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Levi Trumbo
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Birth: 1790
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1859
Fort Seybert
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA

Letter from Levi Trumbo to his daughter Martha E. wife of John Shaver.
May 28th 1855 South Fork Pendleton Co
Dear children I once more under take to write to you a few lines to let you know how we are geting along in this world Joseph and his mother are in reasonable health at the present time but for my self I am in poor health at the present and have been so for more than three months back I am not confined to the house using medicine from Dr. Hinkle last Saturday five weeks ago I under took to go over to Kesners in the evening and when night came an I walked outdoors to make water but found I could make none at all and it began to pain me and burn like fire I
suffered on in that way until 2 o'clock in the morning I sent for Doctor Black about five miles from here and in the morning he came but he could do me no good he had no catheter but one that was for a female but he said if he could purge me right with that all would get right but he
failed in doing so and he went home that evening I still suffered on in that way until Sunday night and found I was still getting worse I then prevailed on George Kesner to get some one to go for Dr. (?) up to Franklin he got Daniel Mallow to go and in the morning before day light
the doctor came with his catheter and drained better than a half gallon of water from me I then rested quite easy and slept all day the Doctor told me I should send home and get my carriage and ride home in that and not proceed to ride home on horse back for he said it was that that caused my water to stop entirely so I got home safe with out being any ways injured he gave me some powders to use to keep my bowels in good order but still I had to drain my water with the catheter and did not seem to mind any in that way when I was at home a week I concluded to send to Doctor Henkel and sent my water by John Mithcell he said I had the inflamation of the bladder and that it had been coming on me for some time caused by the (?) he sent me a course of medicine after using his medicine for about two days I could begin to make water again and my water smelt just like the medicine since I used Henkels medicine the water that would stand over night in the chamber pot would have setlings at the bottom and (?) deep just like corruption so I have been mending slowly and have a good appetite to eat but I feel week but how it may terminate I cannot say Joseph is now tending to the Millers business and we hire our farming work done we are very dry here and has been all Spring the crops look very small the wheat will be very short and meadows like wise and the corn looks but poorly it is the tuffest times I ever saw in all my life time flour is better than ten dollars at New
Market Jesse Cowger hauled our bacon over to New Market 12 hundred weight and got ten dollars and ten cents the hundred and 85.00 dollars cash and the balance in trade he is going over soon again hauling over a load of corn corn sells there at one dollar the bushel and wheat 2 dollars the bushel so any man that has grain can get the cash for it Joseph got a letter from Moses some few weeks ago he wanted to give me a wonderful raking about being so wonderfully glued to the world about my making so much money how does he know that I am glued to the world does
he think I should give my grain away I think thats more than he would do as religious as he seems to be but such religious beings as them the world is full of by their fruits ye may know them so spoke one that spoke as never man spake I wonder if he did not marry old Leffels daughter for the fortune he expects to get by her I think he did although it is none of my business and I believe she is good a plenty for him but he may have some trouble yet with his old cracked brain father n law and he is not to be pittied much so no more on that score I can inform you of the death of Zebulon Coil on the tract poor fellow is gone he died about the latter part of February he still had them bad spells of the colic until they took him of I will now inform you of old Aunt Susy bad luck she got a right comfortable house and kitchen put up down at the lower place last fall and lived there all winter until the
first day of April about 10 o'clock in the morning it took fire and burned up with nearly every thing that was in it there was no one at home but herself her girls was gone up to church Jackson Jr. was the first that got there and he helped to get out one bed the table and clock and three chairs this was all they got out and jackson says she
would have burned up if he had not pushed her out of the door it was a very windy time and the fire got into the fencies and into the woods but people gathered in and put out the fire in the fencing and woods the wind blew upwards if it had blew downwards it would have burned up her meat house and barn and then she would have lost her grain and meat and they had hard work to save her meat house anyway she was then to be pittied and as Liz and them did not live so very agreeable she did not like to go back there we offered her out lower room and the use of our
old kitchen she excepted of the offer and she is now living here the neighbors got at it put her up a larger house than the other was but it has no ruff on it yet the people helped her a good deal in bed clothing and some gave her some money she says the way her house got on fire was from the broom she says she swept up the kitchen floor hearth and swept down the back wall of the fire place and then sat her broom behind the kitchen door and there where the fire was first discerned old Bro Michael and family is all well the Cowgers also we have Esabel Shaver is now living with us has been for three weeks she is an industrious girl now I must inform you something of the Excitement thats among the people about knownothingism it seems to me that some people has got to be entire fools all the Wagoner neighborhood is all no nothings from little
Bill Dyers up to Jacob Trumbo except Andersons family they have a lodge in old Cutlips shop and the head fellows is Jacob Cowger old Gilks and Joe Bangay our Election was last Thursday I rode up in my carriage the Democrats whiped them out they looked like sheep steelers Jame B Ree was the candidate for the democrats and John Wilson was the no know nothing candidate I am told that Ree has whiped them out in the County 190 votes I believe the Devil is the inventor of it so you may know what I think
of it if any man will read the Dialogue of Devils will think so too John Warnsturf was up at our election he told them there that he under took to join them in Hardy and as he was going through the oath it got so bad that he could not stand it and he flew the track he said it was true and
he was ashamed of it but it was true I must conclude I want you write soon Please inform me if any my sons fools big enough to join the know nothings give my love to all Enquiring friends yours in love John Shaver and Martha & the little chaps
Levi Trumbo

 
 
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 Parents:
  George Trumbo (1750 - 1830)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Henkle Trumbo (1792 - 1871)
 
 Children:
  Silas Montgomery Trumbo (1812 - 1900)*
  Ambrose Hinkle Trumbo (1814 - 1896)*
  Rebecca S. Trumbo Dice (1818 - 1883)*
  Jessie B. Trumbo (1820 - 1873)*
  Martha Ellen Trumbo Shaver (1822 - 1908)*
  Moses Wesley Trumbo (1828 - 1880)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Trumbo (1774 - ____)*
  Andrew Trumbo (1777 - ____)*
  George Trumbo (1779 - 1860)*
  Ephraim Trumbo (1781 - 1863)*
  Michael Trumbo (1784 - 1862)*
  Abraham Trumbo (1786 - 1865)*
  Lavina Trumbo Kesner (1790 - ____)*
  Levi Trumbo (1790 - 1859)
  William M. Trumbo (1797 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Adamson Cemetery #22
Fort Seybert
Pendleton County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: stonelink
Record added: Sep 28, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30152040
Levi Trumbo
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Levi Trumbo
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