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Nisbet narrations. Nisbet, Newton Alexander. Charlotte, N.C., Printed by Crayton Print. Co., 1961. Nisbet Narrations is now online and can be read--- It is accurate in parts and fatally wrong in other parts. (But a splendid work - if you take care with the so-called facts presented within it



Chapter I The Name
Chapter II Historical Background
Chapter III The Family Grows
 : (A.) The House
 : (B.) The Tartan
Chapter IV Scottish Branches and Coat-of-Arms
Chapter V Murdoch Nisbet of Greenholm
Chapter VI James Nisbet (1625-1684) and Brother John Nisbet (1627-1685)
Chapter VII Scottish-Americans
Chapter VIII Collateral Families, Biographies & Church Histories

Colonel John Washington. Robert and John Brevard. Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence Records. Robert Polk. Napoleon. Marshal Michel Ney. Peter Stewart Ney. Francis Young. Hugh McWhorter. Colonel Alexander Osborne. Charles Anthony. Sir Francis Clark. James Hall. Daniel Boone. Andrew Jackson. Thomas Pickens an d Andrew Davis. Andrew Davis. James Douglass, Senior. Michael Ivy and Ezra, Matthew Phifer. Phifers. Matthew Phifer. Ezra Phifer. James Huey. John Simonton. James Boyce (Boyes). John Hood. Hugh Coffey. Captain William Fee. William Nelson. Mcateers. Rodgers. Rodgers Arms. James Rodgers. James Montgomery. Guillaume Leconte. John Stillwell.

 :Church Histories

Thyatira Presbyterian Church, Nc. Coddle Creek, Associate Reform Presbyterian Church, Nc. First A.R.P. Church, Charlotte, Nc. Sardis A. R. P. Church, Nc. Old Waxhaw Presbyterian Church, Sc. Shiloh, A.R.P. Church Lancaster Co., Sc. Tirzah Church, Lancaster Co., Sc. Hopewell A.R.P. Church, Tn Head Springs A.R.P. Church, Tn Zion Presbyterian Church, Tn Troy A.R.P. Church, Tn Salem A.R.P. Church, Tn Unity A.R.P. Church Lancaster Co., Sc. Grapevine Christian Church, Hopkins Co., Ky

Chapter IX John Nisbet (American Ancestor) Family
Chapter X. Alexander Nisbet 1731-1773 Family
Chapter XI Martha Nisbet (1752-1805) Family
Chapter XII William Nisbet (1753-1831) Family
Chapter XIII Margaret Nisbet (1756-1843) Family
Chapter XIV John Nisbet (1759-1829) Family
Chapter XV Alexander Nisbet Jr. (1762-1841) Family
Chapter XVI James Nisbet (1765-1845) Family
Chapter XVII Benjamin Nisbet (1768-?) Family
Chapter XVIII Joseph Nisbet (1770-1825) Family
Chapter XIX Isabella Nisbett (1773-1795)
Chapter XX James Nisbet (1733-1763)
Chapter XXI William Nisbet (1735-1799) Family
Chapter XXII David Nisbet (1736-1811) Family
Chapter XXIII John Nisbet (1737-1817) Family
Chapter XXIV John Nisbet's Son, James Nisbet (1768-1832) Family
Chapter XXV John Nisbet's Son, Alexander Nisbet (1778-1861)
Chapter XXVI John Nisbet's Son, John, Jr. (1781-1862)
Chapter XXVII John Nisbet's Son, Milus (1782-1814)
 :Daughter, Jane (?-?)
Chapter XXVIII John Nisbet's daughter, Nancy (?.),
 :Sarah (?)
 :Elizabeth (d 1833)
Chapter XXIX Thomas Nisbet (b 1740-d about 1791)
Chapter XXX Elizabeth Nisbet (b 1743-d ?)
Chapter XXXI John Nisbet, (1627-1685), other descendants in America
Chapter XXXII James Nisbet of Chester, S. C., James Nisbet of Newton Co., Ga.
Chapter XXXIII Nisbets of Dean, Dirleton, Craigentinnie
 :William Nisbet of Charleston, S. C.
 :Rev. Charles Nisbet of Dickinson College, Pa.
 :Douglas Nisbet of Cheraw, S. C.
 :Robert Nesbit of Charleston, S. C.
 :Sir Alexander Nisbett of Charleston, S. C.
 :Count Odet Philippe of Charleston, S. C.
Chapter XXXIV Nisbets of Scotland to America
Chapter XXXV Nesbit - Nesbitts of Ireland to America
Chapter XXXVI Some Families in Penn, the South and West.
Chapter XXXVII Published Books on Families
Chapter XXXVIII Conclusion

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All claims of being descended from Nisbets of Hardill are errors

Claims that Alexander Nisbet 1731-1773 (Chapter X.) was son of John Nisbet and Sarah Brevard is also an error. (proven by YDNA Alexander matches Ayrshire Nisbets and John matches a Irish Nesbitt)

CHAPTER V MURDOCH NISBET OF GREENHOLM has numerous errors, the result of speculation, family tales, and a wishful connection to famous Nisbets still keeps it alive.


Archibald Nisbet, *1689, †1764, married Elizabeth Hogg. Sons were David and James († Chester, SC 1793).
10. David Nisbet, *1742; †Feb. 24, 1790.
11. James Nisbet (son of David above), *1770, †1830 in Newton Co., GA.
From the branches above, there are many descendants, scattered all over the world. The descendants of the above James Nisbet who † 1793 in Chester, SC and the James Nisbet 1770-1830 are given in Chapter XXXII.


Archibald Nisbet, *1689, †1764, married Elizabeth Hogg. Sons were David and James
David Nisbet of Greenholm was a Surgeon NEICS born 18 Jan 1742 died 19 Aug 1826 England married 8 May 1773 England to Sophia Williams (link has many documents confirm this)
James (Nisbet) Nisbet of Greenholm died unmarried Oct 1780 in Jamaica (Will of his brother Robert confirms this)


Joseph (Josiah) Nisbett, Jr., mar. Mary - ?
Josiah.Nisbett and Mary lived in Waxhaw, Union County, N. C. They had one child, Albert Nesbit(1 D.) born in 1849. Josiah Nisbet left Waxhaw in 1849 for the "West" in search of gold and was killed in a mine when a bucket fell on him.

Albert Lafayette Nesbit, only child of Josiah (Joseph) Nisbet and Mary ?, b. in November, 1849 near Waxhaw, N. C. He left Union County when age 19 settled in Cabarrus County, N. C. near Concord. He was a miller by trade. Mar. Nancy Ladarkas Gray of Cabarrus County. They had seven children as, Fact His marriage certificate gives his fathers given name as Richard. NIsbet Narrations CHAPTER XVIII claimed the father was Josiah "Josiah Nisbet left Waxhaw in 1849 for the "West" in search of gold and was killed in a mine when a bucket fell on him. " This Josiah married someone else and did not die in 1849, so is not the father. Possibly--- The name Richard and DNA match Kirk would then make the father Richard Kirk. Possibly the Richard Kirk where it also has a story about gold in California. ( In 1849 John Kirk (age 37) and his brother went to California, sailing from New Orleans and rounded Cape Horn; the trip consumed three months. They remained in California with the original Argonauts for nine months. John returned to the states when his brother became sick. His brother died aboard the ship in 1851 when in sight of New Orleans. John brought his brother's body to Stop Landing for burial. It is thought this was his brother Richard - though no source can be found to confirm. His burial spot at Stop Landing is unmarked.)

There is also a version of this at https://museumofthewaxhaws.org/2017/06/18/where-is-this-waxhaw-road/

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