to the History of Walton County, I presume you [know]
that it was [a] collection of weekly articles published in
the DeFuniak Springs newspaper prior to 1910. It was only
loosely edited. The inaccuracies were slight and mostly obvious.
The McLennans (erroneously shown as McLendons), the Folks,
and Daniel Douglass Campbell came down from
North Carolina in 1819 and spent almost a year at the Lone
Bluff, the home of Daniel C. Campbell on the Escambia River,
where there was a [S]cotch colony on both sides of the river.
Neill McLennan became a noted character in
Texas history, the county of McLennan having been named after
him. (I have read his Texas biography.) While in Florida,
he was evidently engaged in trade with the Indians. I have
examined the original case papers in two cases brought in
1821, one by him and another against him as a endorser of
a note. The Uchee Indians are mentioned by
McGilleveray. (State Papers of Alexander McGilliveray, 1789)
The Walton County Uchees joined the main body of the tribe
in North Central Florida. . . . The
Col. John L. McKinnon mentioned, one of my
great grandfathers, came from the Isle of Skye with his parents,
his brother Laughlin, and other members of the McKinnon clan.
One of the editions of Boswell’s “Tour of the
Hebrides” describes their visit to this family, in 1769,
I believe, and mentions their plans for going to America.
A later annotation states that they did not. I believe the
annotation to be in error as to some of the immediate members
of this family. Col. McKinnon kept up a correspondence with
members of his family on the Isle of Skye for many years.
At my request, two of my [relatives?] attempted to contact
Rev. McKinnon in Edinburg several years ago, but found that
he had just recently died. (The Rev. McKinnon is a noted authority
on the life of Flora McDonald. He himself, was born and raised
on the Isle of Skye. Col. Dan Campbell visited him during
World War II). [Links
and emphasis added.]
from a letter to Charles R. Hencely
from Pattillo Campbell, September 24, 1966