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14 January 2015

Did They All Move?

An ancestral couple in their mid-50s left Ohio for Illinois in the 1840s. Most of their children came with them. One or two apparently never left Ohio and two or three returned to Ohio after living in Illinois and serving in the Civil War.

Never assume that they all moved together. Adult children sometimes did not migrate further with the parents and some people went back "home."

1 comment:

  1. Even when they all moved, they didn't move at the same time. My family moved from the eastern part of the state to the western part over a period of 15 or so years.