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DeFreest Family papers

Identifier: MC 6

Scope and Contents

The DeFreest Family papers (MC 6) are comprised of a small amount of personal papers and a larger number of legal and financial documents. The personal papers include invitations, photographs, a letter (including a reference to anti-rent activity in 1846), poetry, and other miscellaneous items. The legal and financial records include a variety of receipts, indentures, wills, and related materials. Land documents, such as indentures and bonds, document lease and sub-lease agreements with members of the DeFreest family. Rent receipts document the regular payment of wheat, wood and fowl to the landlord. Wills and estate documents trace the passage of land from one generation to the next. There is also a small amount of financial documentation regarding Charlotte E. (DeFreest) Kinney (1844-1902), including estate records pertaining to lands leased by her father, David P. DeFreest (1819-1896) and materials related to S.N. Kinney & Sons.


  • Created: 1770-1899



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Personal papers and financial and legal records of the DeFreest family of North Greenbush, New York.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in two series: I. Financial and legal records, and II. Personal papers.

A. Rupert
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Repository Details

Part of the Institute Archives and Special Collections Repository

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