Monthly Archives: February 2013

Fort Dobbs and the Indian Attack – 1760

Twenty-seven miles west of modern-day Salisbury, North Carolina, Fort Dobbs is located in Iredell County.  In 1756, colonial Governor Arthur Dobbs commissioned the construction of the fort to protect Piedmont settlements during the French and Indian War (1754-1763).  At that … Continue reading

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The Autosomal Me – The Ancestors Speak

This is Part 2 in the series, “The Autosomal Me.”  Part 1 was “The Autosomal Me – UnRaveling Minority Admixture.” Every Sunday, I write something called a Sunday Story.  I’ve done this for years.  I send them to my kids … Continue reading

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When Did Humans Come to the Americas?

This article (and photo of a Cactus Hill, Va. archaeology dig) in the current Smithsonian online magazine proves quite interesting.  It has been widely accepted for a number of years that the Clovis point people were the original inhabitants of America and … Continue reading

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George Washington Letter to Tuscarora

The French and Indian War took place from 1754 to 1763.  During this time, a significant amount of land was disputed, and fighting took place primarily in these regions and in borderlands.  The Native American tribes were key players, often … Continue reading

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The Autosomal Me – Unraveling Minority Admixture

You’re invited to come along with me on a journey.  It’s an epic event, a journey into the deepest recesses of our cells, into the smallest pieces of our DNA, into the part previously thought to be useless because it’s … Continue reading

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Tuscarora Chief James Blount 1757 Petition

Colonial and State Records of North Carolina Petition by James Blount for the Tuscarora Nation concerning a land patent James Blount, Tuscarora chief September 25, 1757 Volume 05, Pages 785-786 [From MSS. Records in Office of Secretary of State.] We … Continue reading

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Visit to the Cherokee, 1756

This visit occurred in the midst of the French and Indian War.  The Cherokee sided with the British until suspicions and differences between the two spawned the Anglo-Cherokee War, also known as the Cherokee Uprising, in 1758 in which the Cherokee fought directly … Continue reading

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