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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG1461.AM: Mary A. (Reddish) Thomas, 1835-1926



Correspondence:  1853-1892

Ashland, Saunders County, Nebraska

Size:  One folder



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Wyoming County, New York, in 1835, Mary Reddish married George Holbrook in 1854.  George died two years later.  Mary then married James Thomas in 1859.  Between 1860 and 1870 Mary and James moved to Ashland, Nebraska, where James worked as a carriage and wagon builder.  James died in 1923.  Mary Thomas died in 1926.  Both are buried in the Ashland Cemetery at Ashland, Nebraska.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



The collection consists of one folder containing correspondence to and from Mary (Reddish) Thomas.  The bulk of the correspondence is from family and friends, and dates from 1853 to 1892.  Family and local news are the main subjects covered, but there is a letter detailing Mary’s aunt and uncle’s travels to Ashland.  There are also two letters from Mary’s cousin, Wilbur Snyder, from 1862.  Wilbur was serving in Co. K, 17th Regiment, New York infantry.  Also included are the marriage certificates for Mary and George and for Mary and James.



INVENTORY



Correspondence, 1853-1892

Marriage certificates, 1854, 1859



 



Subject headings:



Ashland (Nebraska) — History

Frontier and pioneer life — Nebraska

Reddish family

Saunders County (Nebraska) — History

Thomas family

Thomas, Mary A. (Reddish) Holbrook, 1835-1926

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Personal narratives



 



Revised TMM      02-12-2020