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May 27-29, 1864

May, FRIDAY, 27, 1864.

raining this morning again but cleard up in the afternoon I went down home in the evening Sue and Nell came up here they had been out shopping


butiful day i have bin very busy in deed it very last […] week up at hayards for some time I went down have found a letter from Brother A he is in Norfork va


it is a lovely morning i went to church we had a stranger to speake for us he spoke beutiful i really enjoyed his sermon in the afternoon Nell and I went to Johny Browns funeral

Annotation 1

Like Mary Davis, John E. Brown died of consumption.

John E. Brown died on May 24, 1864 and was buried on May 29. Like Emilie’s sister-in-law, Mary, Brown died of consumption, or tuberculosis. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 16 May 2013), John E. Brown, 1864.


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