Monday, June 29, 2009

Hampton, New Hampshire

Document dated 1786, Hampton, New Hampshire, where Joshua James is bound to Benjamin Thurston, for a piece of land in Pittsfield, New Hampshire...signed at bottom by Joshua James, Benjamin Page and David Page.

This document is for sale on Ebay Item number: 120430041594. If Joshua James or Benjamin Thurston are in your family tree this would be a fantastic addition to your genealogy.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ipswich Massachusetts Documents

12 Documents, Dated 1767 - 1795. Most of these documents are loan notes and receipts and they would appear to be from around Ipswich Massachusetts. The documents mention the names of Capt. Nathaniel Dennis, John Caldwell, Ezekiel Dodge, Ebenezer Gilbert, Daniel Gidings, James Flinn, Joseph Lakeman Ross, Benjamin Caldwell, William Coleman and Joseph Hale.

This set of Ipswich Massachusetts documents are for sale on Ebay, Item number: 380133446074.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Worcester, Massachusetts 1764

Document dated 1764, Worcester, Massachusetts; where Timothy Bigelow has paid Henry Ward, the sums due him as constable...signed Henry Ward. This fantastic document is for sale on Ebay Item number: 120426069910. If Timothy Bigelow or Henry Ward are your ancestors you should take a look.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Manchester, New Hampshire 1853

City of Manchester for four dollars and eight cents paid by Harriet Kelsey does sell one lot of land in the public burial ground known as, "The Valley." Near the bottom it is dated September 9, 1853. On the side panel there is a date of April 30, 1864.

This document is up for sale on Ebay Item number: 120434949423.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Ginne Griffing of Branford, New Haven County 1815

Side One
"This Indenture, made on the 24th day of April 1815 by Ginne Griffing of Branford in the County of New Haven on the one part and Jonathan Scranton of Guilford in (?) County on the other part witnesseth, that the said Ginne Griffing has on this day put her son Henry on apprentice to the said Jonathan Scranton to labor for him the said Jonathan at husbandry business for the term of five years, ten months, ten days which term will end on the 7th day of March AD 1821 when this Henry will arrive to the age of twenty-one years during all which time the Ginne Griffing promises that the said Henry shall faithfully serve his Master and his lawful command, obey and shall not absent himself from his said Master's service without his leave. And the said Jonathan on his part covenants and agrees to instruct the (?) Apprentice in good husbandry so far as his capacity will permit of, and three months in each of the two first years of his Apprenticeship he will send him to school and do all in his power during his time of schooling to have him taught to read and write, and that he will at other times cause him to be instructed at home as to reading. And that during (?) term he will feed, clothe, wash for and lodge the (?) Henry that he may at all times be comfortable in his business and be enabled to appear decently on Holy days, and that at the expiration of (?) term the said Jonathan will dismiss him from his service and give him one hundred twenty-five dollars in cash, and two suits of clothes for all parts of his life, one suitable for working days, the other for Holy days; and that during the whole term of this indenture, he will treat the (?) apprentice with (?), and will counsel and advise him as occasions may require. For the faithful performance of the foregoing we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and year above written."
In presence of her
Samuel Frisbie Ginne X Griffing
Greene Frisbie mark

Jonathan Scranton

Reverse Side:
"This may certify that I Henry Augustus Griffing have received in cash and clothes of Jonathan Scranton, to the full amount as specified in the within indenture."
East Guilford (?) 1821 his
Henry A. X Griffing
In presence of
Augustus (?)
Abram J. Myers
NOTE: At the bottom right of the front of the Indenture are two seals.

This fantastic genealogy document is for sale on Ebay Item number: 290322510821.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Sedalia Missouri. 1859

“Sedalia MO. February 3rd, 1859. This is to certify that Miss M. P. Mcaninch during her attendance at my school has demeaned herself prudently and is entitled to the esteem and respect of her instructor. M. C. Westlake.”

Ebay Item number: 180364091239.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Lillie Holliday of Topeka, Kansas

Diary written in 1876 by Lillie Holliday of Topeka, Kansas is up for sale on Ebay Item number: 220422605105. The diary is completely filled with entries for each day of the year. It was written when Lillie was 21-years old. Also included are letters from later in Lillie’s life, many written by leading citizens of Topeka. Along with the diary are several letters and mementos that Lillie kept until her death. Some were very moving letters of condolence for the loss of her husband, mortally injured in a train accident in 1896 at the age of 44.