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Re: Lydia Peckham 1698-Rhode Island
Posted by: Rose Newton (ID *****9018) Date: August 04, 2011 at 05:50:42
In Reply to: Re: Lydia Peckham 1698-Rhode Island by LYNNE TUDOR Stefanetti of 684

This is the transcription of the document that was sent to me: Not much to go on to identify Julia or Cynthia. (spelling of the times included) See what you think Rose Sheldon Newton, Sheldon Family Association Genealogist
State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations.
In General Assembly
January Session A.D. 1866

Upon the petition of Julia M. Peckham of the City and County of Newport, praying for certain reasons therein that she may be authorized to adopt Cynthia H Sheldon of the City and County of Providence as her daughter.

Voted and Resolved
That the prayer of said petition be and the same is hereby granted, and the said Julia M. Peckham is hereby authorized to adopt the said Cynthia H. Sheldon as her own daughter and that the said parties recriprocally be and hereby are vested with all the rights, including the rights of inheritance of estates real and personal and made subject to all the duties and obligations as if the said Cynthia H Sheldon was the lawfully begotten daughter of the said Julia m. Peckham.

I certify the above to be a true copy In testimony whereov I have hereto set my hand and affixed the seal of the State this twenty first day of January A.D. 1866 John R Bartlett Secretary of State.

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