Letters from the Past
A wonderful way to learn about our ancestors and the environments they lived in, is to read their letters and correspondence. We experience a glimmer of understanding in the hardships they endured, in the simple joys of every life and family and the common man's point of view of the political forces that eventually shaped our lives in the 21st century.
One also becomes immediately aware of the prejudices and intolerance that shaped those pioneer days. It is then that we become encouraged in the growth of the human spirit during the 20th century.
As coordinator of this site, I will publish these personal accounts, as written, as I feel it is important to know where we have come from, in order to have a better idea of where we still need to go.
Gideon N. Lewis to his brother Charles L. Lewis and to his mother Sally Ann Lennon Lewis
Calvin Borthwick to his sister Eunice Aurelia Borthwick - Abe Lincoln's funeral
Jeremiah Plank to his daughter Mariah Jane Canavan
James Powers to Silas Wright Jun. Esq. 1832
October 20, 2014