My 2nd great grandfather's experience with the 1862 Homestead Act was played out countless times with people from all over the world who came to the United States and changed their destinies.
|Both James and Ellen were from Ireland, came to America |
and made a life for themselves and their children.
|With 2 payments totaling $18.00 James and Ellen owned 160 acres|
a farm that remains in the family today.
|I can only wonder how 8 people lived in a house the size of my bedroom|
and yes improvements continued over the years!
See you back here tomorrow for the letter M!