Tag: Abraham Browning

The Arctic - built in 1879 for The West Jersey Ferry
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The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)

This ferry was established about 1800 by Abraham Browning, Sr., an intelligent and enterprising farmer of the territory now braced in Stockton Township.

Founding Fathers White House Stock Photo
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Historical Sketch of Camden

At this point I am tempted, in a few bold strokes of this historical sketch, to tell of the evolution of the wilderness into a city, of the felling of primeval forest, of the growth of roads and streets from little pathways, of the founding of new homes, the advent of new faces, and of the innumerable things which gradually but surely alter the face of the land, but were I to attempt it I fear that the good people who have the courage to read this introduction would accuse me of theft of an idea from Hawthorne"s charming story "Main Street", of the facts from Mr. Cooper"s delightful and instructive sketch.

Catholic Stained Glass Stock Photo
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Religious History of Camden

The religious history of Camden, NJ, from George Reeser Prowell's History of Camden County, New Jersey, 1886

In St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Camden, the following officers were elected: Wardens -- Abraham Browning, Marmaduke B. Taylor, Vestrymen -- Maurice Browning, William E. Lafferty, Samuel H. Grey, Edward R. Shubrick, Jesse W. Starr, Joseph Fearon, William J. Sewell, H. Genet Taylor, James H. Carpenter, Henry C. Alexander, Robert F. S. Heath, Wilson H. Jenkins, Nathan F. Cowan, Harry Humphreys, E. H. King. Deputies to Diocesan Convention -- Abraham Browning, Marmaduke B. Taylor, Edward R. Shubrick. Alternate Deputies to Convention -- H. Genet Taylor, Robert F. S. Heath, Henry C. Alexander. Lay Delegate to Burlington Convocation -- Joseph Fearon.
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church Officers Elected

In St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Camden, the following officers were elected: Wardens -- Abraham Browning, Marmaduke B. Taylor, Vestrymen -- Maurice Browning, William E. Lafferty, Samuel H. Grey, Edward R. Shubrick, Jesse W. Starr, Joseph Fearon, William J. Sewell, H. Genet Taylor, James H. Carpenter, Henry C. Alexander, Robert F. S. Heath, Wilson H. Jenkins, Nathan F. Cowan, Harry Humphreys, E. H. King. Deputies to Diocesan Convention -- Abraham Browning, Marmaduke B. Taylor, Edward R. Shubrick. Alternate Deputies to Convention -- H. Genet Taylor, Robert F. S. Heath, Henry C. Alexander. Lay Delegate to Burlington Convocation -- Joseph Fearon.

The First Camden County Courthouse, Camden, NJ.
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The Year 1845 - Camden, NJ

A paper mill with a capacity of 45 tons of paper a month was erected on Cooper's creek, north of Federal Street and extending from the creek to Twelfth Street, then known as Paper Mill Road.