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1805: John Graves to John Raines Mason

This letter was written by John Graves (1762-18xx). John married Sarah Parham in Sussex County, Virginia. Their children were Nancy, Francis, Betsey, and Henry. Graves relocated to Davidson County, Tennessee, prior to 1802. One of his slaves, Uncle Moses, is reported to have died in Davidson Co., Tennessee, Oct. 13, 1860 in his 109th year. […]

1862: Lt. Frederick E. Ranger to Agnes (Evens) Ranger

These five letters were written by Lt. Frederick E. Ranger (1833-1888) of Co. F, 22nd New York. He entered the service on 5/7/1861, from Glens Falls, New York, as a 2nd Lieutenant, was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 8/18/1862, and then to Captain on 11/5/1862. He mustered out on 6/19/1863 at Albany, New York. Frederick was the son […]

1864: Morgan B. Hofius to Henry Hofius

This letter was written by 18 year-old Morgan B. Hofius (1846-1903) of Co. D, 211th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was mustered in on September 6, 1864 and mustered out on June 2, 1865. Company records indicate that he was wounded on 2 April 1865 during the final breakthrough assault at Petersburg near Fort Mahone. Morgan was the son […]

1840: Jane Ann Miles to Amanda Malvina (Beers) Diven

This letter was written by Jane Ann Miles (1807-18xx), the wife of George Miles (1798-1850) who was a former law partner of Alexander S. Diven in Angelica, Allegany County, New York. For a time, Miles was District Attorney for Allegany County, New York, but in May of 1837, he moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and began […]

1844: Benjamin Franklin Finley to Charles Moore

This letter was written by Benjamin Franklin Finley (1816-1862) of Newtown, Scott County, Kentucky. Newtown was east of Georgetown on the Paris Pike. Benjamin was the son of John and Elizabeth Finley. He was married (1845) to Susan Graves (1830-1888). Benjamin mentions that his only brother, Joseph Walker Finley, is “lying low with consumption” in the […]

1816: Dr. Isaac Coe to Martha (Bradstreet) Codd

This letter was written by Dr. Isaac Coe (1782-1855), ¹ the son of Ebenezer Coe (1755-1839) and Cleopatra Conklin (1750-1819). He was married to Rebecca Cook on 11 October 1805 in Utica, New York. Isaac wrote this letter several years after leaving Utica with unpaid debts. While serving as the president of a glass company in […]

1864: Joseph Samuel Collister to Sarah Rowena Lyon

This letter was written by 18 year-old Orderly Sergeant Joseph Samuel Collister (1846-1931) of Co. F, 138th Illinois Regiment. The 138th Illinois was organized at Camp Wood, Quincy, Illinois, and mustered in for 100 days June 21, 1864. They were transported by train to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, June 26, and duty there until October. Companies “C” […]

1843: George Miles Bonner to Mary Elizabeth (Bonner) Havens

This letter was written by 21 year-old George Miles Bonner (1822-1908), the son of Richard Harrison Bonner (1792-1843) and Elizabeth Lee Bowen (1799-1883). George was a lawyer trained at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. George wrote the letter to his sister, Mary Elizabeth (Bonner) Havens (1820-1896), the wife of Benjamin Franklin Havens (1810-1880) of […]

1837: Elizabeth (Sherer) Elder to David Elder

This letter was written by Elizabeth (Sherer) Elder (1794-1860), the daughter of Samuel Sherer (1755-1821) and Elizabeth Barnett (1761-1816). She was the widow of Robert Elder (1791-1827); their children were Annie Elder, Joshua Nesbit Elder (1818-1874) and Samuel Elder (1822-1885). Robert Elder’s parents were David Elder (1764-1834) and J. Ann Nesbit (1771-1854). In this 1837 […]

1846: William Martin Lewis to William Frederick Lewis

These two letters were written by William Martin Lewis (1798-1881) to his 15 year-old son, William Frederick Lewis (1831-1891), while he was attending school in Bristol, New Hampshire. To simplify references to these two, I will call them WMF and WFL. The WMF family resided in Gainesville, Alabama, where WMF’s father, Moses Lewis is credited with […]