1734-1814), m.ca1763 Margaret CAMPBELL (1740-1820).
S2 Malcolm BLUE of Cumberland Co., NC (Bob Blue's line)
S2. Malcolm BLUE (d.ca1800), m. Elizabeth _____.
S3 Malcolm BLUE of Rowan Co., NC
S3. Malcolm BLUE (d.ca1783), m. Margaret _____ (d.ca1794).
S4 Malcolm BLUE of Cantyre, of Cumberland Co., NC
S4. Malcolm BLUE (1700-1766), m. Marian/Sarah SMITH (ca1710-1812)
S5 The Guinea BLUE Family of Moore Co., NC
S5. _____ BLUE, m. _____ _____. The Guinea Blue family originated with
five brothers who emigrated from Scotland ca1800. The names of their parents
are unknown at this time. They initially settled in Moore Co. NC and many
of their descendants migrated west, scattering throughout AL, MS and TX.
The five brothers were:
S5.1 Archibald BLUE
S5.2* Daniel BLUE (d.1830?), m.ca1792 Katherine McQUEEN? (b.ca1775).
S5.3* Dugald BLUE (1739-1819), m. _____ _____.
S5.4* Peter O. BLUE (ca1745-1828), m. _____ _____.
S5.5* John BLUE (ca1759-ca1835), m. _____ _____.
S6 The Bridge BLUE Family of Moore Co., NC
S6. Angus BLUE (1733-1823), m. Flora _____ (1746-1827).
S7 John BLUE of Bladen Co., NC
S7. John BLUE (ca1745-1820), m. Mary McLEAN (b.1750/60).
S8 The River BLUE Family of Moore Co., NC
S8. Archibald BLUE, m. _____ _____. The name "River BLUE" was
derived from the location in which Daniel BLUE settled: the Little River
area of Moore Co. NC. However, Daniel's brothers, Malcolm, John and Dugald,
later settled in NY. There is no indication that Archibald [S8.] came to
S8.1* Malcolm BLUE (1748-1828), m. Flora JOHNSTON.
S8.2* John BLUE (bp1762-ca1836), m. Mary McLEAN.
S8.3* Dugald (Duncan) BLUE (1766-1853), m.1797 Catherine McKELLER (b.ca1773).
S8.4* Daniel (Donald) BLUE (1770-1858), m.bef1790 Flora Christian LAMONDS/LAMONT
S9 John BLUE of SC and GA
S9. John BLUE (b.1780), m. Mary McDONALD
S10 Archibald BLUE of SC and GA
S10. Archibald BLUE (b.ca1794), m.1825 Flora McMILLAN (b.ca1798).
S11 Effie (BLUE) GALBREATH of Cumberland Co., NC
S11. Effie BLUE, m.1780 Neil GALBREATH (1739-1810).
S12. William BLUE of SC and NC
S12. William BLUE (ca1756-1829), m. Mary? _____.
S13 James D. BLUE of Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY
S13. James D. BLUE (b.1846), m. Catherine "Kate" FARRELL (b.1849).
S14 Miles D. BLUE of NC, TN and TX
S14. Miles D. BLUE (1811-1873), m1.1841 Leah BROYLES (1822-bef1866), m2.1866
Ann W. (_____) HESTER.
S15 Duncan BLUE of Cumberland Co., NC
S15. Duncan BLUE (d.1775), m. _____ _____.
S16 Malcolm BLUE of Colonsay, Argyllshire, Scotland (Canadian line)
S16.1 Malcolm BLUE (1770/1799/1811-bef1860), m. Mary McMILLAN (1804/5-1905).
(Mary emigrated with her children.)
The following is a correction submitted by: Mae Saunders, Halifax,NS
Canada April 26,2002.
Malcolm married Mary MacMillan d/o Duncan
& Bell (Currie) their children John, Grace, Duncan, Barbara, Angus &
Mae Saunders has come across this before and it isn't correct.
Malcolm Blue (my gr gr grandfather) son of John Blue & Janet
Crawford bp 26 Feb 1799 Colonsay, emigrated to PEI ca 1828, had a 999 year lease
for 100 acres Lot 62 with Executors of Lord Selkirk.
He m. Flora Munn b. 1807 PEI - dau of James Munn & Eliz MacMillan (
Flora & Malcolm had 11 children, the last one Catherine b.1853 was my great
Malcolm & Flora moved to Wallace NS ca 1857.
Mae Saunders has copies of letters he wrote to two married daughters in NB ca
Malcolm died 1874 - I have a copy of his death registration stating his
parents as John Blue and Janet Crawford. John McMillan, Malcolm's
son-in-law was informant.
Malcolm is bu Knox Cemetery, Wallace NS and I visit his grave every year.
Malcolm came to PEI from Colonsay, but I can't find when - he & Flora's
- Janet b. 1829
- John b1831
- Mary b.1834 d.1899
- Elizabeth ( Betty) b.1836 d.1925
- Archibald b.1838
- Catherine d.1840 d. infancy
- Grace b.1842 d. 1913
- James b.1847
- Sophia b.1849
- Catherine b. 1853 d.1932 m. John McMillan of Tatamagouche Bay NS - my
All children bp St John's Presbyterian Church & Wood Islands Presbyterian
On my gr grandparents marriage registration parents of Catherine are names as
Malcolm Blue & Flora Munn .
So, I hope this will be enough to have a correction made.
Halifax, NS Canada
S17 Donald BLUE of Nova Scotia (Pres. Reagan's line)
S17. Donald/Daniel BLUE (1799-1877), m.1815 Catherine McFARLAIN (b.ca1792/1801).
President Reagan is a member of this line.
S18 Robert Wilson BLUE of Boston, MA
S18.104.22.168 Robert Wilson BLUE (1835-1915), m.1858 Agnes McDOUGALL (1836-1904).
S19 Kate (BLUE) CURRIE of Richmond Co., NC
S19. Catherine "Kate" BLUE, m. John CURRIE (d.aft1834).
S20 Malcolm BLUE of Campbelltown, Scotland, and Washington Co., OH
S20. Malcolm BLUE (ca1824-1898), m. Catherine "Katie" LOYNACHAN
S21 Archibald BLUE of Mariposa, Ontario, Canada
S22.214.171.124 Archibald BLUE (b.1830), m. Mary McPHAIL. (The immigrant.)
to the MacMillan Clan Homepage http://www.tartans.com/clans/MacMillan/macmillan.html
Ramblin's Scottish Blue Family Homepage.
Descendant of John Cameron Blue.
(The following address was found
on the WWW)
Sept of Blue, Clan MacMillan Society, Inc.
Recognized Surnames(s): BLUE BLUES
Additional Info: Sept of Blue is a separate organization not to be confused
with the various Clan MacMillan branches.
Contact: Patricia P. Blue 1464 Windsong Rd. Orlando, FL 32809 Phone: 407-859-0884
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