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Margaret & James McCoy

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Re: Margaret & James McCoy

Posted: 27 Apr 2012 6:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Apr 2012 6:59AM GMT
Surnames: ROOT
I just discovered and read the wonderfully descriptive journal penned by Margaret McCoy. She must have written it, in part, as early at 1848. The "log mansion" she mentions belonged to my gg-grandmother, Permelia Root, whose husband, Francis Root, died soon after they (with their two small children) arrived at Brooklyn WI from NY. They were accompanied by his best friend, Powell Shell, whose wife is mentioned, as well.

Margaret must have heard wrong when she writes that the two men came from "Portland" -- it should be Poland.

Many thanks for posting this on the internet. It was a thrill for me to read it.

Sincerely, Hal Mosher (researching the FLOOD, ROOT, and MCCLARRINON surnames from Brooklyn)
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RuthAnnMontgo... 27 May 2003 12:47AM GMT 
RuthAnnMontgo... 5 Jan 2012 5:58PM GMT 
hgmosher 27 Apr 2012 12:58PM GMT 
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