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Utilizing the Thurmond Chatham collection of documents, available since 1956 and the then recent initiation of a survey and inventorying of North Carolina Colonial Records, this article seeks to accurately update and correct discrepancies discovered in the previously accepted list and histories of the 17th century governors of Albemarle County.
On two occasions part of North Carolina has established its own independent government. Watauga became the first independent self-governing colony in 1772 but was replaced by the District of Washington in 1776. The State of Franklin, part of present-day Tennessee and of the territory ceded by North Carolina to the federal government, was formed from part of the earlier District Washington.