Thank you. My family came from there & settled in Maquoketa. I always
Subject: [IAJACKSO] family relocating to Jackson Co,., IA from PA
>Do you know why your descendants relocated to Jackson County? (I'm just
>curious I have family that also relocated from Hickory, Mercer County, PA
>to Bellevue, Jackson Co., IA between 1852-1856.
The government offered free land in the 1840's and 1850's so there was a
large group of western PA'ers that headed out that way. Then land was
offered in KS in the late 1850's into the 1860's. I think this is how
populated the midwestern states. Some of our ancestors stayed in IA and
and others returned to Mercer County.
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