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From: "Stephen Finkbiner" <>
Subject: Re: [ORIGINAL-13] Migrations and Trends of the 13?
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 09:27:48 -0500
Vincent, et al
Good point, Vincent!
First arrivals in this group came about 1680. If we think about those that came say within 20-30 years of that point in time, did they tend to stay put in Germantown for a long period, say a generation, or did they tend to move on fairly quickly? An event kicking off such a movement as you suggest could have been the availability of tracts of land. Were tracts of land generally available in all directions and of equal quality for developing a "plantation" ? How did these early settlers view the surrounding "counties" outside of the civilization afforded by Phila/Germantown? Was movement to these "counties" looked upon as "opening the Interior" or did that term apply only to the farther reaches of Pa. and beyond? I would love to know. If anyone has ideas lets hear them.
----- Original Message -----
From: Vincent E. Summers
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2002 9:06 AM
Subject: [ORIGINAL-13] Migrations and Trends of the 13?
A good question, Stephen (I do not know the answer!). Sometimes we
can see the trees yet not the forest. I would be interested in seeing
the answers to your query going to the list! I would also be
interested in hearing *when* these things occurred in the stream of
time, roughly. Were there certain major events, also, that played a
role in all of this? But maybe that is too complicated, and we should
look to your question, only, instead of making things too difficult...
Stephen Finkbiner wrote:
"As ... the 13, and those who came shortly after, left Germantown,
did they tend to go in a predominant direction, or just fan out in a
pretty uniform fashion across the future Bucks, Montgomery and Chester
counties? Perhaps you know of someone's study describing the
direction of this migration..."
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