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John Pettit

John Pettit was born in Easton Pennsylvania in 1761 and during the Revolution he served with the New Jersey volunteers. After the war the family trekked to Canada crossing at Niagara and settled near the Forty. John was known as “Squire John”. He was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church and a member of …

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Nathaniel Pettit, John Smith & Peter Gordon

Nathaniel Pettit was a prominent citizen of New Jersey at the time the Revolution broke out. He was an established businessman, judge, and member of the provincial legislature until he was found guilty of not paying taxes to the revolutionary congress which resulted in him being fined and losing his judgeship. He was too old …

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John Moore

John Moore was my 4th Great Grandfather. He was born in 1739 and married Dinah Pettit of Hackettstown around 1763. He was a hat maker and apparently ran a prosperous business as he sold his wares by traveling up and down the river and through the various tributaries.

John Moore owned 2 lots of land …

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Nathaniel Pettit

Nathaniel Pettit was established in New Jersey at the time the Revolution broke out. He owned two mills and was a judge in the county Court of Common Pleas, eventually being elected to the provincial legislature. His success, at a time when British-appointees were distrusted, came to work against him.

Although initially sympathetic to …

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John Moore

John Moore was born in New Jersey in 1738, married Dinah Pettit, and had ten children. He owned land on Jenny Jump Mountain and was a hatter by trade, both manufacturing and selling felt hats. When war broke out, he participated by hiding British supporters and sending troops to front-line. He was imprisoned at Log …

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Adam Green

Adam Green was a Loyalist from New Jersey who had been imprisoned by the Rebels for various acts of loyalty to Britain. He was accused of giving a brown mare, saddle & bridle to one who said his name was General Richard Prescott, for the purpose of making his escape to the British at New …

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John Moore

John Moore was born in Sussex, New Jersey and married Dinah Pettit. Of their 10 children, 7 were born in New Jersey and 3 in Grimsby, U.C. John Moore was a hat maker and ran a successful retail business. As a loyalist he suffered fines and imprisonment and was a member of the New Jersey …

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Alan Nixon

Our NIXON family immigrated to America from Manorhamilton Town in County Leitrim, NW Ireland about the year 1748. Allan Nixon’s own deposition states that in the first half of 1777 in New Jersey he joined the Royal Standard under Colonel Joseph Barton, who’s commission was to form the 1st Battalion of the New Jersey Volunteers. …

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