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Volume 1, Issue 1

The Mattie Belle Chronicles

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1870 US Census for Portland, New York

The US Census in 1870 shows Solon Barnes West as a 23 year-old farm laborer, with his 20 year-old wife Addie (Mary Adelaide Van Arnam West) and their daughter Carrie as a 1 year-old. Tragically, Carrie would die of infant cholera within the month.

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1875 Dunkirk New York Census

The 1875 New York State census for Dunkirk, New York now shows Solon Barnes West as a 28 year-old police officer with his 24 year-old wife Addie, and their 4 year-old daughter Mattie.

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1850 US Census for Joshua West

The 1850 US Census for New York shows Joshua West, Solon's father, and his family. Joshua was a millwright after marrying Fatima Barnes and purchasing the mill of her father, Calvin Barnes.

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1863 Civil War Draft List

This 1863 Civil War draft list shows Mark Van Arnam, Mattie Belle's father, as a 38 year-old farmer.

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