Michie Family Genealogy Forum
What a great story!!! A little more detail then I had heard in the past, and far more interesting. I live in Richmond, Va about 60 miles from Charlottesville and Michie's tavern. I am a descendant of Patrick Michie, one of John "Scotch John's" sons. I have been to Michie's Tavern many times and often stop there for lunch when passing through Charlottesville. The fried chicken and black eyed peas with stewed tomatoes are well known throughout the area. I also requested a discount for being "one of the family" and was told that I could receive a $.50 discount!! I always enjoy telling that story and now find even more humor knowing I was not the only one to have made the request.
The company that now owns the tavern has a historian on staff and has been very helpful in sharing information on the family tree. The story about "Scotch John" was actually featured in "Southern Living" magazine about a year ago. There is a lot of history associated with the Michie family. It really is a lot of fun to research.
One point of clarification, Michie Tavern was actually located in Earlysville about 10 miles from the current location on Carter's Mtn. It was moved in the 1920s to be closer to Monticello (to attract tourists) and is located about 2 miles from the Monticello entrance.
Thanks for sharing your story!!