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  Partner: Austin College
 County: Bell County, TX
 Decade: 1870-1879
[Elector Registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Elector Registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: October 17, 1872
Creator: Kinney, R. D.
Description: Elector registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout that certifies that John meets all the qualifications for being an elector. The registrar of voters, R. D. Kinney, signed to prove that the aforementioned information was correct on October 17, 1872.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Envelope to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1879]

[Envelope to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1879]

Date: October 30, 1879
Creator: unknown
Description: Envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout," Junia Roberts Osterhout, in Factoryville, Pennsylvania. The envelope is postmarked for October 30, 1879 from Belton, Texas.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]

Date: December 3, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing family news in Belton, Texas. Because their mother has been wanting to see Paul ever since she returned from Pennsylvania, Gertrude hopes he will be able to return for Christmas. Gertrude told him that she had been appointed assistant conductor of a local temperance club. Gertrude ended the letter early because there were visitors at her home.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 13, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 13, 1879]

Date: November 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing recent news in Belton, Texas. She told him that their mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, had not yet returned home and updated him on recent baptisms and conversions at the local church. She mentioned temperance meetings she had been attending and a trip she had made recently to collect pecans.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, November 2, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, November 2, 1879]

Date: November 2, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with news from Belton, Texas. He claimed to be lonesome because his wife and two youngest daughters were visiting family in Pennsylvania and their eldest son Paul had moved out. He told her about how the remaining children at home were doing and shared other pieces of news from Belton. The letter ended with him prompting her to write more and to send notice before she starts for home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]

Date: August 18, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He updated her about how their family was doing, a trade he made, and an event that their children attended. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 26, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 26, 1879]

Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote about how their family was faring while Junia was away. He mentioned a church meeting they attended recently that saw many baptisms and conversions. He told her that he would send her money around Christmas if she wanted to return home.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 13, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 13, 1879]

Date: October 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He told her that their son, Paul, might be making progress in the telegraph business and that a local priest was conducting a protracted meeting. The county fair was about to begin, although John did not think they would take much part in it. He ended the letter by stating that he was not sure when Junia planned on returning.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1879]

Date: October 24, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding the departure of their son, Paul, who left home in order to manage a telegraph office in another town. John continued his letter with local news, including the county fair, various persons who were on trial, and a Methodist protracted meeting at a local church.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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