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Lucy HARRELL HEARLD, Florence sister? of Francis
Posted by: Kelly Sullivan (ID *****8342) Date: June 28, 2004 at 08:08:32
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Last night sorting thru a deteriorating family trunk, I found some letters, all of which I have not been able to read as of yet, but one in particular has intrigued me as it is the FIRST time in all my searching I have found any other names that are associated in family records to my great Grandmother Francis HARRELL RATLIFF.

the letter was written by one of her grand daughters Frances ANDERSON MCPHERSON (who was the daughter of Louisa RATLIFF ANDERSON WRIGHT)

The letter is inside a christmas card, and I have no dates but would have been circa 1950's I believe.

Dear Mildred, Sorry I am so slow but it seems I have had so much to do and think and grief from loosing my daughter, last June 14 she passed away. Stella I mean she and her son lived with me. it was so sad to give her up she had cancer, and you know what that is. I will try to write you often as I can and I am so happy to get your card. I really do not know much of our relations, only I had hear Mother speak of Aunt Lucy "such a mess" Lucy Hearald, at Florence Texas, I think we are alone. If I ever do get out west I will come and see you and I want you to do the same. I have a large home so come any time and see me. Stella son is still with me and I am sure he will never go far away. Exucuse my mistakes I am in a hurry. I will write you again one of these day's you do the same. Love to you and Merry Xma and a happy new year and prosperious one/ Frances McPherson

Mildred is my mother, she and Frances were first cousins thru the RATLIFF line, Louisa RATLIFF being Frances' Mother and Joe RATLIFF being my mother's father, Louisa and Joe were siblings and children of Francis HARRELL / Joseph RATLIFF.

I am assuming from this letter that Francis HARRELL RATLIFF may have had a sister Lucy, or sister in law who resided in Florence, Williamson County, Texas. Which is where Francis is also buried and had lived too.

Any Lucy's out there.. or might it be short for Louisa HARRELL or ?

thanks for help\

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