Posted 10 years ago
Here is a wine bottle bearing seal "S Colton 1767" in three lines. "Merchant" Samuel Colton lived in Longmeadow MA, and was the richest man in town at that time. He owned three schooners, and was involved in trade with England and the West Indies. (The so-called "three corner", or "triangular" trade.) My great-great-great-great grandfather married Samuel Colton's daughter, Margaret. We have four of these bottles in the family; one of them is damaged.