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Wetherall Family Papers

Wetherall Family Papers

Collection Number: 
93
Collection Length: 
7.50ft
Period: 
1830 to 1900
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The Wetheralls moved from Vermont to Russell, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. in the early 1800's. Some family members moved west to Illinois, Kansas, and Wisconsin. Two sons, Willard and Darius enlisted in the 60th N.Y. Volunteers. Contains correspondence, a civil war diary by Willard, photographs, printed ephemera and broadsides from 1790-1930, with the bulk of the collection from 1830-1900. This collection documents the lives of several St. Lawrence County families including the Coltons, Hatchs, and Randalls, and the social and cultural history of the county as well as the ethnic history of the settlers responsible for the westward expansion of the United States.