Mitchell, David and Margaret: First Generation - Page 2
The following data is extracted from David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy.
Cromwell was sent into the land to quell the insurrection. made terrible work among the rebellious Irish. The whole north of Ireland was devastated and almost entirely depopulated Many Scotch and English families, of the Protestant suasion, were put in possession of the devastated country; many Covenanters and Presbyterians from Scotland settled re.
Image URL orImage FileShow on pages Biographies Cemet "It is supposed that our forefather had his portion of land at the head of some lake, (or ‘lough,' as the Scotch called a lake), and our people were called the `Lough?heads.' My grandfather spelled his name Loughead. My father changed `o' to `a', and so we spell our name Laughead.* There are plenty of our name today in the north of Ireland.
"In the times of Charles II. and James II. of England, re were terrible persecutions for conscience' sake. All, :) would not conform to what the king and his court would :ate in the matter of religious worship, were exposed to most cruel persecution. Puritans from England, Covenanters '. Presbyterians from Scotland and Ireland fled to America the sake of enjoying religious worship as they understood teaching of the Word of God.
"Good and holy men formed a large element in the first dement of the American colonies. We, of this day, owe much to these good and energetic men for the civil and religious liberty we now enjoy.
"Among the early pioneers I find the name of our Loughead fathers. I know not the year of their emigration to this country I have before me an authentic account of our name Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, as far back as 1744. My grandfather Loughead moved in an early day from that locality 1744 I find three Loughead families located near ether in Lancaster County, Pa. On the supposition that it father had left Ireland in his youth we would be carried k to those persecuting times. The heads of two of these lilies bore the names of James and Robert, names that I I belonging to one congregation, called Octarara. It was organized and ministered to by Rev. Cuthbertson, the first Covenanter minister who came to America. Afterward several Seceder and Covenanter ministers came from the old country and presbyteries were formed in each branch of these
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Source: David and Margaret Mitchell Genealogy