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  • Sgt. John Blackstock (c.1758 - 1797)
    John Blackstock , born in 1758, died May 28, 1797. A native of Scotland, he enlisted on July 16, 1779 in Captain John Irvine’s Company of the South Carolina Militia and served until May 12, 1780. He ro...

The Blackstock name comes from a locality (now unknown) although the many of the family resided in the Dumfries area, becoming affiliated with the Maxwells in 1570 when John Blakstok signed the Band of Dumfries.

The clan has a rich history. that Robert Burns poem "Old Cauldreth" was written to a Jane Blackstock. The seventh largest battle of the American Revolutionary war was fought on William Blackstock's farm which is presently being made into a South Carolina State park on the Palmetto Trail commemorating Revolutionary War battles. Blackstock is claimed as a sept by both clans Douglas and Maxwell but neither have any written proof. There are approximately 2000 Blackstocks in the USA today.

Herbert Earl Blackstock formed Clan Blackstock (CBS) with a few of his cousins about 1980. CBS was incorporated in the state of Texas on Nov 8 1991 as a fraternal nonprofit organization. A tartan was designed and registered with the Scottish tartan society in 1982. Clan status is based on the issuance of a coat of arms in 1565 and confirmed by a letter from Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw and dated 13 March 1991.

The purpose of this project is provide a place for those born to the Blackstock name, and to verify the history of these people.