Manuscript Group 282, Holmes Family (Middletown, NJ) Papers, 1680-1905 (Bulk dates: 1770-1850)

 

 

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Manuscript Group 282,
Holmes Family (Middletown, NJ)

 

Papers, 1680-1905 (Bulk
dates: 1770-1850), 3.0 linear feet / 7 manuscript boxes

 

Call Number: MG 282 + Box and folder
number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Summary:

 

Correspondence, legal documents, financial
records, land records, military records, and other manuscripts of various
members of the Holmes family and related families of Monmouth County, New
Jersey.  The collection includes: diary of Jonathan Holmes, 1836/37-1738;
manuscript copy of a declaration of “the Deputies of the Shrewsbury
Association” as submitted to “the County Committee for Monmouth,”
May 15, 1775; muster rolls, court martial records, and other military documents
from the Revolution and Early National period; Monmouth County sheriff’s
records, 1787-1831, retained by Daniel Hendrickson and Daniel Holmes; documents
from the Monmouth County Court of Common Pleas and the New Jersey Supreme Court,
1787-1831, retained by Hendrickson and Holmes; voting statistics for 1802
Congressional election in Monmouth County; undated return for a county election
in Monmouth; letters and documents relating to horse breeding and racing in New
Jersey, 1770-1843; documents relating to Middletown Academy, 1793-1808.
Included are letters of:

 

 

Samuel
Breese
Aaron Ogden
Richard Cox William
Paterson (1745-1806)
Richard S.
Hartshorne (1765-1833)
Samuel Quay
Robert
Hartshorne
Jonathan
Rhea
Daniel
Hendrickson
John Saltar
John Henry Garret
Schank
John S.
Holmes
Joseph
Scudder
Joseph C.
Hornblower
Richard
Stockton (1764-1828)
John Kinsey John Taylor
James Lake Garret D.
Wall
John
Lawrence

Parts of the Jonathan Holmes diary were
printed in: John E. Stillwell, Historical and Genealogical Miscellany: Early
Settlers of New Jersey and Their Descendants
, 5 vols. (New York, 1903-1932),
3: 362-375.

 

Exchange, 1956.

 

 

Biographical
Note:

 

The Holmes family of Middletown, Monmouth
County, New Jersey is descended from two brothers, Jonathan (1633-1713) and
Obadiah Holmes (b. 1644).  The Holmes brothers along with their
brother-in-law, John Bowne (ca. 1630-1684), settled on land given to them by
their father, Reverend Obadiah Holmes (1606-1682).  This land was part of
the 1666 Nicoll’s patent and was named Middletown.  The Holmes tract was
later known as Freehold and then Baptistown and is now called Holmdel after the
family that first settled there.

 

Jonathan Holmes’ son, also named Jonathan
Holmes (1682-1766)
, settled on his father’s Monmouth County land and
married first Deliverance Ashton and later Rebecca Throckmorton (d. 1761), who
together gave him seven children.

John Holmes (1730-1804),
the third son of Jonathan Holmes (1682-1766) was born on July 27, 1730 to
Rebecca Throckmorton Holmes, and was sometimes referred to as John Holmes minor
or John Holmes Jr.  As an adult, he was a yeoman; an overseer of the poor
for Monmouth County (1773); a Monmouth County delegate to the 1775 Provincial
Congress; a member of the Congress’ second session; and a deputy for Monmouth
County (1776).  During the Revolutionary War he joined the Continental Army
eventually earning the rank of captain of the First Regiment – for which he
was forever after referred to as Captain John Holmes.  Captain Holmes never
married and died in Monmouth County on March 26, 1804.  His nephews,
Jonathan Holmes (d. 1814), John S. Holmes (1762-1821), and Joseph Holmes, acted
as the executors of his estate.

Samuel Holmes (1726-1769),
the youngest son of Rebecca Throckmorton and Jonathan Holmes (1682-1766) was
born on October 4, 1726.  He was also a yeoman, and in 1745 married Mary
Stout, with whom he had nine children.  He died on August 26, 1769.

 

Samuel and Mary Holmes’ youngest son, John
S. Holmes (1762-1821)
, was a merchant in Middletown, New Jersey.  He
seems to have been involved with two firms, Holmes & Schenk from around
1795-1798, and John S. Holmes & Son with his son Daniel from around
1818-1820.  John S. Holmes was also a trustee of nearby Middletown Academy
and possibly partners with his father-in-law Daniel Hendrickson (1736-ca. 1797)
in grist, saw, and fulling mills located in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.  He
was also one of the executors of his father-in-law’s estate.  John S.
Holmes married Sarah Hendrickson (1767-1824) and with her had at five
children.  He died on August 15, 1821

Daniel Holmes (1792-1851),
the eldest son of Sarah Hendrickson and John S. Holmes, was, like his father, a
merchant in Middletown, New Jersey.  He entered into partnership with his
father in the firm John S. Holmes & Son and later was partners with Holmes
Van Mater (b. 1789) in the firm Van Mater & Holmes.  Daniel Holmes was
postmaster at Tinton Falls, and sheriff of Monmouth County from 1828-1831.
He married Rhoda Van Mater and with her had seven children.  Daniel Holmes
died in 1851.

Daniel Hendrickson (1736-ca. 1797),
Daniel Holmes’ maternal grandfather, was the son of Mary Longstreet (b. 1702)
and William Hendrickson (1709-1783), and the grandson of Catharine Van Dyke and
Daniel Hendrickson (1673-1728).  This elder Daniel Hendrickson settled in
Monmouth County in 1700 and was the first Dutch sheriff of the county.
Daniel Hendrickson (1736-ca. 1797), owned the grist, saw, and fulling mills at
Tinton Falls, which previously belonged to Lewis Morris.  In 1775, he was
one of Monmouth County’s delegates to the Provincial Congress and was a member
of its second session that same year.  In July of 1776, he was appointed
colonel of the Third Battalion of Foot of the Monmouth County Militia and in
1777 participated in the Battle of Monmouth.  He was possibly captured by
“Skinner’s Greens” in Tinton Falls around 1779.

 

Daniel Hendrickson also acted as the New
Jersey Gazette’s
distribution agent in Shrewsbury from 1777-1778, as a
member of New Jersey’s General Assembly from 1782-1785, and as sheriff of
Monmouth County from 1788-1790.  He married Catherine Van Brunt and with
her had six children: William, Elizabeth, William, Daniel (b. 1786), Mary, and
Sarah (1767-1824).  Hendrickson’s daughter Sarah married the merchant
John S. Holmes.

 

See Holmes
Family Tree
and Hendrickson Family Tree.

 

Sources:

 

Ellis, Franklin. History of Monmouth
County, New Jersey
(R. T. Peck & Co., Philadelphia, 1885).

 

Holmes Family File, The New Jersey
Historical Society

 

Thornall, Jay W. The Holmes-Thornall
Connection
(Minute Press, Inc., Princeton, NJ: 1983).

Provenance
Note:

 

Some of the documents in this collection
were purchased in 1956 and accessioned under the number M3086.  The source
of the remainder of the items is unknown.

Scope
and Content Note:

 

The Holmes Family Papers consist of
correspondence, indentures, Monmouth County sheriff papers, and receipts of
primarily Captain John Holmes (1730-1804), John S. Holmes (1762-1821), Daniel
Holmes (1792-1851), and Daniel Hendrickson (1736-ca. 1797).  In addition
the collection contains Revolutionary War and Monmouth County documents. The
papers date from 1680-1905 with bulk dates of 1770-1850, measure 3.0 linear
feet, and have been organized into the following series: Series I. Captain John
Holmes (1730-1804); Series II. John S. Holmes (1762-1821); Series III. Daniel
Holmes (1792-1851); Series IV. Colonel Daniel Hendrickson (1736-ca. 1797);
Series V. Other Holmes Family Members; Series VI. Allied Families and Other
Individuals; Series VII. Revolutionary War Documents; and Series VIII. Monmouth
County Documents.  Within each series the documents are arranged by type
and then by date.  The exception to this is the correspondence and property
inventories which are arranged alphabetically.

Series Descriptions:

Series I. Captain John Holmes (1730-1804),
1750-1821

 

This series consists largely of the
receipts, accounts, and bills of Captain John Holmes, but also includes
correspondence, bonds, articles of agreement, estate papers, and a map of one of
Holmes’ meadows. This series dates from 1750-1821 though largely from the
eighteenth century.

Series II. John S. Holmes (1762-1821),
1787-1838

 

This series consists of the
correspondence; legal documents and contracts; and receipts, accounts, and bills
of John S. Holmes dating from 1787-1838 with bulk dates of 1795-1810. The
correspondence mostly deals with Holmes’ general stores and largely pertains
to supply orders and billing concerns with the New York City merchant firms of
O. & A. Bowne & Company, Snydam & Wyckoff, Duryee & Heyer, C.L.
Henderson, and James Hart & Company.  The receipts also document Holmes’
two mercantile businesses Holmes & Schenk and John S. Holmes & Son; his
support of the Middletown Academy; and the settlement of his estate.  There
are also receipts signed by Samuel L. Southard (July 23, 1822), Garret D. Wall
(September 24, 1821 and January 30, 1823), and Richard Stockton (June 28, 1801
and April 20, 1813).  Lastly, this series also contains a slave bill of
sale from 1806.

Series III. Daniel Holmes (1792-1851),
1818-1851

 

This series consists of the
correspondence, personal court papers, sheriff’s papers, land indentures, and
financial documents of Daniel Holmes dating from 1818-1851.  Of particular
interest are papers from Holmes’ time as sheriff (1828-1831), which include
two dockets, property inventories, and court orders.  Holmes’s receipts
document his mercantile business in the firm Van Mater & Holmes and his
involvement in New Jersey horse breeding and racing, the latter of which is also
discussed in a letter from William Hurley.

Series IV. Colonel Daniel Hendrickson
(1736-ca. 1797), 1753-1863

 

This series consists of the
correspondence, indentures, sheriff’s papers, and financial documents of
Daniel Hendrickson.  These materials date from 1753-1863, but largely come
from the time period when Hendrickson served as high sheriff of Monmouth County
(1788-1791).  The six folders of property inventories and vendue
(auction/sale) papers of various Monmouth County residents, as well as the five
folders of court orders, bills, and notices particularly detail Hendrickson’s
duties as sheriff, as does the majority of the correspondence.  The
property inventories also document the personal belongings of Monmouth County
residents, which often at that time included slaves.  The sheriff’s
orders are mostly written and signed by Jonathan Rhea (1758-1815), who acted as
attorney and clerk of the Monmouth County Court of Common Pleas.  The
orders from the Supreme Court of New Jersey were largely under the jurisdiction
of Joseph Bloomfield (1753-1823), the attorney general at the time, and written
by Elisha Boudinot (1749-1819), the clerk of the circuit court.  This
series also contains receipts and bills from Daniel Hendrickson’s estate;
receipts which document Hendrickson’s involvement in horse breeding and
racing; indentures for the grist, saw, and fulling mills in Tinton Falls, New
Jersey; an indenture (1797) and promissory note (1822) of Hendrick Hendrickson;
and a true copy of General William Livingston’s orders on August 13, 1776
concerning Colonels Taylor, Brearly, and Hendrickson of the Monmouth County
Militia.

Series V. Other Holmes Family Members,
1736-1899

 

This series dates from 1736-1899 and
contains documents from Asher and Sarah Holmes, John H. Holmes (fl. 1827-1854),
John S. Holmes (b. 1851), John W. Holmes (fl. 1827), Jonathan Holmes
(1682-1766), Jonathan Holmes (d. 1738), Jonathan Holmes (d. 1814), Joseph Holmes
(fl. 1772-1790), Joseph H. Holmes (d. 1892), Mary Holmes (fl. 1789), Obadiah
Holmes (fl. 1797), Samuel Holmes (1726-1769), and Samuel Holmes (fl.
1770-1803).  The majority of the series consists of individual letters,
deeds, and receipts – of which a 1738 indenture of Jonathan Holmes (1682-1766)
for land in Middletown is the earliest.

 

Of particular interest in this series,
however, is the diary of Jonathan Holmes (d. 1738), Captain John Holmes’
brother and John S. Holmes’ uncle. The diary dates from the year 1736/37-1738
and records the events of Holmes’ life in Middletown, New Jersey.  Holmes
writes conversationally and often with a sense of humor.  A typical entry
reads, “February 9th 1736/7 – I was at home a doing I know not
what except reading and continued so untill (sic) the twelfth.”  While
Holmes passes many days reading history, he also notes such things as the
freeholders’ and justices’ meetings (for which he provides notes of the
actions passed), visits with family, and religious meetings.  Throughout
the year he also follows the trial, conviction, and execution of a man charged
with rape (January 3, February 1, and May 26, 1736/37) and on January 28, 1836/7
notes that he “heard of a fashion that was in these parts to whip the
women.”  On a lighter note, Holmes twice mentions his attendance at a
wedding and both times describes pranks played on the bridal couple on their
wedding night ending in the tradition of throwing the bride’s stocking (which
eventually led to today’s throwing of the garter) (April 25 and July 12,
1737).

 

The diary ends with a few entries from
Jonathan Holmes trip to Ireland and, on the return, his stop in Barbados.
The last entry, dated April 7, 1838, documents his landing in Barbados, where he
soon died.

Series VI. Allied Families and Other
Individuals, 1680-ca. 1905

 

This series consists of documents from the
allied Bowne, Crawford, Schenck, and Stillwell families, in addition to
miscellaneous letters, wills, legal documents, and financial documents from
individuals not immediately related to the Holmes family.  The documents
date from 1680-1905.  Of note in this series are the Bowne family papers.
These largely consist of John Bowne (1700-1774) documents, including a letter
from Jno. Lawrence, a court summons, a petition also signed by Garret Schenck
(1671-1745) to Governor William Burnet (1687-1729), two true copies of
indentures, and a bond.  There is also a 1680 letter to Captain Andrew
Bowne (1638-ca.1708) with sailing instructions, and a 1716 letter to Obadiah
Bowne (1666-1726) from John Saltar.  The Crawford family papers in this
series largely consist of land deeds and bonds of William Crawford (fl.
1771-1795), John Crawford (fl. 1794-1818), John B. Crawford (fl. 1808), and
William I. Crawford (fl. 1827-1830).

 

The documents of the people not directly
related to the Holmes family include correspondence, wills, slave deeds of sale,
indentures, and receipts.  The correspondence includes a series of letters
to Catherine Beers from James Lake (1847-1850); a letter from Josiah Hornblower
(1729-1809) to Mess. Blackwell and McFarlan (1805); and a letter from Hermann
Romünder to William H. Martin, the director of the Trenton, Lakewood, and
Atlantic Railway containing a printed advertisement for a convertible cable car
(ca. 1905).  The sub-series also includes the wills of James Paul (1730),
Thomas Rudyard (1701), and Joseph Vanmater (1788 and 1790); and indentures of
Samuel Wardell, Jr., William Little, William Parker, John Willett, James Morris,
and William Gardon Forman.  Of particular note are five slave bills of sale
(1755-1810) and the apprentice indenture of thirteen-year-old Margaret Robert
(1808).

Series VII. Revolutionary War Documents,
1776-1780

 

This series contains military documents
from the Revolutionary War period of 1776-1780. The items include muster rolls
and enlistment documents; lists of delinquent warrants; court martials; and a
list of provisions received by Colonel Isaac Smith’s battalion of foot,
Hunterdon County Militia.

 

Series VIII. Monmouth County Documents,
1725-1827

 

This series contains government and court
documents from Monmouth County dating from 1725-1827, including election results
from the years 1800 and 1802, a Middletown Town Committee report, a declaration
from the deputies of Shrewsbury, and land surveys.

Related
Collections:

 

Manuscript Group 948, Monmouth
County Justice of the Peace Docket

 

Manuscript Group 1123, Monmouth County
Freeholders List (photocopy)


 

Box/Folder
List:

 

 


Box

Folder

Title

Dates

Series I. Captain John Holmes
(1730-1804)
 

1

 

1

 

Correspondence received

 

1773-1780

 

1

 

2

 

Estate papers

 

1804-1816, n.d.

 

1

 

3

 

Bonds and articles of agreement

 

1770-1789

 

1

 

4

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1750-1765

 

1

 

5

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1766-1771

 

1

 

6

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1772-1785

 

1

 

7

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1789-May 1798

 

1

 

8

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

June 1798-1801

 

1

 

9

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills
(includes estate financial documents)

 

1802-1821, n.d.

 

1

 

10

 

Map of the meadow belonging to John
Holmes and John Schank

 

1762


Series II. John S. Holmes
(1762-1821)
 

1

 

11

 

Correspondence from A-C

 

1794-1804

 

1

 

12

 

Correspondence from D-F

 

1796-1804

 

1

 

13

 

Correspondence from H

 

1797-1807

 

1

 

14

 

Correspondence from O-R

 

1798-1804, 1813

 

1

 

15

 

Correspondence from S-W and unsigned

 

1797-1806, 1821

 

1

 

16

 

Correspondence written

 

1795-1798

 

2

 

1

 

Personal court documents

 

1795-1822

 

2

 

2

 

Indentures and articles of agreement

 

1790-May 1806

 

2

 

3

 

Indentures and articles of agreement

 

June 1806-1821, n.d.

 

2

 

4

 

Slave bill of sale: Jacob Lawrence
sold “a certain Negro man named Abraham” to John S. Holmes

 

1806

 

2

 

5

 

Vendue list

 

1818

 

2

 

6

 

Bonds and promissory notes

 

1789-1820

 

2

 

7

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1787-1796

 

2

 

8

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1797

 

2

 

9

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1798

 

2

 

10

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1799

 

2

 

11

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1800-1802

 

2

 

12

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1803-1805

 

2

 

13

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1806-1817

 

3

 

1

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills
(includes estate financial documents)

 

1818-1838

 

3

 

2

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

n.d.

 

3

 

3

 

Holmes & Schenck – Receipts,
bonds, and promissory notes

 

1791-1796

 

3

 

4

 

Middletown Academy – Receipts and
agreements

 

1793-1808, n.d.


Series III. Daniel Holmes
(1792-1851)
 

3

 

5

 

Correspondence

 

1825-1851

 

3

 

6

 

Personal court documents

 

1847, n.d.

 

3

 

7

 

Common pleas docket

 

1823-1824, 1828

 

3

 

8

 

Sheriff’s docket (loose items in
next folder)

 

1828-1831

 

3

 

9

 

Loose items from sheriff’s docket

 

1830-1845

 

3

 

10

 

Sheriff’s docket

 

1828-1831

 

4

 

1

 

Sheriff’s inventories and orders

 

1828-1843

 

4

 

2

 

Indentures and bonds

 

1823-1843

 

4

 

2

 

Map of a lot of land purchased by
Daniel Holmes

 

November 5, 1848

 

4

 

3

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1818-1841

 

4

 

4

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1842-1850, n.d.

 

4

 

5

 

Van Mater & Holmes – Receipts

 

1818-1826, 1843

 

4

 

6

 

Horse racing – Deed of sale and
receipt

 

1846, n.d.


Series IV. Colonel Daniel
Hendrickson (1736-ca. 1797)
 

4

 

7

 

Correspondence from A-D

 

1789-1796

 

4

 

8

 

Correspondence from E-P

 

1777-1796

 

4

 

9

 

Correspondence from Q-R

 

1771-1792, n.d.

 

4

 

10

 

Correspondence from S

 

1787-1795

 

4

 

11

 

Correspondence from T

 

1788-1799

 

4

 

12

 

Correspondence from V-W

 

1773-1796

 

4

 

13

 

Correspondence written

 

1775, 1787

 

4

 

14

 

True copy of General William
Livingston’s orders on August 13, 1776 concerning Colonel Taylor,
Brearley, and Hendrickson of the Monmouth County Militia

 

n.d.

 

4

 

15

 

Indentures (includes bill of sale
for a race horse, 3/20/1790)

 

1753-1791

 

4

 

16

 

Indentures (includes contracts with
John S. Holmes)

 

1792-1798

 

4

 

17

 

Bonds

 

1765-1791

 

4

 

18

 

Personal court documents

 

1789-1809

 

5

 

1

 

Sheriff’s orders, bills, and
notices – Monmouth County Court of Common Pleas

 

1786-1789

 

5

 

2

 

Sheriff’s orders, bills, and
notices – Monmouth County Court of Common Pleas

 

January-April 1790

 

5

 

3

 

Sheriff’s orders, bills, and
notices – Monmouth County Court of Common Pleas

 

May 1790-1797, n.d.

 

5

 

4

 

Sheriff’s orders, bills, and
notices – New Jersey Supreme Court

 

1787-1792

 

5

 

5

 

Sheriff’s orders, bills, and
notices – New Jersey Supreme Court, signed by Joseph Bloomfield,
Attorney General

 

1788-1790

 

5

 

6

 

Sheriff’s inventories and vendue
papers: A-B

 

1788-1794

 

5

 

7

 

Sheriff’s inventories and vendue
papers: C-D

 

1788-1793, 1798

 

5

 

8

 

Sheriff’s inventories and vendue
papers: E-H

 

1767, 1783-1799

 

5

 

9

 

Sheriff’s inventories and vendue
papers: J-P

 

1787-1792

 

5

 

10

 

Sheriff’s inventories and vendue
papers: R-T

 

1788-1796

 

5

 

11

 

Sheriff’s inventories and vendue
papers: V-W

 

1784-1792

 

5

 

12

 

Personal court/legal documents

 

1787-1799

 

5

 

13

 

Promissory notes

 

1770-1797

 

5

 

14

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1771-1789

 

5

 

15

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1790-1795

 

5

 

16

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1796-1863, n.d.

 

5

 

17

 

Hendrick Hendrickson. Indenture and
promissory note

 

1797, 1822


Series V. Other Holmes Family
Members
 

Asher and Sarah Holmes

 

6

 

1

 

Indenture

 

August 27, 1799

 

John H. Holmes (fl. 1845-1854)

 

6

 

1

 

Indentures (3)

 

1845, 1850, 1854

 

6

 

1

 

Receipts

 

1827-1836

 

John S. Holmes (b. 1851)

 

6

 

1

 

Letter from Mary Holmes Rue

 

February 21, 1899

 

6

 

1

 

Letter from Lydia H. Schenck-Conover

 

January 21, 1899

 

6

 

1

 

Agreement with Joseph H. Holmes (d.
1892)

 

March 12, 1887

 

John W. Holmes

 

6

 

1

 

Sheriff’s deed

 

February 1, 1827

 

Jonathan Holmes (1682-1766)

 

6

 

2

 

Land surveys (copies of 1750
surveys) and court decision on division of land

 

n.d., 1781

 

6

 

3

 

Indenture

 

1738

 

6

 

4

 

Receipts, accounts, and bills

 

1745/6-1776

 

Jonathan Holmes (d. 1738)

 

6

 

5

 

Diary

 

1736/37-1738

 

Jonathan Holmes (d. 1814)

 

6

 

6

 

Statement concerning inventory of
property

 

January 10, 1816

 

6

 

6

 

Summons to executors

 

April 1821

 

Joseph Holmes (fl. 1772-1790)

 

6

 

6

 

Contract, witness

 

August 15, 1772

 

6

 

6

 

Indenture

 

January 1, 1790

 

Joseph H. Holmes (d. 1892)

 

6

 

6

 

Letter from Frederick Miller

 

April 27, 1863

 

6

 

6

 

Letter from Al Shemo

 

July 1865

 

6

 

6

 

Letter from D. (Ellis?)

 

January 26, 1854

 

6

 

6

 

Conditions of real estate sale

 

January 21, 1852

 

6

 

6

 

Indenture

 

March 4, 1852

 

6

 

6

 

Receipts

 

1843-1879, n.d,

 

Mary Holmes

 

6

 

6

 

Release of dower

 

March 7, 1789

 

Obadiah Holmes

 

6

 

6

 

Summons by executors

 

October 21, 1797

 

Samuel Holmes (1726-1769)

 

6

 

7

 

Indentures and articles of agreement

 

1756-1769

 

6

 

8

 

Bonds and promissory notes

 

1753-1769

 

6

 

9

 

Receipts and accounts

 

1754-1770, n.d.

 

Samuel Holmes (fl. 1770-1803)

 

6

 

10

 

Receipts and promissory notes

 

1770-1803, n.d.


Series VI. Allied Families and Other
Individuals
 

John Bowne (1700-1774)

 

6

 

11

 

Letter from Jno. Lawrence

 

1756

 

6

 

11

 

Court summons

 

1747

 

6

 

11

 

Petition with Garret Schenck
(1671-1745) to Governor William Burnet (1687-1729)

 

1727/28

 

6

 

11

 

Indenture with John Stout, 1689
(true copy)

 

n.d.

 

6

 

11

 

Indenture with Joshua Gifford, 1767
(true copy)

 

n.d.

 

6

 

11

 

Bonded to Benjamin Borden

 

1712

 

Bowne Family

 

6

 

12

 

Captain Andrew Bowne (1638-ca.1708).
Letter with sailing instructions

 

April 9, 1680

 

6

 

12

 

Obadiah Bowne (1666-1726). Letter
from John Saltar

 

April 25, 1716

 

6

 

12

 

O & A Bowne. Receipts

 

1798-1799

 

Crawford Family

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: Thomas Willett and John
Willett to William Crawford

 

July 15, 1771

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: William Crawford (torn)

 

May 1, 1772

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: John and Elisabeth Morris
to William Crawford

 

May 27, 1789

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: William and Rebecca
Crawford and Robert and Esther White to John Crawford

 

March 24, 1795

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: Garat Morford to John
Crawford

 

April 25, 1803

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: Samuel Stevenson to John
B. Crawford

 

March 26, 1808

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: Samuel Smith to John
Crawford

 

December 25, 1815

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: Samuel and Rachel Burt to
John Crawford

 

January 15, 1818

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: William I. Crawford to
Samuel Smith

 

September 23, 1827

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: Jonathan Smith to William
I. Crawford

 

November 1, 1830

 

6

 

13

 

Indenture: Holmes Conover to Reeliff
Crawford

 

March 7, 1853

 

6

 

14

 

Bond: William Crawford bound to Ann
Waddell

 

July 14, 1766

 

6

 

14

 

Bond: William Morris bound to
William Crawford

 

February 12, 1787

 

6

 

14

 

Bond: Robert Hervey bound to John
Crawford

 

October 15, 1794

 

6

 

14

 

Bond: Samuel Stevenson bound to John
B. Crawford

 

March 26, 1808

 

6

 

14

 

Account: Elizabeth Crawford

 

n.d.

 

6

 

14

 

Order: John Crawford

 

August 15, 1798

 

Schenck Family and Schenk & Co.

 

6

 

15

 

Receipts

 

1797-1823, n.d.

 

Hendrick H. Smock (d. 1841)

 

6

 

16

 

Receipts

 

1839-1847

 

Stillwell Family

 

6

 

17

 

Letter to Jestes (sic) Stilwell,
Cornell Henderson, and Mr. Nolt (?) from James Mount

 

n.d.

 

6

 

17

 

Letter regarding the illegal sale of
liquor, signed by R. Schenck, Jos. Stillwell, and Daniel Ketchum

 

April 21, 1796

 

6

 

18

 

Court statements: William Taylor and
John Longstreet, witnessed by Jos. Stillwell

 

June 12, 1787

 

6

 

18

 

Indenture: Caleb and Nelly Stilwell
to Garret Stilwell

 

May 6, 1801

 

6

 

18

 

Indenture: Obediah Stillwell to
Jeams (sic) G. Crawford

 

April 1821

 

6

 

19

 

Receipts

 

1803-1806, n.d.

 

Miscellaneous people

 

6

 

20

 

Letters: to Catherine Beers from
James Lake

 

1847-1850

 

6

 

21

 

Letter: to Mess. Blackwell &
McFarlan from Josiah Hornblower (1729-1809)

 

March 30, 1805

 

6

 

21

 

Letter: to Daniel Ellis from Roland
Gelston

 

February 28, 1843

 

6

 

21

 

Letter: to William H. Martin,
Director of the Trenton, Lakewood, and Atlantic Railway, from Hermann
Romünder (contains only a printed advertisement for a convertible cable
car)

 

ca. 1905

 

6

 

21

 

Letter: to N.S. Rue from P.I. (?)
Phillips

 

February 13, 1850

 

6

 

21

 

Letter: to Jacob Tice from ( )

 

ca. 1795

 

6

 

21

 

Letter to: Joseph (Venk?) from Sarah
Bostwick

 

December 29, 1806

 

6

 

21

 

Letters (3): to “Uncle”
from M. Van Brunt

 

1850-1851, n.d.

 

6

 

21

 

Letter: to ( ) from Aaron T. Whitney

 

November 25, 1824

 

6

 

21

 

Letter: to ( ) from ( )

 

n.d.

 

6

 

22

 

Poetry

 

n.d.

 

6

 

23

 

Will: James Paul of Middletown

 

October 10, 1730

 

6

 

23

 

Will: Thomas Rudyard, copy of Dec.
7, 1685 will

 

1701

 

6

 

23

 

Will: Joseph Vanmater (1710-1792)

 

October 1788

 

6

 

23

 

Will: Joseph Vanmater (1710-1792)

 

August 28, 1790

 

6

 

24

 

Power of Attorney: John Estall to
Nicholas Winnant

 

October 6, 1785

 

6

 

24

 

Slave deeds of sale

 

1755-1810

 

– Peter Winne sells “a Negro
man named Harry to Jonathan Sergeant

 

1755

 

– Jedidiah Freeman and Abijah
Harrison sell “a certain Negro man named Harry” to Caleb Wheeler

 

1785

 

– Daniel Smith sells “a certain
Negro boy named Jacob” to William Egbert

 

1803

 

– Marsalas Van Guisen sell a
“black man called Joe” to Benjamin Coe (receipt for $280)

 

1810

 

6

 

24

 

Apprentice indenture of Margaret
Robert

 

September 25, 1808

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: William Coxe, Richard
Saltar, and Robert Lettice Hopper to John Cornell

 

August 14, 1756

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: Joseph Fleaman to David
Knott

 

August 19, 1771

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: Samuel Wardell, Jr. to
William Tapscott, Jr.

 

July 7, 1780

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: Elizabeth and Joseph
West, Jr. to William Little

 

April 14, 1783

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: William Parker to John
Brinley, Jr.

 

June 15, 1795

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: John Willett to James
Morris

 

April 17, 1798

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: William Gardon Forman,
Esq. to William Rossell, Esq., Thomas Newbold, and Michael Taylor

 

July 15, 1801

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: Derick and Alche Sutphen
and John and Mary Wickoff to Hendrick Longstreet

 

April 15, 1805

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: John Nowlen, executor of
William Bonnet to William Lloyd

 

June 19, 1816

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: Peter Smock to George
Smock, Jr.

 

April 6, 1824

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: Theodore F. Talbot to
Charles N. Bancker (?)

 

April 8, 1825

 

6

 

25

 

Indenture: Torn

 

n.d.

 

6

 

26

 

Receipts, bills, and accounts

 

1754-1795

 

7

 

1

 

Receipts, bills, and accounts

 

1796-1818

 

7

 

2

 

Receipts, bills, and accounts

 

1819-1864

 

7

 

3

 

Receipts, bills, and accounts

 

n.d.

 

7

 

4

 

Receipts, bills, and accounts

 

n.d.


Series VII. Revolutionary War
Documents
 

7

 

5

 

Muster rolls and enlistment
documents

 

1778-1780, n.d.

 

7

 

6

 

Lists of delinquent warrants

 

1778-1780, n.d.

 

7

 

7

 

Court martials

 

1780

 

7

 

8

 

Provisions received by Col. Isaac
Smith’s battalion of foot, Hunterdon County Militia

 

September-October 1776

 


Series VIII. Monmouth County
Documents
 

7

 

9

 

Election results

 

ca. 1800, 1802

 

7

 

10

 

Middletown Town Committee report

 

December 28, 1822

 

7

 

10

 

Deputies of Shrewsbury declaration
to the Monmouth County Committee

 

May 15, 1775

 

7

 

11

 

Land surveys

 

1725, 1827, n.d.

 

7

 

12

 

Miscellaneous Monmouth County Court
documents

 

1773-1830, n.d.

 

7

 

13

 

Blank legal forms

 

n.d.


 

Holmes
Family Tree:

 

Rev.
Obadiah Holmes (ca. 1606-1682) = Katherine Hyde

 

|
(10 children)

 

Lydia
Holmes = Capt. John Bowne (ca. 1630-1684)

 

Obadiah
Holmes (b. 1644)

 

Jonathan
Holmes (1633-1713) = Sarah Borden (b. 1644)

 

|
(9 children)

 

Obadiah
Holmes (1666/67-1745) = Alice Ashton (1671-1716)

 

Jonathan
Holmes (1682-1766) = Deliverance Ashton, Rebecca Throckmorton (d. 1761)

 

|

 

Jonathan
Holmes (d. 1738)

 

Deliverance
Holmes = Peter Bowne

 

Sarah
Holmes = John Throckmorton

 

Joseph
Holmes (1722-1738)

 

Captain
John Holmes (1730-1804), unmarried

 

Rebeckah
Holmes (1734-1757) = Gilbert Tice

 

Samuel
Holmes (1726-1769) = Mary Stout

 

|

 

Jonathan
Holmes (d. 1814) = Anna Schenck, no children

 

Lydia
Holmes = Garret Stillwell

 

Parmelia
Holmes = John Stillwell

 

Stout
Holmes = Elizabeth Pintard, 2) Mary (Osborne) Bray

 

Catharine
Holmes = Nathan Stout

 

Samuel
Holmes

 

Joseph
Holmes = Nellie Schenck

 

Elisha
Holmes

 

John
S. Holmes (1762-1821) = Sarah Hendrickson (1767-1824)

 

|

 

Mary
Holmes = Albert Van Brunt

 

Catharine
Holmes = Daniel H. Ellis

 

Emma
Holmes = George Taylor

 

Eleanor
Holmes = Charles Hasbrouck

 

Daniel
Holmes (1792-1851) = Rhoda Van Mater

 

|

 

Huldah
Holmes (b. 1815) = Joseph Holmes Longstreet

 

Catharine
Holmes (b. 1817) = John W. Ely

 

John
S. Holmes (1819-1820)

 

Sarah
Holmes (1821-1822)

 

Maria
Louisa Holmes (b. 1826) = Ely Conover

 

Sarah
Holmes (b. 1829) = Ruloff P. Smock

 

Joseph
H. Holmes (d. 1892) = Ann Crawford (d. 1894)

 

|

 

Carrie
C. Holmes

 

John
S. Holmes (b. 1851)

 

Daniel
Holmes

 

Lizzie
Holmes

Hendrickson
Family Tree:

 

Hendrick
Hendrickson = Gisseltie Albertse Bradt Van Echelen

 

|

 

Daniel
Hendrickson (1673-1728) = Catharine Van Dyke

 

|
(11 children)

 

Teuntje
(Catharine) Hendrickson = Jonathan Holmes

 

William
Hendrickson (1709-1783) = Mary Longstreet (b. 1702)

 

|

 

Col.
Daniel Hendrickson (1736-ca. 1797) = Catharine Van Brunt

 

|

 

William
Hendrickson

 

Elizabeth
Hendrickson

 

William
Hendrickson

 

Daniel
D. Hendrickson (b. 1786)

 

Mary
Hendrickson

 

Sarah
Hendrickson (1767-1824) = John S. Holmes (1762-1821)

 

 

Processed by Kim Charlton, November 2000 as part of the “Farm to
City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications
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