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To: Almira (Peoples) McKean From: Effie (Peoples) Boyd (niece, daughter of Robert Peoples, Almira's brother)

May 4, 1915

Dear Aunt Miley:

I expect you thought we were all dead because we didn't not answer your letter but we have been very busy. We have been cleaning house but are done now. We have our garden made and it is all up. We have fifty little chickens. We are all well at present and hope you are the same.

Our fruit trees were just in full bloom last week. We have just begun to plant corn here. I expect we are a way behind you folks. I would love to be with you when aunt May comes. My brothers address is Charles Peoples, Grove City, Ohio. R.F.D. # 2. Her name was Fannie Shaub before she was married. She lived at a little town called Hinderhook. That is down close to Circleville.

My husband was born in Ross County and he has no relation living by the name of Boyd and he was the only child. His father died about seven months before he was born. So the boy you mentioned did not work for his father. Saturday May the 8th is my birthday and I will be forty-two. I think I am getting old.

I suppose you are having lots of fish this spring. They say there are lots of them in the rivers and lakes. We are having cool weather here now. It is almost cold enough for frost. We are getting 16 cents for eggs and 25 cents for butter now. What do you get for eggs out there. Well I guess this is all for this time so write soon and let us know how you are and we will try not to be so slow about answering the next time. Goodbye from you niece.

Effie Boyd

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Date: Wed Mar 13 2002
Name: Wayne L. McKean
E- mail: waynelii@aol.com

Notes: Almira Bobo Peoples McKean was the daughter of Alexander Peoples and Rachel McClish. Almira was born 26 december 1842 in Indiana (Knox?). She died 6 January 1919 Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington (McKean Family Bible and Washington State Death records). She married Felix Warner McKean, 30 December 1860 in Piatt County, Illinois (Piatt County, Illinois Marriage records). Almira and Felix McKean were my great grandparent on my father's side. (Felix McKean and Almira were the parent to Edmund McKean and Edmund and Annie Moore were the parent of Felix McKean, who was my father.

Almira's parents both died when she was about 11 years old. They died in Franklin County, Ohio. Alexander Peoples was the son of Robert Peoples, who was born about 1771 in Ireland and died in Carroll county, Ohio 1852. Rachel McClish was the daughter of Robert McClish, who was born about 1780 in Londondery Township, Bedford County, Pennsylvania, son of Isaiah McClish and Rachel Huston. Robert's first wife was Lydia Thatcher, who was the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Thatcher. Robert McClish and Lydia Thatcher were married 16 June 1806 in Columbiana County, Ohio (Columbiana County, Ohio Marriage records and Abstract Will of Isaac Thatcher, who mention Lydia's two children John and Rachel McClish). Lydia died about 1813 and Robert married Catherine Walters 17 June 1815 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio

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