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The Prairie Traveler: A Handbook for Overland Expeditions By Randolph B. Marcy
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Originally Published by the War Department in 1859, The Prairie Traveler is an extremely rare and unique piece of literary history. Essentially a how-to guide for the early western pioneer, the... More > handbook contains detailed information on numerous topics - from the methods of repairing broken wagons and the types of items to pack for the journey to tracking Indians and dealing with rattlesnake bites. The book also includes 29 step-by-step itineraries for westward travel and over two dozen illustrations, as well.< Less
The Conquest of the Old Southwest By Archibald Henderson
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Independence of spirit, impatience of restraint, the inquisitive nature, and the nomadic temperament -- these are the strains in the American character of the eighteenth century which ultimately... More > blended to create a typical democracy. The rolling of wave after wave of settlement westward across the American continent, with a reversion to primitive conditions along the line of the farthest frontier, and a marked rise in the scale of civilization at each successive stage of settlement, from the western limit to the eastern coast, exemplifies from one aspect the history of the American people during two centuries. The splendid inauguration of the period, in the region of the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Kentucky, during the second half of the eighteenth century, is the theme of this story of the pioneers of the Old Southwest.< Less
Callahams from Pendleton County, South Carolina By Robert Z. Callaham
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Herein is a story of nine generations of Callahams beginning in Old 96 District, later Pendleton Co. SC. John and Mary (Stinson?) Callaham produced seven or eight children in Pendleton Co. Their... More > John Jr. and Elizabeth (Dobbins) migrated to Jennings Co., IN. Later John & Eliz. migrated again to Cass Co, IN. Elizabeth gave birth to 11 children in IN. Seven remained nearby in Cass and Fulton Counties. Four children migrated. Lucinda ended in Ohio. Their two youngest sons—Alexander Washington and Andrew Morton—settled in Topeka, KS. Robert Crowe, while farming in Kansas, enlisted in the Civil War. He and his wife Jane (Thompson) produced seven sons. Chapters tell about those sons. Three sons migrated West. William Robert to WA. James Pressley & Charlie Independence to CA. Author's genealogical research into his lineage and lineages of Other Callahams in SC and VA is in appendices.< Less
Amazing Journals of James Taylor By Charles Pocock
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Told in daily journal format, the story of a young C.S.A. soldier who returns home to find death and destruction. He strikes out for the west and finds adventure, love and disappointment, mystery and... More > outlaws as a U. S. Marshal. A heart warming story set in 1865-66 with a surprise ending.< Less
Amazing Journals of James Taylor: Lieutenant, Cavalry, Mounted Scouts, Headquaters Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States of America- CitizenUnited States of America- Deputy United States Marshal- Deputy United States Marshal By Charles Pocock
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Told in daily journal format, the story of a young C.S.A. soldier who returns home to find death and destruction. He strikes out for the west and finds adventure, love and disappointment, mystery and... More > outlaws as a U. S. Marshal. A heart warming story set in 1865-66 with a surprise ending.< Less
The Blockhouse on the Holston By William Anderson
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18th Century westward migration. Landmarks on the Wildernress Road. Importance of Anderson Blockhouse.
Wrights and Blakemores in America By Constance Cantrell
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The story of two related families in early America, both of whom fought in the Revolution and participated in the westward migration from Virginia
Hawk Hill By Dasha Bulatova
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The hawk hill is located and oriented primarily in the West, in its vast wildernesses and latitudes. These poems are deeply influenced by the setting of the act of writing itself, which informs the... More > visual, thematic, and sonic spaces of the poem. Woven throughout, though not always chronologically, is a narrative of my own westward migration, beginning in the middle of Russia, fresh to the world, and proceeding to the edge of a different continent. Many of these poems were written to be read aloud.< Less
Nelson Family of Alabama 6 Generations By Barry George
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A genealogical research project of the James Monroe Nelson family that migrated from Georgia to Alabama and westward, including family tree reports, history, census records, photographs and more.... More > This Nelson family begins with James Monroe Nelson (1806-1864) of Georgia and his wife Cynthia Jane Oglesby (1814-1905) including their children and the subsequent generations. Primary Surnames included are: Buck ♦ Carroll ♦ George ♦ Hicks ♦ Kellum ♦ Locke ♦ McKenzie ♦ Melton ♦ Miller ♦ Morrison ♦ Nelson ♦ Oglesby ♦ Sewell ♦ Smith ♦ Thrasher ♦ and many others.< Less
Nelson Family of Alabama 6 Generations By Barry George
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A genealogical research project of the James Monroe Nelson family that migrated from Georgia to Alabama and westward, including family tree reports, history, census records, photographs and more.... More > This Nelson family begins with James Monroe Nelson (1806-1864) of Georgia and his wife Cynthia Jane Oglesby (1814-1905) including their children and the subsequent generations. Primary Surnames included are: Buck ♦ Carroll ♦ George ♦ Hicks ♦ Kellum ♦ Locke ♦ McKenzie ♦ Melton ♦ Miller ♦ Morrison ♦ Nelson ♦ Oglesby ♦ Sewell ♦ Smith ♦ Thrasher ♦ and many others.< Less