The Year 1834 – Camden, NJ

SPAN OF A CENTURY, 1828-1928

100 YEARS IN THE HISTORY OF CAMDEN AS A CITY

Compiled from notes and data collected by Charles S. Boyer, President Camden County Historical Society. Published by Centennial Anniversary Committee of Camden, New Jersey. Additional Photos and Notes by Phillip Cohen in 2003.

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By act of Congress on June 30, 1834, Camden became a Port of Entry in the District of Bridgeton. The several surveyors of the Port were:

1834 – 1835Morris Croxall
1835 – 1839Jesse Bullock
1839 – 1841Morris Croxall
1841 – 1843Philip J. Gray
1843 – 1849Charles S. Garrett
1849 – 1853Philip J. Gray
1853 – 1858Isaac W. Mickle
1858 – 1861Thomas B. Atkinson
1861 – 1867Dr. Sylvester Burdsall
Surveyors of the Port of Camden, 1834 – 1867


In 1867 Camden was put in the Philadelphia District in charge of an Assistant Collector.

1867 – 1875Philip J. Gray
1875 – 1881W. P. Robeson
1881 – 1886Davis S. Heyl
1886 – 1890George D. Borton
1890 – 1894J. Eugene Troth
1894 – 1898David B. Peterson
1898 – 1912Frank F. Patterson, Sr.
1912 – 1913William H. Turnbull
Assistant Collectors of the Port of Camden, 1867 – 1913

By an act of Congress passed August 24, 1912, Camden was made Part of the Port of Philadelphia and the office of Assistant Collector at Camden was abolished on June 30, 1913.

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