Howell family of New Jersey papers, 1703-1919.


Howell, Benjamin, 1786-1852. Howell family of New Jersey papers, 1703-1919.

Howell family of New Jersey papers, 1703-1919.

Consists of papers of various members of the Howell family of Troy Hills and Morris County, New Jersey, and their relations the Cobb family. At least six generations of the Howell family are represented. Material of the Cobb family includes the Last Will and Testament of Lemuel Cobb and correspondence, deeds, accounts, and surveys of land in Morris County of Cobb and his sons Judge Andrew Bell Cobb and Louis Cobb, as well as a biography and a genealogy of the Cobb family, and other family papers. Also to be found is a diary of Walter Kirkpatrick, a 41 pp. manuscript document of New Jersey Governor William Franklin regarding affairs in New Jersey, dated February 28, 1739; and a survey of property in Burlington's "Eastern Division of the Province of New Jersey" dated February 24, 1716. There is also material of George, Jacobus, and James Anderson, and of Abraham and Cornelius Peers. In addition, there are several 18th century unidentified account books, surveys, and sermons, some of which are dated as early as 1703.

1.40 linear ft. (3 archival boxes; 1 half-size archival box)

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