Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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1760s smallpox outbreak

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I ran across a couple of families whose circumstances surrounding the deaths of both fathers and sons at about the same time puzzled me. Andrew Ross and sons and also the Gay family caught my attention. Just use my search button and use “smallpox” for the search term for details. (my articles will show up)

Here is a link to an article, which while it is specific to Charleston, SC, may also pertain to Edgecombe County, NC as well. If anyone has more specific info to contribute please comment with details. I suspect the disease may have worked its way up the coast during this time period.

Written by anderson1951

April 24, 2021 at 5:50 am

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