|Photo by Brian Zoldak, 2012, used with permission|
With his mother so recently deceased the previous year, it must have been hard on the farming family to lose another man. I don't even know what his middle name was.
In my STEWART family Bible, there was a very thick parchment paper, which I carefully scanned. It is a legal document for Edward F. STEWART's estate. At first, I was so mesmerized by the signatures, I didn't even think about this as an important document.
|Dudley W. Stewart in charge of Edward's estate|
North Stonington Oct 25th 1843
Denison N. Stewart
William R. Wheeler
Betsey R. Swan
Nathaniel M. Crary