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Inventory of Edward B. Edwards

Inventory of Edward B. Edwards

Note by Phyllis Brown:  Edward Barber Edwards is my 4th great-grandfather.  He married Nancy Linton, daughter of Captain John Linton and Ann Mason, about 1795.  Edward was born in Maryland, April 21, 1768, to Jonathan Edwards and Sarah Barber.  Edward and Nancy had eight children.

An Inventory of the Estate of Edward B. Edwards, deceased, taken at his late dwelling house by Thomas Janes, Thomas Hagan and John Rudd this 13 March 1824.

Stephen                              200.00

Charles                                250.00

Polly                                    150.00

Hannah                               200.00

Wagon and gear               80.00

One Horse                            3.00

One Horse                          40.00

One Horse                          25.00

One Horse                            6.00

One Horse                            5.00

One Horse                            5.00

One Horse                          30.00

12 head of Cattle              60.00

5 Calves                                7.50

4 Hogs                                 44.00

8 Sheep                                 8.00

3 Sows and pigs                  9.00

Wheat fan                            5.00

4 Shovel ploughs                 4.00

2 Barshear ploughs            3.00

2 Iron wedges                     0.75

Grindstone                           7.50

Three Scythes & Blades     4.00

Lot of old iron                     1.50

5 axes                                    5.00

7 hoes & mattock               3.00

Crosscut saw & file            4.00

Hand saw & 2 augers         2.00

3 linen wheels                     3.00

5 large wheels                     3.00

8 tubs                                    2.00

Wooden ware                     0.75

2 Kettles & hooks               4.00

Pot ovens & hooks             4.00

Loom                                     5.00

Cupboard & furniture        8.00

6 Windsor chairs                 6.00

6 Chairs                                 1.00

Knives & forks                     0.75

Pewter                                  1.50

2 Tables                                4.00

Looking glass                       0.75

Tea board                             1.50

Bell                                        0.50

Bedstead & furniture       20.00

Two bedsteads                  40.00

Three trunks                        0.37

Tea kettle & shovel            1.50

Basket                                   0.25

Chair                                      1.50

Bed coverings                    30.00

Bedstead & furniture       15.00

Two bedsteads                  15.00

Three ?                                  0.75

3 replies »

  1. Hello,
    I’m researching an 1803 penny that has been counterstamped “E. B. EDWARDS”. This coin would have been stamped sometime in the early to mid 1800s, most likely by a skilled metal worker, machinist or silversmith/jeweler. Don’t know if that matches anyone related to Edward Barton Edwards, but thought I would inquire. I would be happy to send an image of the coin to whomever might respond (my email is Thank you!
    John Sculley

      • Hi,
        Thanks for the response. Many times coins were counterstamped by individuals who already had the tools and know-how to create a metal punch: silversmiths, tinsmiths, blacksmiths, gunsmiths and so on. They would use the punch to mark their tools and implements as well as the products they manufactured. Some would stamp coins as a way to advertise their name and services. Later, around the Civil War, counterstamped coins were used as “dog tags” — many were holed and worn for identification. There is lots of information on counterstamped coins available online…there are many collectors who spend a lot of time identifying the persons who issued counterstamped coins. Often, their stories are fascinating. Hope this info helps.
        John S.

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