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Asa Pingree Papers (1770-1834) Papers

Asa Pingree Papers (1770-1834) Papers

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ASA PINGREE (1770-1834) PAPERS, 1794-1853





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Pingree, Asa, 1770-1834
Title:Asa Pingree Papers (1770-1834) Papers
Dates:1794/1853
Quantity:0.5 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversized folder)
Abstract:This collection contains the papers of Asa Pingree and his wife, Annar Perkins Pingree.
Identification:MSS 900

Series List


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the papers of Asa Pingree and his wife, Annar Perkins Pingree. There are two volumes of ledgers documenting Pingree’s shoemaking business and other accounts related to running his farm and personal expenses. The collection also consists of loose receipts, legal documents, letters from his son David, a diary, and the inventory of his estate. There is a "family record" in which births and marriages were recorded by both Asa Pingree (1732-1811) and Asa Pingree Jr. (1770-1834), which may have been copied from a family Bible. The receipts for the living expenses of Annar Pingree, after the death of her husband, and a draft of her will are also included in this collection.


Biographical Sketch

Asa Pingree was born to Asa Pingree (1732-1811) and Elisabeth Kneeland (1736-1803) on June 25, 1770. He married Annar Perkins (1771-1853) in 1795. Pingree was a farmer and shoemaker in New Rowley, (now Georgetown) Massachusetts until he moved to Bridgton, Maine, where he built a saw and grist mill. In 1813 he and his family returned to Massachusetts. He and Annar had five children: David (1795-1863); Annar (1797-1875); Mary (1801-1880); Thomas Perkins (1803-1864); and Asa (1807-1869). Pingree died April 24, 1834 in New Rowley.


Annar Perkins was born to Moses Perkins (1732-1807) and Annar Cummings (1734-1825) on May 31, 1771 in Topsfield, Massachusetts. She died on June 10, 1853. Her brother, Thomas Perkins (1758-1830), never married and left half of his estate to his nephew David, the oldest child of Annar and Asa Pingree.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Pingree Family
Pingree, Annar Perkins, 1771-1853
Pingree, Asa, 1770-1834
Pingree, Asa, 1807-1869
Pingree, David, 1795-1863
Genealogy
Shoemakers--Massachusetts
Bridgton (Me.)
Georgetown (Mass.)
Account books
Diaries
Letters

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Asa Pingree Papers, MSS 900, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Pingree family heirs.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Jennifer Hornsby, November 2013.


Related Material

Pingry, William M. Genealogical record of the descendants of Moses Pengry, of Ipswich, Mass.: so far as ascertained/collected and arranged by William M. Pingry. Ludlow, Vt.: Warner & Hyde, printers, 1881.

Asa Pingree (1807-1869) Papers, 1820-1931, MSS 902

David Pingree (1795-1863) Papers, MSS 901


Asa Pingree Family Tree (select Pingrees displayed)


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