Letter to Bailey B. Berry

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The following letter written by Mrs. C.C. Gaines 505 N. West Street, Culpeper, VA., post marked 2 May 1950
addressed to Mr. Bailey B. Berry, Luray, Virginia

Editor's note: All of the material below was transcribed exactly as written in the original letter. Information enclosed in ( ) was added by the transcriber to clarify misspelled words, etc. The original document is in the possession of GSPC


Dear Bailey,

Am enclosing one of the pictures that was taken the day you was over here. Also the list of our births that I had copeyed (copied) from up home. Hope you all have been well. Uncle Billie is still hanging on, he realy (really) have put up a brave fight. I have not been up there to see him, I can't help do anything, so there is no use going. Henry Hawkins is still up there, they was pretty lucky to get him. You all come over if you can. Love to Minnie.

From Josie

James M. Berry and Lindsy F. Brown married on the 30th of October 1878

Bailey B. Berry, first son of James M. Berry and Lindsy F., his wife, was born on the 2nd day of August 1879

Blakley B. Berry, second son of James M. Berry and Lindsy F., his wife, was born on the 16th day of March 1881

Marria O. Berry, first daughter of James M. Berry and Lindsy F., his wife, was born on the 3rd day of June 1882

Bessie A. Berry, second daughter of James M. Berry and Linsdy F., his wife, was born on February 21st 1884

Josie F. Berry, third daughter of James M. Berry and Lindsy F., his wife, was born on February the 9th 1886

James Adrian R. Berry, third son of James M. Berry and Lindsy F., his wife, was born on 30th day of August 1887

James M. Berry was born on November the 30th 1829

Linsdy F. Brown was born on the 28th day of May 1857

Blakley B. Berry, second son of James M. Berry and Lindsy F., his wife, died on the 11th day of August 1881