Archibald McSparran (1786 - 1848):
Archibald McSparran was born in Drumseerin, County Londonderry, and was a schoolmaster at Glenkeen from 1802 to 1816. He then entered Trinity College, Dublin, where he wrote the very successful MacDonnell and the Norman de Burgos in 1829. He sunsequemtly emigrated to America, and his later published works include Tales of the Alleghanies and The Hermit of the Rocky Mountains. He died in Philadelphia.