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WashingtonAugustusRoebling, American Civil Engineer.  Studied engineering in Paris.  Perhaps best known as chief engineer on the building of the Brooklyn Bridge after the design of his father.

WashingtonAugustusRoebling, American Civil Engineer. Studied engineering in Paris. Perhaps best known as chief engineer on the building of the Brooklyn Bridge after the design of his father.

Emily Warren Roebling (1843-1903). The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge

Emily Warren Roebling (1843-1903). The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge

John Taylor (1836 - 1909) Businessman and New Jersey State Senator. Founder of Taylor Provision Company and created Taylor Ham aka New Jersey's famous Pork Roll. Born in Hamilton Square, New Jersey. #TaylorHam #PorkRoll #NewJersey

John Taylor (1836 - 1909) Businessman and New Jersey State Senator. Founder of Taylor Provision Company and created Taylor Ham aka New Jersey's famous Pork Roll. Born in Hamilton Square, New Jersey. #TaylorHam #PorkRoll #NewJersey

Emma Hart Willard blazed an extraordinary trail for women’s education. She opened a girls’ school in her home in 1814. She crafted "A Plan for Improving Female Education," a document in which she advocated equal education for women. In 1819, she opened a school in Waterford & 2 years later, Troy Female Seminary in Troy, NY, the first school of higher learning for women--renamed the Emma Willard School in her honor.

Emma Hart Willard blazed an extraordinary trail for women’s education. She opened a girls’ school in her home in 1814. She crafted "A Plan for Improving Female Education," a document in which she advocated equal education for women. In 1819, she opened a school in Waterford & 2 years later, Troy Female Seminary in Troy, NY, the first school of higher learning for women--renamed the Emma Willard School in her honor.

Samuel Richards (1769-1842) was a prominent ironmaster from Philadelphia and the operator of the Atsion furnace along the Mullica River.  In 1824, Richards purchased the Atsion property, beginning its most successful period. Samuel Richard’s father, William, had been successful at Batsto in building an “iron dynasty.” He was born to wealth and twice married into wealthy families. Under Richards’ helm at Atsion he constructed a mansion, company store, church, and numerous workers dwellings.

Samuel Richards (1769-1842) was a prominent ironmaster from Philadelphia and the operator of the Atsion furnace along the Mullica River. In 1824, Richards purchased the Atsion property, beginning its most successful period. Samuel Richard’s father, William, had been successful at Batsto in building an “iron dynasty.” He was born to wealth and twice married into wealthy families. Under Richards’ helm at Atsion he constructed a mansion, company store, church, and numerous workers dwellings.

Dr. James Still was a physician in the Pine Barrens of NJ. The son of slaves, he was born in New Jersey in 1812. Known as the "black doctor" of the pinelands, early New Jersey settlers came from miles around to be treated by Dr. Still. With only three months of traditional schooling, he was a self-taught doctor, using money he earned from working in a glue factory to buy books on medical botany. He also penned an autobiography in 1877. He died in 1882.

Dr. James Still was a physician in the Pine Barrens of NJ. The son of slaves, he was born in New Jersey in 1812. Known as the "black doctor" of the pinelands, early New Jersey settlers came from miles around to be treated by Dr. Still. With only three months of traditional schooling, he was a self-taught doctor, using money he earned from working in a glue factory to buy books on medical botany. He also penned an autobiography in 1877. He died in 1882.

Rev. Charles Pitman (1796 - 1854) was born in Burlington County, NJ on January 9, 1796. He was actively connected with the Methodist ministry from 1817 to 1850, as presiding elder and missionary secretary. In 1871, the land then part of Mantua and Glassboro, was chosen as the location for a new Methodist summer religious camp and named after the Reverend. The Borough of Pitman still exists today. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

Rev. Charles Pitman (1796 - 1854) was born in Burlington County, NJ on January 9, 1796. He was actively connected with the Methodist ministry from 1817 to 1850, as presiding elder and missionary secretary. In 1871, the land then part of Mantua and Glassboro, was chosen as the location for a new Methodist summer religious camp and named after the Reverend. The Borough of Pitman still exists today. Discover more history @ www.thehistorygirl.com

Full-length portrait of an unidentified man, photographed by E. E. Henry between 1875 and 1885 in Leavenwort...

Full-length portrait of an unidentified man, photographed by E. E. Henry between 1875 and 1885 in Leavenwort...

James Buckelew (1801-1869) - namesake of Jamesburg, NJ. Contractor on the Camden & Amboy Railroad (1831) and built the Jamesburg-Freehold Agricultural RR. His other business ventures included a stagecoach line between Jamesburg and Freehold and providing the finest mule towing teams on the Delaware and Raritan Canal. He was one of the largest mule dealers in the United States.  Also owned a tile draining factory, brick kiln, grist mill, canning factory, and established a National Bank in…

James Buckelew (1801-1869) - namesake of Jamesburg, NJ. Contractor on the Camden & Amboy Railroad (1831) and built the Jamesburg-Freehold Agricultural RR. His other business ventures included a stagecoach line between Jamesburg and Freehold and providing the finest mule towing teams on the Delaware and Raritan Canal. He was one of the largest mule dealers in the United States. Also owned a tile draining factory, brick kiln, grist mill, canning factory, and established a National Bank in…

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