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river migration

Posted: 3 Feb 2002 1:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Mar 2005 10:44AM GMT
Surnames: ADAMS
I would be interested in anyone with knowledge of people who used the rivers to migrate from state to state, and people who sold or peddled their wares by river. Does anyone know about this type of travel, and trading? Since I'm the first one on this list/board guess I'll have to wait for a while to contact anyone.

Our ancestor John Adams b Va 1802 used the Ohio River to peddle wares in the 1840s(or before) to probably 1850s.He had lived in TN, KY and Saline/White Cos IL, died ca 1857.It was told that he would buy wares in the Cincinnati (spell) Ohio area, and go downstream selling till he got to Cairo IL or another Mississippi River port, sell his raft and go home either by foot or buy a horse and ride home. Is there any place that I could read about this type of occupation? So IL calls them "River Rats", must have been many who did this???
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
kgloyne0931 3 Feb 2002 8:12AM GMT 
csurine1 3 Apr 2002 5:46PM GMT 
mardalee123 27 May 2002 4:21AM GMT 
Deason Hunt 27 May 2002 5:22PM GMT 
K_Gloyne 28 May 2002 2:32AM GMT 
Barry Edwards 31 May 2002 1:31AM GMT 
K_Gloyne 31 May 2002 6:11AM GMT 
Lee Hatch 14 Sep 2002 8:59PM GMT 
K_Gloyne 17 Sep 2002 6:40PM GMT 
Lee Hatch 17 Sep 2002 8:37PM GMT 
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