Sunday, August 14, 2016

Coming to America: 1700 -1763

The 1st half of the 18th century saw an influx of Germans, Swedes, Scots and Scots-Irish into the colonies, especially the South and the western frontier.

1700 -1725: The Quakers continue to settle in the Middle Colonies.

1707 - German immigrants settle in the Palatine region of  New York.

1709: Germans and Swiss settle in the Carolinas.

1715 -1750: The Piedmont is settled by Germans, Swiss and Scots-Irish.

1715 - 1775: Scots, Scots-Irish and Northern English move into the colonies, mainly in the South. Major immigration in 1737, 1740 and 1770.]*

1727: Germans and Scots-Irish migrate from Maryland and Pennsylvania to Virginia's Shenandoah Valley and the Carolinas. 

1729: French establish settlements in the Ohio River Valley.

1730- 1740: Groups of Quakers remove from Pennsylvania to Maryland and into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.*

1732: Scots-Irish move from western Pennsylvania into Virginia and the Carolinas.

1733: Group of Jews settle near Savannah in Georgia.

1740: Influx of Irish into the Southern colonies.

1750: First venture into the Kentucky country.

1751: Scots-Irish settle along the Tennessee River.

1755 - 1763: French and Indian War.

1763: Settlers start to move into the regions west of the Allegheny Mountains.*

*Most of my Quaker ancestors settled in Virginia during the late 1730s. A handful of  families, probably from northern England, also settled in parts of Virginia. A few families migrated into western Virginia before 1755.

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