Here is an article by Egbert T. Bush about the Copper Hill neighborhood I have been writing about recently, with additional comments from me.
The Route Not Taken, part 8
My previous article about the planned route of the Delaware-Flemington Railroad Company ended at the property of Samuel M. Higgins on the west side of Johanna Farms Road. The route then proceeded across Higgins’ farm in a northeasterly direction, passing not far north of a house near a branch of the Neshanic River.
By Marfy Goodspeed in Delaware Township, Featured, Higgins, Raritan Township, Swallow, Thatcher, Trout 3 Comments Tags: Buchanan's Tavern, early settlers, land titles, maps, proprietors, railroads, roads
Route Not Taken, part 7
In this episode of the saga of the unbuilt rail line we travel from Sand Brook into Raritan Township, on our way to Walnut Brook. Here is a detail of the railroad survey map.
Part 6 in the series on the Delaware Flemington Railroad Company and its proposed route from Prallsville to Flemington.
My next article on the proposed route of the Delaware Flemington Railroad is not ready for publication. However, a few years after the railroad company collapsed, one of the company’s directors found himself confronted by an angry man.
This family tree should be considered a work in progress, as the Higgins family in New Jersey is large and complex. My interest is in the Higgins who lived in Hunterdon County, so those who moved west get little attention. Also, I list the children of Higgins women who married, but not their grandchildren. Corrections and additions are welcome in the comments section or by email.