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George Durant

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George Durant was a Virginia resident who, in 1659, joined a group of settlers traveling south to purchase land in near the Perquimans River in modern day North Carolina. The Durant family settled on a tract aptly named Durant’s Land and established a tobacco plantation. Rising taxes on New England tobacco imports created tension among planters and Durant threatened to revolt against the Governor in charge of the Albemarle region. Durant became one of the leaders in Culpepper’s Rebellion and was a key participant in re-establishing the colonial government.