Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Transcription Tuesday- George Matheson

Good Morning! Today we’re beginning to look into some of the entries in the Blacksmith Ledger. The names in this ledger will give us insight into who lived in the area at the time and what some of their lives may have been like. As we look into the ledger if you recognize any names, or have any further knowledge about these people please feel free to contact us and let us know.

The First entry is dated November 12th, 1867, and is addressed to George Matheson. According to the book the Early History of Dunwich Township, Matheson would have been a teacher on the George Gun farm around 1831-1842. Following this period, an 1842 Heads of Household and Occupations Census concludes that Matheson was a shoe maker. This would support the entries in the blacksmith ledger. 

This is all we know about Mr. Matheson, if you have any further information about this entry please feel free to stop in or give us a call! Have great week everybody, and we will see you all next Tuesday! 

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