Sallie McQuiston was born January 20, 1843. She lived in Israel Township, Preble, Ohio. Bower and McQuiston were cousins by
marriage; Sallie's father, David McQuiston, married Bower's aunt, Margaret Hamilton, when Sallie was 7. Sallie wrote these
letters at the age of 22 when she was living in Hopewell, Ohio. She married Joseph S. Ramsey on Christmas Day 1866.
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