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By Brenda Coates

awesome humans form a rustic… a nation… a county… a local… a kin… an empire. One team of such remarkable parents used to be the Murray extended family, whose early migration into the yank Colonies with different Scotch-Irish solid the destiny and fortune of the Fletcher quarter situated in Henderson County, North Carolina. the following the Murray legend starts with Samuel Murray, Sr., his relations, and his empire.

The Murray's historical past defies the stereotypical belief of Appalachian parents, who the typical lore of heritage has a tendency to lump into planters, bad whites and slaves. The Murrays show themselves to be a brand new classification of pioneers, one that needed to set up a greater way of life for his or her households, and orchestrated efforts to construct church buildings and colleges, and actively participated within the management of neighborhood government.

Samuel Murray's migration matches the paradigm within the early 13 colonies for that flood of Scots, Irish, and German newbies who relocated into the uncooked and immature south. In exploring Samuel's tale, from his ancestor's arrival within the colonies in the course of the evolution of his kin as they journeyed southward, after which into the rugged mountains, we find early American historical past itself, and the total array of characters and dynamics that molded this virgin country, this unsettled wasteland, into the main robust state within the world.

In the Western North Carolina Mountains, the Murray extended family Settled. include us now as we discover the background of this outstanding kinfolk and consider the contribution that it made to the evolution of God’s such a lot excellent valley: Fletcher, North Carolina.

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