While no verifiable information about the compiler of this recipe book could be found, census records reveal a Miss Sallie Wilson living in Liberty (Bedford County), Virginia in the early twentieth century. In the 1900 census, she is listed as a head of household, born in December 1844. Also living in the home are older sister Nannie T., younger brother Thomas C., and a servant. In the 1910 census, the Wilson sisters are again listed as residents of Liberty, accompanied by a boarder.
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The Sallie Wilson Recipe book is a collection of recipes compiled by a woman in Liberty (Bedford County), Virginia.