Bergen County Voices from the American Revolution: Soldiers and Residents in Their Own Words

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Bergen County saw much of the American Revolution from its own doorstep. Close to British-occupied New York City, this corner of New Jersey was divided by the Revolution. Some people were staunch Loyalists or Patriots, in disagreement with their families and neighbors; others wavered or remained neutral, while still others changed their minds as was expedient. In the end, the years of hostilities led to massive damage and upheaval within the community as men either left home or stayed nearby to fight for or ...
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Overview

Bergen County saw much of the American Revolution from its own doorstep. Close to British-occupied New York City, this corner of New Jersey was divided by the Revolution. Some people were staunch Loyalists or Patriots, in disagreement with their families and neighbors; others wavered or remained neutral, while still others changed their minds as was expedient. In the end, the years of hostilities led to massive damage and upheaval within the community as men either left home or stayed nearby to fight for or against secession from Great Britain. After the war, their pension applications allow glimpses into their experiences. Compiled and edited by local historian and Revolutionary War expert Todd W. Braisted, these are the stories of the Revolutionary soldiers of Bergen County.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609498368
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 10/30/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 704,896
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Todd Braisted is an Honorary Vice President of the United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada, a Fellow in the Company of Military Historians and a past president of the Bergen County Historical Society. He has given many lectures on the American Revolution in the United States & Canada and appeared on on History Detectives and Who Do You Think You Are?
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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 English Neighborhood John Aldington 17

2 Hackensack Weart Banta 21

3 Harrington Township Harman Blauvelt 27

4 Hackensack David Ritzema Bogert 33

5 Hackensack Township Jane David Gilliam Demarest 41

6 New Bridge Samuel Demarest 49

7 Teaneck John Devoe 57

8 Preakness Peter Dey 63

9 Hackensack Township Edward Justus Earle 71

10 Masonicas Adam George Henry Jacob Hameon 77

11 Hackensack Township Elias Catrena Holmes 83

12 Franklin Township James Catharine Kent 89

13 Ramapo Isaac Rachel Noble 97

14 English Neighborhood Isaac Perkins 103

15 Hackensack Township Benjamin Romaine 107

16 Pompton George G. Ryerson 121

17 Franklin Township Peter Van Allen 135

18 Hackensack Township William Van Allen 139

19 Closter George Van Buskirk 139

20 Hackensack Township Peter S. Van Orden 145

21 Ramapo Richard Elizabeth Wannamaker 155

22 New Bridge John Zabriskie 161

Epilogue 167

Sources 175

Index 177

About the Author 189

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