Category Archives: Jane DeBow Gibbs

Julia Speaks – A Letter from Julia Eggleston Stevens to her sister Cordelia Eggleston Pond

It has been a great pleasure to connect with the Major, a descendant of Jedediah Stevens, who has been sharing various never-before-published letters from his family collection. The following letter brings to life the voice of Julia Eggleston Stevens, Jedediah’s … Continue reading

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A Letter from Cordelia

Setting the Stage: One of the most rewarding results of having Dakota Soul Sisters on the Internet is the many contacts I’ve made with descendants of the women of the Dakota mission. One gentleman, who is known only as Major, … Continue reading

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Cordelia Comes West – The Story of Cordelia Eggleston Pond – Part I

On October 13, 1837, 21-year-old Cordelia Eggleston left her home in Stafford, New York, and headed west to join her sister, Julia and Julia’s family at Lake Harriet, Minnesota Territory. For Cordelia this was a great adventure, one that she’d … Continue reading

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Julia, Jane and Lucy Arrive – The Stevens Family Women – Part III

The third woman who arrived at Fort Snelling with Jedediah Stevens on May 30, 1835, was 16-year-old Lucy Cornelia Stevens. She was Jedediah’s niece, believed to be the daughter of his brother Orren Stevens of Peterboro, Madison County, New York. … Continue reading

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Julia, Jane and Lucy Arrive – The Stevens Family Women – Part II

Jane DeBow, strictly speaking, may not exactly qualify as one of the Dakota Soul Sisters. She was only a six-year-old child when she arrived at Fort Snelling in May of 1835 and her participation in the mission there ended four … Continue reading

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