McCallroots is organized around the ancestors of John Brierly McCall
and of Andrea Thompson McCall.
John's paternal grandparents were McCalls (Argyllshire, Scotland to County Antrim, Ireland, to Virginia, to Missouri) and Campbells (Argyllshire, Scotland to upstate New York). His maternal grandparents were Warrens (England to Massachusetts in 1630) and Brierlys (Lancashire, England to Massachusetts in 1841).
Andrea's paternal grandparents were Thompsons (Scotland to South Carolina to Georgia) and Woods (? to South Carolina to Georgia). Her maternal grandparents were Greers - descended from Robert the Bruce - (Dumfrieshire, Scotland to Virginia to Texas) and Huffstutlers (Switzerland to Maryland to Alabama to Texas).
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October 2023 - Continuing DNA research shows a direct line to Campbells of Barcaldine, Argyllshire. Still not clear on precisely who the immigrant ancestor was, but we're close. Sadly, my third cousin and friend Kleber Alexander Campbell (whose Y-DNA has made this all possible) died in September, 2022, at the age of 94.
February 2021 - I'm confident I've found the homeplace in Antrim from which Robert & Elizabeth (Aiken) McCall emigrated to British North America in 1775. Contact me for the details.
January 2020 - I'm no longer searching for my Warren line as descendants of Peter Warren of Boston. After years of frustration over the absence of records, DNA has pointed the way to John Warren of Watertown. More...
September 2016 - Just returned from a UK trip -- a month in Scotland highlighted by great finds about the MacColls at the Lochaber Highland Archives in Ft. William (and lots of distilleries!) Then a week in Ireland heading west from Dublin to explore the McColl DNA Genetic Homeland where ancestors farmed maybe fifteen centuries ago.