Sunday, October 30, 2016

New Teacher on the Ridge above Westtown, Kimber Letter 19



A new correspondent, Pamela P. Bennett, writes to Aunt Keziah (Bennett) Kimber June 1, 1856, from home in Unionville, Orange County, New York. Her father is David Bennett, Keziah’s brother.  Keziah is the matriarch of the Kimber family and my 4th Great Grandmother.

Pamela begins the letter chiding her Aunt because she hasn’t heard a word from her. In earlier letters, my 4th Great Grandparents Keziah Bennett and Benjamin Kimber were looking to leave Orange County, and it’s happened.

Pamela recently began teaching school on the ridge above Westtown and wanted to tell Keziah how much she liked it. It might surprise you to know Pamela was only 15 years old. She mentions another acquaintance teaching in Centerville who just happens to be Keziah’s grandson, Benjamin Kimber Jones.

You can read the letter for yourself or listen to my narration by clicking below on the YouTube video.



Pamela P Bennett's letter to Keziah (Bennett) Kimber June 1, 1856, page 1

Pamela P. Bennett’s letter to Keziah (Bennett) Kimber
Page 1

Pamela P Bennett's letter to Keziah (Bennett) Kimber June 1, 1856, page 2
Pamela P. Bennett’s letter to Keziah (Bennett) Kimber
Page 2

Transcripts provided by the late Edna Raymond, Town of Minisink Historian.

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