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A Genealogical Journey

Many descendants of the early settlers of old Amwell Township in Hunterdon County remained in Amwell. But many others chose to move on, always looking for new land to start afresh. Such is the case with my ancestors, who made the journey from Amwell to northwest New Jersey, then on into New York State, ending up in Michigan. Both grandparents on my father’s side came from families who made that journey, the Goodspeeds through New York State, and the Rankins through Ohio.

I recently visited my mother in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and decided to take my grandfather’s northern route out and my grandmother’s southern route back. Since many of my readers also descend from migrating ancestors, I thought it might be appropriate to describe that journey HERE.