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Letter from Peter Evans Force to Uncle Manning Force

Carthage, Alabama
December 12

My dear Uncle,

I have neglected writing to yhou for a long time but I have quite busy all the time. Soon after I worote my last letter to you I was with Mr. Powers in his gin house and he got his left sleever caught in the saw and by the tiem the engine was stopped his left hand and arm above the elbow was torn up very badly. We all had a very pleasant time in thanksgiving week duck hunting. We killed a good lot of ducks but one young man got so excited that he fell out of the boat and lsot his gun but it was after awhile found by diving after it. I am going over to the home place to see Mr. Wiggins so I will ahve to close.

Your affectionate Nephew

Peter E. Force

Translation notes:

Peter Evans Force (1868-1930) is the author of this document. At this point, he has returned to live in Alabama near his mother and her 2nd husband, Peter's step father, Willam Martin. Mr Wiggins a brother-in-law to Peter's mother Katherine Ogie Frierson Force Martin. The Wiggins family rents the farm that Peter's father, Henry Clay Force, owned.



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