Descendants of David McWhirter and Mary Posten , Volume 3

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Descendants of David McWhirter and Mary Posten , Volume 3 - Patricia Lynn Petitt. "Some immigrated to America directly from Scotland and others, more circuitously, from Scotland by way of North Ireland along with the thousands of other Scotch-Irish settlers." Hugh and Jean McWhirter (believed to be the immigrant ancestors of David McWhirter) emigrated from County Armagh to New Castle, DE, in 1735. One of their sons, possibly John McWhirter of Marsh Creek, Pennsylvania, was the father of David McWhirter. Volume III contains over 300 McWhorter letters (written between 1830 and 1999) that the author has transcribed, footnoted, and referenced to descendants. This volume also includes facsimile reprints of original documents that were kept with the letters, such as Civil War orders, Civil War furlough papers, medical degrees (from the early 1800s), Patent records for soap (1800s), and much more! This volume is enhanced by numerous photographs of descendants and significant places, and it is a MUST for anyone researching McWhirter/McWhorter genealogy. Dr. Pettit is a member of The Society of Lees of Virginia, The Fairfax Historical Society, and the Historic Centreville Society. 2002, 8½x11, paper, 528 pp. 101-P2133 ISBN: 0788421336