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Archives & Manuscripts

Roberts-French family papers

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-SC-109

Abstract

This collection includes letters and papers of the Roberts and French families. Included is a record of the disownment of Asa Roberts from the Orthodox meeting in 1828, presumably due to his Hicksite beliefs,and a letter from John Mott to Josiah Mott, regarding Quaker testimony and issues of the Hicksite separation. Also included are wills and deeds of Robert French and other members of the family, as well as maps and charts of their properties in Burlington County, NJ.

Dates

  • 1731-1910

Creator

Restrictions on Access

This collection is available for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Josiah Roberts was a New Jersey Quaker, born in 1783 to Joseph and Susannah (Cole) Roberts. In 1808, he married Mary French, the daughter of Robert French. Josiah Roberts was a member of Moorestown Monthly Meeting of Friends until his death in 1841.

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (.1 linear feet (6 folders.))

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--Annie Roberts Lamb. Method of acquisition--Gift of; Date of acquisition--1930.

Creator

Description rules
Archives, Personal Papers, And Manuscripts (Appm)
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

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