1865: James Forsaith Grimes to Sarah Ann (Jones) Grimes

This letter was written by James Francis Grimes (1835-1910), the son of Hiram Grimes (1798-1885) and Clarissa Forsaith (1799-1873) of Hillsborough Center, New Hampshire. He was married on 8 February 1864 to Sarah Ann Jones (1834-1906), the daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Carr) Jones of Hillsborough. James wrote this letter to his wife who was… Read More 1865: James Forsaith Grimes to Sarah Ann (Jones) Grimes

1912: George Edwin Farrington to John E. Boos

This curious letter was penned in 1912 by George Edwin Farrington (1842-1913) the year before he died in Elgin, Kane county, Illinois. George was born at Chester, Vermont, on 30 May 1842 where he was raised and lived until he attended the Springfield Wesleyan Seminary in Springfield, Vermont.┬áDuring the American Civil War, George enlisted in… Read More 1912: George Edwin Farrington to John E. Boos