Elisha Ford, of Marshfield, Massachusetts, kept a tavern and general store in that town. Married to Lydia Turner, the Fords had five children. Their sons, James (b. 1794), Nathaniel (b. 1797) and Peleg eventually moved to Duxbury where they opened their own store in the 1820s. The family also included two daughters, Priscilla (b. 1799) and Rosella (b. 1803).
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of one volume of accounts for both Ford's tavern and his general store, which include the names of customer, items purchased, cost of items, and total amounts due. The inside front cover contains an index of names with corresponding page number for A-C. Several pages are missing from the front of the book; accounts begin on page 10. Loose pages, bills and receipts were removed and placed in Manuscripts Vertical File under Mss 77 1771-1795 F699.
Provenance : Purchase
Amount: 1 volume
Manuscript Vertical File Mss 77 1771-1795 F699; James T. Ford and Company Records, 1829-1928, Mss 766 1826-1910 F699