I hope you are well. How are you getting along? Duncan went to school with me today and liked it splendidly. We will have our holidays in six days. There is no snow on the ground and the roads are very bad. We bought a shawl for the baby for a Christmas Box. The hens have commenced to lay and mama has one every morning for her breakfast.
Can Bobby Laing speak plain yet? Have you been out picking chessnuts [sic] yet and are there any hickory nuts there? Andy killed several chickens and has more to kill. We are going to get a girl (servant) on Monday and she is German. We are all very busy getting ready for Christmas. ? is busy making out his accounts. Franky Fisher was a year old yesterday and Duncan is seven tomorrow.
Duncan and Jane are very pleased with baby Samson and Duncan thinks himself quite a man. I must stop now as it’s late.
I remain your affection [sic] brother Donald Jeffrey
↑Descendants of William Jeffrey compiled by Ward Skinner
↑Bessie Jeffrey, Return of Marriages in the County of Polk, Iowa, United States for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918, ancestry.ca
↑Donald M. Jeffrey Marriage Record", Probate Court, Wood Co., Ohio, Marriage Record, ancestry.ca
↑ Newspaper obituary of Donald's mother, Mrs. Wm. Jeffrey Sr. Her bearers were four sons , William Jr, Andrew J., Donald and Herbert of Delmar Ohio. See obituary in full at Jane McLeod.
↑ 1920 United States Federal Census, ancestry.ca Note: This is the only reference found to "Elesebeth"; her mother, Francoise, would have be 48 years old at this time. Who is Elesebeth? And, another question: "Why isn't Virginia recorded on this census?"
↑Donald Jeffrey (1863-1939), Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 29 August 2018), memorial page for Donald Jeffrey (1863–1939), Find A Grave: Memorial #67630031, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Saline, Washtenaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by George Moser (contributor 47237493) .
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Donald by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
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