Migration to Raleigh from other counties

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Migration to Raleigh from other counties - Wft To Left Imprints In Valley Of Virginia...
Wft To Left Imprints In Valley Of Virginia Raleigh County has left a solid imprint on the minds of V i ginians, n n Imprint which iy still vivid after many decades. The Valley of Virginia, from which most early Raleigh pioneers originated, has few families which did not feel the impact of the ! immigration which did not begin ;to subside u n t i l 50 yeats Counties AfIVcled Especially affected by the'move- 'mom were Franklin, Patrick, Montgomery, Botetourt. Henry, Carroll, Pulaski and Giles counties. All these are in The Valley. i Census -records for the years 11850 and 1860 tell their own story jc/f the ' ' " westward migration. Un- i li'te growing communities, these counties invariably had many va- . - - . 19( ^ Junior class at ( t a n t farms and homes, which 1 ; noted HS such by the enumerator.! , ihi.s was especially noted m mouiiuimoi. s sections of Roanokc.j and M«.i«*^^^^ was' j o n u e known as "Little Most many of it? farmers along Mrs horseback is a i eastern boundary. Paris of Roan- joke and Franklin counties were 'also within this mountainous area. j Migration To Raleigh | The migration into Raleigh :County was not a spontaneous: thing. It was a general develop-i j m e n t , which later grew I movement, over a period of i decades. | One family would' come into county, find a good piece of bottom land such as exists in parts. of Town and Trap Hill districts,i and would buy and cultivate it. Finding conditions here better' than they were in The Valley, j they would return and influence their neighbors to sell their old farms and move into Raleigh, probably near the farms of acquaintances. Such was the case of "Little Floyd," that section of the county which runs from Mount Tabor, along a line north of Crab Orchard, to the Town of Lester. In this section settled many of the old Floyd County families which had been old neighbors in Virginia. Among them were the Greys, Snuffers. Lesters, Cannadys and Pittmans. Xo Trace Tft So complete was this migration that families such as the Lesters and Snuffers left no trace of clan in their county of birth. Most of Raleigh's pioneer families who came out of Virginia were not among the early settlers there. The best lands in the ley were taken up by the Irish Pennsylvania Dutch before or shortly after the Revolution. ! A bit of irony has worked itself into this migratory history. Much of the land in the which local pioneers deserted has, with the advancement of scientific! farming, been turned and productive lands. into rich

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  1. Beckley Post-Herald,
  2. 26 Aug 1950, Sat,
  3. Page 43

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