Ulster / USA Links

Ulster/USA links

There are numerous Ulster links, frequently of Scotch/Irish descent, to the United States of America. Here are just a few:

http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Andrew-Jackson-Cottage-and-US-Rangers-Centre-Carrickfergus-P2801 Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers Centre Andrew Jackson (1767- 1845) 7th President of the United States of America whose parents emigrated from here in 1765. US Rangers formed here 1942.
http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Grant-Ancestral-House-Dungannon-P2938 Ancestral home of Ulysses S Grant John Simpson was born here in 1738. He was the great-grandfather of Ulysses Simpson Grant, the 18th US President, 1869-1877
http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Arthur-Ancestral-Home-Ballymena-P2802 Ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur Restored 18th-century farmhouse with open flax-straw thatched roof. Ancestral home of Chester Alan Arthur, 21st US President 1881-85. Arthur's father emigrated from Dreen 1816-17
http://www.ulstervirginia.com/stonewalljackson.asp General Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, and probably the most well-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee Stonewall Jackson, great-grandson of John Jackson (1715 or 1719 – 1801). There is dispute as to whether John Jackson was from Coleraine or the Birches-Tartaraghan area of Co Armagh close to the shores of Lough Neagh. A plaque unveiled on 22 July 1968 in Ballinary (a section of the Birches) by a United States Consul General in Northern Ireland states that this was the reputed birthplace of John Jackson, great grandfather of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863).