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Middlesex County

Source:
HISTORY
of
MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
1664 - 1920

Under the Associate Editorship of
John P. Wall and Harold E. Pickersgill
Assisted by an
Able Corps of Local Historians
HISTORICAL  - BIOGRAPHICAL
VOLUME II
Published by
Lewis Historical Publishing Company, Inc.
New York and Chicago
1921

VOLUME I -

NOTE - The History proper is paged continuously, extending into Volume II, and concluding with Index at page 503.  The Biographical Department follows immediately thereafter in Volume II, and is paged continuously into Volume III, concluding with a Biographical Index.
 

CHAPTER I
- The Leni-Lenapes
- Indian rights to the land, and how disposed of
1
CHAPTER II
- Occupation of the Dutch
- Character of the Immigrants from Holland
7
CHAPTER III
- Coming of the English
- Title of the Duke of York and his land conveyances to Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret
11
CHAPTER IV
- Settlement of the Raritan Valley
- Woodbridge and Piscataway - Settlers at New Brunswick and Perth Amboy
19
CHAPTER V
- The East Jersey Proprietors
- Acts passed by the General Assembly.
27
CHAPTER VI
- The Proprietary and Colonial Governors
- Franklin the last
39
CHAPTER VII
- Organization of Middlesex County
- Changes of Boundaries
49
CHAPTER VIII
- East and West Jersey
- The final division
57
CHAPTER IX
- The early Courts
- Crimes and Misdemeanors
63
CHAPTER X - Study of the Soil - Mineral products 69
CHAPTER XI
- Transportation
- The Indian trails
- First roads and ferries
- Water Transportation
- Stage wagons
- Steamboats and railroads.
73
CHAPTER XII
- Revolutionary days
- Home life of the people
- The dawn of Revolution
- Occupation by British troops
81
CHAPTER XIII
- Middlesex men in the Revolutionary War
- Notable names
- Roster of State troops
97
CHAPTER XIV
- After the War
- Organization of State government
113
CHAPTER XV
- First half of the Nineteenth Century
- Political contests
117
CHAPTER XVI
- War between the States
- Middlesex men bear a splendid part
129
CHAPTER XVII
- Finale
- The Spanish-American War
- The political land-slide of 1920
165
CHAPTER XVIII
- Visitors, Native and Residents
- Washington and Lafayette
- Other notables
171
CHAPTER XIX
- Institutions of higher education
- Rutgers College
- Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church
- Academies and Private Schools
185
CHAPTER XX
- Public Education
- Thirty-three years' growth of Public Schools
203
CHAPTER XXI
- The Press
- First newspapers
- Later journals
229
CHAPTER XXII
- Bench and Bar
- Early lawyers and jurists
- Notable trials
233
CHAPTER XXIII
- The Medical Fraternity
- Pioneer physicians
- First Medical Society
- Various professional bodies
- Founders of County and State Medical Societies
- Prominent Deceased Physicians
- Hospitals and Clinics
243
CHAPTER XXIV
- Manufacturing Industries
- At Perth Amboy and New Brunswick
271
CHAPTER XXV
- City of New Brunswick
- Settlement
- During the Revolution
- Early Industries and Merchants
_ Development of City to its present proportions
279
CHAPTER XXVI
- City of New Brunswick, concluded
- Notable Characters
347
CHAPTER XXVII
- Perth Amboy
- Settlement
- Old Buildings
- In the Revolution
- The City of to-day
361
CHAPTER XXVIII
- City of South Amboy
397
CHAPTER XXIX
- Woodbridge and Piscataway Townships
401
CHAPTER XXX
- North Brunswick, East Brunswick and South Brunswick Townships
423
CHAPTER XXXI
- Monroe, Madison, Raritan and Cranbury Townships
437
CHAPTER XXXII
- Boroughs of Middlesex County
455
APPENDIX
- Military Rolls
 
483
BIOGRAPHICAL  


ILLUSTRATIONS:

- Landing of Cartfret facing pg. 1
- Duke of York and Albany, Afterwards James II., King of England facing pg. 11
- Sir Edmund Andros facing pg. 17
- A Log Cabin, with Modern Roof facing pg. 19
- Raritan Bay - Railroad Bridge facing pg. 49
- Gilbert Stuart's Portrait of Washington facing pg. 81
- Emigrants en Rout to the Western Country facing pg. 113
- Views of Delaware and Raritan Canal facing pg. 171
- Rutgers College
- Ford Dormatory Engineering building
facing pg. 185
- Rutgers College
- Ballentine Gymnasium -
- Delta Upsilon Chapter House
facing pg. 193
- Olden Time School
- The Old Stage Coach
facing pg. 203
- Court House, New Brunswick showing the "Maine"Monument
- Masonic Temple, New Brunswick
- Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, New Brunswick
facing pg. 233
- Tottenville Ferry
- Ferry Boat at Perth Amboy
facing pg. 271
- Falls Raritan River, New Brunswick
- Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge, New Brunswick
facing pg. 279

 

Public Library, New Brunswick facing pg. 311
- National Bank, New Brunswick
- George Street, New Brunswick
facing pg. 320
- Methodist Episcopal Church & Soldiers' Monument, New Brunswick facing pg. 338
- Livingston Avenue Baptist Church, New Brunswick facing pg. 340
- St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, New Brunswick facing pg. 342
   


VOLUME II -

Chapter XXVI - New Brunswick - Concluded 347
Chapter XXVII - Perth Amboy 362
Chapter XXVIII - City of South Amboy 397
Chapter XXIX - Woodbridge & Piscataway Townships 401
Chapter XXX - North Brunswick, East Brunswick and South Brunswick Townships 423
Chapter XXXI - Townships of Monroe, Madison, Raritan and Cranbury 437
Chapter XXXII - The Boroughs of Middlesex County
- includes Roll of Honor for US Service in late War of Nations.
455
APPENDIX
- Military Rolls
483
BIOGRAPHICAL  


ILLUSTRATIONS:

John Wells Memorial Hospital, New Brunswick facing pg. 348
Buccleuch Mansion, New Brunswick facing pg. 348
Christ Church, New Brunswick facing pg. 349
St. Peter's General Hospital, New Brunswick facing pg. 349
New Brunswick High School facing pg. 349
Foot of State Street, Perth Amboy facing pg. 361
Water Front, Perth Amboy facing pg. 361
The Heart of Pertrh Amboy facing pg. 365
Smith Street, Perth Amboy facing pg. 365
Post Office, Perth Amboy facing pg. 367
High School, Perth Amboy facing pg. 367
Green Brook near Dunellen facing pg. 367
Gregory's Graveyard, Perth Amboy facing pg. 371
City Hospital, Perth Amboy facing pg. 381
Perth Amboy Library facing pg. 383
First Presbyterian Church, Perth Amboy facing pg. 390
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Perth Amboy facing pg. 394
Greek Catholic Church, Perth Amboy facing pg. 394
South Amboy - Broadway, North from Henry Street facing pg. 397
South Amboy - Main Street, looking West facing pg. 397
Birds-eye View of Woodbridge facing pg. 401
Bloomfield Manor, Metuchen facing pg. 401
Revolutionary Landmark, Woodbridge facing pg. 401
Sewaren Land and Water Club facing pg. 409
Cliff Road, Sewaren facing pg. 409
Typical Clay Bank, near Woodbridge facing pg. 413
Well Known Fire Brick Factory, near Woodbridge facing pg. 413
High School, Metuchen facing pg. 455
Civic Club, Metuchen facing pg. 455
Highland Park facing pg. 455
Rosevelt views:
- St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Rectory
- Chrome Steel Works & Detinning Works
First National Bank
- Y.M.C.A.
facing pg. 472
 


VOLUME III.

 

BIOGRAPHICAL

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