South carolina Anderson District Sep 27th

Dear brother i tak this opertunity of riting
you afiew lins to let you know that wee ar
toluble well at this time hoping thes lins
may find you in Join the saim blessing for
god kind mircy to us all wee resevd 2 letters
from you and was glad to hear from you
wee have nothing of importance to rit wee
hear agratdeal of news but dont know that it is so
or not Martin was heear day befor yesterday and
your father famley was well Brother
Jess allen McCalister and his wife has bin
over to see us All he has inlisted and is Coming
to fourt Johnson that is not fair from whear
you ar i reckon this is as wet aday as i Ever
saw i have bin thinking all the morning
About you a bein out in sutch weather i saw
A letter from Columbus Rogers last sunday
he had bin sick but was better Eliab and mee
went to whight field last sunday night to
meeting and I saw Miss Jane Vonn
She Asked me when i was agoin to rit to
you i told hir that i shold rit in afiew
days she told mee to tell you that she saw
father and mother fowlar and sis was well
James Watson sent Elep aletter in th one
you sent wee was glad to hear that he was
well moton was hear yesterday to hear from him
and tha was all well Elep is a goin to rit on
the other sid of letter and i shall have to Close
i shold bee glad to see you i want you and
James to have likness takin in one Cace and send
it to mee so no mor at this time from under
the hand of ..A.. L.. Barkley to J B O Barkley
[page 2]
Sunday 29th
Well neal Elep did not feel lik riting eney [1]
So i have to finish this letter i want to send
it off to morrow Mr [and] Mrs Shirley takin dinner
with us to day and told me to tell you to
tell Stephin Jones that tha was well Neal
James B Willson wife is died She dide 27 that
was last friday georg went to the berien And
Com by to day from thar Martin and
vehoon was hear to day and said that tha was [2]
All well wee want you to rit offton as you
Can for you have more to rit than wee do but
i will rit sumthing Elep Sas to tell
James watson he saw Will and bluford
yestorday at the whight plains and tha
was all well i have heard that thar was a grait
deel of sickness whear you ar i hop not so bad
as i hear rit all about the helth of the plase
So i want you to Excuse my bad
riting and Spelling as it is the best i can do
so no mor At this time remains yours
loving brother and Sister untell deth
E. H. Barkley and
A. L. Barkley to J. B. O Barkley

write to me with out fail

  1. neal = J. O. B. Barkley
  2. William Vehoon lived with the Barkleys
September 27, 1861


Residence (County): 
Anderson County, SC


Name Variant: 
Co. L, 1st Regiment South Carolina Rifles
Residence (County): 
Anderson County, SC


From State: 
From County: 

Transcription/Proofing Info

Andrea Cudworth
Transcription Date: 
May, 2012
Michael Ellis
Proof Date: 
December, 2012

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