Sunday, August 19, 2012

Genealogy Road Trip | Prosperity, Pennsylvania to Marr, Ohio

My sister Courtney joined me for a three-day genealogy road trip in June 2012. I am writing a series of posts that shared the stories and sights of our adventure. This is Part 6.
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Day 1: Prosperity, Pennsylvania, to Marr, Ohio.
When we left Prosperity that afternoon I knew that more adventures were in store for us as we continued our journey west. We followed a tree-lined two lane road north out of Prosperity. As we wound our way out the valley I wondered what the journey was like for my Lindley ancestors.

Why did Isaac leave? Did he follow a similar route? Did he feel the same mix of sadness and excitement that I felt when I moved away from home and set out on my own adventure? Did he long to return?

With Isaac and his journey west fresh in my mind, we started towards our next stop: Marr, Ohio. Marr is where my maternal Miller line lived in the early 1800's. When I was planning this trip, I couldn't help but notice that both my Lindley and Miller families followed a similar path west.

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After crossing into Ohio, we followed the beautiful Ohio River south. Eventually, we left the river and crossed into the hills. Similar to the drive to Prosperity, Courtney and I felt right at home as we meandered through the valleys and climbed the hills. The whole time we couldn't help but wonder how and why our ancestors on both sides of our maternal line settled in similar landscapes across this great and expanding nation.


  1. I have never been there yet the picture looks very familiar.

  2. It was great to follow a similar path our ancestors took.