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A Hillhouse Clan's Migrations: South Carolina to Kentucky and Tennessee By Robert Callaham
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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
The Battle of Hanging Rock: August By Michael Cockrell
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Although most Americans have never heard of it, the Battle of Hanging Rock had considerable impact on the American Revolution in the South. Led by "The Gamecock," Thomas Sumter, 600 Patriot... More > militiamen won a victory against a Tory force that was twice as large. When it was all over on that hot, bloody Sunday in August, 1780, these citizen-soldiers had accomplished more than they realized. They had helped to turn the tide of the war in the South Carolina backcountry.< Less