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|Creator:||Crane, David D., 1763-1838|
|Title:||David D. Crane (1763-1838) Public Official, Receipt Book|
|Abstract:||Consists of a receipt book (1786-1836) owned by David D. Crane, who served as a Newark overseer of highways and the poor, as well as an Essex County Justice of the Peace.|
|Quantity:||.01 linear feet (1 volume)|
|Collection Number:||MG 52|
David Crane, the son of Abigail Ogden and David Crane, Jr. (1721-1794), was born in 1763 in Newark, New Jersey. He served as a private and a musician in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. On November 30, 1784, he married Martha Banks (1766-1844) and together they had two sons and one daughter. He later became known as Judge David D. Crane after serving as an Essex County Justice of the Peace. From 1787-1829, Crane was a constable, overseer of the poor, and overseer of the highway system. In 1820, he chaired the committee to manage the town docks at Port Newark and in 1829 headed the committee to supervise the moving of the old cemetery in Newark. Crane probably died in Newark, New Jersey in 1838.
This receipt book kept by David D. Crane from 1786 to 1836 measures 0.01 linear feet. The entries include the date, amount paid and to whom. Some of Crane’s creditors were well known Newark men including Joseph Congar, Caleb Ward, Uzal Johnson, William Halsey, and David D. Crane’s, sister Phebe Davis. Occasionally Crane noted that his creditors bought building supplies or had land surveyed, while his sister’s account seems to be related to the handling of her husband’s estate.
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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Crane, David D., 1763-1838.|
|Halsey, William, 1770-1843.|
|Johnson, Uzal, 1757?-1827|
|Constables--New Jersey--Essex County.|
|Justices of the peace--New Jersey--Essex County.|
|Public officers--New Jersey--Essex County.|
|Essex County (N.J.)|
|Justices of the peace.|
This collection was donated by Edward M. Crane in 1955.
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 52, David D. Crane (1763-1838) Public Official, Receipt Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.
Jo Anne Crane-Coriston. Crane Chronicles: From Connecticut to Canistear to Today. EPI, 2000.
|1||1||Personal receipt book belonging to David D. Crane||1786-1836|
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