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Cairnes Family in Western NC

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Cairnes family suggestions

John Swindler (View posts)
Posted: 14 Sep 1999 6:18AM GMT
Hi Sharon
Spelling is always a problem, so you may also want to check for "Cairns" with your family history. This tends to be Scottish, meaning rock, and is quite common. Many Scots relocated to North Carolina following "the '45" and the Battle of Cullodan, including the famous Flora McDonald.
Have you tried tracing your ancestors through the US census reports? If your first "Cairnes" arrived in the 1800s, this will list his place of birth. (My "Cairns" connection turned up Pittsburgh, Pa in 1880 census with Ireland listed as place of birth. Since religion was Presbyterian, she was probably Scot-Irish.)
Good luck on your search.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Sharon Morris Doehner 5 Jul 1999 6:02PM GMT 
John Swindler 14 Sep 1999 12:18PM GMT 
hildajones 23 Jan 2000 10:25AM GMT 
leadman169 14 Nov 2004 5:29AM GMT 
robert cairnes 11 Jun 2000 5:03PM GMT 
Colleen Cairnes Tobias 17 Dec 2001 7:20PM GMT 
cbw1usa1 21 Apr 2002 1:49AM GMT 
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