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Letter from James Garrigus to Milton Garrigus, October 3, 1873

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Letter to Capt. Milton Garrigus, Kokomo, Indiana from James Garrigus, Clarkesberg, Manateau county, Missouri, October 3, 1873

Transcribed by Edmund Garrigues.

  • Garrigues, Edmund, R. C. Garrigues, and Margaret L. Garrigues. A Genealogy of Matthew And Suzanna Garrigues, Who Settled in Philadelphia about the Year 1712, and Their Descendants ; with Introductory Notes of Families of the Same Name with an Account of the Family in France, England, Holland, Germany, and Denmark. Oceanside, Calif, U.S.A. : R.C. Garrigues, 1982. http://www.familysearch.org/library/books/idurl/1/267642. Page 27

Well my dear friend with pleasure I seat myself to answer your ever welcome letter which we received last night. We was truly happy to receive an answer to our letter. I am 56 years old (NOTE: born 1817 - E. G.). My father was 88 when he died about 3 years ago (1870). (He was born then in 1782 - E.G G. ). He was a son of Matthias Garrigues. He was born and raised in North Carolina. His father fought in the old Revolutionary War. None of the Garrigues family living here but myself and my family. I have a sister in Laclede County, Missouri or was the last I heard from her. I have a son Samuel Garrigues living in Griggsville, Pike County, Ill. (1873) and another son Henry Garrigues in Deerfield, Vernon County, Illinois and a single son with me. I have three daughters, all married. I heard of you by old man Smith who came here from Indiana, who told me how to write to you.

I can't tell you how old my grandfather was, but his half brother Benjamin lives in Illinois ? E. G.

I was born in Middle, Tennessee and Uncles Jess and Bill live in Alabama.

My brothers Thies, Henry, Bob, and William are living in Dresden, Weekly Co., Tenn.

That is all the satisfaction I can give you about my kinfolks.

You write me soon as you get this and I will write you. You bet I will. I can't send you my likeness at this time for I can't get one taken nearer than seven miles from this place.

Yours -
James Garrigues

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