Joseph Heald, Jr.
Account Book, 1808-1813


Historical Note:

Joseph Heald, Jr., son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Hobart) Heald, was born in Pepperell, Massachusetts on January 8, 1786. An enterprising farmer, Heald charged handsomely for both farm produce and his labor. Apparently, his prices did not deter individuals from doing business with him-he was already writing in his second account book at age twenty-two. In addition to his agricultural pursuits, Heald did a brisk business in transporting people and items locally as well as to surrounding towns such as Claremont, Dedham, St. Dunstable, Boston, Concord and Harvard.

Heald married Sally Nutting on December 28, 1809. He died in the town of his birth in 1813.

Scope and Content:

Collection consists of one volume inscribed " The Property of Joseph Heald Junior of Pepperell Day Book Volume 2d No. 2". Accounts detail date, name of individual, description of goods or services and the amount charged. Names mentioned include Samuel Nutting, William Blood, Jr., Abel Adams, James Shattuck, David Smith, Joseph Stevens, Junior Shattuck, Asa Blood, Jeremiah White, Moses Shattuck, Joseph Spaulding, Abraham Boynton, Josiah Shattuck, Francis Butterick, John Blood, Jr., David Blood, Jr., Emerson Shattuck, Isaac Parker, Royal Bullard, Simon Stephens, Henry Green, Abijah Jewett, Calvin Blood, Henry Gates, Sally Nutting and Wait Broughton.

Provenance : Purchase.

Amount: 1 volume