Lewis Scarborough to his Brother
22 May 1861
was born 1809 and died 4 Jan 1881. He was the son of Frederick B. Scarborough
of Edgecomb County, NC.
has traveled through many hands through many years
to arrive here to me. I
would like to thank Dana Holden and Bill Kerr, who shared
this letter with me, and all the other
special people who love the Scarborough family.
~ Charlotte Collins Bond
Madison Co. Geo. May 22th 1861
Deare Brother I Received your leter the
12 of this instant and it gave me and my family satisfaction to
here that you all was well but very much greaved to here that mother
was Dead. My family is all well at this time and hope that these
few lines will finde you and family Enjoying the Same helth. Ages
of my children and names of my First wife Elisabeth V. C. Thomas
M. Scarborough was Borne November 20th in the year of our Lord 1830.
Allen W. Scarborough was borne April the 14th in the year of our
Lord 1832. Elisabeth O. Scarborough was borne June 13th in the year
of our Lord 1834. Treecy A. Scarborough was borne July the 24th
in the year of our Lord 1836. Sarah I Scarborough was borne july
the 4th in the year of our Lord 1841. Asa T. Scarborough was borne
January the 29th in the year of our Lord 1843. Mary A Scarborough
was borne May the 19th in the year of our Lord 1845. Henry W. Scarborough
was borne August the 6th in the year of our Lord 1847. Eliza C.
Scarborough was borne January the 4th in the year of our Lord 1849.
Safroney L Scarborough was borne May the 16th in the year of our
Lord 1851. These is the names of all my first wife children that
is now livin.
I wood like to bee gardeen for my minors
children and I want you to rite to me whether I wood have to git
Security here or thare for what they are to get and rite how much
will be coming tomy Children and when it will be redy for them;
thare are five of my Children mariked they are the oldest; the Times
of our country is very hard here and the people are very much confused
about the north and south question. Pur Grates Love and respect
to you and family I want you to rite to me as soon as you git this
leter direct your Leter to Franklin Springs in franklin County Ga.
Nothing more at preset but I will remaine your most lovey Brother
un til Deth
May 22 1861 Lewis scarborough
Charlotte Collins Bond
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