Featured Resource – COMING HOME – From Kent County to Florida and Back 150 Years Later

Last month, we shared with you the story of Mr. Ken HOUGHTON of Sarasota, Florida who contacted us looking for a local group interested in a 150 year old glass photograph of Israel EVANS which was part of his grandmother’s collection. Israel was her grand-uncle and also a mayor of Chatham around 1867-68. He wanted to find a home for the photograph in Chatham-Kent and we gladly accepted it. Ken also sent a bit of his pedigree which shows a connection to the pioneer DOLSEN/DOLSON family. In the collection were some original letters between the two families from the 1830s. Ken sent these to us as well. These letters are in amazing condition and have been digitized.

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