Manuscript Group 155, David Ross (1720-1795), Cooper and bell maker Records, 1756-1794
Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
Manuscript Group 155,
David Ross (1720-1795), Cooper and bell maker
Records, 1756-1794, 0.2
linear feet / 3 volumes
Call Number: MG 155
Kept by an Elizabeth
cooper. Indexed in volume.
David Ross (1720-1795) was a barrel and
bell maker who lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He married Hannah Ross
(1723-1791) and they had at least one daughter named Keziah (1758-1767).
Monumental Inscriptions, Union County,
Vol. 2, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.
This collection consists of three volumes
that record business transactions of David Rosss cooperage and bell foundry
between 1756-1795. The first is an index of accounts, the second is a
combination account book and daybook, and the third is a daybook. Typical
jobs performed by Ross include the making of barrels, tubs, hoops, and he also
did general construction and excavation. Of note is an untitled song
written in the back of the second volume dated November 10, 1783.
See other coopers’
Processed by Luis Delfino, October 2000 as part of the “Farm to
City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications
and Records Commission.