Drummond Family Reunion
As many of you already know, I would like to have a Drummond Family Reunion. A few months ago I sent out an e-mail and got a great response from many people who are also interested. If you fit in with our Drummonds please e-mail me so I can fill you in on the details of the reunion.
How about July or August?
Our Scotch-Irish forefather settled in the South 205 years ago. Our American roots began in South Carolina, moved through Georgia to Alabama for a short time and then eventually settled in Northwest Georgia. From there, we have branched out to Florida, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Michigan and many other states. I'd like to have the reunion in Rome, Georgia in Floyd County as there seems to be much history for us there. Moreover, the family seemed to be together there as Georgia was our foundation as an American family. As the family grew, we expanded and migrated to new places.
Anyone who is a descendant of Daniel is invited to participate. These are some of the surnames that share a common Drummond ancestor: This list is much larger now. Help me updated it please. At the bottom of the page are flags where our family has representation. In the case of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the UK, they are heritage flags for us at this point. Moreover, this representation is of OUR family, i.e. descendants of Daniel Drummond, not all Drummonds. If your state flag is not up there e-mail me to correct the problem.
The proper name "Northern Ireland" is on this site many times. Actually "Northern Ireland", as it exist today, is not from where our forefathers came. Here is a little history taken from An Introduction to Ireland
England conquered Ireland (North and South) in the late 1400's and early 1500's. After many years of opposition to English rule, an Act of Union in 1800 brought to whole of Ireland officially into the United Kingdom.
Although this Union was technically a negotiated Union, only about 10% of the Irish people could vote on this decision.
After World War I (1914-1918) civil unrest (specifically the Easter Uprising) resulted in the Irish Treaty of 1921 and thus created the current division of Ireland. The south half of Ireland became the Republic of Ireland and the northern six counties stayed with the UK and became known as Northern Ireland.