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Re: Blevins-County Armagh
Posted by: Karen Blevins Veal Date: April 13, 1998 at 11:35:49
In Reply to: Blevins-County Armagh by Carolyn Carlisle of 94747

I have many ancestors born before 1850 who lived in or near Ashe County, North Carolina. The Blevins who settled in this area came from Fromby Wales, near Southport. Edward and James Blevins lived in Westerly, RI in 1627. William Blevins and Elisha Wallen explored Virginia between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains in 1734. They were members of a group known as "Long Hunters" because they went on long hunting trips in the mountains. They named the mountains and rivers and other landmarks in what is now Virgina, West Virginia and Kentucky. William Blevins was a witness to the Wataugah Purchase on March 19, 1775. He is also listed in a book entitled Ancient Cherokee Families, and was married to two different Cherokee women who were sisters. Nathan Blevins settled in Ashe County, NC and a place is named for him "Nathan's Creek." Information on the descendants of William and James Blevins may be found in Eastern Cherokee applications taken in the early 20th century. A series of books entitled "Cherokee By Blood" tells about their applications under the Sizemore group.

I have reams of information about the Blevins. Let me know if I can give you any further information.

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