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John Rutherford wrote from Edgerston to Sarah Sabina Morris and Jacob Morris, addressed to Butternuts, Otsego County, NY. He wrote both letters in support of Peter Kean marrying Sarah.

People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, Susan Ursin Niemcewicz Kean

Places Included: Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ


John Rutherford


Jacob Morris (1755-1844)

Sarah Sabina Morris, later Sarah Sabina Kean and Sarah Sabina Baker (1788-1878)

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Edgerston, Rutherford, Bergen County, NJ


The Liberty Hall Collection consists of the correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other manuscript material of the Livingston and Kean families, dated from 1686-1847. The bulk of the collection is related to Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz (1759-1833). The Livingston and Kean families frequently corresponded and held accounts with other prominent colonial and early American families in New Jersey, especially Elizabethtown, Philadelphia, New York City, upstate New York, England, France, and Poland. A small portion of the collection includes correspondence with early Virginia families, unrelated to the Livingston and Kean families.

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 3


This collection is open to the public for research use. Copyright remains with Kean University. Credit this material. Personal photographs may be made for research purposes. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Lynette Zimmerman, Executive Director at the Liberty Hall Academic Center & Exhibition Hall at

Publishing Repository

Special Collections Research Library and Archives, Kean University

John Rutherford to Jacob Morris and Sarah Sabina Morris, January, 1813


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