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Cobbler’s Account Book Reveals Life in Antebellum New Hampshire
1785. New HampshireCobbler's Account Book Reveals Life in Antebellum NewHampshireThis intriguing account book details the personal and businessexpenses of farmer/cobbler Andrews Emery of New Hampshire. The book details avariety of shoemaking services that Emery performed for his extended familyand community, including crafting of new shoes and boots, repairs, and soleand heel replacements. He also performed a variety of agricultural services,including shearing sheep, plowing with oxen, and other activities.Some of his customers paid him in cash, but many exchanged goodsand services that reflected the webs of credit and barter in the antebellumeconomy.Among his prominent customers was Captain Thomas Adams(1785-1841), town clerk from 1825 to 1832; Lieutenant Thomas Adams(1751-1820), whose wife was Emery's great aunt and had adopted Daniel Emery(1782-1828), father of Andrews Emery; his mother Polly Emery; his father'sestate; Captain Parker Maynard (1769-1836); and Lieutenant Roger Brigham(1762-1837), a Revolutionary War veteran.ANDREWS EMERY, Manuscript Document, Cobbler's Account Book,1827-1838. Approximately 430 pp. (numbered 4 to 435), 7.75" x 12"First few and final few pages missing; leather cover detached and worn butintact; some foxing of interior pages.Andrews Emery (1806-1860) was born in Jaffrey, New Hampshire, toDaniel Emery (1782-1828) and Polly Felt Emery (1782-1862). He was a shoemakerand farmer in Jaffrey. In 1830, he married Lucy Powers (1806-1832) in nearbyDublin, New Hampshire. In 1833, he married Mary Smith (1808-1880), with whomhe had at least three children … [Click Below for Full Description]
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