One of the great things I enjoy about being part of the USGenWeb Project is the many conversations I get to have with researchers around the country. It is amazing to see to the extent of how the information all of our volunteers and county coordinators provide, is used for individual research. From time to time, we like to share how others find value in our work. But guess what? Not only can the information be used for personal family history and research, but also more.
On the TNGenWeb site is a Special Project section dedicated to information about the Revolutionary War, including information about the 1780 Battle of King’s Mountain. This information is a good source for those who may have had family members involved. But what is interesting is that Peggy McLain has used some of the information and as contextual backdrop for her new book, Shadow Dogs.
Shadow Dogs is a historical novel. In the book, she tells the fictionalized story of John LeQuire and his father John LeQuire, her fourth and fifth great-grandfathers respectively. Young John, the central character, participates in the Battle of King’s Mountain, and for these experiences, Peggy drew from the information online with the TNGenWeb regarding the Battle. How cool!
“An unassuming hero, orphaned at the age of twelve, John is caught up in a web of lies and deceit..” is part of the back of the book description. Sounds quite intriguing! If this sounds like the kind of story you’d be interested in, you may want to check it out.
Thanks Peggy for your support of the TNGenWeb!