Tag: Abraham Browning

  • Abraham Browning

    Abraham Browning

    Abraham Browning, a distinguished attorney in Camden, achieved the position of New Jersey Attorney General during his career. Born near Camden on July 26, 1808, he joined the New Jersey Bar in September 1834. In 1843, he participated as a delegate, alongside John W. Mickle, in the New Jersey Constitutional Convention. Browning assumed the role…

  • Camden County Courthouse

    Camden County Courthouse

    The act that established Camden County required an election to determine the county seat, held on August 12, 1845. Camden won 1062 votes, Gloucester 822, Haddonfield 422, and Mount Ephraim 33, with a total of 2339 votes. However, as no place had received the required majority, a second election was held on April 28, 1846,…

  • Isaac Anderson

    Isaac Anderson

    ISAAC ANDERSON was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on November 6, 1872 to serve as Driver with Engine Company 2. His brother John Anderson was appointed to Engine Company 2 on February 8, 1873 as driver. Both men were dismissed when stoker Henry Grosscup and driver George Leibecke were reappointed on April 8, 1873.…

  • The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)

    The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)

    Excerpted from History of Camden County, New Jersey, George Reeser Prowell, 1885 THE WEST JERSEY FERRY, familiarly known as “The Market Street Ferry,” extends from Market Street, Camden, to Market Street, Philadelphia, and is now, and has long been one of the leading lines of· transportation across the Delaware between the two cities. This ferry…

  • Historical Sketch of Camden

    Historical Sketch of Camden

    by Howard M. Cooper A revision and amplification of a paper read before the Camden County Historical Society, June 13, 1899. With an Introduction by Honorable Charles Van Dyke Joline Camden, N.J. Horace B. Ketler, 1909 Introduction If one were to seek the genesis of Camden he would not find it in the visit of…

  • Religious History of Camden

    Religious History of Camden

    From George Reeser Prowell’s History of Camden County, New Jersey, 1886 Newton Friend’s Meeting About the year 1800, when the general opening of roads made it no longer important to be on the water, Newton Friends determined to move from their old meet­ing-house on Newton Creek to a place more central; and in Fourth Month,…

  • St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Officers Elected

    St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Officers Elected

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 16, 1884 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…

  • The Year 1845 – Camden, NJ

    The Year 1845 – Camden, NJ

    The Camden Water Works Company was incorporated by an act of the Legislature approved April 2, 1845 and authorized “to supply the city of Camden with pure water under such terms, regulations and conditions as city council shall by ordinance ordain and establish.” The principals in the company were Isaac Cole, Benjamin W. Cooper, Charles…