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Sarah Sabina Kean wrote from Butternuts, NY to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, her mother-in-law, addressed to Ursino, Elizabethtown, NJ. She told Susan about the children, particularly Julia Ursin Niemcewicz Kean and wished for her improved health. Sarah's brother, John Cox Morris also wrote to Susan at the end of Sarah's letter and addressed her as Mother.

People Included: Peter Philip James Kean, John Kean, Sarah Louisa Jay Kean, Jacob Morris, Mary Cox Morris, Lewis Lee Morris, Uncle Ricketts, Peggy, Uncle Rutherford, Miss Cathy, Dr. Post, Sabina

Places Included: Upton Park, Chemango Point, Carolina, St. Lawrence


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

John Cox Morris (1781-1849)


Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, formerly Susan Livingston and Susan Kean (1759-1833)

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Butternuts, Otsego County, NY


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

Sarah Sabina Kean and John Cox Morris to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, September 14, 1820


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