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From: "J. L. Jones" <>
Subject: North Carolina Book
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 1998 12:52:29 -0500
Hi Gang, just went to a North Carolina genealogy conference and found a few
neat books. Most were picked over by the time I could check them out.
One of the best is "Carolina Cradle, Settlement of the Northwest Carolina
Frontier, 1747-1762" by Robert W. Ramsey. While it has names, the most
critical information in why the Scotch-Irish moved from PA, the peoples'
lifestyle, economic situation, and the establishment of the town of
Salisbury, around which much activity flowed. It mentions the Marsh Creek
Settlement in the PA county of Lancaster (York at time of settlement
1736-1741), but not my QUIETT family.
I did find QUIETT in the Guilford County, Deed Book Two, 1779-1784, which I
bought of course. This book, edited by William Doub Bennett and abstracted
by Timothy Kearney. Margaret Hoffman was the presenter of this information
and when I asked about my ancestors' location in PA, VA, KY, and a will in
NC, she said they were probably Wagon Road People. The "Handybook for
Genealogists" by Everton Publishers has some wonderful maps with trails and
growth. It also tells where to locate information in each state. It's
hardback and about $30 from an LDS bookstore. Well worth the price for what
All in all, the movement from one state to another in the 1700's was a
matter of economics and politics. The Scotch-Irish didn't have to worry
about corn and wheat, they could trade for their needs. Traveling to sell
goods was another matter. Great revelation of the way life was for our
forebears. Helpful tools available for the descendants of these East
Coast-Midwestern folks on this list.
BTW, finally someone, Mrs. Hoffman took us through the process of looking
and eliminating. Mrs. Hoffman showed us how she was able to discover why a
'son' mentioned in a will, was not an heir of any property at the death of
head of the family. Through **Deeds** thank you, John? It is surmised
that this son belonged to the wife. In the deed (not the will) he is
called, unnatural son after the wife's name. It might have said, wife's
name, natural son. This
designation was not used when referring to the other children. I would
imagine there's a possibility that if she were a second wife, the other
children may not have been hers. Mrs. Hoffman traced the wife's maiden name
and other people listed on the deed, this son was found with an inheritance
of land from a witness to the deed.
Regards in peace,