[APG Public List] Help with occupation on census

Nicole La Rue nikkisbc at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 9 19:04:21 MDT 2009


It looks like a misspelling of sugared, written like "sugard", to make manufacturer of "sugard" flag root. There is an old ingredient called sweet flag root, I wonder if this could be the same thing.



Nicole LaRue


http://genealogist-in-training.blogspot.com/




> On Oct 9, 2009, at 4:29 PM, Laura Prescott
> wrote:
> 
> I would be eternally grateful if
> anyone can help me decipher the occupation for Benjamin
> Rogers on line 47 of the Nantucket, Massachusetts, 1880
> census (ED 492, p. 21). I am looking at the image on
> Ancestry at:
> 
> http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=View&r=an&dbid=6742&iid=MAT9_547-0024&fn=Maria+L.&ln=Rogers&st=r&ssrc=&pid=16982441
> 
> 
> 
> Of special interest, check out line 18 of the same page.
> James Chase is identified as a rigger and, at 96, the oldest
> inhabitant of the town and oldest freemason in the state, if
> not in US. Some census takers can really make your day. I
> rather wish I needed to research the Chase family after
> reading that.
> 
> 
> 
> Thanks in advance for any help.
> 
> 
> 
> Best,
> 
> Laura
> 
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> Laura G. Prescott
> 
> Brookline, NH
> 
> www.LauraPrescott.com
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