|Object ID number||2003.06.004|
|Title||A.J. Grant Account Book|
|Scope & Content||
Volume 4 1813-1818
Following description taken from paper by Douglas Stein (See Notes):
Account book kept by A. J. Grant (ca. 1813-1818), perhaps a judge or lawyer. Accounts (with index) seem to be primarily for legal fees or services, and occupy the first 82 pages. On page 82, there is a statement indicating that this book is then given to "Winthrop" [T. Grant?]. Accounts become more vague and general ca. 1818-1837. There are domestic accounts and daily expenditures for farm, labor, and goods, etc, plus several pages of domestic expenses (ca. 1870s) in the middle of the volume. There are also daily expenditures relative to Col. Roswell Grant, ca. 1818. Other entries of interest include information about the "Society for the Promisition of Happy Homes for Widowers and Bachelors" and the following poem:
We founded the town two centuries ago,
And tradition is important I hear.
The farm & homestead are valuable I know,
But do not feel my duty here.
Our house was once a tavern,
Then grandfather was a trader.
And a fortune he did not earn,
However he always was a saver.
Our kitchen was a parlor,
The meadow house became a barn.
His produce filled the cellar
But I don't like to farm.
I want to be a pioneer,
Settle in a new location.
My ancestral roots are here,
But Ohio my destination.
Individuals mentioned in this volume include Col. Roswell Grant, Aaron Grant Jr., P. William Grant, Henry Grant, Samuel Grant, Ebenezer Grant, Gustavius Grant, Eliot Grant, Almira Wolcott, Ephraim Wolcott Jr., Horace Wolcott.
|Collection||Ebenezer Grant Collection|
Grant, Aaron, Jr.
Grant, Ebenezer Col., 1706-1797
Grant, P. William
Grant, Roswell, Col.,174/46-1834
Wolcott, Ephraim, Jr.
|Year Range from||1813|
|Year Range to||1818|