Ann Hillyard indenture to Alan Wood (photostat)1835
The Ann Hillyard in this contract might be Ann Hillyard (1824-1895) who married Richard Watkins (1799-1878), but it is not confirmed. This item is a photostat copy from microfilm of Ann Hillyard indenture to Alan Wood (1800-1881). Wood operated Alan Wood Iron and Steel Company in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
The Ann Hillyard in this contract might be Ann Hillyard (1824-1895) who married Richard Watkins (1799-1878), but it is not confirmed.
Indentured servitude was a form of labor, in which a person agreed to work without salary for a specific number of years. In this case, Martha Hillyard apprenticed her daughter, Ann Hillyard, to Alan Wood (1800-1881) and his wife Ann Hunter Dewees (1804-1889).
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Photostat copy from microfilm (found in Wood family papers, accession 0704) of Ann Hillyard indenture to Alan Wood. Martha Hillyard apprenticed her ten-year-old daughter, Ann Hillyard, to Alan Wood and his wife Ann Wood until Hillyard's eighteenth birthday. She was learn and work at the trade of housewifery; in return, she was to be provided with food, clothing, shelter, and one year's schooling.
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- Ann Hillyard indenture to Alan Wood (photostat)
- John Beverly Riggs
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