Guide to the Docket of Benjamin Howell1817-1852MG 559


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Related Material
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Guide to the Docket of Benjamin Howell
MG 559
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Althea Bernheim as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Danielle Kovacs. February 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Benjamin Howell
Title: Benjamin Howell Docket
Dates: 1817-1852
Abstract: This docket records the cases represented by Benjamin Howell, Jr. during the years 1817-1852.
Quantity: 1 volume
Collection Number: MG 559

Biographical Note

Benjamin Howell, Jr. was born on June 29, 1786, the son of John Howell (1759-1834) and Phebe Farrand (1760-1813). He was a well-known attorney in addition to being a surveyor and merchant.

On November 19, 1809 when Benjamin was twenty-three, he married Elizabeth Cobb (1789-1869), daughter of Colonel Lemuel Cobb and Mary Smith, in Parsippany, New Jersey. They eventually had seven children, five of which lived past infancy. Their youngest son, Lemuel Cobb Howell, went on to practice law in New Jersey after completing an education at Princeton.

Benjamin Howell, Jr. was a direct descendant of Edward Howell, one of the first settlers of Morris County, who purchased land from Native Americans in 1640.

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Scope and Content Note

This docket records the cases represented by Benjamin Howell, Jr. In addition, the author has provided a name index at the beginning of this docket. These cases took place in many locations throughout New Jersey.

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Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

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Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Howell, Benjamin, Jr., fl. 1817-1852.
Subject Topics:
Practice of law–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
New Jersey–History–1775-1865.
Document Types:
Dockets–New Jersey.
Subject Occupations
Lawyers–New Jersey.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 591, Cobb-Howell Family Papers

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

The source of this collection is unknown.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 559, Benjamin Howell, Jr. Docket, The New Jersey Historical Society.

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