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From: "David Kearney" <>
Subject: Re: [LDR] Migration from Dorchester Co., MD Circa 1745-8
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 15:50:36 -0400
As has been discussed some on the list, many Scots-Irish ended up settling the Blue Ridge and Allegheny margins, including places like the Shenandoah Valley in today's Virginia and West Virginia. My wife's Scots-Irish American ancestors appear to have come through Baltimore in the mid to late 1700s, to wind up in southeastern Tennessee near the Smokies by 1820 or so (in what today is Monroe County, but I think other nearby counties in that area also had concentrations of Scots-Irish Americans). One or more of the related lines (McGUIRE, MacMANUS, EDWARDS) might have had a "stop" in North Carolina before reaching Tennessee, perhaps along the mountain fringe as well.
My wife's McGUIRE ancestors, along with a number of people from their Tennessee community then moved to Iowa in the 1850s.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Nichol
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 6:29 PM
Subject: [LDR] Migration from Dorchester Co., MD Circa 1745-8
Hey, LDR Rooters--
I've hit a brick wall of sorts, trying to find out what happened to
Benjamin Nicolls [Nichols, Nicoll, Nichols, etc.] of Dorchester Co., b.
circa 1717. He and his wife Dorcas Willis sold what appears to have been
all their land to a "pedlar" in 1746-7 and moved on to parts unknown.
Where did Dorchesters go in those days? There were always tempting
options inland, when DelMarVa lands were increasingly settled and
unavailable--and "fashionable" ideas for relocation ebbed and flowed.
I've exhausted the MD Archives Online and all the GenWeb search engines.
Who has a Dorchester County ancestor who moved within 2-3 years of 1746:
where did they go?
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