Keep in mind that those fecund Fairfield, Connecticut families used up most of the
available lands by the end of the 18th century and farms couldn't be further
subdivided and still survive. It took more land back then to grow what can be grown on
smaller lots these days.
"Bounty lands" information at FamilySearch's wiki -
Note that much of the Federal bounty land was located in the Ohio Valley -
From: gary Evans via <nydelawa(a)rootsweb.com>
. . .why someone would leave Ct. as a farmer and go to that area with no level land. . .