Stone Genealogy

John Stone (1750-1827)    William Stone (1772-1856)


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I'm trying to get some idea of how out ancestors traveled from NC to VA back around 1800. Below are bits & pieces that will later be compiled.

Blair's Forge was on Chestnut Creek near the present-day town of Galax, VA
There's a bunch of info at this link. Most probably isn't pertinent. Below describes Blair's Forge and could be the reason Wm settled there.
According to Wilkes County Heritage, Vol. 1 (Wilkes Gen. Society, 1982), p.120, and Alleghany County Heritage (Alleghany Co. Hist-Gen. Society, 1983), p.96, Francis Bryan (b. 1770) arrived in Grayson County, VA, as a young man and was hired or bound himself to work at Blair's Forge. At the age of 21, he removed to what is now Alleghany County, NC, and settled on Glade Creek. (Blair's Forge was on Chestnut Creek near the present-day town of Galax, VA.)

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