Shortly after 1787 Martin, Malcolm and Dugald McDonald setled in the
to which from their native place they gave the name of Knoydart, in Invernessshire,
Scotland. Three pioneer settlers of Knoydart had been veterans of the battle of
Culloden - Hugh McDonald, Donald MacPherson and Angus MacDonald.
William J. Thomas was teaching twenty-six children there in 1830 of
Grant, McDonald, McEachern, McKinnon, McLeod and McPherson