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Civil War Record: Sibbrel, Edward,  Civil War Pension, wife is Harriet Abbott daughter of John Sewell Abbott
Civil War Record: Sibbrel, Edward, Civil War Pension, wife is Harriet Abbott daughter of John Sewell Abbott
Civil War Pension
 
 
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Corespondence: Letter to Belva Lockwood Williams Ralf in 1960
Corespondence: Letter to Belva Lockwood Williams Ralf in 1960
Letter was written by Eleanor Wills Love. Belva had passed away and Matilda Frances Barnett responded
 
 
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Correspondence -Martha Martin to Hannah Martin
Correspondence -Martha Martin to Hannah Martin

Names mentioned: Eliza, Afelia (sp), Maryann Thelma-Velma? (In history of Delaware County Iowa a daughter is named Adelma-father was William Henry Martin)Roxy Brown, and Corbin


Transcribed by Melissa Boatright Middleswart 
 
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Correspondence Calendar: Correspondence and research history of Eleanor Wills Love on the William Savage Williams line 1954-1972
Correspondence Calendar: Correspondence and research history of Eleanor Wills Love on the William Savage Williams line 1954-1972
Lists the correspondence and research and a brief summary of what was found or not found. Census, cemetery, vital records and histories  
 
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Correspondence Calendar: Eleanor Wills Love history of all her correspondence on the DeWalt line 1957-1981
Correspondence Calendar: Eleanor Wills Love history of all her correspondence on the DeWalt line 1957-1981
Lists date of correspondence, to whom, some addresses, and what was asked or obtained. Some Contacts were: William Penn DeWalt; Raymond Harrison; Elva Beebe; Packard Cemetery; Mrs Harriet S. Brown; Nettie DeWalt Sloan; Mrs. G.E. (Anna Haskey)Bowersox- descendant of John through Peter brother of our William. Elbert DeWalt; Alice Sloan DeWalt Barnett; Carrie May DeWalt daughter of Abraham Lincoln DeWalt; Mrs. Eleanor Eloise DeWalt Borders; Mary DeWalt Cook, daughter of Elbert DeWalt

 
 
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Correspondence-Isabella Hogg Grover to Angus Grover Feb 4 1950
Correspondence-Isabella Hogg Grover to Angus Grover Feb 4 1950
 
 
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Correspondence-Isabella Hogg Grover to Angus Grover Nov 7 1948
Correspondence-Isabella Hogg Grover to Angus Grover Nov 7 1948
 
 
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Correspondence-Thomas M Grover to Angus Grover 1936.pdf
Correspondence-Thomas M Grover to Angus Grover 1936.pdf
 
 
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Correspondence: Abbott, Allen D, letter from Veterans Hospital American Lake, Washington 1978
Correspondence: Abbott, Allen D, letter from Veterans Hospital American Lake, Washington 1978
 
 
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Correspondence: Abbott, Jesse and Allen D, Eastern Washington State Hospital 1978
Correspondence: Abbott, Jesse and Allen D, Eastern Washington State Hospital 1978
gives Jesse Abbott death date 30 Sep 1966 and Allen was transfered to American Lake, Pierce, Washington. 
 
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Correspondence: Anna May Hankey (Mrs George E. Bowersox and Elenaor Wills Love 195-1965 Part 1
Correspondence: Anna May Hankey (Mrs George E. Bowersox and Elenaor Wills Love 195-1965 Part 1
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Comes through John DeWalt, Son of Peter and Susanna Carlotta Mock DeWalt had 7 sons and 4 daughters (church records at St Johns Lutheran Church at Denmark Manor)

Some of her notes:
Might be possible that someone could have mistaken the name "Thomas" for the Johanes of German script, most early pastors were German and could not write French.

Peter DeWalt 1780-1839 went to Westmoreland County PA before 1800

She did extensive research in the Westmoreland County of Pennsylvain and others. Physically going to church, courts to obtain information

Greensburg Newspaper Files:
Died 5 Nov 1825 Susanna DeWalt, consort of Peter DeWalt
Married 10 Dec 1839-Wm DeWalt, Washington twp. to Mary
Steelsmith d/o Jacob, Hempfield twp
Md. 12 Aug 1847-Thomas DeWalt, Punxatawney to Susan Lavely, Murraysville
Md. 18 Nov 1847-Henry Dewalt, s/o Henry and Catherine Ament to Elizabeth Hill, d/o James of Wash.twp.
Died 10 Mar 1886, in Clarion Co. Pa. Mrs. Mary S. Dewalt, Mother of Prof. W.P. Dewalt of Greensburg.
Died 11 Jan 1841 Susannh Steelsmith, w/o Jacob of Hempfield twp. about 55
Died 18 May 1865 Jacob Steelsmith, Greensburg, 83
Md. Jacob Asemhurst to Sarah Steelsmith, d/o Jacob Steelsmith
Md. 7 Jul 1846 Wm. Brown, Greensburg and Susannah Steelsmith, d/o Jacob Steelsmith


Westmoreland County History -DeWalt Hoey/Hoy history of Samuel Hoy by William Hoy. Mr. Hoy thought DeWalts felt DeWalts were of French origins. Thomas (Peter's father came to America with LaFayette in the American Rev. Note:
No land records or oath of alligiance found to support this) Only Thomas DeWalt in Pa acrchies is listed as a Deserter in 1761. Our Peter was too young to be in American Rev

Westmoreland County History-Alberts p. 626
In the year 1825, among the heads of families in Delmont was a Mr. DeWalt. His wife died a few months later


She had a conversation with William Hoy -son of Susanna DeWalt and Samuel Hoy-youngest daughter of Peter and Susanna Mock and he made comment that his mother knew little about her mother as Susanna Mock died when when his mother susan was about six. Susan was raised by granparents John and Sarah Silvis (buried at Homestead PA)

Thomstones at Denmark Manor Church
Buried: Susanna Dewalt burn 17 Dec 1780, died Nov 1825 (Note ? 1825)

Visited York county and Adams and Franklin counties-no recoreds of Thomas DeWalt for land records. Was a Peter and a Daniel with son Peter who stayed in York and a Peter in Franklin Co. and died there.

Northhampton County: German DeWalts spelled Theowald. A John Dewalt there as early as 1744 and had son Peter.

Berks County John Michael Devault s/o Abraham took Oath of Alligiance 19 Oct 1736 She found one baptismal record for
William John Dewalt Wm. Stumff (sponsors)
19 Oct 1771 Barbara and wife
(note: possible brother to Peter as Peter name a son Wm)
York County information: My note: no connection to Peter (1780-1839) may be his father brother-needs researching.

Henry DeWalt born in France 1733 came to America in 1764
Provides Will of a Henry DeWalt of York County PA (1817)
lists his children and some of their spouses

Eleanor has a reference q R929.2-D492G On Henry DeWalt of Yorks Co. PA
Henry DeVault b. 10 Apr 1733 d. 16 Apr 1817 France (Huguenot parents)moved to German state became Henirick Dewald in Germany married Catherine Maria Grauer (Graver) b 8 Aug 1737 d 2 Oct 1830. They took passage on ship (Chance) Rotterdam, Holland, early in 1766. With them 18 month old son Philip and Henry's younger brother Philip who entered as member of Henry's family. Landed in Philadelphia PA 23 Sep 1766, In 1768 Henry estblised his own land in Manheim twp, York Co. Pennsylvainia.

Grave stone at t Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, PA has Henry DeWald b. 10 Apr 1733 d 16 Apr 1817; his wife Maria Catherine, b Aug 1737, d 2 Oct 1830 
 
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Correspondence: Anna May Hankey (Mrs George Edward Bowersox and Eleanor Wills Love 1959-1965 Part 2
Correspondence: Anna May Hankey (Mrs George Edward Bowersox and Eleanor Wills Love 1959-1965 Part 2
(see description on Part One) 
 
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Correspondence: Between Carrie May DeWalt and Eleanor Wills Love 1964
Correspondence: Between Carrie May DeWalt and Eleanor Wills Love 1964
Eleanor mentions correspondence with Mrs. Sloan;me Mr. Hoey, son of Susannah DeWalt; also mentions will of William DeWalt and his wife Mary Jane (widow of his son Jacob).

Carrie sent extensive information which states "From Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania to Missouri, May 1868" Note: This is from a diary had no dates and was recorded about 1930-this is a comment from Mary E. DeWalt Cook a cousin to Carrie.


Nicholas and Judith Moyer; **
(parents of William md Mary Stielschmidt)
Thomas
Michael
Susannah
Isaac
Levina
William DeWalt md Susan M. Williams (lists his children)
Theodore
Jacob md Josephine Ashworth and Fannie Philes (lists his children)
Louisa md Robert Roberts
Lucy
Elizabeth md Evan Pollard (lists her children)
John M. md Elizabeth Henderson (lists his children)
Peter md Celia Wilson and Ella Blades (lists his children)
Wilson md Mary Adams and Jane Miller (lists his children)
A. Lincoln md Myrtle Goodnow (lists his children)
Anna md John Munson (lists her children)


William DeWalt md Susan M. Williams; (lists his children)

A lot of descendants of these couples are listed.

*** it is believed that Nicholas is Peter (Peter Nicholas) that married Susannah Moch (which I have as William's parents) That he married a 2nd time to Judith Moyer) This needs to be verified. 
 
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Correspondence: Correspondence between Cecil M. Smith and Eleanor Wills Love 1961
Correspondence: Correspondence between Cecil M. Smith and Eleanor Wills Love 1961
MIss Cecil M. Smith provided baptismal records from the Harrolds Church in Greengsburg, Pennsylvania for the Jacob and Sus Annah Williams Steelsmith family. Share her maternal linage. Gives a story about a Sarah Steelsmith (Henry) Shotts (parents Ludwig and Mary Steelsmith) as a pioneer in Clarion Co 1820's about Indians raiding their cabin for salt. Sarah married 2nd to Killen (his first wife may have been Sarah's sister) Talks about Great grandfather died of typhoid leaving 5 children, youngest was 6 weeks Stephen Burns Smith. 
 
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Correspondence: Death information for Hettie DeWalt
Correspondence: Death information for Hettie DeWalt
Centralia Cemetery Association administrator, Mary D. Jessee, reponded to Eleanor Wills Love letter concerning the death date. Apparently, the sexton had noted the date as 1928, however the burial permit which MS Jessee located, indicates the date as 30 September 1923. The stone indicates 1923. Now the question is: is30 September the actual death date or is it the burial date. Ms. Jessee feels it is the death date. 
 
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Correspondence: From Ada Elizabeth Barnett Dunbar 29 Jan 1981
Correspondence: From Ada Elizabeth Barnett Dunbar 29 Jan 1981
Letter to Eleanor Wills Love. Ada is the daughter of Matilda Frances Barnett and great granddaughter of Williams Savage Williams. Mentions she has been researching and through ELVA SWAN BEEBE and HELEN HARRISON ELLIOTT she was able to contact Eleanor. States her mother MATILDA FRANCES WILLIAMS BARNETT obtained information from STELLA WILLIAMS CAMPBELL daughter of ALVIN PETER WILLIAMS.  
 
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Correspondence: From Matilda Frances Williams Barnett 25 Oct 1960
Correspondence: From Matilda Frances Williams Barnett 25 Oct 1960
To Eleanor Wills Love.
States she was in California for 2 months. Most of her information on the Williams family comes from STELLA WILLIAMS CAMPBELL. Mentions BELVA WILLIAMS RALF, sister, died mentions that her sister may have been named after a women, Belva Lockwood, who ran for a presidential race about 1875. Not sure if there are any Barnett's with the Lockwood name. Talked about her father's CHARLES THOMAS WILLIAMS half sister LUCINDA WILLIAMS, Lucy Gaddie lived not far from Winfield Kansas and where she lived. Thought Lucy had a couple of daughters. Mentions her cousin GRACE HENDERSON married ROLAND WILLIAMS. She remembers her folks speaking of Vertie DeWalt and "Aunt Sue". She was acquainted with ANNA LOCKWOOD DEWALT and her husband RAYMOND HARRISON. Their daughter lives in Winfield. States her husband died in June and she lives alone. 
 
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Correspondence: Harriet Nettie Mae Dewalt Sloan and Eleanor Wills Love between 1957-1967
Correspondence: Harriet Nettie Mae Dewalt Sloan and Eleanor Wills Love between 1957-1967
Nettie descends through Michael, son of Peter and Susannah Carlotta Moch, brother to William who married Mary Steelsmith. Nettie is, at this time, Secretary of the DeWalt Family organization. She discusses the people she has personally contacted about the DeWalt Line. Wrote a number of articles, much of the research available on the Internet has some of her research information. Provides a family group sheet for PETER and SUSANNA CARLOTTA MOCK. Nettie mentions the death of her husband SAMUEL VERNER SLOAN, in 1957. Her daughter, ALICE V. SLOAN BARNETT also sent a note and has been active in researching the DeWalt line. Nettie mentions some other hobbies: flower arranging in which she has taken prizes.

Nettie passed away in 1964 and her daughter Alice in 2007 
 
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Correspondence: Letter discussing the last few days of Mildred Hooper Williams. 1905-1991
Correspondence: Letter discussing the last few days of Mildred Hooper Williams. 1905-1991
Written by her niece, Phyllis Bell Jones (daughter of Faith Estella Williams Bell). Mildred is daughter of Luther Nicholas & Martha Elizabeth Render Dixon Williams. Phyllis discusses the last days of her Aunt. Enclosed prayer written by Mildred. List the names of Luther Family (descendants) and spouses. Also, mentioned Mildred was cremated and they were taking the ashes to Pomeroy for buried in the Pataha Flat cemetery where her parents were burried and near the old homestead of the Williams family. 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from Eleanor Wills Love to Ada Elizabeth Barnett Dunbar 11 Feb 1981
Correspondence: Letter from Eleanor Wills Love to Ada Elizabeth Barnett Dunbar 11 Feb 1981
Sent family group sheets to Ada of her family. Thanked Ada for all the material she sent. Indicates she has verification that WILLIAM SAVAGE WILLIAMS was married first to CYNTHIA H. BALDWIN in 1842 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe 10 June 1968
Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe 10 June 1968
Correspondence to Eleanor Wills Love from Elva, daughter of Lucy Jane DeWalt and James Frederick Swan. She mentions story of Uncle Will (William Penn DeWalt) returning to Grandpa DeWalt's home meet his family and his daughter Wilma would not come out to meet him. He then searched for the family. Finally, 1st wife Eugenia Vaughn yelled she never wanted to come to his home, a divorce followed. Uncle Will went to Ontario where he apparently married again (he did go to Canada in about 1914). Later visited the DeWalt homestead in 1921 at the beginning of his glue manufacturing company.
Enclosed a clipping sent to her by Uncle Charley on a DeWalt Reunion in Cameron, Missouri. (must be about 1948) Mentions the Ward girls: Thelma, Fern, Mae and Ada daughter of Sula Okla DeWalt and Malcolm Ward. Gave addresses for these girls. 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe 12 June 1967
Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe 12 June 1967
Correspondence to Eleanor Wills Love 12 June 1967. Speaks of her mother Lucy Jane DeWalt Swan death and problems with Parkinson's disease complication due to medication had a bowel obstruction. Lucy had problems with high blood pressure and always worried she would have a stroke or go blind-grateful she had neither happen. Elva mentions her mother had great faith and a happy cheerful attitude-Lucy worried too much about hardships of others-especially her family. Her brothers Kenneth and Dwight came for funeral. Their families had been with Lucy earlier. Wally (Kenneth's son) getting Masters Degree-hard worker. Mentions Ronald and Elsie Wills. Elsie working on teaching certificate. Talks about her plans to retire from teaching.Lucy was the last surviving member of Vertie Dewalt Wills family (DeWalt) 
 
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Correspondence: letter from Elva Swan Beebe 14 February 1981
Correspondence: letter from Elva Swan Beebe 14 February 1981
Correspondence to Eleanor Wills Love from Elva Swan Beebe, daughter of Lucy Jane DeWalt and James Frederick Swan. Mentions "Uncle JOHN"-one of Grandma DeWalt's brother.

ALMA WALLACE ESTEP made a surprise visit to Elva her mother Lucy Jane DeWalt Swan in about 1949 Apparently Grandma DeWalt (SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS DEWALT) had schooled Alma who may have had border line mental retardation. (NOTE: ALMA WALLACE is daughter of MARTHA WILLIAMS sister to SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS-when Martha died, Susan Mary took Martha's 3 children and raised as her own.

Grandpa and Grandma DeWalt went to Pomeroy Washington to visit VERTIE DEWALT WILLS about the time WIlFORD WILLS was was two. States her family was living 1733 RANCH KEARNEY NEBRASKA (moved from Kansas City). Elva father was a poultry manager with change in personnel the company ran into financial difficulties, the the family moved into town. 1733 got it's name as it then was thought to be midway between Boston and San Francisco 1733 to Boston and 1733 to San Fransisco-later determined not to be the case.

Elva sent VADA WARD's Christmas letter and clipping (NOTE:filed under Vada Ward)she is an expert in "Elocution" states that UNCLE CHARLEY and AUNT HETTIE (NOTE: as did Vertie) Vada traveled with National Geographic doing writing and photography.

Speaks of the other MALCOLM WARD children (SULA OKLA DEWALT's first husband-he was not liked by the DeWalt's for his poor treatment of Sula and the children) Elva felt that GRANDMA DEWALT and UNCLE CHARLEY were too old to raise such young children. FERN felt the effects most as she was like Malcolm in looks and disposition. MAE was easy going FOLLOWED Fern in the rebellion. VADA was about a year old when taken to Grandma DeWalt. The girls became closer in later life. THELMA, the oldest, went to live with one Malcolm's aunt.

Talks about how hard SULA's life was and the time Sula went to Rochester for a mastoid operation 1919 went to Kearney to recuperate. Elva and brothers (especially the boys) were practical jokers and loved to tease Sula about her new romance. Sula worked at the TB Hospital and later roomed there. Sula and LUCY JANE DEWALT (sisters) were very close after Elva's father JAMES FREDERICK SWAN )was killed 1918. RODNEY HARRISON (ANNA LOCKWOOD DEWALT AND RAYMOND HARRISON's son) wife and 3 children come to visit Elva about a year before Rodney died. Mentions UNCLE RAYMOND was living in Moses Lake and other places in Washington State. Relates story how GRANDPA DEWALT heckled Grandma for "putting on the Aires" the son of the rich Harrisons etc. Apparently, she did. Elva felt Raymond was pretty down to earth and background not much different then theirs.

Expresses a desire for WALLY SWAN (KENNETH SWAN son-Elva's brother) to have her Swan genealogy information after she got it organized. (NOTE:Elva had no children) 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Eleanor Wills Love mailed 21 December 1991
Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Eleanor Wills Love mailed 21 December 1991
Daughter of Lucy Jane DeWalt and James Frederick Swan. Writes about being "scooge" due to lack of Christmas decor. She finds she no longer has the energy and with all her friends intake limitation (more than she has) reduces amount of sweets etc. Talks about the MALCOLM WARD and SULA OKLA DEWALT children: MAE WARD-not written even though she had visited Elva and her mother (LUCY JANE DEWALT SWAN) some years ago. FERN WARD, used to write but now unable though she did call Elva a couple of years ago. HELEN HARRISON ELLIOTT had not written since shortly before her father Uncle Raymond death (RAYMOND DENNIS HARRISON) A cousin on the Swan side lives in same town as Helen and mentioned Helen as having "nervous" problems. Elva makes a comment the Helen may have had many problems in that both she and brother Rodney were spoiled beyond anything one of the DeWalt clan could imagine! RODNEY HARRISON (son of Raymond) had stopped by once while visiting Helen and his dad. He mentioned that Helen husband was an oddity and that might be some of Helen's problems. Rodney and wife visited mentions 2 children is this letter(earlier letter indicated 3 children)-states Rodney died shortly after his visit. Has heard nothing from that family. Mentions her brother DWIGHT SWAN died from stroke in October. He had celebrated 90th birthday in August and lived a good life. VERNA HANSEN SWAN, his wife has many health issues. Daughter SHIRLEY SWAN MOE, live next door in Arcadia, California. Brother KENNETH SWAN and wife live in Spokane. 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 20 October 1991
Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 20 October 1991
Elva, daughter of LUCY JANE DEWALT and JAMES FREDERICK SWAN. Mary is daughter of VERTIE VENETA DEWALT (sister to Lucy Jane) and URIAS VICTOR WILLS. Elva discusses her life and current health issues and concerns about winter in Kearney, Nebraska. Her brother KENNETH SWAN and wife REGENA YOUNG SWAN, Spokane WA visited with ELSIE BALTZ WILLS (wife of RONALD HAROLD WILLS and brother to MARY WILLS) and Elsie's daughter. Mentions that Kenneth got to know Ronald and Elise during Ronald's illness. Talks about Aunt VERTIE brought Kenneth back from Centralia where she and WILFORD WILLS had gone to Grandpa's funeral (WILLIAM THOMAS DEWALT)boyS were about 3 years. Describes her mother (LUCY JANE DEWALT SWAN) having her blind eye removed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota: recovering and have to take care of Grandpa DeWalt and his death and being absent from her husband and kids was difficult (she was in Centralia, Kansas). Elva states it seemed a long time. Got home July 3 so had big reunion. Thought Grandpa died in Apr (NOTE 3 May 1916. DWIGHT SWAN illness and death. VERNA HANSEN SWAN, wife (married for 67 years) was able to take care of him, the daughter SHIRLEY SWAN NOE and son in law NESTOR NOE, live next door the live in Arcadia. DWIGHT SWAN buried in Whittier. Expresses concern for ELEANOR WILLS LOVE after her long siege of nursing (husband ELBERT HOWARD LOVE) Talks about a tribute by Aunt HETTIE DEWALT. Wonders about HELEN HARRISON ELLIOTT and RODNEY HARRISON, not heard from them; had heard Helen had "nervous breakdown". Relates that when Helen's father, Raymond was considering remarrying (while in nursing home) Helen wanted a prenuptial agreement. "Daughter like Mother. Apparently, her mother ANNA LOCKWOOD DEWALT HARRISON, insisted her brother CHARLES DEWALT do this when he married ELIZABETH STEELE DEWALT. Anna was determined to keep the "DeWalt Money" & things among blood kin. Ends letter with by saying: "I am the eldest living member of the third" generation who was around, way back when. 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 26 April 1992
Correspondence: Letter from Elva Swan Beebe to Mary Wills 26 April 1992
Note: One of the last letters written by Elva, as she died 31 August 1992. Elva talks about her Easter project of making cookies rather than divinity eggs-weather damp-not good for divinity but decided to make salads for her friends. She says fixing food not problem but delivering is. Mentions seeing HELEN HARRISON ELLIOTT both surprised over the changes of 70 years. Keeping a good attitude is most important with the adjustments. Makes comments about her life now. Noted KENNETH SWAN and wife REGENA HANSEN SWAN were invited to Wills reunion. Had heard from the WARD's shortly after VADA's death. MAE never did much in correspondence. FERN has physical disabilities unable to write. No news from HELEN HARRISON ELLIOTT, since Uncle RAYMOND HARRISON (her father) and RODNEY HARRISON (her brother) died. Mentions Uncle Will (WILLIAM PENN DEWALT) remember knowing WANDA (NOTE: according William P Dewalt family group the name was WYLMA-not certain what the name is so listed in these records as WYLMA WANDA DEWALT GILLESPIE) Elva describes her as a cute little girl that came with wife #1 (EUGENIA VAUGHN) to Grandpa DeWalt's farmhouse (see story in correspondence dated 10 June 1968)States Uncle Will was a likable guy. Uncle Charley (CHARLES DEWALT) a good entertainer and fun when away from home. At home fault finding grouch!! Story of Uncle Charles and his hatred for onions -how her 3 brother played a trick on him and Uncle Charley's reaction. Reflects on a trip, years later, when Elva, EDWIN, and DWIGHT went back to the farm without their parents, (Uncle Charley-bachelor- lived with his mother SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS DEWALT and WILLIAM THOMAS DEWALT). The kids were playing card games (upstairs near Charley's room) Elva grandparents believed cards a forbidden, sinful thing (also her mother LUCY JANE DEWALT SWAN). Kids were making more noise and brought in Uncle Charley yelling "Gol-danget, Ma, these kids are playing cards" that caused Grandma to bounce up the stairs and kids received lecture on the underhanded way they were going against her rules on the danger of cards. She was right on about sneaking. Elva could never understand the "evil" of cards. Apparently Uncle Charley used "Gol-darn" for years, Elva could not understand how he got away with something so close to swearing. He also used the term "taking off tups" used when a person tried to get even with another. 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from Helen Hettie Harrison Elliott 14 December 1982
Correspondence: Letter from Helen Hettie Harrison Elliott 14 December 1982
Letter to Eleanor Wills Love. Daughter of Raymond Dennis and Anna Lockwood DeWalt Harrison. Sent her family group sheets. Mentions she spoke to Delores (Rodney's wife) and would have Gayle send Delores' information. NOTE: Gayle might be Delores' daughter?? Also see image of the family group sheets. 
 
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Correspondence: letter from Kenneth Dean Swan 24 May 1987
Correspondence: letter from Kenneth Dean Swan 24 May 1987
Kenneth is son of James Frederick and Lucy Jane DeWalt Swan. Mentions the divorce of his son Wallace Kent Swan and Alice Romona Kyvig after 17 years of marriage. Alice had custody of their boys: Greg and Eric. Kenneth mentions his 50th wedding anniversary 25 August 1984. Also sent family group sheet for Wallace 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from Kenneth Dean Swan 28 December 2000
Correspondence: Letter from Kenneth Dean Swan 28 December 2000
Correspondence to Eleanor Wills Love, his cousin. Speaks of Aunt Lucy (Lucy Jane DeWalt Swan)-Eleanor's Aunt and his Mother.Talks about the musical abilities of his family. Lucy (his mother)had a beautiful voice and sang religious sangs her favorite "The Old Rugged Cross". His oldest brother (Eleanor's Uncle Ed) or Edwin had many musical abilities: owned Hammond organ, played guitar, mandolin, harmonica. Played by ear. He was an inventor as well. Brother Dwight-no abilities but wife Verna taught piano and their daughter Shirley play many instruments. Elva, his sister, taught school for 42 years so was involved with music. Kenneth speaks of his ability-played the organ (Lowery full keyboard & 25 pedal-they gave to the Mormon church). His wife taught him the notes other than than he was self-taught. His daughter, Janet, is an extraordinary organist and plays many instruments. His son,Wally, also is gifted with instruments. 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from Vada Ward Marcantonio Christmas 1980
Correspondence: Letter from Vada Ward Marcantonio Christmas 1980
Vada reflects on memories of cousin ELVA SWAN BEEBE tatted cards and birthday cake sent by Elba's mother Aunt LUCY (LUCY JANE DEWALT married JAMES FREDERICK SWAN) which arrive in crumbs (sent from Nebraska to Kansas)! Uncle Raymond died this year (married ANNA LOCKWOOD DEWALT), talks about how he fell from wheelchair and died of complication she say he probably fell out during a burst of laughter-was a fun person to be around. Talks about Grandma (SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS DEWALT) would tease Raymond and especially Anna. They were her favorite Aunt and Uncle Mentions her father's parents: ANDREW JACKSON WARD and AMANDA MELVINA GANUSS-really did not know them-died before she was born. Heard a story about how her father MALCOLM WARD would pick up rattle snakes by the tail and whip off their heads-especially outside the church on Sundays (That was Bible, Tenn). 
 
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Correspondence: Letter from William Penn DeWalt 1957
Correspondence: Letter from William Penn DeWalt 1957
Correspondence in response to Eleanor Wills Love letter. Talks about his Mother (SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS DEWALT) family. Great grand father ROBERT NEWSOM murder, grandfather,WILLIAM S. WILLIAMS in the Gold Rush. Gives information about the DeWalt's (children of WILLIAM DEWALT and MARY STEELSMITH: SARA ELIZABETH DEWALT married a POLLARD had 3 children; WILSON DEWALT lived in Canada had 5 children visited them in 1914; ABRAHAM LINCOLN DEWALT lived in Boulder, Colorado it was his daughter that VERTIE VENETA DEWALT went to visit, the daughter worked for the telephone company; Some of his siblings and parents buried in CENTRALIA CEMETERY,Centralia, Kansas: CHARLIE (CHARLES LAWRENCE DEWALT, HETTIE DEWALT, HARRY DEWALT and mother SUSAN MARY WILLIAMS DEWALT, father WILLIAM THOMAS DEWALT. SULA OKLA DEWALT HILE (his sister) died of cancer of spine about a year ago, ? where buried. Mentions he has been separated from his wife EVELYN KELLOGG for about 2 YEARS. Both (2)of his girls married young, divorced had 2 children each and remarried.  
 

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