Record of Marks, Strays and Slaves
in the Village of Newburgh

(Which is the "right" ear of an animal, and which is the"left"? The drawing above appears in the margin of this book several times as a mnemonic for the clerk.)

Livestock Marks: Although within the bounds of the early Town and village of Newburgh animals were required to be confined (see Village and Town of Newburgh Records 1803-1838 for some of the livestock laws) fences did break and stock did wander. For this reason, most people marked their young sheep, cattle, and pigs in some way, so they could be identified and returned. Rather than branding, the community followed the practice of their English, Scotch, Welsh, and Irish forebears and used "earmarks,": usually slits, circles, or crops made to the animal's ear. These marks were usually registered with the town clerk as a central clearing house, and often passed on to sons and other relatives as an inheritance.

Strays: when a stray domestic animal was found the owner could not immediately be identified, it was kept in a community pound for a stipulated period of time. a description of the animal was entered with the clerk so that the owner of a missing animal could identify his property (and pay a fine for having let it roam).

Slaves: When New York abolished slavery, a "phasing out" procedure provided that children born to slaves after July 4, 1799 would be considered bound servants, rather than slaves, and become free at age 25 (females) or 28 (males). This in turn meant that a record of slave births had to be kept, and since this was a new idea (and since slavery was not particularly common in the area) the town clerk simply used the empty space in the back of his "Livestock Marks and Strays" book for the purpose. (An 1817 law freed all slaves born before July 4, 1799, as of July 4, 1827).

Furthermore, the law did not permit the freeing of a slave who could not support himself. This provision was intended to protect the aged and infirm (or, more accurately, to keep them from becoming a burden on the community). An owner who wanted to free a slave had to swear an affidavit that the slave was adult, healthy, and under the age of 45.

Stock Earmarks

1766

1833

1787

1835

1792

1837

Strays

1787

1830

 1814

1840

1815

1857

Slaves registered 1817-1860

Annistella [Belknap]

Jerry [Dubois]

Jane [Gidney]

Nance [Butterworth]

Jane [Case]

Franck [Butterworth]

July Ann [Case]

Isaac Robinson

Morris [Codington]

Susan [Butterworth]

Hiram [Case]

Eliza [Dubois]

Esibella [Dubois]

Henry [Dubois]

 Name Index

Original volume owned by Kevin Barrett
Newburgh City Historian 1997

Slaves will be found Enterd
By William Walsh Commencing
at Page 56 See Letter S 

Marks & Strays in fore part of this
Book Wm Walsh 

(This page is blank)

Slaves will be found for 1822 in the book Entered in page 56.

Page 1st Brought from Book No 2

The Earmarks of Cattle, Sheep, and
Hogs Belonging to Different People in the
Town of Newburgh commenced in Year 1766 
   William Robinson - A halfpenny The underside of the
Left Ear. Recorded March the 20th 1789 
   Jacob Johnston - Crop the left ear and a hole in the right
Recorded October 1787, made over to William Jennings
May 24th 1809 
   John Downs - a Crop off the Right Ear and a fork in
the crop -taking from Wm Hawkins mark (being Removed)
which was made to Hawkins in Aug 1782
(carryed to page 7 for Charles A Tucker
  Joseph Sherwood - a Crop off the under side of the
Ear and half penny under the Underside of the same
November 11th 1783 
  William Titus a Slitt in the off Ear, a hole in the
Near Ear and a half penny the underside of the
Same. Nov 14 1806 
  Danl Aldridge - a Slit in the near Ear July 28th 1787 
   Samuel Griggs - A hole in the off Ear and a Slitt
in the Near Ear. July 27th 1787 
  John Robinson - Crop the Right Ear a [l]atch In
under Side of the same and a halfpenny the
underside of the left ear September 25th 1787 
   David Belknap - Crop the left Ear a [l]atch the under
side of the right Ear September 25th 1787

 

 
  2d
    Joshua Goldsmith Crop the off Ear and a half crop
or Step the upper side of the Near Ear formerly Henry Elliot
mark October 4th 1787  
  Daniel Gilles cropp off the near Ear and a Step under
Side of the Same Apl 10th 1786  
  Silas Howell Crop of the off Ear and a halfpenny
under the Same, and a halfpenny the fore Side the near
Ear June 18th 1787  
  Auther Smith a halfpenny under the off ear &
a nick under the Halfpenny a nick under the Near Ear
Apl 1 1766  
  Joshua Concklin a hole in the right Ear and
a halfpenny the underside of the left Ear
his Brand EC on the left shoulder Apl 1st 1766  
  Jedediah Raymond a halfpenny under the
Right Ear and a hole in the Left Ear Apl 1 1766  
  Jonathan Corwin 2d a Slitt in each ear and
a happeny before each Ear Apl 1st 1766  
  Jonathan Hasbrouck a Crop of the left ear
and a happeny under the Same ear Apl 1 176[6]  
  Leonard Smith a Crop of the left ear and
a happeny under the Same and a Slit in the
Right Ear Apl 15th 1767  
  Reuben Tooker a Latch the under Side of the left
Ear May the 20th 1800  
  Charles Tooker a laatch the underside of the
Right Ear May 20th 1800

 
3  
carried to
[p]age 7  
Philip Boyd - a Crop of the left Ear a Step the
underside of the Right Ear May 29th 1804
[Si]las B Gardner 
  Burras Holmes a Crop off the left ear and a
happeny the upper side of the same ear -
Nov 21st 1804 
  George Hollet - a Crop off the Right ear and
a happeny a Slit in the Crop and a nick
the underside of the left ear June 1808 
  John Fowler - a happeny the uper side the
left ear and a happeny the under Side of the
Right Ear - Jan 21 1773 
carried to
page 6  
George Merritt a hole in the right ear 19th
March 1773
[ ]ly W cas
  William Smith - a crop of the Right ear and
a halfpenny the underside of the left ear
June [ ]1[st] 1803 
  Samuel Fowler - a halfpenny the fore
side of the off ear and a happeny the
underside of the Near Ear of the Near Ear
Apl 6 1778 
   John Shay - a crop off of the Near Ear
and happeny under the same and a Step of
the fore side of the off ear - May 5, 1778 
  Selah Reeve - a happeny the under and upper
Side of the Right Ear Oct 24 1785
Carried to page 7 Mathew W Hugh

4  
  Eleazar Gidney - a crop off the Right Ear and
a Slanting Crop off the underside of the left ear
May 21st 1781 
carried to
page 7  
Elnathan Foster - a halfpenny the under side
of the Right Ear - March 3, 1770
Henry L Purdy 
   Gabriele Merrit - a hole in the Right ear &
happeny under the Same ear - June 18th 1787 
  John Crowls - a Crop off the left ear and a
halfpenny the under Side of the Same ear and
Swallow fork in the Right Ear - his Brand I.C.
May 1773  
Isaac Belknap Senr A hole tho the
Left ear and Swallow fork in the Right Ear
this mark was his fathers and recorded in 1775
which was Given him in the Year 1795
  Atherton Smith - a Crop off the right ear &
a halfpenny on each side of the Same ear and
a halfpenny on the uperside of the left ear 1790 
  Samuel Fowler - a Slanting Crop in the
underside of the left ear and a halfpenny on
the fore side of the right Ear 1790 Apl 12th 
  Moses Higby a hole thro the left ear and
a happeny under the Right ear May 16 1790 
  Samuel Westlake a Strait crop off the
Near Ear with a Slit in Said Crop and Slit in
the off ear with a nick on the upper side close
to the head

5  
  Thomas McOllum - a hole in the right
Ear and a Step or half Moon cut out of the upper
side of the Left Ear Oct 29 1790 
  George Waller Crop of the Near ear and a
S[ ] in the Same and a halfpenny on
the upper side of the off ear - March 22, 1791 
   Derick Amerman - Crop of the Right
Ear a half and a half crop the under side of
the left ear Apl 20th 1791 
Carried
to page 13
George Stanton - two happenys under each
ear apr 20 1791
Peter Kay 
  William Stanton two happenys under Side
of the left ear a happenny the near side of the
Right ear June 2d 1792 
  Mosses Hanmore - a happeny the under
Side of each Ear and a Slit in the end of the
Right ear June 26th 1792 
  Timothy Wood a Crop of the left Ear and a
happeny under the same and a Slit in the
Right ear - Oct 19th 1792 
  John Garrit a half crop in uper side
of each ear and a happeny in the fore side
of the Near Ear Dec 31 1792 
  John Gidney a Swallow fork in each
Ear and happeny the under Side of
the Near Ear March 18th 1793 

  6
  John Thorne a Step the under side of the
Near ear and a happeny on each side of the
off Ear - May 15 1793 
  Zephaniah Birdsall - a Crop of the left
Ear formerely John Thwillings mark
May 15 1793  

Chancy Belknap - a Swallow fork in the Right
Ear June 1st 1793  
  Cornelius Wood - a crop off the Near ear
with a Slit in the Same June 24 1793 
  William Patton a crop of both ears and
a Slit in the near crop Jany 1 1794
   Elisha King A Slit in the Near Ear &
a nick the underside of the same
May 7th 1794 
1814   Henry Butterworth entered a Stray
Nov 1 Red Yearling Bull no marks visible 
1814
Dec 21  
Elisha King entred one Stray Ram markd
with a Swallow fork in the left ear and
penny uper and Lower Side of the wright
ear Decr 21st 1814 
  S G Wear A hole in the wright Ear
Taken from George Merritts mark Janury 51833

7

Marks
   
  Charles A Tooker A Crop off the Right ear and
a fork in the Crop (taken from John Downs Mark)
Entered May 13th 1815 

1815
May 30th  

Martin Olse Crop off the near Ear and a hole
in the Same 
1818
July 8th  
Mathew McHugh a half Penny on the upper
and under side of the right Ear
formerly Selah Reeve'

1818
July 27

 

Silas B Gardner A Crop of the Left Ear
a slit the under side of the Right Ear
Formerly Philip Boyd's Mark 
  Rensselaer Howell a Crop of the right
ear and a fork in the Crop taken from
Charles A Tookers Mark formerly
John Downs Mark Enterd
May 24th 1823
  Daniel Fowlers' Mark a happeny the upper side the left
ear and a happeny the under side the right ear May 29, 1824
formerly his fathers mark (John Fowler) 
  Henry S Purdy's mark a halfpenny the
under Side of the Right Ear Taken
from Elnathan Fosters mark
August 23th 1832 
March 22d
1833
Peter V B Fowler A Crop of the left Ear
and a halfpenny under the wright Ear

8

Strays
   
1815
Jany 11  
Daniel Homes Enter[ ] a Stray Brindle Steer
one Year old Marked with a Crop of the wright
Ear 
30   Benjamin Innis Entred a Light
Brindle heifer Two years old next Spring according
to his Judgment no natural mark or ear mark 
June 5   Jacob Westlake enterd a small
(Ewe) Sheep White a crop off the near Ear 
1816
July 5
  A Stray mare about Six Years old & about 15 hands
High Bright bay colour the off hind foot is White
that is all the Natural marks about the mare
Thomas Carman 
1816
Nov 30
Entrd three Stayed cattle Judged to be one
year old Two Brown and the other Brindle
Markd with a halfpenny under the right
Ear and a half penny on the upper side
of the Left Gabriel Anderson  
Nov 1 1816   cattle came to the Enclosure of the
Subscriber 
Nov 1   Alexander Ross Esq
Two Stray Sheep Ewes white marked with
a Slit on the Left ear and two notches in the under
side of the right 
  Nov 1 John Milburn
One Stray Sheep White marked with a crop off
the Left Ear and Slit in the Same and a Slit
in the Right ear 

9

Strays
   Entered Small brown cow a Stray
on the 28 day of November 1816
Supposed to be four Year old
Saml Weed Junr 
  1817
  Sep 10  
  A Yearling heafer has broke in my
enclosure has a Crop of the right
ear and Swallow fork of the left
Color Red and wight
Gilbert R Crisey 
  1818
  March 7  

On the fourteenth day of October last
came into my Inclosure a Black
One Year old Bull without any Natural
mark or Artificiall. I Gave notic
at the time to my neighbours of said
Bull being in my Inclosure and
after some time Mr James [Morriton]
I heard had lost a bull of that description
I then took him word I had it in
my possession and wished him to him
away
Paul Sherman
a true Coppy
   I Belknap Town
Clerk 

Newburgh Oct 20th 1818 10
  Nov 14th
  1818  
Came into my Enclosure a calf of 6 Months
old [ ] back red Sides no Mark at all
David W Gidney
a True Copy
R H Reeve T. C. 
  Dec 4th
  1818
Came into my Enclosure on or about the 5th
of Sept Last a red Hiefer Calf about Six
Months old. No Mark
a True Copy John S. Tremper
R. H. Reeve T. C. 
  1818
  Decr15  
A Stray two year old Heifer Broke into the
Enclosure of Isaac Cripsey Some time in the
month of August last. She is a dark brown
with some white on the upper Part of her
forhead white her belly and the end of
her Tail She has an Ear Mark - with a
halfpenny cut out of the under part of her right
ear near the Tip end any Person can have
her by Proving Property and paying charges
a True Copy Isaac Cripsey
R.H. Reeves T.C. &
Chauncy Belknap 
  1819
  Janry
  27
Came Into my Enclosure on or about the 16 day
of October last two calves about six months
old the one a heifer - Red and [Bauh]. The
other a Steer Brindle no Marks
Isaac B Blauvelt
a True Copy
R.H. Reeve T. C.

  11 Strays
  1814
  Sept 5th  
 

John Winfield entered a Stray horse
of a dark Brown colour about 10 years
old, no mark except a white Spot under
the Saddle 

  Newburgh Feb 17th 1819
Came into my Enclosure Sometime in December
last a Ram Marked with a half Penny
on the Top of the Near Ear a slit on the
under side of the Same and a Slit in the
end of the off Ear
Solomon Thorne
a True Copy
R.H. Reeve T. C. 
  1819
  Feby
  20th
  Came into my Enclosure Some time in
July 1818 a Sheep marked with in
the near ear with a slit in the end
Mathew Cropsey
R. H. Reeve T. C. 
  1819
  July
  21st
  Came into my enclosure on or about the 1st
of June 1819 a Red cow with some White
about her Geo Gardner
R. H. Reeve T. C. 
  1821
  April 14  
Stray
Came into the enclosure of the Subscriber in the town
of Newburgh Some time in March last a
brown two year old hiefer a crop on the Near
Ear A Description has been entered on the town
Book
Elnathan Foster
Wm Walsh T Clerk

  1821   12  
  May 1st   Came into my inclosure a spotted Sow
Some time in Dcember or January last
Which has had four pigs since No Ear
Mark that I can Discover
W Walsh George Monell
TC 
  1821
  November 9
Came into my inclosure some time in
the Month of June 1821 a red Steer White
Bella Near Leg white one year old
past William Walsh
Wm Walsh
T.C.
 

Come in my inclosure 21st of March 1822

  1822
  April 24  
Came into my inclosure 21st of April 1822
a white fair Cow white on the Belly
about Six Years old
Edmond Conklin
  William Walsh
  T Clerk
  
  1822
  Nov 20  
Came in my Enclosure 1st of August 1822 a
deepe Red Yearlin with Small White Spot
Between the Legs David B Gardner 
  1822
  Dec 26  
Came in to my inclosure on or about
the 20th of October 1822 a Red two year
old heiffer with a Slit in Each ear
William L Smith

13
1823
Nov 15
Came into the inclosure of the subscriber about
the first of November a pale red and white
cow hind feet & legs and Belly White
four feet white a white stripe acrost
the shoulders and hip has been galed
on the left hip a small white spot
on the fore head the tips of the horns
sawd off supposed to be about sevin
years of Newburgh November 15. 1823
Moses Tuthill
Wm Walsh T Clerk
1823
Nov 1st  
Taken up by the subscriber a pair of
oxen marked as follows two slits in the
right ear of one crop and two half pennys
in the left ear of the other one one black
with a white face the other a Dark brown
with part of his face white his back white
part of the way both some white on their
Belly both large horns
George Westlake, Senr

Wm Walsh, T.C.

 
   Peter Kay two half pennys under
Each Ear taken from George Stantons
May 11th 1833
   Jesse Seelys mark two happynies under the left
Ear November 7 - 1833

 

14
1823
Dec 13  
 Came into my inclosure December 13th
1823 four Yearlings two stears and two
heifers with a Crop off the Left ear &
each a half penny one Steer Red & White
Spotted the other Red with on white face the
Belly & White in the face one hieffer
Red with a White face & White in the flank
one ditto with a Brockelface & white on
the Belly one Spot on the thigh
John Ch Graham
Wm Walsh
T Clerk  
1823
Dec 24  
Came into my inclosure on or about
the first of December 1823 a two Year old
Stear Black with White under the Belly
no Ear mark lives on the Nivin farm
Abraham Baker
  I hereby certify that there came to my house on or about the
15th August a year old Heifer red with a white face & Belly
and the end of her tail, both hind Legs White
October 23. 1824 Henry Snider
   I hereby certify that there came to my farm on or about the 21st
day of November a Red coloured cow with a white face
a little white on her back, hind legs white, white horns, about
Six years old and appear to be with calf
  

his
Charles + Magin
mark

  
  MS

15
Came into my enclosure on or about the frist day of December
instant two Heifers one year old last Spring to wit one
Heifer Red with a white face no ear mark
one Heifer Red white stripe on the back, white under the
belly. two notches on one of her ears. Dec 16. 1824

(signed

Thomas McColam

Came into my enclosure on or about
the 18th day of December
last a Heifer calf about six or seven months old red
color, white Stripe on the back, white belly, red face
no mark
January 7, 1825

(SignedHamilton Johnston

  Came into my enclosure on or before the fifteenth of
November four Sheep two of which are between are
between nine and twelve months old, the other two between
three and six years old, two of them have a hole and
half penny in each year, one of them has a slit in the
right ear and a hole in the left, the other has a hole
the right ear, they are all white
Newburgh January 11. 1825 signed

Witness
Isaac N Seymour

his
James ? Stephenson
mark

  came into my enclousre on or about the first of
May last, a Red Heifer, white face, crop off the
left ear, about two years old last spring
NewBurgh August 20th 1825 Signed
Edmund Sauxay, T Clerk James Bushfield Junr
  came into my enclosure on or before
the 31st day of October 1825 a Red Heifer wide sett
Horns end of the tail white
signed John Fitzpatrick
  Edmund Sauxay, Town Clerk   

  16
  Came into my enclosure on the 24th day of
November 1825 A dark red Heifer two years
old no ear mark nor any other mark
   E Sauxay
TC

  Decr 6th 1825

(Signed)
Jonathan Gidney

  Came into my enclosure about the middle
od December last two yearlings one dark brindle
some white in the face not marked and one
Redish brindle some white on the brisket
crop off left ear & halfpenny under it
  E Sauxay TC  

(Signed)
Rensalear Howell

   came into my enclosure about first of Novr
1825 a spring Heifer Red Sides back white
   E Sauxay Town Clerk  

his
Thomas V Sloan
mark

  Came into my enclosure about the 1st day
of April 1826 a two year old Heifer Red brind[le]
sides white Belly lined back & speckled [ ]
no mark
  April 16th 1826  

(signed)
John Galloway

  E Sauxay Town Clerk  
  came into my enclosure on or about the
first day of April inst a 1/2 blood Merino sheep
from 2 to 4 years old a dull Black mark
on the right side as if it had been a V no
other mark
   NewBurgh April 29th 1826

(Signed)
W Monell

  E Sauxay T Clerk
1826   Nov 16 Recd from Mr
Monell $1 Balance after
paying for Keeping the
Said Sheep to the first of
last August
   

E Sauxay

17
  Came into my enclosure on or about
the 26th day of June 1826 three stray
milch Cows - one black, one dark and
one light brindle
(signed)
NewBurgh June 30th 1826 James Greer
  E Sauxay Town Clerk  
  came into my enclosure on or about
the 1st of September a Cow 12 or 14 years
Old of a dun colour common size horns
sawed off at the ends & is farrow
dated Oct 2 1826 (signed)
Alexd C Wiggins
  E Sauxay
  Town Clerk
 
  came into my enclosure on or about the
1st day of November a Red & White spotted
Cow - is [ ] large Star in her face - Short Tail - tip
or Tips of her horns
NewBurgh Nov 13th 1826
(Signed)
   E. Sauxay
  T Clerk

his
James + Decker
Mark

  Came into my enclosure on or about
the middle of October a Spring calf, Black
sides, white Belly, lined back,
Dated NewBurgh Dec 15th 1826
Signed
Jacob Westlake

 

E Sauxay TC

came into the enclosure of William Maxwell
on or about the first of September two calfs about
8 months old white & red spotted
Dated July 2 1827 (Signed)
William Maxwell
  came into my enclosure on or about
the first day of May a yearling Heifer
Red sides, white belly, white spot in her
face
Dated Jany 10th 1827 Joseph Hartshorn
  came into my enclosure on the 10th
day of January 1827 a last spring Heifer calf, Red,
white Spot on forehead, hind feet red & White
White Spot on Romp
Dated NewBurgh Jany 13.1827
  

his
Ma[nlon] D+ McVagh
mark

  came into my enclosure on or about
the first of November one sheep no part-
icular mark
Dated NewBurgh Feby 20.1827
  

his
Peter + FitzPatrick
mark

  Broke into my enclosure on or about
the middle of Sept a Red heifer one year
old or past no mark
NewBurgh Nov 17 1827 Signed Daniel Gidney
E Sauxay
TC
  

19
Came into my enclosure on or about
the middle of august a Black Heifer one
year old or past no mark
NewBurgh Nov 23 1827
John C McCollam  
E Sauxay
TC
  came into my enclosure abut the 25th
of September a Red Heifer a year old last spring a small
white spot on one side
south Brewhouse
NewBurgh Nov 26th 1827 John Graenfield
  E Sauxay TC  
  E Sauxay TC came into my enclosure on or about the
10th of Dec two 2 year old heifers 1 Red
crop off the right Ear - 1 Brown with some
white under her belly - Also two do 1
year old or past one line back with red
sides and the other Red with White belly
Dated NewBurgh Decr 26 1827
Signed Benjamin Stanton
  came into my enclosure on or about
the first day of November a Black Bull
about 2 years old no particular mark
Dated NewBurgh Feby 20th 1828
James Prysell
Edmund Sauxay
Town Clerk
  

  20
  E Sauxay TC Came into my enclosure on or bout the
27th day February an Ox with brown mixed
sides and White back in good order
NewBurgh March 3rd 1828
George M. Grunfield
  E Sauxay TC came into my enclosure on or about the 3rd
of March a Stray cow a dun Coloured Cow with
Black legs crooked hornes
NewBurgh March 11th 1828
Francis Boyd
  

came into my enclosure on or about the
10th of december 1828

  came into my enclosure on or about the
1st of November 1828 a Red Cow about 10 or 12
yeard old a notch cut out the right Ear
NewBurgh Decr 10 1828
Signed
Ransom King
E Sauxay TC  
  came into my enclosure on or about
the 5 of Jany a yellow Brindle Cow about
11 yars old large horns (large Cow) white Tail
NewBurgh Jany 27th 1829
francis Iremonger
E Sauxay TC  

   came into my inclosure on or about
the 1st of November a Red Heifer two
years old last spring a mark on the left
Ear
NewBurgh Nov 5th 1829
Wm Traphagen
  came into my enclosure on or before
the 30th day of November a Bay Mare
between three and four years old a white
Star in her forehead and a White hind
foot James Waring
  came into my enclosure on or aboaut the
last of July a Brindle Bull about two years old
dated Sept 2 1830
Signed William Maxwell
E Sauxay TC  
  came into my enclosure on or about
the first of September two heifer calfs
the one a brindle the other Black with
lined back, white tail, hind legs & face
and Black ears
NewBurgh
Nov 9 1830 Signed Silas Woodruff
E Sauxay TC  

  22  
  Came into my enclosure in October 1830
Eight hogs no marks but much torn by
the Dogs
NewBurgh Novr 8, 1830
Signed [signature cut from page]
   E Sauxay
T Clerk
  came into my enclosure on or about
the 6th of Decr three young Creatures
about one year old last spring two
Stears one dun with some little
white about it two notches on the
left ear one brindle Stear some white
on the face and under the belly one
heifer black and white spotted
NewBurgh December 11 1830
   Abraham
Signed John Baker
E Sauxay
TC
 
  came into my enclosure about the
1st of October a three year old Red Heifer
with lage Horns
Dec 11th 1830 Signed Danl Brundidge
  came into my enclosure on or about the
1st December 5 Calves 3 Steers without horns
with a bell 2 heifers a year old last
spring 1 steer Red & Black 1 heifer Steer
Black sides & lined back other 2 Red &
White
NewBurgh Decr 13, 1830
Jacob Gillies
ES T Clerk  

23 came into my enclosure on the 24th
of November a Brindle Cow with a White
face except a brindle spot or 3 or 4 inches
white between the forelegs & under the
body the end of the right ear cut with
[cut out] a strip cut of the left ear
The underside & cut square off giving
milk out of only three Teats and is
at present a new Milch Cow
Signed John Mains
E Sauxay
T Cleark

Decr 1 1830

E Sauxay
T Clerk   
came into my enclosure about
the 1 Decr a Red Ox with white face
about five years old
Signed Jonn Pine
Dec 16th 1830
  came into my enclosure on or about
the 28th of Decr a bridle Cow white face
and back and tail about 10 years old
Janry 4th 1831 Jonathan Gidney
  came into my enclosure on or
about the 3rd of December 2 heifers
1 year old last spring one red with
white face, the other Red with white
spots on the left side
Janry 18th 1831
Signed Agnus McDowell

    

24

came into my enclosure on or
about the 15 Novr a brown Heifer
2 year old next spring 4 white feet
& white flank, a white spot between
the horns
NewBurgh Janry 20 1831
David Brown
  came into my enclosure about
the 12th day of March a White Pig
about six months old curled back
short tail a she male
NewBurgh April 14th 1830
JS [ ] O Sacket
  came into my enclosure on or about
the 20th Oct a dark brindle Cow about nine
years old white in the flanks horns
[ ]ns a little B[ar]k supposed to
be with calf
NewBurgh Nov 3rd 1831
George Sneed
  came into my enclosure on or about
the 17th of August last a dark Red Heifer
a little white under the belly one year
old past & a little white above her flank
NewBurgh Nov 3 1831 Eli Hasbrouck

25   Came into my enclosure on or about
the 8 of November three Heifers
one Red white face one Red without
Horns and one White & Red
NewBurg signed Hosea Brown
Nov 18. 1831
ES TClerk  
   Came into my enclosure about the 11th
day of October a small year old heifer Brindle
with some on her forehead, a little white on
her underjaw and some white under her
belly Signed J W Crowell
  E Sauxay
  Town Cleark  
Novr 19th 1831
  came into my enclosure on or about
the last of July a Red calf quite small
no marks
John Vernol
Nov 22, 1831
E Sauxay TC  
  came into my enclosure on or about the
20 October 7 Seven Sheep 1 Black Sheep
5 of them are Lambs some with left
Ear Cropped, was a red mark ID on some
of them John Robinson Jr
Nov 31 1831
ES TClerk  
  Came into my enclosure about the first of
November two Sheep a crop of the left ear
a slit on the right ear with a mark
under
Dcember 13th 1831 Benjamin Westlake
E Sanxay
Town Clerk
  

    26
  Came into my enclosure on or
about the first of august 1832
a Hog a Large white Sow
with a crop off the left ear
NewBurgh Sam Bond Jr
Wm Butterworth Town Clerk
  Came in to my inclosure on Fryday
last A Large White Sow with a
Short tail Sept 24th 1832
Robert Simpson
  Came in to my inclosiers on the first
of Nov 1832 A last Spring calf all red
Dated this 2nd Day of November 1832
Daniel Gidney
  Came into my inclosiers on the 3 day
of December inst 1832 two year olds Heiffers
part Dark Brown with a Star in
his face and Some white under her
belly - 1 pale Red with a line back.
Dec 7th 1832 Daniel Gidney
   Come in to my inclosiers about the first
of Nov Last 3 last Spring Calves
  Come in to my inclosiers about
the Middle of July 1833 A Red
year old Heiffer with some white
on the face and under the belly

  27   Come in to my inclosier on
or about the 15th day of Sept 1833
A Large White Sow
Sept 18th 1833 James Willson
  Come in to my Inclosiers on the first
of Nov 1833 A Red Cow with some white
Spots on her rump about 4 years old
Jonthan Pine
   Wm Butterworth
  Town Clerk
Come into my enclosure
on the 8 January instant a
Brown horse considerably
advanced in years - thin in
flesh - hogd Mane & square
Rack - E. A. Beckwith
  Samuel Dixons Mark One ear
Cut Square off with a hole in it the
left Ear with a slit in it, March 3d
1834
  Come in to my inclotiers on
or about the 12th day of March
inst a Yellow Cow white belly about 12
or 14 years old near Calvin
March 17th 1834 Jonathan Gidney
  Come in to my inclotiers on
or about the Last of March A Red and
White Cow with a crop off her left
Ear Joseph C Owen
April 3d 1834

   

28

  Come in to my Inclosiers on the
7th day of apl 1834 A Grey Mare with foal
Cornelius L Waring
Apl 10th 1834
  Come in to the iinclosiers of the
[Brewry] on the 12th day of June 1834
A Sow & 8 Pigs the sow has her tail about
half cut off the is a spotted Black & White
for Sam Beveragide
June 17 1834 Jerogmiah Rodgers

Returned to its Owner

 
  Come in tomy inclosier on 28 day
of August 1834 A Chesnut Sorril Horse
about twelve years old with two white
hind feet and a Small white spot on the
right hip beside a Small white strip in
the forehead Leonard William
August 30 1834
  Come into to the inclosier of Nicholas Cook
on the Farm belonging to Ann Cook on
the 25 day of August A Red Bull Supposed
to be two years old with a line back white tail
and some white on the legs and bally
Sept 4th 1834 Nicholas Cook
  Came in to my inclotiers on or abut the
first day of Oct 1834 A yearlein Brindle
Heaffer with her tail cut off a little above
the brush John Carman
  Come in my inclotiers on the first of
Sept A two year old Black Heiffer with a
Small piece off the wright Ear
Nov 11th 1834 Wm D Traphagen

  29 Come in to my inclotiers on or about
the first of November A Last Springs
Calf of brindle Couler
Newburgh Nov 15th 1834 James [Krissell]
  Came in to my inclotiers on or about
the Middle of Oct 1834 A Red & White
Heiffer Peter Redmond
December 3d 1834
  Came into the inclosures of on the
10th inst a light red cow. tips
of the horns sawed off ear [ ]ed ra[ ]
White about the head, about nine
years old - Nov 17, 1834
E A Beckwith
  Strayed about the 20th of December 1834
from the inclotiers of Martha Gillis A Dark
Red Heiffer of the devonsheer Breed
Jany 3d 1835 Martha Gillis
  Benjamin Waits Mark two Slits on the end
of the right Ear Recorded Februery 25th 1835

   

30

  Simonson
  Town clerk
Come into my Enclosures on or about
the 12th or 14th of August 2 Ewes & 1 Ram
Marked S on the left shoulder
NewBurgh Augt 26th 1835
Wm McCloy
  Come into my Enclosur on or about
the Twentieth of August, one Red cow
without Horns with a white spot on
her Bag
Sept 2nd 1835 Daniel Merritt
  Come in to my Enclosur on or about the twentieth
of August Last a spottee Hog about ten weeks
old
NewBurgh Sept 4th 1835 Robt Simpson
  Come into my Enclosurs on the twenty
second of September one cow Red &
White. Horns. Boar[ ] & Short tail about
eight years old
NewBurgh Sept 28th 1835
George [ ]
  Come in to my enclosur Some time in
September a Two year old Heifer
all Red Charles D Griffen
NewBurgh Nov 6th 1835
  Come into my enclosier four head of cattle
Some tiem in october 3 of same with linebacks
and one red each ear cut and a notch of
the under part Yearing cattle
NewBurgh Nov 26th 1835
George Mullenix

31 Come into my Enclosur Some time
in November one light Red Heifier with
a few white h[ ]s between her horns and white
on both hips
NewBurgh Dec 1st 1835
Thomas Perkins
  Came to into my enclosure the fore part
of Nov one White & red Spotted Cow 9 or
10 years old one horn a little less than the
other & farrow or dry
NewBurgh Dec 11th 1835
Charles Howell
  Come into my Enclosur about the
thirtieth day of May 1836 a Brown
cow about three years old
NewBurgh [June] 6th 1836
 

his
William + Calligan
mark

  Come into my Enclosur on the
24th day of June 1836 a red cow [a cups]
a white spot on each flank and a
white spot in her firhead and white on
one side near the shoulder one [ ]pt Horn
NewBurgh 27th June 1836
Robert G Lockwood
  Come into my enclosur one [ ]
Hog all white on the 26th August
1836
NewBurgh Augt 29th 1836
Wm Beck
one mile West of the
Powder Mills

  Come in to my enclosier on the first of
Sept one fat cow dark red with
Lin back
Peter T McGaw
out at Gardner Town
NewBurgh Sept 5th 1836

32

  Came into the inclosur of the
Subscribe between the 24th & 30 Sept
a white barrow hog
Newburgh 2 [ ] 1836
E A B[ec]k[wi]th
  Came to my inclosure on the fifteenth
of November one red Heifer about two
years old a star on her forehead two white
spots on her  
    John ? Hacket
  NewBurgh Dec 16, 1836 Limestone Hill   His mark
  Come into my Enclosier on or about
the 20th of May 1836 one light
Brindle Calf with one white spot
in the forard and a little white on
on leg Leonard Williams
NewBurgh May 28th 1839
  Come in to my enclosier on or
about 20th March 1837 one yearling
Heifier of a red Colour and a
White Belly
March 27th 1837 Saml Tittle
Lime stone Hill

33   come in to the Enclosure of the
Subriber on or about the 10th of December
last past a party Coloured Ox that is
to Say red black and White about
five years old
Dated April 27th 1837
B.D. & D. D. Paraner
  Came into my enclosure on the 10th Inst
a Dark Brown cow about 12 Years old
the tips of her horns crook[d] back
Newburgh 24th May 1837
William Hamill
Lime Stone Hill
  Samuel Miller, Mark
Two nicks in the underside of the
left ear and a slit in the end
dated 1st June 1837
  Came into my enclosure about
the 29th June last - A White Pig
about 4 mos old with 3 Black spots
under the left ear & one on its Right side
two on its Rump Short Tail
Newburgh 18th July 1837
John Camp
Bell
Near Aaron Noyes

  Came into my inclosure about the first of
[July] inst - a white sow with three Pigs a few
days old
Newburgh 19th July 1837
Stewart Kelly
34
  Came into my enclosure about the 24th
of October a two year old Red Brindle Heifer
Newburgh 15th November 1837
Peter Hanmore
  Came into my enclosure on the 13th
Instant seven merino Sheep markd
with letter B on the side and a straight
red Mark on the rump
Newburgh 18th December 1837
Christopher Russell
  Came into my enclosure on the 24th may inst
one dark Brown cow with white spot
on her Back and one on her Belly about 3 Yrs old
Newburgh 26th May 1838
Aaron B Gardner
  Came Into my enclosure on the 25th
Inst a Dark Chesnut Colourd Bull
about Two Year Old
Newburgh 20th July 1838 Peter Tyler
  Came into my enclosure on the 28th Inst a
Red cow with one horn broken off and
the other lopped
Newburgh 31st July 1838 Peter Tyler

35   Came into my enclosure about the first 10th
of August inst a light dun Bull
Year Old past no ear mark
Newburgh 15th August 1838
George Shay
Gardner Towne 
  Came into my inclosure on the 17th
Inst a Red Bull Calf with white
face about 6 mos old
Newburgh 22nd August 1838
William Fleming
one mile from Bulls Head
Gardner Town
  Came into my inclosure on Friday
night - last - A White sow with
the tips of both ears cut off has had
pigs since she came
Newburgh 27th August 1838
John Hunter
High Street 
  Came into my enclosure on the 7th Inst
a Dun Cow about 8 or 9 year old
9th October 1838 Daniel Gidney
  Came into my enclosure about
the 20th september a white Shote about
Four months old
Newburgh 19th November 1838
Nehemiah Andrews
on the farm of Chas. Howell
near the Turnpike Gate

  Came into my enclosure
a red cow with white belly & White
face
newburgh 3rd December 1838
Samuel Blair 
36
  Came into my enclosure on the 22nd
Inst a Red & White Cow with a bull
caff of the same colour Cow about
eleven years old
Newburgh 31st July 1839 John Greenfield
near new mills 
  Came into my enclosure about
ten days since a white sow Pig
about two months old
3rd October 1839 Satting Carpenter 
  Came into my enclosure about the
first of June last a Red Heifer
calf about 4 weeks old with a white
Spot in her forehead
Newburgh 9th October 1839
James Banks Jr
  Came into my enclosure about 3
weeks Since a white Sow Pig about
6 mos old without mark
Newburgh 1st May 1840
Francis Wilson

37   Strayed from the enclosuer of
Isaac H. Jones about the
middle of April last a two year
old heifer, Red with horns a
little crumpled
Newburgh 6th October 1840
Isaac H. Jones 
 

Came into my enclosure on the
4th Inst a Large 

  Came into my enclosure on the 15th
Inst a yellow Red Beef Cow with
white strips across Hips & flank
about 10 or 12 years old
Newburgh 16th Dec 1840
Robert L Gardiner
New Mills
  Came into my enclosure on the 10th Inst
a Black pig about 40 to 50 pounds weight
Newburgh 20 January 1841
Sam Corwine
Middlehope 
  Came into my enclosure on Tuesday
last a Red Yearling heifer
Newburgh 21st May 1841
Francis Wilson

   Came into my enclosure on Monday
last a bay Horse Mare with a
White spot on the back (supposed to be
[from] wear of saddle) & scar on back
of the head. Newburgh 19th June 1841
Stephen Bedford 

38

    Came into my Enclosure on Sunday
last 29th Inst a Spotted Cow
about 4 years old
Newburgh 31st august 1841
his
Isaac + Fowler
mark
Came Into my enclosure on the
10th Inst Two Sheep
Newburgh 16th Sept 1841
Denton G Hartshorn[e] 
  Came into my enclosure about the 10th
Inst a yellow heiffer with star on
the forehead. Newburgh 25th Sept 1841
Michael Doyle
New Mills

39   Came into my enclosier about
Thirteenth November a brindle
steer a year old
Newburgh 17th Nov 1841
David H. Sut[ton]
Near Rosville 
  Came into my Enclosure a black
heifer about 11/2 years old with
star on her forehead & White flanks
Newburgh 24th Novr 1841
James Ellis
near Gardnertown
  Came into my Enclosure a white
Barrow hog about a year old last
Spring
Newburgh 6th December 1841
Garet Rad[icer]
Rocky Forest
Tavern

  40
 

Cam
Came into my enclosure about 3 months
since a Large spotted Berkshire
Boar about 2 year old
Newburgh 1st August 1842
James Hobbrow
at Fowler Factory

  Came into my enclosure about the 15th
June last a black Shote (berkshire)
with white spots on his forehead
about two months old
Newburgh 1st November 1842
Michael Dobbs 
  Came into my enclosure about 3 weeks
Since a red heifer with white spot on
the right flank about 11/2 years old
Newburgh 16th December 1842
Peter Terry
Middlehope

41   Came into my enclosure this day [ ] [ ]
Lambs Without marks
Newburgh 28th July 1843
John Carman 
  Came into my enclosure on the
20th Inst Nine horned Cattle
all red Newburgh 23rd august 1843
Moses Wilson 
   Came into my enclosure on the
20th August last one Yew and
one lamb (Yew Hoppled)
Newburgh 30th September 1843
Joseph Chadborn
Near Mr Barrett

  Came into my enclosure on Tuesday 28th Inst
a dark Red Heifer about one and a half
Years old. Newburgh 29th November 1843
Daniel Thorne
Middlehope
 

42

  Came into my Enclosure on the first
of October last a Two year old
heifer
Newburgh 4th December 1843
Daniel Wilson
Balmville 
  Came into my enclosure on the 6th Inst
a Red cow with white Spots on her
head & flank about 6 years old
Newburgh 9th January 1844
Isaac Clayton
Poor House lot 
   Came into my enclosure on the 17th Inst
a white Sow about 8 months old
Newburgh 18th January 1844
John Kelly
near Hales Mills

43   Came into my enclosure on the 26th
Inst a dark Bay Mare about 8 or 9
Years old from 14 to 15 Hands High
Long Mane & Tail Newburgh 28th May 1844
Stephen F Underhill
Rockey Forest 
  Came into my Enclosure on the 23rd Inst
a Barrow Pig about 2 months old
(White) Newburgh 25th July 1844
Wm Hardenburgh
Gidney's Mills 
  Came into my Enclosure on the 19th Inst
a light Bay horse with white strip
on the forehead all the feet white
short tail about 14 year old
Newburgh 20th Sept 1844
Isaac Shay 
  Came into my enclosure about six
weeks since a yearlin Heifer, Red
with white under the belly
Newburgh 26th November 1844
Charles Griffin

  Came into my Enclosure about 4 days since a
Buck sheep Large size
Newburgh 29th November 1844
Benjamin Stanton
Gardner Town 

44

  Came into my enclosure on the 29
of November last a Red Steer about
3 Year old with white on belly
Newburgh 6th Dec 1844
Gilbert Holmes
Middlehope 
  Came into my Enclosure about 2 months
Since a Dark red Heifer year old
past Newburgh 9th January 1845
Isaac Vernoe
Rockey Forest 
  Came into my enclosure on Thursday 13th
Inst a Deep Red Steer about 3 Years old
White in the face and under the Belly Short
horns Dated Newburgh 15th February 1845
I [W] Crowell
Rockey Forest 
  Came into my Enclosure about the 1st
October Inst a Two year old Heifer Pied
with two Slits in the left Ear
Newburgh 27th October 1845
Timothy Oakley

45   Came into my enclosure a Red cow
about 8 or nine years old came in
on the 22 Inst
Newburgh 29th October 1845
P[edrac] Han[ig]on 
  Came into my Enclosure in august
last an Old Brindle Cow with looped
horns, Ends sawed off Starr in the forehead
Newburgh 9th au 1846
Nicholas Bergen
Near 11th Dist School H 
  Came into my enclosure about the 1st July
a White Bear Hog about 5 months old
Newburgh 20th July 1846
Saml Frazer
Near the Powder Mills
on Wm C Beatty farm 
  Came into my Enclosure on thursday last
a Red Cow about 6 years old & fat
Newburgh 28th Feb 1848
[ ] Hanna
about 3 miles on cochecton
turnpike 
  Came into my enclosure on Monday the first of
sept 1850 a Red Bull Calf marked on
the hip with shea[vs]
Mosses Wilson
Newburgh Sept 10th 1850 on the old Westlake Farm

  Came into my enclosoure on the first
of September last Two spring Calves one
entirely Red the other Red & white and
both Heffers Leander Gillespie
Near Powelton House
Newburgh Septem 8th 1850 
46
  Came into my enclosure about the 12th day of April
1851 a Sucking Pig about four Weeks old
Mary Fitzpatrick
Gardnertown road one house off
the Turnpike road 
  Came into my Enclosure on the first
of August Inst, a dark brindle cow with
nubs on her horns
Moses Wilson
Newburgh August 5th 1851 
  Came into my Enclosier Sunday the 17th day of August
1851 A dark Red Cow on the Lomas farm near
Lime Stone Hill Richard Dixson
Newburgh Aug 18th 1851 
  Came into my enclosure on Wednesday the 3d
of September a dun calf rather light
nearly opposite the Steam Mills
Newburgh Sept 3d 1850
John Henderson 
  Came into my enclosur in the month
of May 1851 one light Red Heifer
[I R] Carpenter

 47   Found astray near my premises one grey cow
top sawed off of her horns also one calf white
with Red on both Ears
Dated Sept 30th 1851
Samuel McCoy
House opposite Mr Phinneys Newburgh 
  Came into my Enclosure about the 1st of
Sept 1851 a dark Red Steer with a mark
on the right ear. Ebenezer S Stephens
Rocky Forest about three
miles northwest of Andrew Sniders 
  Came into my enclosure
Sept 23, 1851 One Red
Heifer Newburgh
I R Carpenter 
  Came into my Enclosier the 15th day of Nov
1851 2 Red Heiffers about 1 Year old
George Snide
Dated Newburgh Nov 26th 1851 
  Came into my enclosure about the 20 Dec
a White Wether
Dated Newburgh Dec 29th 1851 Jas Cornish 
  Picked up near my premises about the 22d
of July 1852 a Whether Lamb marked with a
Hapenny under the right ear (near White's
turning Shops)
Simeon Pine

 

48

Came into My Enclosure on
the 28th Octr 1852. Two Red
Steers I.R. Carpenter 

  Came into my Enclosier on the 3d day of Jan
Last a [s]eed pig all White. About Six Months old
I live at the North End of Montgomery Street New
Burgh Jan 5th 1853 his

Samuel Mc ? Caw
mark

  Came into the encloser of David D Leon on the
third of march inst a one year old Heifer (Red
slightly tinged with white)
Dated March 5th 1853 N Deyo 
  Came into my enclosure April 28th 1853
a red cow with brass Knobs on her horns in
Poor condition James K Taggert
near No 5 Engine house 
  came into the enclosure 27 Aug 1853 of John Greenfield
A Red Cow about seven or Eight years
old John Greenfield
At New Mills 
  Came into my shed 13 day of Oct Last
1853 a bay Mare 3 White feet Star in the
forehead in Colden Street
A D Gridley 
  came into the enclosure of the subscriber
on the nineteenth of November 1853 Six yearling
Hiefers Red & White, one is marked White with red
Ears. One Black with white belly. making in all
Eight J R Carpenter

  49 Came into my enclosure in the latter part of
April last a Brindle cow
Dated May 8th 1854
Rensselaer Howell 
  came into my enclosure June 12th 1854 a
called for Sorrell Horse
Wm P C Smith 
  Came into my Enclosure Sunday the 13th day
of August 1854 a Brindle Cow about ten
Years Old
Hiram Halstead
on the Farm formerly off owned by John Greenfield
near the New Mills
Dated August 14th 1854 
  Came into my Enclosure Saturday the 26
day of August Last a Red Calf
on the Farm of the Late John Greenfield
Hiram Halstead
Dated Aug 31st 1854 
  Came into my Enclosure the 18th day of
Sept 1854. A Brown Mare Spavined in the off
Hind Leg and a little sprung in the off fore Knee also
a Small Lump on it
William G Birdsall
Dated Sept 22d 1854 
  Came into my enclosure One Brown Horse
and one Bay Horse
Dated Sept 16th 1854 Isaac P Shay 
  Came into my Enclosure on Tuesday the
26th day of september a dark Red Cow
the Horns Stands up very Straight up on Her
Head. Dated the 23 day of Oct 1854
formerly James [Galation] House
Charles F June
Coldenham

 

50

  Came into my Enclosure about the first
day of November 1854 a Red calf about
Six months old
Greenfield Farm new New Mills
Hiram Halstead 
  Came into my enclosure a Red hiefer with
white hairs intermixed
Dated Nov 10th 1854 Adam Reid 
  Came into my enclosure on the 25 of Janury 155
a small Pig weigh about one hundred all white
Dated Jan 26th 1855
Michael McNulty
Liberty St opposite
George Sneeds 
for Mrs Duffy
  Came into my enclosure about six
weeks ago a Red Heifer with white spots on
her forehad and along her flanks
Residence abut one mile above
Balmville
his
  Balmville

Samuel X McCall
mark

Dated August 22d 1855  
  Came into my Enclosure about the 20th
day of November Last a Calf about six months
old of a dark Red Colour on the Farm
of Mr John Clark
Near [Ganuns]

his
John + Clark
mark
Dated Nov 20th 1855

  Came into my enclosure a large Red cow
a few sprinkles of white on the neck near Mr
Kissams place Francis Wilson
Dated 9th Sept 1856

  51   Came into my enclosure abut the 9th of
September a white Sow
Dated Sept 27th 1856 Ferdinand Griggs 
  Came into my enclosure about the 11th of October
a Red yearling Hiefer on HH Cr[ ]ys farm in Rossville
Dated Oct 14th 1856 Daniel P Pe[rr]y 
  Came into my enclosure about the 12th of
Oct a Red & White spotted Heifer
Dated Oct 25th 1856
Near Patrick Hughes Tavern David Reid 
  Came into my inclosure about Aug
22nd 1860 3 Calves 1 a Red Bull
1 a Red Heifer and one Lime Backed
all spring Calves
Gidneytown John Van Voorhis
Sept 15 1856

(loose sheet)

Came into the enclosure
of the subscriber on the 24th
of July 1862 a year old
heifer dark Brown with
white spots
David W. Gidney 

In the matter of -
Annistella a Black Girl
 

Orange county ss Aron Belknap of the
Town of Newburgh in said County Attorney
at Law being duly sworn deposes and
Says that a Coloured Girl born of
a Slave to Whose Services this deponent
is intitled, is Named Annistella
that She calls herself Annistella Thomas
that she was born on the Twenty fifth
day of December in the year of one
thousand eight hundred and two
that she s fourteen years ten months
and twenty four days of age and
of the female Sex and further this
deponent Saith not
Sworn before me this
18th day of November 1817 Aron Belknap 
William Ross Ma[phtum]
Chauncey -

a true Coppy from the Originall
Isaac Belknap
Town Clerk

 

1822

56

March 8 To all whom these present may come
I certify that there was a female Negro
Child Named Jane belonging to me
Born the eight day of March 1822
William Walsh
Town Clerk
Eleazer Gidney

1822

 
April 15   I certify that my black woman Jane
was delivered of a female Child named July
Ann on the 12th day of april 1820 and I
further Certify that I shortly thereafter I made
application to Robert H Reeve the Record the
same who promised to do it forth with
and I did not know until lately nor
suspect but that it has been enterd
Accordingly Walter Case

William Walsh
Town Clerk

1823
Feby 1st
This is to certify that Morris the slave of William
Codington of the Town of NewBurgh appears to
us to be under the age of fifty Years and of
sufficient ability to provide for himself
Febuary 1st 1823 Benoni H Howell overseers of
John Mandevill the Poor
Witness present
Eli H Corwin
James Hamilton

William Walsh Town Clerk

 

57

 
1823
April 29  
I Certify that my Black woman Jane was
Delivered of a male child Named Hiram
the 31st day of March last dated April 29th
1823 Walter Case
William Walsh
Town Clerk
  
1824 I certify that my Black woman Esibella
March 9th was Delivered of a male Child named
Jerry on the sixth day of April last
Dated March 9th 1824
William Walsh
Town Clerk
Nathaniel Duboise  
1824
March 15
I certify that my Black Woman Nance
Was deliverd of a male child named Franck
on the 24th or 25th day of August 1814 and
I further Certify that shortly therafter I
made application to Isaac Belknap or to
Robert H Reeve to record the same and
Reeve promised me he would do it forth
with and I did not know until lately
that he had not Enterd it on the town
Books Henry Butterworth
William Walsh
Town Clerk
  
  The Original entry
will be found in book
among the poor accounts
at page 3
Wm Walsh Clerk

  58 Orange County SS
We John Mandeville and Benoni H Howell overseers
of the Poor in and for the town of Newburgh county of Orange
do certify that Isaac Robinson the slave of Richard B Williams
appears to be under the age of Forty-five years and of sufficient
ability to provide for himself
In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our names
   July 15th 1824   Benoni H Howell
John Mandevill
overseers
of the
Poor
  In the presence of
Walter H Gorham
Joseph M Walsh
J.W. Brown as to Mandevill
 
   Isaac N Seymour
Town Clerk 
  Town of Newburgh
Orange County SS We Benoni H Howell and John Mandeville over-
=seers of the Poor of the town of Newburgh in the county of
Orange do certify pursuivant to the seventh section of the
Statute of the State of New York entitled "An act relative
to Slaves and Servants passed March 31, 1817" that Susan
a Slave (a Black woman at present owned by James
Butterworth of said town of Newburgh appears to be under
the age of forty five years and of sufficient ability to provide
for herself. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set
our hands this twenty first day of December 1824
Witness David M Dubois Signed
  Benoni H Howell
John Mandeville

Overseers
of
the Poor

59 Know all men by these presents that I James
Butterworth of Newburgh in the county of Orange, owner
of a certain Slave a Black woman called and Known
by the name of Susan for and in consideration of the
Services heretofore rendered by the said Susan and in
and by authority of the Statute of the State of New York
in such case made and provided have manumitted
freed and forever liberated and by these presents do
manumit free and forever liberate the said Susan
of and from her service and Slavery as aforesaid
To have and to hold her said liberty and
freedom under her the Said Susan from the day of
the date of these presents forever in as full and
ample a manner as is contemplated and intended
by the said statute of the State of New York
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and seal this twenty first day of December
one thousand and Eight hundred and twenty four
Sealed and delivered signed
in presence of James Butterworth {LS}
David M Dubois
 

a true Copy
Isaac N Seymour
Town Clerk

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  I certify that my Black Woman
Eliza was delivered of a child Sept 8th 1831
and his name is Henry
Nathaniel DuBois
Dated March 2[7]th 1833
William Butterworth
Town Clerk
  
  Came into the enclosure of the Late Thomas
Powell about two weeks since a
dun coloured & White heifer Two
years old Newburgh June 9th 1856
H Ramsdell
Per C J Howell
  Came into the enclosure of Barney O'Neil
8 days ago a white sow
Newburgh August 24th 1857?
   Isaac C Chapman
Witness
Barney O'Neil
his mark
  Came into the Encloseure of Isaac
R Carpenter on the 28th day of August
Two Heiffers coming two years old one
dark red sprinkled with white and a little
white on back. the other a lighter red with
white belly and white on back
Newburgh Sept 2nd 1857
I R Carpenter 
  Came into the Enclosure of David Cole on the
19th day of September 1857 a Bay Mare
with 2 White hind feet and a stare on the
Forehead about 14 or 15 years old
David Cole
Mr [ ] Wright


  Came into the Enclosure of Andrew
Hartshorn on the 27th day of September
1857 Three Cows as follows
One a Large Grey cow - about 6 years old
One a Red Cow " " " "
One a Small Red straight horn about 9 yrs old
Newburgh Sept 29th 1857
Andrew Hartshorn 
  Came into the Enclosure of Rufus R
Skeil on the 16th day of August 1858
One Cow Black medium size horns
regular white under the belly
Newburgh Aug 17th 1858 Rufus R Skeele 
  Came into the enclosure
of Rufus R Skeel two female
calves each dark red
Newburgh 19 Aug 1858 Rufus R Skeele 
  Came into the enclosure of Adam
Reid in the month of August
a year old heiffer nearly white
Newburgh 18th Sept 1858
Adam Reid 
  Came into the enclosure of Peter Sears
on the second day of December 1859 one
White Sow with short tail medium size
Newburgh Dec 9th 1859 Peter Sear 


Came into the enclosure of D D Barnes
in the month of October a Stray Buck
Sheep about one year old all white
Newburgh Dec 23rd 1859
D. D Barns.
Came into the enclosure of David Reed in
the month of September two Spring Lambs
Newburgh Nov 29 1860 David Reid

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