Manuscript Group 533,Caleb Pierson (1738-1801) and Elijah Pierson (1780-1862) Notebook, 1769-1876


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Manuscript Group 533, Caleb Pierson (1738-1801) and Elijah Pierson (1780-1862)

Notebook, 1769-1876, 0.05 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 533



Inscribed “Caleb Peirson his book.  Ritten January llth, 1769.” Notes on family genealogy continued after Caleb Pierson’s death by Elijah Pierson, and occasional notes on sermons preached at the First Presbyterian Church (Old Caldwell Meeting House) in Caldwell, New Jersey.

Biographical Note:

Caleb Pierson (1738-1801), a miller born in Orange, New Jersey, married Joanna Baldwin (1745-1790), with whom he had twelve children: Sarah (1763-1821), John (1765-1847), Elizabeth (1767-1793), Jephthah (1769-1844), Israel (b. 1772), Joanna (1773-1850), Abraham (1776-1841), Jain (1778-1784), Elijah (1780-1862), Lydia (1782-1829), Rhoda (1784-1850), and Naomi (1786-1808).  The family lived in Caldwell, New Jersey.

Elijah Pierson, the ninth child of Caleb and Joanna, married Martha Williams (1780-1852), with whom he had eight children: James Crocket (1806-1806), Louisa (b. 1807), Elijah B. (1810-1876), Calvin (b. 1811), Maria (b. 1813), Caleb Nelson (1815-1866), Rev. David Harrison (b. 1818), and Nathan Williams (b. 1824).


Pierson, Lizzie B., Pierson Genealogical Records (Joel Munsell, Albany, NY, 1863).

Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

This volume is primarily a record of family birth and death dates kept by Caleb Pierson and Elijah Pearson from 1733-1876.  Also included are occasional notes on sermons preached at the First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell, New Jersey.  The volume is not indexed.

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 976, Noah Baldwin (ca. 1782-1832) Family (Caldwell, NJ) Papers

Processed by Luis Delfino, December 2000 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.


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