SOURCES 2: USA
[contributed by Toni Reed, USA ]
Publication Date: March 10, 1997
Source: Intelligencer Journal Lancaster, PA ; Page: B-3
History of Morris County New Jersey, with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of prominent citizens and pioneers. Outline history of new Jersey, 1882.
THE PRESIDENT'S GUARD.
Captain William Duncan, of the Morris Greys, being unable to get his company accepted in a New Jersey regiment, raised one for the District of Columbia volunteers, to be attached to the President's guard. On the 28th day of January 1862 he left Morristown with 70 men of whom 42 were from Boonton. On their departure they were addressed by the Rev. Mr. Ellison and Rev. Mr. Irving. A large concourse was assembled to see them off. The following is the roll of the company:
Somerset County Historical Quarterly
EDITOR: A. VAN DOREN HONEYMAN; PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY
Vol. IV.--1915, SOMERVILLE, NEW JERSEY, SOMERSET COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLISHERS; Page 90
At the time of the drawing, these lots, except those on Main street,
were of little value (estimated at about five dollars each), and when those
who had drawn them came to the ground and found its condition, they were
disappointed and sold their deeds for trifling sums, leaving the purchaser
to insert in them the name of such grantee as he chose. This accounts for
many deeds having no grantee, or grantees who were not those who drew the
lots in the lottery. Lot No. 2 was the homestead, and the first prize in
point of value, and the list, as well as the diary of Mr. Johnson, shows
that it was drawn by Andrew Minuse; yet the deed for this lot was made
by John Davenport to Peter Vredenburgh, who did not participate in the
drawing so far as the list shows, and it is quite apparent that he purchased
the deed in blank and inserted his own name as grantee. Time and legislation
have now cured all defects in title that may have existed, and what was
once a nuisance has become, in part at least, a beautiful residential quarter.