Land Claims, Grants & Deeds: The Story of Appalachia


Land Claims, Grants & Deeds: The Story of Appalachia

In this presentation you will learn about the early Charters of the King and the Crown Grants and about families who pushed inland or were pushed over the mountains.

What You Will Learn

Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia was predominantly established with rural agricultural settlements. By the late 17th century, planters of the tidewater region held most of the political power and the best land. As time progressed, families moved over the mountains, worked smaller tracts of land, sat in popular assemblies and found their way into political office. Along the rivers, settlers quickly learned to combine agriculture and commerce, and marketplace cities became a major source of prosperity. Let’s take a look at these Colonies and their established land practices. What changed and where can I find it?


J. Mark Lowe describes himself as “born to be curious.” He is a professional genealogist and educator who specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. He coordinates “Research in the South” courses at IGHR, SLIG, and TIGR, worked on several TV series, hosts a YouTube channel, and does webinars.

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Land Claims, Grants & Deeds: The Story of Appalachia

18 Jun, 20247:00pm EDT1 hour


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