Dennis Northrup, son of John and Sarah (Miller), was born in Tyringham, Massachusetts on April 3, 1799. Dennis, sister Sabrina and brother John M. lived on the family homestead near Goose Pond. Dennis eventually left for his own farm, but John M. resided in the house of his birth long after his marriage to Caroline Garfield in 1833.
In addition to agricultural pursuits, Northrup engaged in mending, taping and making shoes as well as spinning and weaving cloth. It is possible the shoemaking was done on the "putting out" system.
Scope and Content:
The collection consists of one account book kept by Dennis Northrup from 1825-1845. An index of the account is included on the first two pages. Names include Sally Bentley, Emily Claflin, Widow Anna Hale, Lyman Brown, Hannah Wall, John Northrup, Roger Cone, Isabel Moore, Milo Northrup, Walter Hubbard, Cyrus Williams, Thomas Mills, John Merrill and Hannah Kilburn.
Provenance : Gift of Helen Fuller, 1932.
Amount: 1 volume
See Also: Roger Cone Account Book, Mss 1 1825-1869 C747 [HOLLIS #ACZ7655]; Milton Judd Cash Book and Ledger, Mss 8993 1855-1883 J92 [HOLLIS #ACZ7764].