Sidney Jones Hoopes Sharpless and Family Letters

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Collection Title: Sidney Jones Hoopes Sharpless and Family Letters

Collection Number: Ms. Coll. 154

Dates of Collection: 1832-1869

Biography:

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Biography: 

Sidney Jones, daughter of Benjamin and Rebecca J. (Eavenson) Jones, was born November 13, 1792 in Westtown.  Her first marriage, to Abrahman Hoopes, took place on January 9, 1810.  This marriage produced six children, five of whom survived into adulthood:  Mary Ann Hoopes, Rachel Hoopes, Walker Yarnell Hoopes, John J. Hoopes, and Abraham Hoopes, Jr.  Her second marriage, to Benjamin Sharpless, occurred on February 6, 1834.  This marriage produced another son, Benjamin Sharpless.  Sidney Jones Hoopes Sharpless died on February 24, 1877 in Birmingham, Chester County.

 

Rachel Hoopes, daughter of Sidney Jones Hoopes and Abraham Hoopes, was born on March 3, 1814 in East Goshen, Chester County.  She married Joshua Jefferis on May 11, 1841 and had six children:  Edward Jefferis, William L. Jefferis, Thomas K. Jefferis, Charles S. Jefferis, and Walker Jefferis.  Edward and Walker Jefferis did not survive into adulthood.  Rachel Hoopes Jefferis died on Februrary 21, 1894 in New Garden, Chester County.

 

Mary Ann Hoopes, daughter of Sidney Jones Hoopes and Abraham Hoopes, was born June 14, 1812 in East Goshen, Chester County.  On November 5, 1845 she was married as the second wife of David Garrett.  Their daughters, Ann Garrett and Sidney S. Garret, survived into adulthood, while their son, Edward Garret, died in infancy.  Mary Ann Garrett died on October 17, 1852.

 

Sources:  The Sharples-Sharpless Family, ed. Burt Anderson;  The Hoopes Family Record, eds. Gerald R. Fuller, June Markus Hoopes, Lillian Fredsall Webster

Collection Scope:

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Collection Scope: 

This scrapbook contains the letters of Sidney Jones Hoopes Sharpless and her family from 1832 to 1869.  Most letters are written by Sidney Jones Hoopes Sharpless to her daughter Rachel Hoopes Jefferis. Many are also written to Mary Ann Hoopes Garrett to her sister, Rachel.  Additional letter writers include members of the Hoopes, Sharpless, and Jefferis families, and others.  Some photos and an ancestral chart are also included.

 

Most of the letters pertain to Quaker family life and customs, as communicated between mother and daughter.  Some additional notes are provided for other subjects, such as Westtown School or the Civil War.

Collection Arrangement:

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Collection Arrangement: 

The letters are affixed in the scrapbook in chronological order, with some exceptions.  Letters are denoted by the page number on which they appear.

 

Collection Contents:

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Collection Contents: 

Sidney Jones Hoopes to Rachel Hoopes, 5/27/1834

Mary Dewees to Rachel Hoopes, 10/20/1834

Mary Dewees to Rachel Hoopes, 2/21/1836

Mary Ann Hoopes to Mary Dewees, 2/24/1836

Rachel Hoopes to Mary Dewees, 7/7/1836

Mary Dewees to Rachel Hoopes, 10/12/1837

Mary Ann Hoopes to Mary Dewees, undated

Mary Ann Hoopes to Mary Dewees, 4/15/1839

Mary Ann Hoopes to ?, 8/16/1839

Cousin S.R. Hoopes to Mary Dewees, 10/12/1839

Diary entry, journey to Pittsburgh, mention Cope family,  Aug. – Sept. 1840

Sidney Sharpless to Aaron Sharlpess, 9/8/1840

                Sidney Sharpless to Mary Ann Hoopes, 9/11/1840

Sidney Sharpless (?) to Mary Ann Hoopes, 9/21/1840

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel Hoopes, 1/10/1840

Invitation to dine from Aaron Sharpless to Ann Jefferis and Moses Sheppard, 3/3/1841

Mary Ann Hoopes to Mary Dewees, 6/20/1841

Rebecca to Rachel Hoopes, 10/4/1841

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel Hoopes Jefferis, 6/1842

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/11/1842

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/18/1842

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/29/1842

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 8/1842

Amy H. Davidson to Rachel H. Jefferis

Sidney Sharpless (?) to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/11/1842

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/27/1842

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, undated

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/7/1842

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/13/1842

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/4/1842

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/16/1842

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/27/1842

? to “Sister”, 12/4/1842

Benjamin Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/23/1842

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/31/1842

Amy H. Davidson to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/7/1843

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/15/1843

Amy H. Davidson to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/24/1843

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/23/1843

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/6/1843

? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/26/1843

Jane Jackson to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/27/1843

 (2 pages labeled “46”)  ?, 4/9/1843 

 ? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/7/1843

 ? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/14/1843

 ? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 6/6/1843

 [blank]

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis and Sidney Sharpless, 6/28/1843

? to Rachel H. Jefferis, ?

Mary Ann Hoopes to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/22/1843

no #) Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/27/1843

 Sidney Sharpless and M. Jefferis to Rachel H. Jefferis, 8/20/1843

 Sidney Sharpless to “Child” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/28/1843

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/11/1843

 Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/1/1843

 Mary Ann Hoopes to Mary Dewees, 10/29/1843

 Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/19/1843

 Amy H. Davidson to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/26/1843

 Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/19/1843

 Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/31/1843

 Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/11/1844

 Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/31/1844

 “Thy Sister” to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/18/1844

 Amy H. Davidson to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/10/1844

 Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/28/1844

 ? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/31/1844

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/11/1844

 [Sidney Sharpless] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/5/1844

  Mary Ann Hoopes to Rachel H. Jefferis, 8/16/1844

  Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 8/30/1844

  ? to Mary Dewees, 7/21/1844

  Mary ? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/17/1844

  ? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/19/1845

 ? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/26/1845

Amy H. Eldridge to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/12/1845

“Sister M” [Mary Ann Hoopes?] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/11/1845

? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/1845

? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/16/1845

Rebecca to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/7/1845

[Mary Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/20/1845

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/1845

Mary Ann Hoopes to Mary Dewees, 4/24/1845

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 8/8/1845

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 6/18/1845

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 6/29/1845

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/1845

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/9/1845

? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/8/1845

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/25/1845

Mary [Ann Hoopes] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/30/1845

Invitation from Mary Ann Hoopes and David Garrett to Debby Davis to dine at the home of Benjamin Sharpless, 11/5/1845

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/21/1845

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/5/1845

?, 12/28/1845

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/10/1846

Rebecca to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/18/1846

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/25/1846

“Your Brother D” [David Garrett?] to Joshua and Rachel R. Jefferis, 2/10/1846

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/11/1846

[Sidney Sharpless] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/15/1846

? to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/24/1846

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/30/1846

Mary [Ann Garrett] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/5/1846

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 6/26/1846

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/8/1846

Mary [Ann Garrett] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/13/1846

Mary Ann Garrett to Mary Dewees, 8/30/1846

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 8/16/1846

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/13/1846

[blank]

Rebecca B. Mattack Fawcett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/11/1846

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/25/1846

[blank]

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/15/1846

[blank]

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/15/1846

[no letter]

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/27/1846

[blank]

Mary [Ann Garrett] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/14/1847

[blank]

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/29/1847

[no letter]

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/16/1847

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/16/1847

Mary [Ann Garrett] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 6/30/1847

Sidney Sharpless (?) to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/11/1847

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/16/1847

[blank]

Mary [Ann Garrett] to Rachel H. Jefferis (?), 8/1/1847

[blank]

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/4/1847

Mary [Ann Garrett] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/5/1847

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/23/1847

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/9/1847

[blank]

Mary Ann Garrett to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/26/1847

Benjamin Sharpless to “Sister” [Rachel H. Jefferis?], 1/9/1848

John H. Hoopes to Sidney Sharpless, 1/17/1848

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/29/1848

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/20/1848

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/19/1848

W[alker] Y[arnell] Hoopes to Sidney Sharpless, 4/11/1848

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/10/1848

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/28/1848

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis , 4/9/1848

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 8/6/1848

Mary [Ann Garret] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 8/21/1848

[blank]

Mary [Ann Garrett] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/19/4848

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/7/1848

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/2/1849

Mary Ann Garrett to “Sister” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/19/1849

[blank]

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/31/1849

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/30/1849

Mary [Ann Garrett] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/22/1849

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/28/1849

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/21/1849

Rebecca B. Mattack to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/4/1849

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis (with P.S. by David [Garrett]), 7/1/1849

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/28/1849

[blank]

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/19/1849

Mary [Ann Garret] to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/22/1849

[Sidney Sharpless] to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/14/1849

[blank]

[Sidney Sharpless] to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/25/1850

Benjamin Sharpless to “Sis” [Rachel H. Jefferis ?], 2/21/1850

from Westtown School

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/2/1850

[blank]

Mary [Ann Garrett] and Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/19/1850

[Sidney Sharpless] to [Rachel H. Jefferis]

Benjamin Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/24/1849

from Westtown School

Mary Ann Garrett to “Sister” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/29/1850

[blank]

Mary [Ann Garrett] to “Sister” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/8/1850

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/17/1851

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/18/1851

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/16/1851

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/23/1851

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/9/1851

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 6/13/1851

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/1/1851

Mary Ann Garrett to “Sister” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/8/1851

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/26/1851

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis,  9/14/1851

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 10/19/1851

Mary Ann Garret to “Sister” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/9/1851

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/11/1851

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/3/1851

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/29/1851

David Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/20/1852

concerning health of family members

Sidney Sharpless to Joshua Jefferis, 1/29/1852

concerning health of family members

David Garrett and Mary Ann Garrett to “Brother” and “Sister”, 2/15/1852

discusses father’s death/will, family health

Benjamin Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/3/1852

Mary Ann Garrett to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/28/1852

D[avid] Garrett to Joshua Jefferis, 4/28/1852

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/11/1852

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/24/1852

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/12/1852

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/18/1852

illness of Mary Ann Garrett

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/22/1852

Rebecca J. Brinton to “Cousin” [Rachel H. Jefferis ?], 10/5/1852

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/10/1852

illness of Mary Ann Garrett

Rachel H. Jefferis to Sidney Sharpless, undated

death of Mary Ann Garrett

[blank]

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 11/9/1852

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 1/7/1853

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/14/1853

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/8/1853

Benjamin Sharpless to “Sister” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/12/1853

Westtown School

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/24/1853

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/20/1853

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 5/1853

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/23/1853

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/4/1853

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/29/1854

Sidney Sharpless to Joshua Jefferis, undated

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 5/9/1854

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/4/1854

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/30/1854

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 10/8/1854

Rebecca B. Mattack to Rachel H. Jefferis, 12/8/1854

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/3/1855

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/10/1855

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/17/1855

Sidney Sharpless to “Grandson”, 4/26/1856

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/28/1856

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/2/1857

W[alker] Y[arnell] Hoopes to Joshua and Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/4/1857

death of daughter Mary Emma Hoopes [of scarlet fever]

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/13/1857

death of Mary Emma Hoopes

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/4/1857

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/8/1857

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/30/1857

? to “Niece” (from Battle Creek, Michigan), 6/14/1857

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/12/1857

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 10/4/1857

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/2/1858

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/4/1858

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 5/35/1858

[Sidney Sharpless] to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/25/1858

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/12/1858

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/26/1858

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/1/1859

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/12/1859

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/22/1859

David Garrett to Sidney Sharpless and Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/18/1859

Mary Kite to “Friends”, 5/18/1859

Rachel H. Jefferis to Joshua Jefferis, 5/25/1859

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/12/1859

[illegible] to “Cousins” Joshua and Rachel H. Jefferis, 6/18/1859

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/23/1859

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/1859

[illegible] to “Cousin” [Joshua and Rachel H. Jefferis], 10/26/1859

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/22/1860

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/28/1860

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 4/15/1860

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/16/1850

Anna Garret to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/30/1860

mentions “new mother”

[Sidney Sharpless] to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/16/1860

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], undated

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/9/1861

Annie Davis to Sidney Sharpless, 8/30/1861

Annie Garret to “Grandmother” [Sidney Sharpless], 9/1861

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/29/1861

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/3/1861

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/8/1861

William [L. Jefferis] to “Mother” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/24/1861

Westtown School

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/24/1861

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/6/1861

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis],  12/28/1861

Rachel [H. Jefferis] to “Mother” [Sidney Sharpless], 1/3/1862

birth of a child to Eliza and Benny

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 2/27/1862

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/16/1862

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/5/1862

Annie Garrett to “Aunt” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/22/1862

describes sewing circle to make garments for contrabands (escaped slaves)

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 5/11/1862

refers to a “large battle”

Amy H. Eldrige to Rachel H. Jefferis, 5/25/1862

[Sidney Sharpless] to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/8/1862

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/7/1862

John J. Hoopes to “Sister” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/17/1862

Civil War soldier letter

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/21/1862

mentions the draft; lists men drafted; mentions conscientious objection

Niece Hannah to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/5/1862

mentions people going to help nurse wounded in Phila., asks what uncle thinks about the war

 Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 10/12/1862

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/8/1862

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/19/1862

mentions drafted men

William L. Jefferis to “Mother” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/9/1862

Westtown School

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/14/1863

mentions United States Loans and the effect of the war

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/21/1863

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/25/1863

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/24/1863

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/7/1863

mentions decision of some men to go to prison instead of fight

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/30/1863

fear of rebels approaching; received letter from John [J. Hoopes] stationed in Harrisburg

? to “Aunt”, 8/18/1863

mentions paying a fine to be exempt from fighting

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/31/1863

hopes war will end; mentions Benny got drafted, paid fine

Annie Garrett to “Aunt” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/31/1863

mentions draft; says uncle is trying to get a substitute, may pay $300 fine; refers to cousin who tried to refuse service and the results

Sidney Sharpless to Joshua [Jefferis], 9/1863

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/19/1863

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/26/1863

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/12/1863

Annie [Garrett ?] to Grandmother [Sidney Sharpless ?], 3/1864

Westtown School

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/10/1864

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/6/1864

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 5/19/1864

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/18/1864

describes letter received from John [J. Hoopes], stationed in Chattanooga, Atlanta, GA

John J. Hoopes to “Sister” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/22/1864

letter from Atlanta, GA describing war experiences

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/1/8/1864

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 10/9/1864

Lyd[ia Ann Hoopes ] to “Aunt” [Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/14/1864

father [John J. Hoopes] is superintending building of a hospital in Chattanooga; mentions brothers, friends in army

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/13/1864

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/24/1864

mentions “Copperhead” politics

Hannah [E. Hoopes] to “Aunt” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/11/1864

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/29/1864

Anna [Garrett] to “Aunt” [Rachel H. Jefferis],  1/3/1865

Westtown School

David Garrett to “Daughter” [Anna Garrett], 2/12/1865

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/12/1865

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/18/1865

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/3/1865

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/1865

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/18/1865

Sidney Sharpless to “Child” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/20/1865

[Sidney Sharpless] to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/26/1865

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 5/18/1865

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/13/1865

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 9/30/1865

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/12/1865 

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/6/1866

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/3/1866

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/3/1866

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/7/1866

“The House of My Father” copied for Rachel H. Jefferis, 3/7/1866

mentions Lizzie Wilson’s funeral wishes

 Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/1866

[Hannah E. Hoopes ?] to “Aunt” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/1/1866

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 5/6/1866

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/9/1866

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/16/1866

Hannah [E. Hoopes] and Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/30/1866

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/18/1866

“Syd” [Sidney J.] Hoopes to “Aunt”, 11/22/1866

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/13/1866

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/6/1857

Sidney [J. Hoopes] to “Aunt” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/7/1867

“Syd” [Sidney J. Hoopes] to “Aunt” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/20/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/29/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/16/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/31/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/16/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/1/4867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 5/2/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/26/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/17/1867

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/24/1867

Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 7/3/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/5/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/11/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/14/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/10/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/29/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/4/1867

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/1/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/21/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 2/26/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/4/1868

Will[iam] L. Jefferis to “Mother” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/9/1868

                Westtown School (?)

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 3/30/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/12/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/18/1868

Will[iam L. Jefferis] to “Mother” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 4/19/1868

                mentions birthday presents; quitting chewing tabacco

Charles S. Jefferis to “Brothers”, 3/24/1868

[covered] to “Grandmother”, 6/1/1868

[Sidney Sharpless] to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/23/1868

[Sidney Sharpless] to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/24/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/2/1868

Sidney Sharpless to “Children” [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/4/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/25/1868

[Sidney Sharpless] to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/4/1868

“Syd” [Sidney J. Hoopes] to “Grandmother” [Sidney Sharpless], 8/9/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/5/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/20/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/9/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/24/1868

  Sidney Sharpless to Rachel H. Jefferis, 10/7/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 10/26/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/7/1868

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 10/20/1868

[Sidney Sharpless] to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/10/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/16/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 1/23/1869

Lavinia Garrett to “Sister”, 2/9/1869

? to “Cousin” 5/20/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 6/12/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/10/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 7/31/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 8/17/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 9/24/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 12/19/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 10/20/1869

Sidney Sharpless to [Rachel H. Jefferis], 11/2/1869

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Photo of Sidney Sharpless [photocopy; original transferred to photo collection]

Ancestral Chart, Gilbert Cope and Anna Garrett

Photos of Rachel Jefferis and Sidney Sharpless [photocopies; originals transferred to photo collection]

Photo of Joshua Jefferis [photocopy; original moved to photo archive]