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Guide to the Seaman Family Papers
1761-1983 (bulk 1830-1923)
  MS 552

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Collection processed by Jan Hilley and Megan Hahn Fraser

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 02, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series V. Legal Documents, 1761-1894, undated

Scope and Contents note

A variety of legal documents is included in this collection, arranged by family and, to the extent possible, by type of document within family. Box 3 contains items such as deeds, leases, wills, bonds, agreements, and a lengthy court transcript, belonging to members of the Van Horn and Freeman families, Abner Van Horn predominating. In Box 4, there are Seaman and DeWindt family legal documents including a copy of the will of John Peter DeWindt (Box 4, Folder 4). In Box 4, Folder 3, is a group of 37 deeds, wills, agreements, etc. involving certain families (e.g., Corwin, Howell, Woodhull, and DeWindt) from Southold, Riverhead and other Long Island towns, dating from 1761 to 1837. Among the documents are several relating to 'vessels' as well as many concerning real estate. There is also a copy of official minutes from a meeting (April 9, 1793) in which two ministers reached satisfaction "respecting the sentiments about gospel and ministerial order." Box 4, Folders 5 and 6 contain patent documents.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Van Horn Deeds & Leases
1810-1894
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Van Horn Mortgages
1837-1885
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Van Horn Bonds
1834-1880
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Van Horn - Freeman Family Agreements
1834-1883
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Van Horn - Freeman Family Wills
1841-1893
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Abner Van Horn Court Transcript
1860
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Abner Van Horn Miscellaneous Legal Documents
1856-1874
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Henry V. Freeman Miscellaneous Legal Documents
1860-1862
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Legal Documents Relating to Various Long Island Families
1761-1837
Box: 4 Folder : 4 DeWindt - Seaman Family Legal Documents
1850-1882
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Van Horn Patent Documents
1856-1884, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Campbell Morfit Letters Patent and Assignment Documents
1858-1861

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