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Title: Robert Porter, Chebanse, to [name?], [Ireland?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FilePorter, Robert L/37
Year1870? N.B. he arrived in America in 1873
SenderPorter, Robert L.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChebanse, Illinois, USA
DestinationMullaghglas, Co. Armagh, N.Ireland
RecipientBest, Charles
Recipient Gendermale
SourceD 1152/3/29: Presented by Mr Charles Best, Mullaghglass, Bessbrook, County Armagh.
ArchiveThe Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
Doc. No.9011009
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogAction By Date Document added by B.W. 06:12:1993
Word Count395

for a very nice Marbel [Marble?] pillar
to be Set in the Center of a lot
him and I bought the Time our Children
died it is 21 feet by 12 feet it Cost us
15 dollars we have deed of it forever
Recorded in County Recordes [Records?] last
Spring I put a very nice railing
around the whole lot at my own
expense, when I paid the legatees
there[their?] share of thr pe_ce_el [?] property
I sugested [suggested?] to each of them that we
Should all join and put up a
deacent [decent?] pillar to which the [they?] all
willingly agreed So it is now
a getting nedy [ready?] and will be up in
The Course of a few days it will
be four Square of the die and will
have W Porter on the South Baise [Base?]
in reased [raised?] letters & R Porter on the
North Base in reased [raised?] letters the Square
to East will be for his inscriptions
and the Square to the West will be for
our family we had Joseph & Mrs
Bicrett [?] here for a week 2 weekes [weeks?]
ago the [they?] are all well and doing
well Joseph is in Russels in
Cleveland Ohio I have his Farm
Rented he has to pay the Widow
50 dollars a year off it while She
lives She has the Rentes [Rents?] of all
the Town Property while She lives
and a fine House in Chebanse
to live in She is well lives all
alone, Mrs Joseph Porter is well
his Son James is to be maried [married?]
early next month to a girl in Chebanse
Ann is Talking of going on a visit
to See you all before long but has
not Set the Time, we are all well
in our famely [family?] at present but about
2 weeks I ago I was not very well
I Thought I never would be well again
owing to a Small breach in my Belly
I felt very bad for few days but is now
got pretty well Thank God is still

able to do _our [your?] own work is
Comencing [Commenceing?] to build a new Barn
30 feet by 50 feet 2 Story high I hoping
This will find you and all our friends
there in the enjoyment of good health with
prosperity united I remain your Affectenate [Affectionate?]
Brother R S Porter