Murcheson County

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Historical Fiction  |  House: Rodney Page Books
Murcheson County, a sweeping tale of four families who settle on Georgia’s frontier in the early nineteenth century…their triumphs and sorrows, their frailties… and of the best and worst of the human spirit.

Maureen O’Steen escapes the ravages of Ireland’s Potato Famine only to encounter bitter discrimination in Boston. Her father, determined to improve the family’s lot, relocates to Georgia.

Ezekiel Salter scrimps to buy a ticket in Georgia’s 1807 Land Lottery, wins, and he and his impoverished family head west to newly-created Murcheson County.

Prominent since colonial times, the Underwoods foresee the growing demand for cotton and acquire extensive acreage in newly-opened lands in central Georgia. Dispatched by his father, Jacob Underwood begins construction of Poplar Grove plantation.

And, the slave known as Gant, his wife and daughter, Lucey, have no say as to their destination…the highest bidder will decide for them…and if the family remains intact.

Spanning over fifty years, Murcheson County chronicles the four families’ fortunes against the backdrop of the most turbulent time in American history.

An epic saga of slavery, emancipation, war and hardship, Murcheson County will remain in your heart long after the winds of war have stopped blowing.

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Chapter 26

Submitted: September 01, 2016

Maureen, the heroine, tests traditional social norms Read Chapter


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