Manuscript Group 746, James M. Quimby (d. 1874) / James Dawes (1795-1844) / Hayes Family (Newark, NJ) Records, 1836-1846

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Manuscript Group 746, James M. Quimby (d. 1874) / James Dawes (1795-1844) / Hayes Family (Newark, NJ)
Records, 1836-1846, 0.01 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 746



Includes the following: (1) James M. Quimby’s account with David B. Williamson, 1836; (2) an account of the estate of James Dawes, a Newark silver plater, 1844-1846; (3) genealogical notes on the Hayes family of Newark, New Jersey.

Biographical Note:
James M. Quimby (d. 1874) lived at 9 Park Place in Newark, New Jersey. He was the owner of James M. Quimby & Company, a carriage manufacturer with a factory at 326 Broad Street in Newark and a shop at 620 Broadway in New York City.

James Dawes (1795-1844) was a silver plater living in Newark, New Jersey. He may have been associated with the firm Dawes & Higgins, and possibly James Higgins, a silver plater at 211 Bank Street in Newark.

Thomas Hayes, a lumberman, bought property in Newark from John Osborn of Elizabethtown in 1709. His children were Robert (1677-1759), Thomas (1693-1749), Joseph (1694-1777), Elizabeth (Freeman), and Hannah (1678-1761).


New Jersey Index of Wills, Vol. 1 (Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1969), pg. 459.

The Newark City Directory of 1861.

Provenance Note:

The source of this volume is unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

This volume consists of three parts: the first is an account of David B. Williamson with James M. Quimby from 1836, the second is an inventory of the estate of James Dawes taken from 1844-1846, and third consists of land and genealogical notes of the Hayes family. It appears that James M. Quimby employed David B. Williamson and also sold him items such as a hammer, cotton, buttons, and white silk. This account includes dates, items purchased, and Williamson’s wages. The second part of this volume is an inventory of the property of James Dawes at the time of his death in 1844. Following this is a reference to the estate of S. Hayes written in 1845. The Hayes Family portion of this volume contains:

— Measurements of properties belonging to J.H., Elizabeth, Jacob, Sam, and James Hayes.
— Transcription of a deed for Newark property sold to Thomas Hayes by Joseph Osborn in 1709.
— Birth and death dates for the families of Thomas Hayes, Thomas Hayes II (d. 1749), Joseph Hayes, Major Samuel Hayes (1728-1811), and Samuel Congar. The Hayes Family married members of the Camp, Bruen, Beach, Pierson, Crane, Day, and Pennington Families.

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 875, Samuel Hayes Congar (1796-1872) Papers
Manuscript Group 965, Samuel Hayes (1728-1811) 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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