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Sep 29, 2010 - Carnew

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND My maternal grandmother always told me I was ‘Scots-Irish’ on her side, but I never really understood what she meant by this. Her maiden name was Price and my grandfather’s name was Walker, so I always assumed that she was of Scottish ancestry and her husband was Irish. I will have to check with family members who know more, but I now think that I am descended from ‘Planters’ when I consider my mother’s lineage. The English planted vast numbers of people from Scotland and England to suppress the Irish in their own land,...

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