Re: Jeremiah/Kitty Crabb/Eusebia Crabb Ross-TX
My GGgrandmother Sarah Sally Crabb wrote a letter to Kitty in 1891.It has alot of info in it about the family:
Following is a letter sent to Kitty Crabb (Catherine "Kitty" James Crabb) in 1891 by S. S. Gould Lauman of Denver, CO.
My Dear Aunt,
I have not doubt that you will be somewhat surprised to get a letter from me, after so many long years.But I want you to know that I have not forgotten you.I have often thought of you and wondered if you was still living and if you are the only one of the old stock except Aunt Maria Uncle Charles widow.But she was not one of the first of the family, Uncle John Crabb and Aunt Sarah died a year ago not nuch difference in their deaths.Harriett and Smith are the only ones of that family that are living.Harriett has been a widow for several years and lives in Seymour, IN.Smith lives in Louisville, Ky.Uncle John left them quite a fortune.Uncle Edward Crabb children I believe are all living.Lydia Dobbins lives in Seymour and so does her brother Smith Crabb.I had a letter a short time ago from Uncle Billie Dobbs an he told me that yor was living the last that they had heard from you.Now Aunt you must be qute old for I am an old woman.Soon to be 59 years old and I was only a child when you went to Texas.But I remember it will the day that you started and we both have had much troubles and many losses.Sice that time my first husband Morris Gould who died in '62 and left me with four children.I lived a widow 18 years and I raised my children and I now have been married to my present husband C. A. Lauman, soon to be 11 years.I have not any children since I married the last time.I suppose by this time you know who it is that is writing to you. Sallie Crabb,I was once now.Aunt I would be so glad to get a letter from you and from your children.I am away out here in CO and have been for almost four years.Cynthia my oldest dau lives right near me.She has four? children.My oldest boy Austin d. at Indianapolis, IN and left a wife and two children 6 years ago.Billie Dobbs Gould my second boy lives at Salina, KS has a wife and one child.You know Billie and Cynthia Dobbs raised him after his father died.Sadie my youngest girl d. here at Denver five years ago and left two little boys one of them died after she did and I have the other one.He is past six years old and goes to school.Now please write me a long letter and tell me all about yourself and children an can you tell me if ther are still and of the Brights or Dranes or any of the Crabbs from Ky or Tx.Yet hope that this will find you all well and doing well and that I will hear from you soon. No more time.From your affectionate niece.
S. S. Laumen
1203 Laumer St.
Sarah married my ggGrandfather Morris Gould and then Charles Lauman.I think it is a reflection of letter writing years ago.