Posted 11 years ago
This box has been in my family for (at least) 132 years. The story goes and the tag on the inside of the box says...
"Given to Miss Kate E. White by her mother Mrs. Julia E. White 1880 Detroit Mich. Given to Raymond Reed by his mother Mrs. Kate E. White Reed 1919 Lansing Mich."
Mrs. Julia E. White is my Great, Great, Great (3rd Great) Grandmother.
Mrs. Kate E. White Reed is my Great, Great (2nd Great) Grandmother.
Raymond Reed is my Great Grandfather.
Then it was given to Raymond's son, my grandfather. After my grandfather died, my grandmother gave it to me.
Plus it may have been in the family prior to Julia.
So it's been in my family for 5-6 generations. I love it!!
I have had it looked at, the expert didn't know much about it. Only that it is definitely from the late 1700s, and has a value of around a few hundred dollars.