Category Archives: Document of the Week

Papers of the Continental Congress, compiled 1774 – 1789

This document from the National Archives describes the events of April 19, 1775 at Concord Bridge as testified by men of  Lexington, MA before the Continental Congress.  The men, including Abraham Garfield, testified that it was the British who first … Continue reading

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Will of Edward Garfield

The will and inventory of Edward of Garfield of Watertown, MA, who came to America in 1630.  Edward was born in Hillmorton, Warwickshire, England the on the 28th of July, 1583 to Thomas and Agnes Garfield.  He had three brothers, … Continue reading

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United Brethren Church Document

This weeks document highlights a charter for a UB Church to be founded at Marvin in French Creek, NY.  Dated March 20th, 1897 it was found among documents given to my grandmother from her father’s (Albert Bayle) house.  It shows … Continue reading

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