Tag: 1770s


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 […]