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Stone, John

John Stone Ledger
1836-1842
1 vol. (0.25 linear feet)
Call no.: MS 247 bd

A native of Barnstable County, Mass., John Stone was born on July 18, 1809, and spent the entirety of his brief life in the town of North Dennis. A general storekeeper and merchant who dealt in lumber and building materials, Stone married Elizabeth Downes on Dec. 8, 1832, only to see her die barely a year later. He married a second time to Isabella Nickerson Thomas (ca.1838?), with whom he had one son, John M. Stone, in 1839. Just 34 when he passed, John Stone died on May 18, 1843.

This volume is comprised of a number of miscellaneous accounts kept by Stone, and because there are no page numbers, the exact nature of the book is difficult to discern, however these include inventories of goods (apparently at Stone’s store) and some records of expenditures.

Background on John Stone

A native of Barnstable County, Mass., John Stone was born on July 18, 1809, and spent the entirety of his brief life in the town of North Dennis. A general storekeeper and merchant who dealt in lumber and building materials, Stone married Elizabeth Downes on Dec. 8, 1832, only to see her die barely a year later. He married a second time to Isabella Nickerson Thomas (ca.1838?), with whom he had one son, John M. Stone, in 1839. Just 34 when he passed, John Stone died on May 18, 1843, and is buried in Dennis Village Cemetery.

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Contents of Collection

This volume is comprised of a number of miscellaneous accounts kept by Stone, and because there are no page numbers, the exact nature of the book is difficult to discern, however these include inventories of goods (apparently at Stone’s store) and some records of expenditures.

  1. Calculation of the labor of Abrat Stone, 1837
  2. Calculation of the expenses and materials for Uriah Howe’s house, undated
  3. Costs of loads and lumber, 1837-1840
  4. Cost of earthenware, undated
  5. Inventory of goods bought of L. and B.G. Chase, 1837
  6. Amount of shingles and boards sold or in cargo, 1837-1840
  7. Accounts with individuals, 1837-1840
  8. Invoice of goods (general store), Feb. 7, 1839. 28p.
  9. List of goods (sold or taken?), 3d trip to 12th trip, undated
  10. Miscellaneous individual accounts, 1838-1840
  11. Blank, 28p.
  12. Invoice of goods (general store), Nov. 18, 1837
  13. Blank, 79p.
  14. Crocker and Sears and Co., account, 1841
  15. Supplier accounts (Joseph Humenwell, Tombly and Co., Bowers and Stow, George Yellon, G. W. Torry), 1840-1842
  16. Bills not paid, 1840-1841
  17. Notes due, 1841
  18. Andrew Stone account, 1838-1841
  19. Books lent back, undated
  20. Materials for house, undated

Residue

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English

Provenance

Acquired from Charles Apfelbaum.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Aug. 2017.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: John Stone Ledger (MS 247 bd). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Subjects
  • General stores--Massachusetts--North Dennis
  • Lumber trade--Massachusetts--North Dennis
  • Merchants--Massachusetts--North Dennis
  • North Dennis (Mass.)--History
Types of material
  • Ledgers (Account books)

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