Sunday, August 28, 2016

1837 Handwritten Document Inscribed at Phillips, Maine; W. Norton and A. Pease

February 13, 1837 handwritten document written at Phililps, Maine, where A. Pease promises to pay W. Norton, or U. Norton, $1.80.  The document measures just under 8" by 2-14".

A. Pease may have been Albert Pease, who was born in 1811.  According to his death record, he was born at New Vineyard, Maine, son of Charles Pease and Hannah (Washburn) Pease.  Albert died at Phillips, Maine, on July 16, 1898 at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 25 days.

I found several possibility for a W. Norton in the Phillips, Maine, area, and there were probably others, including those whose given name starts with U.:
  • Warren Norton
  • William Norton
  • Winthrop Norton
  • Woodard Norton
If you have a theory as to the identities of A. Pease and W. Norton, or U. Norton, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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