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HistoryBuff 
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08-12-05 08:53 PM - Post#153580    


I guess I am being a bit lazy today, but can somebody just post an image of a colonial type during the F&I War with labeled arrows pointing to pieces of clothing and accoutrements. Let's say one of English or Dutch decent living in the Eastern TN or Carolinas region. I had a Dutch ancestor in the area about that time. Yes, I know they didn't have cameras back then, but a drawing from a book or a picture of oneself in re-enacting mode would be great.

Thanks,
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Okwaho 
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08-13-05 11:57 AM - Post#153816    

    In response to HistoryBuff

The earliest permanent white settler in that part of North Carolina now known as Tennessee was William Bean the elder who settled in upper East Tennessee in what is now Carter County,Tennessee in 1768 and his youngest son,Russell,born in 1769, was the first white child born to permanent settlers in what is now Tennessee.This was after the French and Indian War which ended in 1760 with the French surrender of Montreal and the Treaty of Paris in 1763.Settlers in North Carolina and Virginia wore much the same clothes and I'm sure there are ample sources depending on your particular impression.
Tom Patton
The French make great allies for Indians


 
HistoryBuff 
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08-18-05 08:32 PM - Post#156514    

    In response to Okwaho

Okwaho,

Interesting. My ancestor moved to White County, TN from Hyde county, NC around 1811. Hyde county is on the coast, White county is in Middle TN. After doing some research, it appears he was born somewhere between 1754-1756, a bit young to fight in the F&I war. He did however, move to TN after selecting his 40 acres there for his service in the revolution. I'm not sure where he fought or under who's command.

HistoryBuff

 
HistoryBuff 
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08-18-05 08:33 PM - Post#156515    

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Okwaho,

If I may ask, where in TN are you? I'm in Lavergne.

HistoryBuff

 
Stophel 
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Stophel
08-21-05 10:01 AM - Post#157627    

    In response to HistoryBuff

Plain linen shirt, neckerchief of some type, Vest coming down to the middle of the thigh or perhaps a tad less, coat/jacket with straight front, buttoning down to almost the knees...can be real simple or fancy with pleats, turn back cuffs, etc. Drop front breeches or trousers (I am unconvinced that "French" breeches are "earlier"...I will have to see a picture of some other nationality in the 1750's or earlier clearly showing them wearing them...) Breeches either linen or deerskin. Three cornered hat or broad brimmed hat...either preferably black. Straw hat if you can find a decent one. Shoes with ties or buckles or moccasins if you can wear them. I would say that is the "basic outfit" of the 1760's.

I'm not too far from LaVergne!

Chris Immel
Elkton, Ky


 
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