TRUSTEES HAVERHILL PUBLIC LIBRARY
BENNETT FAMILY LETTERS1
WRITTEN BY OLIVE SAWYER BROWN2
TO SABRINA EDWARDS BENNETT3
Franklin4 November the
I take my pen this eve with feelings too painful to describe to inform
you of the death of my beloved brother Jeremiah. He died in Lowell the
14 th of October with the Typhus Fever. . . John is in Boston. He was married
Cousin Olive S.B.
1Bennett Family, Letters (1839-1846)
Haverhill Public Library,
These letters appear in New England
1790-1860, Gary Kulik, Roger Parks, Theodore Z.
(Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1982). Used by
edited by Old Sturbridge Village.)
2Olive Sawyer b: 1820, Canterbury,
NH; parents: Jeremiah Sawyer
Edwards; married 1838: Simeon Brown and moved to
3Cousin – Sabrina Bennett b: 18
Nov 1818 d: 22 Dec 1860, Haverhill,
Richard Bennett and Ruth Edwards; married 1857:
4Franklin, New Hampshire.