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You may be interested in the following sites which also relate to Roane County and Tennessee history and genealogy:

Roane County, and indeed much of the American east and midwest, is historically linked to the once-vast Augusta County in Virginia. These links about Augusta County contain much of interest about the history of Roane County families past and present.

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Links relating to our Scottish, British, and European roots

  • The Declaration of Arbroath - A news article from The Scotsman about this significant document.

    "What makes the Declaration of Arbroath so different from anything that had gone before is that for the first time it sets the will and wishes of the people above the king. By doing so, it marks the first expression of the idea of a contractual monarchy, which became the prototype of contractual kingship in Europe.

    "It also must surely be counted as one of the most eloquent expressions of nationhood ever written, promoting the right of freedom for all men and manís right to defend this freedom to the death. It is interesting that it records an idea of Scottish nationalism that rises above the feudal obligations that had characterised the country less than a quarter of a century before."

    "It influenced the American Declaration of Independence (ratified on 4 July 1776)"....

  • The text of the Declaration of Arbroath, 1320 - Translated text. Sample:

    "It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom - for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself."

  • The Soldier in Later Medieval England - Search UK service records from 1369 - 1453.

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