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