Abel and Celestina Weaver lived in Blandford, Massachusetts. Located in an agricultural area of Massachusetts, the Weaver's accounts reflect the daily expenses and income of a nineteenth century New England farm family.
Scope and Content:
Collection consists of one account book kept by Abel and Celestina Weaver from 1840 to 1875; title page reads: "Abel Weaver Blandford January 1st 1841" and "Celestina Weaver, Blandford". Entries are in chronological order and contain date, name of individual, service rendered, and cost. Majority of transactions are for agricultural produce, farm labor, and blacksmithing. Names mentioned include Henry Cannon, Isaac Cannon, Linus Cook, Milo Nye, Walter Steward, William Mitchell, James H. and David E. Rogers, Oliver Watson, Gilbert Wellspeak, Joseph Wellspeak, Prosper Perrin, Lewis Wellspeak, John Bryant, Marcus Truesdell, David S. Hamilton, Dennis Loomis, Gilbert Sweet, Marcus Butler, Lyman B. Cannon, Leverett Sackett, James Lee, and Mrs. Ward.
Volume located in Wendell Family papers-Volume II R-1. It is unclear at this time how the Weavers relate to the Wendells. However, accounts of two other Blandford residents, Samuel Sloper and Jedediah Smith, are also included in the Wendell collection. Sloper and Smith originally lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, a town where the Wendells were prominent citizens.
Provenance: Gift of Mrs. Barrett Wendell, 1930.
Amount: 1 volume
See Also:Wendell Family Business Records, 1722-1865 [HOLLIS #ACZ7809].