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Re: [jacksongenealogy] Gone to Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma

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  • Clay Gullatt
    The railroad from Jackson Co. to Memphis TN was completed in 1856 so the migrations really started to increase with that.   However there were migrations west
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 23, 2011
      The railroad from Jackson Co. to Memphis TN was completed in 1856 so the migrations really started to increase with that.
       
      However there were migrations west that started in the 1830s and 1840s. Thomas N. Clark (m. Nancy Vance 1839) a son of Isaac and Jemima (Welch) Clark immigrated to NE AR in the 1840s and was living in Lawrence Co. AR on the 1850 Census. Jemima Welch was a full blood Cherokee.
       
      And remember the Cherokees in NE Alabama and surrounding areas started emmigrating to areas of TX and AR in the period 1810-1830 long before the Trail of Tears in 1838.
       
      Clay

      --- On Sun, 1/23/11, jackie morgan <jackiemorgan02@...> wrote:


      From: jackie morgan <jackiemorgan02@...>
      Subject: Re: [jacksongenealogy] Gone to Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma
      To: jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Sunday, January 23, 2011, 12:51 PM


       



      Clay,
      What time period was this emigration?? 
      My Bryan family moved from Alabama / Georgia in the 1870s.
       
      Jackie Morgan

      Genealogist & Quilter

      I hear ethereal whispers, persuasive, soft and still,
      “Daughter, if you don’t remember us, who will?”…
                               ...Unknown.

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      From: Clay Gullatt <blackcloud27030@...>
      To: jacksongenealogy@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sun, January 23, 2011 11:40:20 AM
      Subject: [jacksongenealogy] Gone to Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma

       
      Ann B. Chambless wrote of this in 2008 in message #9206. The emmigrations
      started with the completion of the Memphis and Charleston Railroad from Jackson
      Co. to Memphis TN made it easy for entire families to travel from Jackson to
      Memphis for $10.00 and to ship their household goods at an equitable fee.

      With the westward extension of railroads into TX, AR and OK and with the
      railroads selling cheap land this furthered encourged the westward migrations.
      Then you had the land rushes with the opening of huge areas of federal land in
      the west for settlement.

      Clay

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