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A Land of Strangers: Cane Creek Tennessee's Mormon Massacre and its Tragic Effects on the People Who Lived There By Bruce Crow
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In the hollows of Lewis County, Tennessee, Mormon missionaries baptized nearly fifty members of a large extended family. But their initial success was marred by false accusations of salacious... More > behavior. A few influential citizens were disturbed by the rumors and by the missionaries' apparent popularity. On August 10th 1884, tensions erupted into violence and bloodshed. Two of the Utah missionaries, two young Tennessean converts, and one vigilante were shot dead. At least one other member of the congregation was wounded and never fully recovered. Much has been written about the two missionaries killed, but the real story is much deeper. Step into the lives of these proud Tennesseans, the earnest converts, the fearsome gunmen, and those stuck in between. See how their families intertwined in the years before and after the shooting. Its a snapshot of post-bellum rural Tennessee you won't soon forget.< Less
Ole Bert: Bert Garner, Sage of the Smokies By Woody Brinegar
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Bert Garner has long captured the imagination of many people across the country. Often described as "more Thoreau than Thoreau himself," Bert's travels took him across the country, settling... More > for short spells in Washington, Oklahoma, Kansas, California, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and many more locales, but he always returned to the mountains he loved. This volume, originally penned by Bert's friend Woody Brinegar, was first published by Woody in 1982 as a small, home-made production, made primarily to distribute to Bert's old friends. Contained here is a collection of sketches spanning events from his boyhood in the late 1800s until his death in 1970.< Less
Ole Bert: Bert Garner, Sage of the Smokies By Woody Brinegar
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Bert Garner has long captured the imagination of many people across the country. Often described as "more Thoreau than Thoreau himself," Bert's travels took him across the country, settling... More > for short spells in Washington, Oklahoma, Kansas, California, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and many more locales, but he always returned to the mountains he loved. This volume, originally penned by Bert's friend Woody Brinegar, was first published by Woody in 1982 as a small, home-made production, made primarily to distribute to Bert's old friends. Contained here is a collection of sketches spanning events from his boyhood in the late 1800s until his death in 1970.< Less
Descendants of James Dillard and Sarah Barnard Dillard of Rabun County, Georgia By John M. Dillard
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Descendants of James Dillard and Sarah Barnard Dillard of Rabun County, Georgia is a genealogical history of the family of James Dillard 1789-1861 and his father, Revolutionary Minute Man John... More > Dillard 1755-1842, who settled Rabun County, Georgia about 1821. It presents information about their descendants in tabular form. It also describes their ancestors and other relationships in the context of local history in Orange, Culpeper, Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties, Virginia, Washington County, North Carolina (Tennessee), the State of Franklin and Rabun County, Georgia. Sources of proof are set forth in the footnotes at the foot of each page. Each main component family is grouped together in separate pages. Photographs, copies of documents and other exhibits of historical interest are included. A genealogically arranged table of contents is at the front. A name index is in the rear.< Less