Tag: John H. Jones

  • Camden’s Mayors

    Camden’s Mayors

    1828 – 2023 Mayor Term Political Party Samuel Lanning 1828-1830 Gideon V. Stivers 1830-1838 Elias Kaighn 1838-1840 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1840-1844 John K. Cowperthwaite 1844-1845 Richard W. Howell (Declined) Charles Kaighn 1845-1846 Thomas B. Wood 1846-1848 Benjamin A. Hammell 1848-1849 Charles Sexton 1849-1851 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1851-1852 Charles D. Hineline 1852-1853 Lorenzo F. Fisler 1853-1855…

  • Over the River

    Over the River

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 21, 1874 POLICE APPOINTMENTS – ARRESTS AND COMMITMENTS—CAMDEN AND ATLANTIC RAILROAD … Last evening the annual missionary sermon of the New Jersey Conference was preached in the Third Street M. F. Church, on the occasion of the Missionary Society’s anniversary. Hon, John H. Jones, mayor of Camden, has appointed the following…

  • 1861 – The First War Meeting in Camden

    1861 – The First War Meeting in Camden

    On the 16th of April, 1861, three days after the Confederates fired upon Fort Sumter, at the entrance of Charleston Harbor, a large number of loyal and patriotic citizens of Camden City and County issued the following vigorous and spirited response to the President’s proclamation: To the President Of the United States: The unparalleled events…

  • Morgan Hall

    Morgan’s Hall, also known as Morgan Hall, was built by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The cornerstone of Morgan’s Hall, or as it was originally called, Odd Fellows Hall, at the southeast corner of Fourth and Market Streets, was laid on October 5, 1848. The building was dedicated on November 8, 1849. It was…