The History of Cape May County, New Jersey: From the Aboriginal Times to the Present Day

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Genealogical Publishing Com, 1997 - 479 pages
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This book is an account of the earliest known narratives of the native people, the Dutch in Delaware Bay, the earliest European settlement of the county and the growth of the villages, the county's role in the American Revolution and its patriots, the establishment of the new state government, the War of 1812, the soldiers of the Civil War, and the progress of the county and its most prominent citizens up to the end of the 19th century..


The information was obtained from the collections of the New York Historical Society, the New Jersey Historical Society, and the Pennsylvania Historical Society. Many facts were gathered for the articles of Francis B. Lee, Esq., of Trenton. The author was also aided by Colonel J. Granville Leach, of Philadelphia, Cape May County Clerk Edward L. Rice, and Mr. Aaron Leaming. Extensive extracts were made from the diaries of Aaron Leaming the first, of Aaron Leaming the second, and of Jacob Spicer the second. The work of Dr. Beesley has been woven into this volume, and proper credit has been given to him for every fact for which he is responsible. The work is eCape May County, New Jerseyxtensively illustrated with line drawings of prominent citizens and public buildings.

 

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CHAPTER I THE INDIANS AND THE DUTCH EXPLORERS
9
CHAPTER II THE PIONEERS AND WHALING
23
CHAPTER III THE SETTLERS AND THEIR NEW HOMES
36
CHAPTER IV LIFE EARLY IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
59
CHAPTER V DEVELOPMENT OF RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS
70
CHAPTER VI MARITIME TENDENCIES AND CATTLE OWNING
79
CHAPTER VII ANCIENT LOANS AND TAXES
90
THE RELIGIOUS CONTROVERSIES
98
CHAPTER XX NOTED MEN OF A GENERATION
267
CHAPTER XXI THE DECADE BEFORE THE REBELLION
279
CHAPTER XXII OPENING OF THE CIVIL WAR
301
CHAPTER XXIII FIRST NEW JERSEY CAVALRY
316
CHAPTER XXIV THE ENLISTMENTS OF 1862
328
CHAPTER XXV THE CAMPAIGNS OF 1864 AND 1865
344
CHAPTER XXVI LIFE FOLLOWING THE REBELLION
355
CHAPTER XXVII FIFTEEN YEARS OF PROSPERITY
375

CHAPTER IX WEST JERSEY SOCIETY RIGHTS
106
CHAPTER X JACOB SPICER AND HIS SAYINGS
116
CHAPTER XI AARON LEARNING AND HIS TIMES
132
JOHN HATTON THE TORY
143
CHAPTER XIII PREPARATIONS FOR WAR
171
CHAPTER XIV THE REVOLUTION BEGINS
183
CHAPTER XV CAPE MAY PATRIOTS
195
CHAPTER XVI THE ENDING AND INDEPENDENCE
208
CHAPTER XVII THE COUNTY IN 1900
224
CHAPTER XVIII THE WAR OF 1812
233
CHAPTER XIX PROGRESS AFTER THE WAR
248
CHAPTER XXVIII DISTINGUISHED VISITORS
393
CHAPTER XXIX CAPE ISLAND
405
CHAPTER XXX CAPE MAY CITY
429
CHAPTER XXXI THE BOROUGHS
445
APPENDIX A MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE
450
APPENDIX B BOARDS OF FREEHOLDERS
453
APPENDIX C COUNTY OFFICIALS
463
APPENDIX D POST MASTERS
465
APPENDIX E MUNICIPAL OFFICERS
472
APPENDIX F

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