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1819 - 1876 Fairfield Ledger Death Records
West Winfield, New York

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Anson Pierce Fairchild, son of Anson, a Revolutionary soldier of Connecticut, made and sold coffins in the Village of West Winfield from 1819 until his death in 1868, after which his son, Henry, carried on the business until 1876. The first coffin made at the Fairchild shop, which stood on the present site of St. Joseph's Church, was for Polly, wife of John Burrows, who died Nov. 16, 1819. No detailed record was kept until 1838; but from Jan. 1 of that year Mr. Fairchild records name, age, date of death and price of coffin. (The latter item is omitted here).

The original manuscript volume is now (1927) the property of Mr. Myron McKee Crandall of West Winfield, through whose courtesy we are permitted to make this transcript.