CARRIE’S LETTERS: A Glimpse into Rural Family Life

in Baiting Hollow, 1880-1910

with author/compiler

Saturday, April 27, 2024
1:00 PM 


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A box of long-forgotten letters written in 1880 to 1910 by a young woman, Carrie (Terry) Warner, mainly to her sister, provides insight into her life in Baiting Hollow as she studied to be a teacher, married a local farmer, and became the mother of six sons before her untimely death at the age of 48. Debra Warner Anderson, the great-granddaughter of Carrie (Terry) Warner, will explain her process for compiling the book of letters with commentary and will help us get to know Carrie, her thoughts, her sense of humor, and her rural family life in late-nineteenth to early twentieth-century eastern Long Island.

THE AUTHOR: Debra Warner Anderson’s interest in genealogy began at a young age while listening to stories her paternal grandmother shared about the family. A member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Alden Kindred of America, Anderson has been documenting many of her own discoveries in Debby’s Family Genealogy Blog and has contributed articles to the San Diego Genealogical Society newsletter. She self-published Carrie’s Letters in 2021.


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