Genealogical Articles

Salem County Historical Society
Genealogical Articles

Genealogical Article by J. Harlan Buzby
Quarterly Newsletter, Volume 55, December 2000
Salem County Historical Society, Salem NJ
“Quinton Tavern Account Ledger”

Manuscript #290 in the collection is a wonderful account ledger of an inn and tavern at Quinton’s Bridge, Upper Alloways Creek Township, Salem County, New Jersey between the years 1801 and 1807. Even though about forty pages have been removed from the document over the years, there are still over two hundred account names contained within the leaves that remain, making this an important primary resource for researchers during this time period which is void of Federal Population Census records in New Jersey… [to read more, select the article link].

Genealogical Article, by J. Harlan Buzby
Quarterly Newsletter, Volume 50, Fall 2005
Salem County Historical Society, Salem NJ
“1812 Elsinboro Elector Poll Roll”

In the library’s Subject File, “Census and other lists,” is a manuscript document (#12) that lists all of the voters at the 1812 election. A transcription follows.
At an Election for Members of the Legislative Council, members of the General Assembly, sheriff and Congress for the County of Salem, held at the New School house in the Township of Elsinborough and County of Salem this 13th & 14th days of October Eighteen hundred and twelve the following persons Voted… [to read more, select the article link].

Genealogical Article by J. Harlan Buzby
Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. 48, Winter 2003
Salem County Historical Society, Salem NJ
“Samuel Sharp’s Field Book, May 1791”

This little eleven-page field booklet of surveys by Samuel Sharp is #3 in the “Real Estate” file at the Society. Our library has a plethora of Sharp family manuscripts that are housed throughout the collection and contain original resource materials from Burlington, Monmouth and Sussex, New Jersey counties. [to read more, select the article link]

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