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The Horseneck Purchase

New Jersey 02 Mar 2014
     In 1701, 13,500 acres west of Newark was purchased for $325 (or about 2.5-cents an acre) from Loantique, Taphow, Manshum and others. The original deed burned in a house fire in 1745. Descendants of the signers of the original deed promptly signed a new document. These deeds we...
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Freylinghuysen, Europe To Somerset NJ

New Jersey 04 Mar 2014
    Theodorus Jacobus Frelinghuysen was born at Lingen, in East-Frieslang, now the northwest part of the kingdom of Hanover, about the year 1691. He was the son of Johannes Henricus Frelinghuysen, pastor of the Reformed Dutch church in that place, and a brother of Matthias Dav...
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Middlesex Civil War Men

New Jersey 22 Mar 2014
FIRST REGIMENT Non-Commissioned Staff Provost, William S., sergt. Co. G., May 18,1861; sergt-maj. Sept 21,1861; pro to 2d lieut, Co. K, 11th Regt, July 15, 1862; pro to 1st lieut, Co. B, May 4, 1863; disch. Oct 9, 1863, dis.   Company A Dunham, Samuel H., 1st sergt, May 16, 1861, disch at...
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New Jersey Digital Links

New Jersey 11 Feb 2014
Master Link list for the State of New Jersey:
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Historical Society

New Jersey 22 Mar 2014
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The Continental Line, Militia And State Troops

New Jersey 09 Feb 2014
The first call upon New Jersey for continental troops was made upon October 9, 1775, when the Continental Congress recommended that the colony raise "at the expense of the Continent" two battalions, each containing eight companies, while each company be composed of sixty-eight privates. The term...
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Atlantic 1837 Susan
Bergen 1683  
Burlington 1694  
Camden 1844  
Cape May 1692 Susan
Cumberland 1748 Susan
Essex 1683 Ronald
Gloucester 1686  
Hudson 1840  
Hunterdon 1714 Ronald
Mercer 1838  
Middlesex 1683  
Monmouth 1683
Morris 1739  
Ocean 1850  
Passaic 1837  
Salem 1694  
Somerset 1688 Ronald
Sussex 1753 Ronald
Union 1857  
Warren 1824