Bringing Presbyterianism from Scotland to America
In the family Bible, under the list of children's names is written, "The above are registered in the Kirk Session Book of the Congregation of East Williams with the Church of Scotland". This is my line back through my mother's mother. By the way, the word Kirk is Scottish for Church. At the time that this was written, the family was living in Canada, traveling west along what would someday become The Saint Lawrence Seaway. In fact, the birthplace of my gggrandmother, Susan Isabel, Dickinson's Landing, is now under water! When she married in Marquette, Michigan, it was to a man of Scottish descent, named Steele, and the Presbyterian faith continued in America.
When my maternal grandmother married, her husband converted from Catholicism to Presbyterianism, which is how my mother was raised, and in turn me.
Faith of our fathers, and mothers.
Posted by Brad Hall