Indenture Of
George Washington Cameron


The following is an indenture document of George Washington Cameron to Abraham Farrington. This document is in the possession of Helen Young Ford in Smithville, Tennessee. Xerox copy in possession of Athol K. Foster.

On the front of the document is written
WASHINGTON
INDENTURE

This indenture made and entered into this sixth day of May in the year eighteen hundred and twenty one between Washington Cameron of the County of Warren and State of Tennessee of the one part and Abraham Farrington of the county and State aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Washington Cameron on his part doth agree to indent and bind himself and apprentice and by these present doth indent and bind himself an apprentice or bounden servant to the aforesaid Abraham Farrington for the term of four years from the date of this instrument giving to the said Abraham Farrington full and complete authority over him the said apprentice and the exclusive benefit of his labor for the time aforesaid. And the said Abraham Farrington doth on his part agree and bind himself that in consideration of the services aforesaid he will teach or learn to the said apprentice the art of the gunsmith trade in a complete and workman like manner - And the said Farrington further promises and obliges himself to send the aforesaid indented apprentice to school until he learns to read wright and sypher as far as the rule of three. And when the time for which the aforesaid apprentice was bound shall expire the aforesaid Farrington binds himself to furnish him with a good suit of homespun cloths. In witness where of we have hereunto set our hands and seals the date above written.

Test
Joshua M. Farrington

Signed

his
Washington X Cameron
mark

Abrm Farrington

SEAL



Articles of agreement made this sixth day of May in the year eighteen hundred twenty one between Joseph Cameron and Abraham Farrington, both of the County of Warren and State of Tennessee, The said Joseph Cameron on his part doth promise and bind himself to the Said Farrington in the penal sum of one thousand dollars that Washington Cameron the apprentice shall faithfully perform the term in compliance by the written instrument and serves the full time for which he has bound himself and the said Farrington promises and binds himself to the said Joseph Cameron in the penal sum of one thousand dollars for the faithful performance of the duties required of him by this written Instrument.

Test
Joshua M. Farrington

Signed

his
Joseph X Cameron
mark

Abrm Farrington

SEAL


(NOTE: This portion of Warren County later became DeKalb County. Joshua M. Farrington was a brother to Abraham Farrington)



Written on the margin of the outside page:
Received of Henry Phillips one dollar 12 1/2 cents traid.
Received of Henry Phillips 26 lbs & 3 quarters of beef at 2 1/2 cents
also 1 dollar in cash in part of a steer sold him
also six pounds & 1/2 of salt
also 1 dollar 50 cents money
Also a knife at 50 cents.



Abraham Farrington lived on Pine Creek, at what is now known as Whorton Springs. Not only was he a gunsmith, he also had a grist mill and a sawmill which was in existence in 1819. It was also said that he had a paper mill and the paper was used to publish a news paper in McMinnville, Tn. Abraham died some time around 1825. His wife Salomey was still living when the 1840 census was taken but died some time after that. Some time before 1825, George Washington Cameron married Prudence Farrington, the daughter of Abraham and Salomey. They had six children. The fifth child, Mary E. Cameron, married Anthony L. Foster on February 5, 1860. They had eleven children. One of them being my grandfather George M. Foster.


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