Interesting info about the folks who lived around Jeremiah.Thanks.I was really talking about Rowan County overall, not the Jersey Settlement.
"By the year 1745 the Scotch-Irish had established themselves
in the fertile and well-watered area between the Yadkin and the Catawba,
and previous to 1750 their settlements were scattered throughout the
region from Virginia to Georgia.7The Scotch-Irish settled mainly in the
country west of the Yadkin.Among these immigrants were the Nesbits,
Allisons, Brandons, Luckeys, Lockes, McCullochs, Grahams, Cowans, Barrs,
McKenzies, Andrews, Osbornes, Sharpes, Boones, MeLauchlins, and Halls.8"
I did find it interesting though that the Goss family were from Germany and the Dotys intermarried with them.
Of my own families before the Revolution there, they really were a mixed bag, longhunters and other adventurers, including Scots-Irish.In regard to other associated early pioneers of the Appalachians, I can name many who were lowland Scots, Irish or Scots-Irish, including Boone and Cox (also Quakers), McKee, Campbell, Porter, Osborne, Poole, Sturgill, Duncan and lots of others.These were there in the early 1770s.Maybe Jeremiah did want to get away :).
"Following the Battle of Alamance, 1771 a group of intermarried families left the Piedmont of North Carolina and moved just across the Virginia border into virgin wilderness along Chestnut Creek and its tributaries. These families were mostly Quakers or disowned Quakers and many of the men had been active in the Regulator movement and participated in the Battle of Alamance. Amongst them was a Baptist named Flower Swift who was married to a Quaker woman named Mary Bedsaul. The largest extended family was the Quaker Cox family. The Cox family was related by blood to Herman Husband. Husband was the best known leader of the Regulation and was a fugitive after Alamance 1771, traveling under the pseudonym Tuscape Death. Possibly amongst the Chestnut Creek settlers was William Rankin, who had been declared an outlaw by North Carolina's Governor Tryon. Almost all of this group came from today's Randolph, Guilford, Alamance and Iredell counties. Before they were in North Carolina, most of their families had migrated thusly:
Chester Co., Pennsylvania and neighboring New Castle Co., Delaware and Cecil Co., MD then moving to York, Adams or Franklin Co., PA, thence to North Carolina
Harford or Baltimore Co., MD, thence to Monocacy, Frederick Co., MD, thence to North Carolina
A large percentage of the Quakers and non-Quakers were of Scotch or Irish ancestry. The non-Quakers were mostly Baptists."
A side note is that I found a Doty family in 1860 in OH with some members using the Doty name and one Duton.Hmmm...