Sunday, January 21, 2018

A Tragedy in Two Purchases

Here is a page from a daybook I have been indexing, which shows transactions in 1839. Among some familiar old-settler names — Sigler, Mundell, Pierce — we find a Charles Walton who, in early September 1939, made two purchases telling a grim story:

2018-1-21. DayB1836 016, 017
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Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

You can fill in the blanks.

I do not know the full name of the deceased brother. Charles Walton does show up among the locals in the 1840 Census, but that census gives so little information that I cannot trace him any further.

1 comment:

Suzi E. said...

Very interesting! Also, 13# of soup fat and whiskey and peppermints!