Revolutionary Bergen County: The Road to Independence

Revolutionary Bergen County: The Road to Independence

by Barbara Z. Marchant

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ISBN-13: 9781596297487
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 11/13/2009
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 830,858
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


William Billy" Neumann is a professional photographer 24/7/365. Any spare time leftover is totally devoted to telling the history and preserving the historic character of the Borough of Rutherford, NJ. So while photographing CEOs, celebrities and commercial real estate he constantly thinks about how to save the Dutch stone house on Meadow Rd or how to tell the story of the local architecture of Edgar I Williams.
He graduated from the Drew University Historic Preservation Certification Program and was a five time elected Chairman of Rutherford's Historic Preservation Commission. He has served on the boroughs Planning Commission, Downtown Partnership and originated the First Night Rutherford festival. He is a member of Bergen County's Historic Preservation Advisory Board and a Trustee on the Board of Directors for Paterson Habitat for Humanity. He is always available to speak about Rutherford history, historic preservation, photography and Habitat for Humanity."

Table of Contents

Foreword: Revolutionary Bergen County Barnet Schecter 7

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction Barbara Z. Marchant 13

Major Robert Timpany: Schoolmaster and Soldier Todd W. Braisted 17

"It appeared to me as if here we should live secure": A Family's Precarious Refuge in Paramus, 1776 to 1780 John U. Rees 31

Campbell's Tavern: A Hackensack Landmark in Revolutionary War Days Kevin Wright 43

George Washington in Bergen County, November 1776: A Study in Leadership William Pat Schuber 55

The Reverend Gerrit Lydekker: From Coetus to Conferentie: An Explanation of "What Happened," Firth Haring Fabend 65

The 1779 Closter Landing Raids Eric Nelsen 77

The John Fell: Patriot, POW, Diarist Extraordinaire Jim Wright 87

Hessian Accounts of the Expedition to Hopperstown in April 1780 Lieitenant Colonel Donald M. Londahl-Smidt 95

Robert Ersling: Minemaster and Mapmaker for the American Revolution William Neumann 103

The Revolution Among Us: Terror and Tragedy in the Neutral Ground Nancy Terhune 113

"Had all the Cavalry been in the front not one man could have escaped" Hopperstown, New Jersey, April 16, 1780 John U. Rees 123

The Desperate Huis Vrouws of Revolutionary Bergen Carol Karels 137

The Zabriskies: A Bergen County Family Feud Joseph Suplicki 145

The Revolutionary Roadways of Bergen County Benjamin Rubin 151

Burdett's Landing Douglas E. Hall 163

The Mysterious Death of Brigadier General Enoch Poor Richard Burnon 171

Bibliography 179

Index 185

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