I have written about Locktown’s tavern before—in my article on the life of Daniel Rittenhouse. At the time that I wrote it, I thought he had established the original tavern. That turns out to be not true.
Servis Family Tree
It was Isaac Servis (c.1770-1846) who inspired me to compose this Servis family tree. He was the earliest known tavernkeeper in the village of Locktown in old Amwell Township, and son of first generation George & Rebecca Servis.
I am certain there are mistakes and omissions in this tree, and will be happy to receive corrections and additions. Add them to the Comments section below or email me with your information.
Asa Romine’s Beloved Farm
Last June, I was reading the minutes of the Delaware Township Planning Board when I noticed an interesting item. Harry Brelsford, owner of a house at 80 Locktown-Sergeantsville Road (Block 20 lot 6) had presented his plan to tear down and rebuild the older section of the existing house. Apparently, that older section was in such bad repair it wasn’t worth saving. Normally, I notice when there is talk of demolition of old houses, but I forgot about this until a friend called it to my attention.