Roger Cone
Account Book, 1825-1869

Mss: 1

Historical Note:

Roger Cone, son of Frederick and Lucy (Williamson) Cone was born October 17, 1803 in Lee, Massachusetts. He engaged in agricultural pursuits as well as milling, logging, and providing blacksmithing services until the mid-1840s when he and his family moved to Penfield, Ohio.

Cone married Emeline Brown on March 14, 1839; the couple had five children. He died at March 12, 1885 in Penfield, Ohio.

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of an account book for Roger Cone from 1825 through 1869. The volume contains an alphabetical index. The majority of accounts concern Cone's labor, possibly as a blacksmith. However, later pages list a wider variety of transactions. Accounts include Owen & Hurlbut, Anson B. Graham, Merrill & Brown, Lyman Whiting, Elizur Deming, Chancy Tuttle, Alden Chaplin, William Cone, Dennis Northrup, Abner Claflin, John Northrup, Alinza Clark, Frederick Cone, Lyman Brown, Thomas Stedman, Roswell Bentley, William Tomlelson.

The volume includes an inventory, dated June 1858, listing amounts of farm animals, household items, farming implements, blacksmith tools, value of house, barn, shop and out buildings and "notes of hand". There are pencil notations in the hand of a child [possibly by Sarah Cone] across the bottom of some of the pages; these were made at a later date.

Provenance : Gift of Mrs. Helen Fuller, 1932.

Amount: 1 volume