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David J. Beach business records

Collection Identifier: Mss:871 1770-1906 B365
Overview: David J. Beach (1780-1848) was born into a family of blacksmiths in South Orange, New Jersey, including his father Juniah Beach (1750-1814), a Revolutionary War veteran who provided bayonets to the local militia, and grandfather David Beach (1724-1759), who died of smallpox. The David J. Beach business records consist of ledgers, daybooks, and accounts of the family blacksmith enterprise in South Orange, dated 1770 to 1906. There are also accounts kept by later members of the family: David N....