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Welsh Emigrants to North Carolina

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Welsh Emigrants to North Carolina

Posted: 24 Apr 2011 9:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm trying to find information about a "band of Welsh" that settled in Guilford County, North Carolina. This may be the answer to my brick wall.

In "The History of Guilford County" by Sallie Walker Stockard (1902), page 13,is this paragraph --

"In central Guilford the Scotch-Irish settled: in east Guilford the Germans built their homes; while in west Guilford the English Quakers took up their abode. A band of Welsh also came to this section."

Jediah/Jedediah Aydelott owned land in Guilford County in 1788. (I believe this to be Jediah Sr.) The 1880 Census for his grandson, Joseph, says that his father (Jediah Jr., b.abt 1774) was born in Wales. No one has been able to prove the Wales connection.

Aydelott (variant spellings include Aydelotte, Aydlott, Idlott, Idlett, Hydlott) is a Huguenot surname. This "band of Welsh" may have been a group of Huguenots who emigrated together.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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ayholtin 25 Apr 2011 3:24AM GMT 
Annie4635 25 Apr 2011 11:45PM GMT 
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