The Dysarts apparently originated in Scotland. There is an area in Scotland named Dysart. Sometime before 1700 the Dysarts migrated to Ireland. Then my branch of the Dysarts came to the US from Ireland sometime between 1727 when James Dysart, who was born in Londonderry, Ulster, Northern Ireland, and 1747 when he married Margaret Young Stewart, a 16 year old from Redford, TN. The marriage was at Cowan's Ford, Mecklenburg, NC. All five of their children were born in Tennessee or North Carolina. I would welcome any information you may have on the Dysart family and history.
The Dysarts, perhaps not all descended from the same forefather, are now spread out all over the United States. It's been fun connecting with distant cousins and finding our "roots."
Pages of Dysarts and Dysart Descendants
If you are a Dysart or a Dysart descendant and have a home page that should be referenced here, please send me e-mail and give me the URL.
Other Dysart Pages
Dysart Scottish Background and Clan
My brother, David Lawrence Dysart, did some research and discovered that the Dysarts originated in Scotland (which many of you already know). According to information he was able to discover, the Dysarts are members of the clan MacDuff. My brother (before his death in August of 1998) went every year to the Highland games at Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina. He had all the paraphernalia of the MacDuff clan, including the tam, the kilts, etc. The clan has many beautiful tartans. One of them is used as the background of this page.
The Clan MacDuff history is very interesting.
Message Boards and Lists & Genealogy Forums
Ancestry has a message board for the name Dysart. Click here to access it.
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