Northampton; West Springfield, MA: 1801. 1 sheet. Docketted on verso. 6.5 x 8 inches. Very good, minor soiling. Item #44701
November 30th, 1801, signed in Northampton by Jos. Lyman [Jr], Collector of the Revenue, 10th Division, Massachusetts. Duties collected from Samuel Flower, of West Springfield, for a two wheel carriage, "having a top drawn by one horse, for the conveyance of two persons; for fifteen months, to end on the 30th of September, 1802,"for the amount of three dollars and seventy five cents.
Joseph Lyman (1767-1847), son of Captain Joseph Lyman, studied at Yale in 1783, and read law, became a member of the bar, first as a Clerk of Courts and later as Judge of Common Pleas and Probate, as well as High Sheriff. "The Lymans featured prominently in the development of the Connecticut River Valley and flourished in nineteenth century Northampton, Mass.,achieving social prominence, financial success, and a degree of intellectual acclaim. Having settled in Northampton before 1654, just a generation removed from emigration, the Lymans featured prominently in the development of the Connecticut River Valley. A Yale-educated clerk of the Hampshire County courts, Joseph’s descendants included sons Joseph Lyman (an engineer and antislavery man) and Samuel Fowler Lyman (a jurist), and three Harvard-educated grandsons, Benjamin Smith Lyman (a geologist and traveler in Meiji-era Japan) and brothers Joseph and Frank Lyman (both trained in the natural sciences)." See Lyman Family Papers, Robert S. Cox Special Collections, UMass Amherst Libraries.
Samuel Flower (1742 -1815) was 1st Lt. in Capt. Enoch Chapins company (W. Springfield) of minute men who marched 4/20/1775 in response to alarm of 4/19/1775. He was commissioned Capt. in Artillary on 5/8/1776. Served six years in War of Revolution in Capt. Col. Greaton’s regiment. Jan. - June 1780 in Maj. Col. David Moseley’s regiment 1782. See Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, Ancestor # A039915.