February 12, 1866 letter from Amos Smith at Norristown, Pennsylvania, to his brother Timothy Smith at Turner, Maine. The letter consists of one sheet folded into four panes and contains family news.
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See a transcript of the letter at the end of this post.
From brief online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions requested]
Amos Smith was born December 16, 1797 in New Hampshire, the son of Caleb and Mary (Tuck) Smith. His brother Timothy Smith was born January 27, 1801 in New Hampshire. Mentioned in the letter is their oldest brother John Smith, who was born April 27, 1785. Interestingly, there was a John Smith living at Norristown, Pennsylvania, at least at the time of the 1840 Census.
Amos married Eliza Young Littlefield in 1823; they had at least four children, I believe:
- Elizabeth, born about 1826 in New Hampshire
- George Littlefield Smith, born in New Hampshire on December 27, 1827
- Mary, born June 20, 1831
- Sarah, born about 1836 in New Hampshire
- Daniel Pratt Smith, born May 19, 1839 at Meredith, New Hampshire
In the letter, Amos mentioned his son George Littlefield Smith and family, then living at Prattsville, Alabama. He revealed that George's wife, Abigail Flint (Holt) Smith, hadn't felt herself since the birth of her son Amos Littlefield Smith on November 2, 1865. Fortunately, Abigail survived the ordeal and lived until 1914.
Timothy Smith married twice: 1) Olive (?); 2) Jane W. French. With Olive, Timothy had at least one child, a son:
- Aurelius Marcus Smith, born about December 1828.
- Mary, born at Turner, Maine, on January 3, 1834
- John, born at Turner, Maine, on December 23, 1836
- Daniel French Smith, born at Turner, Maine, on October 4, 1839
- Olive H. Smith, born October 13, 1845, presumably at Turner, Maine