Western Pequot Overseer Account from May 1824 to March 1825

 

The Groton or Pequot Tribe of Indians in Account to Elisha Crary as Overseer

   
 

Debit

   

1824

 

   

May 1             

To $2 paid Shubael C. Whitney for making coffin for Sarah Meazon as per Receipt Number 1

    $2

.00

1825

     

February 25

To $13.12 paid Thomas Hallet for supplies to the Indians and building wall on the Indian land as per Receipt Number 2.

    13

.12

February 25

To $30.27 paid Mark Daniels for boarding and supplying the Indians and building wall on the Indian land as per Receipt Number 3.

    30

.27

February 26

To $39 paid Charles Chester for supplies to the Indians, repairs on the house where he lives, and building stone wall on the Indian land as per Receipt Number 4.

    39

.00

February 26

To $20.41 paid John Wilcox for supplies to the Indians, shingling the house where he lives, and building wall on Indian land as per Receipt Number 5.

    20

.41

March 1

To $1 paid Jonas Latham for building wall on Indian land as per Receipt Number 6.

      1

.00

       

March 4

To $90 paid Charles Allyn as per note against the tribe taken up

   90 

.00

March 12

To $21 paid Dr. George Downer for doctoring the tribe from the first of January 1824 to first day of March 1825 as per Receipt 7.

   21 

.00

 

To $5 paid Thomas Smith for building stone wall on Indian lands as per receipt

      5

.00

 

To Holden Prosser’s note for five dollars, to be paid in repairs on the house where he lives, given up to the present overseer

      5

.00

 

To overseer’s account allowed by the Court

 +42

.20

   

$269

.00

       
 

Credit

   
       
   

  

 

1824

April 1 

By John Wilcox’s notes for rent of land

   52 

.25

 

By Charles Chester’s notes for rent of land

   50 

.00

 

By Thomas Hallet’s notes for rent of land

   30 

.00

 

By Thomas Smith’s notes for rent of land

   20 

.50

 

By Holden Prosser’s notes for rent of land

   20

.00

 

By Mark Daniels’ notes for rent of land

   52

.00

 

By Jonas Latham’s note for rent of land

  + 4

.00

   

 228

.75

 

There is one dollar to be deducted from Mr. Thomas Smith’s rent for a lot of land that was let to him that Theodosia Deshon improved1

    -1 

.00

   

 227

.75

1825

     

January 28

By timber sold to Jonah Witter, Esq.

     9

.53

February 25

By wood and hoop poles2 sold to Mark Daniels

     5 

.75

 

By wood and timber sold to Thomas Hallet

     6 

.21

 

By wood sold to Avery Bill

     5 

.91

 

By chestnut wood sold to Peleg Park

     

.90

March 1

By timber sold to Abel Allyn

   12 

.00

 

By wood sold to John Wilcox

  + 2 

.09

 

Credit

$270

.14

 

Debit

-269

.00

 

Balance due the tribe

    $1

.14

       
 

Elisha Crary, Overseer

   
       
       
 

Judicial Action: Groton Pequot, Elisha Crary Overseer's Account / Allowed / Files, June 1825

   
 

Docketing:        225

   
 

Miscellaneous: $226.80

   
  • 1. It is likely that the land in question was a part of the Benjamin Charles Pasture, which had been leased by Thomas Smith for a number of years. If so, it would be reasonable to conclude that it was near or adjacent to the home of Theodosia Deshon.
  • 2. A hoop pole was a straight, thin sapling usually of hickory, white oak, or other hardwood used primarily for barrel hoops, but also had other uses in the agricultural context. http://www.naturegeezer.com/2007/01/hoop-poles.html