NYDELAWA-L ArchivesArchiver > NYDELAWA > 1997-11 > 0879286178
Subject: Family movement
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 1997 17:09:38 -0500 (EST)
In a message dated 97-11-08 20:29:58 EST, you write:
My Edward Riggs Murdock, 1787-1864, moved from Kortright, Delaware Co.
to Steuben about the same time. I'd like to know what inticed them
to move there.
I think alot of people moved to the western part of NYS in that time period
because of Land Bounty Rights. For their service in the Revolution some
soldiers were granted land rights in the western part of the state. I do not
know if this applied to their children or not but that is my theory anyway...
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