I wrote what I thought the letter said.
Please feel free to add or
correct anything that you can. Like I said I have not had much
experience with reading old documents and the script is very
unfamiliar to me.
The dark areas on the letter is where someone,
long ago put scotch
tape on it to hold it together if you hold it against a window whith
light coming through it the writing can still be detected.
Please feel free to post this on the list
or on the website it is a
wonderful family treasure and I want to share it with others that
might be of this family.
There is also a book called Forks of Elkhorn
Chuch by Jett Darnell
published by Genealogical Publising Co., that has a great deal of
info. and many of the people listed in the letter
(Vaughans, Blantons, Samuel,)
I also have a family bible of the descendents
of Harrison Vaughan.
It lists births, deaths and marriages of his children and some
grandchildren. I would be happy to share with anyone that would
PS Many of these people in the letter are
buried in Johnson County
and Lafayette Co. in Missouri.
ON TOEdmund's original letter
ON TORobin's transcribed letter
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