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Author: Marsha Hoffman Rising
In this, her last book, Rising traces the descendants of Nathan Brown through five generations. The introductory text shows the author's characteristic ability to set the genealogical information in context: The Nathan Brown family was part of the great wave that rolled from Ulster to America during the second and third quarters of the eighteenth century. By the time the family reached its decision to emigrate, one-third or so of the entire Protestant population of Ireland had left. By the outbreak of the American Revolution (four years after their arrival), the estimated half-million Ulster Scots in America comprised one-sixth of the colonial population. There can be no question that these people of similar ethnicity, customs, religion, and political principles made an extensive impact on the communities in which they settled.