Thursday, October 27, 2005

Recognizance Bond Cummings vs Chace 1783

Document of 1783 is a Memorandum for the Recognizance of Ebenezer Chace Labourer of Freetown who puts up 9 Pounds in sureties and James Winslow Cordwainer and Benjamin Weaver Gentleman all of Freetown the Sum of 4 Pounds Ten Shillings each to be levied on their Goods or Chattels,Lands Tenements and for want thereof their Bodies that on the second Tuesday of March next to answer to such Matters and Things as shall be Objected against Him but more especially that of theft. On the back it says Recognizance Bond Cummings vs Chace 1783

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Baptism Aldophus JOHNSON in Kansas 1899

Baptism Certificate

That Adolphus August son of August E. Johnson and his wife Ida was born 14 March 1899 at Osage City, Kansas

Baptised 7 May 1899

Monday, October 03, 2005

1860 Slave Documents Upson Co. Georgia

These two documents were purchased together and are related, although the names are a little different on each document and even within one document

One is a 4 1/2" x 7 " lined paper, handwritten, and gives notice to James F. White that the "negroes belonging to the estate of T.W. Reviene" will be divided on November 6, 1860, in Upson County, GA. The letter also mentions "Caroline E. White," his wife.

The other is a 5 1/2" x 7" lined paper, a 1860 Upson County notice to Caroline M. Rivene [Riveri?] that "the negroes belonging to Tho. W. Riven (?)" will be divided on November 6, 1860. The 1860 Census was the last to make notice of slaves and slaveholders.

Each document bears the signature of having received the notice: "Caroline M. Riveri" and "J. F. White."