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From: Chris H <>
Subject: Re: [HudsonRV] Re: NY-HUDSONRV-D Digest V02 #8
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 04:53:07 -0500
Here in Maryland, in the old days, farm help, young apprentices
(although we seldom apprenticed children to farmers) or children of the
family, went to school (eleven grades, not twelve), from end of harvest
to first cultivation. In my lifetime (I'm 76) children seldom went back
to school regularly in hunting season, either!
>I have found my great-grandfather, JOHN CARROLL, living on a farm in
>Kingston, NY in the 1850 census. The farm is owned by a family named
>Nichols. John is 17 at the time and listed as having attended school that
>year. The Nichols family consists of a mother, father and two children.
>There are 14 other people living on the farm which includes what seems to be
>a mother and her 3 children. The remaining 11 people all have different last
>names. I am curious what the situation was. Was John Carroll an apprentice,
>or something similar. If so, I am surprised he is listed as having attended
>school during the year. Did farm help go to school during the winter?
>Anyone with any insights on this I would appreciate your comments.
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