Mary Beatty Gordon: Birth: 1 JUL 1868.
Clarence McCheyne Gordon: Birth: 16 APR 1870.
Isabelle Gordon: Birth: 2 JUL 1872.
Clementine Kyle Gordon: Birth: 13 APR 1874.
John Kyle Gordon: Birth: 6 AUG 1877.
Title: Gordon/Lysell family genealogy
Publication: rec'd. Jan. 2000
Author: Mike and Patricia (McIlvaney) Lysell <mlysell@@home.com>
Note: Letter on Ebay auction April, 2003;
This stampless cover has a manuscript 'postmark' for Shady Grove, Pa, June 11, a handwritten Paid 3, and is addressed to Mr. J.S. Gordon, Burlington, New Jersey. It has an enclosure of a four page letter (on a large sheet of folded paper) written by your Aunt F. (at least it looks like an F to me). I guess a genealogist could figure out who she was. I don't see a year date, but probably late 1840's early '50's. The headline is Shady Grove.
"... a little party of us visited the 'Caledonia Springs' ..."
" ... Namie [?] Stover, Capt. Clayton, Jno. Stigel."
"They are erecting one of the largest buildings I ever saw it is one hundred feet long in front with two wings it is four stories high with an observatory and cupola on top."
"Saw Cyrus he is fat and hearty. Yesterday your Father and Mother took Aunt Sally up to Bushman's."
"Old Mrs. Snively has been quite deranged for a week or so past."
"They are raising a troop in Wayneston [?] they met last Saturday there was about in number [sic] and on Saturday next at 6 oclcok p.m. they are to parade again under the command of Capt. Clayton. Jno. Stitgel, Lieutenant David wants us to send the horse down for him to ride he is not going to join only to ride with them until they get it organized, all the young gentlemen in town belong to them. The prise [?] between there and the Maryland line is commenced and to be completed by the first of December."
Letter To J. Smith Gordon;
This stampless cover has a manuscript 'postmark' for Fayetteville, Pa, Oct 21st, a handwritten 5 cent rate, and is addressed to Mr. J. Smith Gordon, Princeton, New York, and has a lengthy four page 'Dear Cousin' letter (on a single sheet of folded paper, by Marrion gordon. The headline is Fayetteville, 20, 1852. The month is October of course.
"... you will get use to that. I know how I feel when I have to stand upon the stage and reead my composition the first one I read I had to give it up before I was half through with it and professor had to read it for me. I first began to tremble and then I got pale and the old fellow thought I was going to faint and he took it and read it."
"[your folks] had a lettr from dear Brother Upton he was very well and was diging gold But I did not here whether he had herd from any one since he left or not."
"I must tell you something about our school we have 52 [?] male and females in the Academy the males ar [sic] not in the room with us we ar in the second story and the male ar in the loer story, we have good rules ..."
Sounds like Marrion is a female? Interesting letter, more news in it. Condition of the letter rates average, cover is a bit rough. Letter is in good shape.
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