Point by Mr. C.S. Mayflower Pilgrim descendants in Cape May County, New Jersey : memorial of the three hundredth anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, 1620-1920; a record of the Pilgrim descendants who early in its history settled in Cape May County, and some of their children throughout the several states of the union at the present time The Changing Landscape of Cape May County, New Jersey. Daughter of Early Settlers Remembered By Rachel Rogish; Dec 17, 2019 ... Cape May County Herald 3-11-2020. The Presbyterians settled along a large creek on the southern bayshore. Clear to partly cloudy. Manomie died in Cape May County and the place of his burial has been debated for almost 300 years. Edited by GET NJ, COPYRIGHT 2002. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. (Photo courtesy of The Summer City by the Sea, An Illustrated History of Cape May, NJ. They may have been numerous. We are committed to ensuring our readers can make critical decisions for themselves and their families during this ongoing situation. For more coverage, subscribe to our daily newsletter. Cape May Point (formerly Sea Grove) is situated at the western extremity Situated between Route 9 and Seashore Road in Cold Spring is Historic Cold Spring Village. ... men. Low 29F. Detectives Conduct Death Investigation at Villas Residence, Pennsylvania Man Found Dead on Avalon Beach, Increase in Food Assistance Benefits for SNAP Recipients Expected, Deaths of Villas Couple Believed to be Murder-suicide, Plane Crash off Cape May Point Was a Suicide, NTSB Determines, Crest Man Faces Drug, Weapons Charges After Arrest in Wildwood, County Loses 4 to Covid; 101 New Cases Reported in 2-day Total, Blaze Caused by Fireworks Yields Roughly $5,000 in Damages to N. Wildwood Home, 310-seat Restaurant Proposed for Avalon Dunes, Cape May Court House - "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" Edward R. Murrow. They hunted bison (yes, there were bison in New Jersey), and a much larger specie of deer than today’s, that roamed the area. With records available for almost 400 years of the state's history, your family is sure to be found in a variety of records available online and at the many archives and libraries located throughout the state. The first permanent colony in the area of Cape May County was located north of Cape May Point on the shores of the Delaware Bay, between 1680 and 1710. Historic Town Bank (aka New England Town, Portsmouth Town, and Falmouth) was the first settlement in New Jersey founded by Long Island and New England whalers around the year 1632, they settled on the sandy bluffs along the Delaware Bay shore. It is 100 feet in circumference at its base and 180 feet high. The earliest deed between the Dutch and the Lenape in the Colony of New Jersey was signed in 1664 in Lower Township. Many of the early settlers of Cape May County are laid to rest in its cemetery. Discover the past of Cape May County on historical maps. 1897, page 449. His sister had married a white minister, become a Christian and raised a family. President, Cape May Point becoming the Summer Capital during the season of 1890. NOTE: The Cape May County Herald is offering full coverage of the COVID-19 / coronavirus emergency to all, with no payment required. Is “King Nummy’s” grave somewhere in Lower Township or Middle Township? -- It is not likely that they understood the concept, but still, at least for their time. He shows up in the 1830, 1840, and 1850 Census in Cumberland County. The Leaming and Yates Family (circa. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.. Clear to partly cloudy. This restored, 19th Century South Jersey Farming Village depicts life as it was in Cape May County in the mid 1800s. Primarily coming from the eastern end of Long Island and New England, they came to Cape May County for two primary reasons. Marcy, John Wanamaker, Dr. J. Newton Walker and Downs Edmonds. Although he anchored near Cape May Point and explored the area, there was never an attempt to settle the land. In the 19th century, it was common for farmers plowing their fields in Upper, Middle and Lower Townships to turn up axe heads, points, nutting stones, fishing net sinkers and other artifacts. CAPE MAY COUNTY. The named the creek New England Creek and called their settlement New England Town or Portsmouth. We recently noticed many old postcards appearing on a Cape May fan page on Facebook. Stevens, 1897. These Indians lived in small villages and not only hunted and fished, but also harvested edible plants and acorns, which they ground into flour. A letter (around 1800) that reflects on the reason for a Migration of some of Cape May County Residents to Clermont County Ohio. Visitors are welcome at certain house. Trump was, is and always will be a willfully ignorant buffoon. Saccolepsis gibba was found on the shores of Lake Lily, at Cape May This circa 1909 photo of approximately Thirteenth and Beach Avenues looking east toward Cape May City, shows a glimpse of the torture spree. The primary purpose of the Dutch East India Company was to establish trade with the Indians, setting up trading posts where the Dutch exchanged commodities such as iron pots for animal furs and skins. Based on the joint rights granted by the Duke of York to Sir George Carteret and John, Lord Berkeley, New Jersey became a proprietary colony divided into two provinces, east and west. Support the Herald; Support Local Journalism, Coronavirus: Local Information and Coverage. George Taylor, Jacob Dayton, John Shaw, Timothy Brandereth and John Crawford represented the County in 1697 The Lenape simply moved on into Salem County (now Salem and Cumberland Counties) and into Burlington County (now Burlington, Atlantic and Ocean Counties.) Once the English took over, they were not very accepting of any religions outside the Church of England. The photos show what Cape May looked like in the early 1900’s when the city’s roads were unpaved and the railroads ruled. In 1497, Vasco da Gama sailed along the whole coast of South Africa on his way to India, landed at St Helena Bay for 8 days, and made a detailed description of the area. COPIES OF … The discovery of Paleo points in the area is further evidence that these prehistoric people spent time here. He married Elizabeth Riley of Cumberland County. TRANSCRIBED BY JANICE BROWN, County Coordinator in 2006. A burial site was uncovered in Upper Township and several temporary camp sites were found in Lower Township, including one at the Cape May County Airport. The current “Old Brick” Presbyterian Church in Cold Spring is a descendent of that original congregation, although not the original building. It is now a part of Lower Township. Two articles from the early issues of The Cape May County Magazine of History and Genealogy. The original source of this information is in the public domain, Trumpsters are attracted to Trump because they thought he was their hero to avenge their grievances. The old Lighthouse is always interesting to the visitor and will well repay for the energy expended in climbing to the observatory at the top, where a wonderful view is given of the ocean, bay and surrounding territory. We will probably never know. EARLY SETTLERS SURNAMES for ATLANTIC COUNTY, NJ: If you have a family tree published on the internet, and would like it linked here, please send me the web site address. It has an electric light works, a water plant, four or five hotels, several boarding houses, a public school, a Baptist, a Catholic and an Episcopal Church. “The History of Cape May County” is the result of many years of research, and the author hopes that it will meet with the approbation of the public. The first settlers who came were primarily Quakers and Presbyterians. View our print e-Edition publication online here! Court records show they were treated equitably by the early settlers. By the time the white settlers arrived in Cape May County, there were only a few small clans remaining. As the game they hunted moved on, so did the hunters, leaving just a trace of their stay. They were whalers who set up seasonal camps during the whaling season. Point, where he also built Beadle Memorial Chapel. Its borough government, after 1890, became a matter of uncertainty, its final abandonment of local government being the outcome of the unconstitutionality of the law under which it existed. Henry Hudson sailed up the Delaware River on the Half Moon in 1609. New Jersey is loaded with history, and some of … No other permission to use the map images on these webpages is granted. The Quakers and Presbyterians were soon followed by the Baptists, who settled in the central section of the county and established their church in Cape May Court House. of Sunset Drive at the edge of Delaware Bay. Visiting Cape May is like travelling back in time a hundred years. shows that a lot had been bought at Cape May, on which a beacon or lighthouse was to be erected." There were, after all, over 900 white residents by 1700. Low 29F. [Cedar Swamp Creek by Joyce Van Vorst, 1977]. Some stone artifacts that have been found in the county were made from stone found in northern New Jersey and as far west as central Pennsylvania, indicating a robust trading network among the Lenape tribes. He never set foot on the land, but he named the south cape, Cape Cornelius (now Cape Henlopen in Delaware) and the north cape, Cape Mey. East Jersey families involved in offshore whaling were among the first recorded settlers to move to the Cape in West Jersey. By the 1750’s, whaling was no longer a primary industry in the county as farming, timbering, fishing and ship building became more important sources of income. continued to be a borough until 1896. You have permission to edit this article. Surveys for Helby and John Bellers, creditors of Billing, living in England, covered most of Fairfield. We wrap up the news from the Shore you love, and deliver it to your inbox, weekly. The written history of the Cape Colony in what is now South Africa began when Portuguese navigator Bartolomeu Dias became the first modern European to round the Cape of Good Hope in 1488. These people were nomadic, trailing the game that they needed to survive. Nummy Island is another purported burial place. When he testified that he had legally bought the whale, his testimony was accepted and the seller was arrested as the real thief. Their first contact was with the Dutch. Some ten years ago the author began the keeping of a scrap book of cape May county history, among other things, and this constant accumulation of facts resulted, about a year ago, in a determination on the part of the author to prepare a history of the county, which would portray its gradual dev… Please support the Herald's journalism by subscribing or making a contribution. During the season of 1891, the President established his executive office at Congress Hall in Cape May City, which was open from July 3, until September 15. (who has edited, compiled and added new copyrighted text to same). Many people know the story of Henry Hudson’s “discovery” of Cape May and of Cornelius Jacobson Mey’s exploring the area and naming it after himself. He was appointed Postmaster General by President Harrison in 1889 and was visited by the President and family, where they expressed much appreciation of the attractions of the resort, that, through the efforts of Mr. Wanamaker and a few friends, a beautiful cottage was built and presented to the Wills of Early Settlers of Cape May From Abstracts of New Jersey Wills Vols. They were often hired to work on the whaling boats and in building homes. History as listed in part on Township of Lower Website>> and updated in 2018 by current President Dean A. Umscheid. The 11 room Cresse Holmes house treats you to a glimpse of life as it was in Cape May County from colonial to modern times. restricted without written permission from the transcriber To continue supporting this vital reporting, please consider a digital subscription or contribution. Indeed, it may be safely said that four-fifths of the land included in Cumberland County was covered by surveys before 1700. Ethan Osborn was born on August 21, 1758 in Litchfield, Connecticut and died May 1, 1858 in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Subject Headings The second reason was religious freedom. by Emil R. Salvini, Rutgers University Press- 1998) Trump has not only created the greatest divide in the US since the Civil War but has also enabled corrupt politicians on both sides to further the divide within our government. The first Englishmen to arrive came in the late 1660’s, however, they were not settlers. Posted on November 5, 2008 by Jance Brown  |, Copyright (c) 1996 — 2015 The NJGenWeb Project. "A letter to the Port Wardens of Philadelphia, dated November 12, 1785 He was the only member of his immediate family to settle in New Jersey. The early Quaker settlers in New Jersey "bought" the land from the Lenni-Lenape. Well, now that the Senate and house is Democratic controlled, Just watch what happens in the next 4 years. This resort was foudned in 1875 by Alexander Whilliden, Dr. V. M.D. The First Navigators - Royal Grants - Settlements of the Dutch, the Swedes end the English - New Jersey Established - Division of the Province into East and West Jersey. Source: "An historical tour of Cape May County, New Jersey," by Julius By the time the white settlers arrived in Cape May County, there were only a few small clans remaining. Moore Family When the Dutch governed Long Island, they tolerated all religions. History of Townbank. The proceeds from one whale would buy a house and lot on Long Island. The first was economic. But in his book 1491:  New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann presents evidence that by the time white settlers arrived, as much as 95% of the native people had been lost to European diseases, primarily smallpox, introduced by European explorer and fishermen who visited the east coast of America. Williamson in September 1905. The men who came to this area were whalers from Long Island and New England. north of Cape May Point on the shores of the Delaware Bay, between 1680 and 1710. Cape May was discovered by Sir Henry Hudson in The Half Moon August 28, 1609. It contains over 200 steps within its spiral stairway and is constructed of brick laid in cement mortar. It is planned to This is probably because the first Quaker community was Burlington, even before Philadelphia, so new NJ Quaker settlers deliberately chose West Jersey over East. These early whalers would set up watch towers along the barrier islands and the bay front and, when a whale was spotted, would launch a boat very similar to today’s life guard boats directly from the beach. The light of the revolving type, flashing every thirty seconds and can be seen twenty miles. The present lighthouse was built in 1859. A Lenape chief whom the English called King Nummy stayed behind. On a USGenWeb/NJGenWeb Web site The history of Cape May County, New Jersey : from the aboriginal times to the present day by Stevens, Lewis Townsend, 1868-Publication date 1897 Topics Cape May County (N.J.) -- History, Cape May County (N.J.) -- Biography Publisher Cape May City, N.J. : … The Early Settlers. John Wanamker had a handsome summer residence for many years at the Early Legislative Acts 1693 The Cape May County Court for the trial of small causes erected 1694 Cape May County empowered to elect five representatives. The men who came to this area were whalers from Long Island and New England. The Dutch East India Company never established any posts in Cape May County, however. This New Jersey state page of our website provides direct links to genealogy databases, books and information found on New Jersey genealogy and history. Here the whaler could purchase almost 1000 acres for the same money. [Cedar Swamp Creek by Joyce Van Vorst, 1977]. resort: "Cape May Point, a place of natural beauty, the ocean meeting the bay, the rips, the setting sun, the cedars bending low from strong winds, their limbs trailing close to or upon the ground, the incoming and outgoing ships of all kinds and sizes, and that beautiful lake (Lake Lilly) for boating, skating, rowing, ice boating, with Amnon island for a landing place within its waters, the bridge across its eastern end with the mass of lilies and other flowers contrasting with the adjoining sand dunes, some wooded and others not; cottages in groves, and down upon all each night sines the great Cape May light, revolving, lighting the darkness, warning the sailor as well as acting as his guide, and beautifying Cape May Point and its surrounding waters.". Within a few years, however, the Lenape felt the area was getting too crowded. They built their first meeting house in the area of Beesley’s Point, but built the still standing, and still active, Seaville meeting house around 1704. The coast of New Jersey was first explored by Giovanni da Verrazzano in 1524. Now, more than ever, communities need trustworthy reporting—but good journalism isn’t free. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index for New Jersey, 1500s-1900s($) The original Indian Settlers were called Kechemeches. In a short time, houses were built and the townspeople were farming outlying areas. Not many people, though, know the story of the earliest people who were in Cape May County. So what happened to the native people? Since the land was fertile and there was plenty of native wood to harvest, whaling soon became a less important source of income. When the county was established in 1692, the influence of the Quaker settlers and their belief of equality for all were reflected in the early laws. 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