Saturday, August 30, 2008

Lawrence County Alabama Slave Valuation 1856

This document from Alabama, Lawrence County Alabama is dated the 22nd of December, 1856. The document is addressed to and signed by C. McDonald, judge of probate, dividing a group of slaves between a father and son, Tomas J. Tweedy and Jos. M. Tweedy. Witnessed and signed by Lewis Dunlop, justice of the peace and three commissioners, Thos Ashford, Jas N. Crow, and Frs. W. Sykes who were chosen “to value & divide certain negros”. Contains the names, value and ages of seven slaves, the oldest, Nancy, 60 years old, valued at $300, and the youngest, Robert, a 6 month old child is valued together with his 23 year old mother Lizzy at $1,225. Another six month old boy, James and his 35 year old mother, Louisa, are valued at $1,025.

“After valuing said negros they were divided into two lots as nearly equal in value as the commissioners could divide there having due regard to law…” “Two pieces of paper with No 1 & 2 were placed in a hat & Jos M Tweedy was appointed to draw from the hat a number … he drew No 1.” “That T. T. Tweedy having the least valuable lot by two hundred and twenty five dollars, is intitled to that amount from …Jos W Tweedy.”

This great old document is for sale on Ebay Item number: 200249381750.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

John Laighton of Ipswich, Massachusetts

The last will and testimony of John Laighton of Ipswich, Massachusetts is for sale on Ebay. The will is dated 4th of December 1730.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Clyde River Paper Mill, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia

I found this great batch of documents on Ebay. Circa 1925 historical documentation of Clyde River Paper Mill, Shelburne County, Nova Scotia. Complete with lease of right -of -way agreement from Etta M. Greenwood, witnessed by Alwilda Thomas. Invoices from machinery firms in Halifax, Yarmouth, and Weymouth. Payroll documents from A.H. Harlow. Info on Mersey and Sissiboo Mills. Signed letter from R.L. Seabourne, manager of Woodlands Department, 1929, to Stillman Jones confirming discontinuance of watchman services at Clyde Mill. Has lease document concerning Sissiboo Mill. Documents signed by Secretary Treasurer Alfred H. Harlow. WU document Frank Greenwood dated Jan. 21st/ 1928. Clyde River payroll letter for $150.20, Nov.18th, 1927. Personal letter from James Sperry, West Green Harbour, dated Oct. 7th, 1929, to Clyde Pulp Mills. Clyde River tax bill for $640 from W.A.Thomas, Collector. Letter from Harlow to Jones: Would you please send us the wood purchase book which you will find in the safe. We want this to look up the logging operations for pine and hemlock for 1925 and 1926. You might telephone to Mr. Miles and ask him if the book is in order before sending it along. Letter dated April 13th, 1927: I have ordered the three pieces of Lignum Vitae from W.G. Utley, Machinist, Yarmouth, to go by freight to Port Clyde. Letter: We sold recently to Dunfield Lumber Co. three cars of pine amounting to $1,443.57 in total. Other letters from oil and insurance companies. Great historical documentation of Clyde River, Sissiboo, and Mersey Paper Mills.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Dublin New Hampshire 1772

Colonial American document about creating a Church in Dublin, New Hampshire......Dated Dublin, June 19, 1772, the minutes of an Ecclesiastical Meeting of the Churches of Lincoln, Groton, Monadnock, Number 4 and Swanzey, meeting at the home of Thomas Morse in Dublin, New Hampshire. "Proceeded to Embody a Church in Said Dublin....voted unanimously to proceed to Ordination". Other information about plans for service.

Ebay Item number: 200245309495

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Estate of Joseph Nash Commonwealth of Masachusetts

19th century document from the Commonwealth of Masachusetts: a partly-printed/partly-handwritten PROBATE DOCUMENT, dated "the 10th day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighteen" (1818). This document apparently appoints an executor for the Estate of Joseph Nash (the Executor is his son, Zichni Nash).

This would be a great genealogy find if you are a desendant of Joseph Nash. The item is for sale on Ebay Item number: 190242094388

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A B Manston Northfield, Vermont 1865

Selectmen's Office, Northfield, Vt., Feb 27 1865." It says to pay to the order of A B Manston thirty five dollars 17 cents for errors in footing of tax bills.

This old Civil War era document is up for sale on Ebay Item number: 120290652014

Monday, August 04, 2008

Calvin Goddard, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 1799

Calvin Goddard of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, writes to his uncle Reverent Edward Goddard of Swanzey, New Hampshire, April 26, 1799. Content involves financial matters, settling of a family estate, the Reverend's removal from his pastoral duties at Swanzey, the probate case being heard in Worcester Courts, and would Uncle please pay his debt to settle the estate.

This old letter would be a great find if you are a Goddard descndant. It is for sale on Ebay if you want to take a look. Item number: 190240109363