Tag: New Jersey


Have you ever visited the oldest house in New Jersey, the Trent House? It has a history tied to America’s founding days

The home of the man who Trenton, New Jersey is named after is still standing and many people have never visited it. The home was built in 1719 as a summer home for William Trent. He died on Christmas Day, 1724, and a legend persists that Trent was poisoned by a disgruntled slave. Strong ties to America’s History The home […]


Morven, Princeton, New Jersey – property was purchased from William Penn [pics, story & film]

Beautiful pictures and film of this historic house! In 1701, Richard Stockton purchased, from William Penn, the 5,500-acre property. His grandson Richard Stockton (1730–1781) had 150 acres, on which he built the house that his wife Annis Boudinot Stocktonnamed “Morven”, after a mythical Gaelic kingdom in Ireland.   *Note: Some of the language below may be a little antiquated because […]


Campbell House – Here is the story & pics of Alexander Hamilton’s courtship with Betsey Schuyler at this home in New Jersey

Near the corner of Morris Street and Oliphant Lane( in Morristown, New Jersey) is the small two-storied house where Surgeon General John Cochrane had his head-quarters during the camp at Morristown. It was the home of Dr. Jabez Campfield, a surgeon in Spencer’s regiment, then in the wilds of Pennsylvania.” Surgeon General John Cochrane Many […]