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Lot #21
Sold For$2,600.00(hammer price)
 $3,120.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedJuly 14, 2019


Handwritten list of the fourteen children born to Jesse Gardenner [sic] and Betsey Alley, with birth dates from 1802 to 1825. Lists the date of death for eight of the children, some of whom died in early childhood. Record centered on a watercolor and ink architectural background. Inscribed in ink in lower margin Jesse Gardenner [sic] Married to Betsey Alley November 18 in the year of our Lord 1801 Jesse Gard Died Merch [sic]10 1826". Inscribed adjacent in a different hand "Betsey Gardner died January 24 - 1863". Genealogical research based on Nantucket Historical Association Research Library records indicate Jesse Gardner was the son of Sylvanus Gardner and Anna Folger, and Betsey Alley was the daughter of Jacob Alley and Eunice Folger. Copies of the research material are included in the lot. 18.75" x 13.75" sight. Framed 23" x 18"."


Not examined out of frame. Appears to be genererally well preserved.

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