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Letter from Katie Frierson Force to Manning Force

Carthage, Ala
26 Dec 1877

My Dear Brother -

I received your letter yesterday telling me of the Express Package at the office for me for which I am very much obliged to you and Frances for it will be a great for me and the children to look at. I am going to send up to Tuscaloosa for teh package tomorrow. I wrote to you last July the next day after I recieved your letter with the 10 dollars for Manning but never getting an answer I supposed that you were out of the city. I hope this letter will find you andFrances enjoying a Merry Christmas. It has been a very quiet one down here so far everything seems to pass off like Sunday. I am a little unsettled about my next years arrangements but it won't be many days before I will know what I am going to do. The children enjoyed Santa Claus very much.

Hoping to hear from you soon and with much love to yourself and Frances I remain your

Affectionate Sister

Katie Force

Translation notes:

Katherine Ogie Frierson Force is the widow of Henry Clay Force, 1832-1874. The letter was written to her brother-in-law, Manning Force. The other Manning is Katie's and Henry's son who remained in Alabama after Henry's death.



Frierson Family
Katherine Ogie Frierson Martin
Samuel Gordon Frierson
Elias Curran Frierson
William Frierson Jr
William Frierson Sr

Samuel Frierson and Sarah Wilson
James M. Frierson
Sarah Frances Frierson Wiggins

Frierson / Force
Henry Clay Force, 1st husband
Ella Force Barnett
Peter Evans Force

Harding / McCauley / Gordon
Frances Harding Frierson
Moses Gordon
Roger Gordon
Capt John McCauley
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DNA - Gedmatch
  • T722133 and A352350 (quilterpatray)
  • T356644 (KS)
  • T030500 (brother Mike)
  • T555095 (sister Brenda)
  • T619264 (brother David)
  • A588813 (sister Carol)
  • A823899 (Auntie E)
  • T224209 (Cousin Tom) also completed Y-DNA with familytreedna
  • A676128 (Cousin Sandra)
  • A327125 (Cousin Candy)
  • Coming soon: Barbara