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Re: Scotch-Irish Resources
In Response To: Scotch-Irish Resources ()

My people are from North Carolina, actually from areas such as Cabarrus and Rowan and Mecklenburg Counties of N.C.; and what I am saying is that when it comes to those white settlers there a great deal of them were of German connections; first settling in Pennsylvania, later as the 1700s continued they migrated into the South. Many of these Germans to my knowledge were also met by another group called Scotch-Irish which from what I know had nothing to do with Ireland. The next two groups as you know already were the Native Americans and the African Americans, many as you know were slaves, some were free. Some how there was another connection that came about: many of the African Americans who took on the surnames of the whites. For instance the name I am affiliated with is House; which in the early times it was the German Haus; names like Fehgert became Faggart/Faggert; Behringer became Barringer; Schwarzwalder became Blackwelder, and the list goes on. Just a little tidbit into history as we do our research. Joseph

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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