Hello Tom Knox,
thankyou for all those links very kind of you
Glen.--- In email@example.com
, "Tom Knox"
> Glen -
> > do you think he learned his trade travelling?
> That's something else that we may never know.
> Yes, horses & wagons need blacksmiths, but he could have learned
> trade while never leaving Connecticut - and "rock work" also
> requires blacksmiths -
> - in 1870, Walter is listed as a "Quarry Laborer": he could have
> started learning the blacksmith trade while working at the quarry,
> or he could have learned the trade to get OUT of the quarry.
> Some other resources:
> BOWERS Genealogy Message Boards
> U.S. GenWeb http://www.usgenweb.com/
> Connecticut http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctgenweb/
> Middlesex County http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctmiddle/midlsxco.htm
> Portland, CT http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctmiddle/Portland_Home.htm
> - Tom Knox
> --- In genealogyresearchclub@, "glen" <glenfagan@> wrote:
> > Hello Tom Knox,
> > I agree with all you say..........but when Walter came back from
> > he was a blacksmith, do you think he learned his trade
> > he died a blacksmith so he couldn't have been all that bad and
> > wagons needed horses and horses needed shoeing, I think he went
> > somewhere whether it was with his wife and child Alfred we will
> > never know, but I do agree that it is poetic license re the
> > wagon and plains.........Only reporting what William Henry Bowers
> > c1873 his grandchildren reported,
> > regards Glen