A Scotch-Irish Clan in Middle Georgia? The Migration and Development of a McCarty Family across Two Centuries

@article{Knight2020ASC,
  title={A Scotch-Irish Clan in Middle Georgia? The Migration and Development of a McCarty Family across Two Centuries},
  author={T. Knight},
  journal={Journal of Family History},
  year={2020},
  volume={45},
  pages={39 - 63}
}
  • T. Knight
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • Journal of Family History
This essay argues that characteristics of the Irish and Scottish kin-based clan systems brought to America by settlers from Ireland and Scotland in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries had lasting effects on American kinship systems. Using a case study to focus on a single family, it suggests that elements of kinship systems originating in Ireland and Scotland could be found in a central Georgia community in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This is significant because the… Expand

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