Music is holy, art is sacred, and creativity is power
Everyday is EARTH DAY to a farmer
"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." Oscar Wilde
Some men are drawn to oceans, they cannot breathe unless the air is scented with a salty mist. Others are drawn to land that is flat, and the air is sullen and is leaden as August. My people were drawn to mountains- Earl Hamner Jr.
Most of my family were Quakers as well and I have it documented. Most came from England, but there were some who came from Ireland to seek a new life to be able to express the freedom of their religious beliefs.
Honestly, I don't know of any Scots who were Quakers. All English and some Irish. If I am wrong, free free to correct me as I come from a very strong Quaker background...Thanks!
This excerpt talks about Catholic and Presbyterian mix, which it's my impression you always find among scots:
By the end of the American Revolution in 1783, the poor economic situation in the Scottish Highlands (some factors of which included overpopulation in the crofting communities and the failure of the 1782 harvest) saw several tenants abandoning their land and emigrating to North America. In 1802, 400 Highland settlers landed in Sydney, this was the first direct voyage of emigrants from Scotland to Cape Breton. Almost all of these early settlers were Gaelic speaking and were a complete mix of Roman Catholics and Presbyterians. The Hector settlers in Pictou had been Presbyterian. From that time Catholic immigrants arriving in this port were often encouraged, by fellow Catholics, to join the larger concentrations of Catholics in Antigonish County or to move further east into Cape Breton where there was a relatively equal split of Catholic and Presbyterian Highland Scots.
You should go on line and check out www.newworldcelts.org, we have a lot about how our forefathers helped make the New World. I am a founding member and we enjoy keeping our heritage alive. Our different chapters support the arts and the athletes and we have several scholarships
Lord Robert John
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