Genealogy of the Tenney Family; More Particularly of the Family of Daniel Tenney, and Sylvia Kent, His Wife of Laporte, Ohio, from 1634 and 1638 to 18

Genealogy of the Tenney Family; More Particularly of the Family of Daniel Tenney, and Sylvia Kent, His Wife of Laporte, Ohio, from 1634 and 1638 to 18

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...Up to this time I had heard much of the West opening beyond the great lakes, and had a strong desire to try fortune in a larger field. The financial crash of 1836-7 had bankrupted the whole country, put an end to all new enterprises, and nearly forced a suspension of all forms of business. Emigration received a check and actually turned back eastward, owing to the sickness and privation endured by the first arrivals, especially in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Multitudes perished, and other multitudes fled to escape the agues and other diseases that were well nigh universal. The accounts that came back were harrowing in the extreme, and the suffering indisputably great. Nevertheless I determined, when opportunity offered, that I would take the risk, and pass from the timbered regions in which I had always dwelt, into the prairie country which I had never seen. May 21, 1845, I took steamer at Cleveland, for Milwaukee, in Wisconsin Territory, reaching that port five days later. As the stages across the territory were only semi-weekly, and a delay of three days would be required, I hired a horse, and made the trip to Madison on horse-back, following a road that was most of the way little else than a mere trail. Settlements were very few, and farm houses from ten to twenty miles apart. Madison was at that time a hamlet, located in a young forest or thicket, the houses few, and mainly built on the south and east side of the square. Three roads only crossed the site, and no visible improvements of any kind marked or marred the shores of the lakes. I met here for the first time since leaving Little Falls, N. Y., J. A. Noonan, Esq., and was by him introduced to the territorial officials, judges of the U. S. Court, and many others. I found two or three...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236672615
  • 9781236672612