Thanks for this, going back to read it now. I have ancestors who show their place of birth as "the State of Franklin". I've read before that heir constitution stated that no lawyers, doctors or preachers (I think that was the 3)could hold legislative office. Not a bad idea.
posted on 12/28/2004 10:22:36 AM PST
("As frightening as terrorism is, it's the weapon of losers." P.J. O'Rourke)
"...Franklin legislature granted new settlers a tax-free grace period of two years to encourage immigration."
My folks moved up into this area about that time. That, along with all the wild game, made it attractive to great-great-etc. grandaddy. Mom's family lived on top of a mountain in Wautaga Co. NC and Dad was from just across the TN border.
The whole bunch got tired of farming in rock piles and packed up and moved Beverly Hillbillys style in the 50's to WA for the logging jobs ($8/day).
My family and I still don't care for the gummit telling how to live. I have some pretty colorful uncles...
posted on 12/28/2004 11:13:26 AM PST
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