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|Title:||John Denn Real Estate Records|
|Abstract:||This collection contains the real estate records of John Denn, covering the years 1784 to 1821. These records include land deeds and land survey maps.|
|Quantity:||0.08 linear feet (18 items in 2 oversize folders)|
|Collection Number:||MG 1030|
John Denn was born in 1751, in Salem, New Jersey, the son of John and Elizabeth Denn. At an early age, he was apprenticed to his uncle David Bacon of Philadelphia, a hatter, to learn the trade. When he was of age, Denn returned to Salem County, and opened his own business in the village of Hancocks Bridge. A few years later, he relocated his business to the town of Salem. Eventually, Denn gave up his trade and moved to Cripp's estate, a farm he purchased in Mannington, New Jersey. He became a successful farmer over the years, and added significant tracts of land to his holdings, both in Mannington, and outside the township as well.
Denn married Susannah FitzGerald of Elsinboro, New Jersey, on February 15, 1772. Together, they had three children: Samuel, John, and Rachel. John Denn died at the age of 84 on September 29, 1834, in Mannington, New Jersey.
Included in the records are land deeds of properties purchased by Denn, mostly in Mannington Township in Salem County, New Jersey. Other deeds show property purchased by Denn in Lower Penn's Neck, Salem, Upper Alloway's Creek, and Elsinboro, all in Salem County. The real estate that Denn obtained possession of was from William Daniel, Edward Siddons, William Parret, Samuel Leake, John Redman, James Mason, Samuel Denn, Atkinson Conarow, and others. Denn's land deeds date from 1784 to 1821.
A land survey map of property in Lower Penn's Neck, New Jersey owned by William Parret is possibly related to the land deed dated January 17, 1795, in which John Denn purchased land from Parret. This survey map is dated February 18, 1792.
This collection is arranged by type of document and chronologically therein.
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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, and forms documented in this collection.
|Daniel, William, fl. 1784.|
|Denn, John, fl. 1791-1829.|
|Mason, James, fl. 1795.|
|Redman, John, fl. 1795.|
|Real property--New Jersey..|
|Elsinboro (N.J. : Township)|
|Mannington (N.J. : Township)|
|Salem County (N.J.)--History.|
For materials in print on John Denn and his family, see:
Craig, H. Stanley. Salem City (New Jersey) Marriage Records. Merchantville, New Jersey: H.S. Craig, 1928.
Shourds, Thomas. History and Genealogy of Fenwick's Colony. Bridgeton, New Jersey: George F. Nixon, 1876.
For related collections on farmers in southern New Jersey, see:
For related collections on hatters, see:
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1030, John Denn Real Estate Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.
Land Deeds and Surveys
|DOS||2||Land Deeds||1801 -1821|
|DOS||2||Land Survey Map||1792 Feb 18|
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