Very Rare 18th C Watercolor Family Record Of Joshua Foss Of Rye, New Hampshire For Sale
VERY RARE 18TH C WATERCOLOR FAMILY RECORD OF JOSHUA FOSS OF RYE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
FRESH FROM AN EARLY NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLECTION. A FANTASTIC 18TH CENTURY WATERCOLOR FAMILY REGISTER RECORD OF THE JOSHUA FOSS FAMILY FROM ROCKINGHAM, NH
A RARE 18TH CENTURY HAND DRAWN AND WRITTEN BIRTH AND BAPTISMAL RECORD FOR THE JOSHUA FOSS FAMILY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.
An extremely rare survivor. A Hand drawn and written Fraktur with a CENTRAL "FAMILY TREE" MOTIF IN BROWN.
The calligraphy writing is done in black.
IT IS EXTREMELY RARE TO FIND A 18TH CENTURY HAND DRAWN FRACTUR OR FAMILY REGISTER. It deserves further research to attribute it to a specific artist.
THE ENTIRE PIECE IS HAND DRAWN.
ON THE VERY TOP IN FLOWING CALLIGRAPHY IS:
"THE FAMILY OF JOSHUA FOSS"
BELOW IS THE TYPICAL 18TH CENTURY FAMILY TREE
ON THE BOTTOM ARE THE PARENTS
JOSHUA FOSS, BORN AUGUST 20, 1761 AND ELIZABETH FOSS, BORN APRIL 1, 1763.
IT THEN LISTS THE CHILDREN AND THEIR BIRTH DATES
MARK FOSS, BORN 11TH JULY, 1787
EBENZ FOSS, BORN OCTOBER 9TH, 1790
JOB FOSS, BORN DECEM 20TH, 1792
JEBADIA FOSS, BORN AUGUST 1, 1795
SARAH FOSS, BORN NOV 10, 1797
JOSHUA FOSS, BORN OCT 5TH, 1799
THEN A LATER ADDITION OF ISRAEL FOSS, BORN MARCH 24TH 1802 (THIS IS DONE IN A DIFFERENT HAND
JOSHUA FOSS IS LISTED AS BEING BORN IN RYE, ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NEW HAMPSHIRE IN 1763.
HE WAS A CAPTAIN IN THE NEW HAMPSHIRE MI LITA DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR AND WAS ALSO LISTED AS BEING IN A MASS REGIMENT. HE CAN BE FOUND IN THE PENSION RECORDS.
HE MARRIED ELIZABETH HUNT ON NOVEMBER 7, 1785.
JOSHUA DIED IN 1837 AND ELIZABETH DIED IN 1849 FROM THE SMALLPOX.
This would be an ideal piece to further research.
IT IS FRAMED IN AN OLD 19TH CENTURY LEMON GOLD PINE FRAME WITH A PAPER COVERED BACK.
There is some very minor losses and smudges.
Frame is 10"by 8 1/2" and the paper sight is 8 1/2" by 6 1/2"
Typical wear and imperfections with age. See photos for further details.
Low starting Price and.
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