When writing about Pine Hill Cemetery recently, the name of John Lewis came up. This reminded me of a wonderful article written by Jonathan M. Hoppock back in 1905 about a mysterious character named Ticnor Lewis who lived not far from Pine Hill. It is one of Mr. Hoppock’s most colorful yarns, and one of his many stories of the early settlers in Amwell Township. This one is based entirely on folklore or family tradition. A bowl-full of salt is highly recommended.
By Marfy Goodspeed in Delaware Township, Families, Gordon, Historians Revisited, J. M. Hoppock, Lair, Reading, Sergeantsville, Wolverton 5 Comments Tags: crime and punishment, early settlers, land titles