Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jesse C. Mattson 1838-1864

Jesse Mattson’s Effects: One great coat, one canteen, one rubber blanket, one pencil, one blouse, one pair of boots, one pair of stockings, one pair of trousers, one shirt, one haversack, one pocket book, $3.40 and one gold ring. This … Continue reading

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Anthony, David and Jesse Mattson’s “Criminal” Past

The Mattson Family was poor and they certainly weren’t famous.  But I love them…they left the most interesting records I have been able to find for any of the branches of my family.  I have told you about the Orphan … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Missing Mattson Brother – Part II

First let me say the Chester County Archives are full of incredible records and the archivist and all the staff were extremely helpful.  I spent a day and a half there and felt that I was able to cull the … Continue reading

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The Gambler and The Postmistress

Originally posted on Suitcase Full of Memories:
Medora Sanford ToddNew Jersey, 1901 As I learn more about my Sanford family, one of the mysteries for me is how my great-aunt, Medora Sanford, a Daughter of the American Revolution, a devote…

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