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1814-1977,
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1814-1977,
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eng
Summary
Papers, 1814-1977, of the Bledsoe family of Fentress County, Tennessee, the Hinds family of Barren County, Kentucky, and the Conlee family of Washington County, Illinois, as well as from members of the families who settled in other parts of Tennessee and Kentucky and settled in California and Iowa. Letters consist mainly of social and family news of the three families. Of particular interest are letters, 1847, from William M. Bledsoe (1819-1847) to his wife Sarah Hinds Bledsoe (b. 1818) concerning his service in Company K, 14th Regiment, United States army, during the Mexican War, as well as a letter, 26 October 1847, from Marion Baylor Bledsoe (1820-1860) to Sarah Bledsoe informing her of the death of William Bledsoe; letters, 1861-1883, from John W. Hinds and James M. Hinds of Nevada County and Fresno, California, to Emma Bledsoe Conlee and Cora Conlee describing life in a California mining town and a growing city; letters, 1864, from A. J. Conlee of Company A, 110 Illinois Infantry, to his wife Emma Bledsoe Conlee and his daughter Cora Conlee, Washington County, Illinois, describing his life in the army; letters, 1866-1867, to Emma Conlee from her Bledsoe grandparents, aunts, and uncles describing the hardships the family suffered during the Civil War; and letters, 1977, from Cora Madsen, Detroit, Michigan, to Nancy Roberts, Panama City, Florida, containing genealogical information about the Bledsoe, Hinds, and Conlee families. Papers also include birth records for the Bledsoe and Hinds family, as well as abstracts of the family letters, excluding Cora Madsen's letters to Nancy Roberts
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Biographical or historical data
William Miller Bledsoe (1792-1867) and Elizabeth Trosper Bledsoe (1799-1874) of Fentress County, Tennesee, had ten children, including William Miller Bledsoe (1819-1847). He married Sarah Hinds, one of seven children of Samuel Hinds and Mary Hinds of Barren County, Kentucky. William M. Bledsoe and Sarah Hinds Bledsoe had a daughter named Emily (Emma) Jane Bledsoe (1845-1870), who married Andrew Jackson Conlee (1835-1870) of Washington County, Illinois. Cora McClelland Madsen (1900-1994), who compiled this collection, was the granddaughter of Emily Jane and A. J. Conlee.
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Papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
73
Immediate source of acquisition
Roberts, Wilbur, C., Mrs.
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000491013
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Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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