Re: [stilley] TIME FRAME OF STILLEY MIGRATION
- I was born and raised in West Frankfort.Rick----- Original Message -----From: Wiley FulkersonSent: Saturday, September 02, 2006 9:33 PMSubject: RE: [stilley] TIME FRAME OF STILLEY MIGRATION
any of your family from southren, ill.
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Subject: [stilley] TIME FRAME OF STILLEY MIGRATION
Date: Fri, 01 Sep 2006 23:50:06 -0000
I watched an interesting show last night entitled "The Little Ice
Age." It was a fascinating study of how the climate suddenly turned
much colder between the years of 1550 and 1850. I won't bore you with
the details but I will say the climate change caused mass famine
throughout Northern Europe. The impact in America was pretty
devastating as well. 1816 is known in the US as the year without a summer.
I was curious as to when the Stilley's migrated from point to point
and compared some of the migration dates to The Little Ice Age and it
matches all too well.
I don't think it matters whether you believe the Stilleys migrated
from Sweden or Ireland, both were similarly impacted and the move
south to North Carolina and west into Kentucky, Illinois, and beyond
were all prior to 1850. Obviously, not every one moved but I couldn't
help but wonder if those that did make the move did so because they
were looking for a warmer climate.
Just a thought I wanted to share. Perhaps it will help in someone's