Sunday, December 8, 2019

1857 Receipt, Bucksport, Maine: Schooner Rattle Snake, James B. Parker, Charles Snowman, Ames Co.

Receipt dated October 16, 1857 at Bucksport, Maine, in regard to the Schooner Rattle Snake.  Nothing on reverse.

Which Schooner Rattle Snake or Rattlesnake this was, I don't know, but a Schooner Rattlesnake was active during the American Revolution.

Rec'd of Charles Snowman Nine dollars in full for Sch Rattle Snake.  Bill charg'd to Ames. Co.  James B. Parker

Charles Parker was presumably the Charles Parker (1818-1897), who gave his occupation as caulker in censuses of Bucksport, Maine.

James B. Parker, who had very nice handwriting, was possibly James Butler Parker (about 1794-1865), a ship carpenter at Bucksport, Maine, or another James B. Parker in the area, possibly James Ginn Butler Parker, a shipwright born about 1818.

The Ames Co. may have been the enterprise of merchant Joseph P. Ames (1820-1892) of Bucksport, Maine.

If you have information on the Schooner Rattle Snake or Rattlesnake or Charles Snowman, James B. Parker or the Ames Company, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

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