D. F. Abbott


[John Muir]


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[2]see her but once a year if I live so long. My brother Seth married at Prairie du Sac, & by her had 2 sons & 1 daughter Mamie. The older son Seth taught telegraphy to, & he not liking his stepmother- ran away from Colo. & was years later heard from in N.Y. State & finally called on my brother-in-law, Thomas Woodruff, Spencer N.Y. - His baby brother died at Edinburg, Ill - - Mamie was born in Nebraska-Omaha, about 13 yrs, after you & I taught S.W. of Madison. Then Seth went to Oberlin a year, & his wife to Pr. du Sac, then they taught in N.E. Wis. Depere I think, a year & she died. Seth was continued teaching 2 yrs. longer & married an assistant by whom he had 2 sons & 2 daughters. The older son & younger daughter are now with their mother on farm.[3] 2.The 2nd Son, Earnest,- t[illegible], then a year at Brown - taught in Georgia a year - then his Sister Fidelia graduated at Ottawa - & now both are teaching in same school at South Bend Wash. I think you would enjoy meeting him. He takes learning easily. Was the first to study Hebrew at Ottawa, in a class of 3. Mamie was taught in georgia, & now at Raleigh N.C. - Perhaps you know J. A. Sabin My brother in law - taught at Prairie du Chien, Madison, A[illegible] Baraboo & lots of other places in Wis. & in N.Y. N.J. Ill, [Union?], Kan, S. Decotak, Cal. &c, & is now teaching in Ia. boarding with his son-in-law Ira Roberts at Jeffirson. Roberts a dentist. He Sabin was taught 54 years & counted 20,000 pupils under his charge03828


Oxford, Kansas

Date Original

1907-01-29 00:00


Original letter dimensions: 20.5 x 12.5 cm.

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