Robert Van Deusen Mill Book, 1862-1864

Donated by Karen Dutton

Forge Hollow, Oneida County, State of New York

(start of new page notated by *---KTD)

Probably the Robert Van Deusen m. Catharine Beekman and died in the Civil War.

John P. and Dewitt were Robertís brothers and appear to have used the empty portion of the book to keep household and building accounts. Many pages are torn or cut below the text, and several are missing altogether---KTD
 
*1862 

John Mann

       
    Paid Y. D. Phiney for 2 bolts .38  
July 7   Paid T. C. Hunt 20.00  
         
    [note: the remainder of the page is written in pencil and may be related to John P and Dewitt Van Deusen]    
    Expenses for Wards    
    One pair of shoes 1.75  
    For drawing of papers by Wendell 9.00  
    Paid to J. Wendell 5.00  
Dec. 7, 1864    2 slates  .37 ½  
Dec 7 1864    paid for Jackies Hats  4.00  
         
*Richard Landon        
Dec. 6, 1861   To 50 lbs flour  1.67  
    Cr by 4 bushels potatoes 1.00  
30   to 56 lbs flour  1.85  
    cr by 3 days work 3.00  
Jan 17, 1862   TO 22 LBS Rye flour (Jan 22 cr 1/2day work) .48  .50
30   to 1 sack flour  1.68  
    to 2 ½ lbs butter .35  
Feb. 21   to 1 sack flour  1.68  
Mar. 20   to 1 sack flour  1.68  
April 30   to 73 lbs corn and oats .91  
May 7   to 93 lbs corn in ear 1.04  
14   to 87 lbs corn ear (cr. By work) .98  11.00
23   to 38 lbs corn and oats  .48  
24   to 1 sack flour  1.68  
June 9   to 1 sack flour  1.68  
1   to 30 lbs corn meal .41  
19    to 58 lbs corn and oats  .72  
26   to 1 sack flour  1.68  
July 2   to 50 lbs corn and oats .62  
9   to 53 lbs corn and oats .66  
12   to 1 sack flour  1.68  
18   to 50 lbs corn and oats  .62  
    Cr by making vest for Mary   .68
    Cr by 5 cords wood stove length at 10 per cord   6.35
23   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
August 8   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
    Cr by cash   1.00
    To 50 lbs corn meal 2.36  
         
*Walter Cotterall        
Dec. 9, 1861   To 100 lbs corn meal 1.25  
13   Cr by cash   1.25
    To 52 lbs shorts .39  
20   To 100 lbs corn and oats 1.13  
    To 50 lbs shorts .37  
Feb. 10   To 1 sack flour by J. Kenon 1.68  
26   Cr by cash   2.00
Mar 6   To 51 lbs feed .38  
July 21   To 49 lbs flour 1.62  
26   Cr by cash   2.00
August 6   Cr by cash   .38
    Cr by cash   1.19
         
*David Chesebro        
Dec 9 1861   To balance on flour .44  
Feb 13 1862   Cr by making iron   .18
14   To 40 lb flour (paid in flour)    
25   To 20 lbs buc flour .42  
April 30   Cr by shoeing horse   .23
May 5   To 50 lbs corn meal .68  
June 12   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
23   To 20 lbs corn meal .25  
30   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
July 5   To 38 lbs flour order D Melvin 1.25  
26   To 18 lbs corn meal .25  
29   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
Aug 6   Cr by cash   1.00
         
*Marshall Buckingham        
Dec 11, 1861   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
April 23   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
May 24   Cr by cash   3.36
July 2   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
10   To 29 lbs corn meal .36  
26   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
29   To 50 lbs corn meal .68  
Sept 8   Cr by cash   4.40
         
*Yemans D Phiney        
Dec 11, 1861   To 25 lbs flour .84  
Jan 13 1862   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
    To 31 lbs flour .75  
Feb. 18   Cr by 2 bolts   .38
24   To 26 lbs flour .78  
April 10   To 44 lbs flour 1.43  
July 28   To 31 lbs flour 1.00  
Aug 2   Cr by cash   1.00
    Cr by sharpening mill-------   1.38
         
*Alfred Ross        
Dec 14 1861   To 1 Bus Corn .60  
20   To 1 peck corn .15  
Jan 7 1862   To 17 lbs shorts, and 22 lbs shorts .28  
11   To 17 lbs shorts 13  
18   To 62 lbs buc flour 1.40  
March 10 1862   To 307 lbs corn and oats 3.45  
    To 123 lbs shorts .92  
13   To 100 lbs corn and oats by Daniels 1.13  
April 3   To 113 lbs corn and oats 1.27  
7   To 62 lbs corn and oats .70  
    Cr by cash   .56
10   To 1 sack flour M. Melvin 1.63  
    Cr by buggy   10.00
12   To grinding 800 lbs corn oats .72  
28   To grinding 600 lbs corn oats .54  
30   To 1 sack flour by Melvin 1.63  
May 16   To grinding 470 lbs corn and oats .43  
24   To grinding 800 lbs corn and oats .72  
June 7   To grinding 837 lbs corn and oats .74  
14   To 516 lbs corn 5.16  
    To grinding 744 lbs corn and oats .65  
18   Cr by cash   10.00
28   To 245 lbs corn 2.45  
    To grinding 437 lbs corn oats .65  
July 5   To 311 lbs corn and oats 3.90  
11   To 136 lbs corn and oats 1.70  
    To 25 lbs corn meal .34  
14   To grinding 400 lbs feed .36  
18   To grinding 125 lbs corn oats .11  
22   To 95 lbs corn and oats 1.19  
         
*Daniel Titus        
Dec 17 1861   To 2 sacks flour 3.38  
    To 112 lbs corn meal 1.40  
    To 30 lbs buc flour .68  
    To 50 lbs shorts .37  
Jan 9 1862   Cr by cash   8.00
    To 3 sacks flour    
Feb.1   To 3 sacks flour 5.06  
(Dec 19, 1861)   To 1 sack flour by Yemans D. Phiney 1.69  
March 17   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
    Cr by cash   5.00
18   To 1 sack flour by Recard 1.68  
July 15   To 3 sacks flour 5.04  
Nov. 27   Cr by cash   13.04
         
*C. B. Gridley        
Dec 191861   To grinding 4 bus wheat .40  
    To grinding 1 ½ bus corn by son .07  
Jan 21, 1862   To grinding 3 bus wheat .30  
    Cr by cash   2.00
Feb 7   To 115 lbs shorts by M Foley .88  
    To 75 lbs shorts .68  
    To 86 lbs Cornell .96  
    To grinding 4 bush wheat .40  
    To grinding 4 bus wheat m. Foley .40  
March 25   To 64 lbs shorts grinding 264 lbs corn foley .72  
    To grinding 4 bush wheat and 356 lbs corn oats .72  
April 5   To grinding 456 lbs corn oats .41  
    To grinding 250 lbs corn oats .22  
18   To grinding 458 lbs corn oats .41  
    Cr by cash   3.00
May 7   To grinding 500 lbs corn and oats .45  
22   To grinding 400 lbs corn and oats .36  
    To grinding 4 bus wheat .40  
    Cr by cash   .38
July 5   To grinding 3 bus wheat .30  
    Cr by cash   2.70
12   To grinding 300 lbs feed .27  
24   To grinding 4 bus wheat .40  
    To grinding 2 bus buc wheat 170 lbs corn oats .26  
         
*David L. Barton        
Dec 20, 1861   To grinding 680 lbs corn and oats .60  
Jan 16, 1862   To grinding 762 lbs corn and oats .75  
Feb 7   To 1 sack flour at 15/6 1.68  
    Cr by 1 ¾ cords bark   3.50
22   To grinding 700 corn and oats .63  
March 13   To grinding 900 lbs corn .81  
April 2   To grinding 775 lbs corn .69  
19   To grinding 540 lbs corn .49  
26   To grinding 750 lbs corn .68  
May 2   To grinding 837 lbs corn .74  
11   To grinding 575 lbs corn .52  
July 5   Cr by cash   4.09
         
*Thomas Don        
Jan 11 1862   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
30   To 50 lbs buc flour 1.12  
Feb 21   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
    Cr by 3 days work on dyke   2.25
Sept 13   Cr by cash   2.23
         
*Thomas S. Lyman        
Jan 13 1862   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
    Cr by cash   1.68
         
*Sherman Daniels        
Jan 18 1862   To 50 lbs buc flour 1.12  
    To 1 sack flour 1.50  
Feb 7   Cr by cash   2.00
    To 100lbs buc flour 2.25  
Mar 15   Cr by cash   2.50
    To 50 lbs buc flour 1.00  
    To 1 sack flour 1.38  
July 26   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
30   Cr by cash   2.00
         
    Page cut out of book (also portions of several pages torn or cut out below text)    
         
*William L. Barton        
Feb 9 1862   To grinding 700lbs corn .63  
    To grinding 5 ½ bus wheat .55  
15   Cr by ¼ beef 116 lbs   5.22
Mar 22   To grinding 800 lbs corn .72  
April 11   To grinding 819 lbs corn .74  
April 26   To grinding 764 lbs corn .69  
May 5   To grinding 685 lbs corn .61  
16   To grinding 640 lbs corn .55  
July 26   To grinding 225 lbs corn .20  
         
*A. P. Root        
Dec 30, 1861   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
Feb 14 1862   To order Mr. Diver 3.37  
26   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
    To 162 lbs corn and oats 1.82  
March 17   To 1 sack flour by son 1.68  
Nov. 25   Cr by cash   10.23
         
*J. F. Barton        
Feb 17 1862   To grinding 588 lbs corn ear .53  
March 4   To grinding 415 lbs corn .37  
24   To grinding 730 lbs corn .65  
April 22   To grinding 590 lbs corn .53  
May 2   To grinding 1070 lbs corn and oats .96  
    To grinding 3 bus wheat .30  
15   To grinding 582 lbs corn and oats .51  
July 23   To grinding 6 bus wheat  .60  
Nov 26   Cr by cash   4.45
         
*D. R. Stanton        
Feb 19 1862   To balance on flour .62  
April 7   To 53 lbs corn and oats .60  
    To 40 lbs corn meal .50  
19   Cr by cash   1.72
29   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
May 1   To 45 lbs corn and oats .56  
16   To 2 bus oats .72  
26   Cr by cash   1.00
June 10   To 65 lbs corn meal .81  
16   To 1 sack flour 1.63  
23   To 100 lbs corn meal 1.25  
July 14   To 83 lbs corn meal 1.04  
July 30   To 62 lbs corn meal .75  
    Cr by cash   3.00
Sept 10   Cr by cash   .60
         
*Marcus Lyman        
Feb 22 1862   To 127 lbs buc flour 2.69  
April 24   Cr by cash   2.69
May 20   To 1 sack flour by D. Melvin 1.68  
June 14   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
July 31   Cr by cash   .32
         
*John McHale        
March 1, 1862   To 66 lbs cornell .74  
June 18   To 21 lbs corn meal .26  
July 9   Cr by cash 1.00  
         
*David Small        
March 22 1862   To 1 sack flour 1.63  
Nov 25   Cr by cash   1.03
         
*Charles Montgomery        
April 23, 1862   To grinding 570 lbs corn and oats .52  
May 16   Cr by cash   .52
June 9   To grinding 325 lbs feed .30 .30
    (cr by cash $65.17 written in in pencil)    
         
*S. F. Tooley        
March 8, 1862   To 658 lbs corn and oats 7.40  
    Cr by 6 bushels potatoes   3.00
April 24   To 486 lbs corn and oats 6.07  
    Cr by cash   5.00
May 11   To 205 lbs corn meal 2.56  
    Cr by cash   4.00
24   To 1 sack flour 1.68  
27   Cr by cash   5.71
         
*James M. Lomis        
April 28, 1862   To 2 sacks flour 3.25  
Nov 25   Cr by cash   3.25
         
* William Adams        
May 16 1862   To 62 lbs corn and oats .77  
    To 88 lbs corn and oats 1.10  
    To 102 lbs corn meal 1.40  
June 9   Cr by cash   3.27
         
*George Teft        
April 26, 1862   To 50 lbs oats and corn and grinding .60  
May 28   To 1 ½ bus oats .54  
    To grinding 135 lbs oats corn .11  
    1 account between April and May 1.25  
         
    (rest of inner pages of book seem to have been used by J. P. and Dewitt Van Deusen to kep household and building accounts in 1877ósee table below)    
         
*last page        
    Purchased Wheat to grain for Mill    
Dec. 1 1861   Bot of John Mann 114 bus wheat at 9/6 per bus 135.38  
    Bot of John Mann 36 bus corn at 50 cts per bus 18.00  
    Bot of John Mann 6400 coal 16.00  
10   Bot of Mr. Glen 66 bus 15 lbs wheat at 9/per bus 74.53  
15   Bot of George Sawyer 25 bus wheat at 10 per bus 31.25  
    Shorts wheat flour buc flour buckwheat of----- 2.23  
    Six bus 48 lbs corn 7 flour sacks 3.86  
    Two shoats 17.00  
18   75 flour sacks 6.50  
    Bot Sillenbeck & Smith 2000 buc flour at 13 per hund 32.50  
    Freight & cartage on Buck wheat flour 4.70  
24   Bot 8 ½ bus wheat at 10/ per bus 10.63  
27   Bot of Morgan Brooks 20 bus 30 lbs wheat at 10 25.62  
29   Bot 1 gallon oil at 10 1.25  
    Bot of Sillenbeck Smith 400 sacks 33.00  
Jan 20 1862   Bot of Curtis 9 bus ½ wheat at 10/ per bus 11.88  
23   Paid Taxes 8.11  
Feb 18   Bot of Hinman 34 bus 30 lbs wheat 43.12  
March 20   Bot of Mr. Hitchcock 29 bus 7 lbs wheat 9/ 34.58  
April 12   Bot of Abr. Fields 35 bus & 4 lbs corn ear 19.60  
May 26   Bot of Mr. Burn corn and oats 14.46  
         

 

The unused portions of the book appear to have been used later by Dewitt and J. P Van Deusen for housekeeping and building accounts in 1877. The reference to "Mary my w" could be to John P. Van Deusenís first wife, Mary.
 
         
    Several pages cut out    
         
Apr 1877   Dewitt Van Deusen to J. P. Van Deusen    
    Myself   .60
Apr   For myself, left in bank   10.00
    Myself   4.40
    Myself   3.50
Apr 29   Paid Abe Sponible   1.00
        4.18
    Overalls   .75
    Beef   .24
    Paid for Lime, Dewitt --- this   2.00
May   To Hiram Walrath for labor on house   10.00
    Paid to mary my w   .50
    For nails   2.90
    Nails   3.26
    Use of screw   .25
    For myself to John Hess for plowing   .25
    For groceries   .86
May 26   Gerley for coal   3.46
    To Henninger for repairing boots   2.00
    To Dave Smith for Sack Flour   2.75
    Dave   .12
    Paid on stove, balance. Undue charge five dollars   8.38
    1 hoe   .50
    Soda   .05
    Level   .15
June   Sugar 35 cts, lemons 9 cts, beef 27 cts, carpet tax 7 cts, thread 4 cts, cucumber seed, 5 cts 2 lemons 6 cts for J. hat 1.40 milk cts, whole amount 2.38    
    Milk   .10
    Paid to Mary    $2.00
*starts new page   4 lbs sugar   .46
    Pea nuts   .08
    1 peck peas   .20
    Nails   .33
    Shoes for Mab (?)   2.50
    Ointment   .50
    Milk   .05
    Used for groceries to flour and sugar   5.00
July 1877   Chalk line   .11
    Raisins   .18
    Beef   .21
    Shoes mended   .70
    For nails   .30
    p. nut   .10
    Gave to Mary   4.00
    Paid for nails   .45
    Sugar soap and Winbergrer (?)   1.28
    Express charges on money   .50
    Medicine   1.00
    Wine and salt   .80
    Crackers   .30
    Gin and starch   .35
    Med & c   .31
    I used   1.92
    I used   1.88
    Provisions   5.47
    1 keg nails   2.75
    38 lbs lath nails   2.03
         
* new page   Dewitt Van Deusen to Earnst Spriaghtmire 77    
1877   Paid by Dewitt   10.00
Apr       1.50
April 28th   On Saturday paid E. Straightmire

For lime paid to Straitmire

  5.00
    Paid to Abram Craig to Straightmire   1.00
July 1877   Paid Straightmire   30.00
         
*new page        
Apr 24th 1877   Paid Menzo Ehle drawing stone   3.75
    For stone to copernoll 6 yds   3.75
         
*new page   Hiram Walrath time on house 8 days 1/2  
    Davis time 9 ½  
         
    Account of teaming    
    Reuben Lintner 3 loads sand at 50 cts 1.50  
    H. Fikes 3 loads of lime 6 shillings per load 2.25  
    Last load was 20 shillings worth    
         
    Rees of Gregory 5 pails paint    
    2 pails paint    
         
*Building account        
    For lime for cellar wall   2.00
    Hiram Walrath   10.00
    For nails   2.90
    Nails   3.26
    Use of screw   .25
    Nails   .33
    For nails   .30
    For nails   .45
    1 keg nails   2.75
    38 lbs nails   2.03
    Finishing nails   .20
    Mortar hair   .87
    Shingle nails   .08
    For lime   8.96
    Sand   4.37
    Marble dust and Glens Falls lime   2.30
    Paid for ½ thousand shingles   2.20
    A. Wiles for taking Home Roollers   .75
    For nails   .35
    Paid R. Linher (?)for drawing sketching   .50
    1 gal oil   .70
    Shelac   .30
    Brick   1.30
    C. Lube   .15
    Paid Davis of my money   6.50
    Paid Alf Yorden for use of Rooters   3.00