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From: "Wayne Webb" <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] John H. of mention in the 1798 Annual Meeting
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 10:41:19 -0400
Point well taken. I was not aware that Kaskasia was, at various times,
in both states. My apologies to the memory of John Wolfe. As you were kind
enough to point out he was likely indicating a region instead of a town.
----- Original Message -----
> A geographical correction to your description of the Wolfe family in
> Illinois and Missouri: You claim that John Wolfe made a mistake about
> whether is was Illinois or Missouri where his grandpa died. Well I'm not
> sure. One thing I do know is my Mississippi River geography. First off,
> Ste. Genevieve and Kaskaskia are basically the same place; just look at
> good atlas. Both have been on both the Illinois and the Missouri sides of
> the Mississippi River at different points in time. The mighty Mississippi
> has had more than one major course. Kaskaskia Island is now politically
> Illinois but it is on the Missouri side of the river. Some time ago it
> on the Illinois side of the river. Ste. Genevieve County is mostly in
> Missouri and partly in Illinois.
> In fairness to John Wolfe, he was referring to an area in a time that had
> real political divisions, states, county borders, organized towns, stable
> river courses, so I cannot fault him one whit for what he said back then.
> The Brethren Roots article to which you refer places events of two hundred
> years ago in today's political realm. Hm.....
> Dwayne Wrightsman
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