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As ever, still enjoying your input to your website and amazed that you have the time and energy to keep it up.
You mentioned sending in useful items. While I can't help on school year books or things of that ilk, it occured to me that I do have a bit of history of Litchfield, Bradford Co. My ancestor Samuel Ball had a little black book and it this book he recorded the birth of his seven children starting in 1827. One of his sons joined the war effort during the Civil War and mentioned that he didn't know when he was born, that it was in his dads book and he didn't know where that was. Well it was being held by my great grandfather Amos Moses Ball and I am now the proud caretaker. I will in a day or so send you his listing of his children
and then on the last page is an interesting list of a debt owed him by someone. Will include that as well.
For now Joyce, have a very nice holiday season and happy new year.
Following are notes taken from the little black book of Samuel Ball Jr.
This Samuel was the son of Samuel and Martha, which I sent in the inventory list of his posessions.
I Samuel Ball
Det on lent munny.
eith teen dollars (must be cash)
one bushel and a halfe of corn $2.25
one thousand shingles at four per thousand, $4.00
amounting to 41.95
note and all up to this date of 1837
(the name of Jacob Linderman appears on the opposite page)
Mr. Samuel Ball
my son Amza L. Ball was born June 30, 1827, saturday
my daughter Betsy Jane was born March 7 1837, tuesday
my son Amos M. Ball was born February 13, 1841
my son Samuel W. was born March 10, 1843
my daughter Angeline L. Ball was born May 5, 1845, wednesday
my daughter Sarah Almira Ball was born May 25, 1847
my daughter Amanda Ball was born March 1, 1850
On the inside cover of this little book is the following:
Abigail Ball died August 25, 1865
Samuel Ball died December 17, (notes from his grave in Wisconsin state
that he died on December 18, 1865