Lett Family Links

Pictures Courtesy Robert Lett, Marvin Lett

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Elizabeth Norman-Lett (1844-1932) & Edward Lett (1846 - 1927) Mother & Father, Ida L. Simpson, Grace L. Chapman, Dimple L. Bush, Sina L. Miller, Mattie L. Johnston

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Grace Mae Lett-Chapman and Family - (picture taken 1935)

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Sherman Lett - Charles Lett Link

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Molly (Norman) Lett - Estel and Bertha Lett - John Lett Link

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David and Mary Jane Harper-Lett - Lula Mumford's Parents

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 Lett Cemetery - Berrien County - Sodus, MI

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Lett Log House - Williams County Ohio (Submitted by Robert Lett)

The Lett log house which was built by George W. Lett can be found in Williams County Ohio. Williams County is the most northern and western county in the state of Ohio and borders upon Indiana and Michigan.

George W. Lett was born in 1821 in Muskingum County Ohio and was the grandson of Aquilla Lett and Christina Cobbler Lett and married Elizabeth Long in 1849.and lived in Guernsey County Ohio not far from the Muskingum County line and a section of Meigs Township called the "Lett Settlement."

In 1850 George W. Lett acquired 40 acres of land in Milford Township (Defiance County) from the government at $1.25 per acre. He transported his family (wife and two small children) and belongings to his homestead by horse and wagon and eventually built his log house.

The structure which is often described as a log cabin is more appropriately called a log house as the structure had a stairway leading to a second floor.

The Letts lived in the log house for 36 years and raised 11 children in the home. Their children and year of birth are as follows; Mary 1840, Joseph 1850, Ira 1853, Doctor 1853, Laura L. 1855, Charles W. 1858, Elizabeth 1862, Sarah 1864, Amanda 1866, Josephine July 4, 1869, and Martha E. April 5, 1872. Elizabeth Lett died from asthma on December 2, 1886 at the age of 62 and George Lett died at the age of 77 on February 5, 1898.

The Log House has been moved to the Williams County Ohio fairgrounds and is maintained in conjunction with the Williams County Historical Society which has refurbished the dwelling with appropriate era furnishings. The house is open for tour.

 

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