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Piedmont Trails

By Carol

Genealogy and History walk hand in hand as these episodes travel back in time. Piedmont Trails shares the details and the adventures from the past while informing the listeners of new researching techniques that are available online and in the field. Our ancestors left an amazing trail to follow. Piedmont Trails demonstrates the importance of preserving their footsteps and shares the skills needed to locate their trails of long ago. Enjoy Your Journey To The Past !!
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Virginia Soldiers 1754-1763

Piedmont TrailsMay 21, 2023

Virginia Soldiers 1754-1763

Virginia Soldiers 1754-1763

In the show we name several soldier names, their occupation, their age, height, and more all from the 18th century. The Virginia Regiment records are fascinating to research and we encourage you to use the resources below to enhance your journey to the past. Thank you so much for your support over the past 4 years with the podcast. Please visit Piedmont Trails for more information about the Virginia Soldiers who served between 1754 and 1763.

Lawson, Cecil C. P.: A History of the Uniforms of the British Army, Vol. III, London: Kaye & Ward Abbot, W. W., editor. The Papers of George Washington: Colonial Series 2-6. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983-1988 McBride, Stephen and Kim McBride "Fort Pearsall." e-WV: The West Virginia Encyclopedia. 09 February 2023 The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography "Thomas Barton and the Forbes Expedition" The Writings of George Washington collected and edited by Worthington Chauncey Ford Vol. I.1748-1757 New York & London G. P. Putnam's Sons The Knickerbocker Press 1889 Sheppard, Ruth: Empires collide – The French and Indian War 1754-63, Osprey Publishing, 2006 Ferling, John. “Soldiers for Virginia: Who Served in the French and Indian War” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 94, no. 3 (1986): 307–28. Koontz, Louis K, The Virginia Frontier 1754-1763 published by Heritage Books 2009 Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt, Virginia's Colonial Soldiers published by Genealogical Publishing Company Baltimore, Maryland 1988 Library of Virginia Database of Dead from French and Indian War Various petitions from county court records of Virginia
May 21, 202323:39
Religion & Politics in Colonial North Carolina-How Their Actions Affect Our Genealogy Research

Religion & Politics in Colonial North Carolina-How Their Actions Affect Our Genealogy Research

Welcome to Episode#43! We are approaching our 4th season here on the podcast. Thank you so much for your support over the past three years. We are looking forward to the new season with all of you. Today's show will highlight religion in the piedmont sections of North Carolina during the mid-18th century. We take a closer look at the power of the church mixed with politics and how this affected our ancestors and our genealogy research today. Please see the below list for sources used for this broadcast. If you have comments or questions about the episode, please contact us by visiting Piedmont Trails.

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Engel, Katherine Carte :Religion & Profit Moravians in Early America published by University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009 pp. 82-83, 152, 173 Charleston Baptist Association established 1751 Philadelphia Baptist Association established 1707 Sandy Creek Baptist Association established 1758 Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church records established 1779 in Tennessee Jersey Settlement Church records Sandy Creek Church records Hendricks, Garland A. :Saints and Sinners at Jersey Settlement published by Charity & Children Thomasville, North Carolina 1964 pp. 2-12, 14-21. Teague, Bobbie T. :Cane Creek: Mother of Meetings published by Friendly Desktop Publishing Greensboro, North Carolina 1995 pp. 11, 13, 15-22. Hilty, Hiram H. :New Garden Friends Meeting: The Christian People Called Quakers published by The North Carolina Friends History Society Greensboro, North Carolina 1983 pp. 3, 5, 9-11. Paschal, George Washington :History of North Carolina Baptists published by North Carolina Baptist State Convention Raleigh, North Carolina 1930 pp. 316-321, 325-327 Edwards, Morgan :History of the Baptists in North Carolina published 1813 Morgan, Jacob L. :History of the Lutheran Church in North Carolina 1803-1953 published by United Evangelical Lutheran Synod of North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina 1953 pp. 13-25 Moravian Archives Bethlehem, Pennsylvania & Unity Archives Herrnhut, Saxony, Germany & Moravian Church Manuscripts held at John Rylands Library Manchester, England United Methodist Church Records Duke University Library Archives & Manuscript Collection Durham, North Carolina Divinity Archive Collection: Manuscripts Durham, North Carolina Dromgoole, Edward, personal papers 1770-1871 Various personal notes, collections, maps from research on several families in the piedmont region of North Carolina
Apr 09, 202334:16
First Families in the Piedmont Area of North Carolina
Mar 08, 202336:51
Massacre at Cavett's Station in Eastern Tennessee
Feb 12, 202345:07
The Carolina Road

The Carolina Road

How many of you have heard of the Carolina Road in Virginia? This episode goes into detail about the history and the original route of the Carolina Road. Evidence is presented that distinguishes the differences between the Great Wagon Road and the Carolina Road. Visit Piedmont Trails for more information about this road and many other 18th-century highways.

Sources from the show:

Myers Family by James C Myers-family booklet Maryland State Archives Newsletter Vol. 18 No. 19 dated 9/15/2004 The History of Montgomery County, Maryland 1650-1879 by T.H.S. Boyd published by W.K. Boyle & Son in Clarksburg, Maryland 1879 Archaeological Investigations Associated with the Fauquier and Alexandria Turnpike by the Buckland Historic Transportation Enhancement Project Charles H. Hunton Papers 1815-1896 Rubenstein Library, Duke University Durham, North Carolina 1933 map of Prince William County, VADOT The Roads of Virginia 1607-1840 by Edward Graham Roberts published by University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 1950 Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia Virginia Library-Land Grants/Land Deeds Virginia County Court Records, Road Orders & Petitions Piedmont Trails notes and documents obtained from personal research including 17th-century treaty investigations, land patents, and road groundwork investigations with original roadbeds, private turnpike companies, and trading ledger documents in Virginia
Dec 25, 202234:27
Louisiana, Florida and the Gulf Region During the 18th Century
Oct 02, 202208:43
British Bounty Land Grants 1670-1740
Aug 21, 202227:11
The Children Without Indenture Papers
Aug 01, 202230:08
Stokes County, North Carolina Area: 18th-Century Roads
Jul 07, 202223:41
The Old West Forts
Jun 02, 202237:07
The Confiscation Act of North Carolina

The Confiscation Act of North Carolina

During the American Revolutionary War, the North Carolina Legislature passed several confiscation laws dating from 1776 thru 1783. These laws were designed to punish the Loyalist who were actively aiding Great Britain during the war. Today's show highlights this time period by discussing the events that led up to the laws enactment and the aftermath. Many details are available with a list containing first and last names of confiscated lands noted by W. Williams, Secretary of NC during April of 1788. 

I encourage everyone to visit Piedmont Trails and subscribe to the site. As a subscriber, you will receive first notice of all new updates and events.

Sources for Today's show:

The Loyalist in North Carolina During the Revolution by Robert Demond Southern Historical Press Greenville, SC 1940 Committees of Safety by William Powell University of Chapel Hill, NC 2006 Loyalists and Redcoats by Paul Smith University of North Carolina Press 1964 The State Records of North Carolina 16 Volumes by Walter Clark & William Saunders Nash Brothers, Goldsboro, NC 1886 Court and Estate Records from Rowan, Anson, Orange, Surry, Wilkes, Cumberland and Bertie counties
May 05, 202219:27
Records & Surnames of Colonial Halifax County, Virginia 1752-1776
Mar 11, 202216:44
Old Roads and Taverns in Western North Carolina
Jan 24, 202220:49
West To Kentucky
Dec 26, 202129:57
The Colonial Roads of Western Maryland
Nov 07, 202128:07
Family Research Before The 1790 Census
Sep 30, 202128:06
The Land Company of the Moravians
Sep 02, 202125:08
Colonial Roads of North Carolina: The Piedmont Region
Jul 29, 202121:49
North Carolina Native Americans 1709-1752
Jun 17, 202122:13
Family Secrets & Their Stories
May 13, 202124:00
The Structure of The Family Tree

The Structure of The Family Tree

How many of you have questioned yourself about adding certain kinds of material to your family tree? Everyone has done this. Listen in on today's show as Carol stresses the importance of character and how that relates to our family trees. All family trees are as unique as the people within them. The roots uphold the value of each and every branch. 

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Apr 22, 202113:48
The Moravian Lands of North Carolina
Mar 11, 202138:51
The Early Days of Mulberry Fields, Wilkes County, NC
Feb 22, 202128:53
The Shift of Change-North Carolina Migration to Western Lands 1765-1775
Jan 21, 202136:05
The Early Surnames Along The Rocky River of North Carolina
Dec 03, 202029:36
Battle of Sullivan's Island 1776
Oct 22, 202039:41
Early Roads of South Carolina 1720-1770
Sep 10, 202023:03
Strategy For Finding Lost Ancestors & The Secrets Along The Way
Sep 10, 202027:09
The Problems & Struggles With Census Records
Aug 13, 202050:17
History & Early Families of Abbotts Creek, NC 1750-1770
Jul 23, 202026:32
Tradesmen And Craftsmen In Colonial Rowan County, North Carolina
Jun 11, 202044:44
Genealogy Research For Eastern Tennessee

Genealogy Research For Eastern Tennessee

This show will share over 50 genealogy resources with you concentrating on the eastern sections of Tennessee. Establishing a specific timeline is vital when you are researching the colonial years in this area. Portions of records can be found in North Carolina while others are located in Tennessee. These records cover the time period of 1760 to the Civil War years. Several surnames are mentioned in the show and Piedmont Trails has on hand additional resources as well. The map photo is courtesy of the Library of Congress published in 1795 by John Reid. if you have any questions or comments, please share them by leaving a voice message or contact the website. As always, I wish you great success with your family research. Stay Safe and Enjoy Your Journey To The Past !!

May 07, 202038:14
Rowan County, North Carolina-The Early Years
Apr 16, 202041:56
Researching Genealogy During Historic Times
Apr 02, 202018:21
The Real Ground Work of Genealogy & History

The Real Ground Work of Genealogy & History

This episode reveals the steps taken with family research during the years of 1988 thru the late 1990's. Due to the overwhelming requests received from the viewers of Piedmont Trails, this podcast goes into depth of genealogy researching during this time period and how to use these same steps with today's technology. If you have missing names among your family branches, try using this process and conduct your research on a more local level. Regardless of the miles between you and the specific area, discoveries can be made and the rewards can be fascinating.  If you have questions, comments or suggestions, leave a voice mail with this podcast for Piedmont Trails. 

A new YouTube channel was launched with Piedmont Trails containing videos of early settlements, migration trails, surname genealogy and so much more. Visit us on the new channel. Also, subscribe free to the website and stay up to date with the latest articles, research links and events with Piedmont Trails.

As always, Thank You for joining the podcast and I wish you great success with your journey to the past.

Our Ancestors Left An Amazing Trail To Follow !!

Enjoy Your Journey !!

Mar 05, 202032:51
Getting Back To The Roots of Genealogy Research
Feb 17, 202044:56
Humble Beginnings, The World of Genealogy

Humble Beginnings, The World of Genealogy

What is the key factor with genealogy research? Find out by listening to my humble genealogy beginnings and the techniques of years past. Learn how these same techniques can attribute to your present day research. To join the Live Chat Events mentioned in the podcast, simply click on the link. Visit the website of Piedmont Trails and subscribe for free to stay up to date with the latest additions. Please share you comments, suggestions and requests with me by voice message. Thank You all so much for joining me today and I wish you well with family research. Our ancestors left an amazing trail to follow. 

Enjoy Your Journey To The Past !!

Feb 06, 202011:03
Understanding 17th Century Religion and Finding Church Records For Genealogy

Understanding 17th Century Religion and Finding Church Records For Genealogy

Religion played a vital role with our 18th century ancestors. Church records from this time period can reveal many details of our ancestors lives. Regardless of the denomination,  documents resurface daily from churches who were active during this colonial period.  Piedmont Trails welcomes you to learn more about colonial religion by using techniques that may broaden your genealogy skills. Discussion about religion history from late 17th century to years before the American Revolutionary War. Topics are Puritans, Quakers, Catholics, Jews, Baptists, Lutherans and Anglicans. The 3 most important rules to discovering church records and how to reference these sources among your family history.  1-Identify the name of your ancestor 2-Identify the location 3-Determining the churches within the immediate area during your ancestor's timeline Various books have been written on the subject dating back to the early 19th century and up to present day. If you are not researching church records, you may be missing a huge opportunity to learn more about your ancestors. Below are various links and notes to assist you on your journey. 


4th Parish Records of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1743-1839

Church Life in Colonial Maryland

Church of England in Colonial North Carolina

Church of England in Colonial South Carolina

Church of England in Colonial Virginia Volume 1 Volume 2

Early History of Rhode Island Volume 1

History of the Church of England in the Colonies Volume 1

Lutheranism In Colonial New York

Puritan Age in Massachusetts Bay Colony 1629-1685

Sketches of Church Life In Colonial Connecticut

Rhode Island Protestantism Colonial Period

As always, Thank You so much for joining the podcast today. If you have questions, comments or suggestions about this episode, please leave a message by clicking the message link. Share your experiences with Piedmont Trails. Our ancestors left an amazing trail to follow. Enjoy Your Journey To The Past

Jan 16, 202024:44
5 Basic Guidelines for Genealogy Research
Dec 04, 201922:57
Migration Routes of Colonial America

Migration Routes of Colonial America

A detailed description of 6 early routes that were used during the colonial period of the United States.  Please be sure to visit Piedmont Trails as many more details of these amazing trails can be found on the website. Our ancestors left an amazing trail to follow. Enjoy Your Journey !!

Additional podcast notes are below: 

Additional links for the King's Highway- The King's Best HIghway and The First Major Route of the Colonies

Fall Line Road-Thru the Carolinas

Upper Road-Upper Road from Family Search

Federal Road-Georgia Encyclopedia

National Road-History

Wilderness Road-History

Dec 03, 201932:11
The Great Wagon Road
Oct 24, 201915:14
Introduction Of Piedmont Trails
Oct 20, 201900:44