Most all my family was in this area either before the Revolution, or during the Federalist period, and I don't consider all of them as being Appalachian. Some were distinctly Appalachian, those that lived in the mountains. However most were from Virginia and were planters, and I consider them more southern, but having acquired Appalachian customs. I regard the pioneers who simply wanted to remove themselves from society and live more independently as being Appalachian, and those who wished to move west and bring their culture and social traditions with them to expand Colonial settlements as being Southern.
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