Description"George S. Davis/Day Book/ From 1857 to 1862" Includes the following names: David Lofland, George A. Shockley, John Steel, Elias Shockley, Peter Calhoun, Jessy Jeffres, Thmas Jester, Smith Watson, John Watson, Nolton Watson, Isaac Cirwithen, Spicer Warren, Jacob Burton, Nehemiah Prettyman, Jacob Young, Jessy Grows, Joseph Young, George Hickman, Lemuel Draper, Nehemiah Holland, Phebe Daniel, Thomas Hill, Solomon Young, Josephus Messick, Ibe Davis, William Ponder, Stephen Ennis, George White, Jacob Watson, John Conwell, Sylvester Rust, Robert Hudson, William Pierce, James Burrows, William Holston, Philip Manlove, Peter Dickerson, William Vincent, Samuel Layton, Alfred Daniel, Jacob Cirwithen, Clement Holland, Frame Grows (?)Stephen Morris, Edith Young, James Darby, William Welch, James prettyjohn, Henry Adkins, Smith Watson, Iery Grows, John Denning, and many others. Account book records pay for work done on a daily basis, date of work, and what was accomplished. Occasionally it records transactions of good bought or sold. PP 1-61 cover the transactions at Cedar Creek; pp 62 ff-328 the work at Tamms Mills;turning the book over and reading from the back there are more extensive records beginning in 1858 regarding Milton real estate rentals, describing locations of houses & gardens being rented. This part of the book includes: "George S. Davis is my name/and Delaware is my station/Tamms Mills is my abiding place/and Christ is my salvation/ When this you see/remember me though/many a mile we distant be." Milton, ship building, women, African American, business
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