Robert Henry: A Western Carolina Patriot

Robert Henry: A Western Carolina Patriot

by Richard Russell, Wayne Caldwell

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Overview

Robert Henry is a character more suited for fiction than nonfiction. While just a boy, he fought with the Overmountain Men at Kings Mountain and battled British troops along the Catawba River. As a surveyor, he helped mark the boundary line between Tennessee and North Carolina. He had a long career as a prominent attorney and owned the famous Sulphur Springs resort. Yet while Henry is one of western North Carolina's most accomplished ancestors, he is also one of the most eccentric. He preferred to dress in moccasins and traveled with a walking stick nearly as tall as he. Some said he had the gift of foresight and was able to predict his own death. Join author Richard Russell as he navigates the unusual, contradictory and fascinating life of Robert Henry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625846006
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/03/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Richard Russell is an author who has worked on several book compilations, most recently receiving the Bob Terrell History Award from the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society and Special Recognition by the WNC Historical Association for his work on Fear in North Carolina. Wayne Caldwell is a novelist from Asheville, North Carolina. Caldwell is author of the critically acclaimed novel Cataloochee.

Table of Contents

Foreword Wayne Caldwell 9

Acknowledgements 15

Introduction 17

1 Beginnings 19

2 Declaring Freedom 25

3 Kings Mountain 29

4 Cowan's Ford 41

5 New Frontiers 49

6 Running a Line 57

7 The Professional 67

8 Husband and Traveler 75

9 Sulphur Springs 87

10 Transitions 115

11 Trouble in Paradise 127

12 The Twilight Years 143

13 Aftermath 153

Epilogue 163

Notes 167

Bibliography 179

Index 187

About the Author 192

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