Title: The O'Rourke Land in Ballintur, Killowen author: Ed Hamilton Date: 2018-10-08 Category: records Tags: Killowen, O'Rourke Summary:
These are links to a transcription of thirty-five letters written by Harry and Agnes (Gratton) Billups, of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, back to Agnes’ sister Emily (Gratton) Hall in Derbyshire, England.
I have transcribed the letters as they were written, without correcting spelling or pronunciation. The brackets indicate my best guess at the word in the text, my marginal comments, etc. You can generally tell who wrote the letter by these guidelines: Henry doesn't capitalize "i" and spells sister as "Syster" in the greetings; otherwise Henry capitalized more than Agnes; and Agnes drops her "h's" and spells brother as "bruther".
For a transcription of the Bible record see the article: Henry and Sarah (Kern) Kiel, Family Bible.
1847 Letter from Henry to Sarah "Sally" Kiel
Jack Hamilton, a great-grandson of Henry and Sarah Kiel, transcribed this letter. His transcription is here:
For another transcription of the letter see the article: Henry and Sarah Kiel, 1847 Letter
A third cousin has provided me with this unpublished manuscript of our great-great aunt’s memoirs. For a brief introduction, see the article, Mary Ann Snider, Reminiscences. For a surname index to the manuscript see the article A Surname Index to Mary Ann Snider’s Reminiscences.