Guide to the David D. Crane (1763-1838) Public Official, Receipt book1786-1836MG 52

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Receipt Book

Guide to the David D. Crane (1763-1838) Public Official, Receipt book1786-1836MG 52Inventory prepared by James Lewis as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the David D. Crane (1763-1838) Public Official, Receipt book
1786-1836

MG 52



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Inventory prepared by James Lewis as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. August 2005. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Crane, David D., 1763-1838
Title: David D. Crane (1763-1838) Public Official, Receipt Book
Dates:1745-1866
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

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Content Note

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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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Congar, Joseph.
Crane, David D., 1763-1838.
Davis, Phebe.
Halsey, William, 1770-1843.
Johnson, Uzal, 1757?-1827
Ward, Caleb.
Subject Topics:
Constables--New Jersey--Essex County.
Finance, Personal.
Justices of the peace--New Jersey--Essex County.
Public officers--New Jersey--Essex County.
Subject Places:
Essex County (N.J.)
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Financial Records.
Subject Occupations
Justices of the peace.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 422, Crane-Pierson Family.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

This collection was donated by Edward M. Crane in 1955.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 52, David D. Crane (1763-1838) Public Official, Receipt Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

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Bibliography

Jo Anne Crane-Coriston. Crane Chronicles: From Connecticut to Canistear to Today. EPI, 2000.

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Container List

 

Receipt Book

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Personal receipt book belonging to David D. Crane1786-1836

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