The McGillivray and McIntosh Traders: On the Old Southwest Frontier 1716-1815

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NewSouth Books, Feb 28, 2007 - History - 330 pages
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In this volume, Amos J. Wright Jr. compiles and presents the source materials relating to the lives and careers of Laughlin McGillivray and Alexander McGillivray. The volume represents tweny years of meticulous detective work, during which the author has ferreted out details previously unknown, has clarified some of the problems raised by previous research, and has righted several current misconceptions. There is much here that is of genealogical interest, bearing on such matters as the relationship between the McGillivray and McIntosh clans in Scotland, and the fate of Alexander McGillivray's son who was sent to Scotland after the death of his father. Among the many conclusions and carefully weighed opinions offered in these pages, the author has included a consideration of Alexander's cause of death, as he was rumored to have been poisoned by a Spaniard. Publication of these source materials is sure to further our scholarly understanding of these fascinating individuals who were born into fascinating times.
 

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Important book on life of Lochlan Lia McGilivray Scottish Indian trader ,Augusta merchant, and Savannah plantation owner,father of Chief Alexander McGillivray of the Creek Nation Read full review

Contents

McGillivrays of Scotland and Early South Carolina
21
Lachlan Lia Comes to America
37
The Trading Partners
69
The Landed Gentleman
85
McGillivrays in West Florida
113
McIntoshes in West Florida
146
Return to England
155
The Indian Legacy
181
Alexander McGillivray the Creek Chief
217
The Final Days
251
Epilogue
277
Notes
278
Bibliography
301
Index
318
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AMOS J. WRIGHT, JR. (1927-2003) has been a member of the Alabama Historical Society (winning the Award of Merit and the Distinguished Service Award), the Alabama Archaeological Society (winning the Outstanding Member Award and holding the offices of President, Chairman of the Archives Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors), and the Alabama DeSoto Commission (1985-1990). He has published articles in numerous journals, including the Journal of Alabama Archaeology and the Tennessee Archaeologist.

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