Monday, November 17, 2008

Sarah Ann Camfield, 21 March 1877

Burr Oak March 21 1877

Dear Children

we are all well as usual and hope you are the same we got a letter from my sister she says Father and Mothe is very feeble Father has been confined to his bed a year in feebuary Mother is just able to go to her meals she thinks they may live til spring

Emmett has a little daughter

wel this place was sold Monday all that Sutherlands mortgage covered he bid it in for $10,000 dollars we all loose our wheat Parker 20 Franke Graves 25 acres Robison 7 Scurvin 20 our 40 all goes with the place


the 80 and the wood lot is to be sold in about 5 weeks we dont know what we are going to do yet or where we are going but suppose we shall find aplace some where

I dont know of any thing more

S. A. C.

Sarah's parents lived in Avon, IL. Emmett was her nephew. See letters by Ella Hall and DeEtte Hall.

I'm not certain if Mike and Sarah were renting or share cropping but either way it seems very unfair that they would loose the income from their wheat crop.

For more see:
Camfield Family Letters
Descendants of Sarah Ann Wisner
Sarah Ann Wisner Camfield, 1817-1912
Michael Camfield

Camfield, Sarah Ann Wisner. (Burr Oak, MI) to “Dear Children”
[Anna Camfield Carlisle]. Letter. 21 March 1877. Digital Images 1-2.
Privately held by Apple, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,]
Snowville, New York. 2008. [Carlisle Family, Box #1,
Correspondence, 1877 - 1879, Bentley Historical Library,
University of Michigan. 2008.]


Tex said...

What a sad letter. Life was hard.

Charley "Apple" Grabowski said...

I've found through the letters that bad news certainly did travel fast. There are more sad stories than happy ones but better times were ahead.