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Original Letter- James Fields in 1849

Original Letter- James Fields in 1849

Posted: 1340986802000
Classification: Query
Surnames: James Fields
I have an antique Bible which had a letter in it dated September 4, 1849. It is written by a James Fields of Mountsville, Virginia. He is writing to his children (addressed to a Mr James M Sherin (sp?) in Adamsville, OH).

In the letter, he mentions his mother, who lives 12 miles away, and is in her 102nd year! He also mentions a "Betsy" and the death of her 2 children.

I would love to share a copy with this family, if any one knows who this is!


Re: Original Letter- James Fields in 1849

Posted: 1364359934000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fields
It's been a while since you've posted this notice, but if possible, I would be interested in a copy of this letter. My 2x and 3x great grandfathers are both James Fields born in Loudoun. The elder James was born in Loudoun 1830. In doing the math, he would have been only 19 years old in 1849,so he would not have had 102 year old mother, nor had children old enough to live in Ohio. However, I'm wondering if he was somehow related to the James in your letter.
I look forward to your reply.
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