Letter to Moses and Mary Jane Powers
Newton County MO

This letter was transcribed by Donna Jane Whitchurch. She borrowed it from her Grandmother over forty years ago to use as a part of a Bicentennial Project for Newton County, Missouri in 1975. The original letter was destroyed by fire. Upon research by Diana Steele Spencer, a cousin of Donna, it is likely that the signature at the end of the letter was actually Alvin A. Amick who lived in the Rockwall TX area during the time period.

Thomas Henry Powers was born Oct. 24, 1842 in Newton County MO and died June 9, 1865 in Rockwall TX.

Submitted by Diana Steele Spencer and used with her permission.
September 2011

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