To Joyce Nigh: Hi Joyce. Just saw your message on the GenForum board 6/16/2000. In researching our own McElhose family some 20 odd years ago, I wrote letters to every living McElhose/McElhoe, etc. I could find. Got a letter from a Dixie Parish who would have been a great niece I think of your Mary Ellen (she called her Mollie). Also, Turned up a great McElhoe family tree written by a James de Long, descendant, who shows the following: John McElhose b. 1787 (prob. in Pa.) married Anna Green, b. 1782 Kentucky. Their children were David Amer b. 1818 and Stafford Smith, b. 1813. Stafford Smith married Nancy ( ) probably your Nancy Bell. Their children were: Rebecca, Elijah, Minerva, John James,"Molly" (probably your Mary Ellen), Samuel Lafayette, Douglas and Matilda. The above mentioned Molly lived in Harrison, Arkansas, as did her brother Douglas.
Also, if you're interested in the Scottish Clan the McElhose/McElhoe/McElhoes/McHose families derive from, check out the McTavish Clan home page at www.mactavish.org/
. We belonged to that clan as far back as the 1100's on Kintyre in Scotland, and were absorbed by the Campbells after the Highland Clearances. The MacTavish chieftainship was dormant for a couple hundred years, but recently regained its status. This is an extremely interesting site.
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'd love to hear from any and all of the McElhose/McElhoe/McElhoes/McLehose/McHose gang.
Happy hunting. Marge McElhose