The Life of Revolutionary War Patriot, Captain Adam Hope

In 1765, a man named Adam Hope arrived in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.   Not much is known today about Adam Hope’s history or why he came to Hunterdon County. In fact, his parents remain a mystery. Slightly bit more is known about from where he came.  A small grain of evidence suggests he may have come by way … More The Life of Revolutionary War Patriot, Captain Adam Hope

Hopes of Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Not enough has been written about the Hope family of Hunterdon County, New Jersey.  I know.  I have looked. For my children, the Hopes (though Sarah Dunham Hope wife of Adam Hope) provide a gateway family to Mayflower ancestry. With the 400th year of the Mayflower’s arrival in Massachusetts rapidly approaching, my goal is to have fully documented ancestry … More Hopes of Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Selling liquor without a license is illegal, and that hasn’t changed much for the last 200 years

Fines for selling liquor without a license these days can run into the thousands and the offense is chargeable (at least in my state) as a gross misdemeanor.  Well it turns out, that in 1814, alcohol sales were not that much different.  If you wanted to sell spirits, you needed a license or you could be charged.  One … More Selling liquor without a license is illegal, and that hasn’t changed much for the last 200 years