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Subject: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Massachusetts Residents Role in the Settlementof the "Sufferers' Land"
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 13:55:37 -0000
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I have started a blog at http://firelands.wordpress.com to tell the history of the settlement of the Firelands or "Sufferers' Land," a section of the Connecticut Western Reserve that was given to "Sufferers" who were burned out of their homes by the British during the Revolution.
The early settlers of the Firelands included families born in Massachusetts, to include Samuel Preston, who founded the Norwalk Reflector and published it until his death. Samuel's journey west and his life in the Firelands are described in detail in the blog.
I will post an episode every Monday for the next twelve months. My fondest wish is that people interested in the life of pioneers of the Firelands who emigrated from Massachusetts will be entertained and informed by these postings, and fill in gaps and correct inaccuracies in my research.
Thank you for your kind attention. I hope you visit my blog and enjoy my story of the settling the "Sufferers" Land."
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