Jacob and Edith Sheets Collection

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Jacob and Edith Sheets Collection


Sheets family


This collection consists of miscellaneous correspondence, letters, and postcards from 1845-1909, of the Jacob Sheets family of Vermillion, Illinois. Jacob and his wife Edith migrated from the western portion of Virginia to Indiana and then to Illinois where Jacob became a minister in the United Brethern Church. The collection also includes correspondence among Jacob, wife Edith, sons George and Clarence, daughters Lizzie and Sallie and with relatives in Indiana and Virginia, as well as letters of the Hawkins family (Edith Sheets family) from Hawkinstown and Edinburg, Virginia. The collection also includes letters of the Long family of St. Louis, Missouri who were descendants of the Hawkins-Long family of Virginia.


Sheets, Jacob and Edith


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Louisa H. Bowen University Archives and Special Collections




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2 hollingers; 0.50 cu. ft.






ACC. #M77:12


American Midwest and Mississippi Valley region; 1845-1948


Sheets, Jacob and Edith, “Jacob and Edith Sheets Collection,” SIUE LIS Omeka, accessed January 17, 2018, https://digitallis.isg.siue.edu/omeka/items/show/2327.