|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.
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
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
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
and Roman Catholic-realities that have
remained constant for generations. In the
Salgat families left Moveleir for
the United States (They came over on the
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
family History Center in Salt Lake City,
Cleland/Clelland/MacClelland, Kneeland, Kneland, etc.
"A small family with a great history. From
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
to Hamiltons to Douglases to Hendersons to
Clelands. William was killed at The Battle
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.
married to Margaret Wallace, only sister
"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
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
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.
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