27 April 2013

Chew And Relf In The National Archives

The National Archives at Fort Worth's Facebook page invited people to "take a gander" at files that were scanned and indexed "During one of our Citizen Archivist programs last year... ".  Below is one of the documents I viewed:

Bond of [Unknown] Cheu, [Unknown] Relf, and Lewis Murice, 04/27/1805  Records of the U.S. Customs Service, 1745 - 1997


I recognized the firm Chew & Relf from the famous Myra Clark saga. Myra was the daughter of the wealthy Daniel Clark, a native of Ireland who lived in Louisiana.

From "A full report of the great Gaines case : in the suit of Myra Gaines vs. Chew, Relf & Others, for the recovery of the property of the late Daniel Clark ...":

...the claim filed by Chew and Relf, administrators, of the debts duo and other property, of Daniel Clark, of the value of $323,188.  "...appointing Richard Relf and Beverly Chew as his executors."

No comments: