Links to sources used to research specific people, places and events contained each volume of the Descendants of Robert Muir follow. They are primarily database records, documents, maps, images and photographs and ephemera from my personal collection.

Sources for Volume I: Descendants of Robert Muir and his wife, Henrietta Brown, and their daughter Elizabeth (Muir) Cassels (c1829-1863) and her husband, Matthew Cassels

Sources for Volume II: Descendants of Martha Muir (1830-1876) and her husband, John Riddell

The following are sources of a more general nature that I used in my research about the family.


Anonymous. Biographical and Historical Record of Wayne and Appanoose Counties, Iowa, (Chicago:Inter-State Publishing Co., 1886)
Anonymous. History of Appanoose County, Iowa, (Chicago:Western Historical Co., 1878)
Anonymous. Past and Present of La Salle County, Illinois, (Chicago: E. F. Kett & Co., 1877)
Bardswell, Noel Dean. Work Centers for the Tuberculous: The Experience of the Spero Firewood Factory, (London:John Bale & Sons & Danielson, 1930)
Barr, William W. Glaswegiana, (Glasgow:Richard Drew Publishing, 1973)
Beattie, David J., Brethren: The Story of a Great Recovery, published on the Online Library of Brethren Writers, 2008
Bennett, Margaret. Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave, (Edinburgh:Birlinn Limited, 1992)
Bewsher, F. W., The History of the 51st (Highland) Division, (Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1921), pages 321-355
Blankenship, Bob. Cherokee Roots Volume 2: Western Cherokee Rolls, (Cherokee:Self-published, 1992)
Bolton, Wilma S. Black Faces and Tackety Boots: True Stories from the Coal Mines of Lanarkshire, (Blantyre: J.R. Reid Print & Media Group, 1988), 232 page
Campbell, Alan B. The Lanarkshire Miners: A Social History of Their Trade Unions, 1775-1874, (Edinburgh; John Donald Publishers, Ltd., 1979)
Cantrill, T. C., Coal Mining, (Cambridge, United Kingdom:Cambridge University Press, 1914)
Cochran-Patrick, R. W., editor. Early Records Relating to Mining in Scotland, (Edinburgh:David Douglas, 1878)
Committee for the Benefit of the Sons and Daughters of the Clergy. Statistical Account of Lanarkshire, (Edinburgh:William Blackwood and Sons, 1841)
Coote, William. History of the Colony of Queensland, (Brisbane: William Thorne, 1882)
Curzon, Julian (compiler and editor). The Great Cyclone at St. Louis and East St. Louis, May 27, 1896, (St. Louis, MO: Cyclone Publishing Co., 1896), pages 1-416
Dean, R. K. (editor). From the Other End of the World: Memories of Post-War Immigrants to New Zealand from Great Britain, (GWW Services
Douglass, Robert Sidney. History of Southeast Missouri, (Chicago:The Lewis Publishing Co., 1912)
Ford, Henry Jones. The Scotch-Irish in America, (Princeton:Princeton University Press, 1915)
Gauldie, Enid. Spinning and Weaving (Scotland's Past in Action), (Edinburgh: National Museums of Scotland, 1995)
Griffiths, Trevor and Morton, Graeme (editors). A History of Everyday Life in Scotland, 1800-1900, (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010)
Hull, Arthur M. (editor-in-chief) and Sydney A. Hale (associate editor). Coal Men of America: A Biographical and Historical Review of the World's Greatest Industry, (Chicago:The Retail Colman, Inc., 1918)
Irving, George Vere and Murray, Alexander. The Upper Ward of Lanarkshire, Described and Delineated, (Glasgow: Thomas Murray and Son, 1864.
Levitt, Ian (editor). Government and Social Conditions in Scotland 1845-1919, (Edinburgh:Blackwood, Pillans & Wilson for the Scottish History Society, 1988)
MacPherson, Angus. Handbook of Hamilton, Bothwell, Blantyre, and Uddingston, (Hamilton:Wm. Naismith, 1862)
McCrie, Thomas. The Story of the Scottish Church: From the Reformation to the Disruption, (London: Black & Son, 1875)
McDowall, William. History of Dumfries, (Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1867)
Morseth, Michele. Puyulek Pu'irtuq! The People of the Volcanoes, (Hong Kong: National Park Service, 1998), pages 1-207
Mort, Frederick. Lanarkshire, (Cambridge: University Press, 1915)
Murray, Norman. The Scottish Hand Loom Weavers, 1790-1850: A Social History, (Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, Ltd., 1978)
Naismith, William. Naismith's Hamilton Directory for 1878-1879, (Hamilton: W. Naismith, 1879)
Philalethes. Philantropos' Answer to the Question "What Must I Do to be Saved?," (Glasgow:David Robertson, 1840)
Pendleton, William Cecil. History of Tazewell County, Virginia and Southwest Virginia, (Richmond: W. C. Hill Printing Co., 1920)
Plat Book of Adair County, Missouri, (W. W. Hinson, 1930), held by the University of Missouri
Roy History Committee (editors and compilers). Homestead Shacks Over Buffalo Tracks: History of Northeastern Fergus County (Montana), (Bozeman, MT: Color World Printers, 1990), pages 1-533
Ryan, Frank, MD. The Forgotten Plague: How the Battle for Tuberculosis Was Won -- and Lost, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1992.
Savage, Lon. Thunder in the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War 1920-21, (Pittsburgh:University of Pittsburgh Press, 1990)
Schneider, Richard. Seattle Fire Department, (Charleston: SC, Arcadia Publishing, 2007), pages 1-161.
Simpson, Eve Blantyre. Folk Lore in Lowland Scotland, (London:J. M. Dent & Company, 1908)
Stevens, Walter B. St. Louis, The Fourth City, 1764-1909, (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1909)
Stevenson, Mary Legg. Coal Towns of West Virginia: A Pictorial Recollection, (Charleston, WV:The West Virginia Book Co., 1988)
Taylor, L. L. (editor). Past and Present of Appanoose County, Iowa, (Chicago:The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1913)
Thompson, R. R. The Fifty-Second (Lowland) Division 1914-1918, (Glasgow:MacLehose, Jackson & Company, 1923)
Topographical Dictionary for Scotland, (Baltimore:Clearfield Co., Inc., 2002)
Treadwell, Mattie E. United States Army in World War II: Special Studies -- The Women's Army Corps(Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1954)
United States Navy, "Album USS Bairoko (1946). World War Regimental Series. Book 207.
Unknown. The Black Diamond's Year Book and Directory, 1912, (Chicago: Black Diamond Company, Publishers, 1912) page 185
Veverka, Paul D. The Blantyre Project: A Journey in Time - Volume 1, (Blantyre: Self Published, 2013)
Violette, E. M. History of Adair County, (Unknown: Denslow History Co., 1911)
Western Historical Co. (compiler). History of Appanoose County, Iowa, (Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1878)
Wright, Stewart. Annals of Blantyre, (Glasgow:Wilson & McCormick, 1885)


A History of Govan to 2011, Brian Thom McQuade
A History of the Scottish People: Health in Scotland, 1840-1940, W. W. Knox
A Scottish Congregationalism, Alan Paterson
A Brief History of the Brethren, Grace Magazine, Dr. Tim Grass, Spring 2008,
Alice (Muir) Jennings Genealogy Notebook, pages 1-39, personal collection
Occupation Classification in the Nineteenth-century Census of Scotland, Matthew Woollard
The Control of Tuberculosis in Scotland, The Scottish Office Department of Health, 1998
The People of the Powder Mill, Kennedy McConnell, undated
U.S. Coast Guard Patrol Craft, James T. Flynn USNR (ret), 2012

Internet Forums

5 (R) Highland Light Infantry thread, Great War Forum
Glasgow Guide Discussion Board, Glasgow Guide
TalkingScot Forum, TalkingScot
Urban Glasgow


Jennings, Marvin Edward, Jr. Interview by Schalene (Jennings) Dagutis, 3 November 2014. Print


Dalserf Parish Church Monumental Inscriptions. Lanarkshire Family History Society, copyright 2004.
Exploring Central Montana's Past: Missouri Breaks Historical Homestead Tour, (Lewiston: MT, Bureau of Land Management, pages 1-32
From Camp Funston to the Rhineland with the 314th Engineers: 89th Division, Army of the United States, 1917-1919, (Trier, Germany, 89th Division, 1919), 8 pages

Personal Communications

All personal communications took place between 1 November 2012 and the current day. messages with anmercer1 messages with AnnieCollinsStorland messages with BarbZale messages with bitseybit messages with bladebanesgirl messages with Brian_Dalziel messages with carolbennett59 messages with cassiy45 messages with castle17fer messages with cljcrp messages with Connie Mark messages with DenisDalziel messages with deirdre929 messages with Della549 messages with dhead3 messages with dianna23 messages with Donald Cooley messages with Donohoe7 messages with dorism118 messages with gibson193582 messages with gordonscholes1871 messages with HaroldCislowski messages with ian burgin messages with james_sproull messages with jgmg17 messages with JoAnnHackett65 messages with jward661 messages with kat4412 messages with KathleenVogel48 messages with kwilso4 messages with linda_barrows1965 messages with markdou messages with mema174 messages with morton1960 messages with MuirTrask messages with NancySKobler messages with nclaw messages with NoraMcL messages with ns211 messages with pattilee3 messages with pamelahunter4 messages with Patricia McCommons messages with petemcclure1 messages with Ramsay Shaw messages with Randall Muir messages with Richard_Solley messages with rksimpson1 messages with robertebruner messages with SharonAnnMorrell messages with spider1212 messages with SRasson messages with susanmckenzie67 messages with towlynnsfarm messages with voigtc messages with wallacedye
Blog contact form/comment communications with Abby Muir
Blog contact form/comment communications with Alan
Blog contact form/comment communications with Diane Tremblay
Blog contact form/comment communications with James Muir
Blog contact form/comment communications with John Macleish
Blog contact form/comment communications with Liz Johnson
Blog contact form/comment communications with Tymmothy Roy
Blog contact form/comment communications with Unknown
Electronic mail messages with Abby Muir
Electronic mail messages with Andy Potts
Electronic mail messages with Bill Danby
Electronic mail messages with Carolyn Atfield
Electronic mail messages with Charlie Carpenter
Electronic mail messages with Diane Tremblay
Electronic mail messages with Faye West
Electronic mail messages with Harry Cislowski
Electronic mail messages with Jamie Muir
Electronic mail messages with Joann Wallenburn
Electronic mail messages with John Jennings
Electronic mail messages with Jonathan Spear
Electronic mail messages with Joyce Woodfin
Electronic mail messages with Linda Blankenship
Electronic mail messages with Margaret Davis
Electronic mail messages with Mark Douglas
Electronic mail messages with N. Murray Tosh
Electronic mail messages with Paul Veverka
Electronic mails messages with Randall Muir
Electronic mail messages with Sarah Semple
Electronic mail messages with Ted Jennings
Electronic mail messages with Tymmothy Roy
Electronic mail messages with Wanda Morrow
Facebook posts by Abby Muir
Facebook posts by Edna Melerine
Facebook posts by Faye (Muir) West
Facebook posts by Johnny Rocha
Facebook posts by Kim Sanchez
Facebook posts by Sarah Semple
Facebook messages with Austin Jennings
Facebook messages with Brad Jennings
Facebook messages with Joyce Jennings
Facebook messages with Keli Jennings
Facebook messages with Rachel Jennings
Facebook messages with Randi Jennings
Facebook messages with Blantyre Project
Facebook messages with Fran Ternes
Facebook messages with Lanarkshire Family History Society
Facebook messages with Nadine Muir Mercer
Facebook messages with Robert Muir, Sr.
Facebook messages with Sarah Semple
Telephone conversations with Faye West
Telephone conversations with Joann Wallenburn
Telephone conversations with John Jennings
Telepone conversations with Joyce Woodfin
Telephone conversations with Ted Jennings
Telephone conversations with Randall Muir
Telephone conversations with Robert Muir, Sr.
Telephone conversations with Wanda Morrow
Telephone conversation with Kathy Skinner


1/4 Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales, Own Yorkshire Regiment,
30 30 Campaign Vancouver,
A Tribute to the Swedish American Line,
Adair County Historical Society,
Ahoy Web Log,
Anchorage Museum of History and Art,
Bangor Public Library,
Barberton Historical Society,,
BC Forestry Service,
Blackford Historical Society,
Blair Pathways,
Blan'an'tir's Ain Website,
Britain from Above,
British Family Tree Research,
British Newspaper Archive,
Bureau of Land Management,
Canada Library and Archives,
Canada Veteran Affairs,
Canadian Headstones,
Chignik Bay Adventures,
Chung Collection -- University of British Columbia,
Clyde Site & Tug Talk,
Commonwealth War Graves Commission,
Del Campe,
Dewi Williams' Home Page,
Discover Glasgow,
E. Nicholson and Sons,
Education Scotland,
Electric Scotland,,
Fred Wood Funeral Home,
Glasgow History,
Google Maps,
Great Ships,
Great War Forum,
Heather bank Museum of Social Work, see Glasgow Caledonian
Historic Glasgow,
History of Vaccines,
Hull Number,
Hurst Scott Funeral Homes, http.//
Illinois State Archives,
Imperial War Museum,
International Business Times,
Internet Archive,
Kentucky Coal Mining History,
Kyles of Brute,
LAL Language Centres,
Lanarkshire Family History Society,
Library Ireland,
Library of Congress,
Lives of the First World War,
Local Tributes,
Maeder-Quint & Tiberi Funeral Home,
Mid Island News,
Mike's Railway History,
Missouri Digital Heritage,
Monklands Memories,
Montana Memory Project,
Mountain Mission School,
Nanaimo History Past and Present,
Nanimo Museum,
National Library of New Zealand,
National Mining Museum Scotland,
NavSource Naval History,
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives,
"Not Yet Published" blog,
Occupational Health and Safety Administration,
Old UK Photos,
Online Medals,
Preservation Alliance of West Virginia,
Rampant Scotland,
Remembrance Trails,,
Richmond Times-Dispatch,
Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland,
Salem Museum and Historical Society,
Scottish Mining Website,
Scottish Post Office Directories,
Scottish War Memorials Project,
Shipbuilding History,
Simplon Postcards,
Smith Funeral and Cremation,
Sorbie Family Website,
South Lanarkshire Council,
St. Stephen's, Dalmuir,
State Library of Victoria,
Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home,
Stonehouse Heritage,
Tangled Roots and Trees Blog,
The Blantyre Project,
The Burrell Company,
The Glasgow Story,
The Long, Long Trail,
The National Archives,
The National Archives of Scotland,
The National Trust for Scotland,
The Pundt Family,
The Story of Six Strathkelvin Hospitals,
The West Virginia Encyclopedia,
The Workhouse,
Titanic and Other White Star Ships,
Town of Richlands,,
University of Iowa Digital Library,
University of Missouri Libraries,
U.S. Army Center for Military History,
U.S. Coast Guard,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Voices of the Manhattan Project,
West Virginia Division of Culture and History,
West Virginia Mine Wars Museum,
Wreck Site,

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