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"Black Irish", Cherokee, Scottish 1700's

"Black Irish", Cherokee, Scottish 1700's

Posted: 19 Feb 2001 2:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jul 2002 8:50PM GMT
Surnames: SWEETIN, SWEETON, SWEETEN, SWEITON
The "black Irish" were actually Scottish families who fled Scotland after the Jacobite Revolution and lived in Ireland. Many eventually came to America. The Sweetins, Sweetons, Sweetens, and Sweitons settled in North Carolina; and there was considerable intermarriage with the Cherokee people during the 1700s, especially between the Scottish and Cherokees.

Black Irish vs Scott's Irish

Posted: 10 Jun 2002 6:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jul 2002 8:56PM GMT
Just a short note. You described "Scott-Irish", not "black-Irish". Black-Irish were the children born with black hair, blue eyes and fair skin (and their descendants) being born within a year or so of the Spanish Armada being destroyed when trying to invade England. It was always denied that shipwrecked sailors made it to shore, but somehow their "genes" did, lol. King Phillip of Spain was trying to take England from Queen Elizabeth I at the time.

Re: Black Irish

Chuck (View posts)
Posted: 10 Jun 2002 5:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jul 2002 8:57PM GMT
Ha Ha! Genes do funny things, don't they! Yes, the Black Irish indeed came from the Spaniard survivors of the Armada. Good to hear from you.

Chuck

The term "Black Irish"

Posted: 16 Dec 2002 11:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 18 Mar 2003 12:30AM GMT
Surnames: Foley,Toomay, Cooper,Mace,Childs
What is your source of information? I have information found in the History Of Ireland, that The term Black Irish is a term used mainly by Americans. In Cork Ireland the term is unknown.
Pat Turner
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