William Henry Roll

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. --Laurence Binyon,"Ode of Remembrance"

I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the string that binds them is mine own. --Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Documenting your family history is a lifelong pursuit, a task of pleasure and research that is never completely finished.

Not to know one's ancestors, is to be a tree without roots, a stream without a source. --Kung-fut-se

The wind whispers through the trees, recalling words and dreams and memories of those who left us long ago. --Unknown

St. Basil of Caesarea, born about 330 A.D., said, "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."


This website was created the old-fashioned way; it has been hand coded.

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New Jersey County Boundaries

John P. Snyder's The Story of New Jersey’s Civil Boundaries, 1606–1968 (Trenton, N.J.: Bureau of Geology and Topography Bulletin 67, 1969), clearly shows county, township, and city boundary changes, enhanced with maps.

New Jersey county boundaries

New Jersey county boundaries
Middlesex County is bounded on the north by Union County.

Incorporation Dates of New Jersey Counties

County Formed Parent County County Seat
Atlantic 1837 Gloucester Mays Landing
Bergen 1683 Province of East Jersey Hackensack
Burlington 1694 Province of West Jersey Mount Holly
Camden 1844 Gloucester Camden
Cape May 1692 Province of West Jersey Cape May Court House
Cumberland 1748 Salem Bridgeton
Essex 1683 Province of East Jersey Newark
Gloucester 1686 Province of West Jersey Woodbury
Hudson 1840 Bergen Jersey City
Hunterdon 1714 Burlington Flemington
Mercer 1838 Burlington, Hunterdon,
Middlesex, Somerset
Middlesex 1683 Province of East Jersey New Brunswick
Monmouth 1683 Province of East Jersey Freehold
Morris 1739 Hunterdon Morristown
Ocean 1850 Monmouth Toms River
Passaic 1837 Bergen, Essex Paterson
Salem 1694 Province of West Jersey Salem
Somerset 1688 Middlesex Somerville
Sussex 1753 Morris Newton
Union 1857 Essex Elizabeth
Warren 1824 Sussex Belvidere


The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries 1606-1968 Bureau of Geology and Topography, Trenton, New Jersey, 1969. Reprinted New Jersey Geological Survey, 2004. (PDF) The work can also be viewed in the same format at FamilySearch.

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries The Newberry Library.