Rockford Inn and Aaron Burr

by | Jan 30, 2016 | Confederate affiliation, Surry

In my research I found a story. As a boy, my great-great-great-grandfather, Watson Holyfield of Surry County, hung out at the store and inn. It was written and handed down that Aaron Burr, while traveling to Asheville, stopped at the inn to stay. There he befriended the young Watson. Watson being a poor mountain boy, Burr offered to take him back to Washington to be educated. The young Watson turned him down, would not leave his family or Surry County. If he had made a different decision I would not be here today

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