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|To City:||Penn Yan|
|Addressee:||Charles B. Curtis|
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US Scott #2, 1847, 10¢ black, 4 large margins, tied by red Chicago CDS Jan 26 cancel on folded letter to Charles B. Curtis Esq of Penn Yan Yates Co. NY, on bluish-white folded wrapper, red wax on back.
EBAY Lot (jpcohen)
Not listed in Alexander
From Joe P. Cohen: Here is some history on the cover recipient and his town:
There are four incorporated villages and nine townships situated within Yates County. Penn Yan, the largest of four villages, is the County seat and is located at the north end of the east branch of Keuka Lake.
Vital Records Extracted from the Yates County Chronicle¨Editor: Stafford C. Cleveland¨January - April 1871
¨Entry on March 2, 1871: ... Charles B. Curtis born 1828, Charles B., the present owner of the Boyd farm, on Lot 48 in Benton. He married in 1829 a second wife, Amelia H., daughter of John L. Lewis, senior, who died within a short period at the age of twenty-three. His third wife who survives him was Mary, widow of Virgil Peck and daughter of Col. Perley Phillips, formerly of Geneva, and a sister of the wife of Dr. Joshua Lee. They were married in 1831, and their children are Perley P. and Mary E., Charles B. Curtis born in 1828, was a captain in the 57th N.Y.V. in the army of the Potomac, and was in several of its most important engagements. He married Augusta, daughter of Darius Adams of Northville, Cayuga County. She died in 1867. He is a resident of the city of New York. Perley P. born in 1836 married Eva, daughter of Charles Hewins and is a resident of Penn Yan, succeeding to the business of his father. Mary E. resides with her mother at their house on Clinton Street¦.
Died in Milo on the 8th inst., of dropsy, Mrs. Maria Raplee, wife of Miles G. Raplee, aged 53 years. Mrs. R. was a native of New Jersey, and her maiden name was Westbrook. She became the partner of Mr. R. some 34 or 35 years ago. Since then they have resided on their beautiful farm on the shore of Seneca Lake. She has left a husband and four children, two sons and two daughters¦.
Died in Seneca county, February 14, 1871, Isaac Reynolds, at the age of nearly ninety-six years. He was born at East Nottingham, Cecil county, Maryland, in 1775, and was the son of Isaac and Ann Reynolds, and the grandson of Henry and Mary Reynolds, who emigrated to this country in 1600 [sic] from England, and settled under the protection of William Penn, of whom he purchased land. He married in 1800 Mary Haines, and settled in Seneca county in 1803. His family consisted of seven children, seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren¦. He was a soldier in the war of 1812.
James Ayers, a conductor on the Northern Central Railway, was killed at or near Pine Valley on Saturday evening, by falling from a car while the train was in motion. His residence was at Himrods. We have not received the particulars.
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