The McCrays of America, Second Edition


Revised, corrected, and greatly expanded from the first edition published in 1989. This is a genealogy in the true sense of the word. It brings more than dates and names to the light by focusing on the historical significance, motivation, and trials and joys of this family. “Scots-Irish McCrays settled in most of the American colonies, and were always among the first pioneers in westward moving frontiers. The story of each McCray family, with particular attention given to female spouse lineage, and written in narrative form, is preceded by an account of the political and economic forces that motivated their migrations, as well as their role in the development of new communities they helped to found. This work examines the seventeenth century origin of the Scots-Irish as a distinct ethnic people, when Scots in Ulster fell victim to Stuart oppression and Irish rebellion, and who then fled to America in a series of five great migrations during the first three-quarters of the eighteenth century.” Some of these McCrays eventually settled in New England, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania. “Original records, private journals and anecdotes, supplied by dozens of contemporary McCrays, bring life to ancestors.” Contains detailed family charts, maps, and an extensive index.

Philip Roger McCray

(1993, 2011), 2019, 5½x8½, paper, index, 466 pp

ISBN: 9781556138294