Conger Family
Papers, 1772-1911
SC18698

Quantity: 10 boxes (4.5 cu. ft.), 62 survey maps (41 x 26 cm. or smaller)
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Acquisition: Carmen D. Valentino
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January 1992

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Historical Note:

Abraham Bogart Conger (1814-1887) was a lawyer, New York State Senator, and businessman born in New York City to John Smith and Sarah (Bogart) Conger. He married, in 1836, Mary Rutgers McCrea Hedges (1819-1884), a descendant and heir, along with her sister Catharine Ann Hedges, who owned extensive farm land in what became "the Bowery" in New York City; his residence, on Cherry Street, was built in 1754.

They removed in 1840 to Rockland County, New York, settling on property formerly owned by Abram Snedeker in the Pond Patent. He named his residence near Long Cove, Waldberg. Waldberg came to be known for the surrounding area. As Conger was instrumental to the area's development, donating land in 1879 for the school, his involvement with the Waldberg Presbyterian Church, known variously as the [Swarthout] Pond, Yellow, and later Congers United Methodist Episcopal Church, and the donation of land for the West Shore Railroad Station, completed in 1883, Waldberg was renamed Congers. The earliest industry in Rockland County was the ice business at Rockland Lake, which began in 1831 and was primarily known as the Knickerbocker Ice Company. Since the Conger family and Mary (Hedges) Conger's sister, Catharine Ann Hedges, owned a great deal of land in Haverstraw, Clarkstown, and Stony Point townships, the family papers regarding land disputes and agreements make reference to several events in the development of the county.

In 1851 Abraham Conger was elected a New York State Senator and in 1867 and 1868 to the Constitutional Convention. He was also a lawyer but preferred to focus his attention on farming and raising stock. Conger was president of the board of trustees of the Rockland Female Institute until 1874 and was president of the Rockland County Bible Institute.

Abraham B. and Mary (Hedges) Conger had thirteen children, among them Clarence Rapelje Conger (1851-1911) who, as a lawyer, played a pivotal role in the family's personal and business affairs.

The early 1870s brought misfortune to Abraham B. Conger, causing him to lose his fortune. His sons attributed the onset to a fall he suffered from off a wagon. In 1873 they found that he was so heavily in debt from his cattle speculation during the panic that they took action to take over his affairs by buying and then selling his stock. He had also had access to the inherited estate of his wife, which the family attempted to secure from him via a divorce action by his wife in 1875-1877. Adultery with Margaret [J. or Gregory] Northrup, the wife of Reverend George Egbert Northrup, the minister of the Waldberg Presbyterian Church, was given as grounds. It was charged that the affair was with the full knowledge of Reverend Northrup and an investigation was begun to discredit Northrup's credentials. The Northrups left Rockland County upon pressure from public opinion of Mrs. Northrup's conduct with Mr. Conger and others. The strife seems to have lead to the foreclosure of the mortgage held by the Presbyterial Congregation in 1876. Upon Mary (Hedges) Conger's death in 1884, Clarence R. and Margaret (Lynch) Conger deeded the land for the church provided it remain Methodist and that it retain a tablet in memory of Mary (Hedges) Conger. At some point Abraham B. Conger resided in Grassy Point, Town of Stony Point, Clarkstown Township, and after the divorce he removed to New York City.

Family turmoil escalated again in the 1890s when Clarence R. Conger executed the estate of his aunt, Catharine Ann Hedges, extensive in New York City and Rockland County land holdings, much of it inherited from her great-grandfather Hendrick Rutgers. The drawn-out settlement appears to have fueled family tensions, especially the estrangement of Theodore H. Conger.

Clarence R. Conger was a partner in Seaman and Conger, 140 Nassau St., New York City. He continued to be involved in Rockland County land matters but seems to have resided in Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, with a summer home in Bolton Landing, New York. At his death he resided in Brooklyn, New York.

For additional manuscripts of the Rutgers, McCrea, Hedges, and Conger families and related genealogical material, see the Duyckinck Family Papers, (SC15251) and the Henry Rutgers Papers, (SC18576).

Scope and Content Note:

The biographical and genealogical series contains a statement by John Beattie that he married Timothy Hedges and Catherine Rutgers McCrea in 1818, and various extracts of records of a genealogical nature primarily on the William and Catharine (Rutgers) Bedlow family.

Correspondence is focused on family conflicts: the estrangement of Theodore H. Conger; the sons' relationships with their father Abraham B. Conger; the settlement of Catharine Ann Hedges' estate; and the divorce of Abraham B. and Mary Rutgers McCrea (Hedges) Conger, including investigations into the background of Reverend George E. Northrup and his wife, Margaret, who was named correspondent in the divorce. The letters are between family members, lawyers, and those involved in the investigations including ministers and Robert A. Pinkerton of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency. There is also mention of the deaths of Abraham B. Conger's daughter, Mary McCrea (Conger) Smyth and of his former wife, Mary (Hedges) Conger. Clarence R. Conger is referred to as Clarry.

The financial series is comprised primarily of bills and receipts of Clarence R. Conger from 1896 to 1911 and is arranged by locale: Bolton Landing, New York; New York City, New York, and Morristown, New Jersey. Bills and receipts may also be found in land papers under violation orders for tenement buildings in the land papers. There are also some bills and receipts for Abraham B. Conger, including those for School District Number 3 in Waldberg, now Conger, New York, as well as accounts and clippings on the sale of his stock in [1875?]. In addition, there are bonds for Arthur B. and Herbert T. Cage and account books for Catharine Ann Hedges with the Manhattan Company.

Land papers consist of abstracts of title, correspondence, indentures, documents pertaining to land disputes and agreements, maps, plans, receipts, and violation orders. Indentures span five generations of the family from 1772 to 1903 and represent largely the inherited land holdings from Hendrick Rutgers farm, which the Conger family received through Mary (Hedges) Conger and her sister, Catharine Ann Hedges, in what was to become "the Bowery" in New York City. The indentures are arranged by locale with the majority according to lot numbers devised during the partition of the Rutgers farm. [Town maps are on file in the Register of Deeds laying out the Rutgers farm in lots, by Francis Marschalk, surveyor, August 9, 1775 for the preparation of Hendrick Rutgers' will dated August 28, 1775 and proved November 15, 1779, and by E.W. Bridges and [?] Poppleton, city surveyors, November 15, 1813, for the will of Henry Rutgers]. There are also indentures for the following properties: Cherry Cottage, Southfield and Clifton, Staten Island, Richmond County, New York; Haverstraw and Clarkstown townships, Rockland County, New York and Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey. Abstracts of titles and tenement violation orders pertain to individual lots in New York City. Land papers of disputes and agreements involve the Conger family (and Catharine Ann Hedges) and others in actions by companies seeking property in New York City for an elevated highway and a park; property in Rockland County, New York, for railroads, an ice company, and a park; and individuals for a right-of-way and a dock in Bolton Landing, Warren County, New York. There are plans for houses and a coal trestle, and miscellaneous correspondence, memoranda, and receipts. Throughout the land papers and correspondence are 62 maps of property in Brooklyn, Kings County; New York City, New York County; Conger [Waldberg, Clarkstown Township] and Haverstraw, Rockland County, and Bolton Landing, Warren County, New York.

The legal series contains some law cases and estate settlements handled by Abraham B. Conger and Clarence R. Conger in their capacity as lawyers, but most involve the family directly, including the divorce of Abraham B. and Mary (Hedges) Conger in 1875 to 1877, the latter represented by her son Clarence R. Conger. The estate papers are primarily those for Catharine Ann Hedges, represented by Clarence R. Conger, her nephew, and span from her will in 1890 to 1906. Additional estate papers are from William Bloomfield (deceased in 1879, New York City); John Lynch, father of Margaret (Lynch) Cooper, 1897; MaryAnn McFarland, [of New York City?], 1891-1893; Margaret Ann Nash, of Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York, 1887 to 1893; and William J. Young, of Lansingburgh, New York, will dated 1878. Other materials include a list of books for valuation which appear to be for the auction of Abraham B. Conger's Library, lists of cases received from Clarence R. Conger, patents filed by Abraham B. Conger, and a proposal to organize a stock company.

The miscellaneous series consists of a receipt for cologne found in Abraham B. Conger's papers.

Printed materials holds published addresses by Abraham B. Conger and catalogues for the auction of his library as well as a ticket for Joseph Weaver from the Methodist Episcopal Church [of Conger, Rockland County, New York?].

Writings include two essays on psychology by Abraham B. Conger and two poems by an unidentified author.

Maps in Conger Family Papers

Kings County, New York

William M. Powell, 18th Street, Brooklyn, New York, n.d., 7 maps. (Land papers, abstract of title)

New York County, New York

Harriet Gage Adams, Second Avenue, 12th Ward, New York City, New York, n.d., 1 map.
(Land papers, abstract of title)

George Becker, lot on Conselya Street, New York City, New York, [1875?], 2 maps. (Land papers, abstract of title)

John T. Conger, 10 Pearl Street, 1st Ward, New York City, New York, n.d., 3 maps. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Charles Guntzer, First Street, 17th Ward (formerly 11th Ward), New York City, New York, n.d., 3 maps. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Harriet Hayden, 201 Broadway, New York City, New York, n.d., 2 maps. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Paul Feierabend, corner of Broadway and Broome streets, New York City, New York, n.d., 1 map. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Louis Heymann, Second Avenue, New York City, New York, n.d., 1 map. (Land papers, abstract of title)

William H. Jackson, 929 Broadway, New York City, New York, n.d., 1 map. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Edward Kilpatrick, lot on 80th Street, New York City, New York, n.d., 2 maps. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Regina Longfelder, Lot 132, Hendrick Rutgers Farm, 63 East Broadway, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, ca. 1891, 2 maps. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Solomon Mehrback, lots bordered in part by Third Avenue and 26th Street, New York City, New York, n.d., 1 map. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Martin B. O[elis?], lot on 13th Street and Avenue A, New York City, New York, n.d., 1 map. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Steam and Heating and Power Company, 57 and 59 Thompson Street, New York City, New York, n.d., 3 maps. (Land papers, abstract of title)

Herbert T. and Eliza Conger and the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, Lot 660, Hendrick Rutgers Farm, 292 and 293 South Street, New York City, New York, 1894, 1 map. (Land papers, indentures)

Arthur B. and Mary Conger and the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, Lot [?], [Hendrick Rutgers Farm?], 225 and 227 Henry Street, New York City, New York, 1894, 1 map. (Land papers, indentures)

Charles W. Bowen and A[lfred] L. Bowen, Lot 219, formerly belonging to Peter Waldron, property on 120th Street, [New York City, New York?], [ca. 1878], 1 map. (Land papers … of disputes)

Levy Blumenthal, lot on East Broadway, New York City, New York, n.d., 1 map; numerous lots in "the Bowery," primarily along East Broadway, New York City, New York, n.d., 19 maps. (Land papers … of disputes)

Rutgers, Hedges, Conger Lot 78, bordered by East Broadway, Pike, Division, Canal and Rutgers streets, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, ca. 1887-1888, 3 maps. (Land papers … of disputes)

Lot at 63 East Broadway, New York City, New York, surveyed by James A. Wylie, city surveyor, Jacob Rudolph, city surveyor, and others, 1889, 1901, n.d., 3 maps. (Maps)

Rockland County, New York

Conger property, Congers, [Clarkstown Township], Rockland County, New York, ca. 1886, 4 maps. Shows Swarthout's Pond, i.e., Rockland Lake. Properties owned variously by the Swarthout family, Catharine Ann Hedges, the Conger family, Delos E. Culver, Frank E. Bean, the Knickerbocker Ice Company, and the West Shore Railroad. (Land papers … of disputes)

Snedeker family properties, [vicinity of Waldberg, now Congers], Clarkstown Township, Rockland County, New York, ca. 1830, 6 maps. (Maps)

Ant[h]ony Snedeker's lot, Waldberg, (now Congers), Clarkstown Township, Rockland County, New York, 1872, n.d., 2 maps. (Maps)

Rawson's land, between road and lake, [Rockland Lake, Clarkstown Township, Rockland County, New York], n.d., 1 map. (Maps)

Maple Avenue and Main Street, [Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York?], 1905, 1 map. Showing property of Keleher, Chapman, J.H. O'Brian, and Elks. (Land papers, correspondence)

Properties in [Clarkstown and] Haverstraw township[s], Rockland County, New York, ca. 1874-1886, 1 map, title "Map of Certain Parcels of Land Described in an Agreement Dated July 1, 1874 between J.L. and D. DeNoyelles and Delos E. Culver, Haverstraw, Rockland Co[unty], N[ew] Y[ork]." Properties mentioned pre A.B. Conger, DeNoyelles Family, Delos E. Culver, Verdin Family, P. Lynch, Eliza Titus, Matt H. Hunter, formerly Silas Gardner, formerly John W. Gillies, and the Jersey City and Albany Railway Company. (Land papers … disputes)

Part of Haverstraw, Haverstraw Township, Rockland County, New York, n.d., 1 map. (Map)

William Abram's land, [unidentified location, Rockland County, New York?], surveyed by B.J. Allison, 1857, 1 map. (Map)

Abraham B. Conger's lot on the Hudson River, [Rockland County, New York?], n.d., 1 map. (Map)

Warren County, New York

Conger and [Caroll?] properties, [on Lake George, Bolton Landing, Warren County, New York?], n.d., 1 map. (Correspondence, to Clarence R. Conger from others)

Clarence R. Conger and R.M. Gilbert properties on Lake George, Bolton Landing, Warren County, New York, ca. 1900-1902, 1 map. (Land papers … of disputes)

Box Folder Contents
1 0 Finding Aid


Biographical and Genealogical

1 Marriage Certificate, 1818; Genealogical Record, 1750s-1807[?]; Excerpts from Dutch Church Records


Correspondence, 1832-1911

2 (To) Conger, Abraham B. (from) Conger, Arthur, his son, 1876

3 (To) Conger, Abraham B. (from) Conger, John, his nephew, 1887

4 (To) Conger, Abraham B. (from) Conger, Mary McCrea, his estranged wife, 1876, n.d.

5 (From) Conger, Abraham B. (to) Conger, Theodore H., his son, and T.H.C. to A.B.C., 1885

6 (From) Conger, Abraham B. (to) Dayton, Mr., 1884, n.d.

7 (To) Conger, Abraham B. (from) Freeman, Amasa, brother-in-law, 1876

8 (To) Conger, Abraham B. (from) Seaman, James, 1884

9 (To) Conger, Abra[ha]m B. (from) Smyth, Rev. Henry B., son-in-law, 1876

10 (To) Conger, Abraham B. (from) [Bryan], Sarah, his sister, n.d.

11 (To) Conger, Abraham B. (from) others, 1873, 1876, 1881

12 (To) Conger, Abraham B. (from) others, 1876-1877

13 (From) Conger, Abraham B. (to) others, 1876-1877

14 (To) Conger, [Clarence R.?] (from) N. Baker, 1877

15 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Conger, A[braham] B., his father, 1878

16 (From) Conger, Clarence R. (to) Conger, A[braham] B., his father, 1875, 1877, 1885, 1886

17 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Conger, Eliza (Mrs. Herbert T.), his sister-in-law, and John Milligan, CRC's clerk, to Eliza Conger, 1910

18 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Conger Frederic, his son, 1905

19 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Conger, H[erbert?] T[rowbridge?], [his brother?], 1877

20 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Conger, John, 1877

21 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Conger, John, 1887-1888

22 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Conger, K[atherine] R[utgers], his sister, 1877

23 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Conger T[heodore] H., his brother, 1877

24 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Davis, Edmund T., law stenographer, 1877-1880

25 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Ketcham, Edgar, 1877, n.d.

26 (From) Conger, Clarence R. (to) Ketcham, Edgar, 1877

27 (From) Conger, Clarence R. (to) Littell, Reverend Luther, and Littell to Conger, 1877

28 (From) Conger, Clarence R. (to) McCurdy, R.A., Esq., 1877

29 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Parsons, John E., of Man and Parsons, 1877, 1880, n.d.

30 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Pinkerton, Robert A., of Pinkerton's National Detective Agency, 1876, 1877, 1899

31 (From) Conger, Clarence R. (to) Sewell, Robert, Esq., 1876, 1880

32 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Robert Sewell and James F. Pierce, Esq., 1876-1880

33 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Smyth, Reverend Henry, brother-in-law, and others, and to Smyth and others, 1890-1891

34 (To) Congers, [Clarence R.?] (from) Tompkins, Nathan and C.H. Tompkins, 1877

35 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) Wendell, A., 1879

36 (From) Conger, Clarence R. (to) Wendell, A., 1879

37 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) others, regarding the death of his father, 1887

38 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) others and from CRL to others, regarding Theodore H. Conger, 1900-1903, 1908

39 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) others and from CRL to others, regarding Theodore H. Conger, 1884, 1890-1894, 1896, 1898-1899

40 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) others, regarding Reverend Northrup, 1875-1877

41 (To) Conger, Clarence R. (from) others, 1876-1881, 1904-1906, n.d.

42 (From) Conger, Clarence R. (to) others, regarding Reverend Northrup, December 12, 1876

43 (From) Conger, Clarence R. (to) a sibling, 1876

44 (To) Conger, Theodore H. (from) others, regarding Reverend Northrup, 1877

45 (From) Conger, Theodore H. (to) Ward, J.M. and related material, ca. 1884

46 (From) Hedges, T[imothy] (to) Hedges, Samuel B., his brother, 1832

47 (To) Northrup, Reverend George E. (from) Rosenthal, Charles D. and Mrs. O. Rosenthal, 1873, 1874


Financial, 1836-1911
2 48 Account Books, Catharine Ann Hedges, with the Manhattan Company, 1873-1890, 1891

49 Accounts and news clippings on Abraham B. Conger's sale of cattle and horses in Chicago, Illinois, [1875?]

50 Accounts, Clarence R. Conger, 1901, 1904-1906, 1909

51 Bond, Arthur B. Conger, with the Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1894

52 Bond, Herbert T. Conger, with the Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1894

53 Bills, receipts, etc., Abraham B. Conger, 1836, 1844, 1847, 1853, 1871, 1876, 1877, n.d.

54 Bills, receipts, etc., between Clarence R. Conger and Abraham B. Conger, 1873-1885

55 Bills, receipts, etc., Clarence R. Conger, Bolton Landing, Glens Falls, Lake George, New York, 1896-1899

56 Bills, receipts, etc., Clarence R. Conger, Bolton Landing, Glens Falls, Lake George, New York, 1900, 1902, 1904-1906, 1910

57 Bills, receipts, etc., Clarence R. Conger, New York City, New York, 1900-1904

58 Bills, receipts, etc., Clarence R. Conger, New York City, New York, 1905, 1909-1911

59 Bills, receipts, etc., Clarence R. Conger, Morristown, New Jersey, 1901, 1902, 1904

60 Bills, receipts, etc., Clarence R. Conger, Morristown, New Jersey, 1905

61 Bills, receipts, etc., Clarence R. Conger, Morristown, New Jersey, 1906

62 Bills, receipts, etc., Clarence R. Conger, Morristown, New Jersey, 1910

63 Bills, receipts, etc., Clarence R. Conger, Miscellaneous

64 Bills, receipts, etc., William Martin, 1868-1869

65 Receipts and tax list, School District No. 3, Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York, Abraham B. Conger, 1872, 1877


Land Papers, 1772-1911

66 Abstract of title and map, Harriet Gage Adams, Second Avenue, 12th Ward, New York City, New York, n.d.

67 Abstract of title and 2 maps, George Becker, lot on Conselya Street, New York City, New York, [1875?]

68 Abstract of title, Abraham B. and Mary Rutgers (McCrea) Conger, several lots, Hendrick Rutgers Farm, New York City, New York [includes abstracts of Hendrick and Henry Rutgers wills], n.d.

69 Abstract of title and 3 maps, John T. Conger, 10 Pearl Street, 1st Ward, New York City, New York, n.d.

70 Abstract of title and 3 maps, Charles Guntzer, First Street, 17th Ward (formerly 11th Ward), New York City, New York, n.d.; includes will of Philip Minthorne, proved 1756.

71 Abstract of title and 2 maps, Harriet Hayden, 201 Broadway, New York City, New York, n.d.

72 Abstract of title and map, Paul Feierabend, corner of Broadway and Broome Streets, New York City, New York, n.d.

73 Abstract of title and map, Louis Heymann, Second Avenue, New York City, New York, n.d.
3 74 Abstract of title, John Ireland, lot in 8th Ward, New York City, New York, n.d.

75 Abstract of title and map, William H. Jackson, 929 Broadway, New York City, New York, n.d.

76 Abstract of title and 2 maps, Edward Kirkpatrick, lot on 80th Street, New York City, New York, n.d.

77 Abstract of title and 2 maps, Regina Longfelder, Lot 132, Hendrick Rutgers Farm, 63 East Broadway, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, ca. 1891

78 Abstract of title and map, Solomon Mehrback, lots bordered in part by Third Avenue and 26th Street, New York City, New York, n.d.

79 Abstract of title and map, Martin B. O[elis?], lot on 13th Street and Avenue A, New York City, New York, n.d.

80 Abstract of title and 7 maps, William M. Powell, 18th Street, Brooklyn, New York, n.d.

81 Abstract of title and 3 maps, Steam Heating and Power Company, 57 and 59 Thompson Street, New York City, New York, n.d.

82 Abstract of title, Robert Van Rensselaer, [New York City, New York?], n.d.

83 Abstract of title, Rebecca M. Somarindyck, Hamilton Square lots, New York City, New York, n.d.

84 Broadside, Auction of "Cherry Cottage," Bay Street and Janin's Lane and Silver Terrace, Clifton, Staten Island. Auctioneer D.T. Cornell, 1882

85 Correspondence, miscellaneous, 1876, 1897, 1904-1906, 1910


Indentures, numerous lots in former Hendrick Rutgers Farm:

86 between Henry Rutgers, first part, William and Catherine Bedlow, second part, Mrs. Ann Bancker, third part, and Mrs. Mary McCrea, fourth part (see folder for lot numbers), New York City, New York, 1784, parchment

87 between Stephen and Mary McCrea and Henry Rutgers (see folder for lot numbers), New York City, New York, 1786

88 between Henry Rutgers and Stephen McCrea (see folder for lot numbers), New York City, New York, 1786

89 between Catharine Ann Hedges and Mary Rutgers McCrea … (see indenture for lot numbers), New York City, New York, 1846, parchment

90 between Abraham B. and Mary Conger and Catharine Ann Hedges (see folder for lot numbers), New York City, New York, 1846, parchment

91 between Catharine Ann Hedges, first part, Clarence R. Conger, second part, Arthur B. Conger, third part, Herbert T. Conger, fourth part, New York City, New York, 1884


Indentures, by lot number in former Hendrick Rutgers Farm [HRF]:

92 between the Peritz Family and Catharine Ann Hedges, Lot 11, [HRF], New York City, New York, 1854

93 between Mary McCrea and Catharine Rutgers McCrea, Lots 28, 31, 32, 39, [HRF], Division Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1808

94 between Timothy Hedges and Silvanus Miller, Lots 28, 31, 32, 37, 39, [HRF], Division Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1818

95 between Catharine Rutgers McCrea and Mary McCrea, Lots 29, 35, 38, [HRF], Division Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1808

96 between Henry Rutgers, William Bedlow, Ann Bancker, and Mary McCrea, Lots 43, 334, [HRF], New York City, New York, 1784, parchment

97 between Catharine Ann Hedges and Mark Kirschbaum, Lot 78, [HRF], Division Street, New York City, New York, 1881

98 between Timothy Hedges for Mary Rutgers McCrea and Catharine Ann Hedges, and Charles T. Bunting and David Louderback, Lot 132, [HRF], East Broadway, New York City, New York, 1832

99 between Charles T. Bunting and David Louderback and David Cotheal, Lot 132, [HRF], East Broadway, New York City, New York, 1833

100 between Catharine Ann Hedges and David Cotheal, Lot 132, [HRF], East Broadway, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1853

101 between Thomas Rigney and David Cotheal, Lot 132, [HRF], East Broadway, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1858

102 between William Lyell and Edward J. Wilson, Lot 132, [HRF], East Broadway, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1861

103 between Catharine Ann Hedges and Thomas and Sarah Gamble, Lot 132, [HRF], East Broadway, New York City, New York, 1874

104 between Henry Vogel and Thomas and Sarah Gamble, Lot 132, [HRF], East Broadway, New York City, New York, 1878

105 and bond, between Morris Goldstein and Henry Vogel, Lot 132, [HRF], East Broadway, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1889

106 between Regina Longfelder and Henry Vogel, Lot 132, [East Broadway, 7th Ward, New York City, New York], 1894

107 between Henry and Martha Elizabeth Vogel and Clarence R. Conger, Lot 132, [HRF], 63 East Broadway, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 2 copies, 1894-1895

108 between Clarence R. Conger and Bernard Ratkowsky, Lot 132, [HRF], 63 East Broadway, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1901

109 between Abraham B. Conger and Timothy Hedges, Lot 141, [HRF], Henry Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1841
4 110 between Stephen and Mary McCrea and Richard Newton, Lot 147, [HRF], 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1794

111 between Mary McCrea and Robert Dodge, Lot 160, [HRF], corner of Fayette and Chatham Streets, 6th Ward, New York City, New York, 1807

112 between Henry Rutgers and Jeremiah W. Johnson; and Timothy Hedges for estate of Mary Rutgers McCrea and Jeremiah W. Johnson, Lot 176, [HRF], Catharine Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1818, 1840

113 between Stephen and Mary McCrea and John Blanchard, Lot 178, [HRF], New York City, New York, 1794

114 between Mary McCrea and Alexander Wiley, Lot 178, [HRF], Catharine Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1805

115 between Richard Riker, John Beekman, and William S. Cosby, executors of Mary McCrea, and Catharine Shocker, Lot 178, [HRF], Catharine Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1825

116 between Richard Riker, John Beekman, and William B. Cosby, executors of Mary McCrea, and John Bayles, Lot 178, [HRF], Catharine Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1829

117 between Catharine Ann Hedges and John C. Bayles, Lot 178, [HRF], New York City, New York, 1846

118 between Catharine Ann Hedges and Cornelius O'Donnell, Lot 178, [HRF], 17 Catharine Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1864

119 between Charles W. Bates and Catharine Ann Hedges, Lot 178, [HRF], 17 Catharine Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1876

120 between Clarence R. Conger and Morris Shidlovsky, Lot 178, [HRF], 17 Catharine Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1897, 1899, 1902

121 between John C. Bayles and John White, Lot 178, [HRF], 21 Catharine Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1851

122 between Richard and Ann Whittingham and Catharine R. McCrea, Lot 259, [HRF], Henry Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1816

123 between Charlotte Dobin, James W. Miller and George W. Allerton, and Abraham and Mary Conger and Catharine Ann Hedges, Lots 499 and 500, [HRF], 33 Monroe Street, New York City, New York, 1843

124 between William and Catharine Bedlow and Catharine Rutgers McCrea, Lot 562, [HRF], New York City, New York, 1790

125 between Anna Bancker and Mary McCrea, Lot 567, [HRF], Pike Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1815

126 between Francis Cominick, Jonathan Pearse, and John Franklin and the Tillinghast family, Lots 593 and 594, [HRF], 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1800

127 between William Bedlow, first part, Ann Bancker, second part, Gerard DePeyster, third part, Harmanus Rutgers, fifth part and Mary Rutgers, sixth part, Lots 595, 596, 597, 598, 599, [HRF], 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1772

128 between Catharine Rutgers McCrea and Mary McCrea, Lot 619, [HRF], 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1808

129 between Abraham B. Conger and others and Rachel Correil, Lot 619, [HRF], Hamilton Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1844

130 between Abraham B. Conger and Cornelia A. Hunt, Lot 619, [HRF], Hamilton Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1854

131 between Abraham B. Conger and John Collins, Lot 619, [HRF], Hamilton Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1858

132 between Abraham B. Conger and Eliza J. Collins, Lot 619, [HRF], Hamilton Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1863

133 between estate of Mary McCrea and Daniel Noogland and Ralph Walker, Lot 657, [HRF], Cherry Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1827

134 between Timothy Hedges, guardian for Mary Rutgers McCrea Hedges and Catharine Ann Hedges and Abraham C. Hoogland, Lots 657 and 658, [HRF], Cherry Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1833

135 and map, between Herbert T. and Eliza Conger and the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, Lot 660, [HRF], 292 and 293 South Street, New York City, New York, 1894

136 between Henry Rutgers and Thomson Price, Lot 682, [HRF], 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1826

137 between Catharine Ann Hedges and William L. Sands, Lot 682, [HRF], 1873

138 between Catharine Ann Hedges and John F. Cunningham, Lots 746 and 747, [HRF] Madison Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1849

139 between Abraham B. Conger and John F. Cunningham, Lot 748, [HRF], Madison Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1849

140 between Catharine Ann Hedges and Elliott P. Gleason, Lot 749, [HRF], Madison Street, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1882

141 between Henry Rutgers and Henry William [?], Lot 784, [HRF], 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1815, parchment

142 between John Beekman, William B. Cosby, and Richard Riker, executors of Henry Rutgers and Mary Rutgers McCrea Conger and Catharine Ann Hedges, Lots 951, 960, 961, 962, 963 Cherry Street; Lots 746, 747, 748, 749 Madison Street; Lots 875, 876, 877, 878, 879 Henry Street; [HRF], 7th Ward, New York City, New York, 1837


Indentures in New York City without Lot numbers or outside Hendrick Rutgers Farm:

143 between William and Catharine Bedlow, first part, Ann Bancker, second part, Mary McCrea, third part. Lots in New York City, New York, Deed of Partition, parchment, 1784

144 between Elias H. Herrick and John T. Conger, Lot, Moore and Front Streets [New York City, New York?], bond of indemnity, 1839

145 between William J. Deverna and Benedict DeBar, property in 6th Ward, New York City, New York, 1846

146 between William Denniston and Catharine Ann Hedges, New York City, New York, 1857

147 between Abraham B. Conger and Maturin Livingston, regarding the building of a common wall, 10 Pearl Street [New York City, New York?], 1866

148 and map, between Arthur B. and Mary Conger and the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, Lot [?], [HRF], 225 and 227 Henry Street, New York City, New York, 1894

149 between John Beekman, William B. Crosby, and Richard Riker, executors of Mary McCrea and Thomas Cooper, Lot 89, former estate of James DeLancey, Christie Street, 10th Ward, New York City, New York, 1819

150 between Eliza C. Teisseire, executrix of Anthony Teisseire and Timothy Hedges, Cherry Cottage, Southfield, [Staten Island], Richmond County, New York, 1843, 1847

151 between Timothy Hedges and David Codwise, [Cherry Cottage or vicinity], Southfield, [Staten Island], Richmond County, New York, 1854

152 between David Codwise and Martha Codwise [her late mother, Martha Livingston], [Southfield, Staten Island], Richmond County, New York, 1854

153 between Abraham B. and Mary Conger and Catharine Ann Hedges, Cherry Cottage, Southfield, [Staten Island], Richmond County, New York, 1862

154 between Howard L. Parmele and Catharine Hedges, regarding land under water, [vicinity of Cherry Cottage], Southfield, [Staten Island], Richmond County, New York, 1869

155 between Alfred Parmele and Catharine Ann Hedges, Cherry Cottage, Clifton, Staten Island, [Richmond County], New York, 1875

156 between Catharine Ann Hedges and Daniel T. Corneil, Cherry Cottage Stable, [Southfield, Staten Island], Richmond County, New York, 1886

157 between Catharine Ann Hedges and Cornelious S. Morrell, Cherry Cottage, Clifton, Staten Island, [Richmond County], New York, 1887

158 between Clarence R. Conger and William Doyle, land and land underwater, Southfield, Richmond County, New York, 1897

159 between Joseph Dederer and Richard Swarthout, land in Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York, 1829

160 between Ruth Milburn, administratrix of Rodney W. Milburn and Clarence L. Conger, Lots 8, 9 and 10, Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, 1892

161 between Clarence R. Conger and Edward Brinley, 233 South Street, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, 1902

162 between Susie A. Cobb, Delphin McLeod Cobb, and Louise de G. Keuhl, and Clarence R. Conger, Franklin Street, Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, 1903


Land Papers [of disputes and agreements]:
5 163 and map between Aaron Adams, and Henry R. Marshall and Clarence R. Conger; Eliza Graham, and Henry R. Marshall and Clarence R. Conger; and Alfred L. Bowen, and Henry R. Marshall and Clarence R. Conger, property on 120th Street, [New York City, New York?], 1868, 1878, n.d.

164 and 20 maps, regarding Rutgers, McCrea, Hedges, Conger properties including lots bordered by East Broadway and Catharine Street; Lot 1081, Cherry and Montgomery streets; Lots 986-999, East Broadway, Henry and Clinton streets; Lot 509, Monroe and Market streets; Lot 240, Henry and Rutgers streets; Lot 52, Division and Pike streets; Lot 500, Monroe and Madison streets; Lot 463, Market Street; Lots 316 and 317, Catharine and Henry streets, New York City, New York, regarding suit with the Globe Mutual Life Insurance Company, known as the "Search Against Conger," ca. 1887

165 and 3 maps, regarding Rutgers, Hedges, Conger Lot 78, bordered by East Broadway, Pike, Division, Canal, and Rutgers Streets, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, regarding suit with elevated highways, ca. 1887-1888

166 Conger property, [Lot 604, Hendrick Rutgers Farm?], bordered by Catharine, Hamilton, Market and Cherry Streets, New York City, New York, regarding possible condemnation for the erection of a park, 1903

167 and map, Conger property, Congers, [Clarkstown Township], Rockland County, New York and the Swarthout Pond [Rockland Lake] on Conger Property wanted by ice companies, 1880-1904

168 Catharine Ann Hedges property in Clarkstown and Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, regarding suit, Conger v. the New York, West Shore and Buffalo Railway Company, 1872-1885

169 Catharine Ann Hedges property in Clarkstown and Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, regarding suit, Conger v. the New York, West Shore and Buffalo Railway Company, 1886, 1887

170 Catharine Ann Hedges property in Clarkstown and Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, regarding suit, Conger v. the New York, West Shore and Buffalo Railway Company, ca. 1890
6 171 and map, Florence Verdin and Daniel DeNoyelles [and others including Catharine Ann Hedges and the Conger family of Clarkstown and Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York], v. the Jersey City and Albany Railway Company, 1880-1886

172 Printed case, Florence Verdin and Daniel DeNoyelles v. the Jersey City and Albany Railway Company, 1880

173 Regarding burning of a building on Conger Trust estate, Conger, Rockland County, New York and involvement of the Globe Mutual Life Insurance Company and the Globe and Rutgers Insurance Company, 1903

174 Clarence R. Conger's property near Rockland Lake, [Clarkstown vicinity], Rockland County, New York and the Interstate Palisades Park Commissions desire to acquire Hook Mountain by condemnation proceedings, 1902-1907

175 and map between Clarence R. and Margaret L. Conger and others regarding the erection of a dock at Bolton Landing, Warren County, New York, [20-year lease], 1900, 1902

176 and plan, Clarence R. and Margaret L. Conger and others regarding the erection of a dock at Bolton Landing, Warren County, New York, 1903, 1904, 1906


Maps (See also Maps in Conger Family Papers at beginning of this document for list of maps throughout the collection.):
7 177 1 map of Rutgers and Eckford lots bounded by Clinton, Water, Montgomery, and Front Streets, along the East River in the Bowery, formerly Hendrick Rutgers Farm, New York City, New York, 1832

178 3 maps and survey, Lot at 63 East Broadway, New York City, New York [surveyed by James A. Wylie, city surveyor and by Jacob Rudolph, city surveyor, among others], 1889, 1901, n.d.

179 3 maps and correspondence of 15 and 17 Catharine Street, Lot 178, Hendrick Rutgers Farm, 7th Ward, New York City, New York, owned by T.D. White and Anna Remsen, and Clarence R. Conger, regarding a wall between their properties, 1890, 1892

180 6 maps, survey, and land papers regarding Snedeker family properties in [the vicinity of Waldberg] Clarkstown Township, Rockland County, New York, 1830, n.d.

181 2 maps of Ant[h]ony Snedeker's Lot, Waldberg, Clarkstown Township, Rockland County, New York, 1872, n.d.

182 Map of William Abrams land, surveyed by G.J. Allison, [unidentified location, Rockland County, New York?], 1857

183 Map of Rawson's land between Road and Lake, [Rockland Lake, Clarkstown Township, Rockland County, New York?], n.d.

184 Map and survey of part of Haverstraw, Haverstraw Township, Rockland County, New York, n.d.

185 Map of Ab[raha]m B. Conger's lot on the Hudson River, [Rockland County, New York?], n.d.

186 Memoranda book, on leases, Clarence R. Conger, n.d.

187 Memorandum, as to title of the Bedlow heirs to dock on East River … on South Street, New York City, New York, n.d.

188 Memoranda, miscellaneous, n.d.

189 Plans of A[braham] B. Conger's house at Waldberg, Clarkstown Township, Rockland County, New York, n.d.

190 Plan of Clarence R. Conger's coal trestle, Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, 1892

191 Plan of [?] house at Dubuque, n.d.

192 Receipts, 1877, 1883, 1901

193 Violation orders, Tenements. Correspondence from the Department of Buildings of the City of New York and the Department of Health of the City of New York, 1900-1901


Violation orders, Tenements. Correspondence from the Tenement House Department of New York City, New York, with related receipts:

194 1904

195 1905

196 1906

197 1907

198 1908

199 1909

200 1910-1911


Legal, 1843-1911
8 201 Case, between Thomas N. Biglin, William H. McGuire, and Abraham B. Conger, and Robert B. Chamberlin, regarding Chamberlin's debt, 1884-1886, 1900


Case, divorce between Abraham B. Conger and Mary Rutgers McCrea (Hedges) Conger:

202 Affidavits, 1876-1877

203 [Citations of cases?], [1877?]

204 Clippings, n.d.

205 Notice to appear, 1877

206 Case, between Abraham B. Conger and James and Anna Maria Eckerson, Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York, 1870-1888

207 Case, Lawrence Smullen and Richard Burke v. William H. Hall and Peter McCormick, brief, n.d.

208 Certificate, Abraham B. Conger as trustee of the State Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane at Middletown, New York, 1871


Estate papers of William Bloomfield [died 1879, New York City, New York, Clarence R. Conger attorney]:

209 1896-1899

210 1900-1903

211 Estate papers and will of John Lynch, father of Margaret (Lynch) Conger, 1897


Estate papers of Catharine Ann Hedges:

212 Will, 8 copies, 1890

213 Documents, 1892, May

214 Documents, 1892, September

215 Documents, 1893-1895

216 List of deeds, accounts, 1893-1894
9 217 Documents, 1894, November

218 Documents, 1894-1895

219 Documents, 1894, n.d.

220 Documents, 1895, January

221 Diary of transcriptions, photocopy, ca. 1911

222 Typescript account of proceedings, New York Supreme Court, 1901

223 Printed account of case on appeal, 1904

224 Printed account of case on appeal, n.d.

225 Printed account, 1906
10 226 Printed account, 1903, 1904, 1906

227 Printed account, n.d.

228 Estate papers of Mary Ann McFarland [of New York City, New York?], 1891-1893

229 Estate papers of Margaret Ann Nash, of Clarkstown, Rockland County, New York, 1887-1893

230 Estate papers of William J. Young, of Lansingburgh, New York, [will dated 1878], 1878, 1874, 1881-1884

231 Indenture, between Amos Howes and Abraham B. Conger, regarding shares in the North State Mining Company, 1881-1884

232 Indenture, between Ole G. Gudmundson and Abraham B. Conger, of goods and chattels, 1882

233 Indenture, between Clarence R. Conger and Hiram F. Seaman, Seaman to be employed as gardener at Bolton Landing, Warren County, New York, 1896, 1897, 1899

234 List of books for valuation, for Clarence R. Conger, [of Abraham B. Conger's estate? See also printed material, auction catalogues of the Library of Abraham B. Conger], 1885

235 List of cases received from Clarence R. Conger to David P. McBrian, 1887

236 List of cases received from Clarence R. Conger to Almon Warner [from Abraham B. Conger's estate regarding estate of B. Warner?], 1888

237 Patent to Abraham B. Conger, fluid for making water repellant fabrics; improvement of railroad cars, 1876-1885, 1887

238 Power of attorney, Catharine Ann Hedges to Abraham B. Conger, 1843

239 Proposal to organize "Chicago Reduction Works," a stock company, n.d.

240 Statement regarding horses [of Samuel B. Hedges], 1837


Miscellaneous

241 Recipe for cologne water [among papers of Abraham B. Conger], n.d.


Printed Materials, 1863-1887

242 Address of Honorable A[braham] B. Conger of Waldberg, Rockland County, New York, delivered before the Queens County Agricultural Society … , 1864

243 Auction catalogues of the Library of Abraham B. Conger, [see also Legal, list of books for valuation], 1887

244 The Electoral Count of 1877, tested by the rules of common law and constitutional jurisprudence, a note addressed to Senators Conkling and Kerman, by Honorable A[braham] B. Conger, 1877

245 Memorial address of the character and public services of the late Edward G. Faile, Esq., Ex-President of the New York State Agricultural Society … by the Honorable A[braham] B. Conger …, 1865

246 Ticket, Methodist Episcopal Church, for Joseph Weaver, 1863


Writings


"Principia Psychia," by Abraham B. Conger, [on psychological work], by Abraham B. Conger:

247 n.d.

248 1862, 1877

249 Poems, unidentified author, n.d.
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