Friday, November 21, 2008
Sarah Ann Camfield, 24 Jan 1880
Noble Center Jan 24th 1880
Dear Children we got your letter in due time had been looking along time was very sorry to hear you had bee sick again I am better have done my work for six weeks but have to take medicine yet or I could not and have to very careful at that Mr and Mrs B have gone to Illinois to his brothers they went a week before Christmas we have been alone except 2 choppers 2 days I would not have very much to do if it was not for the cows I make about 12 pound of butter aweek Mr and Mrs Plant and Bell was here the other day she said how she would like to se you and your boy they have got to leave their place in the spring the old man has sol it for 1800 dollars they dont know where to go yet
in haste goodbye S. A. Camfield
There were no letters from Sarah in 1878 or 1879 so I don't know when they moved from Burr Oak to Noble Center.
Neighbors, Harrison and Adeline Plant, visited with their daughter Belle. I don't know if "the old man" was a landlord or one of their fathers. Harrison was probably the son of Stephen.
For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Sarah Ann Wisner Camfield, 1817-1912
Henry Bogardus, Shirt-tail Cousin
Camfield, Sarah Ann Wisner. (Noble Center, MI) to “Dear Children” [Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 24 January 1880. Digital Image. Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1, Correspondence, 1880, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan. 2008.]