He was raised in freedom, but honor forced him into servitude and changed his destiny forever.
Dugal McQueen was born about 1780 at Pollochaig near Moy, Inverness-shire, Scotland. The son of John MacQueen of Pollochaig, and the grandson of William Mackintosh, 17th chief of Clan Mackintosh and 18th chief of Clan Chattan, he fought with the Jacobites at the Battle of Preston in the Uprising of ’15. He was captured, tried, and ultimately sent to the American colonies and forced into indentured service. After his service was up, he settled in the present day Westminster, Maryland area.
This first volume in the Metes & Bounds Series traces the MacQueens move to Scotland, the rise of the MacQueens at Pollochaig, and Dugal’s participation in the Jacobite Rebellion. It details his life in the colonies, and continues with the history of his sons, William McQueen and Thomas McQueen, and grandchildren Elizabeth (who married George Brown), Joshua, Thomas, John, and Benjamin as they fought in the American Revolution, participated in various Indian wars, and ultimately moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.
Included are family group sheets, documents, maps, and personal histories on many of his descendants. Much of the history is drawn from Joshua McQueen’s interview in the Draper Papers as well as other primary resources.
This is a second edition, the first edition having been published in the early 90s. It includes a more thorough history of Dugal’s early years, and updated information on his children and grandchildren. A new numbering system will be included as well.
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