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Rutgers Klan $10 Bond

Ku Klux Klan (KKK)

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A $10 Bond issued jointly by the Trustees of the Rutgers Klan No. 44 (Knights of the Ku Klux Klan) and Old Glory Klan NO. 64 (Women of the Ku Klux Klan).

Middlesex County Records, 1688-1929

Middlesex County (N.J.)

This collection contains county records of births, manumissions, and removals of enslaved individuals from the state of New Jersey, among other county records. See volumes X and XI for records pertaining to enslaved individuals in the first half of…

Middlesex County Book of Manumissions and Removals (Manumission of Slaves, 1800-1825)

Middlesex County Clerk

Bound manuscript volume containing copies of legal documents pertaining to slaves in Middlesex County for the period 1800–1825. Legal and historical records often refer to this volume as the "Book of Manumissions." However, only 75% of the records…

Birth record for Bristor, son of Hanna, reported by slaveholder Jacob Van Dike

Middlesex County Clerk

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Jacob Van Dike reports that Hanna, an enslaved woman, gave birth to son Bristor on January 22, 1807.

Birth record for Catherine, James, Lucy, Sophia, and Sarah, children of Phebe, reported by slaveholder Michael Garrish

Middlesex County Clerk

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Slaveholder Michael Garrish reports that Phebe, an enslaved woman, gave birth to five children between the years 1817 and 1829: Catherine (12-09-1817), James (09-01-1819), Lucy (04-28-1822), Sophia (07-18-1824), and Sarah (07-06-1829).

Removal of Phillis and her son Charles to Louisiana by slaveholder Nicholas Van Wickle

Middlesex County Clerk

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Phillis and her son Charles were among the victims of the slave-trading ring operated by Middlesex County judge Jacob Van Wickle. This document is a record of the removal of Phillis (aged 25) and Charles (aged one and a half years) from the state of…

Middlesex County Register of Black Children (Birth of Slaves, 1804-1844)

Middlesex County Clerk

Bound manuscript volume containing records of births for African American children born in bondage in Middlesex County after 1804. Beginning on July 4, 1804, slaveholders had to report to the County Clerk when an enslaved mother in their household…


Removal of Phillis to Louisiana, sold by slaveholder Staats Van Deursen to Jacob Klady

Middlesex County Clerk

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This is a record of Phillis's removal from the state of New Jersey to Louisiana. Phillis was a 22-year-old black woman enslaved by Staats Van Deursen. Staats Van Deursen was the treasurer of Queen's College (later called Rutgers) for ten years…

Bill of sale for Mark for $20 until he turns 25

Neilson, James

James Neilson (1784-1862) sells a black man named Mark to Abraham Veghte for a term of five years for $20. Mark is a 20-year-old slave for a term, and he will serve his new master until he reaches age 25 in the year 1843. Mark will then attain the…

WHEREAS Deborah Obart, my wife has frequently eloped

Obart, George
George Obart issues a public notice that his wife Deborah Obart frequently runs away from home; he warns people in Middlesex County not to extend credit to his wife. This notice was published in a New Brunswick newspaper, but the location of Obart's…

Jolly Kleagle from Middle West Intimates There Are Over 9,000 Klansmen in Middlesex County

New Brunswick Sunday Times reporter interviews a Kleagle (high ranking officer) of the Ku Klux Klan. The Kleagle states that current Klan membership in Middlesex County stands at 9,000 as of August 1924, a 200 percent increase since December of 1923.…


Vote for Klemmer Kalteissen (campaign card)


Klemmer Kalteissen's campaign card for Middlesex County Board of Freeholders in the 1920s. Kalteissen first ran for freeholder in 1923 (unsuccessfully) and then succeeded in getting on the board in 1925. The card includes a portrait of Kalteissen.