The Bear Went Over the Mountain: Genealogy and Social History of a Southern U.S. Family; the Story of the Native American-English Yates Family, from Colonial Virginia to Twentieth-century Florida, with Sketches of Pioneer Life and Traditional Stories, including an Account of James & Elisabeth Yates of Heard County, Georgia, together with an Appendix about Southern Language, Numerous Photographs, Charts and Illustrations, not without an Index, viz. of Persons of Surname Bondurant/Bundren, Cooper, Denn(e)y, Fawcett/Fossett, Gates, Goble, Graben, Kimball/ Kimble /Kimbrell/ Kimbrough, Kitchens, McDonald, Mitchell, Redwine, Shankles, and Yates/ Yeat(e)s of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North & South Carolina, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia
This genealogy classic, written in the bad old days of shoe leather and courthouse basements before the Internet, tells of a Southern man's discovery of his Native American ancestry in the 1990s.
Among fascinating regional and local stories, you'll discover how the Yateses of Virginia coped on the frontier…how some Cherokees escaped the Trail of Tears…what the Southern drawl really means…where The Tree That Owns Itself is…how Elisabeth Yates stole her cattle back from Gen. Sherman.
Out of print for years and accessible only in electronic form, this sought-after family history is now available in both epub form and an exciting audiobook version.