The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

A fit place for an Englifh Factory, along the Hogohegee R., the Head whereof very little known

Via Flutterby is this wonderful site of historical maps. I was checking out A Map of the British Empire in America with the French and Spanish Settlements adjacent thereto (1746) when I came across a Ft. Barnwell in North Carolina, built in 1712.

Ft. Barnwell was named for one John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell who fought the Tuscarora in that area in 1711-12. And John “Tuscarora Jack” Barnwell is an ancestor of mine (on my mom's side of the family—she was a Barnwell). How cool is that?

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