This article by Egbert T. Bush concerns a family who lived in the Croton neighborhood in the mid-19th century. I thought it typical of Mr. Bush’s style of writing, which may seem a bit florid, but is full of empathy for the characters he described.
The train continues on its way to Sand Brook. Having passed through the southern side of the Village of Sergeantsville, it now proceeds through the properties of James Carrell, Othniel Fauss, William Aller, Acker Moore and Mrs. Sergeant.
Since most of the Aller family lived in the northern townships of Hunterdon County, I am not very familiar with them, and hesitate to publish this family tree. However, some Allers did live in East Amwell, Raritan and Delaware townships, so I hope that errors here can be corrected by knowledgeable Aller descendants. Especially confusing are the Peter and Henry Allers.
Although previous generations of Williamsons are known, the family of Cornelius Williamson and Grietje Gulick is the first generation to appear in Hunterdon County. Grietje Gulick was the daughter of Joachem Gulick and Jakementie Van Pelt of Somerset County, NJ. Cornelius Williamson was the son of Willem Williamson and Mayken Pieterse Wyckoff of Gravesend, NY. Most of his siblings did not settle in Hunterdon except for his brother Nicholas Williamson. However, the only child of Nicholas that had a family I am aware of is daughter Maria (c.1736-1798) who married Hendrick Gulick in 1754. And since I know so little about this family, I am leaving them off this tree. Another branch of the family to settle in Hunterdon was headed by Peter Williamson and Catherine Broach. That also is a family I have not thoroughly researched.
This article was originally published in “The Delaware Township Post” on March 1, 2009. The Post went out of business, and the articles I published there have disappeared. It seems appropriate now to republish this article, greatly modified, here.
Recently there has been much discussion on the Facebook page “Historical Kingwood Township” about the history of Baptistown. So, it seems appropriate now to publish this article by Egbert T. Bush with his memories of the ancient village.
This is a short article, intended as a postscript to “Route Not Taken, Part Four.” It concerns surprising connections between the landowners I researched, starting with Elizabeth Abbott. It also carries on the theme of married women who buy real estate.
The east end of Sergeantsville
Properties owned by Abbott, Parks & Cole
Continuing with the saga of the railroad that was never built. You can view the previous three articles by going to the home page, where they appear in the row of featured articles.