SNOW & KEYES - ATLAS MILL CLINTON, MICHIGAN
First Accounts Ledger Book of 1838-1847
by John E. Hoyt, 2004
This is the complete digitalized images of this Mill's first Account ledger. There are 1,078 images. I have made several CD's for a computer, for ease of viewing. I have had to scan each page twice as the ledger is longer then a regular page, but thinner. Dimensions are 16 " x &" x 3". This was found by my Grandfather, Hugh P Hoyt, in the Atlas Milling Company's mill office, as they pulled the Huge safe in the mill office from the wall, for renovations, back in the 1940's. He then gave it to my Father, Paul M. Hoyt, for safe keeping within his Family, and told me, back in the 1960's when I became a senior in High School, when I became interested in the many Hoyt mills and Hoyt family history. He told me to keep it and pass it on, since I was the only son, to be interested in the Genealogy, along with receiving the Family Hoyt Histories, The Genealogical History of the Hoyt, Haight, Hight Families, by David W. Hoyt, published in 1871 Book, and all the Documents, after his death in 1975. When his wife, my Mother died, all the Family History and Documents passed on to me, as I was doing research in the area where I was living, Lowell. Our Michigan Hoyt Families were in the towns of Lyons-Muir, Stanton, and Remus, Pinckney, Deerfield and Tecumseh, before coming to Clinton.
There are a few notables in these pages that I should mention:
on Pg 43a, Dec. 18, 1843 JS Snow Cash Out $1,298.56
on Pg 114a, Jan. 08, 1844 S. Galley, Expense Cash for Labour $ 420.00
on Pg 124b, Jul. 29, 1844 E. Crane Serv, Expense Work on race $ 352.00 Rent of Mill $1,000.00 = $1, 352.00
on Pg 127b, Sep. 2, 1844 Expense Road Tax $ 20.00
on Pg 158, Feb. 19, 1845 Expenses Paid on Taxes $ 59.09 Rent to Gibson $ 580.00 = $ 639.09
on Pg 158, Feb. 19 1845 by Dist JS Snow (Subscription) $ 120.00
on Pg 158, Feb. 19, 1845 to Dist. L.R. Gunn, Subscription for Meeting House, $ 120.00
on Pg 197, Oct. 22, 1845 Dist S. Given $ 50.88, 4000 Flour Bbls (.29ea) $1,160.00 + $1220.88
on Pg 236, Feb. 13, 1846 Expense paid Rent up to Feb. 01, 1846 $1,000.00, Expense to Detroit Monroe $ 10.00 = $1,010.00
on Pg 265, Apr 13, 1846 R. Brownell Jr, Cash in wheat $1,932.00,
By Wheat Red $1,782.32, Rent house at Jackson $ 17.50 = $1,918.38 (?)
on Pg Snow-&-Keyes-Accts_Back pages-pg-01a We find in 1847, that E. Hine worked in Garden 1/2 day for $1.50, Cistern, Cut Lumber and in mill race.
on Pg Snow-&-Keyes-Accts_Back pages-pg-02b I find that in 1846, account Labour paid for in digging Cellar on farm. Paid Richardson 1/2 day $1.13, Paid Hines for 3 days $3.00. E. Hines, took 139 lbs fo Flour, and Sept. 23, 1846 on D.Keyes for $4.00, and in Aug. 29, 1846 a Cr (edit), and Sept. 23, 1846, by 4 days work, up to this time. $4.00 + $0.00 = avg. $1.00 per days work in 1846.
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