Early County Settlers from TN, KY, VA, etc.
The original white settlers in the County were mostly representatives of the western migration from the settled southern states. Share and query here if these are your ancestors.
Many were descendants of Revolutionary War patriots, that is, they were Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution. To be a member of DAR
, one must apply with proof of descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence; including documentation for birth, marriage and death as well as Revolutionary War service. These applications (as well as other information) are found online and include a wealth of genealogy material. Family Search gives an overview.
If your ancestors were in America in the 1770’s and thus possibly related to a “patriot,” searching these sites is recommended. However, you really do need to read the “Overview & Help Section
” as it is not an easy site to search. Pay attention to the section “Spelling of Ancestor Name” to increase your chances of success.