Putting Things in Perspective
The final notation regarding Lettitia’s pension application was that that the rejection was affirmed on February 13, 1890. Lettitia never received a military pension for Campbell’s death and died five years later on January 26, 1895. The Dudley album indicates that she is buried at Troutwine Cemetery in Lynchburg, Ohio. If this is correct, her grave is not marked.
I often find myself thinking of my ancestors when I am unhappy over some perceived hardship or setback in my life. I can’t say that the comparison of my life to Lettitia’s stops me from complaining, but I know it should. It at least helps me to put the events of my life in perspective.