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Re: Benjamin Scott, Decatur Twp
Posted by: jc (ID *****5058) Date: October 30, 2005 at 07:08:30
In Reply to: Benjamin Scott, Decatur Twp by Richard Sherer of 942

You indicate he was listed as a "tailor" in Decatur Twp in the 1850 census.

This leads me to believe his parents may have given him to a tailor in an apprenticeship arrangement. Perhaps the parents were given a stipend from the person who took the boy. It was not uncommon to do so.

What was the occupation of the father? If he was a farmer, it is almost a given that he could not have given his young son superior skills to become a tailor.

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