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Archivist's Note: These documents contain as exact transcriptions as possible. Misspellings, incorrect grammar, improper punctuation and terminology that might be deemed offensive today have all been retained as written. It is our intention to preserve the historical record, and therefore leave the original words unchanged. Where first names only appear, these most likely were slaves. In 1784 slaves comprised almost one fourth of Leonia's population. The area around Broad & Lakewood Avenues was the site of a slave burial ground.
For purposes of web page economy these are partial transcriptions.
One of six flat boxes and one document box.
Box 1 contains 5 folders. Folder 2:
18- At a meeting of the County Committee of Bergen at New Barbados
...present J.N.Boskirk Esq. moved that deputies who have served
in the Provincial Congress be paid...(Jan.22,1776)
19- The Petition of Remonstrance..respecting the seizure of arms
belonging to..a detachment of the Continental troops..(Feb. 23,
circa 1776) Archivist's Note: this document was written & signed
by William Patterson who was secretary of the Provisional
20- ...I have to tell you that we agree Mr. Broome's bid covering all his
tools have been returned...remember his wife and children..on
any consideration. We beg you will give 62 pounds to Mr. John
Van Vaark..Gerard Beekman Abraham Beekman (Mar. 19,1776)
21- ..I should be glad if you would send me the balance due to Mr.
Abraham Beekman debt 53 pounds...by bearer Mr Van Voorhese
(verso) Mr Gabriel Van Norden at New Bridge (May 1, 1776)
22- (Dutch) farm account (Nov. 26, 1776)
23- (Dutch)...2 load hay 2 bushels [?] (verso) Jacob R[?] E Van Saan
24- 50 pounds butter..10 bushels padados..26 bushels of rye (verso)
account of Mary Terhune 100 of rye flour half a 100 of weet flower...
boarding 2 boys 8 months (1777-1779)
25- Jacob P. Broome to Jacob W. Broome binding buckrum 2
shillings 6 pence 2 glases 2 shillings 3 pence for Henderick
3 pounds 10 shillings Peter Jacobuse 1 pound 5 shillings 9
pence (May 29, 1779)
26- A memorandum of things in the hand of Thomas Outwater for
John Terhune 1 cow for 13 pounds 1 heffer 6 pounds 1 calf 3
pounds 3 sheep 1 pound 10 shillings (Oct. 19, 1780)
27- (Dutch) Jacob Zabriskie (verso) (1783)
28- (Dutch) 9 clothing orders for...Marten Terhune (1785)
29- Received from Roulef Terhune the sum of 9 shillings for maken
a pare of shous for Sarah Smeat Isaac Vreeland (Mar. 7, 1786)
30- Mr Ralph Terhune...Dr. Beekman Van Bueren (bill listing pills,
ointments, drops) 3 pounds 14 shillings (1786 -May 29, 1787)
31- I Peter Brower ,,,am bound unto Michael D. Vreeland and
Elizabeth Vreeland..the sum of 2,500 pounds..lease for a farm
...(verso) witnesses ohn Demott, Jane Van Houte (May 31,1788)
32- Mr Roelef Terhune you are hereby summon to serve on a jury
Thursday the 25th..at 8 of the clock AM..Adam Boyd, Sheriff
(June 20, 1789)
33- I Richard Vreeland do acchnollege unto Helmus Vreeland the
sum of 45 pounds 14 shillings 10 pence I promise to pay
witness present Garret Vreeland John Vreeland Willnes
Cresent (May 17, 1790)
34- I John Cooper of the precinct of New Barbados...the sum of 52
pounds 10 shillings in hand paid by Rulof Terhune..have sold a
negro wencj named Vine aged 33 years also a negro boy named
named Will aged 2 years (July 28, 1790)
35- Received of Rulef Terhune 3 pounds 6 shillings and 8 pence for
the use of [?] Jacob Terheun (Sept. 27, 1790)
36- (Dutch) Hackensack David Ackerman, Jacob Van Saen, Steven
Beekman, Gerard William
Broome, Jacob P.
Broome, Jacob W.
Brown, D. J.
Sterlings, William Earl of
Van Houle, Jane
Van Norden, Gabriel
Van Saan, E.
Van Saen, Jacob
|Source||Anne D. Vreeland|
The Vreeland Papers comprise 562 documents spanning the years 1705 to 1896. The bulk of the collection includes bills, receipts, deeds, wills, loans, indentures, promissory notes, list of students attending their school, lists of members of the local militia, letters, documents in Dutch.
The Vreeland Family, of Dutch ancestry, inhabited Leonia and the local New Jersey area beginning in the 17th century. The documents offer a window into the activities of several generations of the Vreeland Family, their friends, their business associates, their buying and selling of slaves, and the school they operated. Their property extended over a vast expanse of land at one time stretching as far east as the Hudson River. The first mention of Leonia is in a document dated 1882.