I think the title Madness Monday really fits this piece of paper.
We found this piece of paper, which measures only about 3 7/16″ wide by 3 3/16″ high, in some of the other papers that my aunt had inherited.
It says “1st class This is to certify that Miss Sarah B Munday left off head on friday evening November 30th 1860 H G W Bradley”
LEFT OFF HEAD….what the heck! I thought at first it might be a train ticket, but then the word head comes in to play. I looked in the 1860 Barren County, Kentucky census and find that H G W Bradley looks to be listed as a farm laborer. So what is he doing that he is writing a “ticket?”
link to the above census is found on ancestry at
Does anybody know what this is, or know what this wording means? It has caused me quite a bit of head scratching trying to figure out what this is for.
Any help is greatly appreciated and thanks for stopping by. 😉