New Category: West of the Alleghney Frontier

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I cant find a category in US History or elsewhere for Frontiersmen/women of first permanent white settlers west of the Alleghenies -- Cumberland, western Pennsylvania, Ohio valley, West VA, Tennessee (and for my frontiersman) the early Kain-tu-kee settlers.  Probably Revolutionary War (1776) to early/mid 1800s (abt 1830 or so -- time of Trail of Tears). I would be interested in helping to develop this category.  What say you?

WikiTree profile: William Coomes
in Policy and Style by Grace McChesney G2G3 (3.1k points)
retagged by Julie Ricketts

you might want to contact the Southern Pioneers project and the Westward Ho! project.

Yes, good idea.  I'll ask the same question to them.  Westward Ho! is from the Mississippi River west, so I eliminated them.  Southern Pioneers did not include west of the Alleghenies... All eastern states.  But they may want to expand their range to w of the A.  Thank you, I'll try that.

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Speaking of Western Pennsylvania, there are some useful books published by Sharon MacInnes, PhD. They are titled  "Early Landowners of Pennsylvania: Atlas of Township Warrantee Maps of _______ County, PA". ( I have the Washington and Greene ones.)  One nice thing is that you can get them with the actual maps on CD and so you can create your own cuts from them to show where your ancestors lived.  They were printed by Closson Press.  I know there are other counties available but I haven't checked to see if they're still in print or not.  I expect they are, though.  I'm not sure it the maps are available online or through the state archives.  Anyway the value of the books is that they have indexes and transcripts of the information on the maps and notes from the old history books of the area.
by Dave Dardinger G2G6 Pilot (411k points)

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