“The copies of letters start in July 1912, at which time he had eight sons with James being the youngest. In one of his letters Dad said he hoped all his sons would be ministers.
Dad’s letters to his father almost make a diary and tell the most of his hopes, trials and tribulations and of his joy when he was helping bring souls to God.
Grandfather Patton (Jonathan Bradshaw Patton 1844-1920) lived on a farm near Liberty, Tennessee and had a large apple orchard which Dad had helped graft and plant, and which he and his boys helped [?]..for they often helped harvest the apples and to get them to market. I have fond memories of eating from baskets of apples from this orchard.”
Tomorrow’s post is the first letter written on December 7, 1910 regarding the life and death of Sarah Elizabeth Griffith Patton (1844-1910).