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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

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Where is Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA? 

Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, USA
Elizabeth, originally called "Elizabethtown" and part of the Elizabethtown Tract, was founded in 1664 by English settlers. The town was not named for Queen Elizabeth I as many people may assume, but rather for Elizabeth, wife of Sir George Carteret, one of the two original Proprietors of the colony of New Jersey. She was the daughter of Philippe de Carteret II, 3rd Seigneur de Sark and Anne Dowse. The town served as the first capital of New Jersey...wikipedia


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Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - Worlds War Monument, City Hall Park, Elizabeth, N.J.
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Worlds War Monument, City Hall Park, Elizabeth, N.J.
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - Central R. R. Station. Elizabeth, N. J.
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Central R. R. Station. Elizabeth, N. J.
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - Orphan Asylum, Elizabeth, N. J. (1917)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Orphan Asylum, Elizabeth, N. J. (1917)
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - Clark Club House
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA

Clark Club House

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1859
ELIZABETH, a township of Essex co., in the state of New Jersey, U.S., bordered on the E by...Read MORE...

News  1880 - April 2 - Some of the Queer Happenings of a Few Days.
Mr. Pritchard, residing in Elizabeth, N.J., has two sons in the tea business in Japan. About two...Read MORE...

News  1892 - FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT. Two Freight Trains Crash Together at Elizabeth.
A big smashup of freight cars occurred Saturday evening on the Pennsylvania Railroad at the Murray...Read MORE...

News  1903 - Fire Follows Train Crash. Engineer Who Stuck to his Post Slightly Hurt in Elizabeth Accident.
Elizabeth, N.J., Nov. 21.- A Dunnellen local train on the Central Railroad of New Jersey crashed...Read MORE...

News  1906 - FOUR KILLED BY TRAIN - Boys Struck While Crossing Bridge at Elizabeth, N. J.
Two bodies fell into street

Lads were returning from base ball game and did not hear the train. ...Read MORE...

1916
Elizabeth, a city and the capital of Union co., N.J., 3 miles W. of Newark Bay, 4 miles SSW. of...Read MORE...

News  1930 - BLAME BROKEN PIPE LINE FOR BLAST THAT KILLED 10. MANY OF THOSE HURT WILL DIE OR BE BLINDED. NAPTHA FLAMES, AFTER EXPLOSION IN PLANT, CAUSE BURNS.
Elizabeth, N.J., Feb. 19. (AP) - The ranks of 60 injured workmen, who were seared with exploding...Read MORE...

1964 - August 12 - Race riot in Elizabeth NJ

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Craven
flag  John CRAVEN (1817, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 8 July 1877, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

Cree
flag  Harriet A. CREE (1847, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 21 January 1878, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

Drake
flag  John DRAKE (5 July 1655, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 1741, Piscataway. Middlesex, New Jersey, USA) gravestone

Frazee
flag  Edward FRAZEE (8 July 1665, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 6 June 1733, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)
flag  Humus FRAZEE (1706, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 1740, Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, USA)

French
flag  Noah FRENCH (28 February 1754, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 14 November 1843, Herman, St Lawrence, New York, USA)

Hanzl
flag  William Frederic HANZL (6 July 1929, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 25 January 2001, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (North Plymouth) (White Island Shores))

Harland
flag  John HARLAND (1847, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 12 January 1872, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

Kinehnian
flag  Isaac N. KINEHNIAN (1830, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 27 December 1871, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

Ladner
flag  Mary LADNER (1689, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 1733, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA) gravestone

Littell (Little)
flag  Anthony LITTELL (LITTLE) (1685, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 5 January 1733, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA) gravestone

Marsh
flag  Mary MARSH (abt. 1705, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 1770, Rahway Union County New Jersey, USA) gravestone

Mccann
flag  Margaret E. MCCANN (1837, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 17 June 1871, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

Meeker
flag  Nathaniel Daniel MEEKER (1722, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 24 January 1774, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

Moore
flag  Elizabeth Youngs MOORE (30 November 1646, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 1725, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

Oliver
flag  Mercy OLIVER (1680, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 20 May 1749, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

Price
flag  Sarah Ann PRICE (1814, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 15 July 1873, Haddonfield, New Jersey, USA)

Trotter
flag  Rebecca TROTTER (5 July 1655, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 1702, Piscataway, Middlesex, New Jersey, USA) gravestone

Vanhame
flag  Matilda VANHAME (1806, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 7 September 1871, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

Whelan
flag  Mary WHELAN (1856, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - 21 December 1877, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)

zyracki
flag  Stanley ZYRACKI (10/31/1940, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA - , Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA)
 

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