Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 24

Price Realized: $ 1,020
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--NEW YORK STATE.) A Book to Record the Age of Children that are born of Slaves for the Year 1806, For the Town of Farmington. Sewn small 8vo quire of 16 manuscript pages, written on 8 pages, titled on the first page. Farmington, New York, 1806

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This little book was apparently kept by three town clerks, Peter McLouth, Joshua Vanstert and Peter Mitchell, and begun in 1806. It is clear from the entries that records were kept until 1818. A typical entry: "Tilman Jacobs was born May 25th 1807. John Shekell Senior. Recorded December 28th 1807. Peter McLouth" or "Susanah Riley, female child was born April 16th, 1809 Farmington. John Shekell. Apparently Shekel was the owner, or perhaps the father as well. This is not clear. Thelast entry in the book reads: "Jpohn Pierson, a Black child was born in my familyApril 7, 1818. You will record the above, Rebecca Orme. Recorded 7th July 1818, Peter Mitchell, clerk." A good genealogical resource.