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Legal document granting Peter Kean power of attorney by John R. Madison and Maria Madison in a matter of inheritance. Maria was the granddaughter of Catherine Livingston and Nicholas Bayard, Peter's Aunt and Uncle.

People Included: Mary Livingston, Peter Van Brugh Livingston, Mary Houstown, Wiiliams, John Hildreth

Places Included: Portland, Maine, Elizabethtown, NJ, New York, NY


James R. Madison

Maria C. Madison


Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)

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New York, 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

John R. Madison and Maria Madison with Peter Kean, August 19, 1820


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