Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

12/3/2007

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Around 1760, facing rising rent and land prices, Thomas Nesmith left Abingdon, Pa., and traveled the Great Wagon Road into the southern wildness. Along the way, Thomas met and married Jennet, and they settled with their children into the farming life of the S.C. backcountry.

He joined a group of settlers that included the sons of James McAfee, a Scots-Irish immigrant who arrived before 1764.

According to the York County Culture and Heritage Commission, York County had very few European settlers before 1750, but by the time the American Revolution reached the area in 1780, the backcountry contained an estimated 250,000, the majority of whom were Scots-Irish. for more click here

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