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 County: Hardeman County, TN
 Collection: The Civil War and its Aftermath: Diverse Perspectives
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress, Janurary 15, 1864]
Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her family regarding the loss of a package of letters that were being brought to her by Captain Hawood and her worries because she has not heard from her son David. Her area has not experience raids for several months, but she expects that to change. She writes about the taking of "Savanah" (Savannah, Georgia). She says that the former slaves continue to leave to join up with the Yankees. She sends an update on family and friends, where they are, what they are doing and their health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160328/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, April 29, 1860 ]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to her son describing the health of family members; the courtship of William and the widow Polk; her social life and the activities of her church; home repair and her need for a new well; Buster Belcher's denial in the sending an "impudent Valentine" and how rudely Kate has treated him. She requests information on his prospect for a good crop and "for making an easy living out there." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160239/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 4,1869]
Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, detailing local activities in Bolivar, Tennessee including information about crops, local marriages, and the management of the John Fentress Estate. In addition she mentions various people's children and how they are growing up. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160244/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to pray regularly and to write her more regularly. She updates David on local events, including the effects of the war on the local slaves, as well as casualties. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160317/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, December 4, 1865]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress urging him to raise godly children and to pursue a life of piety. She also updates him on the lives of family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160321/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress telling him about day to day life. In her letter, she discusses the rising cost of goods and crops, and she also comments on the deaths of soldiers in the war, and asks him not to enlist. Towards the end of the letter, she gives him financial advice and includes the price of several commodities. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160311/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 4, 1865]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to move home for the sake of his family. She also updates him on local life, telling him of improvements that have been made in the town and business. In addition, to gives him updates on family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160322/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing the mood in town after several confederate losses. She pleads with him to not join the Army, and updates him on family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160312/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 27, 1862]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress, describing her fear after several confederate losses. She comments on the recent battles, tells him of her concerns, and pleads with him to not join the Army. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160314/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, October 26, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress inquiring about the purchase of a Mare and discussing the travel arrangements of his Uncle. She mentions that his uncle is ill, and also inquires about his housing accommodations, in case she should decide to come visit him. Towards the end of the letter she mentions that she is making dresses for a baby and sleeves for David's wife, Clara. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160238/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 1, 1858]
Letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her son, David Fentress, concerning her gathering seeds for him; the amount of money she can raise and send to him; the trial of Allick Neilson for rape; the condition of the crops; and an update on the health and activities of friends and family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160297/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 20, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing Kate, Sallie, and financial transactions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160236/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 24, 1860]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David to thank him for the newspapers she has received from him; learning about a new method of growing corn; hear health; the weather; and she ends by sending her love to Davids wife, Clara. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160240/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 25, 1860]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David Fentress regarding a lawsuit; her health and that of her family; the weather; seeds; and a move to Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160241/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 4, 1859]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a marriage between Jimmie and Mary Tate which would take place on August 25, 1859, the couple's plans for their honeymoon, and their plans to board with Maude; a discussion of gifts made by Maude for her granddaughter (David's daughter); reports of the weather and its affect on the crops; a discussion about David's delayed visit; a discussion about the health of Eva Polk's infant; a brief recap of the most recent happenings in town. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160233/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, August 29, 1859 ]
Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee which includes: Maud's health and the health of Anne and Sallie; home improvements made to Maud's house; a horse purchased by Maud; the health of the cattle and the hogs as well as the death of a cow from "black tongue" and the death of ten hogs from cholera; news of David's baby, it's growth and health, and it's appearance; news of the weather; a dialogue about Jimmie and Mary as well as details on their whereabouts; a discussion about how lucky Maud is to have "so good a daughter-in-law and two such nice daughters-in-law; a request for David to send the ten dollars in interest, though not by mail; a dialogue about sending David's letter to Neely; news about John Wood's marriage to Miss Guy; a discussion about Frank's eligibility for marriage; and a dialogue regarding Mary Tate, Jimmie, and "Old Pitner." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160234/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, January 17, 1859]
Letter from Maud C.Fentress to her son David discussing the length of time between his letters; a dialogue about David receiving a visit from an "Uncle";Clara Fentress' recovery from illness; news of a birth; the business partnership between Doctor Neely and Coleman; the construction of a "Livary" stable and the improbability of David selling his lot; church news; the departure of Frank for La Grange; town gossip; a dialogue requesting David to write frequently; a discussion about Peters who returned with "his wife's big fortune," his purchase of slaves, and an estimation of his remaining fortune. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160232/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W.Fentress - June 1860]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she commiserates with him on the heavy rains he has received in Texas. She plans to send David jelly and canned fruit. She states that other members of the family wish to move to Texas. She tells David that Frank wishes to make up with him and possibly move to Texas. She updates David on news about friends and family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160307/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress - March 1, 1856]
Letter to David Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing a compromise for the "Jones suit" that she was able to work out with his Uncle John, other news from his uncle, and a note about the local doctor buying a 15-year-old girl. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160230/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, March 4, 1858]
Letter to David W. Fentress from his mother, Maud, discussing the receipt of his letter and his arrival at Prairie Lea; a request for Frank to write a letter informing Maud of his travels; a discussion of sending information and gifts; a brief discussion about marriage and gifts;a dialogue concerning "Episcopacy or Pickett"; news about the weather; the affect of the weather on the planting of crops; a discussion of real estate; a brief mention of Maud's health; a request for information on "how the presents went" and if pictures were received; a discussion requesting a visit from David's "Aunt", "Uncle", as well as from Tom and Frank; an ending statement requesting letters from David, Clara, and Frank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160231/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, October 8, 1859 ]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion about Mag which details her travels and her request to live with Maud for the remainder of her pregnancy; news about Anne and Eliza's health; a discussion about Maud trying to sell her horse in order to buy Sallie from David if Neely does not buy her; a dialogue about the possibility of a trip to Texas with Clara Bills which depends on McNeal's decision to make his way to Texas from 'Orleans'; Maud's concerns about traveling and leaving Kate and Sallie; news about the fair in Bolivar; an update on family and friends; and news about the health of family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160304/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 6, 1859]
Letter is from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: sending Kate off to school in Nashville,Maud's feelings about her children growing up, receiving Mary Tate's letter from White Sulphur Springs, Virginia, a dialogue about her stolen chickens,a conversation about Sallie starting school with Miss Hunt as her teacher and information about Jimmie and Willie's schooling, news about the weather,news about 'Aunt Mag' and her trip to Austin,a discussion about receiving no information on Wallace and his safe arrival,a dialogue about 'the babies dress and bonnets', and town news from Bolivar. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160235/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 26, 1859 ]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing Jimmie and Mary's return from their travels and their change in plans to board with Mr. Miller instead of Maud, Jimmie's financial proposition to exchange bottom land for David's lot, the town physician's move to Nashville, a financial proposition from Maud to purchase Sallie which is David's horse if Neely does not purchase her, Maud's preparations for Jimmie's party, a discussion about David's failed crops, a dialogue on the raising of stock prices, Maud's purchase of a cow for $25 from Bright, a dialogue concerning Maud's loss of cows, hogs, and a horse this year, news about sending gifts for the baby, and news about Kate's progress in boarding school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160237/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David W. Fentress, September 28, 1865]
Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David discussing news from Bolivar, Tennessee and it includes: a discussion regarding finance; news concerning the financial situations of family; a dialogue regarding crops to be planted and animals to be raised; news about Frank becoming Chancery Clerk and his plans to study law; news about Kate and her portion of the family's land which will be farmed on a small scale between Frank, Maud, and Kate; financial advice from Maud and news about a real estate transaction in Bolivar; a discussion about the state of society in Bolivar; a dialogue about David moving; updates on the lives and health of family and friends; a discussion about endeavoring to be a pious christian; and a dialogue concerning David's debt to Maud. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160320/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her David Fentress, December 25, 1860]
Letter from M.(Maud)C. Fentress to her son David regarding the separation of the southern states from the union; the sale of slaves (Barb and her two children); breeding and care of a female slave named Eliza; hiring out of a slave; the capture and hanging of an abolitionist; and the health of those around her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160242/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - February 19, 1862]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she sends news of the battle at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee. She gives her opinion of the news of the war and the generals. She says she longs to see the men drafted as there are men who are "loafing and drinking" who should be compelled to fight. She describes the capture of Confederate soldiers. She ends the letter with family news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160313/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - July 2, 1858]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, in which she sends information on the welfare of family and friends; the cost of property; photographs recently taken; and a seed exchange. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160295/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - March 18, 1858]
Letter written by Maud Fentress to her son David in which she congratulates David and Clara on their recent marriage. She gives advice on buying land; discusses recent gifts she has sent; she sends information on family and friends; and Anne's illness and the treatment she received. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160292/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - October 21, 1858]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David Fentress in which she gives advice on the building of David's home. She gives details on the ownership of slaves and the division of property. She describes Jimmie's masquerade act. She also says that she will be sending seeds to Clara Fentress, David's wife. Maud updates David on who is in school, which schools, and the cost. Also included is news of family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160299/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress - September 29, 1858]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she expresses concern that he has not received a check she sent him. She says she will be sending him seeds. She also updates her son on the news of family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160298/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David, July 10, 1860]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the visit of friends. Maud is sending a trunk of presents to David and his family that includes preserves, clothing, and seeds. She regrets that he is selling his buggy. She also discusses the digging of a new well. She ends with updates on the activities of friends and family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160308/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - July 11, 1860]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the trunk of gifts she has sent him. The weather in Bolivar, Tennessee has been 100 degrees Fahrenheit for several days. She is concerned about his prospects in Texas and sends him Bright's yellow corn. She sends information on friends and family. The work on the well continues. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160309/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 14, 1859]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she requests more letters from him. She gives news of her health. The Episcopal convocation and baptisms are discussed. Maud gives news of their family and friends; asks after David's baby; and requests news of his crops. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160301/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - May 31, 1858]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses financial arrangements to buy land and what her son will raise on his land. She also fills him in on family activities and health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160293/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David - November 30, 1861]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses Frank's illness; the problems Jimmie has had in his Company; and the reluctance of some men to go to war. She tells him the current price of swine. She continues to give a description of the division of Union and Confederacy supporters around her. She finishes the letter with news of the war, the shortage of physicians, and the people she knows who are unwell. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160310/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - August 10, 1859]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding the gifts she has sent his daughter; the potential purchase of David's mare by Maud; a fight among people they know; the weather and what to wear; and news of family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160303/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - June 6, 1860]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David regarding his crop failure in Texas. She gives updates on the activities of friends and family. She also discusses schooling and teaching the children skills. Maud wishes David success with his raising stock. She also questions whether she should move to Texas or stay where she is. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160306/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David W. Fentress - November 12, 1859]
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she updates him on the activities of family and friends; her purchase of a mare; the search for land to buy; and the weather. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160305/
[Letter from Maud C. Fentress to one of her sons, October 19, 1862]
Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her sons- it is unclear if she's writing to David or Frank Fentress. In the letter she gives updates of the wars' effects on the local people and community. She gives updates on family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160325/
[Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, June 20th]
Letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, describing a man's poor health, items that she's sending to David's wife Clara, the weather, and the condition of his property. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160245/
[Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, September 1863]
Letter from Maud Fentress to one of her daughters, however it is unclear who she is writing to. In the letter she gives updates on the changes that have been going on throughout the community during the war, and gives information on friends and family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth160326/
[Transcript of Letter from M. C. Fentress to her son David - May 31, 1858]
Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David in which she discusses financial arrangements to buy land and what her son will raise on his land. She also fills him in on family activities and health. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182696/
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 4,1869]
Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to David Fentress, detailing local activities in Bolivar, Tennessee including information about crops, local marriages, and the management of the John Fentress Estate. In addition she mentions various people's children and how they are growing up. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182655/
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, August 23, 1863]
Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress, urging him to pray regularly and to write her more regularly. She updates David on local events, including the effects of the war on the local slaves, as well as casualties. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182720/
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress December 4, 1865]
Transcript of a letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son David Fentress urging him to raise godly children and to pursue a life of piety. She also updates him on the lives of family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182724/
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 3, 1862]
Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress telling him about day to day life. In her letter, she discusses the rising cost of goods and crops, and she also comments on the deaths of soldiers in the war, and asks him not to enlist. Towards the end of the letter, she gives him financial advice and includes the price of several commodities. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182714/
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, February 14, 1862]
Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress describing the mood in town after several confederate losses. She pleads with him to not join the Army, and updates him on family and friends. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182715/
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress - February 27, 1862]
Transcript of a letter from Maud C. Fentress to her son, David Fentress, describing her fear after several confederate losses. She comments on the recent battles, tells him of her concerns, and pleads with him to not join the Army. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182717/
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress - September 1, 1858]
Transcript of a letter from M. C. (Maud) Fentress to her son, David Fentress, concerning her gathering seeds for him; the amount of money she can raise and send to him; the trial of Allick Neilson for rape; the condition of the crops; and an update on the health and activities of friends and family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182700/
[Transcript of Letter from Maud C. Fentress to David Fentress, September 25, 1860]
Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son David Fentress regarding a lawsuit; her health and that of her family; the weather; seeds; and a move to Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth182652/
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