Post by benotforgot on May 20, 2008 20:34:41 GMT -6
On this date in our family history . . . the 20th day of May . . . in the year 1843 . . . Nicholas Adolphus Sterne visits with Elisha & Patsy (Gill) Roberts in San Augustine County, Texas . . . Elisha & Patsy are great-grandparents of our Berta Mary Henry nee Sharp (1873-1950) . . .
From September 28, 1840, to November 18, 1851, Nicholas Adolphus Sterne kept a diary of his daily activities, which is a valuable source of information on the period of the republic. The names of some of our kith 'n kin are scattered through these pages.
Saturday the 20th May  fine weather for traveling -- left after Breakfeast, called to see my old friends ELISHA ROBERTS and his wife, arrived at Sabine Town at 5 P. m. stopped at the House of Judge Hotchkiss, met with Mr Pemberton, Mr Peck, and Mr Austin, was introduced to Mr Clapp partner of Austin, they appear to do good Business they have the only Store in the place, wrote a letter home to be send in the mail to morrow morning --