© Dubhghlas Kraus Graymalkin Publishing 2022

Welcome to my website!

First of all, it’s pronounced “Douglas.”

Dubhghlas is the original Scots-Irish spelling. Bear in mind the Scots-Irish are famous for having invented whiskey. They called their delightful distilled creation Uisge Beatha - “the water of life.” Shortly thereafter, the clever Celts set about inventing a language and naming things. Up to this point in history, everything seemed to be fine. The lesson we learn from this is quite simple: Don’t drink and spell. Kraus is the way my German ancestor spelled his last name. It’s how young Melchior spelled it in 1739, when he arrived in Pennsylvania, of all places. The spelling changed many times over the generations as some of his descendents migrated to North Carolina and Virginia, where they met my Scots-Irish ancestors and discovered whiskey. Some time thereafter Lee surrendered and they went home and begat my great-grandparents.

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and paperback at

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Dubhghlas Kraus, Author

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© Dubhghlas Kraus Graymalkin Publishing 2022

Welcome to my website!

First of all, it’s pronounced

“Douglas.”

Dubhghlas is the original Scots-Irish spelling. Bear in mind the Scots-Irish are famous for having invented whiskey. They called their delightful distilled creation Uisge Beatha - “the water of life.” Shortly thereafter, the clever Celts set about inventing a language and naming things. Up to this point in history, everything seemed to be fine. The lesson we learn from this is quite simple: Don’t drink and spell. Kraus is the way my German ancestor spelled his last name. It’s how young Melchior spelled it in 1739, when he arrived in Pennsylvania, of all places. The spelling changed many times over the generations as some of his descendents migrated to North Carolina and Virginia, where they met my Scots-Irish ancestors and discovered whiskey. Some time thereafter Lee surrendered and they went home and begat my great-grandparents.

Available on Kindle and

paperback at Amazon

Dubhghlas Kraus, Author

Buy Now Buy Now