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A Hillhouse Clan's Migrations: South Carolina to Kentucky and Tennessee
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George H. Hillhouse’s clan descended from Scotch-Irish pioneering, migratory stock. His ancestors settled in Camden Co., SC, and later migrated to Pendleton Dist., SC. Some relatives migrated... More > to Crooked Creek, Crittenden Co.,KY. After visiting there, George Hillhouse returned to SC to claim his bride, Elizabeth Dobbins, and they trekked to KY. Elizabeth Dobbins, second daughter of James and Eliz. (Stephenson) Dobbins, lived with her family, 1780s to 1800s, on James Dobbins’ Varennes plantation four miles SE of where Anderson, SC, was established, 1826. At age 25-plus (1807) Elizabeth married George H. Hillhouse. They immediately migrated about 600 hundred miles to Crooked Creek, KY, seeking land ceded by Indians. By 1810, they had migrated farther west and southward to Giles and Lawrence Counties, Tenn. There they raised ten children. Probate, Bible, and land records are presented for Hillhouse men in Camden (York) and Pendleton Dist., SC, Livingston Co., KY, Giles and Lawrence Counties, TN.< Less
Meet the Templeton Family: Four Centuries of Southern Heritage and Traditions
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Mary Susan Templeton’s family history includes information on her Scotch-Irish ancestors who immigrated to Pennsylvania and headed south along the Great Wagon Road to settle in Anson and... More > Iredell Counties in North Carolina in the 1700s. She writes about family members who lived in the Catawba River valley until 1845, when her direct ancestors moved to Tennessee. Since that time, seven generations of Templetons have lived in Tennessee. Later generations settled on the Templeton farm which has been in the family since the 19th Century. Recently, some members of the Templeton family have moved to North Carolina and Virginia. Her book, "Meet the Templeton Family: Four Centuries of Southern Heritage and Traditions," also includes genealogical charts of related families: Gracey, Dewese, Stevenson, Bell, and Simonton.< Less
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