Cumberland Settlement Edmondson Tapestry

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Cumberland Settlement of TN

During, and immediately after the Revolution, settlers of Southwest Virginia began to move west and south to take up new lands. Many followed the rivers in flatboats with the intent of joining Boone in the Kentucky Settlements. Others dropped out near Nashville, establishing the Cumberland Settlement in and around what is now Davidson County. Some lines of Edmiston's from Southwest Virginia were among those early Cumberland Settlers. See Notebook:Edmondson Family of Davidson County TN for current notes.