Family Record of Daniel and Sarah Sexton

Family Record of Daniel and Sarah Sexton

Item Info

Item No: frk00728
Title: Family Record of Daniel and Sarah Sexton
Scripts/Text: Roman print; Roman script
Language: English
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink

[along upper edge]
Hearts United Live Contended \ 

[in heart]
The Births \ of Daniel Sexton \ & Sarah his wife \ and their Children,s \ Births \

[Main text]
Daniel Sexton Senior Born Febry 1st, AD 1720 \
Sarah Sexton Born Decemr 28th, 1719 \
their Children,s Births \
William Sexton Born July 13th AD 1753 \
Ann Sexton Born January y 24th, AD 1756 \
Mary Sexton Born Sepr 13th, Anno Domini 1760 \
Daniel Sexton Junr; Born Febr 28th AD 1763 \
This Book your names & ages ever shall shew \ as long as it shall last \ & When death doth you from it Part \ I hope you all will to Heaven pass ad Christum \

[in script below]
Be faithful unto Death & the Lord Will Give you a Crown of Life \

Category: Family Record (Familienregister)
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The title in Roman print within a heart is in the upper center of the document. The children’s names and dates as well as the verse are below it. They are separated from each other by lines. The area around the heart is decorated with two stars, two additional hearts, and a profusion of leafy flowers. The entire item is enclosed by a border that consists of undulating leafy vines of fruit or small flowers. One line in Roman script is at the bottom.

Associated Names: Sexton, William

David B. McGrail, “Late eighteenth and early nineteenth century illuminated New Jersey documents, an introduction and a checklist,” in New Jersey History 105, no. 1-2 (Spring/Summer 1987): 40-74.

Creation Place County: Region/County:[Monmouth]
State/Province:[New Jersey]
Creation Place Note:Based on genealogical research

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1765
Image Dimensions Width: 34.1 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 728
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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