About Edward Fifield:
Edward Fifield was born January 22, 1748 in Kingston NH and died at age 83 on August 19, 1831 in Plainfield NH. He married Dorothy Sleeper circa 1768. He lived in Salisbury NH and then at Meriden, where he built a large frame house about 1/2 mile from Kimball Union Academy. He served with his brothers in the Revolutionary War. According to the History of Salisbury all twelve of his children were born there. Edward operated a tavern in Plainfield, which son Stephen took over just prior to his death, and son Perkey operated in 1847.
About the Edward Fifield Ledger collection:
The collection consists of 9 volumes of approximately 1200 pages detailing a variety of business transactions.
|f.1||December 1837. Six-page notebook headed “Memorandum.” Either an inventory of items in stock or to be obtained.|
|f.2||1843. 3×5 marbeled cover ledger. General store accounts.|
|f.3||1846. 3×5 120 page ledger. General store accounts.|
|f.4||1844-1856. Contains 100 pages. Horse and wagon records, oxen.|
|f.5||1847-1849. Contains 150 pages. Postage book.|
|f.6||1847-1849. Contains 197 pages. General store accounts.|
|f.7||1848-1859. Contains — pages. Farming records – weights of hay, manure, seedcorn, ploughing gardens, blacksmithing.|
|f.8||1844-1867. Contains 100 pages. Farming records – driving yearlings, pigs, barrels of cider, drawing dung, sapping, sawing shingles, shearing, splitting wood, and other general stores accounts.|
|f.1||1805-1816. Contains 280 pages. Postmaster, general stores & tavern, inn, ciderhouse, sawmill.|