December 30, 1740

1740 December 30 (Tuesday).  Mr. James Fay with a Number of Hands came to get wood and brought one yoke of Oxen.  The Hands with him were his Two Brethren, Robert Bradish, Jonas Child, Samuel Bumpso, Samuel Baker,[1] Elijah Rice,[2] Ephraim Whitney,[3] Noah How, and Stephen Maynard with a Team (paid for by Mr. Fay).  Joshua Townsend aged 8 Dy’d, and Mr. Beemans youngest Daughter of 5 years of age.  I rode to Mr. Beemans.  Eleazer exceeding bad and all the rest sick.  John McClung of Pensylvania, on his Journey, came at Night.

[1]Son of Edward Baker.

[2]Son of Charles Rice.

[3]Son of Nathaniel Whitney.