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Charles Ewing

Charles Ewing

Male Abt 1715 - Bef 1770  (~ 55 years)

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  • Name Charles Ewing 
    Born Abt 1715  ____, Londonderry, Ireland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 24 Jul 1770  ____, Bedford Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 24 Jul 1770 
    • ____, Bedford Co., VA
    Person ID I20614  DNA Family 1 Genealogies
    Last Modified 4 May 2006 

    Father Capt. Findley Ewing,   b. Abt 1650, Glascow, Dunbarton, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Mother Jane Porter,   b. Abt 1696, ____, Londonderry, Ireland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 2 Sep 1715  ____, Londonderry, Ireland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5820  Group Sheet

    Family Martha Baker,   b. Abt 1728,   d. Aft 1770  (Age ~ 43 years) 
     1. Charles Ewing,   d. Aft 1810
     2. George Ewing,   b. 1741, ____, Bedford Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1810  (Age 70 years)
     3. Robert Ewing,   d. Bef 1810
     4. Samuel Ewing,   d. Bef 1810
     5. David Ewing,   d. Aft 1810
     6. Caleb Ewing,   b. Abt 1747, ____, Bedford Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1810  (Age ~ 63 years)
     7. Mary Ewing,   b. 11 Apr 1763,   d. 30 Jun 1841  (Age 78 years)
     8. Martha Ewing,   d. Unknown
     9. William Ewing,   d. Unknown
    Last Modified 4 May 2006 
    Family ID F757  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • "The Ewing Genealogy with Cognate Branches" by Presley Kitteridge Ewing and Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing, located in South Carolina State Library.

      "The Ewing family and name are very old. The first mention in history is a poem in which Ewing was the second son of Fergus Erc, the first King of Argoilshire, a part of Scotland. This poem celebrated an event that happened in 483 A.D. which was the bringing of the Stone of Destiny from the Hill Terah in Ireland to the convent of Columba. This historical stone was captured by Edward the First in 1236 A.D. and was taken by him to London, and is now under the Coronation Chair in Westminister Abbey. Tradition and history both say that the Prophet Jeremiah brought this stone from Jerusalem to the Hill of Terah in the year 580 B.C. with Zedekiah's Daughters, Tamar and Mahala, to Echoid, and the Ard Righ, or high king of Ireland, and who was of the tribe of Judah and the family or Zarah. Echoid and Tamar Tephi were married and were crowned sitting on that Stone of Destiny, and that Stone remained on the Hill of Terah for over a thousand years. The Ewings are descendants of these two, and a collateral branch of the Clan of McLachlan. The clan seat is Kilmore in Schotland. King James gave to John 2000 acres of the fat lands of Baily Bun in Donegal County, Ireland, in 1614, and these lands are still in possession of the Ewing family. Ewing is one of the oldest Scotch Clans. The clan breaks into light from prehistoric times. Names used mostly by the Ewings from the beginning are: John, Samuel and William."

      "Charles and Robert Ewing, who were brothers, were born in County Londonderry, Ireland, probably at or near Coleraine, about 1715 and emigrated to America around 1730. They were cousins of the emigrant Nathaniel Ewing, and on their arrival, they went to his home in Cecil Co., Maryland and shortly after accompanied their cousin, the emigrant James Ewing, Nathaniel's half-brother, to what became Prince Edward Co., Virginia, and later they joined a new adventurous colony and settled near the Peaks of Otter, in Bedford Co., Virginia, where they remained until they died. In the family of the authors, there has been from the earliest a tradition, that Captain Charles Ewing, the gallant soldier rewarded by William of Orange for valor in the battle of the Boyne, was of their family; he was the father of the emigrants, Thomas and Finley Ewing, and hence the tradition could be true only on the theory of these emigrants being cousins of the emigrants, Robert and Charles Ewing, or otherwise related."

      "Ewing is historically stated to be the Anglified form of Ewen or Ewin, derived from Evan or Evghan, which was in Latin Eugenius, and several of the ancient "Kings of Scots" bore the name Ewen or Eugenius, one of them having been a distinguised leader of his race in the great wars against the Romans.

      "Another of the name (Devonaldus filius Ewyn) was witness to a charter granted by Walter Steward of Scotland, in 1177, and in the middle of the Sixteenth Century the Ewings acquired the lands, in County Dumbarton, which were an ancient possession of the Earls of Lennox and they also possessed valuable estates in County Argyll.

      "The Ewings are of Scottish extraction, and were long settled in the West of Scotland, but the branches of the family in America, to which this record particularly relates, were of Schotch-Irish descent. The clan with which these Ewings were identified was allied with the Campbells, as opposed to the Gordons. The above is quoted from "The Ewing Genealogy With Cognate Branches" by Presley Kittredge Ewing and Mary Ellen (Williams) Ewing and much of the information on the Ewings was found in this book located in the South Carolina State Library.

      "Members of the Ewing family took part in the revolt of the Irish Presbyterians in Coleraine, County Londonderry of Ulster, to the North of Ireland, in 1689 when the siege of Londonderry by King James II of England proved unsuccessful. In the Battle of Boyne, fought on the river in that name in Eastern Ireland, July 12 (N.S.), 1690, in which King James II opposed William of Orange, Captain Charles Ewing took part on the side of the Irish Protestants under William of Orange, and was awarded by the latter for his valor a silver-handled sword. This sword was brought to America by a descendant of Captain Charles Ewing, but was later stolen."