COUNTY SNIPPETS of HISTORY
From time to time members of
the Gloucester County NJ Email discussion group provide bits and pieces of history
relating to Gloucester County -- its people and places. I am indebted to Hermon
Fagley of Ohio (and other discussion group members) for offering this information.
The New Jersey
Journal, (Chatham), January 15, 1783.
Skirmish at Cedar Creek, New Jersey
Captain BACON, of the Black-Joke whale-boat, with six men, who left
this place about the 20th of November last, retook, in little Egg-harbour Bay,the
sloop -??, then in the possession of Capt. Badcock, and one from Philadelphia
said to have been bound for Halifax; but the ice stopping him in the mouth of
the inlet from bringing her off, was obliged to abandon her (having lost his Boat)
and taken to the shore.
Shreeves being informed of this circumstance, dispatched a party of 20 men, seven
on horses, and an officer, in quest of Captain BACON and his party, who were by
that time reinforced by six of General BURGOYNE's soldiers, and being apprized
of the enemy's design, did not much fear the number.
the 24th ult. both parties met at Cedar-Creek-Bridge; the enemy, in three different
attempts to charge Captain BACON's party, killed Mr. JOHNSON, (a refugee) wounded
the Captain and two of the soldiers
other eight, not expecting any great civilities from their enemies, were determined
not to be taken prisoners, and instantly charged both horse and foot, who seeing
them desperate and determined, retreated, but not without loss, three horsemen
and their horses, and four footmen, killed; three horsemen and six footmen badly
Cook, who commanded the horse, was among the dead.
BACON's party arrived in this city on Saturday last, with several
of their victory.
See the On-Line
Institute for Loyalist Studies
Britain, Public Record Office, Audit Office, Class 12, Volume 85, folios 43-46.
Confiscations -- Salem, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Burlington Counties [Extract]
A list of the names of all those Persons whose property was Confiscated in
the Several Counties of the State of New Jersey, for joining the Army of the King
of Great Britain &c. as returned to the Auditors Office, previous to the first
day of May 1787.
Moses ATKINSON, Joseph KENDALL, Hugh
COWPERTHWAITE, John SUTTON, Richard MEAD, Reuben LANGLEY, William PRICE, Abdon
ALBOT, Junr., Philip ADAMS, Robert WHITAKER, James SUTTON, Christopher RANDOLEAR,
Israel ELWELL, Jacob VAN MATER, James DEAN, Thomas LAMB, George JOHNSTON, Michael
MILLER, Joseph HAWLINGS, William RAWSON, John DANIEL, John MORROW
Ambrose FITZGERALD, James BARREL, Jr. Ashley BOWEN, Jacob HALL, Daniel
STRETCH, German DAVIS, David WATKINS, Nathaniel JENKINS, Daniel BOWEN, Peter LOWRY,
Junr., Ezekial THOMAS, Richard CAYFORD , Francis PILGRAM, William WOODLAND, Hugh
BARBER, William FULLERTON , John PHILIPS, Nicholas BOUGH, John JEFFERIES, Silvanus
John COX, George SWANTON, Harrison WELLS, Josiah
BIDDLE, John HENCHMAN, Jacob HEWIT, John O'BRIAN, Robert WHITAKER, James DUFFIELD,
Jeremiah PROSSER, John HATTON, John CARTER, James HANISSEY, David SURAM, Isaac
JUSTICE [Justison], John BOODER, George AVIS, William FIRSTMAN, Daniel COZENS,
Alexander BATARN, Isaac LORD, Gabriel DeVEBER, Benjamin DUFFIELD, William WELLS,
Thomas NIGHTENGALE, Joseph LONG, John CHEW [Jonathan Chew?], Abraham FENIMORE,
John RUDROW, William PENYARD, Peter JOHNSTON , James THOMPSON, John FRANKLIN,
John BORDER, John GRUFF
Joseph TAYLOR, Jonathon ODELL, George ELIAS, Robert COOKE,
John GOULD, John LEONARD, John CARTEY, John HORNER, Thomas HUNLOCK , George PLATER,
Extract from the publick books in my office given under
my hand this first day of June One Thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven 1787.
Aaron Dunham Auditor of Acct. New Jersey