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Map 2: Original lots for sale in North Purchase.[Map 2] with link to larger version of Map 2.
(Drawn by Mother Jerome Nagel)

Joseph Bellamy was given a house, a salary, and 100 acres (lot 12, Tier 3) to "draw his wood." Reverend Bellamy also purchased lot 7, Tier 4, the plot on which his house stood, from Joseph Wells. Additionally, Bellamy purchased lots 7 and 3, Tier 1 from Thomas Minor and William Martin, respectively. He used the land for farming to support his wife, their seven children, the theological students that he taught and housed, and his servants.

Questions for Map 2

1. Shade in Bellamy's land holdings on Map 2.

2. Lot 7, Tier 4 = 100 acres. Estimate the total acreage of all of Reverend Bellamy's holdings.

3. Recalling that the area was forested, and dotted with stone outcroppings and swamps, would the land be ready to farm? What would be necessary to turn it into productive farmland?

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