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Cary, James: Records of the estate

 Collection — translation missing: en.enumerations.container_type.container: Manuscripts (not separately boxed) - 2
Identifier: MS 0023

Scope and Contents

The records of the estate of Capt. James Cary contain documents with detailed descriptions relating to the executor's and lawyers' role in the settlement. The records contain extensive inventories of Cary's real and personal property and their worth. Cary's debts and the debts owed to Cary are also recorded. The records contain both preliminary and final notes as to the division of these goods. His will is not included; the names of the heirs are learned from "Distribution of the estate" dated April 30, 1827. Cary's heirs were his widow Anna, his sons James Cary Jr. and Sanford Cary, his daughter Abigail Morse, and the heirs of his daughter Sarah Morse.

Dates

  • 1826-1827

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

Farmer. Born in Windham, Connecticut Nov. 27, 1750. Married "Abigail" Kingsbury Aug. 12, 1773. Died in 1826, probably in Windham. Had six children: Abigail, James Jr., Benaiah, Anna, Sanford and Sarah; Anna died in 1780, Benaiah died in 1808.

Extent

0.38 Linear Feet (9 folders containing 30 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Cary, James, 1750-1826; farmer; veteran. The records contain documents with detailed descriptions relating to the executor's and lawyers' role in the settlement; extensive inventories of Cary's real and personal property and their worth; and debts owed to and by the estate. His will is not included; the names of the heirs are learned from "Distribution of the estate" dated 30 April 1827.
Title
Records of the estate of Capt. James Cary, 1826-1827
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2003
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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