Geogroup:Dryden Family in Southwest Virginia

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A number of Dryden individuals appear in the settlement records for Southwest Virginia. Most commonly mentioned are David, Nathaniel, and Joel Dryden believed to be the sons of David Dryden and Dorthy McLure of Augusta County. These three brothers came to Southwest Virginia by 1771, settling in the Fifteen Mile-Wolf Creek area near Abingdon, on the southside of the North Fork of the Holston River Valley. They also owned property in the Little Moccassin Creek area which drains the Brumley Gap area, discharging from the north into the North Fork of the Holston.

A James Dryden appears at least once in the area records, when he attests to the will of General William Campbell. A william Dryden appears with considerable frequency in court records of the area, and appears to have been a local merchant. James and William are prossibly brothers of David, Nathaniel, and Joel Dryden, but the exact relation, if any, is not known.
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