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Old 04-02-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Coast of Somewhere Beautiful
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Anyone willing to hazard a guess at the occupation following the name of "Paul, John"? I included a few other lines to give an idea of handwriting. All the other occupations are relatively easy to decipher.

The first letter almost looks like the "F" in "Farmer" on the next line, but I still cannot figure out what John Paul's occupation was. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 04-02-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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All I can decipher is that the last 3 letters spell man. I do not think the first letter looks like an F. I will be following this thread to see what the mystery occupation is.
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Old 04-02-2018, 12:59 PM
 
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Thanks. Yeah, I didn't think it looked like an "F" either, but it looks very similar to the first letter in Farmer on the following line. "Forgeman" maybe??
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Old 04-02-2018, 01:53 PM
 
Location: SC
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It looks like "Forgeman" to me. In other words, a blacksmith.
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Old 04-02-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts & Hilton Head, SC
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Journeyman?
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:00 PM
 
Location: KCMO
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Can you tell us any more information? The years, where he hails from, age, anything?
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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"Forgeman" usually meant "forge tender" -- someone who kept the forge fueled and stocked; not a blacksmith, but possibly an apprentice to one.
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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Can you tell us any more information? The years, where he hails from, age, anything?
Sorry, should have done that. It’s from an 1821 tax list in Huntingdon County, PA. I do not have an age or anything else about him. I’m trying to connect him to an ancestor, but haven’t got there yet.
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:47 PM
 
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I can make out every single letter. I agree with those who say Forgeman, which actually was an occupation. The "dot" over the "r" that makes it look like an "i" is a moldy spot on the paper - it's not the same color as the ink.
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:50 PM
 
Location: KCMO
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Sorry, should have done that. It’s from an 1821 tax list in Huntingdon County, PA. I do not have an age or anything else about him. I’m trying to connect him to an ancestor, but haven’t got there yet.
Thank you! Now see, that helps much in identification. You can trace back to the era, the population, the industries at the time. "Forgeman" can be a distinct possibility.
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