States Where FOLLIS Families Lived
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All genealogy research contain errors, so let me know if your research contradicts mine. My research of Indiana and Ohio families comes from conversations with relatives, copied scrapbooks, library research, online records, courthouse visits, and multiple visits to final resting places on family farms and cemeteries. Families in other states rely mostly on the research of others. If you have additional information on any families, corrections, photos, or anything to add to the history of our families, please leave a Comment in my Guest book, join my Follis Families on Facebook page, or send an Email. Read Dick Eastman's discussion of Unverified Data.
- United States Independence Day is July 4, 1776 see the timeline
- The Revolutionary War ended with the aid of our French allies warships which forced the surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown October 19, 1781
- March 1781 the Articles of Confederations were adopted
- We were first recognized as a country with the Treaty of Paris signed September 3, 1783
- George WASHINGTON was elected the first president in 1789
- A 1790 map of United States colony land
- Nice You Tube video of what happens when well intentioned people adopt a wild animal and "human imprint" them so they cannot be released back into the wild. In this case our national symbol the Bald Eagle named Challenger.
The American Chestnut tree was the dominant tree of the eastern forest, 1 of every 4 trees was a chestnut until blight struck in the early 1900's. Many animals depended on the chestnuts for food. Susan Freinkel wrote a book in 2007 American Chestnut: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of a Perfect Tree. New Hope for the American Chestnut. Since the 1980's science has been attempting to restore the trees as discussed October 20, 2009 in USA Today. About.com discusses its comeback. Wikipedia mentions isolated populations. I saw a few in Wisconsin in 1994. American Chestnut Foundation.
The American Elm tree is another causality of disease - Dutch Elm Disease.
1751 Jefferson Fry map of Maryland and Virginia routes
The Warrior's Path: Reflections Along An Ancient Route by Casey Clabough route through Maryland, Virginia to Tennessee 2007
Colonial Routes to Kentucky and Tennessee by Johni Cerny, B.S., F.U.G.A.
A political and constitutional study of the Cumberland road by Jeremiah Simeon Young 1902
Maidstone-on-the-Potomac is a c.1741 historic house and farm near Falling Waters, West Virginia. Located on the Potomac River immediately opposite Williamsport, Maryland, built by Evan Watkins, who operated Watkins Ferry on the Potomac, which was used by George Washington and General Edward Braddock.
The Old National Road by Archer Butler Hulbert
Boone's Wilderness Road by Archer Butler Hulbert 1903
Map of the Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
Migrations to the West discussion on Brethren Message Board
Mapping the Great Wagon Road by David Walbert on Learn NC
BOLD FONT COUNTIES ARE ANCESTORS COUNTIES
||St. Joseph County
||Indiana Township Maps
||Indiana PLSS Digital Data Sets
||Rectangular Survey System in Indiana - IN Genealogist
||Van Wert County
1816 was known as the "year without a summer" or "1800 and froze to death" due to the eruption of the
volcano Mount Tambora on then Dutch East Indies now the Indonesian Island Sumbawa.
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