Unknown Woodworker Ledger

Reel: SHC-085  Frames: 84-162
Transcribed by   2007
 

Topics: Business, Black, Bartow
Original: Etowah Foundation
Date: 1884  1885  1886  1887  1888  1889  1890  1891 
      1892  1893  1894  1895  1896  1897


This is a ledger of an unknown woodworker. He made furniture, scroll work, and repaired furniture. He also made coffins. For the years 1884, 1885, and 1886 he made coffins for Bartow County. The name and color of the person to buried in each of these coffins is given. Since this woodworker is making coffins for the county, it seems likely he worked in Cartersville, GA. For  1884, the ledger is arranged by date: giving name, item made, and cost. From 1885, the ledger is arranged by account name. It lists the dates, item(s) made, cost(s), and how each account was paid. The ledger is not wholly in chronological order.
 
Page
Date of Coffin Purchase
Name Race Cost Notes
76
1-15-186
Ataway, Wm. Unk $2.00 Burial Box
121
8-17-1887
Baker, Isaac Unk $5.50  
14
5-27-1885
Barron, Mrs. Unk $10.00 Mr. W. B. Mitchell of Cass Station, Pink Barron
42
8-18-1886
Baxter, Zeke Colored $3.00  
36
4-21-1886
Belcher, Louise (for) Colored $3.00  
131
6-9-1887
Bishop, P. F. Unk $25.00 "The Estate of P. F. Bishop."
127
7-1-1887
Bronson(?), R. C. Unk $10.00  
32
8-31-1885
Brooks, Wm. (Mr.) Colored $9.00 Coffin & Bal
36
2-25-1886
Brown, Emma (for) Colored $3.00  
34
12-1-1885
Brown, Henry (for) Colored $3.00  
52
11-3-1886
Brown, Wm (for) Colored $3.00  
43
6-26-1886
Bufenton, C. C. (for) Colored $2.00 Mr. J. G. Smith
51
1-13-1887
Came, Joe Unk $3.50  
7
2-13-1885
Cantrell, S. T. (Mr.) Unk $12.00  
83
4-26-1896
Carson, Charly Unk $1.50 "G. H. Gilreath Extra on coffin for Charley Carson"
54
11-6-1886
Cash, Jordon Colored $3.50 Coffin. Paying on the account: Denis Wofford, Thomas Wofford, A. B. McCoy, Pat Brown, Charlotte ??, Richard Johnson
31
10-6-1885
Chapman, Isaac (for) Unk $11.00 A. C. Ladd,"Coffin and robe for Isaac Chapman"
24
7-16-1885
Chapman, Mrs. (for) Unk $8.00 Mr. A. C. Ladd
42
6-15-1886
Childs, Eller (for) Colored $3.00  
55
11-7-1886
Chitwood, Wm. L. Unk $12.00  
52
12-10-1886
Clay, Joe (for) Colored $3.00  
137
6-4-1887
Cleghorn (for) Unk $16.00 Mr. Morrow Rowland
42
7-15-1886
Cochran, James (for) Colored $3.00  
2
3-23-1886
Cook, Emiline (for) White $3.00 Bartow County, Poor (?), date out of sequence
8
2-7-1885
Coplin, Ida Colored $1.50 Bartow County, pauper, child
63
2-23-1887
Corbin, W. H. Unk $19.00  
57
12-30-1886
Corbin, Wm. F. Unk $29.00 Coffin & burial robe
52
11-14-1886
Couch, Harris (for) Colored $3.00  
22
7-11-1885
Couch, John (for) Colored $3.00  
52
9-21-1886
Cowert, Child (for) White $1.50 Bartow County Account, all of page 52."Coffin for child of H. H. Cowart."
92
8-11-1896
Cragg, Clemer (Mrs.) Unk $5.00 Burial Case
130
6-16-1887
Craygi, George Unk $10.00  
34
12-3-1885
Daniel, Mary (for) Colored $3.00  
22
8-12-1885
Daniel, Wm. (for) Colored $3.00  
20
6-23-1885
Davis, Andy (for) Colored $3.00  
113
9-30-1887
Dobbs, Lee Unk $2.50  
42
8-5-1886
Dobbs, Parks (for) White $3.00  
50
10-8-1886
Durhom, Mr. Unk $5.00  
53
10-18-1886
Duyrt, William Colored $3.50 Cass Station
8
4-1-1885
Earle, Kattie (for) Unk $3.00  
22
9-21-1885
Earle, Pillis (for) Colored $3.00  
18
8-9-1885
Erwin, Milt Colored $2.00  
117
8-29-1887
Erwin, Milton Unk $2.00  
107
1-14-1897
Evans, John Unk $2.50 Burial case
40
4-7-1886
Everage, William (Mr.) Unk $20.00 Coffin & Bal
47
9-3-1886
Felton, W. H. (Hon.) Unk $30.50 Coffin & burial robe
133
6-4-1887
Ferguson, Levia Unk $5.00 Bal on coffin
20
6-9-1885
Field, Child (for) Colored $1.50 Father, Mat
22
9-27-1885
Field, Child (for) Colored $3.00 "Annie Field's child."
123
7-15-1887
Ford, H. P. Unk $10.00  
55
11-21-1886
Ford, H. P. (Mr.) Unk $12.00  
32
11-29-1885
Ford, Samuel Colored $5.50 Coffin & Bal
32
10-31-1885
Ford, Samuel Colored $8.00  
24
7-17-1885
Franklin, A. M. (Mr.) Unk $12.00 Coffin & Bal
24
11-11-1885
Franklin, A. M. (Mr.) Unk $12.00 Coffin & Bal
5
1-28-1885
Freeman, Lumpkins (for) Colored $3.00 Bartow County, pauper, by J. C. Williams
5
1-25-1885
Gaines, Fannie Colored $3.00 Bartow County, pauper
15
5-27-1885
Gardhigh, Frank Unk $3.00 To Bal on coffin
2
3-17-1886
Gardhigh, Frank Unk $6.00 By Moses Kiser, date out of sequence
8
4-23-1885
Garner, Charlot (for) Colored $1.00 Balance On
2
3-11-1886
Garrett (for) White $3.00 Bartow County, at Poor House, date out of sequence
22
9-5-1885
Garrett, Vinie (for) Colored $3.00 By W. J. Collins, Supt P. F.
42
6-18-1886
Gilbert, Georgie (for) Colored $3.00  
42
7-26-1886
Gilbert, Henry (for) Colored $3.00  
46
8-14-1886
Ginn, Luke Unk $7.00  
86
6-9-1896
Goodson, Ed Unk $1.00 Balance on burial case
58
3-11-1887
Guyton, D. J. Unk $3.50  
23
7-13-1885
Guyton, J. W. (Mr.) Unk $4.50 Coffin & Bal, not certain of year
43
7-2-1886
Guyton, Morrison Unk $25.00 Coffin & Bal
121
7-30-1887
Guyton, Tom Unk $6.00  
36
4-26-1886
Hall, Lena (for) Colored $3.00  
58
3-18-1887
Harris, James (for) Unk $2.00 A. P. Silva Account
48
9-17-1886
Harris, Joe (for) Unk $4.00 Mr. A. P. Silva
118
8-16-1887
Hays, John Unk $18.00  
36
5-3-1886
Heard, Moses Colored $3.00  
34
11-20-1885
Heights, Boy White $3.00 Bartow County Account, all of page 34."One B Robe for Ken Heights Boy"
4
11-7-1884
Henderson, J. R. Unk $4.00  
66
8-5-1895
Hendricks, Jim Unk $1.50 Burial Case
22
9-22-1885
Henry, Thomas (Mrs., for) Colored $3.00  
36
3-13-1886
Heytts, Child (for) White $1.50 "Coffin for J. Heytts Child."
90
8-15-1896
Hill, Bob Unk $1.50 Burial Case
112
10-1-1887
Hite, A. J. Unk $2.00 Coffin
8
4-8-1885
Hogby, John (for) Unk $3.00  
56
11-24-1886
Horster, Green Unk $1.50  
132
6-15-1887
Hortinbery, S. M. (Mr.) Unk $5.00  
5
12-5-1884
House, P. (for) Unk $3.00 Bartow County, Poor House?
48
9-4-1886
Howard, J. A. (Judge) Unk $25.00  
36
3-13-1886
Hunt, Child (for) Colored $1.50 "Coffin for J. Hunt Child"
36
2-10-1886
Ittson, Mrs. (for) White $3.00  
94
9-16-1896
Jackson, Allen Unk $5.00 Burial Case
36
3-5-1886
Jackson, Doc Colored $3.00 Order of City
22
10-28-1885
Jenkins, Frank (Mrs., for) Colored $3.00  
18
8-25-1885
Jenkins, Thomas Unk $2.50 By William Erwin
125
7-11-1887
Johnsey, H. (Mr.) Unk $20.50 coffin, embalming fluid
20
6-25-1885
Johnson, Child (for) White $1.50 "Mrs. Johnson's child"
13
6-11-1885
Johnson, John Colored $3.50  
52
1-14-1887
Johnson, Simpson (for) Colored $3.00  
137
6-6-1887
Jones, C. M. Unk $7.00  
137
6-11-1887
Jones, C. M. Unk $9.00  
89
6-28-1896
Kagle, Ben Unk $1.00 Balance On Coffin
125
7-11-1887
Kefer, Henry Unk $12.50 "The Estate of Henry Kefer" coffin, embalming fluid
9
3-12-1888
Kemp, Clark Colored $8.00 last digit in date is hard to read
42
6-25-1886
King, Child (for) Colored $1.50 "Coffin for Rachel Kings Child"
52
10-18-1886
King, Child (for) Colored $1.50 "For Rachel King's child"
22
10-29-1885
Kiser, daughter (for) Colored $3.00 "For Moses Kiser daughter"
32
10-29-1885
Kiser, Moses Colored $3.00 Balance On Coffin
31
2-7-1885
Ladd, A. C. Unk $5.00 By order A. C. Ladd, per Potter
33
11-27-1885
Lanam, James Unk $2.00  
91
8-11-1896
Lanham, Joe Unk $10.00 Burial Case
122
7-20-1887
Layton, John Unk $7.50  
30
10-16-1887
Leake, John S. Unk $3.00 Extra on coffin.
13
10-16-1885
Leake, John S. Unk $3.00 Extra on coffin. This entry is crossed out.
20
6-4-1885
Ledbetter, child (for) Unk $1.50  
120
8-3-1887
Ledbetter, M. Unk $7.00  
137
5-24-1887
Ledford(?), C. F. Colored $3.00 "Col. C. M. Jones coffin for C. F. ??"
95
10-8-1896
Lewis, Eliza & Lias Unk $2.00 Balance On Coffin
60
1-29-1887
Lewis, Fred Unk $1.50  
57
12-18-1886
Lewis, John Unk $24.50 "Estate of John Lewis" Coffin & burial robe; Richard Lewis & James Lewis pay on account
42
7-22-1886
Lewis, Rose (for) Colored $3.00  
137
5-26-1887
Mahon, Joseph (Mr.) Unk $9.00  
128
6-28-1887
Marshal, Mathew (Mr.) Unk $5.00 For Christian
5
1-18-1885
Martin, Columbus Unk $2.50  
46
8-19-1886
Martin, Columbus Colored $18.00  
122
7-16-1887
Martin, Dock Unk $20.00  
127
7-1-1887
Mathis, John Unk $2.00 Bal on coffin
45
8-12-1886
McCandless Unk $20.00  
45
8-11-1886
McClenton, Elbert Unk $20.00  
130
6-22-1887
McEwen, Austin (Mr.) Unk $9.00  
133
6-4-1887
Miles, W. (Mr.) Unk $10.00 Coffin order
103
12-30-1896
Milner, Arnold Unk $8.00 John Good Sec 6, burial case
51
1-15-1887
Mitchell, W. S. (Mr.) Unk $4.00  
45
8-1-1886
More, Bird Colored $3.00 Bal on coffin
120
8-1-1887
More, Tom Unk $12.00 Coffin & burial robe
36
1-13-1886
Mores, Child (for) Colored $1.50 "Coffin for Celie Mores child."
52
10-30-1886
Mores, Child (for) Colored $1.50 "For Celie Mores child"
34
1-13-1886
Moris, Child (for) Unk $1.50 "Coffin for Cili Moris child."
78
1-27-1896
Morrell, Lue Unk $1.00 Small coffin
42
7-14-1886
Morris, Ann (for) Colored $3.00  
36
3-16-1886
Morris, Sam (for) Colored $3.00  
9
3-13-1888
Moser, Pad Unk $6.00 Coffin & Bal
62
4-21-1887
Mosur(?), Mike Unk $12.50  
23
7-14-1885
Nesbit, Benj. Colored $20.00 Coffin & Bal
20
6-28-1885
Nesbit, Hnery (for) Colored $3.00  
42
6-2-1886
NG Unk $1.50 Page 42 is Bartow County Account.
42
5-26-1886
NG Unk $1.50 Page 42 is Bartow County Account.
38
5-8-1886
NG Unk $20.00 W. & A. R. R., to coffin & bal, Mr. J. C. Wofford
38
2-6-1886
NG Unk $32.50 W. & A. R. R., to coffin, burial robe, dressing & sundrys
22
7-9-1885
NG Unk $1.50 Coffin, Bartow County (all items on page 20 were charged to Bartow County)
117
8-28-1887
NG Unk $16.50 Ladd's Lime Works, burial case & robe
39
4-20-1886
NG Unk $18.00 Lida Mclelra & William Hortenberry
36
1-12-1886
NG Unk $3.00 "Coffin for P House." All of Page 36 is Bartow County Account.
34
1-12-1886
NG Unk $3.00 "Coffin for P House."
141
NG
NG NG NG Modern address label: Miss D. Spence 116 E. Carter Cartersville, GA 30120
52
11-2-1886
NG White $3.00 "Coffin for Paper farm."
138
5-7-1887
NG Unk $3.00 Miss Roberts & Collins, coffin
22
10-21-1885
NG Unk $3.00 "For Pore House."
42
7-29-1886
NG White $3.00 "Coffin order of J. N. Dobbs"
20
6-21-1885
Nichols, Jeff (for) Colored $3.00  
66
4-30-1896
Oliver, Toney (for) Unk $6.00 Burial Case
8
4-26-1885
Ousley, Amanda (for) Colored $3.00  
124
7-9-1887
Ousley, T. M. Unk $18.00 Taylorsville
20
7-1-1885
Paisley, Geo (for) Colored $3.00  
20
5-18-1885
Penley, Amanda (for) White $1.50 Page 20 is Bartow County Account, total $24.00
10
11-5-1885
Penley, Thomas Unk $5.00 Coffin & bal
58
1-25-1887
Penrose(?), Kittie (Mrs.) Unk $5.00  
34
1-1-1886
Poole, Lim (for) Colored $3.00  
8
4-21-1885
Pritchett, Child (for) Colored $1.50 Father, Charles
39
4-1-1886
Puckett, A. M. (mr.) Unk $25.00  
35
12-14-1886
Puckett, Capt. E. P. Unk $2.00 Year is hard to read
55
11-21-1886
Puckett, E. D. (Capt.) Unk $20.00  
15
6-3-1885
Puckett, E. P. Unk $8.00 Mr. William Cochran
106
1-11-1897
Reason, Lish Unk $5.00 Bal on coffin
8
2-28-1885
Reed, Frances (for) Colored $3.00 Bartow County, pauper
41
5-13-1886
Renfroe, W. H. Unk $3.00  
76
1-5-1896
Roberson, Ben Unk $4.00 Burial Case
70
12-10-1895
Roberson, Ben Unk $1.00 Bal on coffin handles
114
9-27-1887
Roberts, W. H. Unk $12.00  
36
4-21-1886
Robinson, Minnie (for) Colored $1.50 Infant child
139
5-2-1887
Rogers, Doc Colored $3.00  
8
3-7-1885
Rogers, Eliza Unk $1.50  
50
9-28-1886
Rogers, J. D. Unk $12.00 Kingston written on top of page 50
130
6-19-1887
Ross, Jim (for) Colored $2.50 J. W. Harris, Jr. coffin for Jim Ross Col
56
11-23-1886
Rowan, J. C. Unk $25.00  
47
9-4-1886
Rowan, Robert Unk $25.00  
15
9-1-1885
Rowan, Robt. (Mr.) Unk $3.00  
52
1-11-1887
Rowland, Frances (for) Colored $3.00  
47
9-3-1886
Rowland, G. M. Unk $18.00  
137
5-26-1887
Rowland, Morrow Unk $10.00  
4
11-12-1884
Scheley, Miss (for) Colored $2.50 Box and plank
5
1-24-1885
Shaw, Janett (for) White $1.50 Bartow County, pauper
2
3-24-1886
Shelley Unk $2.00 By Dr. Young
26
7-2-1885
Shockley, T. B. (Mr.) Unk $18.00 Coffin & Bal
1
NG
Shroud, Capt. Unk $10.00 Two Coffins
28
9-15-1885
Shroull, J. T. (Mr.) Unk $24.00 2 large coffins, 2 small coffins
22
10-16-1885
Smith, Hymes (for) Colored $3.00  
113
9-28-1887
Smith, J. M. Unk $30.00 Burial Case & robe
61
2-12-1887
Smith, Jane (Mrs.) Unk $10.00  
136
6-4-1887
Smith, Johnson Colored $3.00 "Mr. A. J. Collins for Johnson Smith"
53
10-20-1886
Smith, Mrs. Unk $22.50 "Estate of Mrs. Smith" Coffin & burial robe. J. W. Stansol & W. P. Smith pay on the account
117
8-30-1887
Stancel, Child Unk $5.00 "M. R. Stancel, Child b case"
22
10-9-1885
Stephens, Prince (for) Colored $3.00  
8
2-12-1885
Stidmon, Homett (for) Colored $3.00 Bartow County, pauper, by J. C. Williams
8
4-17-1885
Sudeth, Cathrin (for) White $3.00  
52
12-22-1886
Sulvon, Denis (for) Colored $3.00  
40
12-4-1886
Sumner, J. Unk $20.00 Burial Case
23
7-13-1885
Terel, Anderson (Mr.) Unk $18.00 Coffin & Bal
23
9-6-1885
Terner (?), William Unk $9.00 Coffin & Bal
42
8-2-1886
Thurman, Harriet (for) Colored $3.00  
41
4-30-1886
Tipen, N. A. (Mrs.) Unk $25.00 Burial Case
4
11-7-1884
Tomkins, C. (for) Unk $2.00 City; bal
4
11-7-1884
Tomkins, Caleb (for) Unk $3.00 Bartow County, by A. R. Hudgins
26
8-22-1885
Tracey, Donald Unk $10.00 Coffin & Bal
36
1-15-1886
Turner, child (for) Colored $1.50 "Coffin for child of Bill & Laura Turner."
114
9-27-1887
Vaugn, John Unk $12.00  
119
8-8-1887
Waide, Thomas Unk $10.00 J. D. Allen security
51
1-16-1887
Wallas, William Unk $3.50 H. W. Wallas
132
6-10-1887
Ward, John (Mr.) Unk $30.00 Burial case & robe
132
5-9-1887
Ward, W. R. Unk $32.50 Coffin & burial robe
2
3-31-1886
Washington, Kid Unk $3.75  
20
6-25-1885
Wiley, Clark (for) Colored $3.00  
69
10-3-1895
Williams, Denis Unk $20.00 Burial Case
9
3-18-1885
Williams, Dennis Colored $4.00 Child's coffin
52
10-14-1886
Williams, J. W. Colored $3.00 "for order J. W. Williams."
5
12-12-1884
Williams, Jese (for) Unk $2.50 S. L. Vandiver
51
1-14-1887
Williams, Tobe Colored $1.50  
31
11-15-1885
Williams, W. A. Unk $4.00 Coffin & Bal
19
6-25-1885
Williams, W. A. (Mr.) Unk $16.00 Coffin & Bal
133
6-4-18887
Willson, Robert Unk $9.00  
22
7-24-1885
Wilmot, L. (for) Colored $3.00  
8
3-12-1885
Winder, Aner Colored $3.00 By super. Pauper Farm
8
4-17-1885
Wofford, Fannie (for) Colored $3.00  
20
7-5-1885
Wofford, Ned (for) Colored $3.00  
34
12-5-1885
Wofford, Spier (?) (for) Colored $3.00  
52
11-2-1886
Woods, Benny (for) White $3.00  
22
8-28-1885
Wooley, Martha (for) Colored $3.00  
30
10-6-1885
Young, Charles Unk $8.00 Entry crossed out
31
10-6-1885
Young, Charley Unk $8.00  
10
4-15-1885
Young, Charley Colored $5.00  

 

 

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