May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 119

Price Realized: $ 2,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
FILLMORE GENEALOGIES BY MILLARD AS 19-YEAR OLD AND AS FORMER PRESIDENT FILLMORE, MILLARD. Two Autograph Manuscripts Signed, five times, statements concerning the genealogy of his father's family. The first, a one-page listing of the birthdates of his father's family members. Signed in the third person within the text, and again at bottom of page. The second, a narrative history of the Fillmore family beginning with his own paternal grandparents. Signed in the by-line at top of first page, again in the third person within the text, and again in the docket on verso of terminal page. Together 10 1/2 pages, folio or 4to, the 1853 document written on rectos only of separate sheets bound together at upper left with ribbon; condition generally good. (TFC) Sempronius, 29 January 1819; Buffalo, 23 August 1853

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1819: "By . . . recording the Epoch . . . we are capable of judging of the velocity of time and the effect it has upon the Human frame and the mental faculty.
"A record of the births of Nathaniel Fillmore's family.
"Nathaniel Fillmore was born April 19th 1771. . . . Millard Fillmore was born Jan'y 7th 1800. . . . "
1853: "Nathaniel Fillmore, the third son of John Fillmore but the first by his second wife, Miss Day, was born in Norwich (now Franklin) Connecticut, March 20th 1740 O[ld] S[tyle] and served three campaigns during the French war when only 16 or 17 years of age. . . .
"Millard Fillmore, second child & eldest son of Nathaniel, was married to Abigail Powers at the village of Moravia in the County of Cayuga & State of N.Y. on the 5th day of February 1826 . . . .
". . . [S]he resided with her husband at Washington, and was taken sick immediately after the close of his presidential term, and died at the city Hotel Washington March 30th 1853 at 9A.M. . . ."