AGRILCUTURE

ALEXANDER IN 1895

Where were your ancestors living? Use the map printed in issue 140. Who had moved away? Who had moved into town? What were their farms like? What did they do with all that milk?

Value stated includes land and buildings listed and the dollar amount was determined by Charles Tyler and G. Stillman S. Scribner, assessors. This list states the number of buildings and number of acres owned by each. Here we list the number of live stock listed and miscellaneous items. Cattle are listed in four categories, but I’ve listed only two, milk cows and young stock. No oxen are listed. This material is from the Alexander Assessors Book. Owners are listed in order found in book, which is approximately alphabetical order. Meadow lots were a source of meadow hay that was an important food for oxen. It was all right for other cattle and its use for horses was frowned upon. A meadow lot of 160 acres may have had a meadow, but was likely mostly woods.

Frank Averill east part lot 55 – 20 acres and 2 buildings valued at $200

Isaiah Bailey west part lot 89 – 135 acres and 4 buildings

North part lot 96 – 18 acres

North part lot 19 – 103 acres

Isaiah had 1 horse, 4 milking cows, 5 head young cattle, 18 sheep and 1 swine

He owned 2 wagons valued at $25

Jasper Bailey was assessed for 2 horses, a pung - $40, a carriage - $30, and an organ - $35.

Josiah Bailey was assessed for 1 horse and 1 colt

Simeon Bailey north part lot 80 60 acres and 2 buildings

West part lot 79 – 60 acres

East part lot 88 – 60 acres

Simeon had 2 horses, 4 milk cows, 1 head young stock, 2 sheep and 1 swine

George B. Berry west part lot 81 – 80 acres and 1 building

Northeast part lot 80 where he lives – 5 acres and 2 buildings

Lot 121 – 160 acres

Southeast corner lot 120 – 3 acres

South part lot 79 – 50 acres

George had 1 horse, 5 milk cows, 2 young stock

He owned 1 pung $40, and 1 wagon $10

Albion K. P. Berry south part lot 69 – 10 acres and 2 buildings

South corner lot 58 – 31 acres

South half lot 59 – 80 acres

Meadow lot 51 – 160 acres

Albion had 1 horse and 1 cow

Asa L. Berry lot 72 – 160 acres

South part lot 61 where he lives – 36 acres and 2 buildings

Asa had 1 horse, 3 cows and 1 young stock

He had a wagon $8

Thomas Blaney south part lot 46 on which he lives – likely 120 acres, the record omits the acres

Tom had 2 horses, 1 cow, 2 young stock, 6 sheep and 1 colt

He had a ‘kerridge’ assessed at $35

William H. Brown, Jr. southeast part lot 81 65 acres and 2 buildings

William had 1 horse, 2 cows, 1 young stock, 4 sheep

He had a ‘kerridge’ assessed at $14

Frederic M. Brown north part lot 82

East part lot 70

Undivided half meadow lot 86

Frederic had 1 horse, 4 cows, 3 head young stock, 9 sheep

He had a wagon assessed at $8

Robert C. Brown north central part lot 68 – 45 acres and 3 buildings

Northeast part lot 57 – 45 acres

Southwest corner lot 26 – 30 acres

Robert had 1 horse, 6 milk cows, 4 young stock, 12 sheep, and 1 swine

Horace A. Brown and brother central part lot 69 – 5 acres and 2 buildings

Ministerial lot 2 – 100 acres

Ministerial lot 3 – 100 acres and 3 buildings

Ministerial lot 4 – 100 acres

Lot 40 – 160 acres

They had 4 horses, 11 cows, 1 young stock, 27 sheep, 4 swine, and 2 colts

They had merchandise assessed at $100, carriage $50, express wagon $15, pung $30, and organ $35

This was known as Brown Brothers, Charles and Horace.

Joel K. Brown lot 71 – 160 acres and 3 buildings

Part of lot 97 known as the Hackett lot – 100 acres and 2 buildings

Part of lot 97 known as the Crowley lot – 140 acres

Part of lot 97 known as Babcock lot lying north of Foley lot – 100 acres

Joel had 1 horse, 7 milk cows, 6 young stock, 16 sheep, 1 swine, and 1 colt

He had wagon $15, pung $5, and notes $100 (what people owed him)

Frederic Bohanon northeast corner lot 96 – 10 acres

Frederic had 1 horse

He had a ‘go cart’ assessed at $10

Jones A. Bohanon lot 45 – 160 acres and 2 buildings

Undivided 1/3 part meadow lot 14 – 531/3 acres

Jones had 1 horse, 3 cows, 1 yearling

George W. Bohanon lot 87 – 160 acres and 4 buildings

South part of lot 78

George had 1 horse, 2 milk cows, 2 young stock, 20 sheep, 2 swine

He had a carriage assessed at $25

Manley Bohanon had 1 horse and a buggy assessed at $50

Freeman Billings lot 10 – 160 acres with 2 buildings

East part lot 9 – 7 acres

Freeman had 1 horse, 2 milk cows, 5 young stock, 3 sheep

He had a buggy assessed at $16

Charles W. Bailey had 1 horse, 1 milk cow, 1 swine, 1 colt

He had a carriage $65, notes $100, and a machine $39

Was this machine steam powered or horse powered? Was it stationary or did it move through a field like a combine?

Mrs. Susan Colson lot 35 – 130 acres with 2 buildings

Susan had a horse, 5 milk cows, 4 young stock, and 1 swine

Susan Bowles married James Bailey in 1872, a second marriage for each. They had at least one child, Edith born 1874, before James died in 1881. Susan married Aaron Colson in July 1884. Aaron was taxed only for the poll tax.

Thomas Cotter south part lot 127 – 100 acres with 3 buildings

North part lot 126 – 17 acres

Lot 123 – 160 acres

Lot 124 – 160 acres

Rim of Lake east of lot 123 – 53 acres (Gooseneck)

Rim of Lake east of lot 124 – 30 acres (Gooseneck)

Thomas had 1 horse, 3 milk cows, 6 young stock, 23 sheep, 1 swine and 1 colt

He had a pung $25, and a carriage $12

James Cotter part of lot 97 known as the Jesse Fenlason farm – 100 acres with 2 buildings

James had 1 horse, 3 milking cows, 3 young stock and 1 swine

Maurice Cotter had a road wagon valued at $40

Mrs. Walter Carlow west half lot 91 – 80 acres

Mrs. Carlow had a milk cow and 2 head of young stock

She has a wagon $14, and an organ $25

Benjamin Walter Carlow didn’t die until 1905. Sarah Caroline Cline was Mrs. Walter Carlow. Why was she owner of the cow etc?

Walter Carlow had 1 horse and 4 sheep

Albion P. Carlow northwest part lot 101 – 60 acre with 1 building

Albion had 1 year old cattle and 1 Express wagon $20

Aaron W. Carlow had 1 horse, 1 milk cow, 1 young stock, 7 sheep and 2 swine

James S. Connick lot 125 – 160 acres with 3 buildings

East half lot 122 – 80 acres

James had 1 horse, 3 milk cows, 3 young stock, and 1 swine

He has a wagon valued at $10

Mrs. Esther Crafts west part lot 88 – 60 acres with 2 buildings

Undivided half of meadow on east part of lot 96 – acres unknown

Mrs. Crafts had 1 horse, 3 milk cows, 1 two year old.

She had a wagon valued at $20

Esther Louisa (Spearin) Crafts was the widow of Hiram Crafts who died in 1891.

Charles Cousins south half lot 28 80 acres with 2 buildings

Charles had 1 milk cow and 1 yearling

Joseph Cousins south part lot 18 – 60 acres with 2 buildings

Joseph had 1 milk cow

Gordon Davis had 4 milk cows

John W. Dwelley part of lot – 95 acres with 2 buildings and shingle mill

Meadow lot 95 – 160 acres

Meadow lot 99 – 160 acres

Meadow lot 100 – 160 acres

Meadow lot 102 – 160 acres

Meadow lot 103 – 160 acres

Meadow lot 120 – 157 acres

Part of lot 101 east of County Road – 28 acres

Part of lot near town of Cooper – 300 acres

Oliver W. Dwelley part of lot 94 – ½ acre with 3 buildings

Oliver had 1 milk cow and 1 three year old

Llewellyn P. Dwelley had 1 colt

Morey A. Dwelley had 1 colt, 1 top wagon $25, and 1 pung $15

William S. Fickett north part lot 53 – 80 acres with 3 buildings

Meadow lot 44 – 160 acres

Lot 34 – 160 acres with 1 building

William had 3 horses, 7 milk cows, 3 young stock, 2 swine, 1 colt

He had a pung $10, and 1 wagon $15

Enos M. Frost northeast corner lot 89 – 32 acres and 2 buildings

West half lot 122 – 80 acres

Enos had 1 horse, 2 milk cows, 3 young stock, 7 sheep and 2 swine

Thomas B. Frost east part lot 67 – 60 acres with 2 buildings

Northwest corner lot 68 south of Airline Road – 25 acres

Thomas had 2 horses, 5 milk cows, 1 three year old, 13 sheep and 1 colt

He had 1 wagon valued at $60

Harry E. Frost had 1 horse, a carriage $30, and a pung $35

Mrs. Mary A. Frost east half lot 66 – 80 acres with 2 buildings

Part lot 64 – 155 acres

North part lot 77 – 20 acres

Mrs. Frost had 1 horse, 5 milk cows, and 3 young stock

Stephen D. Frost died in 1891. His widow was Mary Ann (Bean) Frost.

Augustus W. Frost northwest part lot 78 – 72 acres and 1 building

Silas L. Frost had 1 horse

Stephen D. Frost central part lot 58 – 50 acres with 2 buildings

South part ministerial lot 6 – 20 acres

Undivided half of north part ministerial lot 6 – 50 acres

Stephen had 1 horse, 5 milk cows, and 2 young stock

Stephen, Jr. married Louise Lane. He was a son of Stephen Sr. and Mary Ann Bean Frost

Arthur Flood had 1 carriage $50

Lincoln B. Flood lot 105 160 acres with 3 buildings (Connick & Butler lot)

Lincoln had 1 horse, 2 milk cows and 3 young stock

Gorham P. Flood south part lot 82 – 100 acres with 3 buildings

South half lot 101 known as Dan Gooch lot – 80 acres

Gorham had 1 horse, 4 milk cows and 2 swine

He had a wagon $75 and a pung $5

Wesley Flood north half lot 111 80 acres with 2 buildings

North half lot 112 – 80 acres with 2 buildings

Lot 113 – 160 acres

Wesley had 1 horse, 5 milk cows, 1 yearling, 3 sheep and 2 swine

Frank Flood had 1 horse, 3 three-year-old cattle and a road wagon $50

Everett Fenlason had 1 horse, 1 three year old colt, a pung $20, and a wagon $40

Theophilus Gillespie south part lot 98 60 acres with 2 buildings

Central part lot 97 – 20 acres

Theophilus had 1 horse, 2 milk cows, 2 young stock, and 1 sheep

He had 1 wagon $15 and 1 pung $5

Joseph L. Godfrey lot 85 except Lamb Orchard – 150 acres with 2 buildings

South part lot 76 – 50 acres

Joseph had 2 horses, 5 milk cows, 5 young stock

He had 1 organ $30, 1 carriage $60, 1 express wagon $20, and 1 pung $5

Andrew Hunnewell northeast part lot 37 – 50 acres with 1 building

Andrew had 1 horse and 1 milk cow

Levi Henderson part of lot 88 known as Tyler Farm – 100 acres with 4 buildings

Part of lot 88 known as the E. Stephenson Farm – 50 acres and one building

Levi had 3 horses, 4 milk cows, 3 young stock, 2 swine and 1 colt

He had vehicles worth $15 and an organ valued at $25

Claudius M. Huff southwest part lot 77 – 60 acres with 1 building

West part lot 86 – 80 acres with 1 building

Claudius had 2 milk cows and 1 yearling

He had a carriage $40 and a pung $10

Charles Hunnewell southwest part lot 37 – 100 acres with 3 buildings

Meadow lot 3 – 160 acres

Charles has 2 milk cows and a yearling

Oren Hunnewell had a horse and a carriage valued at $35

Fred Harriman central part lot 18 30 acres with 1 building

Fred had 1 horse and 1 milk cow

Robert Keen part of lot 97 known as old Gooch farm 100 acres with 2 buildings

Robert had 1 horse, 4 milk cows, 3 young stock, 6 sheep and 1 swine

Samuel D. Knight northwest part lot 127 – 50 acres with 1 building

Northwest part lot 83 – 80 acres with 2 buildings

Northwest part lot 70 – 80 acres

Northwest part lot 59 – 80 acres

Samuel had 2 horses, 7 milk cows, and 2 young stock

He had a wagon valued at $25 and a saw valued at $25

That saw must have been for sawing long pieces of firewood to stove length. Was it steam driven or horse powered? Does any reader have another possibility?

Addison Knowles east part lot 87 1 acre with 1 building

Addison was the maker of medicine and he puller of teeth, he wasn’t a farmer

James B. Lyon had 1 horse

C. M. F. Lyons lot 54 160 acres with 1 building

Greenwood Lyons northeast corner lot 58 – 28 acres with 3 buildings

Ministerial lot 5 – 100 acres

Central part lot 6 – 14 acres

Greenwood had 1 horse, 5 milk cows, 5 sheep

He had 1 pung $6, a carriage $30 and an express wagon $15

Andrew Little lot 90 160 acres with 4 buildings

Lot 84 – 160 acres

Part lot 97 known as the Lamb lot 60 acres

Andrew had 1 horse, 6 milk cows, 3 young stock and 1 sheep

He had 1 carriage $20, 1 wagon $15 and 1 organ $25

Mrs. Hannah McPheters lot 65 – 160 acres with 2 buildings

Hannah had 3 milk cows and 2 young stock

Hannah was mother of Ida McPheters whose 1890 diary recounted the death of husband and father Joseph McPheters. Embert was Ida’s younger brother

Embert McPheters had 1 horse and 1 colt

George W. Perkins had 2 young cattle and a 2-year old colt; he had a carriage $50

Alfred E. Perkins south half lot 63 – 80 acres

Alfred had 1 horse, 1 milk cow and 2 young stock

John J. Perkins, Jr. northwest corner lot 68 3 acres with 3 buildings

East part lot 56 – 21 acres

West part lot 57 – 21 acres

Undivided half Ministerial lot 1 – 50 acres

Mrs. Elizabeth J. Perkins central part lot 80 40 acres with 3 buildings

Part of lot 79 – 60 acres

That part of lot 97 known as the Samuel Fenlason Farm – 100 acres

Mrs. Perkins had 1 horse, 4 milk cows and 1 swine

She had 1 organ $25, 1 carriage $40 and 1 pung $8

Elizabeth was married to Joseph Perkins who died in 1895.

David Perkins had 1 horse and 1 wagon valued at $20

Elisha Perkins west part lot 67 – 100 acres with 4 buildings

Undivided ¼ of meadow lot 15 – 40 acres

Elisha had 1 horse, 2 milk cows, 4 young stock, 7 sheep and 1 colt

He had an express wagon valued at $60

John J. Perkins north part lot 68 – 12 acres with 3 buildings

North part lot 56 – 79 acres

South part lot 57 – 94 acres

Undivided ½ lot 15 – 80 acres

  1. H. Perkins southeast corner lot 69 66 acres with 3 buildings

Northeast corner lot 81 - 15 acres

Meadow lot 60 – 160 acres

East central part lot 69 – 20 acres

Albion Hanford had 1 horse, 6 milk cows, 2 young stock, 6 sheep and 1 two-year old colt

He had an organ $25 and 1 express wagon $20

Hugh Robb, 2nd lot 25 – 126 acres with 2 buildings

Hugh had 4 horses, 1 wagon $15 and 1 pung $10

Hugh and the three other Robbs were apparently siblings

William Robb had 3 milk cows, 1 yearling, 7 sheep and 3 swine

Mary Robb 4 milk cows, 6 young stock, 2 swine, 1 year-old colt and 1 wagon valued at $425

Albert Robb had 1 two-year colt

Walter Strout west half lot 66 – 80 acres with 2 buildings

West half Ministerial lot 1 – 50 acres

Walter had 2 horses, 2 milk cows and 1 yearling and 1 swine

Mrs. Adelaide Strout west half lot 55 – 80 acres with 2 buildings

Mrs. Strout had 2 horses, 1 milk cow, 4 young stock

Adelaide was the widow of Solomon Strout Jr. who died in 1885.

Mrs. Mary Strout had 1 milk cow, 2 sheep, 1 two-year old colt and a carriage $30

Mary was the widow of Solomon Strout, Sr. who died in 1872.

Mrs. Ellen Spearin east central part of lot 55 – 60 acres with 2 buildings

Mrs. Spearin had 2 milk cows and 2 young stock, 15 sheep and 1 swine.

She has a pung valued at $8

Ellen Davis and John G. Spearin were married in 1862; they lived apart in later years. Everett was their son and usually lived with his mother.

Everett Spearin had 2 horses

John G. Spearin southwest corner lot 78 – 20 acres with 2 buildings

Lot 107 – 160 acres

Part of lot 97 known as Breakneck Hill lot – 20 acres

Morton Scribner northwest corner lot 69 22 acres with 2 buildings

Southwest corner lot 58 – 25 acres

Undivided half of north part of Ministerial lot 6 – 70 acres

Morton had 3 milk cows, 2 young stock, 1 swine

He had 1 express wagon valued at $45

Samuel K Seamans had 1 horse, 2 milk cows, 1 yearling, 6 sheep and 1 swine

John C. F. Stephenson southeast part lot 68 75 acres with 4 buildings

Southwest corner lot 60 – 38

John had 2 horses, 4 milk cows, 2 young stock

He had 1 carriage $30 and 1 pung valued at $8

Luke Stephenson lot 106 160 acres with 2 buildings

Luke had 1 horse, 4 milk cows, 4 young stock, 1 swine

He had 1 pung $8 and 1 carriage $40

George S. S. Scribner north part lot 76 110 acres with 2 buildings

Southeast corner lot 64 on south side of County Road – 5 acres

George had 2 horses, 7 milk cows, 2 young stock and 2 swine

He had a wagon valued at $45

Mrs. Abigail H. Seamans south part lot 9 – 46 acres with 3 buildings

Abigail was Samuel Seaman’s widow. Samuel died in 1895. George was a son.

Augustus Soucci north part lot 46 – 40 acres with 2 buildings

Augustus had 1 horse and 2 milk cows

John Sprague south half lot 83 80 acres with 2 buildings

John had 2 horses, 4 milk cows, 1 yearling, 1 swine and 1 three-year old colt

He had 2 wagons $35, 1 organ $25 and 1 express wagon $50

Stephen Spaulding east half lot 77 80 acres with 2 buildings

East half lot 86 – 80 acres

Stephen had 2 horses, 1 milk cow, 2 young stock, 1 three-year old colt

He had a top buggy valued at $20

George Seamans west part lot 56 – 60 acres with 2 buildings

George had 2 horses, 2 milk cows, 4 young stock, 1 swine

Stillman Taylor central part lot 9 – 79 acres with 2 buildings

Stillman had 1 horse, 4 milk cows, 1 swine

He had 1 express wagon $25 and ½ machine valued at $45

Charles E. Tyler southeast corner lot 80 – 40 acres with 3 buildings

Part of lot 88 west of the Weymouth Pasture – 50 acres

West half lot 75 – 80 acres with 2 buildings

Part of the Gore lying west of lot 75 – 20 acres

South part of lot 27 and part of lot 96

except for the 18- acre field and ½ the meadow – 66 ½ acres

Charles had 2 horses, 6 milk cows, 19 sheep

He had 1 buggy $15, 1 pung $5, 1 organ $25 and he held notes valued at $300

S. T. Varnum north part lot 61 – 124 acres with 5 buildings

Lot 52 – 160 acres

Meadow lot 43 – 160 acres

East central part lot 60 – 1 acre

Sumner had 2 horses, 5 milk cows, 3 young stock, 6 sheep, 1 swine and 1 two-year old colt

He had 1 wagon $35 and 1 express wagon $15

Fred Vining part of lot 97 known as the Foley Farm – 140 acres with 2 buildings

Fred had 2 horses, 2 milk cows, 2 young stock, 4 sheep

He had 1 wagon valued at $35

Alvin R. Wallace part of the Gore lying between the County Road (on which he lives)

and the northwest corner lot 84 – 75 acres with 2 buildings

Alvin had 1 horse, 1 milk cow, 1 yearling, and 2 sheep

He had a wagon valued at $25

Some owned dogs (if that is possible); only males were listed. Owners were Tom Blaney, Robert C. Brown, Horace Brown, Joel K. Brown, Aaron Carlow, Morey Dwelley, Thomas B. Frost, Theophilus Gillespie, Levi Henderson, Charles Hunnewell, Oren Hunnewell, Robert Keen, Elisha Perkins, Albion Perkins, Albert Robb, Samuel Seamans and John Sprague. Seventeen dogs. Dogs are known for herding sheep, but some dogs will kill sheep.

Men of a certain age paid poll tax; that was $1.60 cash tax and $2.00 highway tax. For some men, this was the only tax assessed. Their names are Abner W. Brown, Charles L. Brown, George L. Bohanon, Aaron Colson, Maurice Cotter, William H. Craft, William Emerson, Winfield Fickett, Thomas E. Frost, Adelbert Jeffery, Robert N. Leahan, Stillman Little, Howard C. Perkins and Frank Southard.