Waller and Montgomery County Stories Generally
Media and Reference Materials
Contact: Nick Wallingford - firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been fortunate to end up with a set of letters written to Thomas Ginn Wallingford...
There doesn't seem to be any real explanation for why these particular letters were saved - they relate mostly to the 1880s, but also one letter that T.G. would have received not before his death in 1909.
As near as I can tell, the letters would probably have been in a box of T.G.'s things that were kept by his widow, Annie Tucker Wallingford. At some point in the 1930s, her grandson (my father) John Roland Wallingford picked them up from a shed behind a house that Annie's daughter Minnie Devoss Wallingford Noe had been living in. Another item from that box was the pages from the Wallingford family Bible...
We have only two letters that T.G. wrote to others (one to his wife while away at the Civil War, one to a daughter in the 1890s).
Several years ago, I scanned, transcribed and commented on most of the letters to make them more 'approachable'...
Click on the icon in front of the letter to see it.