Guide to the John B. Swasey Estate Inventory, 1828
Collection number: MS 255
About John B. Swasey (1782-1828)
John B. Swasey was born in Meredith, New Hampshire in 1782. He married Alice Ladd of
Windham, New Hampshire in 1809. The couple had five children and lived in Meredith.
Swasey owned and ran a store from which he sold goods like foodstuffs, kettles and
dishes, and tools and knives. Swasey died in 1828 at the age of 45.
About the John B. Swasey Estate Inventory
This manuscript is of an inventory completed on the estate of John B. Swasey after
Swasey died in 1828. It was undertaken and completed by Parker Plumer, Daniel
Judler, and Bradbury Robinson and examined and witnessed by James Bartlett. It
contains information on items in the store owned by Swasey, including dry goods,
foodstuffs, farming equipment, and dishes; also included are household items such as
furniture and books, and the pew held by Swasey at the local meeting house.
Additionally, the inventory accounts for any notes and debts Swasey held to others
when he died.
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John B. Swasey Estate Inventory, 1828, MS 255, Milne
Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham,
Purchase: Carmen Valentino, August 2014 (Accession number: 2014.19)