Relatively Speaking: You Asked For Her

Relatively Speaking is a throwback to another time in the world of genealogy. These are anecdotal stories to inspire those who search for their ancestors. Although, many of these stories are from before the world of computers and certainly the age of the internet, I believe that all of us have benefited from serendipity in our research.

You Asked For Her
While doing research in the Benton County, Oregon courthouse a few weeks ago, I came across the following: Attached to the marriage record of Benton Tracy and Melissa Ella Abbey, dated 17 Jan. 1878 was the following:

Newport, Oregon
10 Jan. 1878

Mr. Tracy, Dear Sir:
In your letter of the 6th, you ask for my daughter. In answer, I say take her.

Yours respectfully,
E.A. Abbey


I have been involved with publishing and marketing for the past 32 years. My passion is helping people share their voice. I am able to do this through two important venues: One, with where people can share everything from opinions to events to news. It is your choice! What do you want to share? Two, through a new program called America's Real Deal I am involved with to help business owners get their voice heard.I schedule speaking engagements with community groups and business groups to share my passion about the importance of "sharing your voice".Contact me directly at lee@leeeverton.coom for scheduling information.

You May Also Like

Leave a Reply