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Rachel Garrison wrote to her cousin, Samuel Adair, that she had a little daughter two months old, which meant she was pregnant when her husband, David Garrison, was killed in the Battle of Osawatomie in August, 1856, and when she returned to Yellow Springs, Ohio. She also mentioned her other daughter, Jania. She hoped Adair could hold on to the claim the Garrisons pre-empted until it could be entered at the land office. She also listed items she would like Adair to sell for her. The same letter also contained correspondence from James Garrison.
Creator: Garrison, Rachel A.
Date: February 23, 1857
Item Number: 90510
Call Number: Samuel & Florella Adair Coll. #161 Box 4 Folder 3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90510
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Religion - Ministers
Collections - Manuscript - Adair, Samuel and Florella
Community Life - Religion - Christianity - Congregational
Date - 1854-1860 - 1857
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Congress
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Federal agencies and programs - Policies and programs - Land
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery - Abolition
Home and Family - Activities
Home and Family - Daily life
Home and Family - Families - Extended family
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - Notable Kansans - Adair, Samuel L.
People - Notable People - Brown, John, 1800-1859
Places - Cities and towns - Osawatomie
Places - Counties - Lykins (1855-1861)
Places - Counties - Miami
Places - Other States - Ohio
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters