August 27, 1861 Canton, Maine, document where Selectmen John McCollister and Granville Child direct Town Treasurer Nathaniel Whittemore to pay Emily Hersey or bearer $49.50 for teaching school in District No. 2 in the present Summer.
These people were presumably:
- John McCollister (abt 1802-1875), Selectman of Canton, Maine
- Granville Childs (1823-1903), Selectman
- Nathaniel Whittemore, Town Treasurer - perhaps Rev. Nathaniel Whittemore (1825-1905)
- Emily Hersey, Teacher - perhaps Emily Hearsey (1832-1906), who would marry Thomas C. Wright in 1864