The great majority of the Scottish BLUE families in North America originated in Argyllshire, the maritime county in southwestern Scotland. Some of these came by way of Ireland, and spent a generation or two there before coming to North America. The earliest known Scottish BLUE family to emigrate was that of Malcolm BLUE (1700-1766) and his wife, Sarah SMITH, from Cantyre, Argyllshire, who came in 1748 and settled on the Cape Fear River in North
Carolina. In the following decades many more Scottish BLUEs arrived, settling in Ontario and the Maritime Provinces of Canada, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. At this time we have identified about thirty Scottish BLUE families. Research in Scotland may eventually lead to the connecting of many of these families.
All information posted here was extracted from: Genealogy of Scottish Blue Families of North America, First Edition. Compiled by William H. Blue and Robert F. Blue, May 1999. Copyright 1999. Recent generations were not posted. Permission is granted for anyone to use information contained herein for personal genealogical use, however, reproduction and sale of this information is prohibited.
See also: The Scottish Blue Family in North America, by Douglas F. Kelly, 2nd Edition, 2007. This title may be purchased via www.amazon.com.