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Re: Susan A. Lampkin--Falmouth, VA--1843
Posted by: Jerrilynn Eby (ID *****9725) Date: June 11, 2012 at 06:04:58
In Reply to: Re: Susan A. Lampkin--Falmouth, VA--1843 by Bradford Ulery of 264

Dear Mr. Ulery,

Thanks so very much for responding to my query about Susan Lampkin. I'm a historian in Stafford County and have been working with the town of Falmouth and its various mills and businesses. I came across Susan while going through Duff Green's papers at Duke University in North Carolina. On Feb. 11, 1843 Susan A. Lampkin wrote to Duff asking for work for herself and her younger sister. She wrote:

"Dear sir, eye have bein inform that yo want girls in the factory and eye should be very glad to get work for my self and younger sister. eye can weave any thing that eye ever saw woave but she never woave any it is in possibl for us to live by my work hear for eye cant get it to Do if yo please let me have work and write back to me and eye will get my brother to come Down with me"

I wasn't able to determine where Susan was when she wrote this charming letter.

I try and add brief biographical footnotes for as many of the people as possible, but knew nothing about Susan. Thanks so much for letting me know about her marriage and moving away.

I always find middle names interesting. I see that Hugh M. Harris was a resident of Falmouth when the 1850 census was taken. Also living in Falmouth during the 19th century was the Morson family. While most of them were merchants, a son, Hugh Morson (1811-1877) was a physician. I certainly don't know that Hugh M. Harris' middle name was Morson, but it's something to ponder. Hugh Harris was included in the Stafford militia records. In 1843, 1847, and 1851 he was fined for failing to appear for one or more of the required summer monthly musters. I'm afraid I know nothing more about him.

Thanks again so very much!

Jerrilynn


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