Virtual Hike to Rochester, New York

The next destination on my Virtual Hike involves a possible family connection, but one that was only temporary. Most of my recent Virtual Hike route has been following the Rowe family and this is one of the places they may have passed through.

rochester new york, virtual hike, rowe family, genealogyThis segment of the Virtual Hike started in Dunkirk, New York where my 4th Great Grandmother Mercy Pomeroy Braman died in 1837. William Rowe lived in 1850. The end point was Rochester, New York  where my 3rd Great Grandfather Jeremiah Rowe may have lived in 1840.

The route followed Lake Erie and then cut across to Rochester.

Webster, Monroe, New York, Rowe FamilyIf I have the right Census records then Jeremiah Rowe was living in Rochester and his father William Rowe was living in nearby Webster Township which was also in Monroe County.

Migration, East to West, Rowe FamilyI am fairly sure that the family was in this area as James Rowe the father of William had moved out into Stueben County, New York south of Rochester before 1830 and may have been living with his son near Rochester in 1840.

Above you will see the migration path of the Rowe family from Connecticut to Iowa.

I know for certain that in 1830 they were in Connecticut and in 1850 they were in Ohio, and somewhere in between in 1840.

I am still way behind on documenting my Virtual Hike. I actually made it to Rochester back in December. To help in getting caught up I though of skipping this spot and just writing about the next planned stop. However, I had this in my original plan of stops so decided to include it. This also helped me refresh some of my research and sort it out a little bit more. Plus, who knows who may see this and send me more information.

The next stop is also in New York and is connected to another branch of my Mother’s family. Then there are two more stops in New York for my Braman family.

I of course am not walking as much in the shelter in place, but I still make sure my phone moves at least a mile a day.




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2 Responses to Virtual Hike to Rochester, New York

  1. Love the virtual hike idea

  2. Pingback: Virtual Hike to Cape Vincent, New York | Braman's Wanderings

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