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Updated November 2, 2010

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By horse and buggy, the families loaded up in wagon trains and followed the dirt roads to the next stop of their journey, bringing along a couple of cows and a few pigs and the spinning wheel to use once they succeeded with their first crop of cotton, and of course they grew tobacco or corn, rice and wheat.

Some of their estate sales included a gun, a jar, a grubbing hoe, a shovel, a feather bed, and perhaps a lot of medicine, meaning perhaps a box of medicine. Those attending the estate sales and those making the appraisals were usually married into the family and lived nearby on their own plantations. The old roads used were usually indian paths, sometimes friendly, sometimes not, but many were also intermarried with our families.

Many began in Maryland or Virginia, even in Jamestown, while some were also on the Mayflower landing at Plymouth Rock and then migrating southward along the east coast. They came from many other countries to settle here and fight for their Independence in 1776, being awarded Land for their service and a pension, most often these documents are located in the Archives.

 
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