John Anderson (1737 - 1819)

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The Merchants and Drovers Tavern began its life about 1795 as a two-story commercial building. In 1798, John Anderson purchased the property from Oliver Pierson and applied for a license to operate a “tavern at Rahway."

The Merchants and Drovers Tavern is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and is recorded in the Historic American Buildings Survey.

from: http://www.merchantsanddrovers.org/history/

George Washington stayed at the inn in 1789 on his way to New York to be inaugurated as the first president of the United States.

from: http://www.ettc.net/njarts/details.cfm?ID=811

John Anderson served as a private in Capt. Morgan's New Jersey Company during the Revolutionary War.

from: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13022337

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John Anderson's Timeline

1737
1737
1792
September 29, 1792
Age 55
1819
1819
Age 82
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Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States