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CHAPTER ONE THE SCOTS-IRISH 1 Scotland Before The Reformation 2 Revolution And Reformation 3 Ulster: Planting The Stuart Seed Of Discontent 6 Charles I, The Unhappy Monarch 14 The Irish Rebellion And Cromwell 18 The Merry Monarch, Charles I 21 The Last Catholic Monarch, James II 22 William, Mary and Ireland 27 Exodus And The Migrations 28 The American Scots-Irish 35 Intermarriage: Did They or Didn't They? 36 CHAPTER TWO THE McCREAS 38 Samuel And John McCrea of Cumberland County 41 Pat and Mike McCrea 42 CHAPTER THREE THE FIRST MCCRAYS IN AMERICA 45 Death Of A Child In Massachusetts 47 The Scots-Irish In New England 48 The Connecticut Connection 49 Maryland And The McCrays 50 The McCrays of Maryland 52 CHAPTER FOUR VIRGINIA 54 Settlement Of Virginia's Backwoods 54 Alexander, A Very Early McCray 58 Joseph McCray of Rockbridge County, Virginia 59 The Notebook Of Margaret McCray 62 Rueben McCray, Wagon Driver Of The Prairies 66 Family Chart of Joseph McCray 68 The McCrays Of Highland County, Virginia, and Of West Virginia 78 Family Charts of Robert McCray 84 CHAPTER FIVE THE McCRAYS OF OHIO AND INDIANA 97 Those Samuel McCrays 97 Samuel McCray2 And Samuel McCray2a 104 John And Sarah (Dill) McCray 113 Daniel And Harriet (Skinner) McCray 114 William, Margaret, Hugh, Christy and Andrew McCray 115 Family Chart of Samuel McCray2a 117 CHAPTER SIX THE BIRTH OF TENNESSEE AND MISSOURI 128 The Louisiana Purchase And Western Expansion 129 Daniel And Sarah (Nodding) McCray 131 That Other Daniel McCray 134 Jane McCray And George Jinkins 136 Thomas McCray of Washington County, Tennessee 139 Henry and Mary (Moore) McCray 141 Joe Walker, The Westering Man 147 Family Chart Of Daniel McCray 149 CHAPTER SEVEN THE McCRAYS OF ALABAMA AND ARKANSAS 171 The Family Of Henry McCray of South Carolina and Arkansas 172 Family Chart of Henry McCray 178 The Enigmatic William McCray. Who Was He? 184 Family Chart of William McCray 186 John McCray of Fayette County, Pennsylvania 188 ADDENDUM Ireland After The American Revolution 188a Francis and Sarah (MtGookin) McCray 188a The Migration of Francis McCray and His Family 188c Family Charts of Francis McCray 188e CHAPTER EIGHT THE McCRAYS OF NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA 191 Setting the Stage 191 Westward--The French And Indian War 194 Development Of The Pennsylvania Road 198 The River Highways Of Pennsylvania 200 The Conquest Of The Wilderness 202 CHAPTER NINE THE FIRST TEN YEARS IN AMERICA 206 James and Eleanor Townsley 212 The Townsleys And Townleys 220 CHAPTER TEN THE SETTLEMENT OF ERIE COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA 224 The Holland Land Company 224 McCray Dealings With The Holland Land Company 230 The Birth Of Erie County 238 Pioneer Presbyterians 243 Churches Of Concord Township 246 CHAPTER ELEVEN McCRAY FAMILY HISTORIES 250 Some Early Recollections--George Carey 251 An Old Timer 260 McCray Family Histories, Many And Varied .262 Fred McCray, The First McCray History 266 J, Duane Upton's McCray History 268 Annie Crowell's Version 269 Cora McCray's History 269 Four Anonymous Histories 270 Raise A Toast 277 CHAPTER TWELVE THE MCCRAY SETTLERS OF NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA 280 The Family of William and Elizabeth (McCray) Reed 280 The Family of William and Nancy (Miles) McCray 292 The Luck of Corntassel Jim 296 Edward Ivor McCray, Oilman 299 Will of Robert ("Deacon Bob) McCrea/McCray 302 The Family of Samuel and Polly (McCoy) McCray 316 The Family of George and Jean (Murray) McCray 318 The Family of Robert and Jane (Bruce) McCray 325 Concerning Those Blakeslees 336 Confused About Mrs. Jane Bruce and Jane Bruce? 337 Thomas McCray of Crawford County, Pennsylvania 338 CHAPTER THIRTEEN THE FAMILY OF JAMES AND ELEANOR (TOWNSLEY) McCRAY 352 The Last Will and Testament of James McCray 354 Joseph and Thomas B. McCray 358 John T. McCray 362 An Unusual Adoption 367 Chapman B. McCray 374 Wilson C. and Grant McCray 375 Mrs. Cynthia McCray's Obituary 376 Grant S. McCray, His Children and His Children's Children 377 The Roberts Family of Concord Township 385 Stories of the Early McCray Family 389 The Pudding's Proof 392 Genealogical Charts of Author's Line 396 About Those Great, Grand and Removed Relatives 421