Dear Cousin Annie
I told you I was coming to
Have you heard that I was married? if not I will say right here that I am was married on the 26th of April
and meant to have written to you right away but only just got at it. My husband is a scotchman and his parents live in
My husband is just as good as he can be. he talks sometimes as though I was some little child that could not think for myself because he is afraid I will take cold or something of that sort.
Annie I wish I could see you. How long is it since you were married? I have forgotten.
I would like to have you send me your and Mr Carlisle & the babies pictures. if you will I will send you ours.
Please excuse this short letter but I have no more time now to write so will close by hoping to hear from you soon.
I remain your cousin as ever.
Ella L McKinnon
Eau Claire Co
Ella Hall married Jacob McKinnon, son of John and Annie (Stewart) McKinnon. These letters are from my maternal line so I was quite surprised a few years ago to discover a possible connection between the McKinnon's and my paternal cousins in Canada. Stan Cumming and I worked on trying to untangle the relationships but I believe that I simply found cousins of cousins. Anyway it was very interesting for me that John and Annie McKinnon were already in my paternal file when I started researching Ella's descendants.
Ashley and Annie (Camfield) Carlisle had a son, Francis Ashley Carlisle born 18 May 1878 in Buchanan, MI.
For more see:
Carlisle - Wisner Letters
Family of William Wisner
Descendants of Maryetta Wisner
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
McKinnon, Ella Hall (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) to “Dear Cousin Annie” [Sarah Ann Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 26 June 1880. Digital Images 1-4. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1880, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan]