Letter written to Fielden L. Smithey
from his father, Richard Smithey on January 10, 1852

Mercer County, Kentucky
January 10, 1852

Dear Son,
I again embrace the present opportunity of writing you a few lines to inform of our present state of health. Our health has been very good since I wrote last.

Sally is dead. She died about the 15th of December and left a child six months old named Mary Elizabeth. The rest of the connexions are well as far as I know.

I am still living on Thomas Smithy's place where James Thompson lived. Joseph Hybarger is still living on the same old place. William and Lenard are living between Providence and the bridge on William McAfee's place. G. Washington is living at Taylors front on the Ohio River.

Elizabeth's child is living with Willham his father. Willham is married again to James Thompson's daughter Margaret. The child's name is Richard Thomas.

Fielden Smithy was born December 9th 1811
William Smithy was born February 18th 1814
G. W. Smithy was born September 7th 1815
Elizabeth O. Smithy was born June 13th 1817
Sara Ann Smithy was born November 24th 1819
Phebe Jane Smithy was born December 28th 1821
Alsey Smithy was born November 4th 1823
Fidela Smithy was born April 28th 1826
John Smithy was born September 25, 1827

My age is Richard Smithy was born January 15th, 1784

I wish to know what your corn crops are per acre. I want to know what kind of land you have. Several of our neighbors wish to know and probably visit you. Lenard wishes you to write him that letter he is very keen to come if he can get an excuse to come.

Fidela sends a lock of her hair and wishes to know the name of the youngest child. Answer this letter immediately.

Yor Father until death,
Richard Smithy
N.B. direct your next letter to Eldorado, McAfee post office

Letter was addressed to:
Mr. Fielden L. Smithy
Corsicana, Texas
and return address was McAfee, Kentucky, Jan 12th/52

This letter was given to the Trimble County Genealogy page by Billy Smithey, Jr. , Smithy descendant,
and I would like to thank him for his contribution.

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