While researching the movements of Joseph Eastman Irish, whose sister Dorcas married Joshua Calkins6, Joshua5, Aaron4, Samuel3, Samuel2, John1, I discovered that about the time he moved to Delevan, several others from Perry, among them his nephew Chester Porter Calkins son of Joshua6, and several of Chester Porter's cousins. In 1837, two brothers, successful businessmen, Samuel and Henry Phoenix left Perry and traveled to Wisconsin, founding Delavan as a Temperance Town. Both their families came in 1838. The history of Walworth Co. WI states that Chester P, Hiram, and Nelson Calkins were early settlers, probably coming before 1843. Hiram is in the 1840 census, and he may have his brother Nelson and wife with him, along with his own wife and afemale child. Nelson is back in NY, in Castile, Wyoming Co. in 1850, but has children b. in WI @ 1843 and 1848. In 1850, C. P. Calkins and another cousin Luther G, son ofDaniel6 are in Delavan. The migration to WI continues ... by 1860, Russell is in Jefferson Co, adjacent to Walworth and Veranus and Volney are in the middle of the state in Waupauca Co. These were also sons of John6. In 1870, Hiram is in Polk Co, WI, Volney still Waupauca, C P still, Delavan, Walworth, and Luther G.in Rock Co, next to Walworth. My theory is of course that the exodus from Genesee, parts of which became Wyoming Co in @1842, began with the Phoenix brothers of Perry in 1837 and my J. E. Irish and the first of the Calkins young men also from Perry area, following them, with Hiram before 1840 and several others by 1842. I just needed to find a reason my ancestor chose Delavan and to try to figure out who of his neighbors and family might have moved "with him"..