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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 Mercers of Cartwright Creek, Pioneers of the Blue Grass State By Susan Mercer Hunter, William P. Currie
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This book is the story of the Mercer family, early pioneers of central Kentucky starting in 1790 and following their migration west until about 1900. Many affiliated families are included as well... More > from intermarriage.< Less
The Pioneer Heritage of the Miller/Lewis Family By James Rodney Lundwall
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This book explores the roots of the Miller/Lewis family. From colonial America, the formation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the expultions and forced migrations of the early... More > Mormon saints, to the settlement and development of the state of Utah, we learn who we are by seeing who we were. We also learn what great potential we have, for we have been blessed with a heritage rich in sacrifice, hard work and vision.< Less
Puritans, Patriots and Pioneers: An Elwell Family History By Frank Bevc
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Puritans, Patriots and Pioneers follows the Elwell family over seven generations of history, from early colonial times and the Revolutionary War to migrating to the Midwest and fighting in the Civil... More > War. Patriot Thomas Elwell left West Jersey to seek his fortune on the Allegheny frontier. After eight years of service in the Revolutionary War, he had traveled the colonies from New York to the Carolinas and was ready to raise a family on the Ohio frontier.. It’s an epic story of challenge and change, progress and peril, lived by everyday heroes struggling to make a better life for their children.< Less
Puritans, Patriots and Pioneers: An Elwell Family History By Frank Bevc
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Like leaves in the wind, the lives of seven generations of the Elwell Family were driven by early American history to progress and peril. Fourteen years after the Mayflower, Robert Elwell landed at... More > the Massachusetts Bay Colony and prospered in one of the first settlements in the New World. His children fought in the first Indian War and endured the Salem Witch Trials. A new frontier in West Jersey became a refuge and starting point for a westward migration that lasted for over a century. Patriot Thomas Elwell sought his fortune on the Allegheny frontier. He survived eight years of Revolutionary War service including combat in northern battles, a winter at Valley Forge and the southern campaign leading to Yorktown. Thomas married and moved west to Fort Cumberland to welcome troops mustering to put down the Whiskey Rebellion before homesteading in Ohio’s Knox County. His children pushed westward to build lives in the new Northwest Territory before their children fought in the Civil War.< Less
Puritans, Patriots and Pioneers: An Elwell Family History By Frank Bevc
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Like leaves in the wind, the lives of seven generations of the Elwell Family were driven by early American history. A short fourteen years after the Mayflower, Robert Elwell landed at the... More > Massachusetts Bay Colony and prospered in one of the first settlements in the New World. His children fought in the first Indian War and endured the Salem Witch Trials. A new frontier in West Jersey became a refuge; and, two generations later, the starting point for a westward migration that lasted for over a century. Patriot Thomas Elwell sought his fortune on the Allegheny frontier and sharpened his skills as a soldier in Dunmore’s War. He survived eight years of Revolutionary War service including front line combat in key northern battles, Valley Forge and the final southern campaign leading to Yorktown. Thomas moved west to Cumberland to welcome troops mustering to put down the Whiskey Rebellion before homesteading as an early settler in Ohio. His children pushed westward to build lives in the new Northwest Territory.< Less
The Pioneer Ancestors of Royal Shields Reid and Marcia Esther Porter By Ken Snyder
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There were 18 Reid/Porter Mormon pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains between 1852 and 1868 – six families, each consisting of two parents and one child. Not a single pioneer ancestor wrote... More > a journal. The idea behind this book is to use the journals of others in their companies to re-create their pioneer journeys. This book has been aided significantly by two websites: 1) The Pioneer Overland Travel website operated by the LDS Church that contains all of the known journals for people in each pioneer company that crossed the plains. 2) The Mormon Migration website by BYU that contains all of the known journals for people in each Mormon Ship that crossed the ocean. Much of this book contains excerpts from journals found on these websites. Also included stories about the lives of these pioneers before they migrated to Utah, and stories of their lives living in the Rocky Mountains.< Less
The Pioneer Ancestors of Royal Shields Reid and Marcia Esther Porter By Ken Snyder
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There were 18 Reid/Porter Mormon pioneer ancestors who crossed the plains between 1852 and 1868 – six families, each consisting of two parents and one child. Not a single pioneer ancestor wrote... More > a journal. The idea behind this book is to use the journals of others in their companies to re-create their pioneer journeys. This book has been aided significantly by two websites: 1) The Pioneer Overland Travel website operated by the LDS Church that contains all of the known journals for people in each pioneer company that crossed the plains. 2) The Mormon Migration website by BYU that contains all of the known journals for people in each Mormon Ship that crossed the ocean. Much of this book contains excerpts from journals found on these websites. Also included stories about the lives of these pioneers before they migrated to Utah, and stories of their lives living in the Rocky Mountains.< Less
The Life and Ministry of George Washington Mefford: A Pioneer Preacher In The Christian Church By Stanley A. Mefford
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George Washington Mefford (1818-1898) was a circuit-riding pioneer preacher for what was known as “The Christian Church”, affiliated with the Christian Connection/Connexion movement,... More > during the mid- to late-nineteenth century. George Washington Mefford was based near Levanna, Brown County, Ohio, just steps from the Ohio River. His ministry consisted of preaching in small churches, in small towns, up and down the banks of the Ohio River valley. This book offers information about The Christian Connection/Connexion movement, The Stone-Campbell movement, The Christian Church, and The Disciples of Christ. This book contains George Washington Mefford's writings from his personal journals, pictures, letters, and other documents that verify who he was and his connection to the early pioneer Christian Church as families migrated west across the United States into what was once known as the Northwest Territory.< Less
The Life and Ministry of George Washington Mefford: A Pioneer Preacher In The Christian Church By Stanley A. Mefford
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George Washington Mefford (1818-1898) was a circuit-riding pioneer preacher for what was known as “The Christian Church”, affiliated with the Christian Connection/Connexion movement,... More > during the mid- to late-nineteenth century. George Washington Mefford was based near Levanna, Brown County, Ohio, just steps from the Ohio River. His ministry consisted of preaching in small churches, in small towns, up and down the banks of the Ohio River valley. This book offers information about The Christian Connection/Connexion movement, The Stone-Campbell movement, The Christian Church, and The Disciples of Christ. This book contains George Washington Mefford's writings from his personal journals, pictures, letters, and other documents that verify who he was and his connection to the early pioneer Christian Church as families migrated west across the United States into what was once known as the Northwest Territory.< Less