Earliest Known Record of Pittsford Area Schools
District No. 9; Pittsford and Wheatland Townships
Inside the flyleaf is written "Whitbeck School, 1848"

An old ledger book with a bookplate that says:
This book has been presented to Pittsford Public Library in memory of Golda Skuse by Paul Fisher, Sr.  Sept. 25, 1985

This ledger book,  is made available to the internet community by Pittsford Public Library librarian, Susan Ruder.  The book is written in a number of different hands and the legibility of the writing, the quality of the ink, the punctuation and the spelling varies.  It has been transcribed by Beth MacDonald, to the best of my ability,  exactly as it has been written.  (xxx  or ??? means the writing is not legible)

Names mentioned in the text in the order in which they appear.  Most names occur throughout the entire ledger:
SYLVESTER L. SCOTT; JOHN SILVERNAIL JR.; DAVID WHITMORE; JEREMIAH WHITBECK; LESTER MONROE; S.L. SCOTT; LUTHER PORTER; JOHN SILVERNAIL; JOHN M. SILVERNAIL;  V.P. WHITBECK; VOLKERT P. WHITBECK; VOLKERT PETER WHITBECK;  PETER WHITBECK;  JOHN BRITTON; THERIN B. SELEY; WM. R. WILLSON; WM. T. EARLS; EMILY HILL; RACHEL LIKELY; WILLIAM WILDER; DAVID MONROE; HENRY GREEN; HENRY GREEN; WILLIAM J. WHITBECK; M. WHITE; JERRY WHITBECK; JAMES ROBERTS; GEORGE BREWSTER; GEO. H. BREWSTER; MARCUS WHITE; JULIA DODD; MARION CORMAN; E.K. FOWLER; LYMAN DART; MRS. WELCH; J.P. VAN ETTEN; JEREMIAH BRITTON; ELIZABETH BRITON; JOHN CARNCROSS; CARLY DEVON; AMY JOHNSON; GEORGE W. WHITBECK; Z.J. PATTERSON; MARIA CONVIS; MRS. JACKSON; ORSON W. SKUSE; PHILO SILVERNAIL; ANN PHILINDA PHILLIPS; C.A. WHITBECK; P. CARNCROSS; CHARLES BUSH; WILLIAM DEVOY; JOHN L. MUNSON; JOHN A. CARNCROSS; ELI S. BOOTH; JOHN A. O'MEALY; JANE A. O'MEALY; PALMER & BROS; TRIPENA BARBER; MRS. CUNNINHAM

Early Records of Pittsford School:

1848-1850

1851-1853

1854-1856

1857-1858

1858-1861

1862-1864
 
 

The last formal entry in the ledger book is dated Sept 5, 1864
At the end of the book is an entry dated 1868 which reads:
School District No 9 Fractional
Debtor to Director for pulsing in class (?) and pulling in sash 1.00
and calling shed mended  1.00
Debtor for having sand furnished, lime and building material 1.25
Debtor to a box of chalk  .10

There are a couple pages of additions and figures in pencil.
Final page in ink says:
District No 9 dr to Mrs. Cunningham for her services 19.17
This amount rased by Rate Bill 8.00
District No. 9 dr to Miss Dodd for teaching school 36.00
Raised by Rate Bill 9.10
1857

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