This will include the majority of Hawthorns that came to New York and no doubt joined into the big Irish-Scotch movement from Pennsylvania to Augusta Co., Virgina and further on south into SC.The Hawthornes in SC was in The old 96th District that later was formed into about 5 counties with Abbeville Co. being where many of the families settled and raised their families. This movement
was due to Indian Wars taking place. My ancestors left Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania and I have noticed that this has
been where many of them left to move south and majority of this movement did stop and settled for a while in Augusta Co., VA. This was a very hugh movement that was made by these people. I learned of this through the Kirkpatrick News
Letter which my ancestors were from Scotland and as you re
search and study your maps of Scotland with names of the people
in the area you can then almost be sure these neighbors in Scotland traveled and remained to gether in America. I have found this to be true with many of the Scotch and Irish.
The Calhouns that settled in Abbeville Co., SC is a very interesting family to study because they more or less wrote the first history of Old 96 Dist. and Abbeville Co., SC.
I have the Calhoun Journal written by Patrick Calhoun.This
family of Calhouns were in Lancaster Co, Pennsylvania when
the husband and father of the family died and the name was spelled James Colquhoun. As the family lived in SC they changed their name to Calhoun. I hope this can offer a hint to some of you because I was trying to work my ancestors from south to north but found out they settled from north to south. "Bitsie" Burt
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