When writing about Pine Hill Cemetery recently, the name of John Lewis came up. This reminded me of a wonderful article written by Jonathan M. Hoppock back in 1905 about a mysterious character named Ticnor Lewis who lived not far from Pine Hill. It is one of Mr. Hoppock’s most colorful yarns, and one of his many stories of the early settlers in Amwell Township. This one is based entirely on folklore or family tradition. A bowl-full of salt is highly recommended.
WOOLVERTON/WOLVERTON. In early records, the family name was spelled with two ‘o’s. But later generations dropped the extra o. Charles Woolverton acquired a tract of 1,665 acres in Amwell and Kingwood Townships in 1714. He was living in Burlington County before he brought his wife Mary Chadwick and children here. Eventually they had ten children, most of whom had large families of their own. They have spread far and wide.