Gem County, ID GenWeb project
This list is not complete, but hopefully it is representive of early Pearl. The first two liens show the importance of the freighting, even though Pearl was unique among mining camps in that it was close to other towns. "The town of Pearl can be reached by wagon from Boise or Caldwell in four hours time or from Nampa to Emmett by the Idaho Northern thence by stage in two hours time." - Great Pearl Mining Camp", Emmett Index, April 30, 1903.
A couple of the documents I stumbled on in the Book of Liens while looking for other liens. If you think your ancestor was in Pearl, it behooves you to check public record. I do not have these documents. For actual document, contact the Gem County Clerk & Recorder's Office, 415 E Main, Emmett, ID 83617; (208) 365-4561.
Bk 1 of Liens, page 248, Gem County Records, recorded Sept. 26, 1896|
J. E. Griggs vs G. R. Reed
Reed was to pay $7 per 1000 sq. ft. for hauling 13608 ft lumber; hauling 1 cord of wood, $3.50; furnishing 1/2 cord wood, $3.50; hauling 12000 shingles from Caldwell, $4.80; Mrs. Loid A. Griggs for cooking, $7.00. Such labor & assistance performed & rendered between July 24, 1896, and August 26, 1896. The amount claimant demands is $115.20, no part has been paid except $18.50. Amount now due & unpaid, $96.70.
Subscribed and sworn before me 22 Sept 1896 /s/ Robert A. Badley Justice of Peace
Bk 1 of Liens, p. 250, Gem County Records, 7 Nov. 1896|
Callistus W. Cooper vs. George D. Reed & Jury & Minton
Two story frame bldg known as Jury & Minton Boarding House, fka Reed Boarding House, situated on south side of street, between storeroom on east and Checkmate ore house on west and being about 200 ft. NE from working tunnel of Checkmate. $89.00 for lumber, doors, windows, shingles furnished by claimant as material man to said George Reed by contract made with Reed on 12 Aug. 1896. Name of owner at present are Jury and Minton; at time of construction, name of owner was George D. Reed.
|William A. Rigdon||Amanda Rigdon||QCD||11-28-96||Central Hotel|
|A C Emerson vrs.||Lavina E. Goold? & A. Goold?||Lien||12-18-96||Store Bldg in Pearl|
|Edward Hennebery vrs.||Herbert Richmond & w||Lien||12-21-96||House & claim in Pearl|
|George A. Sprague vrs.||R J Alcorn & w||Lien||5-26-97||1 story frame bldg in Pearl|
|Robert Minton||Joseph Minton||QCD||9-21-97||Minton Hotel on John A Logan claim|
|W F Hammar||Amanda Rigdon||QCD||9-26-97||Frame Dwelling on N. side of Main St next w. of Thomas Fleming house|
|L R Walter||The Falk Block Merc Co. Ltd.||Mtg.||4-20-98||Bldg on N. side of Main St & frame house on S. side Main St, opp. above|
|Robert S. Minton||Mrs. M. Jury||Mtg.||8-28-98||Parcel partly on Checkmate & partly on disputed claim bet. Levan ? Ryan House|
|M. Jury||Robt Minton||Cft. Sale||7-20-99||Household goods in house on above parcel|
|Joseph Minton||Mary Bondtrigger||QCD||1-2-99||Jenson? & Minton Bldg.|
|J. D. Welch||Alice Westfall||QCD||4-2-00||2 story frame bldg. on N. side of Main St.|
|W. C. Emke etal||Jacob Decker||Mtg.||4-11-00||Jake Deckers Saloon|
|George W. Johnson & w||Ladies Aid Society of Pearl||B of Sale||5-16-1902||The Johnston house on Main St|
|Geo. W. Record||W. H. Gray||WD||11-23-01||one house in Pearl|
|Robert Gamble of Sweet||V. Van Buren of Pearl||QCD||2-7-02||1 lot 50x100'-Bd. on N. by Org. Mail Road - E. by Mrs. Wasson's lot & house - S. by Boyd Teeter's house, W by State Wagon Rd. Said lot has been improved by Robt. Gamble|
|Jake Decker||Mrs. A. F? Walter||D||10-1-02||Newby House or Decker House|
|Jefferson D. Welch & w||Rush Von Harten||QCD||10-10-02||Pearl Drug Store|
|Mrs. Alice Koll etal||J. D. Welch||QCD||10-13-02||Pearl Drug Store|
|Mattie B. Wesson||The Pearl Lodge #70, IOOF||QCD||10-23-02||Surface on Und. 1/3 int. of 100x70', being all between Esither? Cabin & Empkee? fence|
|Joseph M. Lyons||J. W. Thompson, Jr||QCD||11-14-02||The Barber Shop|
|L R Walter||C C Anderson||B of Sale||12-19-02||Frame 5-room house|
|Hugh A. Jones||C. C. Anderson||B of Sale||12-19-02||Lot in Pearl|
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