Barrett, George Lincoln (1865-1927)

Born September 10, 1865 in New York City, George Lincoln Barrett relocated to Atlantic Highlands in the 1880s. On January 25, 1888, he married Jessie E. Morris (1884-1929) of that [...]

Bell, George Washington (1814-1897)

George was born February 23, 1814 in Liverpool, England and as a small child came to the United States, initially settling in New Brunswick, NJ. Around 1835, he came to [...]

Bucco, Rocco Philip (1882-1958)

Rocco Philip Bucco (1882-1958) is a good representative of the Italian American wave of immigration to this country in the late 19th/early 20th century. Many individuals left Italy around that [...]

Cartan, Lawrence (1832-1903)

Lawrence Cartan (1832-1903) was born in County Wexford, Ireland and came to the United States around 1852. After a short stay in New York City, he moved to Englishtown and [...]

Conover, Peter Hendrickse (1778-1817)

The Matawan Historical Society is in possession of three (3) family Bibles belonging to the family of Peter Hendrickse Conover (1778-1817): 1) 1828 Holy Bible published by C. Ewer, T. [...]

Devlin, Patrick (1834-1893)

Patrick Devlin (1834-1893) was born in Clonoe, County Tyrone, Ireland. On March 27, 1864, he married Honorah “Hannah” Driscol (c. 1835-1911), another Irish immigrant, in Middlesex Count, NJ. They subsequently [...]

Lloyd, William Henry (1842-1928)

There is limited information regarding William Henry Lloyd's early life. He is prominently featured in John Zinn’s The Mutinous Third Regiment: The Thirty-Third New Jersey in the Civil War. Zinn [...]

Maghan, James (1811-1893)

The Maghan Insurance Company is one of the oldest businesses in Matawan. The family has deep Monmouth County roots, with the forebearer of the current Maghan Matawan line being James [...]

Towler, Samuel Comellious (1872-1954)

Samuel Comellious Towler was born March 20, 1872 in Boydton, Va. He was the third of fourteen (14) children of Sonny and Alice Towler – when his mother died, his [...]

VanBrackle, Stephen Himes (1784-1826)

The VanBrackle family is one of the oldest in Monmouth County. One branch of interest to Matawan is that of Steven Himes VanBrackle, or “Himes” as he was known. He [...]