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Excerpts From
Three Thousand Years on the Frontier
By George E. Parris
© Copyright 1998 by George Parris, All Rights Reserved

(A work in progress)

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Part 11: The New World

11.1 The Navigators: New World Discovered (1400-1492)

11.2 The Spanish and the French (1492-1540)

11.3  Natives of Southeastern North America (1540-1544)

11.4  Hernando de Soto’s Trek (1540-1544)

11.5  The English Challenge to Spanish Dominance (1540-1588) 

11.6  Immigration from France to England and the New World

Part 12: Probing the New World (1492 - 1600)

12.1  Valuable Discoveries in the New World

12.2  Spain, France and other European Rivals of the English in the New World

12.3  The P-R-S family in England in 1200-1600

Part 13: The Virginia Colony

13.1     Sir Walter Raleigh and the Lost Colony (1584-1588)

13.2    The London Company and the Colonization of Virginia (1606-1699)

Part 14: New England, the Puritans, the Quakers and the Slavers

14.1  The Puritan Movement in England

14.2  The Plymouth Company and Massachusetts

14.3  The Triangle Trade

14.4  George Pearis (the interloper/slaver/pirate)

Part 15: The British Civil War (1642-1649)

15.1  The First Civil War

15.2  Unfinished Business

15.3  Meanwhile in Ireland and Scotland

Part 16: The Occupation of Ulster

16.1  Review of Irish Occupation since the Norman Conquest

16.2  Aftermath of the English Civil War in Ireland (1650-1660)

16.3  The Restoration and its Impact on Ireland (1660-1685)

16.4  The Nine Years War (1688-1697)

Part 17: The Carolina Colony (1660-1732)

17.1  King Charles II

17.2    Charles Town (1670-1763)

17.3  Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast (1715-1720)

Part 18: The Mid-Atlantic Colonies

18.1  The Dutch and the Swedes

18.2 Maryland

18.3  Pennsylvania and Delaware (1682-1725)

18.4  The Consolidation of New England (1686-1689)

Part 19: The Anglo-Irish and Highland Scot Migrations to America (1690-1750)

19.1  Prelude to Anglo-Irish Emigration (1675 - 1745)

19.2  The Immigrations of the Anglo-Irish from Ulster to America

19.3 The Hanoverians

19.4  The Highland Scots of the Upper Cape Fear River

19.5  North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia (1732)

Part 20: The Pearis Family of Frederick County, Virginia (1730-1780)

20.1 History of Northern and Western Virginia (1649 - 1755)

20.2  The Cherokee Allies of the British and the British Colonies (1720 -1768)

20.3  The French and Indian War

Part 21: The Americans

21.1 After the War in the South Was Won (1758- 1763)

21.2  The Colonist Penetrate into West Virginia and Kentucky (1763 - 1776)

21.3  The Pearis Families 1763 - 1775

Part 22:  The War of Independence

22.1  Independence versus Revolution

22.2  Two Virginians that played a Role in South Carolina

22.3  The Western Carolinas (1763 - 1776)

22.4 The Initial Phases of the American War of Independence in the South (1775-1780)

22.5 The War of Independence in South Carolina (1780-1781)

Part 23: The New United States

23.1 Establishing a New Nation

23.2 The United States and the Cherokee

23.4 The Southwestern Frontier 1783 - 1811

Part 24: An Interlude of Peace 1795-1812

24.1 Building A Cherokee Nation in North Georgia (1804-1820)

24.2 Assimilation of the Cherokee in the Carolinas (1782-1820)

Part 25: The Rise of Andrew Jackson (1800 - 1820)

25.1 Prelude to the War of 1812

25.2 The War of 1812 on the Frontier

25.3 General Jackson and the Cherokee Nation (1803 - 1824)

Part 26: The Parris Families from Ninety-Six District, South Carolina

26.1 George Parris (b. circa 1754 – d. after 1819)

26.2 The Legacy of George Parris in South Carolina

26.3 George Parris’s Family in Georgia

26.4 Organization of North Georgia to 1838

Part 27: The Jackson Presidency (1829-1837)

27.1 Highlights of Jacksonian Politics

27.2 Legal Status of the Cherokee

27.3 The Cherokee Removal (1838)

Part 28: The Parris Families of Western North Carolina

28.1 Western North Carolina (1820-1850)

28.3 The Family of James Parris and Amy McIntire

Part 29: Texas and Mexico (1835-1850)

29.1 Texas and Mexico

29.2 The United States and Mexico

29.3 The Mexican War (1846-1848) and its Aftermath

29.4 Alfred Washington Parris and Laura Louisa Connor

Part 30: The War Between the States

30.1 Background to the Conflict

30.2 Overview of the Combat

30.3 The 25th Regiment of North Carolina

30.4 Thomas’s Legion (69th North Carolina)

Part 31: The Mountaineers (1870-1920)

31.1 After the War

31.2 Turn of the Century

31.3 Roy Clifton Parris (1916-1994)