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Title Gordon diary
Dates 1774-1796
Creator Gordon, Amos
Extent 1 volume, 74 pages (14.5cm x 9cm)
ID Number MS999Gordon
Admin/Biographical History Amos Gordon, born circa 1743. Married Mehitable Goodwin of Berwick on 12 September 1781. Notes in this book indicate Amos Gordon was Constable in Biddeford about 1790. The Gordons lived in the Biddeford area for some years; Amos' date of death is not certain, but could be circa 1830. Mehitable died in Henniker N.H. in 1832, and her death record states that at that time she was a widow.
Scope & Content Single volume notebook/diary by Biddeford Constable Amos Gordon; includes business transactions, notes, and day-to-day dealings. Record of business during and after the American Revolution. Also includes list with Biddeford tax rates for 1783.

Names found in the volume include but are not limited to: John Wormwood, William Camet, Joseph Morrill, John Morrill, Benjamin Nason, Maj. Samuel Jordan, Richard Goodwin, Rev. Nathaniel Webster, Benjamin Haley, John Gordon, Ebenezar Hill, Jorge Pring, Abraham Story, Dr. Aron Porter, Paul Thompson, Josiah Long, Maj. Rishworth Jordan, Jeremiah Hill, D. King.
Source Gerard Morin and Glenn B. Skillin
Local Subjects Biddeford