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  • ID: P14912
  • Name: Hardy Gilstrap 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1769 in North Carolina 2
  • Death: BET 1828 AND 1829 in Pickens County, South Carolina
  • Note:
    Letter written by Anna Carlton-Gilstrap and her son Peter Gilstrap,

    June 17th, 1854, Pickens County, South Carolina, to Anna's brother Thomas Carlton.
    Copied exactly as it was written, including mistakes. Dear brother and
    sister I will drop you a few lines to let you no that I am well as
    common at this time hoping this lines may find you all in good helth
    we resevid your kind leter and was glad to her from you and to her
    that you are beter than when I heard from you before I can get about
    the house rite smarte but my laegs hurst me very bad burn and pains me
    had the hant sore now but was about 2 years ago I wood be glad to see
    you both once more in this world brother I think you cold come on see
    me one if you wood try rite hard starting is half of the jorney I cant
    stay her much longer I will bring my lines to a close by saying rite
    to us as soon as you can to Thomas Carlton an wife from Anna
    Dear onkel and ant I take my pen in hand to let you now that we are
    well as common hoping thes lines may fine you all in good helth I
    revid your leter 11 of june an was glad to her from you an to her your
    heth is beter than hit was I was sorry to her of your loses you stated
    something about the dry wether and late spring Well unkle we had frost
    her the 2 morning of June enuf to bite the top of the corn- -
    -lettertorn here- - -our crops looks tolerable well we have- - -?- -
    -a plenty all the time oats is good enuf- - -?- - -we had a easte wind
    2 or 3 days of hit hurt our corn very bad about the time of the froste
    give hit the give it the rededy blade and stalks times is hard for
    pore folks corn is worth 75 cents per bushel flour $6 per bearl bacon
    10 cents per pound I am still living on rented land wher I have live
    for about 14 year with rum odell but you no that a man that is rasin a
    family cant do well living on rented land I am pore enuf but thank God
    I have plenty of hogs and corn bread to of it my wife has had the
    panes for many years but keeps- - -?- - -about all the time my oldes
    saun has left me his wife has had daughter my next oldes has ben don
    with the panes in his hips and neas for 11 years that he cant plow
    much at a time you see I have had a harde roe to git along we have had
    7 shildren but 4 living now we lost 3 of them with the scarlet fever 2
    died in one day and night and other in 10 days after woods mother is
    living with me she hant worked eny for the laste 15 years without a
    litel nitten or sainy alitel yet we ar all her jeste as we are I an
    glad that we are all alive and well as we are I can tell you unkel
    that old unkel Louis Gilstrap is dead he digied may the 21 in 1854 his
    wife is well as common I will tell you the prise of sault by the sack
    $2.25 (6 fel) 61/2 pounds for one dollar horses and mules is- - -?- -
    -say something more about unkel Louis Gilstrap- - -letter torn- - -in
    the church for about 19 year the old man- - -?- - -jeste to now God in
    the parden of his sins I talke with him in close meeting he seam to
    enjoying him self very well he had the bad complaint and the piles was
    the coss of his deth brother John is living in one mile and half of me
    now on his own land he had a good start had land of his own but he has
    drunk wiskey to much sister meley Hamilton has moved to georga brother
    James has been dead about 10 year his family was all- - -?- - -the
    have don no good atoll I name about my children dying hit was in
    november in year 1843 Cear unkel I do fell like trying to meet them in
    heaven I was traveln the brode road to raun till they was took from me
    but I thank I fell that I have found him on hum Moses and the prohet
    did rite of I still fill like traveln on in the good old way I wnt you
    to pray for me and my family I am a strong believer in prar I will
    bring my leter to a close you must look over bad speling and riting
    for I have got my riting at home I never rote at school eney in my
    like I rote you a leter in December last I want you to rite oftener I
    wood be glad to see you I cold talk much more than I cold rite if we
    never meet in this world I hope we will meet in heaven wher parting is
    no more so far well for this time from Peter Gilstrap to Thomas
    Carlton. I must rite a litel mor yet I have began to lay by my corn
    hit is raining now a good one well unkel I am the largest Gilstrap in
    these parts unkel Louises John is the next largest to me I wade 2..28
    pounds Louisy John 2//5 brother John is the next largest wade 1..75 I
    wood love to see you and talk with you a heap come over and see us how
    far is hit from her to wher you live do you think So will close my
    lines By saying far well agin [Thomas Carlton lived in Tennessee]

    Father: Peter Gilstrap b: ABT 1735 in England
    Mother: Mary ---- b: ABT 1743

    Marriage 1 Anna Dove Carlton b: 1773 in Craven, North Carolina, United States
      1. Has Children John Jasper Gilstrap b: 15 SEP 1792 in Duplin County, North Carolina, USA
      2. Has No Children Tolly Gilstrap
      3. Has No Children Sarah Gilstrap
      4. Has No Children Elizabeth Gilstrap
      5. Has No Children Nancy Gilstrap
      6. Has No Children Matthew Gilstrap
      7. Has No Children Mary Gilstrap
      8. Has Children James Gilstrap b: 1800
      9. Has No Children Millie Gilstrap
      10. Has Children Peter Gilstrap b: 1811

      1. Title: Gilstrap.FTW
        Text: Date of Import: 30 Dec 2000
      2. Title: Gilstrap.FTW
        Note: Gilstrap, Ernest O. THE Gilstrap HISTORY FROM 1749. Pickens, South Carolina. 1981:
        Text: Date of Import: 30 Dec 2000
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