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Bezaleel Taylor writes to his "grandfather" James B. Finley. [Taylor is married to Finley's granddaughter Catharine Rebecca Brooke (1824-1917), daughter of Elizabeth Finley and Rev. John Carrington Brooke]. Unfortunately, all members of the family have been sick with scarlet fever complicated by whooping cough. Francy has died (Minerva Francis Taylor, 1843-1849, died Feb. 27, 1849). Arvilla (Arvilla Ernestine Taylor, 1847-1929) and Clarybell (Eliza Clarabelle Taylor, 1845-1849) are both very ill. [Note: Clarabelle died a few weeks after the letter was written, March 28, 1849. See Ancestry.com]. Abstract Number - 439
Finley Family Letters; Scarlet Fever; Whooping Cough; Death; Catharine Rebecca Brooke Taylor; Eliza Clarabelle Taylor; Arvilla Ernestine Taylor; Minerva Francis Taylor
Taylor, B.E., "Letter from B.E. Taylor to James B. Finley" (1849). Finley Letters. 637.