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Collection 57

Josephine A. Brown (d. 1951)

Collection, 1609 - 1951 

 

 

Processed by

Jean Houston

 

Edited by

Barbara Carver Smith

 

Monmouth County Historical Association
70 Court Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

 


1993 July

 

Historical Background

Miss Josephine Adelia Brown (d. 1951 Aug 23) was a life-long resident of Keyport, New Jersey.  She was the daughter of Cornelius H. and Emeline Frances Strong Brown.  Her brother, Benjamin F. S. Brown, was the publisher of the Keyport Weekly and the Matawan Journal. Her niece, Miss Mabel J. Brown, took over the operation of these newspapers after Benjamin Brown's death.

Miss Brown taught in the public schools in Keyport and later was a librarian for the Keyport Free Public Library.  A genealogist and local historian, she was a member of the Monmouth County Historical Association.  Miss Brown was a charter member and first president of the Keyport Literary Club.

 

Description of the Collection

The Josephine A. Brown Collection consists of materials related to the history of Keyport and the early families from that area. Topics include deeds, the Civil War, genealogy, steamboats, churches, and cemeteries.

 

Provenance:

Restrictions: none

Size of Collection: 2 boxes

 


Container List


For a detailed list of folder contents, please see the hard copy finding aid, located in the Librarian's office.

 

1 / 1 / Cemeteries, 1902 - 1914. 4 items

1 / 2 / Civil War Material, 1864 - 1904. 3 items

1 / 3 / Deeds of Sale, 1748 - 1792. 3 items

1 / 4 / Deeds, 1667 - 1904, n.d. 31 items

1 / 5 / Genealogy (Morrell, Walling, Sproul, Stoat, Tilton, Reid, Harris, Brown, Burrowes, Bedle, Van Mater, Kearny, Hoff, Wharton, Croes), 1895 - 1951, n.d. 23 items

1 / 6 / History of Keyport, 1609 - 1906. 7 items

1 / 7 / History of Keyport Material, 1829 - 1933, n.d. 34 items

1 / 8 / Kearny Material - Coffin Plates, 1664 - 1822, n.d. 5 items

1 / 8A / Kearny Family and Coffin Plates, n.d. 2 items

2 / 9 / Keyport Churches, 1915 - 1932, n.d. 4 items

2 / 10 / Keyport Fire Company, 1877 - 1916, n.d. 9 items

2 / 11 / Keyport - Water Carnival and Yachting, 1900 - 1905. 4 items

2 / 12 / Miscellaneous, 1667 - 1904, n.d. 11 items

2 / 13 / Obituaries, 1776 - 1936, n.d. 52 items

2 / 14 / Old Mills, n.d. 3 items

2 / 15 / Releases, 1906. 1 item

2 / 16 / Sale of Negro, 1729. 1 item

2 / 17 / Ships, 1827 - 1885. 4 items

2 / 18 / Steamboats, 1853 - 1932, n.d. 3 items

2 / 19 / Town of Keyport Incorporations, 1663 - 1907, n.d. 11 items

2 / 20 / Union Sunday School, Middletown Point, 1714 - 1838. 34 items

2 / 21 / Wills, Richard Clark and James Kearney, 1797 - 1811. 5 items

 

 

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