1811 Original hand written Orphan's Court transcript; Northampton County, Pennsylvania - signed and dated July 5th., 1811 by Thomas Jones Rogers (1781-1832). Mr Rogers was the Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania, serving from March 1818 until April 1824.
What a wonderful piece of well preserved family history. An ORIGINAL court "Exemplification", (true copy ) of the proceedings regarding the valuation of real estate from a 1809 Orphans Court hearing in Northampton County, PA. The document was hand-written and signed by Thomas Jones Rogers. Mr Rogers was a celebrated printer, a well known newspaper Editor and Owner of the " Northampton Farmer, served as Orphan's Court Clerk, Register and Recorder. Rogers was elected to Congress and served a vacated seat in 1818. He was then re-elected to 3 additional terms. Rogers served until April of 1824 then re-signed.
The document is complete and has the original cotton-laced bindings with vellum record tags. The court SEAL is impressed to the left of the signature. The folded pages are firm and the page edges are not brittle.The front page of the document has no writing. The back page reads, "Exempli" Nicholas Fisher. Inside are 5 pages of hand written records,including instructions by the court.
Other notable accomplishments and bio of Thomas Jones Rogers:
+ Born in Waterford, Ireland - 1781 + Worked as an apprentice for Samuel Harrison Smith, publisher of the Universal Gazette + Naval Officer 1830-1832 + Pennsylvania State Senate 1815 + Brigadier General state militia, 1820's + Lafayette College Trustee, 1826-1832 + Father of William Findlay Rogers, Civil War general
Names mentioned within the document: Robert Porter - Judge John Copper - Judge Daniel Wagener - Judge Mathias Delong - deceased Nicholas Fisher - petitioner Catharine Fisher - petitioner
Other possible names: Ten children of deceased including - Elizabeth Delong-Herring (married George Herring), Joseph Delong, Christine Delong-Wagner, Andrew Lechler, John Seiby, Ferdinan Tollweiler.........many, many other family names from the area.
Size - 13 1/4" x 16" The material is a heavy bond paper of some kind.
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