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Hamilton, Andrew

(Encyclopedia) Hamilton, Andrew, d. 1703, colonial governor of New Jersey, b. Scotland. Becoming deputy governor of East Jersey in 1687, Hamilton defended the proprietors against popular opposition and shortl...

Fenwick, John

(Encyclopedia) Fenwick, John, 1618–83, Quaker colonist in America, b. England. Planning to found a Quaker refuge in America, Fenwick obtained (1674) Lord Berkeley's share of New Jersey in trust for t...

Perth Amboy

(Encyclopedia) Perth Amboy ăm´boi [key], city (1990 pop. 41,962), Middlesex co., NE N.J., with a harbor on Arthur Kill at the mouth of the Raritan River, which is crossed there to Staten Island, N.Y., by t...

Penn, William

(Encyclopedia) Penn, William, 1644–1718, English Quaker, founder of Pennsylvania , b. London, England; son of Sir William Penn . Early Life He was expelled (1662) from Oxford ...

Francis Ford PATTERSON, Jr., Congress, NJ

PATTERSON, Francis Ford, Jr., a Representative from New Jersey; born in Newark, N.J., July 30, 1867; moved with his parents to Woodbury, N.J., in 1874; attended the public schoo…

Thomas Jones YORKE, Congress, NJ

YORKE, Thomas Jones, a Representative from New Jersey; born at Hancocks Bridge, Salem County, N.J., March 25, 1801; attended the common schools and the Salem Academy; during the…

New Jersey Overview

(Encyclopedia) New Jersey, Middle Atlantic state of the E United States. It is bordered by New York State (N and, across the Hudson River and New York Harbor, E), the Atlantic Ocean (E), Delaware, across Dela...

George SYKES, Congress, NJ

SYKES, George, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Sykesville, Burlington County, N.J., September 20, 1802; educated by private teachers; became a surveyor and conveyanc…