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Beginning: The Story of the Moravians

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Lord Granville, wealthy land owner in the North Carolina Colony, attempted to augment the population of the region by recruiting Moravian settlers. In response, August Gottlieb Spangenberg, also known as Brother Joseph, departed Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on 25 August 1752, accompanied by five men, in search of a new settlement area in North Carolina. Returning to Bethlehem on 2 February 1753, Spangenberg was successful, having located an unclaimed tract of land encompassing approximately 100,000 acres, outside of Muddy Creek.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 28 Issue 21, Mar 1961, p15-16, il