Family Stories · Luke's 1873 Diary

Luke Keith’s Road Tax

In Luke Keith’s 1873 diary, he made the following entries: Jun 5 – Worked on road. Warm day. Bot Sewing Machine $60. Paid twenty, gave note for forty payable in Eight Months. Jun 6 – Worked on road in forenoon, finished my tax. Warm and dry. Mr Ralph washed his sheep. Below is a document… Continue reading Luke Keith’s Road Tax

1871 Letters

January 8, 1871 Letter from Seaman Bristol Jr. to Luke Keith

January 8, 1871 To: Luke Keith From: Seaman S. Bristol, Kinmundy, IL He lost every cent of money he sent home while in the Army for three years and has come to the conclusion that he will not pay anything more on the place without getting some compensation for it. If Luke will pay various… Continue reading January 8, 1871 Letter from Seaman Bristol Jr. to Luke Keith