Marq and Sheila have produced a work which should certainly qualify as required reading for any descendant of the South Carolina Palatines of 1764.  However, family historians should recognize that Blood Traitors, while based on historical records, is a fictional novel rather than a source of genealogical data. 

Researchers will find that this book not only brings our roots to life, but that it also includes a wealth of sources for further investigation.

Unfortunately for Rampy family readers, the name of our ancestor does not appear in the book's many citings of the Germans who came to South Carolina, even though we were part of the action from the tale's beginning until the end of the Revolution.  In fact, one of the principal characters, Katy Fritz, had a daughter (Elizabeth) who married John Rampey, son of Johan Nicholas.

Gordon Rampy