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Burden Iron Works Payroll Records

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A committee of TIGS has transcribed two volumes of payroll records from the Steam Mill at the Burden Iron Co. in Troy, NY. The information in the database was extracted from original volumes presently housed at the Rensselaer County Historical Society located at 57 Second Street, Troy NY. It will be noted that the names of certain individuals appear multiple times. An entry was made into the payroll ledger each time a worker received pay. In addition to the information provided in this database, the original records include the number of hours an employee worked, the rate of pay and the total amount paid.

Volume One 26 April 1880 – 15 May 1884

wdt_ID Page Date Surname First Name Occupation Remarks
1 1 05 May 1880 Corbett Daniel Puddler's Helper Discharged
2 1 05 May 1880 Corbett John Puddler's Helper Discharged
3 1 11 May 1880 McFarlane Robert Shoveller Omitted
4 1 11 May 1880 McFarlane William Shoveller Omitted
5 1 11 May 1880 Cummings J. Shoveller Omitted
6 1 11 May 1880 Dwyre Edward Shoveller Omitted
7 1 04 May 1880 Will Adam H.S. Sorter Worked Notice
8 1 08 May 1880 Dore 2nd John Cinder Wheeler Omitted
9 1 10 May 1880 McFarlane Robert Laborer Omitted
10 1 26 Apr 1880 Lowe Ralph Puddler Worked Notice

 

Volume Two 15 May 1884 – 19 February 1902

wdt_ID Page # Date Last Name First Name Occupation Remarks
1 1 15 May 1884 Boudreau John Assorter Wk'd Notice
2 1 16 May 1884 Murray 2 James Pud. Helper Discharged
3 1 16 May 1884 Rush Dominic Laborer Discharged
4 1 17 May 1884 Owens Lawrence Puddler No Work
5 1 17 May 1884 Bushey Oliver S.M. Feeder Discharged
6 1 17 May 1884 Hamel John Puncher Wk'd Notice
7 1 17 May 1884 McLeod Dan'l Pud. Helper Wk'd Notice
8 1 17 May 1884 Gurskey John Bar Weigher No Work
9 1 19 May 1884 Sullivan Jeremiah Pig Wheeler No Work
10 1 19 May 1884 Gilbride Mich'l Coal Wheeler No Work

 

While every effort was made to transcribe the data accurately and true to its original spelling, some errors may appear. When in doubt or for further information, the researcher is advised to refer to the original source at the Rensselaer County Historical Society.

Special thanks go to the staff at Rensselaer County Historical Society for their courtesy and cooperation and also to Tom Carroll, Executive Director of the Hudson-Mohawk Industrial Gateway, who brought these records to our attention.

Transcribers: Kay Brearton, Lynn Grice, Bill McGrath, Marialice Mangan, Cathy McGrath
Formatting: Pat Connors

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