The Museum’s research team used the following resources, including primary and secondary sources, to uncover the stories of the women and men whose names are recorded on the recently discovered poll lists in New Jersey from 1800 to 1807. 

Online Genealogy Databases

Other Online Resources

Select Primary Sources 

Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books (Vols. 1-152). Accessible online via Ancestry. 

Early American newspapers including: Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia); The Commercial Advertiser (New York); Dunlap’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia); The New-Jersey Gazette (Trenton); The Evening Post (New York); The Pennsylvania Chronicle (Philadelphia); The Pennsylvania Evening Post (Philadelphia); The Pennsylvania Gazette (Philadelphia); The Pennsylvania Journal (Philadelphia); The Pennsylvania Packet (Philadelphia); The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia); and Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser (Philadelphia). Accessible online via Readex Early American Newspapers and New York State Historic Newspapers.

Forty-two edited volumes of primary source material, including wills, baptismal and marriage records, and probate records, documenting the people of early New Jersey divided into: Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey (Vols. 1-33); Documents Relating to the Colonial and Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey (Vol. 34); Documents Relating to the Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary History of the State of New Jersey (Vols. 35-42). Accessible online via Ancestry and HathiTrust Digital Library. 

New Jersey Tax Lists, 1776 - 1810, New Jersey State Archives.

Philadelphia city directories, as early as 1785. Accessible online via Internet Archive.

Poll List, Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, October 1801, New Jersey State Archives.

Poll Lists, Upper Penns Neck Township, Salem County, New Jersey, 1800 - 1806; Garrison Family Papers, Salem County Historical Society. 

Records of New Jersey Quaker, Moravian, and Dutch Reformed churches in New Jersey. Accessible online via Ancestry. 

Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives and Records Administration. Accessible online via Fold3.

United States Census, 1790-1870, National Archives and Records Administration. Accessible online via Ancestry. 

Voting Register, Bedminster Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, October 1800, New Jersey Historical Society.

Select Secondary Sources

Brown, Henrietta Brady. The Ancestors and Descendants of William Henry Venable. Cincinnati, OH: 1954. 

Cameron, Elsie M., ed. The English Norcross Family and Some of the Descendants of William (3) Norcross 1699 to America. Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers, Inc., 1954.

Cortelyou, John Van Zandt. The Ancestors of Two Sisters. Lincoln, Nebraska: Brown Printing Service, 1954.

Davis, Jack. “From Slavery to Freedom: The African American Blew Family of Stoutsburg.” Hopewell Valley Historical Society Newsletter (late winter/spring 2017): 835-838. 

Hageman, John Frelinghuysen. History of Princeton and Its Institutions, Vol. II. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1879.

Jordan, John W., ed. Colonial Families of Philadelphia, Vol. I. New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911.

Keen, Gregory B. The Descendants of Jöran Kyn of New Sweden. Philadelphia, PA: The Swedish Colonial Society, 1913.

M.Finkel & Daughter. Samplings: A Selected Offering of Antique Samplers and Needlework, Vol. XLVIII. Philadelphia: 2015. 

Mears, David O. Life of Edward Norris Kirk, D.D. Boston: Lockwood, Brooks, and Company, 1878.

Minotty, Paul, ed. The Records of the Moravian Church at Oldman’s Creek. Woodbury, NJ: Gloucester County Historical Society, 1968.

Nelson, William. New Jersey Biographical and Genealogical Notes from the Volumes of the New Jersey Archives. Newark, NJ: New Jersey Historical Society, 1916. 

Olsen, Judith M. Lippincott: Five Generations of the Descendants of Richard and Abigail Lippincott. Woodbury, NJ: The Gloucester County Historical Society, 1982. 

Sickler, Joseph. The Old Houses of Salem County. Salem, NJ: Sunbeam Publishing Company, 1949. 

Snell, James P. History of Hunterdon and Somerset counties, New Jersey, with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1881.

Van Dyke, Paul C. A Glimpse of the Dutch Settlement of New Jersey: As Seen By the Van Dyke Family. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1997.

Van Ness, Esther Opie, and John E. Elridge. William Oppie of Somerset County, New Jersey. Ann Arbor, MI: 1958.

Watson, John F. Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania in the Olden Time, Vol. I. Philadelphia: John Pennington and Uriah Hunt, 1844. 

Woodward, E.M. and John Frelinghuysen Hageman. History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883.