Alexander Smith/Alexander Smith, Jr.
Ledger, 1795-1844

Mss: 1
1795-1844
S642

Historical Note:

Alexander Smith, son of Jonathan Smith, Jr. was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts on October 5, 1766. He married Elizabeth Hastings on April 25, 1793 and lived on the family farm in the town of his birth. The couple's children include (1) Truman, b. December 23, 1793; (2) Esther, b. April 3, 1796; (3) Julia, b. February 4, 1798; (4) Orson, b. April 13, 1800 and (5) Alexander, Jr. He died in the almshouse on November 30, 1843.

Alexander Smith, Jr., son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Hastings), married Phidelia Hastings on June 9, 1835.

Scope and Content:

Collections consists of one volume containing accounts for Alexander Smith, 1795-1834, and his son, Alexander Smith, Jr., 1834-1844. Entries for both men contain date, type of goods or services provided, amount paid or received, and settlement agreement. Names mentioned in volume include Daniel Leonard, Annie Phelan, Justin Granger, George Spencer, William Chilson, Allen Dewey, Ashbel Dewey, Daniel Palmer, Griffin Leonard, Uriah Holt, Abraham Burbank, Darius Smith, Calvin Whelan, Thaddeus Leonard, Artemias Beebe, Joseph Perkins, Samuel Noble, Elias Leonard, Stephen Shepard, Gibbins Lay, David Morley, Joshua Day, Spencer Flower, Isaac Ensign, Richard Dervey, Josiah Johnson, Hazel Phillips and Albert Palmer.

Provenance: Purchase.

Amount: 1 volume