James Ogden Root (1807 - d.)

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Birthplace: Athens, New York, United States
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Managed by: David Prins
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About James Ogden Root

James Ogden Root is mentioned in a letter written by Oliver Partridge, MD (1751 - 1848). The fragment of this letter remaining (2011) says almost nothing about James Ogden Root. Here is the text of the fragment:

[The beginning of this letter is lost, but here is the bottom of the page remaining:] "... in 1835, and ... Fr.[?] James O. [Ogden] Root came at [ ]. I say, Mr. C is wont to send out his note (by ———) for collection, do get persuade him not to. In the morning I went out confused sometime with him, to convince him that It was useless to send an honest man to need less cost & that I knew of your activity & did not doubt of your honesty & believed that he would be fully paid, but that you undoubtedly met with unexpected calculations as well as others. He wanted his money at least better security. I told him that I was under..." A portion of text following this fragment is missing, but the end of the letter is on this sheet's opposite side, and can be seen in another scan (hopefully it is the next image in this album.)

Source: This fragment of a letter written by Dr. Oliver Partridge is in the collection of Michael Reid Delahunt (2011), along with two others, each of which were previously in the possession of his mother, and his grandmother, Katharine Manierre (Newbury) (1878 - 1973), granddaughter of Rev. Samuel Newbury. Oliver Partridge, MD (1751 - 1848) is Michael's fifth great uncle.

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James Ogden Root's Timeline

1807
August 25, 1807
Athens, New York, United States
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