Re: Benjamin Adams settled at Norwalk, CT 1770/80's
Loren, Let me answer your questions:
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What area was it posted from?Answer: San Jose, California.
Do you know Alonzo's death date/year? I don't think you do have it, do you?Answer: Supposedly 2/22/1887, but never proven.
Is Alonzo married? Answer: Yes, in 1854 to Catherine Ann VanBuren Post.
Does he have any children?Answer: Yes, a daughter, Anna VanHorn Traphagen Adams, born 3/1/1855 in New Jersey.
Does he mention anyone at all in the letter that I may be able to link him with?Answer: No, just that his father recently died in the "Atlantic States".
Do you have a previous letter where he mentions his father is ill?Answer: No.
Did he send Christmas greetings and mentions his father was still alive but ill?Answer: I don't know.
Do you have any of the following surnames used as first or second names in any of your lines? Webber, Blanchard, Hickernell, McCaslin, Wilson, as these are names listed for David deaths in 1850.