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From: "Terry G. Peden" <>
Subject: RE: [PEDEN-L] MacFadyen Tartan
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 00:45:22 -0500
Good to meet you too. I must have missed you somehow when I did a roll call on PEDEN-L for users to add to my contact list. I have seen your George's line on Clare's website which I want to add that I enjoyed very much. I do not know his connection at this time, but he probably descends from Hugh somehow. Most of the early information on the Peden comes from George Peden from Ohio and the Pedens of America book. George has went to Scotland for 2 to 3 months every year for many years researching Peden and has pretty much saturated the early records there (which you know, not much of the needed records prior to the 19th century has survived). He descends from Samuel of PA the son of Joseph the son of William the son of Hugh. I guess I should have rephrased my statement when I said that if you trace your line back to PA; I should have said early PA. I pretty much trust his work to be as accurate as possible. He is the only Peden researcher I know who travels to Scotland e!
very year to research specifically Peden. For that kind of time and money, I am sure he is thorough. I have seen some of his sources, but not the actual documents. And I am sure some of it is logical assumptions, but I doubt I could ever varify all of it in my lifetime. And doubt I would ever try. If everyone researched the same things, we would not get very much accomplished and I certainly don't have the resources to research in Scotland to amount to much. Not many people do unless you lived there. Most of the ones that could, don't have any interest. I could write him and see if he will send me some of it if it is needed. He has not done much in Ireland though. I am going to try and take on that one. I have 2 very reputable research firms doing some projects for me now in Ireland. I was wondering how you knew George was from Londonderry? The Peden in the early to middle 1700's were up north in or near Ballymena. (from Parish data) This may help me determine if Georg!
e was born in Ireland or Scotland and who he descends from. Eithe
immigrated to Ireland later. Robert the brother of John, was the only known Peden to remain in Ireland and his descendants can be found there today. By the middle 1800's census of Ireland there were very few Peden families left. All the MacFadyen information came from the Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie. You can write to the Clan Chief and get any sources you may need. The information on MacFadyen is posted on their website and the Clan Chief's e-mail address and Keith Peden's too. As far as sources on the Clan PEDEN International and in my Posts: I am constantly updating the website in my spare time, and I have many irons in the fire. You being a Professional Historian know how this is. When I get it completed I will list what sources are needed in the proper places, and if you have any questions on my posts, just ask, and I will be happy to answer any questions I can, and if I can't at that time, I will research it and get back to you. On my last post with the Peden hist!
orical data on it, I listed the people responsible for it at the end of the letter. My only purpose with the website is to have a place where the Paidin and the different spellings of the name can come together and hopefully put back together the family someday. For some reason that hasn't worked out between the American lines yet. One thing the Peden needs to realize is that we are a very small and rare family and would be pretty easy to trace if we all worked together I just wanted something that I know will remain in place for many generations to come, and for our descendants to know who they are and that they can be proud to be Peden. I can tell you, I am. Again, Linda it is very good to meet you, and I hope we can have some good research discussions on our Peden heritage, and together, with all the rest of our cousins, complete our quest for a complete family history. Take care.
Your cousin from GA,
Terry G. Peden CG, CALS
Webmaster - Clan PEDEN International
Member - Clan Maclaine of Lochbuie
Member - Association of Professonial Genealogist
Member - National Genealogy Society
Member - Scottish Genealogy Society
From:Linda Peden & Steve Russell
Sent:Monday, March 01, 1999 2:24 AM
To:Terry G. Peden
Subject:Re: [PEDEN-L] MacFadyen Tartan
I've been on the Peden-rootsweb list for over a year now. I registered on the list when Clare started it -- she is the list manager/founder. I have followed the discussions and contributed where applicable.
I am descendant from the PA branch (same as Clare) -- which has not yet been connected to any other Peden branch in the U.S. My line is from George/William/Abel/Charles/Merl/Roger/me.
Thank you for bringing the McFayden connection to the attention of the Pedens.
As a professional historian, might I strongly suggest that you cite all sources of information which you post on the board as well as on your website. As you know, all submitted genealogy must be cited with
documentation. The internet is an accepted "source" as long as it is further backed up with information on the source of that information which can then be traced to actual documents. Information without
documentation is good for "clues" but cannot be used as evidence. All information directly taken from someone else's work must be credited to that person.
Glad to meet you,
Boise, ID (by way of many other states)