Tazewell County, Virginia
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Pendleton's History Of Tazewell County And Southwest Virginia
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Table Of Contents
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Aboriginal Period

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Chap. 1

Origin of the Red men;  their distribution, civilization, character, etc.
Chap. 2 Nations and tribes north of Mexico 15 - 57
Chap. 3 The Indians;  their civilizations, government, manners, and religion 58 - 69

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Period Of Discovery And Colonization

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Chap. 1 Spanish and French discoveries and conquests 73 - 84
Chap. 2 French discoveries and settlements 85 - 98
Chap. 3 Birth of American Nation -- English Settlement at Jamestown 99 - 129
Chap. 4 From death of James I to 1676 130 - 137
Chap. 5 Bacon's Rebellion and discovery of Shenandoah Valley

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Pioneer Period

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Chap. 1 Settlement of Shenandoah and Roanoke Valleys
Chap. 2 The Walker and Gist expeditions 171 - 185
Chap. 3 French and Indian War 186 - 203
Chap. 4 Drapers Meadows Massacre and other Tragic Incidents 204 - 217
Chap. 5 Holston Valley invaded by Indians -- The Sandy expedition 218 - 223
Chap. 6 Why settlements delayed in Clinch Valley
Chap. 7 The Tazewell Pioneer Settlers 231 - 270
Chap. 8 Frontiers of Fincastle County invaded by Indians 271 - 289
Chap. 9 Fincastle men called for Ohio expedition -- Indians invade Clinch and Holston settlements 290 - 310
Chap. 10 Battle of Point Pleasant -- Kentucky opened for settlement 311 - 334
Chap. 11 The Revolutionary War 335 - 352
Chap. 12 First Constitutional Convention -- Declares United Colonies free and independent States -- Declaration of Rights and Constitution adopted 353 - 360
Chap. 13 Kentucky, Washington and Montgomery Counties are formed 361 - 369
Chap. 14 Clark's expedition to Illinois, and Battle of King's Mountain 370 - 397
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Appendices -- Pioneer Period

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A. Sketches of Pioneer Families
B. Massacres by Indians 434 - 468
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Ante-Bellum, or Formative Period

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Chap. 1 Organization of Tazewell County
Chap. 2 Boundaries and Topography of Tazewell County
Chap. 3 Interesting sections of county -- The head of Clinch Valley
Chap. 4 Development of political, social, and industrial character of its people 517 - 529
Chap. 5 The roads of Tazewell County -- Growth in population and wealth, etc. 530 - 546
Chap. 6 The origin and descent of Tazewell County
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War And Reconstruction Period

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Chap. 1 Principle causes of the Civil War 563 - 598
Chap. 2 The Harper's Ferry Insurrection 585 - 592
Chap. 3 The Presidential election of 1860 593 - 598
Chap. 4 Virginia holds convention and secedes from Union 599 - 605
Chap. 5 What Tazewell did in the war 606 - 637
Appendix to War and Reconstruction Period 638 - 654
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Post Bellum, Or Development, Period

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Chap. 1 County recovers from effects of Civil War
Chap. 2 Prosperity returns to Tazewell County
Appendix -- List of men from Tazewell County in World War 1914 -- Army and Navy
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