A Virtual Hike Idea

As I continue my Virtual Hike I have been trying to figure out my future route across the country. I am virtually in Kansas with my last stop being at Hays, Kansas. See: Virtual Hike to Hays, Kansas

Cochran, Hays, Kansas, Tomb StoneSince the last stop had to do with Family History I thought perhaps I could follow the migration route of one of my ancestors as I head toward the East Coast.

I have been doing a lot of research lately on my Rowe family so it may be the family that I will choose to follow.

Since the family migrated from east to west and I am walking west to east I am going to give the migration path in reverse 🙂

Iowa County, Iowa, Jeremiah RoweMy 3rd Great Grandfather Jeremiah Rowe was living in Marengo, Iowa at the time of his death in 1895. He was in Iowa County, Iowa in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 Federal Census records and 1885 and 1895 Iowa Census records.

Iowa County Iowa, Jeremiah Rowe, MigrationHere you can better see where Iowa County is in Iowa.

Carlisle, Lorain, Ohio, Jeremiah RoweThe 1850 Federal Census shows Jeremiah living in Carlisle Township, Lorain County, Ohio. His father William also lived there, but instead of continuing on to Iowa moved to Michigan where he was in 1860.

Rochester, New York, Jeremiah RoweIn the 1840 Federal Census Jeremiah was in Rochester, New York and his father was also in Monroe County, New York.

New Milford, Connecticut, Rowe Family, Murray FamilyIn the 1820 and 1830 Federal Census records Jeremiah would be living with his father as he was born in 1814. They were living in New Milford, Connecticut at the time of both the 1820 and 1830 Federal Census.

Migration, East to West, Rowe FamilyIn this map I simply chose Marengo, Iowa as a starting point and New Milford as the end and then moved the route to go through where Jeremiah lived in Ohio and New York.

Now that I look at the route, I know that this would not be the exact route that I would take as I would make some detours to visit other family sites.

I would also have to make it to Marengo to the starting point which is more than 500 miles from the last stop on the Virtual Hike. There is plenty of time for me to change my mind 🙂

Now back to wandering.

Steven

 

 

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