Author

Ward F. Chick

Publication Date

1953

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Education

LCSH

Franklin (State)||Kentucky--History

Abstract

The ratification of the Federal Constitution did not produce, as If by magic, a unified State, Although state conventions ratified the now constitution, not all the people of any one state, or the new Nation, showed favorable reaction. Localism was fast be coning a force with which to reckon, The various parts of the new Nation were interested in their own welfare and not feat of fee country as a whole. A great deal has been written concerning the transmontane area of North Carolina before and after the Revolution. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the culmination of events that began about 1768 with William Bean's cabin on the Watauga River in eastern Tennessee. Bean, (or Been) one time companion of Daniel Boone, chose as his site a former hunting camp he had used with Boone. As soon as it was known feat on© person had settled on the Watauga other pioneers followed. Earliest of the new arrivals was James Robertson from Wake County, North Carolina. Finding a suitable location he brought his wife and other colonists to Watauga in the spring of 1771. From the Shenandoah Valley another man, John Sevier, rode down to explore the Watauga-Holston area, and returned in 1772 with his family,

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes map.

Extent

25, viii pages, 7 unnumbered pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois State Teachers College

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In Copyright

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