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APPALACHIAN PIONEERS

~ THEIR STORIES ~

 
 
 
 
 
Here you will find articles, biographical sketches, and stories about pioneer ancestors. These frontiersmen and their families settled on the rugged but beloved Appalachian Mountains of East Tennessee and Western North Carolina. I hope you enjoy reading this and will click on the old mailbox below to contact me if you find a connection!

C O N T E N T S

"Butter Factory at Mount Verd" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"Cherokee County's Contributions" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"Cherokee County's Resources" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"Early Churches in Cherokee County" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"Early White Settlements in Cherokee County" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"The Ghost of Cleage House" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"A Glimpse of Cherokee County's Past" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"Industry Arrives in Cherokee County" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"The John Sutton Family" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

The John L. & May Anne (Sutton) Stiles Family written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"There's Culture in 'Them Thar' Hills" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

The Thomas & Lousia (Smith) Stiles Family written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

"Unaka Ridge, Cradle for Church of God Denomination" written by Sandra Nipper Ratledge

~ F O R T H C O M I N G ~

"Little Hosea's Easter Basket" by Sandra Ratledge

~ TO BE CONTINUED ~

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Short Stories about my Family

School Days, Golden Rule Days -- Stories & School Group Photos

"A WORD FITLY SPOKEN IS LIKE APPLES OF GOLD IN A SETTING OF SILVER." PROVERBS 25 : 11

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This site is dedicated to the memory of my parents, Tommy and Beulah (Cline) Nipper.