Monday, August 31, 2015

Tinker Dave Beaty: A Rough, Uneducated Mountain Man Who Never Forsook The Flag Of His Country

Along about the 1st of February, 1862, several of Captain Scott Bledsoe's men came to Tinker Dave Beaty's house in the Buffalo Cove area of Fentress County, Tennessee and told his wife to tell him that he must take sides in the Civil War or leave the country. They kept returning to the area every few weeks, killing and driving people off. Beaty told his sons that before he would leave home or run away, he would fight the enemy until Doomsday and if they killed him, let them kill him. Beaty raised a company of men, sometimes as many as 60, sometime as low as five. Included were his brother-in-law and nephews, my third great-grandfather, John Boles, and his sons, John Jr. and my great, great-grandfather, George Boles. The independent scouts also included my great, great uncles, Asa and Ahijah Smith. Beaty's Independent Scouts received no pay, but the government furnished them with all the ammunition they needed. At Champ Ferguson's trial, Beaty said, "I don't know how many men we bushwhacked and killed but I suppose we killed 25 or more." Some say more, many more. Major John Allen Brents of Albany would later write that Tinker Dave Beaty was a rough, uneducated mountain man, who never forsook the flag of his country.



Friday, August 28, 2015

Darrell Speck & the Rebel Rousers Discography

Darrell Speck and the Rebel Rousers

Side A: "Take Me Back" (AV-45-100)
Side B: "How I Love You" (AV-45-101)

Written by: Darrell Speck

Label: Al Vic Records, Harrodsburg, KY

Date Recorded: June 1959

Pressed at King Records, Cincinnati OH


Discography
The Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 11 - Bison Bop (Hamburg, Germany) 1981 LP 2014

1. Jimmie Martin Combo - Rock The Bop
2. Carl Mann - Gonna Rock And Roll Tonight
3. Jimmie Martin Combo - Red Bobby Socks
4. Howard Mayberry - This Just Can't Be Puppy Love
5. Jackie Goetroe - Raised On Rock
6. Darrell Speck - How I Love You
7. Charles Looper - She's My Baby Now
8. Alan Lee - Broken Hearted Baby
9. Don Hager - River Rock
10. Don Hager - Liza Jane Bop
11. Don Hager - Try Me Out And See
12. Glenn Johnson - Little Heart Attacks

Primitive Sound - White Label (Netherlands) 1981 LP 8830

1. Glen Barr & Roger Harrison - Only Cowgirl In Town
2. Glen Barr & Roger Harrison - I'm In No Position
3. Roger Harrison & His Jones Road Gang - Country Rock And Roll
4. Darrell Speck - How I Love You
5. Darrell Speck - Take Me Back
6. Norman Bullock w/The Southeners - Lies, Lies, Lies
7. Norman Bullock - w/The Southeners - Moanin' The Blues
8. Dan Johnson - My Ramblin's Over
9. Renfro Brothers/Playboys - Just Over A Girl
10. Renfro Brothers/Playboys - Every Ready
11. Jerry Cox - Lover Man
12. Joey Castle - Rock & Roll Daddy-O
13. Ray Scott & The Demens - Look Coming Yonder
14. Ray Scott & The Demens - Tennessee Shake
15. Evelyn Hopper - He's Headed South

The Bop That Never Stopped, Vol. 11 - Buffalo Bop (Hamburg, Germany) 1985 LP 2014

1. Jimmie Martin - Rock The Bop
2. Carl Mann - Gonna Rock And Roll Tonight
3. Jimmie Martin - Red Bobby Socks
4. Howard Mayberry - This Just Can't Be Puppy Love
5. Jackie Gotroe - Raised On Rock And Roll
6. Darrell Speck - How I Love You
7. Charles Looper - She's My Baby Now
8. Alan Lee - Broken Hearted Baby
9. Don Hager - River Rock
10. Don Hager - Liza Jane Bop
11. Don Hager - Try Me Out And See
12. Glen Johnson - Little Heart Attacks
13. Glen Johnson - Run Here Honey

Grab This And Dance, Vol. 22 - Club (Madrid, Spain) 1986 LP 022

1. Sundowners - Snake Eyed Woman
2. The Cals - Country Woman
3. Jimmy Copeland - Satellite Rock
4. Curly Coldiron - Rockin Spot
5. Invaders - Night Ride
6. Danny And The Galaxies - If You Want To Be My Baby
7. Turner Moore - I'll Be Leaving You
8. Hank Davis - One Way Track
9. Billy Wayne - I Love My Baby
10. Ral Donner - She's My Baby
11. Johnny Cooke And The Hy-Lites - Don't Knock No More
12. James Truck - Tootsie
13. Paul Perryman Satellite Fever - Asiatic Flu
14. Joey Castle - Rock And Roll Daddy O
15. The Crowns - Rebel Yell
16. Carl Phillips - Wigwam Willie
17. Darrell Speck - How I Love You
18. Earl Reed - Mama
19. Eddie Daniels - Whoa Whoa Baby
20. Ral Donner - Pray For Me

Rockabilly Ramblers Vol. 6 - Esso Records (France) 1996 Esso SP

1. Billy Lee Riley - Is That All At the Ball, Mister Hall
2. Ricky Coyne - Kaw-Liga
3. Johnnie Lee Wills - Levee Blues
4. Pat Davis - Spinner Hub Caps
5. The Polk Brothers - Caravan Rock
6. Coy Werley - Rock Bottom Luck
7. Jimmy Murphy - Granpaw's a Cat
8. Lanie Walker - Ennie Meenie Miney Mo
9. Darryl Vincent - Wild Wild Party
10. Mickey Barnett - Just a Memory
11. Dallas Wilson & Western Troubadours - High Steppin' Daddy
12. Buck Trail - The Blues Keep Rockin'
13. Mackey Beers & The Rockitts - That Jim
14. Billy Wagner - Hey Mama
15. Darrell Speck - How I Love You

Teen Town - Buffalo Bop (Germany) 1998, CD 55071

1. Jimmy Ballard - Say You'll Be Mine
2. Howard Perkins - Lovin' Baby
3. Billie J. Killen - I Wonder
4. Dodgers - Poor Little Fool
5. Jules Blattner - Teen Town
6. Jim Murphy - I'm Gone
7. Ken Davis - Gone Again
8. Kim Irwin - All About Cha Babe
9. Brien Fisher - Fingertips
10. Jules Blattner - Green Stuff
11. Dante - Baby Baby
12. Ronnie Pearson - Deep Blue Sea
13. Al Denny - Just Say Bingo
14. Jackie O'Neal - You Broke My Heart
15. John Worthan - Evalina Malony
16. Francis Zambon - Our Love Will Last
17. Royal Rhythms - The Wayward Wind
18. Darrell Speck - Take Me Back
19. Butch St. Clair - Tell Me Quick, Tell Me True
20. Sparkles - He Can't Love You
21. Earl Dukes - Spin The Bottle
22. Catalinas - Be Mine
23. Echo Man - You Broke My Heart
24. Jules Blattner - Till I'm With You Again
25. Wayne Cochran - Cindy Marie
26. Joe Popiel - I'm Crying Again
27. Doug Loveless - What More
28. Del Rays - Star Light
29. Buddy Shepherd - I'm Hypnotized
30. Doug Loveless - Coconut Girl

Campus Cutie - Buffalo Bop (Germany) 1998 CD 55072

1. Dwain Louis, Dwain - That's All Right
2. Darrell Speck - How I Love You
3. Orbits - Queen Bee Space
4. Ken Reed - Suzanne
5. Chuck Mills - She's Mine
6. Butch St. Clair - Get-A-Little
7. Bobbye Shadle - Please, Pretty Baby
8. Skip Goodspeed - Only Two Me And You
9. Harold Lee - Blond Headed Woman
10. Ken & Roy - Umm Chicki   
11. Fretts - Rock'n
12. Bobbye Shadle - Come On Baby
13. Sparkles - The U.T.
14. John E. - That's My Baby 
15. Del Tones - Rockin' Blues
16. Dove, Ronnie - Lover Boy
17. Chuck Hunt - Barnyard Rock 
18. Rudy Preston - Don't You Go Chicken 
19. Orbits - My Rosa-Lee
20. Deans - Humpty Dumpty
21. Billy Perkins - Campus Cutie
22. David Starr - Teen Doll
23. Del Tones - Moonlight Party
24. Roy James - Rock & Roll Mama
25. Rock 'N' Rollers - For You
26. Larry Duncan - Romeo's Teacher
27. Franklin Brothers - So Real
28. Billy Perkins - The World Can't Roll Without Love
29. Joe Popei - I Can't Live Without You
30. Cameos - I'll Keep Your Heart Forever

16 Red Hot Rockin' Hits Vol. 5 - Rockin' Rarities (France) 2007 R.R-2007-5 (LP)

1. The Fabulous Thunderbirds - My Girl Sue
2. Dave Johnson - International Runway
3. Bobby Lee - I Got Some News For You
4. The Rock-A-Tunes - Woman Fever
5. Bobby Roberts - She's My Woman
6. The La-Sabers - Goodbye Johnny
7. Darrell Speck - How I Love You
8. Jaguars - Jaguar
9. The Prowlers - Bongo Rock
10. The Rock-Its - Frankie And Johnnie
11. The Rock-Its - Don't Stop Don't Stop
12. The Centurys - Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
13. Richard Wylie - Money
14. Mike Sanchez - Wicked
15. Eddie Moore - Touch Of Your Love
16. The Rivies - You Know What I Like

Big Bad Rockabilly Boppers Vol. 11 CD 1 - Presto Records (UK) 2012

1. Rick Bounty - Folsom Prison
2. Lonesome Lee - Cry Over Me
3. Jim Roby - Be Boppin' Baby
4. Bob Davies - Rock To The Music
5. Don Boots - Big Foot Annie
6. The Nite Rockers - Baby Let's Play House
7. Gene Watson - My Rockin' Baby
8. Andy Wilson - Little Mama
9. Don Cole - Saturday Night Party Time
10. Ray Whisnant - Rock That Rhythm
11. Bash Hofner - Rockin' A Boppin'
12. Jimmy Kirkland - Cool Daddy
13. Lavern Stovall - Left Behind
14. Gene Davis - Curfew
15. Darrell Speck - How I Love You
16. The Prowlers - Get A Move On
17. Don Deal - Don't Push
18. Bobby Hicks - Hassle It Jack
19. Ray Burden - That Kind Of Carrying On
20. Lou Josie - Why Did You Leave
21. Ray Scott - You Drive Me Crazy
22. Johnny McAday - Is There No Love For Me Love
23. Ernie Barton - Stairway To Nowhere
24. Malcolm Yelvington - Rockin' With My Baby
25. Buddy Miller - I Got Me A Woman
26. Len Barrow - Hades Highway
27. Tracy Pendarvis - It Don't Pay
28. The Chavis Bros. - Love Me Baby
29. Rick Bounty - It Don't Hurt Anymore 30. The Road Runners - Rains

Rare Rockabilly From Kentucky 2013

1. Eddie Gaines - Be-Bop Battlin' Ball
2. J.D. Orr - Hula Hoop Boogie
3. Tag And Effie - Baby You Done Flubbed Your Dub With Me
4. Jimmie Piper - Don't Play Around (With My Heart)
5. Dwain Bell - Rock And Roll On A Saturday Night
6. Dwain Bell - I'm Gonna Ride
7. Gus Pate - Kick Off
8. Gus Pate - Man Alive
9. Shadie Oller - You Sure Look Good To Me
10. Shadie Roller - Come To Me Baby
11 Dewey Rothering - Wild Side Of Life
12 The Rhythm Playboys - Wildfire
13 Jimmie Piper - Bonfire
14 Mike Page - Long Black Shiny Car
15 Hank Engkand - My Little Kangaroo
16 Darrell Speck - How I Love You
17 Gary Link - Rhythm Rock
18 Harold Montgomery - How Much Do You Miss Me
19 D.H. And The Downbeats - Bus Ride
20 Jay Fanning - It's Love
21 Buster Pack - Indian Boogie
22 Ked Killen - Crying Blues

Rockabilly Rock and Roll Nuggets Vol. 13 - Thundersqueak Records (England) 2014

1. Buddie Lillen - Whatcha Gonna Do Tomorrow
2. Kenny Loren - Brenda
3. The Accent - Lovin' At Night
4. The Relyea's - Country Boy
5. Reggie Olson - Lookin' Waitin' Searchin' Hopin'
6. Glen Pace - My Night Off
7. Merle Matts - Shake With Me Baby
8. Donald King - I Love My Baby
9. Chavis Brothers - Love Me Baby
10. Wayne Hammond (with The Starfires) - Can't See Why
11. The Rocks - Satellite
12. Darrell Speck - Take Me Back
13. Jesters III - Messed Up Woman
14. Billy Perkins - The World Can't Roll Without Love
15. Jack Rivers - Call On Me
16. The Temptations - Mad At Love )
17. Echo Man - You Broke Me Heart
18. Pat Davis - Spinner Hub Caps
19. Freeda Boxx - Havin' a Ball
20. Bill Sherrell - Kool Kat
21. Rudy Owen (with The Ravens) - Pretty Linda
22. J-keetie Clendening (with The Kats) - That's the Way
23. Coye Wilcox - You Gotta Quit Cheatin'
24. Ulysses L. Baxter - Beautiful Woman
25. Lee "Red" Melson - Mean Ole Bartender Blues
26. Deltones - Moonlight Party
27. Sonny Knight - Teenage Party
28. Johnny Shea - That's My Baby
29. Hiram Philmon - I'm Lonesome Baby
30. Bobby Bond - Sweet Love

Rockabilly Rock and Roll Nuggets Vol. 16 - Thundersqueak Records (England) 2014

1. Mark Damon - Party Crashers
2. Dennis Puckett - By By Blues
3. Jimmy Ford - You're Gonna Be Sorry
4. Tommy Lam - Blue Willow
5. Wendell & The Dreamers - That's Love
6. Roger White - Somebody's Stealin' My Baby
7. Lee Mcbridge - Confusion
8. Joe Welz - Boppin' the Stroll
9. Duane Schurb - Roly Poly
10. Billy & The Jokers - Katy D
11. Ray Whisnant - Rock That Rhythm
12. Darrell Speck - How I Love You
13. Sandy Scott - Mister Big
14. Harold Lee - Blond Headed Woman
15. Bobby Roberts - She's My Woman
16. Sammy Lara - Suzanne
17. Don's Rockers - Hold Me Tight
18. Dennis Smith - I Got That Queen
19. Joe Walz - Lovin'
20. J. Gale - Honey Moon Trip To Mars
21. Ronnie Knull - Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
22. Chancellors - Gonna Work
23. Billy Nix - How About a Date
24. Pete Ciolini - Baby Sittin' All the Time
25. Alan Page - Jennie Lou
26. Red Berry - The U.T.
27. Jeujene & The Jaybops - Betty Joe
28. Fred Cuno - Rhythm Guitar
29. Vic Gallon - Somebody's Got My Baby

Rockin' Through The Years Vol. 121 "A Mega Collection of Boppin', Jumpin', Jivin', Shakin' Rockers" - Pocatello Records

1. Ace Brown - Starlight Rock 'N' Bop
2. Al Willis - Alone With You
3. Andy Lee Lang - High School Confidential
4. Bill Allen - Please Give Me Something
5. Bob & The Bearcats - Red Hot Rockin' Blues
6. Bob Silva - Weepin' And Wailin'
7. Bobby Mansfield - Rock At The Hop
8. The Bopshack Stompers - Kitty Rocks The Cradle
9. Carl Perkins - Honky Tonk Babe
10. The Catalinas - Why Oh Why
11. Chuck Miller - Boogie Blues
12. Conway Twitty - Shake, Rattle And Roll
13. Crazy Cavan - Gonna Leave This Town
14. Dale Hawkins - Gooblie Booblie
15. Darrell Speck - How I Love You
16. Earl & The Overtones - Blue Swinging Mama
17. Elvis Presley - Rock-A-Hula Baby
18. Frankie Avalon - The Bells Keep Ringin'
19. Gene Vincent - I Got A Baby
20. Harry Carter - Jump Baby Jump
21. Jack Baymoore - My Sweet Baby
22. Jackie Clark - Walkie Talkie
23. Johnny Angel - Rockin' At The
24. Johnny Watson - Let's Rock
25. The Marvellos - Boyee Young
26. The Masks - Polly Molly
27. Maureen Gray - Come On And Dance
28. The McCormick Brothers - The Billy Goat Boogie
29. Micke Muster - Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes
30. The Ramblers - Come On Back
31. Ray Sharpe - That's The Way I Feel
32. The Ray Thompson Combo - Marching Through Georgia
33. The Rays - Louie Hoo Hoo

Darrell Speck


Monday, August 24, 2015

Wichita Lineman

Lately, I have been compiling a list of my 1,000 all-time favorite songs. 1968's "Wichita Lineman," is one the first ones I wrote down. I played it countless times during my 38 years on the radio. The image of the record label is forever etched in my mind.

What always got to me, aside from the lyrics, was the opening bass line and the awesome solo that comes where the third verse should be. Jimmy Webb wrote the song specifically at the request of Glen Campbell, who was in the studio searching for a song about a town, something 'geographical,' he said. Not only did Webb not think it was a hit, in his mind it wasn't even finished. In late 1967, Jimmy had written “By The Time I Get To Phoenix” for Campbell. Now Glen and his producer were calling him every couple of hours and asking if the song he had asked for was finished. Finally Webb sent the song for them to preview with the notion that if they liked it, he would finish writing it.

Little did Webb know, Campbell recorded the song as it was, filling in what might have been a third verse with a guitar solo, one considered iconic and played on a Danelectro six-string bass belonging to legendary L.A. bass player and Wrecking Crew member, Carol Kaye, who is the one who came up with the famous five-note intro at the beginning of the song.

I am a lineman for the county
And I drive the main road
Searchin' in the sun for another overload
I hear you singin' in the wire
I can hear you through the whine
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line

I know I need a small vacation
But it don't look like rain
And if it snows that stretch down south
Won't ever stand the strain
And I need you more than want you
And I want you for all time
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line

And I need you more than want you
And I want you for all time
And the Wichita lineman is still on the line

Jimmy Webb's inspiration for the lyric came while driving through rural southwestern Oklahoma. Heading westward on a straight road into the setting sun, Webb drove past a seemingly endless line of telephone poles, each looking exactly the same as the last. Then, in the distance, he noticed the silhouette of a solitary lineman atop a pole. He described it as "the picture of loneliness."

At "American Songwriter," Webb was quoted as saying, “What I was really trying to say was, you can see someone working in construction or working in a field, a migrant worker or a truck driver, and you may think you know what’s going on inside him, but you don’t. You can’t assume that just because someone’s in a menial job that they don’t have dreams … or extraordinary concepts going around in their head, like ‘I need you more than want you; and I want you for all time.’ You can’t assume that a man isn’t a poet. And that’s really what the song is about.”

With “Wichita Lineman," less is more. The record is just three minutes long:

Intro.
First Verse.
Second verse.
No chorus.
Guitar solo.
Repeat last two lines of second verse.
Fade.

Why did such an unlikely song become a standard? There are many reasons, but here’s one from American Songwriter's Allen Morrison: "The loneliness of that solitary prairie figure is not just present in the lyric, it’s built into the musical structure. Although the song is nominally in the key of F, after the tonic chord is stated in the intro it is never heard again in its pure form, with the root in the bass. The melody travels through a series of haunting changes that are considerably more sophisticated than the Top 40 radio norms of that era. The song never does get “home” again to the tonic chord - not in either verse, nor in the fade out. This gorgeous musical setting suggests subliminally what the lyric suggests poetically: the lonely journeyman, who remains suspended atop that telephone pole, against that desolate prairie landscape...yearning for home."

The song reached #3 on the U.S. pop chart and remained in the Top 100 for 15 weeks. It topped the American country music chart for two weeks and the adult contemporary chart for six weeks. It was certified gold by the RIAA in January 1969. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" ranked it at #192. British music journalist Stuart Maconie called it "the greatest pop song ever composed."



William Wilberforce

“Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.” - William Wilberforce

Today is William Wilberforce Day.

William Wilberforce was an English politician and philanthropist who lived from 1759 to 1833. A native of Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, he became the independent Member of Parliament for Yorkshire. In 1785, he became an Evangelical Christian, a spiritual journey that changed his life. He started to rise early to read the Bible and pray. His conversion led Wilberforce to question whether he should remain in public life, but he resolved to do so with increased diligence and conscientiousness. His desire was to promote Christianity and Christian ethics.

"It makes no sense to take the name of Christian and not cling to Christ. Jesus is not some magic charm to wear like a piece of jewelry we think will give us good luck. He is the Lord. His name is to be written on our hearts in such a powerful way that it creates within us a profound experience of His peace and a heart that is filled with His praise."

Happy William Wilberforce Day!


Ode To Billie Joe

Released on June 1, 1967, the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts club Band" spent an incredible 15 weeks at the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart. The only album good enough to end the reign was "Ode To Billie Joe," by Bobbie Gentry. This week in 1967, the single hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 where it stayed until September 16th of that year.

Billboard ranked the record as the No. 3 song for 1967 and it generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell. The original recording, with only Gentry's guitar, had eleven verses lasting seven minutes, telling more of Billie Joe's story. Realizing the song was a better option for a single, executives cut the length by almost half and re-recorded it with a string orchestra. The shorter version left more of the story to the listener's imagination, and made the single more suitable for radio airplay.

The single was incredibly popular. So popular that soon after the song's chart success, the Tallahatchie Bridge in Choctow County, Mississippi, where Gentry was from, saw an increase in those willing to jump off of it. Since the bridge height is only 20 feet, death or injury was unlikely. To curb the trend, the Leflore County Board enacted a law fining jumpers $100.

"I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge"

It’s uncanny the way the mystery of Bobbie Gentry echoes the mystery of “Ode to Billie Joe.” There are two mysteries in the song. The big one is, why did Billie Joe McAllister jump off the Tallahatchie Bridge? The other is, what did Billie Joe and the narrator throw off the bridge? But, the bigger mystery is, why did Bobbie Gentry walk away from her career? Following the success with 'Ode To Billie Joe, Gentry continued to make music and perform through the ’70s, but around 1981 she more or less disappeared from the public eye, and no one knows what she’s doing now. After a second marriage, to fellow singer/songwriter Jim Stafford, ended in 1979 after only 11 months, Gentry gradually receded from public view, retiring from performing and eventually settling in Los Angeles. It's too bad we don't have new music from her these days. That would be so great.

"It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day, I was out choppin' cotton and my brother was balin' hay, And at dinner time we stopped and walked back to the house to eat, And Mama hollered out the back door "y'all remember to wipe your feet, And then she said I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge, Today Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"



Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sports Announcers I Grew Up With: Sid Scott

With this post, I am resuming the series, "Sports Announcers I Grew Up With."


There is a special place in my heart for the radio and TV sports announcers I grew up with. From ABC's Wide World of Sports to roller derby and wrestling, and everything in between, sports was a big part of my life growing up. At my house, we watched on TV whatever sport was 'in season,' especially on Saturday's. If there was a sports event on radio, we listened to it. I was very blessed to grow up with many now- legendary voices and characters.

Today, I want to pay tribute to Sid Scott, the legendary voice of the Clinton County, Kentucky Bulldogs.


Sid Scott (far left in the photo above) was born in 1938 in Lilydale, Tennessee. He was a star basketball and baseball player at Albany High School, which later became Clinton County High School. While in high school, Sid took a job as a disc jockey for WFLW AM in Monticello, Kentucky. He was Albany's first DJ and helped put the Albany radio station, WANY, on the air in 1958. He began doing play by play of Clinton County High School basketball games in December of 1958 and has broadcast at least one basketball game in seven straight decades since. Today, Clinton County High School's home basketball games are played on "Sid's Court."


Sid and my dad were childhood friends, so I grew up around him and worked alongside him during my days in radio. I consider him my second dad. I have traveled many miles with him as his sidekick for the game broadcasts. So many memories and experiences and lessons learned. He is a legend.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

The Lord Is With Me Wherever I Go

I suffered a heart attack on August 12, 2013. I was transferred from an area hospital to a well-known heart and lung facility in a distant city. Two days later, as I lay waiting for bypass surgery, I received a card from my aunt. On the card was a bible verse, Joshua 1:9, which says to be strong and courageous, not afraid or discouraged, because "the Lord is with me wherever I go." Shortly thereafter, a nurse opened the blinds to this view...


It was confirmation that, in my hour of distress, God was with me, and from that moment on I was not afraid of what I was about to face.

Friday, August 7, 2015

The Nannie Koger Tree



In genealogist John O'Hart's "Irish Pedigrees," he presents the legendary origins of the Irish people from Adam and Eve through the kings of ancient Ireland from Scythia, Getulia, Galicia, Dal Riata, Capacyront and Crete. Much of his work is included here. Then, from those ancient lands, The Nannie Koger Tree evolves to areas such as early Caledonia (Scotland), France and England, and then to America, where you will discover the first immigrants who crossed over to become pioneers or early settlers in a new world from aristocrats to soldiers to farmers, and even a few U.S. Presidents. In all, 118 kings are part of The Nannie Koger Tree. You will also find numerous counts and countesses, princes, gentlemen, nobles, druids, scholars, explorers and warriors. They were Scythians, Caledonians, Goths, Scots, Irish, English, Cretes, Gadelians and Gaetulians.

Nannie Koger Boles was my great-grandmother. I call this The Nanny Koger Tree because she always said her family tree had lots of royalty in it. I doubt she knew exactly how much. She would be so proud.

"In memory of Nannie Koger Boles."

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150) Adam 148gg

Genesis 5:1-6 "This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth: And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight hundred years: and he begat sons and daughters: And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years: and he died.
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his son
149) Seth 147gg

"Genesis 5:6-8 And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos: And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years: and he died."
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148) Enos 146gg

"Genesis 5:9-11 And Enos lived ninety years, and begat Cainan: And Enos lived after he begat Cainan eight hundred and fifteen years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enos were nine hundred and five years: and he died."
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147) Cainan 145gg

He is mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus given in Luke 3:36. "Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,"
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146) Mahalaleel 144gg

"Genesis 5:15-17 And Mahalaleel lived sixty and five years, and begat Jared: And Mahalaleel lived after he begat Jared eight hundred and thirty years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Mahalaleel were eight hundred ninety and five years: and he died." His 895 years places him eighth in the records for the unusually long lifespans for the antediluvian patriarchs.
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145) Jared 143gg

"Genesis 5:18-20 And Jared lived an hundred sixty and two years, and he begat Enoch: And Jared lived after he begat Enoch eight hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Jared were nine hundred sixty and two years: and he died." Jared's age of 962 makes him the second-oldest person mentioned in the Bible
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his son
144) Enoch 142gg

"Genesis 5:21-24 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah: And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him."
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143) Methuselah 141gg

"Genesis 5:25-27 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech: And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died."
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142) Lamech 140gg

"Genesis 5:28-31 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed. And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died."
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141) Noah 139gg

The bible says in Genesis that God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. "And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them." But, Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. God directed him to build an ark and in the six hundredth year of Noah's life, the bible says the fountains of the great deep were broken up and the windows of heaven were opened and rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. The waters prevailed upon the earth for 150 days and remained for a year, after which the Bible says "God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." Noah was 950 years old when he died.
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140) King Japhet, 138gg

In Genesis 10, the Bible says the sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech and Tiras. Verse five says, "By these were the isles of the Gentiles divided in their lands; every one after his tongue, after their families, in their nations." In Biblical tradition, Japheth is considered to be the progenitor of European, and some Asian, peoples. In medieval Europe, various nations and ethnicities were given genealogies tracing back to Japheth and his descendants.


Scythia was a region of Central Eurasia in classical antiquity, occupied by the Eastern Iranian Scythians, encompassing parts of Eastern Europe east of the Vistula River and Central Asia, with the eastern edges of the region vaguely defined by the Greeks. The Ancient Greeks gave the name Scythia to all the lands north-east of Europe and the northern coast of the Black Sea. Scythia included portions of Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Poland, Balkans, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Scythia originated as early as 8th century BC. Little is known of them and their rulers, except the Scythians became increasingly settled and wealthy on their western frontier with Greco-Roman civilization.
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139) King Magog 137gg
2761-2675 B.C.

Historian Josephus identified the offspring of Magog as the Scythians, a name used in antiquity for peoples north of the Black Sea. According to him, the Greeks called Scythia, "Magogia ."
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138) King Baoth of Scythia 136gg
Born circa 2500 B.C.

"Boath, one of the sons of Magog; to whom Scythia came as his lot, upon the division of the Earth by Noah amongst his sons, and by Japhet of his part thereof amongst his sons." (Part II of Irish Pedigrees, or The origin and stem of the Irish nation, by John O'Hart, published 1892, pages 44-55)
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137) King Phoeniusa Farsaidh of 135gg
Born 2533 B.C. in Scythia
Died 1800 B.C. in Scythia

Fénius Farsaid, according to tradition, invented the Ogham alphabet and the Gaelic language. Tradition claims that he went to Nimrod's Tower of Babel to study the confused languages. Finding that the speakers had already dispersed, he sent his scholars to study them, staying at the tower to coordinate the effort. After ten years, the investigations were complete. Auraicept claims that Fenius discovered four alphabets: Hebrew, Greek, Latin and Ogham.
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his son
136) King Niul 134gg
Born circa 2453 B.C. in Scythia, Ukraine
Died in Egypt

Niul taught his fathers languages and alphabet in the schools of Scythia and soon his fame for knowledge and wisdom spread through the nations. At the invitation of Pharao Cincris, Niul traveled to Egypt to teach the youths of that country. The king gave him the land called Capacyront (or Campus Circit) beside the Red Sea. He also gave him his daughter, Scota, in marriage. It was there at Campus Circit that Gaedheal was born.
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135) King Gaedheal 133gg
Born circa 2305 B.C. in Egypt
Died 2246 B.C. in Egypt

According to irish history, the time that Niul was at Capacyront was when the children Israel were being held in bondage by the Pharaoh. When the Israelites arrived at the Red Sea, they were beside the place where Niul dwelt. When Niul heard of this, he went to meet them. After Aaron had told him their story, Niul said whatever means he had would be at their service. Then, a serpent came upon Gaedheal and bit him in the neck. Niul took him to Moses, who prayed to God and applied the rod he held in his hand to the wound, and thus healed it. Moses also said that in what place soever the stock of that youth would settle, there no serpent would ever have venom. Moses then fastened with a lock around the neck of Gaedheal, the bracelet that he had on his own arm, and from that time he was called Gaedheal Glas. Irish history says Moses allowed Niul to witness the opening of the sea before the children of Israel and the drowning of the Pharaoh and his army. Niul remained in that territory to raise his children and when he died, Gaedheal and his mother took possession of his lands.
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134) King Asruth / Esasru of Crete 132gg
Born circa 2280 B.C. in Egypt
Died 2196 B.C. in Creta (Hélade)

After his father's death, Asruth continued in Egypt and governed his colony in peace during his life.
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133) King Sruth 131gg
2240 B.C. Egypt - 2121 B.C. Crete

Sruth, soon after his father's death, was set upon by Egyptians who held animosities towards Sruth's predecessors for having aided the Israelites. Many battles and conflicts were fought with many losses within Sruth's colony. Sruth and his people were forced to leave the country. They sailed to the island of Crete.
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his son
132) King Heber Scot 130gg
aka "The High King"
Born circa 2373 B.C. in Egypt
Died in Scythia

After his father's death and a year's stay in Creta, Heber Scot and some of his people went back to Scythia; where his cousins, refusing to allot a place of habitation for him and his colony, fought and eventually forced sovereignty and settled himself and his colony in Scythia and continued there for four generations. (Hence the epithet Scot, or "Scythian," was applied to his name). Heber Scot was later slain in battle by Noemus the former king's son.
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131) King Beouman of Scythia 129gg
Born circa 2265 B.C. in Scythia
Died 2141 in Scythia

Beouman succeeded his father. A great contest arose between him and Naoine. War and peace succeeded each other for a number of years. Boamhain fell by the sword about 2141.
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his son
130) King Ogaman of Scythia 128gg
Born in circa 2235 B.C. in Scythia
Died in 2176 B.C.

After Beouman's death, his son, Oghamhain, took command of the shattered forces and fortune of his father, and by courage and perseverance arrived at the same degree of power. He also fell in battle in 2176 B.C., and so gave way for his son, Tait.
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his son
129) King Tait of Scythia 127gg
Born circa 2230 B.C. in Scythia, Ukraine
Died in Scythia
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his son
128) King Agnon 126gg
Born circa 2003 B.C. in Scythia, Ukraine
Died in 1960 B.C. on the Caspian Sea

When the Gadelians arrived back in Scythia, the place of their original descent, they fought continually with their kindred, who feared they would try to overtake the government. In one such battle, Tait's son, Agnon, fought hand in hand with King Reffleoir and slew him. Agnon, and his followers then took to the sea, wandering upon the Caspian for several years, during which time Agnon died.
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127) King Lamhfionn "Bloodhand" Glunfionn 125gg
Born in circa 1980 B.C. in Scythia, Ukraine
Died in Gothia (Getulia, later Lybia)

After Agnon's death, his son, Lamhfionn, and his fleet remained at sea for some time, resting and refreshing themselves upon such islands as they met with. It was then that the Cachear, their magician or Druid, foretold that there would be no end of their peregrinations and travel until they should arrive at the Western Island of Europe, now called Ireland, which was the place destined for their future and lasting abode and settlement; and that not they but their posterity after three hundred years should arrive there. After many traverses of fortune at sea, this little fleet with their leader arrived at last and landed at Gothia, or Getulia (Lybia). Soon after, Lamhfionn died.
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Getulia (Gothia) covered the large desert region south of the Atlas Mountains, bordering the Sahara. Getulia was the name given to an ancient district in North Africa, which comprised the nomadic tribes of the southern slopes of Mount Aures and the Atlas, as far as the Atlantic, and the oases in the northern part of the Sahara. The Gaetulian people were among the oldest inhabitants of Northern Africa. They mainly occupied the area of modern day Algeria as far north as Gigthis in the southwestern region of Tunisia.
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126) King Heber Glunfionn of Gothia 124gg
Born circa 2213 B.C. at Gothia (Getulia)
Died in Getulia

King Lamhfionn's son, Heber Glunfionn, was born in Gothia. A prince of uncommon wisdom, his posterity continued after his death to the eighth generation, and were kings or chief rulers there for one hundred and fifty years, some say three hundred years.
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his son
125) King Agnan Fionn of Gothia 123gg
Born circa 1938 B.C. in Gothia, where he died
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his son
124) King Febric Glas of Gothia 122gg
Born circa 2133 B.C. in Gothia, where he died
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his son
123) King Nenuall of Gothia 121gg
Born circa 1899 B.C. Lived and died in Gothia
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his son
122) King Nuadhad of Gothia 120gg
Born circa 1880 B.C. Lived and died in Gothia
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his son
121) King Alladh of Gothia 119gg
Born 1855 B.C. Lived and died in Gothia
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his son
120) King Arcadh of Gothia 118gg
Born circa 1830 B.C. lived and died in Gothia
Husband of Lowra
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his son
119) King Deag of Gothia 117gg
Born 1800 B.C. Lived and died in Gothia
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his son
118) King Brath of Gothia 116gg
Born circa 1805 B.C. in Gothia
Died 1715 B.C. in Gothia

Remember the druid's prophecy during King Lamhfionn's reign? Brath did, and seeing his people had considerably multiplied during their abode in Gothia, departed with them via a numerous fleet to seek out the country destined for their final settlement. After some time, they landed on the coast of Spain, and by strong hand, Brath settled himself and his colony in Galicia, in the north of that country.
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117) King Breoghan of Galicia 115gg
aka "Brigus"
Born circa 1799 B.C. in Galicia
Died 1680 B.C. in Galicia

Brigus conquered many territories. He built Breoghan's Tower in Galicia, and the city of Brigantia in Portugal. The kingdom of Castile was named, Brigia, all after him. He sent a colony into Britain, who settled in that territory now known as the counties of York, Lancaster, Durham, Westmoreland and Cumberland, and after him were called, Brigantes, after him, and whose posterity gave formidable opposition to the Romans during the Roman invasion of Britain.
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his son
116) King Bile of Galicia 114gg
Born circa 1800 B.C in Galicia
Died 1739 B.C. in Galicia
Husband of Baun of Galicia

After Brigus died, his son, Bile, was left to rule all of the territories his father had conquered.
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his son
115) King Milesius of Galicia 113gg
Born circa 1763 B.C. in Galicia
Died 1699 B.C. in Galicia

Milesius is the legendary ancestor of the Irish people. His original name was Golam (or Galamh), meaning "no stranger." His was called Míl Espáine (Soldier of Spain).

According to John O'Hart's "Irish Pedigrees,"Milesius had four sons, Heber, Ir, Heremon and Amergin, who were involved, along with their uncle, Ithe, in the invasion of ancient Ireland. Milesius died during the planning. Amergin died during the invasion. He did not have children. It is from the other four invaders, Heber, Ir, Heremon, and Ithe, that the Irish descend from.
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114) Heremon, 1st King of Ireland 112gg

Heremon and his brothers and followers arrived in Inis Elga (Ireland) aboard 35 ships in the year 1699BC. Upon conquering Ireland, Eermon was proclaimed King of Northern Ireland. After an ensuing battle with his brother (King of the south) over possession of the Hills of Tara, Heremon became the 1st (Milesian) King of Ireland, "the Land of Destiny" as foretold by Moses. Hermon had 4 sons: Muimhne, the 3rd King, Luighine, the 4th King, Laighean, the 5th King and Irial Fiadh, the 10th King of Ireland.
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his son
113) King Irial Fiadh, 111gg
10th King of Ireland
Born circa 1724 B.C. at Magh
Died 1671 B.C. in Ireland

Irial Fiadh was a very learned King, who could foretell things to come. He caused much of the country to be cleared of the ancient forests. He likewise built seven royal palaces, viz., Rath Ciombaoith, Rath Coincheada, Rath Mothuig, Rath Buirioch, Rath Luachat, Path Croicne, and Rath Boachoill. He won four remarkable battles over his enernies: Ard Inmath, at Teabtha, where Stirne, the son of Dubh, was slain; at Teanmhuighe, against the Fomhoraice, where Eichtghe, their leader, was slain; the battle of Loch Muighe, where Lugrot, the son of Moghfeibhis, was slain; and, the battle of Cuill Martho, where the four sons of Heber were defeated. Irial reigned 10 years.
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his son
112) King Eithriall 110gg
11th High King of Ireland
Born circa 1693 B.C. at Dundonald, Ireland
Died 1651 B.C in Raeire, Ireland
Buried at Tinnahinch Barrony, Leinster

Eithrial reigned 20 years before being slain by Conmaol, the son of Heber Fionn, at the battle of Soirrean in Leinster, B.C. 1650. Eithrial was a learned King. He wrote with his own hand the History of the Gaels (or Gadelians). During his reign, seven large woods were cleared and much advance made in the practice of agriculture.
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his son
111) Prince Follach Folian 109gg
Born circa 1663 B.C in Ireland
Died 1611 B.C. in Dublin

Prince Follach was kept out of the Monarchy by Conmaol, the slayer of his father, who usurped his place.
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his son
110) King Tighearnmhas Masius 108gg
13th High King of Ireland
Born circa 1640 B.C. at Dublin, reland
Died Nov. 1, 1543 B.C. in Briefne, Ireland
Husband of Queen Sinusa I mac Follach

Tigernmas reigned 77 years and fought twenty-seven battles with the followers of the family of Heber Fionn, all of which he gained. During his reign, gold was mined near the Liffey, and skilfully worked by Inchadhan. This King also made a law that each grade of society should be known by the number of colours in its wearing apparel. The clothes of a slave should be of one color; those of a soldier two; the dress of a commanding officer three; a gentleman's dress four; five colors for nobility, the chiefs, King, Queen, and Royal Family; Druids, historians, and other learned men six colors. Historians say this Monarch was the first who introduced image worship in Ireland. He died at Magh Sleaght, while adoring the Sun-God, Crom Cruach.
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his son
109) King Eanbrotha 107gg
14th High King of Ireland
Born circa 1556 B.C. in Ireland
Died 1513 in Ireland
Husband of Eithane Ollamhdha

It was in his lifetime that the Kingdom was divided in two parts by a line drawn from Drogheda to Limerick.
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his son
108) King Simorgoill 106gg
15th High King of Ireland
Born circa 1523 B.C. at Meath, Leinster, Ireland
Died 1480 B.C. in Ireland

In his lifetime, the Picts in Scotland were forced to abide by their oath and pay homage to the Irish Monarch.
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his son
107) King Fiacha Labhrainne 105gg
18th High King of Ireland
Born circa 1482cB.C. in Ireland
Died 1448 B.C. at Bealgadain

Fiacha Labhrainne reigned 24 years. He slew Eochaidh Faobharglas, of the line of Heber, at the battle of Carman. During his reign all the inhabitants of Scotland were brought in subjection to the Irish Monarchy, and the conquest was secured by his son, the 20th Monarch. Fiacha, at length (B.C. 1448), fell at the Battle of Bealgadain, by the hands of Eochaidh Mumho, the son of Moefeibhis, of the race of Heber Fionn.
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his son
106) King Aonghus I Olmucaidh 104gg
aka "Angus the Big Headed One"
20th King of Ireland
Born between 1477 and 1435 B.C. Ireland
Died 1409 at Carmen, Ireland

Angus was the 20th Monarch. In his reign, the Picts again refused to pay the tribute imposed on them 250 years before by Heremon, but this Monarch went with a strong army into Alba and in thirty pitched battles overcame them and forced them to pay the required tribute. Angus was killed by Enna Airgtheach at the battle of Carman.
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his son
105) Prince Maoin I Oilbhuagach 103gg
Born circa 1435 B.C. in Ireland
Died 1350 B.C. in Ireland
Husband of Hvarfiad na h'Eireann

Prince Maoin was kept out of the Monarchy by Eadna, of the line of Heber Fionn. In his time silver shields were given as rewards for bravery to the Irish militia.
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his son
104) King Rothechtaid Rigderg 102gg
aka "mac Maen"
22nd King of Ireland
Born 1415 B.C. in Ireland
Died 1375 B.C. at the Battle of Rath Croghan by Sedne (or Seadhna)
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his son
103) Prince Dian 101gg
Born circa 1382 B.C. in Ireland
Died 1322 B.C. in Ireland

Prince Dian was kept out of the Monarchy by his father's slayer and his son. In his time, gentlemen and noblemen first wore gold chains round their necks as a sign of their birth, and golden helmets were given to brave soldiers.
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his son
102) King Siorna 100gg
34th High King of Ireland
Born circa 1200 B.C. in Ireland
Died 1030 B.C. at Aillin

Siorna obtained the nickname "Saoghalach" because of his extraordinary long life. He was slain at Aillin by Rotheachta, of the Line of Heber Fionn, who usurped the Monarchy, thereby excluding Siorna's son from the throne.
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his son
101) Prince Oilioll Olchaoin 99gg
Born circa 1150 B.C.
Died -1013 in Ireland
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his son
100) King Giallchaidh 98gg
37th High King of Ireland
Born circa 1060 B.C. in Ireland
Died 1013 in Ireland

King Giallchaidh was killed by Art Imleach, of the Line of Heber Fionn, at the Battle of Magh Muadh.
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his son
99) King Nuadhat Finn Fail 97gg
39th King of Ireland
Born circa 1055 B.C. in Ireland
Died 961 B.C in Ireland

King Nuadhat Finn Fáil was slain by Breasrioghacta, his successor.
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his son
98) King Aedham Glas 96gg
Born circa 1025 B.C. at Dundonald, Ireland
Died 950 B.C. in Ireland

In his time the coast was infested with pirates; and there occurred a dreadful plague (Apthach) which swept away most of the inhabitants.
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his son
97) King Simon Breac 95gg
44th High King of Ireland
Born circa 985 B.C. in Ireland
Died 903 B.C. in Ireland

He became monarch of Ireland around 909 B.C. and reigned for six years. Hisccause of death was murder by Duach Find
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his son
96) King Muireadhach I Balgrach 94gg
Born circa 930 B.C. in Ireland
Died 892 B.C. in Ireland
46th King of Ireland, 48th King of Ireland
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his son
95) King Fiachadh Tolgrach 93gg
55th King of Ireland
Born 895 B.C. in Ireland
Died 813 B.C. in Ireland

He became monarch around 806 B.C. and reigned for seven years. His son, Duach, helped him kill, Art, son of Lughaidh, to become king.
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his son
94) King Duach II Laghrach 92gg
59th King of Ireland
Born circa 835 B.C. in Ireland
Died 737 B.C in Killed By Lughdahl Laught, Son Of Oilioll Fionn, Ruled 9 Years

Duach killed the 58th High King of Ireland, Ahikam, and became monarch around 747 B.C. and reigned for ten years. Duach helped Airgeatmhar become king by killing Eochaidh, son of Olioll Find. Later Lughaidh Laighdhe helped Duach become king by killing Airgeatmhar. And then, Lughaidh Laighdhe killed Duach.
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his son
93) Prince Eochaid Buaidhaig 91gg
Born circa 755 B.C. in Ireland
Died 700 B.C. in Ireland. Buried at Crouching

Prince Eochaid was kept out of the Monarchy by his father's slayer. In his time the kingdom was twice visited with a plague.
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his son
92) King Ugaine Mor 90gg
66th High King of Ireland (ca. 633 B.C.)
Born circa 669 B.C. in Ireland
Died 593 B.C. in Ireland.

Ugaine was the husband of Caesair Cruthach, daughter of the King of France, and by her had twenty-two sons and three daughters. In order to prevent his children from encroaching on each other, he divided the Kingdom into twenty-five portions, allotting to each his or her distinct inheritance. He extracted oaths from the men of Ireland that they would never contend with his children or race for the sovereinty of Ireland. Ugaine reigned for forty years and was slain by Badhbhchadh, who failed to secure the fruits of his murder, the Irish Throne, as he was executed by order of Laeghaire Lorc, Ugaine's son.
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his son
91) King Cobhthach Caol Breagh 89gg
69th King of Ireland
Born circa 634 B.C. in Ireland
Died 541 B.C. in Ireland

It is said that to secure the throne, Cobhthach assassinated his brother, Laeghaire. After a long reign of thirty years, he was killed by his nephew, Maion.
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his son
90) King Meilge Molbhthach 88gg
"The Praiseworthy"
71st High King of Ireland
Born circa 600 B.C. in Ireland
Died 522 B.C. in Ireland
Husband of Melghe Molbthac Balbh of Alba

Meilge Molbhthach took power after killing his predecessor, and his father's killer, Labraid Loingsech. He ruled for several years before he was killed by Mug Corb, grandson of Rechtaid Rígderg.
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his son
89) King Irero Gleo Fathach 87gg
74th High King of Ireland
Born circa 560 B.C. in Ireland
Died 474 B.C.

King Irero Gleo Fáthach slew Aenghus Ollamh, around 480 B.C. to become king and reigned for seven years. He was a king of great justice and wisdom, very well learned and possessed of many accomplishments. He was slain by Fear-Chorb, son of Modh-Chorb.
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his son
88) King Condla Caem 86gg
76th High King of Ireland
Born circa 529 B.C. in Ireland
Died 443 B.C. in Leinster, Dublin, Ireland
Husband of Sabhdh ingen Logha

Connla killed Fearcorb around 463 B.C. to become king and reigned for four years. He
died a natural death.
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his son
87) King Ailill Cas-Fiacalaig 85gg
Known As "Olioll"
77th High King of Ireland
Born circa 460 B.C. in Ireland
Died 418 B.C. in Ireland

He reigned for twenty-five years. His cause of death was slaying by Adamair, son of Fearcorb.
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his son
86) King Eochaid Ailtleathan 84gg
79th High King of Ireland
Born 425 B.C. in Ireland
Died 395 B.C. in Ireland

Eochaidh slew Adamair around 412 B.C. to become king and reigned for eleven years. His cause of death was slaying by Fearghus Fortamhail.
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his son
85) King Aengus Tuirbheach 83gg
81st High King of Ireland
Born circa 424 B.C. in Ireland
Died 384 B.C. in Ireland
Husband of Magach ingen Fergusa

He was called Aenghus Tuirmheach because the nobility of the race of Eremon are traced to him. Aenghus slew Fearghus Fortamhail to become the monarch around 384 B.C. and reigned for thirty years.
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his son
84) King Fiacha Aighneach 82gg
80th High King of Ireland
Born circa 400 B.C. in Ireland
Died in Scotland
Husband of Eithne of Scotland mac Ailella

Thought to be cursed, Fiacha Aighneach was allegedly cast into the sea, found by fishermen and taken to Scotland.
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his son
83) King Feadach Fearadhach 81gg
Born circa 74 B.C.
Birthplace: Ireland
Died in 10 B.C. in Ireland
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his son
82) King Fergus 80gg
Born circa 360 B.C. in Ireland
Died 325 B.C. in the North Sea

Fergus mac Feradaig Ui Eremoin, Righ Caledonii Legendary King of Scotland, who brought Scots out of Ireland in 330 B.C. He was sent for by the Scythians and Caledonians to assist them in defense from the Britons, which were led by Coilus. Fergus and the Scythians won the battle, which gave Fergus sovereignty of the Scots and Picts, but he was recalled to Ireland and drowned at Carrickfergus on his return.
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his son
81) King Maine Mor 79gg
Born circa 330 B.C. in Ireland
Died 271 B.C. in Ireland

Maine Mor mac Fergusa Ui Eremoin, Righ Caledonii was the son of King Fergus, who died when Maine Mor was too young to succeed him. Instead, his uncle, Ferithar, succeeded. Maine Mor eventually succeeded Ferithar after he was murdered in his sleep. Maine Mor was a pious king and reigned for 29 years. He was succeeded by his son, Dornaidel.
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his son
80) King Airndil Dornaidel Nimrod 78gg
"Airndil Dornaidel Nimrod mac Maine Ui Eremoin, Righ Caledonii"
Born circa 295 B.C. in Ireland
Died 245 B.C. in Ireland
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his son
79) King Rothrer 77gg
Born circa 260 B.C. in Ireland
Died 187 B.C. in Ireland

Rothrer mac Airndil Ui Eremoin was the son of King Dornaidel, who was succeeded by Dornaidel's brother, Nothat. Rothrer killed Nothat in battle and succeeded him. He reigned for 26 years.
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his son
78) King Trer 76gg
"Trer mac Rotherer Ui Eremoin"
Born circa 195 B.C. in Ireland
Died in 78 B.C. in Ireland
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his son
77) King Roshin 75gg
Roshin mac Trer Ui Eremoin
Born circa 4 A.D. in Ireland
Died 100 A.D. in Ireland
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his son
76) King Suin of Dal Riata 74gg
Suin Mac Rosin (Ui Eremoin)
King of Dál Riata
Born circa 67 in Ireland
Died 117 in Ireland
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his son
75) King Dedad Deagha 73gg
"Dedad Deagha mac Suin Ui Eremoin"
Born circa 100 in Ireland
Died 153 in Ireland
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his son
74) King Ivar Mór Ottangus 72gg
Ivar Mór Ottangus mac Deadha Ui Eremoin, King of Munster
Born circa 120 in Ireland
Husband of Sinusa
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his son
73) King Ailill 71gg
"Ailill Anglonnach Aulomm Ri Mumhan Nuadat Ui Eremoin MacIar"
Born and died in Ireland
Spouse: Medb (Maeve)
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his son
72) King Eoghan Ottaongus 70gg
"Eogan Eoghan Ottaongus MacAilella"
Born and died in Ireland
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his son
71) King Eterscél Mór 69gg
Eterscél Mór mac Eoghan, Rí na h'Éireann
95th King of Ireland
Born and died in Ireland
Murdered by Nuadha Neacht
Husband of Mess Búachalla ingen Echach Ui Eremoin
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his son
70) King Conaire I Mor 68gg
97th King of Ireland
Born 111 B.C. in Ireland
Died 39 B.C. in Bruighean Da Dhearg,Ireland
Husband of Eropeia ingen Cormac

Conaire slew Nuadha Neacht to become King and was known as the "Peace King."

The Annals of the Four Masters says: "It was in the reign of Conaire that the sea annually cast its produce ashore at Inbhear Colptha. Great abundance of nuts were annually found upon the Boinn Boyne and the Buais. The cattle were without keepers in his reign on account of the greatness of the peace and concord. His reign was not thunder producing or stormy, for the wind did not take a hair off the cattle from the middle of Autumn to the middle of Spring. Little but the trees bent from the greatness of their fruit during his time."
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his son
69) King Cairpre Finn Mor 67gg
Cairpre Finn Mor ui Eremoin mac Conaire
Born in the year 60 in Ireland
Died in the year 71 in Ireland
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his son
68) King Coipre Galgacus II 66gg
"Coipre Galgacus mac Coipre, II, Righ Caledonii"
Born circa 55 in Caledonia
Died 103 in Caledonia
Husband of Corbred Picts
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his son
67) King Lughaid Allathach 65gg
Lughaid Allathach mac Cairpre, Righ Caledonii
Born circa 78 at Caledonia
Died 109 at Caledonia
He was put to death by his subjects for lewdness and tyranny
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his son
66) King Mogh Lamha 64gg
"Mogh Lamha mac Lugdach"
Born 110 in Ireland
Died 362 in Ireland
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his son
65) King Conaire II Caem 63gg
Born circa 125 in Ireland
Died 165 in Ireland
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The Dal Riata, the people from which the Scottish kings are descended, were originally settled on the north east coast of Ireland. Perhaps as early as the third century, and no later than the fifth century, they began to settle on the west coast of what is now Scotland. It is in the late fifth century that the names in the genealogy begin to take on some historical credibility. In any case, the ruling dynasty of the Dal Riata had established itself in the area corresponding to modern Argyll by the late fifth century.
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his son
64) King Eochaid Cairbre Riata 62gg
Born circa 148 in Munster, Ireland
Died 186
Husband of Morgan Finn NicFideach Ohailill

It is from Eochaid Cairbre Riata mac Conaire that the kingdom of Dal Riata got its name.
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his son
63) King Fiachra Cathmail 61gg
"Fiachra Cathmail mac Echach"
Born circa 175 at Dalriada, Ireland
Died 252 at Dalriada, Ireland
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his son
62) King Eochaid Antoit 60gg
"Eochaid Antoit mac Fiachrach"
Born circa 203
Died 272 in Munster, Ireland
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his son
61) King Achir Cirre 59gg
"Achir Cirre MacEchach"
Born circa 231 at Dalriada , Ireland
Died 294
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his son
60) King Finn Fiacc 58gg
"Finn Fiacc mac Achir"
Born circa 249 at Dalriada , Ireland
Died 303 in Scotland
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his son
59) King Cruithluithe 57gg
"Cruitlinde mac Finn"
Born circa 260 at Dalriada , Ireland
Died 317
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his son
58) King Senchormac 56gg
Born circa 275 at Dalriada, Ireland
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his son
57) King Fedelmid Ruamnach 55gg
Born circa 300 at Dalriada, Ireland
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his son
56) King Áengus Buaidnech 54gg
Born circa 320 at Dalriada, Ireland
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his son
55) Fedelmid Aislingich Fedlimid Aisling 53gg
Born circa 340 Dalriada
Died 405
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his son
54) King Áengus Fert 52gg
"Áengus Fert mac Feideilmid"
Born circa 360 in Ireland
Died 439 in Scotland
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his son
53) King Muinremuir 51gg
"Eochaid Muinremuir mac Oengus"
Born circa 380 in Down Patrick, Ireland
Died 439 in Ireland
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his son
52) King Erc 50gg
Erc mac Echach
Born circa 400 in Ulster, Ireland
Died 474 in Ulster, Ireland
Husband of Marca ingen Eochaid; Mist ingen Muiredaig and Queen of Dalriada

Dal Riata was a kingdom of Irish origin which included parts of western Scotland and northeastern Ulster in Ireland, across the North Channel. In the late 6th and early 7th centuries, it encompassed roughly what is now Argyll and Lochaber in Scotland and also County Antrim in Ulster. To its east and north was Pictland. Most kings of Dál Riata, along with later rulers of Alba and of Scotland, traced their descent from Fergus Mór mac Eirc.
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his son
51) King Fergus Mór 49gg
"Fergus Mór mac Earc"
Born June 29, 430 in Ireland
Died October 12, 501 in Scotland
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his son
50) King Domangart Reti 48gg
"Domangart Reti mac Fergus"
Born circa 465 at Dalriada, Scotland
Died 507 in Scotland
Husband of Feldelm Foltchain ingen Briuin
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his son
49) King Gabhran 47gg
"Gabhran mac Domangart"
Born 500 at Dalriada, Scotland
Died 559 in Argyllshire, Scotland
Husband of Lleian Ingenach verch Brychan

Gabhran was king in modern Ireland and Scotland, from about 538 until 558.
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his son
48) King Aedan 46gg
"Aedan mac Gabrain"
Born 532 in Scotland
Died April 17, 608 in Dunolly Castle
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his son
47) King Eochaid Buide 45gg
"Eochaid Buide mac Aidan"
Born 565 in Scotland
Died 630 in Scotland
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his son
46) King Domnall Brecc 44gg
"Donald "the Speckled" mac Eochaid"
Born 600 at Dalraida, Scotland
Died 673 in Scotland

He became King about 629. He was killed at the battle of Strathcarron.
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his son
45) King Domangart 43gg
"Domangart mac Domnall"
Born circa 630 at Dalraida, Argyll, Scotland
Died 673 in Scotland

Ruled between 660 and 673
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his son
44) King Eochaid Findon II 42gg
"Crooked Nose"
Born between 608 and 668
Died 697
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his son
43) King Eochaid Angbaid MacEchach, III 41gg
Born 673 in Scotland
Died 733 in Scotland
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his son
42) King Aed MacEchach 40gg
"The White"
Born 714 in Scotland
Died 778 in Scotland
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his son
41) King Eochaid mac Aeda Find 39gg
"The Poisonous"
Born circa 748 in Argyll, Scotland
Died 781 in Argyll, Scotland
Husband of Fergussa Unuistice
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his son
40) King Alpín 38gg
"Alpín mac Echdach"
Born 778 at Dunolly Castle, Dalriada, Scotland
Died July 20, 834 in Galloway, Scotland, Killed during a battle with the Picts
Husband of Unuisticc, Princess of the Picts
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his son
39) King Kenneth I 37gg
"Cináed mac Ailpín"
Born circa 810 at Iona, Argyllshire, Scotland
Died February 13, 859 in Perthshire
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his son
38) King Constantine I 36gg
Constantine I of Alba, King of Scots & Picts
Born 836
Died 877
Husband of Princess Sabhdh of Alba
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his son
37) King Donald II 35gg
Domnall mac Causantín
Born circa 862 at Morayshire, Scotland
Died 900 in Kincardineshire, England
Killed in battle by the Danes at Dunnotter
Place of Burial:Argyllshire, Scotland
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his son
36) King Malcom I 34gg
Máel Coluim I mac Domnaill
Born circa 900 at Kincardine, Scotland
Died 954 in Fetteresson
Husband of Bethoc of Leinster

Malcom was king of Scots (before 943 – 954), becoming king when his cousin Causantín mac Áeda abdicated to become a monk.
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his son
35) King Dub 33gg
Dubh "the Vehement' mac Máel Coluim
aka "Duff"
Born 935 in Scotland
Died 966 in Forres, Morayshire, Scotland

King Dub ruled Scotland from 962 to 966 He followed Indulphus.
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his son
34) King Kenneth III 32gg
"Cinaed III 'An Donn' mac Dubh"
Born 962 in Scotland
Died March 25, 1005 in Perthshire, Scotland

Kenneth III was King of Scots from 997 to 1005. He died in battle.
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his son
33) King Malcom II 31gg
"Máel Coluim "The Destroyer" mac Cináeda"
Born 954 at Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland
Died November 25, 1034 in Angus, Scotland
Husband of Hvarflad of Orkney

Malcom II was king between 1005 and 1034
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his son
32) King Duncan I 30gg
"Donnchad mac Crínáin"
He was also the historical basis of "King Duncan" in Shakespeare's play Macbeth."
Born August 15, 1001 at Perthshire
Died August 14, 1040 in Elgin, Scotland
Cause of death: Contest in battle for the throne of Bothganowan, near Elgin
Husband of Suthen Sibylla of Northumbria

He succeeded his maternal grandfather in 1034.
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his son
31) King Malcom III 29gg
"Mael Coluim III 'Canmore' mac Donnchada"
Also Known As: (Longneck or Bighead)"
Born March 26, 1031 at Perthshire, Scotland
Died November 13, 1093 in Northumberland England
Place of Burial: Dunfermline Abbey.
Husband of Saint Margaret, Queen of Scots

Malcom III succeeded as king in 1058 and ruled until his death in 1093.
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his daughter
30) Matilda of Scotland 28gg
"Eadgyth"
aka "Edith of Scotland" and "Maud"
Born 1080 at Dunfermline, Fifeshire, Scotland
Died May 1, 1118 at Palace of Westminster
Buried at the Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster Abbey

Matilda was Queen of England as the first wife of King Henry I. She adopted the name Matilda on her marriage. She was crowned on Nov. 11, 1100. Matilda was a known patron of the arts. Her court was filled with musicians and poets. She was renowned for her devotion to religion and the poor. She would attend church barefoot at Lent, and would wash the feet and kissing the hands of the sick. She exhibited a particular interest in leprosy, founding at least two leper hospitals. After her death, she was remembered as "Matilda the Good Queen" and "Matilda of Blessed Memory." Matilda is thought to be the identity of the "Fair Lady" mentioned at the end of each verse in the nursery rhyme London Bridge Is Falling Down.
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her daughter
29) Matilda of England 27gg
'Empress'
Born circa 1102 at Winchester, England
Died Sept. 10, 1167 at Abbey of the Notre Dame, Rouen, Caux, France.
Daughter of Henry I and Matilda of Scotland

Matilda married Heinrich V, Holy Roman Emperor, on 7 January 1114. She married Geoffrey V Plantagenet on 22 May 1128. She was given the name of Edith at birth. As a result of her marriage, Matilda 'the Empress' of England was styled as Empress Matilda. She was nominated by her father as his successor. However, on the death of Henry I, the council considering a woman unfit to rule offered the throne to Stephen. Matilda invaded England and fought to take the rule from Stephen. She won much of the west, and after Stephen's capture in April 1141 a clerical council proclaimed Matilda 'Lady of the English'. She entered London but made cash demands that provoked Londoners to expel her before a coronation. Although Matilda failed to secure the English throne, she laid a basis for successful claims by descendants of her second husband, Geoffrey of Anjou.
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her son
28) King Henry II 26gg
aka Henry Curtmantle
Born March 5, 1133 in Le Mans, France
Died July 6, 1189 at Chinon Castle, France
Husband of Eleanor of Aquitaine (formerly married to Louis VII of France)

Henry reigned as King of England from December 19, 1154 to July 6, 1189. He also ruled as Count of Anjou, Count of Maine, Duke of Normandy (age 17), Duke of Aquitaine, Count of Nantes and Lord of Ireland. At various times, he also controlled Wales, Scotland and Brittany. Henry's children feuded with him over the future inheritance of the empire. Young Henry, Richard and Geoffrey rebelled, along with their mother, Eleanor. France, Scotland, Flanders and Boulogne allied themselves with the rebels. The Great Revolt was defeated. A second revolt in 1183 resulted in Young Henry's death. The Norman invasion of Ireland provided lands for his youngest son, John, but Henry struggled to find ways to satisfy all his sons' desires for land and immediate power. A final rebellion by Philip and Richard in 1189 brought defeat to Henry. Suffering from a bleeding ulcer, he retreated to Chinon in Anjou, where he died.
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his son
27) King John 25gg
"John Plantagenet"
Born December 24, 1166 at Beaumont Palace, Oxford, England
Died October 18, 1216 in Nottinghamshire, England
Place of Burial: Worcestershire, England
Husband of Isabella of Gloucester and Isabelle d'Angoulême, Queen Consort of England
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his son
26) King Henry III 24gg
"Henry III Plantagenet"
aka "Henry of Winchester"
Born October 1, 1207 at Winchester Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, England
Died November 16, 1272 in Westminster Palace, Westminster, London, England
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Husband of Eleanor of Provence, Queen Consort of England
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his son
25) King Edward I 23gg
"Edward of Westminster"
aka "King Longshanks"
Born June 17, 1239 at Westminster Palace
Died July 7, 1307 in Cumberland, England
Husband of Marguerite of France, Queen of England and Eleanor of Castile, Queen consort of England
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his son
24) King Edward II 22gg
"Edward of Caernarvon"
Born April 25, 1284 at Caernarvon Castle
Died September 21, 1327 at Berkeley Castle
Cause of death: Assassinated
Husband of Margaret and Isabella of France, Queen consort of England

Edward II was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed by his wife Isabella in January 1327. He was the sixth Plantagenet king, in a line that began with the reign of Henry II. Between the strong reigns of his father, Edward I, and son, Edward III, the reign of Edward II was considered by some to be disastrous for England, marked by alleged incompetence, political squabbling and military defeats. Still, Edward II is remembered for his probable death in Berkeley Castle, allegedly by murder, and for being the first monarch to establish colleges at Oxford and Cambridge: Oriel College at Oxford and King's Hall, a predecessor of Trinity College, at Cambridge."
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his son
23) King Edward III 21gg
"Edward III Plantagenet"
Born November 13, 1312 at Windsor Castle
Died June 21, 1377 in Surrey, England
Cause of death: stroke
Place of Burial:Westminster Abbey
Husband of Philippa of Hainault, Queen consort of England

Edward III was King of England from 1327 until his death. He is noted for his military success and for restoring royal authority after the disastrous reign of his father, Edward II. Edward III transformed the Kingdom of England into one of the most formidable military powers in Europe. His reign also saw vital developments in legislation and government, in particular the evolution of the English parliament. He is one of only five British monarchs to have ruled England or its successor kingdoms for more than fifty years.
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his son
22) Edmund of Langley 20gg
"1st Duke of York, 1st Earl of Cambridge"
Born June 5, 1341 at Hertfordshire, England
Died Aug. 1, 1402 in Hertfordshire, England
Place of Burial: Church of the Dominicans
Husband of Isabella of Castile, Duchess consort of York and Joan Holland

"Edmund of Langley was a younger son of King Edward III of England and Philippa of Hainault, the fourth of the five sons who lived to adulthood, of this Royal couple. Like so many medieval princes, Edmund gained his identifying nickname from his birthplace of Langley, now Kings Langley in Hertfordshire. He was the founder of the House of York, but it was through the marriage of his younger son, Richard, that the Yorkist faction in the Wars of the Roses made its claim on the throne (the other party in the Wars of the Roses, the Lancasters, being the male descendants of his elder brother, John of Gaunt)."
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his daughter
21) Constance of York 19gg
"Countess of Gloucester"
aka "Constance Plantagenet"
Born 1374 at Cornisburgh Castle, Yorkshire, England
Died November 28, 1416 in Reading Abbey, Berkshire, England
Place of Burial: High Altar of Reading Abbey
Wife of Thomas le Despenser, 1st Earl of Gloucester

Constance of York was the only daughter of Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York and his wife Isabella of Castile, daughter of King Peter of Castile and his favourite mistress, Maria de Padilla."
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her daughter
20) Isabella de Beauchamp 18gg
Countess Winchester
Born May 30, 1256 at Worcestershire England
Died May 30, 1306 in Worcestershire, England
Place of Burial: St Mary the Virgin Church
Wife of Hugh Le Newcomen; Patrick de Chaworth, Lord of Kidwelly and Sir Hugh le Despenser, 1st & Last Earl of Winchester
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her daughter
19) Elizabeth Beauchamp Neville 17gg
" Lady of Abergavenny"
Born Sept. 16, 1415 in Worcestershire, England
Died June 18, 1448 at Warwickshire, England
Wife of Sir Edward Neville
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her son
18) Richard Neville 16gg
"2nd Lord Latimer"
Born circa 1436 at Raby, Durham, England
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his daughter
17) Dorothy Neville Dawney 15gg
Born March 29, 1496 at Sinnington, York, North Yorkshire, England
Died October 23, 1532 in Goole, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Wife of John Dawney
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her daughter
16) Anne Dawney Conyers 14gg
Born between 1352 aqnd 1412 at Snaith West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Died in England
Wife of Humphrey Conyers
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her son
15) Sir John Conyers 13gg
Born circa 1415 at Hornby Castle, Yorks, Hampton, England
Died February 20, 1490 in Oxon, Oxfordshire, England
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his daughter
14) Eleanor Conyers Strothers 12gg
Born 1570 in Sockburn, Northumberland, England
Died 1611 in Fowberry, Northumberland, England
Wife of Sir Ephraim Widdrington and Sir Lancelot 1st Strother, Knight of Kirknewton
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her son
13) William Strother I 11gg
William Strother Sr. of Northumberland
Born circa 1597 at Kirknewton, Northumberland, England
Died 1667 in England
Husband of Elizabeth Strother
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his son
12) William Strother II 10gg
Born circa 1630 at Northumberland, England
Died November 4, 1702 in Richmond Co., Va
Husband of Dorothy Strother
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his son
11) Capt. William B Strother III 9gg
High Sheriff of King George County
Born 1674 at Old Rappahannock Co, VA
Died July 26, 1726 in King George Co, VA
Husband of Margaret Strother
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his son
10) William Strother, IV 8gg
Born 1696 at King George, VA
Died April 6, 1732 at Fredericksburg, VA
Husband of Susanna Dabney and Margaret Strother
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his daughter
9) Elizabeth Strother Frogge 7gg
Born 1721 at Prince William, Virginia
Died 1752 at Culpepper, Virginia,
Wife of Sheriff John Frogge
Married 1738 in Virginia

Two of Elizabeth Strother Frogge's sisters were Agatha Madison and Alice Tyler. Agatha was married to John Madison, the uncle of President James Madison and Alice was the grandmother of President John Tyler. Elizabeth's first cousin, Sarah Dabney Strother Taylor was the mother of President Zachary Taylor.
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her son
8) William Frogge, Sr. 6gg
Born circa 1747 in Augusta, Va
Died September 8, 1804 in Fentress Co., TN
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his son
7) Arthur Robinson Frogge, Sr. 5gg
Born April 13, 1776 in Greenbrier Co., VA
Died May 13, 1855 in Fentress Co., TN
Place of Burial: Wolf River Cemetery
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his son
6) Mckendrick Mack Frogge 4gg
Born 1810 at Cumberland Co., KY
Died 1850 in Clinton Co., KY
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his daughter
5) Nancy H. Frogge Koger 3gg
Born November 19, 1834
Died July 23, 1891 in Clinton County KY
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery
Wife of Elijah Koger (1830-1862)

On Sunday, June 1, 1862, Elijah Koger was murdered by Civil War guerilla, Champ Ferguson, because he had successfully helped arrange a peace agreement, known as the Monroe Compromise, that would have stopped the senseless acts of violence in Clinton, Fentress and Overton counties. On October 20, 1865, Ferguson was hanged for the crimes he had committed during the civil war, including the murder of Elijah Koger. Nancy Koger was one of those who testified at his trial. Elikah Koger is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in Clinton County, KY.
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her son
4) Thomas Mack Koger 2gg
Born May 10, 1855 at Clinton Co., KY
Died July 4, 1915 at Clinton Co. KY
Buried at Oak Grove Cemetery
Husband of Fanny Dishman
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his daughter
3) Nannie Koger Boles 1gg
Born Feb. 13, 1890 at Clinton Co. KY
Died Dec. 31, 1970 at Clinton Co. KY
Buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery
Wife of Hige Boles (1882-1975)
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her son
2) Elmer Boles g
Born Dec. 26, 1918 at Clinton County KY
Died June 16, 2002 at Wayne County KY
Buried at Memorial Hill Cemetery
Married Vada Frost, daughter of U.S. "Grant" Frost and Hettie Huffaker, about 1939, at Wayne Co., KY.
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his daughter
1) Glenda Boles Speck
Born Feb. 4, 1939 at Wayne Co. KY
Wife of Darrell Speck (1938-2003)
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me) Randy Speck
Born Nov. 5, 1959

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