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Re: Beech Settlement, Rush Co., IN/Longtown


Several of the surnames that you listed can be found in the Weaver Settlement in Grant County as well as in the small minority community in Whitley County outside of Fort Wayne. I know that the Winburn, Roberts and Jeffries families can be found througout the State of Indiana. I would not be at all surprised if you found that they were also connected with the Longtown Settlement.

Have your read the Stephen A. Vincent book, "Southern Seed, Northern Soil"? This book focuses on the Beech and Roberts settlements. It might give you enough background to find connections between the surnames you listed, in different locations.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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