September 22, 2015

Is this Your Ancestor? June 1879: Hugh Russell to Sarah Aldritt. Chattel Mortgage

Is this Your Ancestor? June 1879: Hugh Russell to Sarah Aldritt. Chattel Mortgage
While antique hunting I was lucky enough to come across several documents from 1879. Not wanting them to be lost, I purchased them with the plan of publishing them here on my Olive Tree Genealogy blog and on my Olive Tree Genealogy website

I'm also going to offer the originals for sale on my Antique Hunter blog, so stay tuned as I publish each document! This document is a Chattel Mortgage. 

Definition of a Chattel Mortgage: A term used to describe a loan arrangement in which an item of movable personal property is used as security for the loan. Source: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/chattelmortgage.asp

14 June 1879: Hugh Russell to Sarah Aldritt. Chattel Mortgage to secure the sum of $244.00, Due 14 June 1880
Abstract: Hugh Russell of the Township of Delaware, County of Middlesex to Sarah Aldritt of the Village of Aylmer in the County of Elgin, widow. Sarah is putting up horses, cows, calves, wagons and farm equipment as collateral for the loan.

Witnessed by William Augustus Glover of the Village of Aylmer, Elgin County

Lorine's Research: In November 1882 the widow Sarah Aldrit [sic] of Aylmer, Elgin County died at the age of 74. She is noted as being born in the United States. Her son's name is recorded as T. H. Davis. That clue (Davis) led me to Sarah Davis, widow, born in USA, age 73 living in Aylmer, Elgin County in 1881.

Marriage records show that in 1861 Sarah Davis, age 52, born New York and living in Malahide Twp Elgin County married James Aldritt. 1851 Census for Malahide shows Sarah Davis, born New York, age 42, widow with Emeline Davis and Truman Davis (age 21 and no doubt the T.H. Davis who was the informant at Sarah's death)

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