Saturday, July 29, 2017

Deed 12-85 From Mrs. Bowers Of Cooperstown

New York, Land Records, 1630-1975, Livingston Deeds 1833-1835:

...Magarette M. W. [Wilson] Bowers of Cooperstown in the County of Otsego, New York, wife of John M. Bowers of the same place...
Quit Claim 
To Zachariah Spencer
14 September 1833
Of Livonia, Livingston, New York
Part of Lot #88 in Town of Conesus
Also mentioned: Matthew McNinch; Henry Brown (Otsego Co.)

"...At the same time the debutante daughter, Margaretta Wilson, became a favorite with Mrs. Washington, who distinguished her with courtesies rarely shown to persons of her age. A contemporary letter describes her appearance at a drawing room given by the President and Mrs. Washington: 'Miss Wilson looked beautifully last night.'" 

[Source - Story of Cooperstown]

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