But I’m beginning to wonder if all the Roses I’ve found are of the same family. I’m up to my neck in Roses and trying to make sense of it all.
The Roses got from
to New York state, to Wisconsin. But how? Why?
Based on census and land records, I have some idea of when they moved
west and then west again.
I am truly grateful for online resources such as the Atlas of Historical CountyBoundaries at
Newberry library. They have an interactive map that shows how county boundaries
changed over time. New counties were formed from old ones; and larger counties
swallowed up smaller ones.
I’m also grateful for historians who so carefully logged people and events and published their findings, especially before states began official recordings of vital statistics.
No doubt it will all come together eventually, but I’m in overload just now.
Heading back to the library.