Manuscript Group 904, John Drew (fl. 1813 – 1840), Farmer Papers, 1813 – 1840

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Manuscript Group 904, John Drew (fl. 1813 – 1840), Farmer
Papers, 1813 – 1840, 0.05 linear feet / 10 items
Call Number: MG 904



Land deeds and legal contracts of John Drew (fl. 1813-1840), a farmer from Springfield, New Jersey. Included is the will of Stephen Denman (1758-1824).

Biographical Note:

John Drew (fl. 1813-1840), a farmer from Springfield (then Essex County, now Union County), New Jersey, was probably the son of John Drew (1754-1828) and Polly Drew (1765-1808). In 1809, he married Charlotte Denman (fl. 1809-1822), the daughter of Captain Stephen Denman (1758-1824).


Monumental Inscriptions, Union County, Vol. 2, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Provenance Note:

This collection was the gift of Henry W. Pilch, date unknown.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection of papers of John Drew (fl. 1813-1840) consists of ten items dating from 1813-1840, and is arranged chronologically. Included are legal documents consisting of land deeds, bonds, rental agreements, and the will of Captain Stephen Denman (1758-1824). All but two of these documents are from transactions involving John Drew, and among the signers of these documents are Matthias Williamson (fl. 1813), Jonathan Little (fl. 1813), Samuel Bailey (fl. 1815), Thomas W. Bailey (fl. 1816), William Muchmore (fl. 1818), William Wallace (fl.1825-1826), Daniel Drew (fl.1832), Daniel Baldwin (fl.1840), and Henry Beeman (fl. 1840).

Item List:

· Mortgage for $200 from Mathais Williamson to Jonathan Little. Nov. 11, 1813
· Quitclaim indenture from John Drew to Samuel Bailey Feb. 20, 1815
· Deed for plot in Springfield Township, from John Drew to Thomas W. Bailey. Mar. 18,1816
· Deed for plot in Springfield Township, from William Muchmore to John Drew. Nov. 24, 1818
· Will of Captain Stephen Denman (1758-1824). June 1, 1822
· Rental agreement for farm in Chatham (Township) from William Wallace to John Drew. Dec. 2, 1825
· Labor contract from William Wallace to John Drew for work on Chatham farm. Sept. 26, 1826
· Bond for $290 from Daniel Drew to John Drew. June 1, 1832
· Copy of minutes, Essex County Court of Common Pleas, regarding road construction between Elizabeth, NJ and New Point Ferry, NJ. Nov. 14, 1835
· Article of agreement regarding sale of house and lot in Springfield Township by Daniel Baldwin to Henry Beeman, with John Drew as a endorser of the sale. Sept. 19, 1840

Processed by Luis Delfino, April 2001 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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