by The Scotch-Irish Society of America
The Scotch-Irish Society of America was founded in 1889 and published the proceedings of its annual conference for the first ten years. The first conference of the society was held in Columbia, Tennessee, in May 1889. The society was originally founded to promote and preserve Scotch-Irish heritage and history. This was reflected in the addresses at this congress in Knoxville, Tennessee. This was the first meeting since 1896 for various reasons explained within. Topics discussed included Scotch-Irish: the term and the fact, Scotch-Irish in the early Colonial days, Scotch-Irish founders of the Volunteer State, what the nation owes the Scotch-Irish, Scotch-Irish families, Charles Beatty, biographies of three Scotch-Irish builders of Chicago, as well as listings and some biographical details of the members of the various organisations and committees throughout the US. This series will prove very beneficial to anyone interested in Scotch-Irish ancestry.
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