Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
Manuscript Group 533, Caleb Pierson (1738-1801) and Elijah Pierson (1780-1862)
Notebook, 1769-1876, 0.05 linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 533
Inscribed "Caleb Peirson his book. Ritten January llth, 1769.'' Notes on family genealogy continued after Caleb Pierson's death by Elijah Pierson, and occasional notes on sermons preached at the First Presbyterian Church (Old Caldwell Meeting House) in Caldwell, New Jersey.
Caleb Pierson (1738-1801), a miller born in Orange, New Jersey, married Joanna Baldwin (1745-1790), with whom he had twelve children: Sarah (1763-1821), John (1765-1847), Elizabeth (1767-1793), Jephthah (1769-1844), Israel (b. 1772), Joanna (1773-1850), Abraham (1776-1841), Jain (1778-1784), Elijah (1780-1862), Lydia (1782-1829), Rhoda (1784-1850), and Naomi (1786-1808). The family lived in Caldwell, New Jersey.
Elijah Pierson, the ninth child of Caleb and Joanna, married Martha Williams (1780-1852), with whom he had eight children: James Crocket (1806-1806), Louisa (b. 1807), Elijah B. (1810-1876), Calvin (b. 1811), Maria (b. 1813), Caleb Nelson (1815-1866), Rev. David Harrison (b. 1818), and Nathan Williams (b. 1824).
Pierson, Lizzie B., Pierson Genealogical Records (Joel Munsell, Albany, NY, 1863).
The source of this collection is unknown.
This volume is primarily a record of family birth and death dates kept by Caleb Pierson and Elijah Pearson from 1733-1876. Also included are occasional notes on sermons preached at the First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell, New Jersey. The volume is not indexed.
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.
The New Jersey Historical Society