Dana Caruthers Norton, descendant of Mary Ewing Caruthers Findley, has contributed her copy of the application made by Thomas Ewing to the NY Sons of the American Revolution, claiming to be a descendant of Lt. George Ewing, who participated in the Revolutionary War.
The application is reproduced here for your interest. Note: Clicking on images may give you a better copy.
Larry on Parade!
From our cousin Larry Ewing:
As the volunteer Captain of the Clan Ewing tent I feel honored to have served and below is a summary of our presents at the 150th Scottish Gathering and Games in Pleasanton California September 5-6, 2015.
I arrived early Saturday morning at Pleasanton with my son Jeff and brother Tom. It was still dark but we found our space 201 and set up in time for the public admission at 8 am. The weather was very nice, clear and sunny in the mid 80's Saturday and plus 5 degrees on Sunday. We had a nice location on the lawn as most did but the traffic from the entrance seem to run behind us. This may explain why we had most visitors in the afternoon on their way out.
At 10:30 on both days there was a march of tartans to the center stage where we were introduced by clan as we arrived. I marched Saturday and son Jeffery dressed up and marched Sunday. There was also a meeting of the chiefs mid-Sunday and again with Ewing tartan banner I met a half a dozen important leaders. (sorry I did not remember who they were but let's call them the Brass!)
Jeff Ewing, Terry Ewing, Linda Ewing, Mary Ewing, Beverly and Roger Settlemire
Visitors at our booth were;
- Gail and Ted Fairfield from Pleasanton California. (current members I believe)
- Roger Settlemire and his friend Beverly from Northern California.
- Richard and Rebecca McBride.
- Jessica Ewing and her sister from Southern California. She is first-generation Scot in America.
- Heather Cooper, her daughter married a Ewing.
- David Ewing McCullough, mother is a Ewing. He is from Redmond Oregon and Walnut Creek, California part time.
- Tom McDermott and wife. He is in the DNA project and knows Thor Ewing from Facebook.
- John McEuen, a young man looking for his connection and link to the Ewing's.
- Samuel Postum, Ewing family from Ohio in the 1800s.
- Carolyn Jackson Mc Culla. Indian John decendant.
- Kerry and Mary Ewing, past EFA members that introduced me to Clan Ewing in America back many years ago.
- Marilyn Edwards Ewing, a descendent of Indian John, from Bend, Oregon. She also happens to be my sister.
And a special thanks to Tom Ewing brother, Jeffrey Ewing, son, Linda Ewing, wife, all Clan Ewing tent helpers.
Some visitors just grabbed a few flyers and said they knew a Ewing at work or other distant connections.
We gave out
- Ewing Family Association and Clan Ewing marketing trifold with membership directions.
- Ewing and EFA folders explaining clan history, Ewing Family Association history and a price list for the tartan items.
- We also gave out two copies of the EFA Journal.
- My personal Ewings in America information in 2 charts and the Pioneer James trifold.
- We had more that a dozen Tam o' Shanters, 5 ties and 4 ladies sashes to sell. We had these displayed on our front table and had lots of complements on the tartan design but no sales.
- We had a Ewing Clan stamp that Beth Toscos sent that was well used through out the day as young children with a goal to collect had us apply.
Conclusion; These Scottish gatherings have an emphasis on Scotland heritage for those tracing descendants from there.
We at EFA are focused on our Ewings in America and looking for a cousins here. That seems to be the major difference between EFA and our new Clan connection. [Webmaster's note: The relationship between EFA and Clan Ewing is an issue we continue to work on. Steve gives one point of view, but there may be others!]
With Thor's help we can be more informative back to our beginning with Ewen of Otter in the 1300s and merge our family history with more accuracy.
Our reconstituted Clan Ewing was well represented at the Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Games in Huntersville, NC. Pictured here are Steven C. Ewing (L) and Dr. Joseph Morrow, Lord Lyon, King of Arms (R) in front of the Clan booth. Clan Commander Thor Ewing is in the background.
The first official event for Clan Ewing will take place at the COSCA (Council of Scottish Clans & Associations) Caucus/Rural Hill Scottish Festival and Loch Norman Highland Games which will be held April 17-19 near Huntersville, North Carolina.
The Caucus begins on Friday, April 17, and incorporates a number of speakers, including Clan Ewing Commander Thor Ewing and the Lord Lyon King of Arms, Dr. Joseph Morrow.
The first ever Clan Ewing tent will be among the many Scottish clan tents at the Loch Norman Highland Games which commence on Saturday, April 18.
All Ewing kinfolk are encouraged to attend. Events and lodging information (including camping options) are outlined at www.lochnorman.com.
For information on COSCA caucus events, visit www.cosca.scot
This inaugural event will set the tone for Clan Ewing’s participation in future Scottish Festivals and Highland Games across the United States, Canada and the U.K.
The Clan Ewing Standing Committee, in conjunction with Thor Ewing, will establish guidelines and expectations for Clan Ewing tents at all future events. More about this in the EFA May Journal.
The EFA is proud to announce its very first Newsletter! This informative letter will highlight current news and events related to the Ewing Family Association and Clan Ewing. It is to be mailed to our Ewing Family Journal subscribers, but it is also available here on the EFA website.
Just pop over to EFA Newsletter.
Some of the attendees at the EFA Fort Wayne IN Gathering, Sept., 2014. This was at conclusion of the Gathering, at the Ewing Monument, Lindenwood Cemetery.
Read the special pre-Gathering issue of the Ewing Family Journal (pdf). A subscription to the quarterly Journal is one of the key benefits to membership in the Ewing Family Association. See our Membership page for details!