I sometimes lose track of the information I have collected in my researches. Today I stumbled across these photographs I took of Delilah Buchanan’s 1829 tavern license application, on file at the Hunterdon County Archives. Delilah Buchanan got a lot of my attention while researching Buchanan’s Tavern. (The series of articles can be found by clicking on the topic in the right-hand column.)
The date is a little hard to read, but looks like May 5th, 1829. Since there are so many original signatures here, I thought it would be a good idea to share this.
Note: Because I photographed this license with my iPhone, I had to do it in three parts.
Here is a list of the signatories (in case people need to research these names on the internet):
William Sine Sen.
George Crons [George Cronce]
July 21, 2016 @ 9:45 pm
Thank you for your research on the Sutton/Robbins Family for your articles. I have been researching our Robbins family for many years and found the Sutton family through the estate settlement papers of John Robbins. BUT I have never found the name of the wife of John Robbins, (father of Jane Sutton) so I was happy to see you had her name listed her name in your article on Jonas Sutton. I like to have references for the info I include in my family history. Do you have a reference that you used for John’s wife’s name, Elizabeth Taylor? There were so many children named after ‘Grandfather Robbins’ that I have not been able to sort them out. I had Catherine as John’s wife.
Also, I found that Delilah Buchanan in “The Sutton and Rittenhouse families of Hunterdon County, New Jersey” that she was shot by the Molly MaGuires. Have you ever run across any reference to this??
Thanks for your time and I have found your articles very interesting.
July 26, 2016 @ 4:21 pm
Dear Dee, I do not have explicit evidence that Elizabeth Taylor was married to your John Robins. However, when John Taylor wrote his will on May 9, 1777, he included this statement: to the children of my daughter Elizabeth Robins, deceased, the rest of the moveable estate as they come of age. So I went looking for a Robins who could have had such a wife and children who were minors in 1777, and settled on this John Robins, whose children were all born before 1775. The 18th century can be so challenging to research.
As for your story about Delilah Buchanan being shot by the Molly MaGuires–that is truly wild! I had not seen anything about that. All I have about her is that she probably died between 1846 and 1850, as she was not listed in the household of her daughter in 1850. There was no obituary for her in either the Gazette or the Democrat, which surprises me. The Hunterdon Republican didn’t start publishing until 1859. And there was nothing about her in the Trenton papers between 1845 and 1850. Where did you find this story?