They Called Him Father Gus

Rev. Roy Bauer of Quincy stands near the gravestone of the late Rev. Augustus Tolton, the first American black priest who is buried in Quincy’s St. Peter Cemetery and is being considered for canonization. Bauer has had a life-long interest in Tolton’s...

Memoirs of Henry Davis Pearce

THE DAVIS FAMILY The David Family were originaly from Wales. The first Davis came over a young man in the early days of the colonies and setteled in Verginia and the famly later by marage became related to the Woolf family of whom was General Woolf of revolutionary...

Letters from America to Preston, England – Part 4

Home |   DOCUMENT REF : A/32 1880, by  reference toMargaret Clarke’s death from Carrie Bimson Sr to Julia and Richard Potter,mentions a sister Mary.   Feb2 BeverlyAdmas Co  DearSister  and Brother,   wegot your letter and was glad to hear that you are my famley...

Letters from America to Preston, England – Part 5

Part 1 | Part2 | Part 3 | Part 4| Part 5   DOCUMENT REF :  A/45 This letter is incomplete  and one page only however the photocopy shows the existence of writing on the other side of the page and the full letter may be retrievable. Letter to Julia and her son William...

Letters from America to Preston, England

  Home | Part 1 | Part2 | Part 3 | Part 4| Part 5 | Next>> Part 1 INCLUDINGSOME ENGLISH DOCUMENTATION AND LETTERS         REFERENCING THE POTTER, CLARKE, BIMSON AND WHINFIELD FAMILIES  1852 -1887     This work is dedicated to the memory of my brother, John Crispin...

Letters from America to Preston, England – Part 2

Home |   DOCUMENT REF : A/4 Is reporting the birth of Florence Caroline, so this letter is probably  18th May 1863 by reference to Carrie Bimson junior’s birth. See also Margaret Clarke’s letter of 20 May  1863 The writer will be 18 next birthday i.e. born...

Letters from America to Preston, England – Part 3

Home |   DOCUMENT REF : A/17 About 1871-1872 From Margaret Clarke   KingstonFair  Wether – Oct 25   Answerthis straight a way back for I want to know. Mydear son and daughter, we received your letter and 1 paper and books and am gladto hear you are all as this...

Transcript of Dunlap Letter – February 9, 1841

Letter from Andrew Dunlap to his son Ephraim. This and a second letter were given to Julian Scott Perry by his grandmother Jennie DuPoy Dunlap. They were in her husband’s (John S. Dunlap) wallet after he died. Julian had them framed between glass in the late...

Transcript of Dunlap Letter – June 27, 1841

Transcript of Dunlap Letter – June 27, 1841 Letter from Rachael Dunlap to her son Ephraim. This the second of two letters that were given to Julian Scott Perry by his grandmother Jennie DuPoy Dunlap. They were in her husband’s (John S. Dunlap) wallet after...

The Dunlap Letters

About the Dunlap Letters The Dunlap Letters were written in 1841.  Both were written by Rachel Malone Dunlap of Greencastle, Indiana, and sent to her son, Ephraim Dunlap, of Liberty, Illinois.  The letters have been kept by the family for 160 years.  They are...