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I am trying to pick up where my Mother left off in searching our McRae ancestry. According to the information we have, my ggg-grandfather was Hugh B McRae b 1761 (based on 1850 census stating his age as 89). He married Nancy McDuffey and lived in South Carolina before moving to Georgia. We have found conflicting information about when he immigrated to the US, but believe he came from Kilmorack, Inverness, Scotland in either 1769 or 1774. We believe his mother was Isabelle or Isabella Bain but this is as far as we have gotten. Any additional information is greatly appreciated. Also, we are trying to get firm documentation for everyone we add to our tree, so sources are very important. Thanks everyone!

Query posted by : Kris Whitaker

13 Aug 2009 at 04.40
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Hello- if you are still searching- you have most likely discovered following- I am VERY new to search- but for SURE I know my gg-grandfather= Daniel Fraser McRae (1822-1910) & HIS father= Alexander Bain McRae (1771-scotland- 1849 N.Carolina). He came to USA with parents Malcom McRae & Isabel (la?) Bain McRae & big bro Hugh in 1774 In the past few years has anyone gotten back farther- as to who were parents to Hugh & Alexnder? I read SOMEWHERE that there was an elder Alexander McRae who immigrated with several adult children (& one would assume their families) in 1774.. and there is evidence that a relatively large family group of McRaes came to NC in 1774... Help??

Reply posted by : J. McRae S

15 Apr 2013 at 19.12
 
 
OOPS I meant who were GRAND-parents to Hugh & Alexander!!!

Reply posted by : J. McRae S

15 Apr 2013 at 19.22
 
 
I found the following at ebooks read.com history of the clan macrae...
google it...
could be valid- as the names seem to go down through the lines (alexander, donald, john, etc)
what do you think??

V. ALEXANDER, eldest son of Finlay, eldest son of
Domhuill Duilig, and fifth in descent from Ian Carrach,
succeeded his father to the lands of Duilig. He was
married and left issue at least one son.

VI. DONALD, who held the lands of Duilig and part
of Killilan. He married Elizabeth, daughter of George
Mackenzie of Dochmaluak, by whom he had issue six sons
and some daughters, viz.  John, George, Alexander,
Donald, Roderick. The names of the rest of the family
cannot now be traced.

1. JOHN, eldest son of Donald VI. was known as Ian
Ruadh. He was a gentleman of considerable learning
and accomplishments, being when young educated in the
Chanonry of Ross (Fortrose). He had most of
Glenelchaig under stock and used to send droves of cows
and horses to the Southern markets. He died in 1720 in
Strathglass on his way home from the Contin market, but

THE HISTORY OF THE CLAN MACRAE. 489

his body was brought to Kintail and was buried in
Kilduich. It is said that John left more wealth behind
him than any of the Macraes of Duilig, who lived in Kin-
tail. He married a daughter of Captain John Murchison
Auchtertyre, by whom he had issue only one daughter,
who married a Macrae of Aryugan, Kintail.

2. George, of whom hereafter.

3. Alexander, was called Alistair Caol, (slender
Alexander). He was a great hunter, and is said to have
obtained special permission from Seaforth to hunt on his
forests at his will. He lived in Coilree in Glenelchaig, and
when an old man he emigrated in I774 to Carolina with a
family of sons and daughters, one of whom Roderick was
married to a daughter of Colin, son of the Rev. Donald
Macrae, junior minister of Kintail. Roderick is known to
have had descendants in good circumstances dispersed
through the State of Carolina, and he was evidently the
Roderick Macrae, who landed at Wilmington in 1774, and
from whom the Macraes of Wilmington are descended.
(Page 248).

Reply posted by : J. McRae S

15 Apr 2013 at 19.41
 
 
In my family history it is written like this: William Bain of Strathglass of Kilmorack and Kiltarity Parishes, Scotland (birth date unknown)married Isabella Mackenzie, who was born about 1725 and died in Black Isle, Scotland on Dec 22, 1825. One of their five Children was Hugh Bain, who was Born between 1755 and1774 in Scotland, and died in North Carolina between 1820 and 1824. He emigrated to America about 1785 and settled in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Hugh Bain married Nancy McCrea who was born between 1755 and 1765 and died between 1820 and 1824. It also mentions a child they had named William Alexander Bain, and that he was one of five children. Source:The Family History of Newton Keene McCraw. It can be found under Ancestors of Nancy Ann McKinnon Bain.I hope this helps.I believe this is the same person. If so,do you have any information you could share about the other four children.

Reply posted by : Gayla Burris

7 Jun 2014 at 08.42
 
 
In my family history it is written like this: William Bain of Strathglass of Kilmorack and Kiltarity Parishes, Scotland (birth date unknown)married Isabella Mackenzie, who was born about 1725 and died in Black Isle, Scotland on Dec 22, 1825. One of their five Children was Hugh Bain, who was Born between 1755 and1774 in Scotland, and died in North Carolina between 1820 and 1824. He emigrated to America about 1785 and settled in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Hugh Bain married Nancy McCrea who was born between 1755 and 1765 and died between 1820 and 1824. It also mentions a child they had named William Alexander Bain, and that he was one of five children. Source:The Family History of Newton Keene McCraw. It can be found under Ancestors of Nancy Ann McKinnon Bain.I hope this helps.I believe this is the same person. If so,do you have any information you could share about the other four children.

Reply posted by : Gayla Burris

7 Jun 2014 at 08.42
 
 
In my family history it is written like this: William Bain of Strathglass of Kilmorack and Kiltarity Parishes, Scotland (birth date unknown)married Isabella Mackenzie, who was born about 1725 and died in Black Isle, Scotland on Dec 22, 1825. One of their five Children was Hugh Bain, who was Born between 1755 and1774 in Scotland, and died in North Carolina between 1820 and 1824. He emigrated to America about 1785 and settled in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Hugh Bain married Nancy McCrea who was born between 1755 and 1765 and died between 1820 and 1824. It also mentions a child they had named William Alexander Bain, and that he was one of five children. Source:The Family History of Newton Keene McCraw. It can be found under Ancestors of Nancy Ann McKinnon Bain.I hope this helps.I believe this is the same person. If so,do you have any information you could share about the other four children.

Reply posted by : Gayla Burris

7 Jun 2014 at 08.42
 
 
In my family history it is written like this: William Bain of Strathglass of Kilmorack and Kiltarity Parishes, Scotland (birth date unknown)married Isabella Mackenzie, who was born about 1725 and died in Black Isle, Scotland on Dec 22, 1825. One of their five Children was Hugh Bain, who was Born between 1755 and1774 in Scotland, and died in North Carolina between 1820 and 1824. He emigrated to America about 1785 and settled in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Hugh Bain married Nancy McCrea who was born between 1755 and 1765 and died between 1820 and 1824. It also mentions a child they had named William Alexander Bain, and that he was one of five children. Source:The Family History of Newton Keene McCraw. It can be found under Ancestors of Nancy Ann McKinnon Bain.I hope this helps.I believe this is the same person. If so,do you have any information you could share about the other four children.

Reply posted by : Gayla Burris

7 Jun 2014 at 08.42
 
 
In my family history it is written like this: William Bain of Strathglass of Kilmorack and Kiltarity Parishes, Scotland (birth date unknown)married Isabella Mackenzie, who was born about 1725 and died in Black Isle, Scotland on Dec 22, 1825. One of their five Children was Hugh Bain, who was Born between 1755 and1774 in Scotland, and died in North Carolina between 1820 and 1824. He emigrated to America about 1785 and settled in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Hugh Bain married Nancy McCrea who was born between 1755 and 1765 and died between 1820 and 1824. It also mentions a child they had named William Alexander Bain, and that he was one of five children. Source:The Family History of Newton Keene McCraw. It can be found under Ancestors of Nancy Ann McKinnon Bain.I hope this helps.I believe this is the same person. If so,do you have any information you could share about the other four children.

Reply posted by : Gayla Burris

7 Jun 2014 at 08.42
 
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