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The origin of the Sufferers' Lands in Ohio

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:

Can you explain what origin of the "Sufferers' Lands" that my ancestor were awarded in Erie Co., Ohio were?  It sounds like they were under some sort of hardship.

 

Answer:

The land in question was also referred to as "Firelands" property.  The land consisted of some 500,000 acres in Hudson and Erie Counties in Ohio.  The land was offered to replace the land destroyed along the coastline by the British Army during the Revolutionary War.


Posted by David Lambert at 10/12/2010 04:29:56 PM | 


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