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"Squire" Joseph Sawyer Account Book, 1843-1855(?)

Collection number: MS 198

Size: 1 item (0.10 cu.ft.)

About Squire Joseph Sawyer

Joseph “Squire” Sawyer was a farmer who lived in Piermont, New Hampshire. He had seven children with his wife Mary, six girls and one boy. In the town history of Piermont, 1764-1947, he was noted as a “substantial and influential citizen.”

About the Squire Joseph Sawyer Account Book

The account book has entries from November 6, 1843-October 1855. It is well organized, with expenditures and income categorized by business and/or individual. Sawyer’s business with individuals included money exchanges for goods and services, bartering and work/labor payments. He had business relationships with the Piermont Bridge Company, Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers Railroad (also referred to as the Extension Railroad) and the town of Piermont. It appears he obtained some of the timber that went into building of the first line of the Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers Railroad. This line, extending from White River Junction, Vermont to Bradford, Vermont, opened in the fall of 1848 and is still in use today.

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Preferred Citation

Squire Joseph Sawyer Account Book, 1843-1855, MS 198, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchased: Carmen D. Valentino, Nov. 14, 2005

One Response to ““Squire” Joseph Sawyer Account Book, 1843-1855(?)”

  1. Janet Joan Sawyer Says:

    Joseph & Mary Sawyer were my GGrandparents. I always knew we originated in Eng. and Joseph settled in New. Hamp. thru my Father. my grandfather was AnselSawyer, my grandmother was Sarah Jane Coombs My father was b. on Vinal haven , ME because my grandfather was a Granite worker; until he lost some fingers. Janet Sawyer Michel