By Reason of Strength.

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Johnson, Gerald W.  By Reason of Strength.  New York: Milton, Balch & Co., 1930.


Brief mention.  Catharine Whyte, the main character in this novel set before and during the Civil War, leaves Scotland with her husband to set up a farm and a ministerial practice in the Robeson County area.  Later in life, she goes to Scuffletown for three weeks and uses medicinal herbs to treat a smallpox outbreak among the Croatans (pp. 111-127).  The novel is “based on [Johnson’s] family’s migration from Scotland to America” (Dictonary of North Carolina Biography, vol. 3 [UNC Press, 1988], p. 290).  The Whytes are mentioned in entries 1054 and 1057.

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