Pat Curley, Tennessee commissioner of Clan MacAulay, and Clan member Jan Owens Perry hosted a Meet and Greet event on Sunday evening, Aug. 8, at the Honest Pint for local McCallie descendants.
The McCallie family planted deep roots in Chattanooga in 1841 when Colonel Thomas McCallie and his family arrived at Ross’ Landing to live and establish a mercantile business in the city. Col. McCallie’s father, John McCallie, immigrated from Wigtownshire, Scotland, with his two brothers Andrew and Archibald, arriving in Philadelphia in 1775. John eventually settled in Blount County, Tennessee. Some of John’s children remained in Tennessee, others settled in Alabama and Kentucky, with one daughter becoming an Oregon pioneer.
The Clan MacAulay Association is a worldwide organization for those with MacAulay ancestry (including all spellings of the name and their septs), their spouses, or anyone who wants to be associated with Clan MacAulay. The goals of the association are to promote their Scottish and Irish history, traditions, and heritage.
They also offer genealogical guidance with MacAulay DNA projects.
For further information about the Clan MacAulay Association, visit their website at clanmacaulay.org.uk. Clan MacAulay, Tennessee Region, can be found at clanmacaulaytn.com. And, be sure to check out the Facebook page “Clan MacAulay of Tennessee.”