Monday, April 28, 2014

1803 Freeport, Maine handwritten document; Ralph Cross; Ezra Ames; M. A. Cross

October 21, 1803 Freeport, Maine, handwritten document, with names of Ralph Cross, Ezra Ames and M. A. Cross.

See another document concerning Ralph Cross.


Freeport, October 21, 1803
For Value Received of Ralph Cross, I promise to pay him or his order the Sum of nineteen dollars and fifty seven cents on demand with interest.      
Witness: M. A. Cross                                          Ezra Ames

From online research, hopefully correct:  [corrections and additions welcome!]

Ralph Cross was likely the Ralph Cross born about 1764 and a merchant at Portland, Maine, who started a store at Freeport, Maine, about 1800. He died 15 October 1815 at Portland, Maine.

There was an Ezra Ames born 22 April 1769 at Lewiston, Maine, son of James and Elizabeth (Hall) Ames.  He married Lucy Garcelon, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Annis) Garcelon.   I'm not sure that Ezra was the person who made out the document, however.

And I'm not sure who M. A. Cross was, but perhaps a Cross relative hired to run the store at Freeport.

If you have more information on the three people mentioned in the document above: Ralph Cross; Ezra Ames or M. A. Cross, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks for stopping by!

Freeport, Maine [A] and Portland, Maine [B]

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