• The Sine Farm

    Just east of the village of Sand Brook in Delaware Township, a farm with a long history.

  • Hoppock Farm Over 600 Acres

    With Mr. Bush’s help I’ve been able to locate the original Hoppock tract of 1749.

  • Pysong & Peartree

    The northwest corner of the old Haddon Tract became a German neighborhood in the 18th century.

  • Haddon Tract, part one

    A short history of Elizabeth Haddon and the 2000-acre proprietary tract she managed in Amwell Township from 1712 to 1746.

  • A 1777 Campground

    A family tradition tells the story of the Continental Army marching down Route 523 in 1777.

  • Farewell, Relic of Another Age

    The ancient mansion house of Jacob Moore was destroyed by fire in 1933–a great loss to Hunterdon County historians.

  • The Two John Barbers

    Two men with the same name, with radically different politics, during a tumultuous time in Hunterdon’s history.

  • The Kitchen Cemetery

    Lots of Kitchens buried here, and maybe some Trouts and Thatchers.

Goodspeed Welcome to Goodspeed Histories, a website for Hunterdon County history, early West Jersey history, and the history of my home town, Delaware Township. I began the website in 2009 as a way to discover the history of my ancestor Samuel Green, one of the early settlers in West New Jersey. In the process I became fascinated with the political history of that place, which led to many posts on the West Jersey Proprietors. I hope to do more. When my home town celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2013, I had to pay attention to all the stories that can be told about it, and the same thing happened the next year when Hunterdon County celebrated its 300th anniversary.

There is so much more to write about all these places, so much more to learn. In the process, I hope to encourage readers who know even more about these places and the people who have lived here to share their knowledge with me here on Goodspeed Histories.

—Marfy Goodspeed

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