"The original owner was someone who had lived in Woodstock, Connecticut. His last name was “Negus”. I found some references to the family name, in both Massachusetts and Connecticut, dating back to the mid 1600’s. One page lists the deaths of three relatives in the years 1819, 1822 & 1827. The original owner’s name is on the first & last free endpapers. There is also a name and date on the inside cover.