Heroine; born in Milton
, South Vist, Hebrides, in 1720; rescued Charles Edward Stuart
, the “Pretender,” from his pursuers in 1746; married Allan McDonald
in 1750; came to America
in 1773, and settled among other Scotch families at Cross Creek
), N. C. When the Revolutionary War
broke out, she and her husband, like most of the Scotch people, espoused the cause of the crown.
Her husband was a captain of the Loyal Highlanders
in North Carolina
, and was among the defeated at Moore's Creek Bridge
After experiencing various trials because of their political position.
and her family returned to Scotland
before the close of the war, in which two of their sons were loyalist officers.
One of them, John, became a distinguished man, and a fellow of the Royal Society.
On her voyage to Scotland
the ship was attacked by an enemy, and Flora
, though nearly sixty years of age, bravely engaged in the fight and had her arm broken.
The stirring events of her early life, in connection with the “Pretender,” were woven into a charming romance by Sir Walter Scott