There was a large expansion into the Blue Ridge at this time and many of these families continued to migrate westward into Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and beyond.
This project covers Southwestern Virginia to include the counties of: Franklin, Patrick,Grayson, Smyth, Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Henry, Carroll, Wythe, Buchanan, Russell, Tazewell, Bland, Giles, Craig, Floyd, Bedford, Amherst, Pulaski, Pittsylvania, and Montgomery. Feel free also to join here if your roots are in the North Carolina Counties of Ashe, Alleghany, Surry, Yadkin, Wilkes,and Watauga. Those neighboring counties were often shared by the same SWVirginia families.
You are encouraged to join, support, and interact with one or more of the several genealogical groups focusing on this area. Some are…