Lists of Early Cape May County Settlers
The following lists include most of the earliest European
settlers, in Cape May County.
Beesley, Dr. Maurice; List of
This list was compiled by Dr. Maurice Beesley and first published in
Sketch of the Early History of the County of Cape May in 1857.
Using a combination of available state and county records, he created a
list of some of the earliest landowners in Cape May County.
Berkey, Joan; List of Early County Deeds
Architectural Historian, Joan Berkey, compiled this list while gathering
research on the county's earliest settlers at the New Jersey State
Dorwart, Dr. Jeffery M.; List of
Dr. Jeffery Dorwart created this list as an appendix to his book Cape
May County, New Jersey: The Making of an American Resort Community,
published in 1992. This index contains land information for the
thirty-five families that Dorwart focused on in his narrative.
Hand, J.P. and Stites, Dr. Daniel P;
List of Early Wills
This list is based on data from Abstracts of New Jersey Wills
vols. I (1670-1730) and II (1730-1750) and the First Court Records
of Cape May County, compiled by J. P. Hand and Dr. Daniel Stites in
Stevens, Lewis T.; List of Early
Lewis Townsend Stevens published The History of Cape May County, New
Jersey in 1897 following ten years of research. This list, included
in his text as part of his narrative, consists of registered cattle
earmarks from the colonial period.
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