LETTERS WRITTEN BY OUR ANCESTORS

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THE BAUMES LETTERS


This collection of original letters is being submitted for your enjoyment by John Wilmarth. The Baumes family lived in the Greenwich area of Washington County in the late 1800's. There are several letters written by Oscar Baumes, as well as other family members. Oscar was killed in 1863 at the battle of Chancellorsville. The final letter is from his commanding officer, Alonzo Mason, to his parents. John's email address is wilmarth@yahoo.com.

Scanned images of the original letters may be viewed.


THE TWIST LETTERS


This collection of some 30 original letters is being submitted for your enjoyment by Scott Hodlmair. The Twist family settled in the White Creek area of Washington County in the late 1700's. Scott is a Twist descendant, and this family treasure was handed down to him. Scott would appreciate hearing from anyone who finds this information useful. His email address is hodlmair@home.com. (address no longer valid - if you know how to contact Scott, please let us know)

Only one letter has been transcribed so far. The text is copied as close to the original as possible. Scanned images of the original letters may also be viewed.

Surnames Contained in the Twist Letters

TWIST, BAKER, SMITH, RICH, GILBERT, SHEAREMAN, BOLDIN, FOWLER, MARRIET, DECKER, DAYS, REMMINGTON, LANGWORTHY, SPRAGUE, GILMERE, WELLS, RISE, DEMMING, TRINKHAM, HUGUT, GILLMORE, SHELDON, BEGSBEE, McVICKER


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2000,2002 G Jackson (presentation), Scott Hodlmair (content, Twist Letters), John Wilmarth (content, Baumes Letters).