Take a Trip to Ohio’s Pioneer Times Without Leaving your Computer

Take a Trip to Ohio’s Pioneer Times Without Leaving your Computer

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Jayne Broestl has published an interesting article in the Westlake and Bay Village (Ohio) Observer that says, in part:

If you are wondering what first brought the New England settlers to the Western Reserve some 200 years ago, you might start by visiting the website of Cuyahoga West Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society at http://goo.gl/NfjsT. Just click on the “Pioneer Women” menu tab.

Cuyahoga West’s webmaster, John Noble, has posted an article that was written by local history instructor Bob Rich and appeared in a July 1996 issue of The Plain Dealer.

For the most part, New England farmers had a difficult life working the thin and rocky soils of Connecticut and Vermont.  Ohio’s Western Reserve promised an easier way of life, with cheap, fertile land and abundant game to provide them with a hearty diet. But what the settlers found here was nothing like the idyllic lifestyle that was depicted in the painting that was circulated by the Connecticut Land Company, to entice settlers to purchase land in the Western Reserve of Northeast Ohio.

You can read the full article at http://goo.gl/kBcAK and check out CUMPSTON people on my website at http://www.cumpston.org.uk/#/ohio/4535581622

Thanks to Dick Eastman for sharing this.  You can join his list at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/standard-edition.html


About mallerstang

Member of the Guild of One Name Studies researching the name CUMPSTON and its variants. You can see my website at www.cumpston.org.uk I have a new study of the name LAXEN with its own blog at https://laxenresearch.wordpress.com/ and a further research blog which is not registered as a one name study of KNAGGS of Flamborough https://knaggsresearch.wordpress.com/
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