Children

A Closer Look

Alexander and Elizabeth had ten children, the first born in 1826, the last in 1850. Two died in infancy. The Faribault children were:

George, born 1826

Agnes, born 1829

Emily, born 1832

David or Daniel, born 1834

Catherine, born 1836

Philip (died as infant)

Julia, born 1841

William, born 1847

Nathalie (died as infant)

Alexander or "Leon," born 1850

In a letter dated February 13, 1849, and written by Alexander Faribault in Mendota to his friend Henry Sibley, Alexander noted:

"I send you a little lock of hair which I wish you will have the kindness to have a wring and breast pin made & have the hair pooting [put in]. it is the hair of my little girl I lost last winter..."

This letter probably refers to the death of Nathalie. Jewelry made from the hair of deceased family members was popular at the time. Women also collected hair from their brushes in "hair catchers" kept on their dressers to make other artwork.

A wreath made of hair.A wreath made of hair.A wreath made of hair.

A wreath made of hair. Courtesy of the Rice County Historical Society.

 

Faribault genealogy courtesy of Nancy Goodman.

Letter courtesy of the Sibley House Historic Site, Minnesota Historical Society.

 

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Alexander Faribault

Beaver
Buffalo
Children
Farming
Faribault's French House
Fur Trade
Making the Town Grow
Request
Site of the Bluffs
Trading Post
Translated

Mary Whipple

Bed Bugs
Divinity Students
Emma and Eva Havens
Emma Willard School
Eva's Death
Hastings to Faribault
Hawaiian Fever
Learning
Letters
Letter of August 25, 1862
Longed to Travel
Mary's Wedding
Muhlenberg
Pets
Sandwich Islands
Soap to Sausages
Some Clothing
Sound of Bells

Taopi

Baptism
Big Woods
Fort Snelling
Ginseng
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Map
Saving Others
When it Started

Henry Whipple

Back Home
Bad Teeth
Bashaw
Correspondence
East to School
Enmegahbowh
Frozen
Gull Lake
Loved to Fish
Six Children
Time of Crisis
Treatment of Indians
Underwear
Youngest Child


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