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.