What were the main reasons for leaving Devon England to come to America? I am new at this type of research as I have done most of my research in America. This possible ancestor arrived in Connecticut around 1640 and moved to Hadley Massachusets by 1659. I am looking for any information on a John Haikes / Hakes / Hawkes who may have come from Devon or Somerset, England. His wife's name was Elizabeth and they had at most 10 children.
Any or all help would be appreciated.