Family History Compiled by Lucy Henderson Horton ...

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Press of the News, 1922 - 289 pages
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Very illuminating and helpful. My thanks go out to Lucy Henderson Horton. ~ Diana O'Hara, direct descendant of Brigadier General Joseph Martin.

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Page 9 - They are described by one historian as being then generally "a race of ancient and respectable planters, having estates in the country, who chose it for their residence for the sake of social enjoyment. They formed a society, now seldom to be met with in any of our cities — a society of people not exclusively monopolized by money-making pur* The toll of two cents continues to be exacted.
Page 282 - Set out this day, and, after running some distance, met with Col. Richard Henderson, who was running the line between Virginia and North Carolina. At this meeting we were much rejoiced. He gave us every information we wished and further informed us that he had purchased a quantity of corn in Kentucky, to be shipped at the falls of Ohio, for the use of the Cumberland settlement.
Page 51 - But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
Page 216 - You brave heroic minds, Worthy your country's name, That honour still pursue; Go and subdue, Whilst loitering hinds Lurk here at home with shame. Britons, you stay too long; Quickly aboard bestow you, And with a merry gale Swell your stretched sail, With vows as strong As the winds that blow you.
Page 205 - When you send again, I entreat you rather send but thirty carpenters, husbandmen, gardeners, fishermen, blacksmiths, masons, and diggers up of trees...
Page 159 - PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO ALL WHO SHALL SEE THESE PRESENTS, GREETING : Know ye that, reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor...
Page 91 - Their ships took the tobacco off their private wharves on the banks of the Potomac or the James River, and carried it to London or Bristol, — bringing back English goods and articles of home manufacture in return for the only produce which the Virginian gentry chose to cultivate. 5. Their hospitality was boundless. No stranger was ever sent away from their gates. The gentry received one another, and traveled to each other's houses, in a state almost feudal.
Page 250 - He shall have dominion from sea to sea, and from the rivers to the ends of the earth.
Page 165 - Oh Death ! where is thy sting ? Oh Grave ! where is thy victory ? The sting of Death is sin, and the strength of sin is the Law.
Page 282 - Richard Henderson, who was running the line between Virginia and North Carolina. At this meeting we were much rejoiced. He gave us every information we wished, and, further informed us that he had purchased a quantity of corn in Kentucky, to be shipped at the Falls of Ohio, for the use of the Cumberland settlement. We are now without bread and are compelled to hunt the buffalo to preserve life.

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