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Burlington County, New Jersey

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  • Thomas L. Branson (1703 - 1792)
    Biography Thomas Branson was born in 1703 in Springfield, Burlington, New Jersey, United States. Thomas married Rebecca Borden in 1731 in New Jersey, United States. Together they had the following ch...
  • John L. Ellison, Revolutionary War veteran (1761 - 1845)
    DAR Ancestor A037895 John L. Ellison BIRTH 7 Dec 1761 Burlington County, New Jersey, USA DEATH 21 Jul 1845 (aged 83) Monroe County, West Virginia, USA BURIAL Ellison Farm Cemetery Greenville, Monroe...
  • Susan Vergereau Bradford (1764 - 1854)
    From Military History magazine, January, 2014, p. 38: "But when the tea tax uproar swept the colonies in 1770 and inspired a boycott, he [ William Franklin, Royal Governor of New Jersey ] showed his op...
  • Thomas Hutchinson (1640 - 1689)
    Quaker, Fled persecution in England. message board: The Hutchinsons were known Quakers while still living in England which probably prompted their leaving England, as Quakers were qui...
  • Levi Branson (1732 - 1823)
    Biography Levi Branson was born in 1732 in Burlington, NJ. His parents were Thomas L. Branson and Rebecca Branson . Levi married Mary Branson (Maynor) on May 14, 1761 in Orange, NC, United States. ...

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Anglo-European records of Burlington County date to 1681, when its court was established in the Province of West Jersey. The county was formed on May 17, 1694, "by the union of the first and second Tenths." The county was named for Bridlington, a town in England. Burlington County was also the seat of government for the Province of West Jersey until its amalgamation with East Jersey in 1702, forming the Province of New Jersey. The county was much larger and was partitioned to form additional counties as the population increased. In 1714 one partition to the north became Hunterdon County, which itself was later partitioned to form three additional counties. The county seat had been in Burlington but, as the population increased in the interior, away from the Delaware River, a more central location was needed, and the seat of government was moved to Mount Holly in 1793.

Increasing industrialization led to improvements in transportation which increased to profitability of agriculture in the county. Population increases in the coastal communities due to successful international trade and ship repair led to road improvements throughout the county.

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