Historic documents 1790 to 1921

Title

Historic documents 1790 to 1921

Subject

Morris County (N.J.); History; Sources; Correspondence; Documents

Description

This collection contains original documents from the period 1790 to 1921. Contents include: Act creating Rockaway Township -- Deeds and mortgages -- William Seward, Alfred Mills, Daniel Skellenger -- Will of Israel Lum. Seward Family (electronic resource) : legal papers, newspaper clippings, biographical notes -- Howell family letters, three letters (1790) from Daniel Howell to his father Gideon Howell and brother Ezekiel Howell, both farmers from Hanover, NJ. Contract and specification, Lenape dam, later Indian Lake dam.

Howell Family Letters: Gideon and Sarah Gordon Howell raised a large family in Hanover Twp NJ in the late 18th century. In the Township 1798 tax rolls, Gideon is listed as farming 400 acres, his son Ezekiel 290 acres. Gideon's and Sarah's son Daniel, with his wife Eunice Keen, was among a company of New Jerseyans who went west to Ohio, ending their journey by settling the town of North Bend there, a 632 mile overland trip. The Ohio letters contain information about life on the frontier and settlers' relationships with Native Americans.

Three of Daniel's and Eunice's letters were presented to the Morris County Library in June 2013 in memory of Arthur Leftkowitz, a used furniture dealer (died 2004) who came into possession of them when he did an estate clearance of the Morristown home of Eleanor Cook in 1963. Additional Howell family letters will be found in the archives of the University of Michigan libraries.

Creator

Morris County Library

Source

NJ 974.974 MOR BOX 107

Date

1790-1921

Format

JPEG

Collection Items

Acquisition And Assignment, Slaght Farm Property
From the Cory, S. Mills, S. Welsh, Seward Archive: Acquisition and assignment, Slaght Farm property. Letter (original) dated May 7, 1888 containing description from the property deed; Copy of blueprint of the Slaght Farm property, created on Juneā€¦

Facsimile Of Deed, 1760
Facsimile of the handwritten deed to the Slaght Farm poperty involving William Seward, "sealed and delivered the 15th day of April, 1760".

Joseph B. Righter
Photograph of Joseph B. Righter, not dated. Handwritten in pencil on matting: "Joseph B. Righter who originally developed what is now Indian Lake, then known as Lenape Lake".

Sheriff Auction 1839
Sheriff Auction: Joseph Blything and Vail Tuttle et al., original document dated March 28, 1839 describing a list of articles purchased at the sale of the personal property of Joseph Blything by James Tuttle, County of Morris. Handwritten document.

Deed To Beulah Seward, 1848
Deed / Indenture (original): Nathan Cooper to Beulah Seward, dated September 29, 1848, County of Morris. Handwritten in part.

Indenture, Nathan Cooper Estate, 1848
Deed / Indenture (original): Nathan Cooper to Beulah Seward, dated September 29, 1848, County of Morris. Handwritten in part.

Overton Deed, 1829
Deed / Indenture (original): Stephen Overton estate dated May 2, 1829, County of Morris. Handwritten in part.

Indenture Daniel Cooper Estate, 1828
Deed / Indenture (original): Daniel Cooper estate dated August 21, 1828, County of Morris. Handwritten document.

Deed Fairclo Estate, 1836
Deed / Indenture (original): Fairclo estate to Henry Seward dated May 13, 1836, County of Morris. Handwritten in part.

Indenture Lum & Haines, 1835
Deed / Indenture (original): Lum and Haines estate to Henry Seward, Sr., dated April 3, 1835, County of Morris. Handwritten document.
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