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About Solgot-Miller Tree
Salgat-From the Middle Ages until 1792, 
 the South-Western portion of present day 
 Switzerland was an 
 independent ecclesiastical site known as 
 L'Eviechi de Bale-The Bishopric of 
 Basel.The Bishop of 
 Basel was both the Spiritual and Civil 
 Ruler. Politically the Bishophric was 
 allied with The Holy 
 Roman Empire. The Bishop always held the 
 title, "Prince of The Holy Roman Empire. 
 Through the 
 centuries the rural population of The 
 Bishopric tended to be French Speaking; 
 Those in the Urban 
 Centers (And the Upper Class were most 
 often German Speaking). Although the had 
 much in common with 
 their French and German neighbors the 
 people of Bishopric possessed their own 
 cultural identity. In 
 1792 The French Emperor Napolean occupied 
 The Bishopric of Basel. The territory was 
 annexed to 
 France and became part of France's Haut-
 Rhin Department. After the defeat of 
 Napolean in 1815, The 
 Congress of Vienna gave the area to 
 Switzerland's Canton Berne. It remained 
 Canto Berne (And was 
 referred to as Canton Berne) until the 
 formation of Canton Jura in 1979. (Canton 
 Jura comprises 
 much of the Territory of the former 
 Bishophric of Basel.)   
   Movelier, the ancestral home of The 
 Salgat Family, is a small village in 
 Canton Jura's Delemont 
 District. It is just a few miles from the 
 French border. The people of Movelier are 
 French Speaking 
 and Roman Catholic-realities that have 
 remained constant for generations. In the 
 mid-1800's four 
 Salgat families left Moveleir for 
 the United States (They came over on the 
 ship Manchester, 
 which landed in New York.) and settled in 
 Macomb County and St. Clair County. Many 
 of the children 
 of these four families would marry 
 descendants of the old French families of 
 Detroit. The Salgat 
 part of this geneology is based on records 
 of Movelier's St-Germain Catholic Church 
 and the various 
 civil records that exist for this village. 
 These records are available on microfilm 
 through The 
 family History Center in Salt Lake City, 

Cleland/Clelland/MacClelland, Kneeland, Kneland, etc. 
 "A small family with a great history. From 
 our earliest
 recorded and therefore our founding 
 father, Alexander Kneeland (C.1236) married 
 to Margaret Wallace 
 was a priest, mentor, and Uncle to William 
 Wallace the patriot."
   James, first son of Alexander and cousin 
 to William Wallace became the Patriots 
 right hand man 
 fighting beside him at Stirling 
 Bridge,High Street Glasgow and Falkirk. 
 James was wounded while 
 fighting Robert The Bruce at Bannockburn, 
 and as a reward the Calder Lands were 
 assigned to him and 
 his family. These lands changed hands on 
 numerous occasions between cousins usually 
 from Clellands 
 to Hamiltons to Douglases to Hendersons to 
 Clelands. William was killed at The Battle 
 of Dunkeld
 21 1689). The Cleland, Douglas, Henderson, Wallace, Hepburn, Stewart, Erskine, and Bruce's had  many family connections through marriages over the years.
   1605 saw many Clelands transplanted to 
 Ireland. William Cleland(1674-1741) was 
 the last recorded 
 Clan Cheif. The priest (Mentioned in the 
 film Braveheart) who buried William 
 Wallace's father Adam, 
 would have been Alexander Kneeland as he 
 was Adam's brother-in-Law and a priest. 
 Alexander was 
 married to Margaret Wallace, only sister 
 of Adam.
 "The Tartan was accredited by the Council 
 of the Scottish Tartan Society and the 
 Lord Lyon King of 
 Arms on the second of September 1989."
   Those entitled to wear the Tartan are 
 MaccCleland/ Clayland/Cleaveland/ Etc. 
 July 1st is Tartan Day. July 1st 2000 was 
 the 218th 
 Anniversary of the Repealing of the Act of 
 Parliament(British) that it made it 
 punishable(7 years punishment-usually ending in death) to 
 wear the Tartan

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