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Old 03-08-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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It is an opinion that Americans move from place to place. Is there anyone who never moved, lived in a place inherited from many generations before, or at least since birth?
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I have only moved 4 times and all 4 locations are within 15 miles of each other.
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Old 03-08-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Here in SoMD the "founding families" are generally still here and still, to some extent, in charge, although that is changing. You know the families, towns, roads, and other things have their names on them. I came here from WPA where entire population in small towns are my cousins in one form or another.
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:34 PM
 
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Our kids are the 4th generation on the original part of our farm. We've added adjoining land over the years, but that's still the homeplace.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I love the thread title. Shades of Lazarus Long.

The family farm has had at least seven generations living there.
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Old 03-08-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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I love the thread title. Shades of Lazarus Long.

The family farm has had at least seven generations living there.

Hehe. Just noticed it, too. Yep, how can one person actually LIVE for many generations?
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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My children are the 5th generation for my husbands family to be raised inside this holler.
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Old 03-08-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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most of my family has been in the same area, I was born and raised at one spot and got married and moved down the road about 15 miles (same zip code)
my husband's the youngest of 10 kids, 8 boys and all live in the same zip code (population of that zip code around 800)
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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My children are the 6th generation in this farm house. When I was growing up there were 4 generations living together in this house.
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Old 03-09-2009, 10:02 AM
 
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The farm I have has been in the family since 1757, that was when my Great Grandfather fought in the French and Indian War. He was pretty high up at the Luisburg Siege and thus the King of England granted him this farm for his heroics there.

When the American Revolution broke out, the family switched sides and another family member rose to an officer's position with Henry's Knox. Because of that, when Henry Knox was handed a large chunk of Maine as his reward, his friendship ensured we never lost the acreage the King originally gave us. We have been here ever since.

That is 9 generations, and 250 continuous years of farming which is pretty amazing for the same acreage. before 1757 we came from Cambridge MA and it was via the Mayflower.

Myself I have lived at two addresses. My Parents home, and then the home I built using the wood from the farm. Even now as I research my ancestors and read their diaries and logs, it's apparent that things never really change. We are still farming, still clearing land for cows and sheep, and still struggling to get by via farming and logging.
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