The pioneer blacksmith-shop was that of Bartholo-
mew Lott, on the Little York Road, near where Mrs.
Hart now li\ es.
The first wheelwright now remembered was Wil-
liam Britton, where the marble-yard shop now stands.
The pioneer po-t-oiiiee wa- on the Warren County
side of the river, in the old tavern where W. J.
Smith's stone house now stands. From there it was
removed to the south side and kepi in the then new
brick store, and from thence to the Btore now kept by
William Fulmer, where John Carter was postmaster,
with Sloan Carter as deputy. Op to this time the
mails were brought from Milford on foot, but by whom
we were unable to ascertain. The present pOffl master
is ( ienrge Scott.
The Village contains two churches, tWO railroad
depots, a -el 1-honse, a drug-store, a lumber- and
coal-yard, a hardware-store, a marble-yard, the
Bloomsbury National Bank, Odd -Fellows' Hall,
one hotel, B prist- and tlouriiip-inill, two saw-mills
lone water and one steam , three general dry -poods
ami grocery-stores, a grocery- and provision-store, a
boot- and shoe-More, and a dozen or more shops cm-
bracing the various trades.
Sm in A-r.i i:v i> that portion of A-bnry village
HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.
lying on the south side ef Musconetcong Creek ; it is
five miles east from Bloomsbury.
Asbury was originally called Hall's Mills. At the
Revolutionary period there were only two buildings,
— a grist-mill, on the north side of the Musconetcong
Creek, and a dwelling, on the site of what was after-
wards Van Antwerp's mill.
In 1786, Col. William McCullough united with the
Methodist Society, and through his influence the
society, in 1800, built a small church, the corner-
stone of which was laid by the late Bishop Asbury.
About this time the bishop's name was given to the
hamlet, which it has ever since borne.
Chaelbstown is two miles south of Junction, at
the head-waters of the Monselaughaway Creek. It
has a school-house (No. 16), a blacksmith- and wheel-
wright-shop, and about a dozen dwellings.
Polktown (named in honor of the late President
James K. Polk) is situated in the mountains of the
southeast corner of the township, and contains ten
or twelve dwellings.
Bethlehem, or West End, is located near the
centre of the township, on the banks of Bethlehem
Creek, half a mile south of Valley Station, on the
New Jersey Central Railroad. Bethlehem station is
on the Easton and Amboy division of the Lehigh
Valley Railroad. Its early settlement reaches far
back beyond the time when the hamlet was called
"Jugtown," by which title it is best known. For
nearly seventy-five years "Jugtown" has been noted
for the conviviality of its inhabitants. It was a rest-
ing-place for the travelers and teamsters.
The pioneer tavern, as near as can be ascertained,
stood on the upper side of the road, opposite the pres-
ent hotel, and was kept by Jacob Smith as early as
1815. The first store was by Joseph Cornish, in 1825,
on the Asbury road. The property is now owned by
the West End Iron Company, and the old store is
used by them as an office. At present there are a
tavern, saw-mill, blacksmith- and wagon-shop, grist-
mill, two stores, a carpet-weaver, tailor, and milliner,
and two churches, Methodist Episcopal and Roman
Catholic. The west end of the Easton and Amboy
Railroad tunnel is at this place ; here also are located
the mines belonging to the West End Iron Company,
the principal business of the laboring class being
Jan. 1, 1880, the name of the post-office was changed
from Bethlehem to " West End," to correspond with
the name of the iron company. William S. Welch is
postmaster, and the office is kept in the store attached
to the grist-mill of Sylvester H. Smith, Esq.
Junction is situated on the east line of the town-
ship, and the station for the two railroads, the hotels,
the post-office, and most of the business are in Lebanon
* The reader is referred to the history of Lebanon,
more complete account of Junction village.
According to the report of R. S. Swackhamer,
county superintendent of schools for 1880, there are
sis school districts in this township : Bloomsbury, 12 ;
Bethlehem, 13; South Asbury, 14; Charlestown, 16;
Mountain View, 17 ; Hickory, 18. There are also
parts of Disiricts 9 and 10 of Lebanon township and
parts of Districts 48 and 49 of Union township running
over into this township. The trustees for 1880 were
as follows :
No. 12, Valentine Young, Jerome Rappleyea, and James Apgar; No. 13,
John Creveling, Charles Opdyke, and Alfred G. Smith ; No. 14, J.
H. Martin, David Bowlby, and John Huffman; No. 16, A. L. Shrope,
Tunis Stiner, and Erwin Lake; No. 17, Jacob Hackett, Thomas
Barris, and John L. Wene ; No. 18, J. T. Conover, J. J. Thorp, and
The district clerks and money apportioned for 1880
are as follows :
No. 12, Valentine Young, 8716.87; No. 13, John Creveling, 8398.26 ; No.
14, J. H. Martin, 8330.44 ; No. 16, A. L. Shrope, $313.84 ; No. 17, Ja-
coh Hackett, 8315.68 ; No. 18, Albert Myers, 8322.45.
The children of school age in the several districts
for the same year were: No. 12, 234; No. 13, 130;
No. 14, 99 ; No. 16, 45 ; No. 17, 51 ; No. 18, 73.
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, BLOOMSBURY,
was originally an appointment on the Asbury charge,
and was connected with the Asbury Church until
1858, when Rev. Benjamin Coleman was sent to this
place by the presiding elder, and the connection be-
tween the two places was severed. Our researches
lead us to the conclusion that the first Methodist
preaching in Bloomsbury occurred fifty-nine or sixty
years ago, as a circuit-preacher (probably Rev. Seeley
Bloomer) visited the place in 1821 and preached in
John Pippinger's house, where Samuel Stamets now
lives. Rev. Samuel Hull and Rev. Jacob Hevener
preached in the village occasionally about this time.
Rev. Seeley Bloomer is known to have preached at
Daniel Stire's residence, then standing near the Cen-
tral Railroad arch. Willever's and Stires' houses
became the headquarters of the Methodist preachers
when in this place.
In 1835 a suitable place for public service was pur-
chased. It was the property now owned by Joseph
B. Boss, and occupied as a double dwelling, near the
corner north of the church. f A Rev. Mr. Chattels
preached the dedicatory sermon ; he was appointed
to this circuit about 1839.
Henry Willever and Daniel Stires were among the
early members, and contributed largely to the estab-
lishment of the infant church. When Mr. Willever
died, in 1841, he bequeathed $400 to the society, with
which to refit the wheelwright-shop and adapt it to
church purposes. While this was being done Rev.
Mr. Page and his colaborer, Rev. J. P. Daly, preached
in the school-house.
t It was originally a cabinot-shop belonging to a Mr. Helsnian, and
latur a whoolwright-shop.
At length the edifice again showed signs < »t* decay,
and during the pastorate of Rev. William H. Blakcslec
was commenced the movement which resulted in the
building of the prevail neat and ta-teful teni|ile,
whose foundation-stone hears the inscription "1860."
The building is of wood, 38 by 60 feet, with stone
basement, and is situated south of the old church.
It is painted a light drab, with brown trimmings,
and is surmounted with a graceful spire, in which is
hung a pleasant-toned bell. The cost of the new
church was £6001). Nov. IX, 1X74, it was formally
reopened by Prof. II. A. Butt/:, of Drew Theological
Seminary, assisted bj Rev. W. E. Blakeslee.
After the new church was erected the old one was
used for a parsonage till 1870, when the present one
on Main Street was completed, during the pastorate
of Rev. W. C. Nelson. It cost $3000.
The first hoard of trustees were Henry Willevcr,
Joseph Smith, James Martin, Jacob Stoll, and I >aniel
Si ins. One of the first class-leaders was Robert
Smith; he afterwards became a local preacher, and ,
his first sermon was preached in the long frame build-
ing Opposite the present residence of Mrs. Zerviah
Stires. lie was one of the five original members, the
others being Daniel Stires, Henry Willevcr, and their
The preachers, as near as can be ascertained, who
have officiated are Revs. Richard Lanning, Seeley
liloomer, Manning force i presiding elder and a
powerful preacher), and George Banghart. Rev.
Abram Carhart was the first preacher on this circuit
after the old eliiinli was bought, for he came in the
spring of lX3f.. In 1840, Rev. Charles F. Deems, D.D., I
then a young man. came to l!loom>bury and traveled
this circuit for one year. The preachers since is:;.")
have been as follows ;
1838, Abram Oarnart, Bonjamin Reed; 1836, Abram Oarharl ; IS3T,JamM
M.Timl..; 1838, William B. Perrj ; 18 19, - OhatUee; i-4",Goorgo j
I'm I nut, i'li..i I,- ]'. In., tn- ; I- II, O : 1 1 i I. Ii.n-, .In.. .1. M.-\ .-hit ;
1842, O. i . 1 1 1 . ■ 1 1 ■ ■ , . Samuol ] Po«tj 1843, Abram Owen, Richard '
Vanhorno; 1841, Aonini Owen; 1-1"., K.lwur.l Vugv, Jonathan T.
Crani>, Jncoli I'. Univ. M St..k. - ; l-e., 1 . 1 v. i
Bniiglnirt, Jaoob P. Daly ; is it, Qeorge Banghart, John Fori, B, Ban-
dore, Elllnwood Ruthorford, John K.Burr; i li B ajamln Kolly,
John F..rt; 1849, Bonjamto Kolly, lb i D
e-'l ": W I . K li I. I 'V. I: . . I
tor; 1862 .VI, uaai (' , Willhun f..|.|>. William II Dl koi I- I
Ihomaa Rawllnga, 0. Badgalay; 1836, Ollvar Badgoley;
Thomas Walton; 1868, Jacob P. Dal] : 1839 30, William K. ninkco-
loo; 1861 32, 1 harlei Walton; 1863, John F. Doddj 1864-68, William
nil. 181 37, John B. Tayloi . 1868 89, William u U ■
Ooi a. ; i-T" 72, William a 8 I Kpb W. Dally;
1876 78, Ruth; 1879 90, - D
Present officers: Trustees, William I!. House],
William A. Schooley, James J. Willevcr. David 1',
('line, Farley C. Parker, Peter Hop] k, Tames
Schooley; Stewards, .lames ,i. Willever, Joseph B.
Boss, Frank P. Young, .lames Schooley, Calvin 11.
Kugg. Presenl membership, 200; value of property.
[n 18 - id.. Bloomabniy Churoh was sonamttsl from Aibai7, with ■
young praaohar, Nathan Ooloman,ua«upplj nnUI IhaOonhnni
The Sunday-school was organized in 1886 by
Thomas Hilton, with only 12 scholars, From this
small beginning the school has grown to its present
si/.e, — Ifio scholars, with an average attendance of
li'.'.. The officers of the school are: Superintendent,
Frank II. Young : A-sistant. « 'al\ in II. Rug". : S. •< r. -
tary, William A. Schooley.
MKTI 1-1 I II-' ol'AL illl in II, Wi:-T KND.
West Kiel Iron-Mines was originally one of the
preaching-places on the old Asbury Circuit, which
embraced several counties in its territory. -,
was held at Joseph Smith's house, which was one of
the many ''Methodist taverns." as they were latterly
called. Mr. Smith lived where his son Robert now
resides. Fifty years ago he was a class-leader, and
William R. Smith was aNo class-leader, exhorter. and
local preacher. Coonrad Swayze, Abram Housel,
Moses Farrow, David Chamberlain, Robert Smith,
John Hoppoek, Henry Staats, and Asher Smith, to-
gether with their families, were among the members
of the class at that time.
In 184'.i the society built the present house of wor-
ship, at a cost of sxiiii, and April '.). lxoii. it wa- dedi-
cated by Rev. Joseph Ashbrook, assisted by Bev.
Benjamin Kelly, pastor in charge of the circuit. In
1876 it was remodeled and repaired at a cost of (800.
The preachers of the Asbury Church have served tliis.
as it is -till connected with that church as a charge.
The church is valued at slonn, and the membership
There is a flourishing Sunday— ehool connected
with this society, superintended by Rev. Hani- and
Mr. Mathias Case, with an average attendance of 60.
FIRST I'UFSllYTFUIAN cm la II. BLOOMSBURY.f
This church is a daughter of the old Greenwich
Church, in Warren County. It is situated in the vil-
lage of r.looin-liurv, just where the New Brunswick
turnpike crosses the Musconetcong Kiver into Hun-
The need of a Presbyterian Church at this point
was occasioned by the impetus which the village re-
ceived from the extension of the railroad through the
Musconetcong Valley to Easton. So great wa- the
increase of population and resources at this point,
that it was felt to be a question of necessity that a
congregation should lie organized and a church edifice
creeled ill the [ocalitj to aeeoii i modal e the forty or
1 e Presbyterians who were residents of the village
and 11- ininieili ite M. Ililtv. 1 he .pie iion lee: r* d a
practical solution when, on Sept. I, 1867, the friends
of the enterprise founded the church. A subscription
was started for the erection of a building, and soon
over I WOO were pledged.
A petition signed by 129 persons was presented to
the Newton Presbytery at its meeting, Oct. 6, 1867,
by William J. Smith and John T. Bird. The request
t By R»t. John 0. • I3 1. . A.M . ;
HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.
was granted, and the following committee was ap-
pointed to organize the church : Revs. Hugh N. Wil-
son, D.D., J. Arndt, Riley, George C. Bush ; Ruling
Elders, Peter Winter, of Harmony, Adam R. Reese,
of Phillipsburg, and Philip Mutchler, of Asbury.
The committee convened in the Methodist Episcopal
church of Bloomsbury, on October 29th of that year,
and attended to the duties of their appointment. The
following persons joined in the organization :
John T. Bird, William J. Smith, Sarah E. Smith, John R. Smith, Sarah
C. Smith, Mary Hulsizer, Nancy Mitchell, Lydia Cochran, Sarah
Steiner, Margaret Hance, Thomas Young, Rebecca Ann Toung,
John Hance, Catharine Hance, Jane R. Smith, Annie Parker, Abra-
ham Hance, Suean Housel, Susan McPherson, Penelope McPherson,
Deborah Young, Peter Hart, Mary Hart, Annie Creveling, Henry
Gardner, Elizabeth Gardner, Henry R. Kennedy, Elizabeth L. Ken-
nedy, Miriam Kay Kennedy, David F. Wean, Absalom James, Robert
I. Smith, Mary H. Smith, William S. Gardner, Rachel Tinsznan, Jo-
seph C. Smith, James Bird, Mary Bird, Emily A. Hulsizer, Abraham
W. Smith, William S. Hulsizer, and William Tinsman,— forty-two in
all, among whom were twenty-six heads of families.
James Bird, Henry R. Kennedy, William J. Smith,
and William Tinsman were elected ruling elders.
Nov. 10, 1857, William S. Hulsizer, John T. Bird,
and John Hance were elected deacons, and William S.
Gardner, Abraham Hance, and Joseph W. Willever
trustees, who, under date of Nov. 16, 1857, signed and
sealed their declaration of the corporate existence of
the "First Presbyterian Church of Bloomsbury."*
Adam D. Runkle donated a suitable piece of land on
which to erect a house of worship, deeding the same
Nov. 19, 1857.
March 6, 1858, Mr. William E. Westervelt, a licen-
tiate of the Presbytery of Passaic, was elected the
first pastor. He was ordained and installed April 15th.
His pastoral relations continued until July 2, 1861,
during which there were 41 additions to the church.
To the lot of ground donated by Mr. Runkle an
adjoining tract was added by purchase in 1858, and a
commodious structure, 44 by 66 feet, was erected
without delay. It was of frame, neatly finished and
furnished, with a seating capacity for 700 persons.
Galleries extended around three sides of the room.
It was dedicated Oct. 14, 1858, the sermon being
preached by Rev. David X. Junkin, D.D.
Joseph S. Van Dyke, a licentiate of the Presby-
tery of Elizabethtown, was elected the second pastor.
October 10th, he preached his ordination sermon, and
was installed over the church.
In the fall of 1861 this church, with others, was
transferred from the Presbytery of Newton to that of
May 4th the pastoral relation between Mr. Van
Dyke and the congregation was dissolved. During
his pastorate 118 persons had been received into the
April 14, 1866, Henry V. Brittain was elected elder,
and Charles E. Williamson and Moses Robbins dea-
* Recorded, November 17th, In the Hunterdon County records, where it
may be found, Special Deeds Folio, vol. lii. pp. 370, 377.
July 17, 1869, Rev. H. B. Scott was called, and in
that year a commodious parsonage, 22 by 59 feet, was
built. During Mr. Scott's pastorate, in 1876, an addi-
tional elder, Moses Robbins, was elected, and 142
persons were admitted to the church.
In 1870 this church was again assigned to the Pres-
bytery of Newton, and its name was placed on the
roll of that Presbytery on June 22d.
The " Louisa F. Kennedy Fund" was established
in 1878 for the relief of the needy in the congrega-
Rev. John C. Clyde succeeded Mr. Scott. He com-
menced his ministry July 1st. The installation took
place Oct. 14, 1879. Mr. Clyde still continues in the
pastorate, Jan. 1, 1881.
THE MUSCONETCONG VALLEY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.f
Pursuant to public notice, a number of persons con-
nected with the Mansfield congregation, and residing
in the Musconetcong Valley, met at the New Hampton
school-house, Dec. 24, 1836, to consider the propriety
of organizing a separate church. It was thought best
to first express good feeling towards those living in
the Pohatcong Valley, and, with a view of uniting the
parties, to propose erecting a new church at or near
the site of the old one, — that is, near the Mansfield
graveyard. Samuel Drake and Richard Rounsavel
were appointed a committee to meet the other party
at Mansfield church, Jan. 5, 1837.
The committee reported, at an adjourned meeting
at New Hampton, Jan. 7, 1837, that the proposition
to rebuild on the old site had failed, as the decision
had been made to remove the Mansfield church to
Washington. On receiving this report it was resolved
to build a Presbyterian church between the villages
of Asbury and New Hampton.
A meeting was held February 4th, at which seven
trustees were elected : Thomas G. Stewart, William
Creveling, Richard Rounsavel, Joseph Cornish, Cor-
nelius Stewart, John Lake, and Joseph Bowlby.
Richard Riddle was chosen treasurer, and Cornelius
Stewart secretary. The same meeting decided on
location by a majority vote, and also adopted the
name of the new church, as well as a plan for the
Application was made to the Presbytery of Newton,
in session at German Valley, in April, 1837, for or-
ganization into a church. The request was granted,
and the Revs. William B. Sloan, Jacob R. Castner,
and D. X. Junkin were appointed a committee for
that purpose. June 13, 1837, the committee met at
the place selected for the church and performed the i
duty assigned them. On the same day Frederick
Lunger and Richard Riddle were chosen and ordained
to the office of ruling elder.
Meetings for worship continued to be held during
the summer on the ground selected for the church,
■ By the pastor, Rev. J. B. Kuglo
and were supplied by members of the Presbytery.
The congregation entered the new building in .Sep-
tember, though it was not yet completed.
A call was made to the Rev. .John McNair, and
Nov. 16, 1837, he was installed. At the same time
Joseph Carter, Samuel M. Harris, Thomas G. Stew-
art, and Christian Van Nortwick were chosen to the
office of ruling elder. Dec. 21, 1840, Dr. John I hay,
of Kaston, heing moderator, Samuel Drake, William
I 're\eliii'j. Christian \'an Nortwick, and Isaac M.
Carpenter « ere elected elders.
Rev. James Lewers, of the Presbytery of South
Carolina, became the next pastor, in 1841, contin-
uing until May, 1860, — a little more than nineteen
year - . Feb. 2, 1850, Robert Sin ton, ( ieorge Smyth,
Abram Apgar, and l'hilip Muchler were chosen ruling
Se])t. l"i, 1800, a call was given to the Rev. Alfred
3 eomans, and Dec. 20th he was ordained and in-
stalled. Oct. 10, 1 .SCO, liU persons were, at their own
request, dismissed, to be organized into a separate
church at Asbury. Dec. 30, 1860, Joseph Cornish,
Paul Marlatt, and John Mackey were chosen ruling
elders. During the pastorate of Mr. Yeoiuans the
comfortable parsonage was built.
Oct. 16, 1865, Rev. John B. Kugler, of Strasburg,
Lancaster Co., Pa., was elected pastor, and continues
in that position at the present time, Feb. I J, 1881.
Juno 12, 1868, John B. Lunger was chosen to the
office of ruling elder and duly installed ; and Jan. 28,
L872, John \V. Fritts, Elijah G. Riddle, and Joseph
Garrison were elected, and duly ordained and in-
stalled to the same office.
Present membership, 17"'; value of property, S| 0,000.
There are but five burial-places in this township, —
two at Bloomsbury, one near West End, one at the
Presbyterian church near Junction village, and one
in the Baptist churchyard in Junction village.
The following inscriptions tv i few of the tomb-
stones are given : •
Methodist episcopal, at lib lsbury : I'.artholomew
Lott, died April 11, 1865, aged eighty; Ann Maria
Woolever, died March 31, 1845, aged sixty-four;
Phineas Stoats, born Aug. 15, 1814, died Aug. 28,
1800; James Coiigle. horn March 2G, L780, died
March 20, 1851 ; James I,. Boss, died Dec 26, is.".:..
aged lifty-threc; Henry Stoats, died May 8, 1874,
aged sixty-nine; William P. Lott, born July i. 1818,
died Jan. 80, 1878; Electa Larison, born May 81,
1829, died iug. L0, 1864; Martin J. Foose, died in
the Army of the Potomac, May 18, I 863, aged thirty-
two;* Jacob Y. McElroy, First Independent Battery
New 1 ork \rtillerv, fell in defense of his intry at
(Gettysburg, Pa., July !>, 1st;:;, aired twenty-one; Peter
* Ho wns a mcnibor of Co. C, Tliirty-tlret Rogimonl Now Joraoj Vol-
Foose, born Sept. o, L802, died May 16, 1872; John
L. Lott, born April 1, 1782, died Aug. C, 1873.
Presbyterian, at Bloomsbury : James Bird, born
March 6, 1797, died Dec. 13, 1876; Mary Bird, born
March 10, 1795, died July 20, 1872; Jesse Runkle,
died May 6, 18C1, aged fifty-eight; Abraham G.
Williams, died March 8, 1872, aged eighty-one;
William Hagerman, born Aug. 17, 178:;, died May
3, 1863; John P. Smith, ^born Oct. 17, 1821, died
April 12, 1872; Elizabeth Gardner, bom Jan. 28,
1790, died Sept. 20. 1865; William II. ('reveling,
born July 31, 1801, died May 19, 1880; Mary R.
('reveling, born Feb. 22, 1808, died Aug. 3, 1880;
William M. .lunkin, I'.S.N., born April 8, 1811,
died in Pensacola Ray, Sept. 20, 1868, and buried
here April 8, 1864.
fountain drove Cemetery is located at Glen Gard-
ner, and has been occupied only since 1866. There
have been as yet but few interments, and -till fewer
marble slabs mark the resting-place of the dead.
We found here the following: Rev. John McN'air,
D.D., born May 28, 1808, died Jan. 27, 1867; James
H. Bell, died Oct. 2, 1856, aged forty-three; Moses
( iardner, born Nov. 9, 1800, died Dec. 7, 180(5 ; Sarah,
wife of Robert Seals, died Dec. 22, 1*7'>. aged seventy-
six ; Eliza A. Hunt, born Dec. 30, 1801, died Nov. 28,
1873; W. A. A. Hunt, M.D., born June 6, 1796, died
Sept. 9, 1878.
In Valley Cemetery, located on the lot adjoining
the Valley Presbyterian church, near the Junction,
lie the remains of many of the early settlers in this
locality, the names of whom will be found in history
of Presbyterian Church, by Rev. Kugler.
SOCIETIES AND CORPORATIONS.
"The Bloomsbury National Rank" was organized
in 1874, and chartered as a national bank in June,
187."), with a capital of #7">,ooo, subsequently increased
to $10(1,000. The hank is located in the Odd-Fellows'
building. Henry R. Kennedy was the first president,
and .1 J. Lake the first \ ic-pi c-ident. The offi-
cers for 1880 were: President, Henry R. Kennedy;
Vice-President, Sylvester Probascoj Cashier, Louis
Anderson ; Teller, Frank ( 'line.
" liloomsburv Vigilant Society" was organized June
29, i - ,; 7. [te object is "for detection of horse-thieves,
and mutually insuring horses, mules, carriages, and
harness, stolen." 'Pin- first officers were: President,
William Tinsman : Vice-Presidents, William s.
(iardner, William S. llnUizer; Directors, William
S. llulsizer, William S. (Iardner, Charles Hazard,
William (.. J 18, and William Tin-man: Pur-
Buers, Charles Hazard, Theodore Tinsman, John M.
Bayard, Joseph Emery, Eteadon Stiner, William c.
Jones, Henry (iardner. II. nr\ 1 1 oil', l-aac WolvertOn,
Btacey B. Fine. A.. G. Smith, and William s. Bulsuer.
This society was incorporated by act of the Legisla-
ture, April .">. 1871, and William 8. Gardner, William
S. llulsiz.cr, Charles Hazard, Daniel Williamson, and
HUNTERDON COUNTY, NEW JERSEY.
William Tinsman were named as incorporators. The
bounds of the society form a radius of seven miles