Manuscript Group 978, Ivins Family (Burlington and Monmouth Counties, NJ) Papers, 1787 – 1897

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Manuscript Group 978, Ivins Family (Burlington and Monmouth Counties, NJ)

Papers, 1787 – 1897, 0.15
linear feet / 3 folders

Call Number: MG 978


  • Folder


    Mostly indentures of a family from Burlington and Monmouth Counties.  Includes a “Description of the Meeting House Built in 1706 by the Hicksite Friends” at Crosswicks (Chesterfield Township), Burlington County.

    Gift of Mrs. Charles J. Stang, 1938

    Biographical Note:

    Israel Ivins, the son of Moses and Kesiah Ivins was born on February 19, 1760 and died on June 11, 1822.  He married Margaret Woodward (1759-1832), the daughter of Anthony Woodward, and with her had at least eight children: Anthony (1781-1851), Samuel (1783-1819), Robert (1786-1816), Moses (b. 1788), Israel (1791-1802), George W. (b. 1794), James (b. 1797), and Charles (b. 1799).

    Anthony Ivins, Israel and Kesiah’s eldest son, was born on September 28, 1781 and died on April 21, 1851.  He married Sarah Reeves Wallis (?), with whom he had seven children: Margaret (b. 1806), Thomas W. (b. 1809), Emmaline (1811-1855), Israel (b. 1815), Anthony (1817-1817), Anthony (b. 1818), and Edward W. (b. 1821).

    Provenance Note:

    This collection was donated to the Historical Society by Mrs. Charles J. Strang of Jersey City, New Jersey in 1938.

    Scope and Content Note:

    The papers consist of documents relating to the Ivins family and span the years 1787-1897.  These papers are arranged chronologically within three folders: Legal documents, Literary works, and Genealogical notes.  The Legal documents folder contains indentures and quit claims for Monmouth County, New Jersey land.  The Literary works folder contains a memorandum book, a letter, and a description of the local meetinghouse.  The Genealogical notes folder contains handwritten accounts on the births and deaths of the Ivins family.

    Folder List:

    Folder Item Dates
    1 Legal documents
    Indenture: Job Clevenger transfers property in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County to James Shinn March 17, 1787
    Indenture: John Steward transfers land in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County to Joseph Hopkins June 3, 1794
    Indenture: John Rapshire transfers land in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County to Samuel Burdsall April 1, 1798
    Quit claim: Michael Rogers surrenders right to property in New Hanover, Burlington County to John Richardson March 17, 1802
    Indenture: Samuel Branson transfers property in New Hanover, Burlington County to Israel Ivins March 26, 1804
    Decree: Commissioners of the Orphans Court mandate the sale of the property of Hugh Bell, deceased, including claim of title to a house by widow Sarah Bell to Anthony Ivins December 3, 1828
    Quit claim: Sarah Bell surrenders a house in Upper Freehold, Monmouth County to Anthony Ivins February 13, 1832
    2 Literary works
    “Description of the Meeting House built in 1706 by the Hicksite Friends…” n.d.
    Memorandum Book: short journal entries and notes on marriages and deaths 1816-1818, 1828
    Correspondence: Letter to Washington McKean from John Williams concerning advise on affairs with young ladies May 1, 1828
    3 Genealogical notes
    Handwritten notes tracing the lineage of the Ivins family 1870-1897, n.d.

    Processed by Stephen Sullivan, December 1999 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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