On the cover of the diary ledger, spanning July 1803 to March 1806, Simeon appears to write a reminder for himself. In the note, he writes that his cattle mark is recorded on page 61 in the Township Book. And, then he adds a small drawing of his cattle mark. Cattle marks were used to identify the cattle he owned, in the same way cattle are ‘branded’ today with a hot iron.

See detailed view of the cattle mark note below. Cattle mark is on the lower right corner of the image, above the date ‘1772’.

Simeon Perkins Diary Ledger Cover with Cattle Mark

Simeon Perkins Diary Ledger Cover with Cattle Mark