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Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
Tri-Counties Genealogy &
History by Joyce M. Tice
Diaries & Letters of Tri-Counties
|Letter - Asenath LOOMIS Eaton to daughter
|Township: Springfield Township, Bradford County
|Transcribed by Charlotte Gould
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Subj: ASENATH LOOMIS EATON/SPRINGFIELD,BRADFORD CO.,PA
Date: 9/16/2001 9:23:31 PM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Chocybrown (Charlotte Gould)
Thought you might like to have a copy
of the words from an old letter written to Laura Emily EATON MILLER CARLTON
my Great Great Grandmother from her mother, Asenath LOOMIS EATON and her
sister, Fanny EATON who resided in Springfield, Bradford County, PA.
Laura and her husband, Lanson MILLER
and son, John MILLER left Pennsylvania with a number of Laura's siblings.
Somewhere before 1853, Lanson died leaving Laura widowed with three children.
Laura owned and lived on the farm next to my Great Great Grandfather Benjamin
CARLTON in Long Point Twp.,Livingston Co.,IL. They married 23 Aug 1853
and divorced 7 Mar 1858 in Long Point. They had one daughter, Mary Louise
CARLTON who married Royal Rose GOULD son of Philander and Patience M BENSON
GOULD from Rutland Twp., Tioga Co., PA.
There are a number of EATONs buried in the Long
Point Cemetery in Long Point Twp., Livingston County, IL where Laura's
grave is located. I have identified some as her family. There is a Valentine
MILLER buried in the row with the EATONs and I suspect he belongs to the
Lanson MILLER family. I have been unable to find out where Lanson MILLER
died and where he is buried.
Thought this information might help locate someone's
family that disappeared from the Tri-County area.
1.4 Asenath LOOMIS
Birth: 20 Aug 1786, Windsor,Hartford Co.,Connecticut
Death: 25 Feb 1858, Springfield, Bradford Co.,Pennsylvania
Burial: ca 25 Feb 1858, Leona Cemetery,West side
of LR 08055-Leona Rd-Leona,Bradford Co.,PA
Marr: abt 1805, Athens,Bradford Co.,Pennsylvania
Spouse: William EATON
Birth: 23 Oct 1783, West Springfield, Mass
Death: 24 Feb 1869, Springfield, Bradford Co.,Pennsylvania
A letter from ASENATH LOOMIS EATON & Fanny Eaton
to Erastus Eaton & LAURA EATON MILLER.
Handstamped Nov 3, 1846; Troy,Pennsylvania.
To:Mrs. Laura Miller, Paru (Peru),Lasale Co. (sic),Illinois
(Letter sealed with wax).
I am a going to try to write to you I do not now
(know) as you can read it for I have not wrote the value of a sheet of
paper for more than forty years but I have heard that Adolphus is Ded (dead)
We heard the sad news to (two) weeks ago and we have sent to the Post office
all most every day sinc (since) to see if we had not a letter and we are
afrade (afraid) some of the rest of you is sick is the caws (cause) of
you not writing. Oh my dear children how anxious I be for all thos I never
attemp to write to you I have not forgotten the days of your childhood
and you are as dear to me now as then you have all sest (ceased) to mention
my name but I have not forgot to pray for you If this ever reaches
you I want you to write immediatealy and let me now (know) every perticular
about Adolphus is sickness and everything he said or did whilst he was
with you I remember how he trembled when he bid me Adue (Adieu)
O how I tryde to not have him go
Children your friends is all anxious for (you) to return to Pencylvania
if you can sell ( ) and get back with alittle property it will (be
better?) for you to be here without much property ( ) and have your
helth than to have riches ( ) out of my numerous family I have but
three ( ) Dexter Fanny and Jackson Almn and
(Electa) are in Connecticut Almon has been there ( )
he works in an ax factory he makes (m ) fast and is a
Gentleman in apperance Elec ( ) work in a factory weave
in suspenders (Dexter) ( ) doing well he
is one of the best farmers we ( ) ( ) our Country
now Laury if you can read ( ) ( ) find out what
I want which is to know ( ) about Adolphus sickness and
deth and then ( ) the rest off you do not forget to tell (
) about Louis's Children
Adieu dear (
Aseneth Eaton to Laury and Erastus With Betsy
Dear brother Erastus I want to see you very much altho I was a little
girl when you left I havent forgoten you I can remmember the
last time I saw you you stood in the doreyard you muste
write to me we have not received but one leter from you Fanny
(spelling of words, except parenthesis, is as written in letter-blank
parenthesis are words missing in letter due to tearing of age)
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