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Invitation to funeral of Mrs. Agnes Ann Bennett June 9, 1813
Funeral cards are an overlooked free genealogical resource. They often contain Birth and Death years and are a substitute for birth and death records (Vital Records). Now they are not a true substitute for vital records but it's a good place to start! To find out what are true Vital Records see Genealogy Without Sources is Mythology
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Invitation to funeral of Mrs. Agnes Ann Bennett June 9, 1813
Invitation to funeral of Mrs. Agnes Ann Bennett at the Hermitage on Wednesday, June 9, 1813
Contributed by Susan Romfeld who says "This comes from a recently discovered cache of items from the estate of Charles Lanman. Lanman was private secretary to Daniel Webster in 1850 and wrote Webster's biography in 1852. Lanman was an explorer who traveled extensively throughout the American Midwest, and an author who wrote several books about those travels, including "History of Michigan" and "Dictionary of the United States Congress" (1859). He was also an artist who studied under Asher B. Durand. Lanman's sweeping American landscapes hang in several U.S. museums, including the prestigious Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. D.C. Lanman was also a prolific letter writer and collector of historical items. Some of his correspondence and papers are in the collections of numerous universities"
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