am researching many early Chisago Yankee settlers, the majority of which - approx 30 +/- families - came to MN together in/around 1850-1858 or so. Not all of the following families came to MN together, but they did end up in Amador Township, or close by, and intermarried. To date the families I'm researching are the Bush/Fairchild/Par(r)ish/Martin/Wilkes/Wilcox family, and the Mansfield/Hall/Willoughby/Sheldon/Lovejoy/Par(r)ish family.
There was a Diane Bush on this - and other - boards about 7 or so years ago. I would love to get in touch with her. She and I seem to be chasing the same people and some of the info I've gotten I owe to her.
I'm not related to any of these people but work at the state park that encompasses land these people at one time owned. I'm doing this research to better know and enhance the cultural history of these early settlers in hopes of telling their story.
These families were very early settlers in Amador Township (Chisago County), most coming from NY, and many held township offices and, in fact, are the ones that setup and established Amador Township. They're people that preceeded, sometimes as much as 40 or so years, the Swedish immigrants that followed in the 1880s. As there are remmants today of many of these families' farms within the park, it is my hope to someday have a cultural display at the Visitor Center about these early settlers, their homes, their lives and their importance to the area.
If anyone can help me with information on the above families, it would be greatly appreciated.
Notify Administrator about this message?
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|