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Chapter 47: Port Holes in the Attic

In 1965, my friends’ Uncle Morris R. Nanney wrote about the Montford Cove Valley. The road on the far right is 221 going north to Marion, NC. The area to the right of 221 near the county line is Union Mills … Continue reading

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Chapter 44-B: Once Upon a Time

A stockade called Davidson’s or Rutherford’s Fort was the westernmost outpost for the white settlers exploring the Blue Ridge in 1730. After the Revolutionary soldiers returned to their homes with tales of available farmland, mild climates and beautiful valleys, the word spread, … Continue reading

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Chapter 29: Out of the Ashes

Montford Cove and Nanney Town suffered through the destructive forces of war. The communities came together and did what they did best. They helped each other. They persevered. Fortunately the soldiers returning to this community didn’t find burned out farms as other … Continue reading

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Chapter 21: How Would You Divide an American Pie?

I want to fill in some blanks from the last post about Richard Ledbetter, III. In 1780, Richard and his wife Nancy Johnson took their infant Richard IV back to their Virginia origins as told in his deposition. But he didn’t mention that … Continue reading

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