Hi, I came across this passge combing through the message board
From a piece titled, "The Lauderdales," from "Historic Sumner County, TN, 1909" it indicates that James Lauderdale, founder of the Sumner Co. branch of Lauderdales, descended from John Maitland, Earl and Duke of Lauderdale, Scotland. It says "one branch of his(the Duke's) family settled in Ireland. In 1714, one of them came to America and located in So.eastern PA but soon afterwards removed to Botetourt Co., VA."
Does anyone know where it came from or how true it is. It predates the garbage of Charles J. Lauderdale's book of 1937. If Elaizabeth Sarah Lauderdale descends from James's son William. Then what is the date of William's birth. And a list of children with dates.