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Bordentown - Joseph Borden House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
N 40° 08.929 W 074° 42.839
18T E 524361 N 4444313
Quick Description: Joseph Borden [Parents] was born on 12 May 1687 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey. He died on 22 Sep 1765 in Bordentown, Burlington, New Jersey. He was buried in Old Borden Cemetery, Bordentown, Burlington Co., New Jersey. Bordentown was previously named Farnsworth Landing.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 3/6/2006 11:33:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM8EJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LowellHouseGuy
Views: 30

Long Description:
1682 – English Quaker Thomas Farnsworth moved up river from Burlington to settle in the area. He built his home on a bluff overlooking a broad bend in the Delaware River.
by 1700 -- Farnsworth Landing became the center of trade for the region.
1717 – Joseph Borden arrived in the area. He bought the old Farnsworth property from Thomas Foulks (who held had held it for only four years).
1740 – Joseph Borden had a line of stage coaches and boats traveling between New York and Philadelphia.
Marker Name: Home of Col. Joseph Borden 2nd

Marker Type: Official NJ State

Marker text:
Home of Col. Joseph Borden 2nd 1719-1791 Son of the founder of Bordentown, Patriot, Statesman, soldier, judge. Restored after being burnt by the British. 1778

Dedication Date: 09/14/1941

City: Bordentown

County: Burlington

Group responsible for placement: Bordentown Rotary

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