John dinsmoorq, b. In Scotland, presumably about 1650. He was required, by his father, it is said, with uncovered head, to hold the Off stirrup of his elder brother's saddle, when he mounted his horse. He felt humiliated by the requirement, and in his seventeenth year, or about 1667, he forsook his father's house and early home, his kindred and native land, and went forth, bearing no property or goods with him, save a cane in his hand, his wearing apparel upon his person, with striped woollen hose upon his stalwart feet, and a gray bonnet of huge extent which covered his independent and manly head. Thus he left his native land, and thus he first appeared in the Province of Ulster, in the Parish of Ballywattick, one of the town lands of Ballymoney, County of Antrim, Ireland. For, like thousands of others of the best blood of the Lowlands of Scotland at that time, he crossed the belt of sea dividing the two coun tries, and helped to reclaim the cruelly confiscated land of the native Celts. There he made his home, and although the young adventurer was in a foreign land, yet 'he was surrounded, not by a strange people, but by those of his own race and nation. He was married, at the age of twenty, about 1670, was left a widower at seventy, lived a widower for twenty-nine years, and was gathered to his fathers at the great age of ninety-nine years. He was widely known for his good sense, his moral worth, his fervent piety.
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Language - English
Author(s) - Leonard Allison Morrison
Published Date - August 22 2019
ISBN - 9781528366380
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm
Page Count - 52
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