Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Head of the River Methodist Episcopal Church, Tuckahoe NJ

The "Head of the River" Methodist Episcopal Church is located in Tuckahoe, Atlantic County, New Jersey. This church's society was founded in 1780, while the church was built in 1792. A monument and several plaques can be found near the church.

One plaque states: "On 12 Oct 2003 a placque was placed by the New Jersey Sarah Soper Chapter of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century to recognize the historic significance of this site and its important to the community and its people."


Saturday, July 28, 2007

The Society of Cincinnati in New Jersey

In 1866 the Historical Society of Pennsylvania published the following list, and requested information regarding following-named officers and their descendants. These officers all held commissions in the New Jersey Line, Continental Army, and were original members of The Society of the Cincinnati in that State.

The notes given in connection with the names are taken from Saffell's Records of the Revolutionary War, Gardner's Army Dictionary, Hamersly's Army Register, and the Records of the Society.

1. Captain William Appleton. Practitioner of medicine. Died prior to 1808.
2. Surgeon William Barnet. Died about 1783. Represented in the Society by his won, Isaac Coxe Barnet, admitted 1822, who was United States Consul in France.
3. Captain William Barton. Died 1802. Represented in the Scoiety by his son, Gilbert Barton, admitted 1806, died 1812, and by his son, Joseph L. Barton, admitted 1812. Joseph L. Barton was appointed Captain United States Army, September, 1812.
4. Ensign John Bishop. Moved out of New Jersey prior to 1808.
5. Captain John Blair. Died out of New Jersey prior to 1808.
6. Major Nathaniel Bowman. Died 1788.
7. Captain Eden Burroughs. Died in Northampton County, Pennsylvnia, February 26, 1825. Represented in the Society by his son, Cassius Burroughs, admitted 1828.
8. Captain Samuel Conn. Died 1788.
9. Captain Ephraim Darby. Died prior to 1808.
10. Lieutenant Chilion Ford. Died out of New Jersey in 1801.
11. Ensign Peter Faulkner. Died in the District of Columbia, September 27, 1823
12. Captain James Heard. Died in Middlesex County, New Jersey, March 26, 1831
13. Major William Helms. Member of Congress from New Jersey 1801 to 1811. Major-General New Jersey Militia. Removed to Tennessee. Died 1813.
14. Captain John Holmes.
15. Captain Jonathan Holmes. Moved to State of New York.
16. Ensign John Hopper. Died in Bergen County, New Jersey, November 14, 1819.
17. Captain William Kersey. Major United States Army, June 30, 1794. Died March 21, 1800.
18. Ensign Francis Luce. Ensign United States Army, September 29, 1789. Resigned May 1, 1791.
19. Captain Absalom Martin.
20. Captain Giles Mead. Died out of New Jersey prior to 1808.
21. Captain Alexander Mitchell.
22. Captain Benajah Osman. Moved to Natchez Mississippi prior to 1808.
23. Captain John Peck. Died out of New Jersey prior to 1808.
24. Captain John Pemberton. Died 1788.
25. Major Samuel Reading. Moved out of New Jersey prior to 1808.
26. Captain John Read.
27. Captain Samuel Seeley. Brigadier-General of Militia, Pennsylvania. Died at Dingman's Ferry, Pike County, Pennsylvania.
28. Lieutenant Jonathan Snowden. Military Storekeeper at West Pint, 1810; ordnance ditto, 1821. Died 1824.
29. Captain Abraham Stout. Moved to Ohio prior to 1808.
30. Ensign Cornelius R. Suydam. Ensign United States Army, March 17, 1786.
31. Captain Abel Weyman. Died in Burlington County, New Jersey 1788.

Information is also desired concerning the two following officers and their descendants. They were both original members of the New York State Society, but by transfer connected themselves with the New Jersey State Society.
32. Lieutenant James Giles. Born in New York 1759. Died in Cumberland County, New Jersey 1825.
33. Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Hay. Although an original member in New York, his military service had been in the Pennsylvania Line. Died 1803. Represented in the Society by his son, Rev. Philip Cortlandt Hay, D.D. who was born in Newark, New Jersey, July 25, 1793. He was pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in Newark, where he died, December 27, 1860.

Posted by Herman Burgin, Assistant Treasurer, General Society Cincinnati, Germantown, Pennsylvania.

(Published 1886, Historical Society of Pennsylvania)


David Brearly / Brearley

Thursday, July 26, 2007

"Summit House" of Glassboro NJ

The "Summit House" is an unusual structure (called Hollybush) located in Glassboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

This house was the location of the famous summit meeting between President Lyndon B. Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in 1967.

It is owned by Rowan University, (it was the former home of the college president) and was recently opened for one day for public view. The college plans to hold additional open houses, but there are no regular viewing hours.

The Rowan University link about does, however, have a contact should you have more questions about this building and its history.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Why A Cup O'Jersey?

Some folks act as if South Jersey ends at Camden.

Fortunately if you drive just south of New Jersey's armpit, you will discover lovely towns, great forests, charming boardwalks and fantastic history.

This blog has been created to show what the real South Jersey looks like, and present its history.

The photograph was taken in the museum section of the Atlantic Heritage Center in Somers Point, Atlantic County, New Jersey.