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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Tennessee, (search)
hunt and explore middle Tennessee, with camp at Price's Meadows, Wayne county......1769 Written association formed for the government of the Watauga settlers, and five commissioners appointed as a governing court......1772 Col. Richard Henderson, Nathaniel Hart, and Daniel Boone purchase from the Indians a tract of country between the Kentucky and Cumberland rivers, which they call Transylvania......March 17, 1775 Watauga purchased from the Indians, and deed of conveyance to Charles Robertson executed......March 19, 1775 Watauga settlers march against advancing Cherokees, and disperse them in a battle near Long Island Fort......July 20, 1776 Cherokees under old Abraham attack the fort at Watauga, but are repulsed......July 21, 1776 Forces under Col. William Christian destroy the Cherokee towns in east Tennessee......1776 Washington county, including all of Tennessee, created by law of North Carolina......November, 1777 Richard Hogan, Spencer, Holliday, and ot