Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Where We're From, IV: Scotland/Missouri
The old woman in the lower right is my mother's grandmother, Virginia Sutherland Covert, with family on Thanksgiving, 1956.
My mother's family has been in Missouri and thereabouts for so long, many branches have no records of who came to America when.
However, there is a record of Uriah Sutherland coming from Scotland in the 1850s, during the clearance of the crofters in the Scottish Highlands.
The names of my mother's female ancestors enchant me:
Fern and Virginia;
Maude and Pearl;
Meribel and Helen, called Annie;
Olive and Bertha;
Martha and Jewel