Kennan family role in settlement of the "Sufferers' Land"
I have started a blog at http://firelands.wordpress.comhttp://firelands.wordpress.com to tell the history of the founding of the town of Norwalk, Ohio in 1817 during the settlement of the Firelands or “Sufferers’ Land,” a part of the Western Reserve that was given to “Sufferers” burned out of their homes by the British during the Revolution. Members of the Kennan family were early settlers of the Firelands, and their story is a major part of this history. Current postings on the blog include quotes by the mother of George Kennan (February 16, 1845 – 1924) an American explorer noted for his travels in the Kamchatka and Caucasus regions of Russia.
I will post an episode of this history on my blog every Monday for the next twelve months. My fondest wish is that people interested in the history of the Kennan family will be entertained and informed by these postings, and fill in gaps and correct inaccuracies in my research.