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Bacon's Rebellion

Discussion in 'Genealogy and Personal History' started by Jayhawker Soule, Jan 22, 2021.

  1. Jayhawker Soule

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    I've been rereading the Wikipedia entry on Bacon's Rebellion with the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. I'm struck by the following:
    • When Sir William Berkeley refused to retaliate against the Native Americans, farmers gathered around at the report of a new raiding party. Nathaniel Bacon arrived with a quantity of brandy; after it was distributed, he was elected leader. Against Berkeley's orders, the group struck south until they came to the Occaneechi people. After convincing the Occaneechi warriors to leave and attack the Susquehannock, Bacon and his men followed by killing most of the Occaneechi men, women, and children remaining at the village.
    • Edmund S. Morgan's classic 1975 American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia connected the calamity of Bacon's Rebellion, namely the potential for lower-class revolt, with the colony's transition over to slavery: "But for those with eyes to see, there was an obvious lesson in the rebellion. Resentment of an alien race might be more powerful than resentment of an upper class. Virginians did not immediately grasp it. It would sink in as time went on."[31]

    My 8th great-grandparents, William and Sarah Drummond, where notable supporters of the rebellion. William was hung for his efforts. He should have been handed over to the surviving Occaneechi. :rage:
     
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  2. Secret Chief

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    Nothing to do with the allegorical Orwell novella then. :oops:
     
  3. Sunstone

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    So far as I can find, these sorts of things are all variations on a theme originating with the first complex, hierarchical societies on the plains of Sumer over 5,500 years ago.


    I have a few ideas about that theme which I can't wholly fit into any contemporary ideologies, thus confirming my two ex-wives insight that I am almost always wrong about nearly everything.
     
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    I also have an ancestor who was executed for this rebellion.
     
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  5. Jayhawker Soule

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    I assume that they were not related to William and Sarah Drummond.
     
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    I'd have to go look it up again...

    Edit: updated info: Thomas Wilford; I don't see the Drummonds among his relatives, but it could have happened.
     
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  7. Revoltingest

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    This thread isn't nearly as interesting as I'd hoped.
    (I thought cured meats had invaded the Capitol.)
     
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    The six degrees of Bacon's Rebellion
     
  9. Jayhawker Soule

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    At least I got a lake.
     
  10. beenherebeforeagain

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    Cool!:cool:
     
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