Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey; Illustrated ...

Biographical, Genealogical and Descriptive History of the First Congressional District of New Jersey; Illustrated ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...by John Connor, on North street, just south of the railroad tracks. Mr. DeNoon related numerous interesting things in regard to the character, habits and personal appearance of Mr. Campbell, the pioneer, and Rev. J. P. Campbell spoke feelingly of the old home belonging to that worthy man, his grandfather----the house which was the birthplace of his (the minister's) father and himself. He spoke of the elevating atmosphere of this pioneer home, of the good influences which emanated from its sacred walls, and of the days when the neighbors were wont to assemble there on the Sabbath, to worship God. The hardships which were bravely and cheerfully endured by the early settlers of Caledonia were mentioned at some length, as well as the success, the comfortable homes and fortunes which they made for themselves and children, in time, and the indelible impress of their noble Christian lives upon their own and succeeding generations. Amidst all of the changes which the century has brought, it was pointed out that the boundaries of the old homestead are almost identical to-day with those of 1799. when the land was laid out. Peter P. Campbell. the father of the subject of this sketch, was born and reared upon this historical old farm. and from youth until old age he followed agriculture as a means of livelihood. He remained upon the old homestead. making numerous valuable improvements thereon and buying additional property from time to time. He was a public.spirited citizen. a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and for a quarter of a century a ruling elder. his influence always being used in the furtherance of uprightness and progress. He was twice married, by his first union having five children, namely: Catherine; Peter P., who wedded...show more

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  • Paperback | 260 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236744241
  • 9781236744241