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Chesapeake Eastern Shore Favorite Fantasy Stories

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The early history of the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia has been documented for centuries. But, unfortunately, not all documents are equal. Some are solid evidence of the industry, energy, persistence, hard work, and imagination of the European early settlers of these lands. Some have, well, more imagination than basis in fact. This page is where we are collecting favorite fantasies about these early settlers. These are stories that have been demonstrated to be more fancy than fact.

Teague Riggin A popular and well-written book gave Teague's background as descending from Teigh Reagh and wife O'Dowda of Connaught, Ireland. While it's probable, but not yet proven, that Teague came from Ireland, there is no evidence of his parents' names, nor of the elaborated childhood stories that were described.[1]


  1. Sharol Riggen, Teage Riggen and his Riggen-Riggin-Riggins Descendants 1987.

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