Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

What $550 Bought in 1828

I'm in the midst of analyzing a lot of records for a report. I came across an interesting chattel deed from 1828. Here's a list of what $550 could buy in 1828 in northeast Mississippi:

  • negro boy Harry (age 24)
  • one sorrell horse
  • one clock
  • two feather beds and furniture
  • 8 head of cattle
  • 30 head of hogs
  • one woman’s saddle
  • one man’s saddle
  • 8 chairs
  • 2 pots
  • 2 ovens
  • one skillet
  • 3 pails
  • one washing tub
  • 3 tin pans
  • 2 tin buckets
  • 12 plates
  • one desk
  • one set of tea cups and saucers
  • 2 glass pitchers
  • one trunk
  • one band box
  • one sugar box
  • one looking glass
  • one set of knives and forks
  • one loom
  • 3 bedsteads
  • one table
  • one spinning wheel
  • one pair cotton cards
  • 2 bottles

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