A Cow, a Horse and Four Hogs

These items appear on the inventory of the goods of Joseph Marlow, deceased, of Charles County, Maryland, dated 7 June 1765. Other items appearing on this 250 year-old inventory include:
  • seven pounds of old feathers
  • one sow and four shoats
  • a small bed with oznabuge [sic] tick
  • one bundle of Indian corn
  • 2 earthen pots of fat
  • 25 pounds of old pewter
  • 10 pounds of pot iron
  • a horse bell
  • a gallon jug
Interesting treasures such as this two and-one-half-century-old inventory await in the vertical files of the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society library. Read this inventory for yourself, or browse the files for other genealogical gems. The vertical files may be viewed in the original paper copies at the library, or in digital format on the library’s computers.