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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: A passage in a town record is confusing.  What does it mean when my ancestor was paid for registering the "gads" of the cattle?


Answer: The term Gad is another word for a  mark cut in the ear of an animal.  The Cattle marks of a community are often recorded in the town records.  They serve as a useful way to determine when your ancestor was residing in a community as well.

Posted by David Lambert at 08/27/2012 10:46:57 PM | 

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