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Carolina Cradle: Settlement of the Northwest…

Carolina Cradle: Settlement of the Northwest Carolina Frontier, 1747-1762

by Robert Wayne Ramsey

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This book's narrow focus on the mid-18th-century frontier settlement of northwestern North Carolina will necessarily limit its potential audience. However, readers with an interest in the local history of this region or who have ancestors among its early settlers will find it a rich source of information. Readers will want to keep this book handy as its maps, appendices, and bibliography are all useful reference sources. ( )
  cbl_tn | May 28, 2017 |
Ramsey's now classic work discusses the settlement of northwest North Carolina, particularly the Yadkin Valley area including Rowan County. His research goes back to those settlements in Pennsylvania from which the settlers came--chiefly Berks, Lancaster, and Chester Counties with some from Somerset County in Pennsylvania and a few counties in Maryland as well. Ramsey's history includes research on several of the families in the study, making this an absolutely essential "read" for those with ancestors in the area at that period. Ramsey discusses the tensions during the French and Indian War and the settlers' and government's response. Anyone interested in North Carolina history, the Scots-Irish, Germans, or Quakers should prioritize this if not previously read. ( )
1 vote thornton37814 | Apr 30, 2016 |
NC/North Carolina, Rowan - History/North Carolina, Rowan - Land and property/United States - Migration, Internal
  SGSLibrary | Aug 23, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0807841897, Paperback)

This account of the settlement of one segment of the North Carolina frontier—the land between the Yadkin and Catawba rivers—examines the process by which the piedmont South was populated. Through its ingenious use of hundreds of sources and documents, Robert Ramsey traces the movement of the original settlers and their families from the time they stepped onto American shores to their final settlement in the northwest Carolina territory. He considers the economic, religious, social, and geographical influences that led the settlers to Rowan County and describes how this frontier community was organized and supervised.

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Describes the "invasion" of emigrant families into the area and their socio-economic and religious reasons for migrating during the period. A #87-442 Gift-Friends of the Genealogy Collection.

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