William Frederick Crosslin 26,25,27
- Born: Apr 11, 1836, Wilcox County, Alabama
- Marriage: Martha Jane Daniel
- Died: Dec 14, 1914, Dobyville, Clark County, Arkansas at age 78
buried in Dobyville Cemetary
Letters to Floyd C Crosslin, Clark County, 1913-19141
Four letters from William F Crosslin to grandson Floyd C Crosslin who was aged 16 and lived with his parents, William J and Martha E (Blackwell) Crosslin, in Stone County, Missouri.
The letters were written by William F during the year preceeding his death in 1914. All letters were postmarked Dobyville, Arkansas and addressed to Crane, Missouri.
Letter #1, December 1913
Well Floyd here goes for the war. I volentered the 10 of April 1862. Was borned April the 11 1836. You can count an see how old I was. My first Captins name was Sam Golson. The next one was H J B Lann. I joined in Monroe Co Mississippi. Had on a coon skin cap the head for the bill 2 brass buttons for his eyes the tale strate out behind. Was captured at Nashville Tennsee December 15, 1864. Got out of prison July 1, 1865. Got home July 4 1865.
This is to all of you. My eyes is so bad I cant rite. Ask all the questions you wan to. I will try to answer them.
Give my love to Tom Gordon and famlies. Except a large portion to your selves.
Dec 24. Cold and snowing. Allen is rite sick this morning. Fraid he is going to have a bad spell. He was sick all last spring. The rest all well.
Letter #2, February 1914
Well Floyd here I come. I was borned in Wilcox Co Ala April 11th 1836. Moved to Monroe Co Missippi wen I was 7 years old. Lived there until I moved to Clark Co Arkansas. Still here.
Now for the traping. Allen is still traping. He sold 18 dollars worth of furs. Has 1 coon hide now sold. 1 mink for 4 dollars. Coon mink oposoms is all there is to trap for here and they are geting scears. He went to
William married Martha Jane Daniel, daughter of ? Daniel and ? ?. (Martha Jane Daniel was born on Sep 28, 1842 in Alabama and died on Jul 14, 1909 in Dobyville, Clark County, Arkansas.)