Fame did not mean fortune to Flora and her family -- “the spring of 1771, known as the Black Spring [in Scotland], was disastrous….the tide (of emigration) crept toward Flora.” [Ibid] The family of Allan and Flora (MacDonald) MacDonald moved to North Carolina and into the pre-Revolutionary War turmoil.
“They came first to Fort Johnston on the west bank of the Cape Fear River…” . [Ibid]
“Twelve miles above the mouth of the river, on comparatively high ground, also on the western bank, was Brunswick, the port of entry…”. [Ibid]
Pictures of a view from Brunswick, North Carolina; the remains of the town of Brunswick, NC, and a mosaic from the museum at Brunswick depicting Brunswick as a thriving port city.