Scope and Contents
This collection includes a letter from E. J. and L. Draper to Oliver Draper on February 21, 1873 regarding farming, raising sheep and cattle, and news about family and friends.
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Oliver H. Draper was born on March 15, 1828, to Thomas W. and Catherine (Herbert)
Draper. According to one Ancestry.com record, he married Phebe Herbert on March 3,
1848, in Johnson County, Indiana. However, his wives listed in 1860 and 1870 were
Mary, age 23, in 1860, and Jemina, age 28, in 1870. In 1860, Oliver lived in Clay,
Wayne County, with Mary and one child, William, age 3. Ten years later, Oliver and
Jemina had the following children: Will L., age 13; Laira A., age 8; Luther O., age 3; and
Cora J., 3 months. Find-a-Grave lists Oliver H. Draper, born April 16, 1832, and died
May 8, 1890.
Ancestry.com Accessed on April 3, 2014. http://www.ancestrylibrary.com.