Cal Sutherland part 2

Cal Sutherland’s homestead proof contains a wealth of information about his family situation. His wife suffered from poor health. His neighbors weren’t impressed with his farming skills. And the Land Agent assigned to his case wrote a scathing letter recommending that his application be denied. Things were not looking good for Cal. Continue reading

The Sutherland Brothers

In researching land records for Ellen Sutherland, I found homestead patents for Lewis H. Sutherland and Isaac C. Sutherland in the same area. Based on their names and ages, I believe that they were Charles Wesley’s nephews by his older brother James Hiram Sutherland (1939-1915). Continue reading