Truman Saunders Papers, 1836-1893

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Title: Truman Saunders Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1836-1893

  • Saunders, Truman, d. 1894
Call Number: Whitewater Mss G

Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Archival Locations:
UW-Whitewater Library / Whitewater Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Correspondence, a family genealogy, and family business papers of Saunders, a farmer and merchant in West Hallick, Illinois and Milton, Wisconsin. Included are letters from his fiancee, Phoebe Wilcox, 1836-1850s; to others from Saunders on the subject of land, 1850s; and from his children, Ellen and Truman W. Saunders, written while they were students at Milton Academy, 1864-1866.

Language: English

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Truman Saunders, the son of Charles and Polly Saunders, married Phoebe Wilcox in 1844. Saunders taught school in Shiloh, New Jersey for two years, and in 1846 was ordained a deacon by the Baptist church of Berlin, New York. Besides being a deacon and teacher, Saunders was also a merchant and a farmer. In 1854 he moved his family to West Halleck, Illinois. In 1879 he moved his family again, this time to Milton, Wisconsin. Truman Saunders remained in Milton until his death in 1894.

Truman and Phoebe Saunders had six children; Ellen, Truman W., Charles, Edward, John, and Haldane.

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Processed by L.R.H., November 10, 1965.

Contents List
Box   1
Correspondence, 1836, Dec. - 1892, Jan.
Box   1
Business Papers, 1836, Dec. - 1893, March
Box   1
Box   1
Box   1
Account book, 1848-1851