By: Lefler & Wager, Pub. 1953, Reprinted 2013, 400 pages, ISBN #0-89308-805-6.
The great migration from Pennsylvania to the Piedmont of the Carolina came in the middle of the 18th century. Scotch-Irish and German immigrants moved South along the "Great Wagon Road" through the Shenandoah Valley to Carolina, looking for less expensive land and Orange County received a great influx of these settlers. This book discusses the history of the county from its beginning along with other issues such as: agriculture, education, commerce, Indian affairs, politics, religion, slavery, and war service. But what the family researcher will savior are the biographical sketches of many the early citizens such as: Andrews, Badger, Battle, Bennehan, Benton, Berry, Bingham, Burke, Butler, Caldwell, Cameron, Caswell, Child, Churton, Corbin, Curtis, Duke, Fanning, Few, Gattis, Graham, Green, Harris, Harrisse, Hart, Hawks, Heartt, Henderson, Hogg, Holden, Holt, Hooper, Horton, Howell, Hubbard, Huntington, Husband, Johnston, Jones, Laws, Lloyd, Lynch, Mangum, Martin, Mebane, Micklejohn, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Murphey, Nash, Noewood, Olmsted, Patillo, Phillips, Pool, Rochester, Ruffin, Smith, Spencer, Stanford, Strowd, Strudwick, Swain, Tew, Thackston, Turner, Venable, Waddell, and Watson.